This post comes from our blog intern, Aubrie!
With winter’s harsh winds comes the urge to hide from the frigid air and stay tucked away indoors. I feel as though I haven’t been adjusting to Philadelphia’s dropping temperatures lately, resulting in a serious case of cabin fever. I’ve found myself dreaming of warmer days, when a light jacket was all I needed to stroll through the cobblestone streets peeking in and out of music shops and small boutiques. I’ve felt the pull to get out in the city and photograph my favorite places, making beautiful memories to add to my collection. Yet one petty excuse has come between me and my love of exploring… the weather.
Living in the Northeast all my life, I’ve found dressing for the weather is one of the best gifts you can give yourself in winter time. There is nothing worse than stepping out into the icy morning air and having a strong gust of wind permeate right through your whole body. The simple act of adding a few more layers doesn’t have to sacrifice your style, if anything, cold weather accessories add a fun new element to styling an outfit. Yet more than dressing right for the cold air, I’ve learned you need to possess a positive outlook for bracing yourself against the weather. Yes, the winter winds may not make you feel the slightest bit motivated, but with an optimistic mindset (and lots of warm layers) you can still enjoy getting out.
This weekend I’m not spending another day on my couch waiting for the right temperature to make plans. I’m throwing on a cozy scarf and some tough boots, and getting out to explore and enjoy the exciting city that surrounds me. Rain, snow, sunshine or clouds… where there’s a will there’s a way. After all, life is too short to waste the day away waiting for a better one ahead… get out there (bundle up) and explore!
+What are your plans this weekend?
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