we finally got some snow in Chicago. and when i say, 'got some snow', i mean 19.3 inches. also known as the 5th largest blizzard to ever hit the city. so yeah, we got some snow. it was the most beautiful snowfall, too. big snowflakes that quickly lined all the tree branches and coated the sidewalks. it all fell so fast that plenty of cars (including mine!) got stuck in their parking spaces for the night and had to be shoveled and pushed out the next morning. Mike and i learned a lot of tips for the next snowstorm, like don't park at the beginning of a long one-way street because the plows will not get to the road in time for you to leave and you will get stuck at least 5 times on your way to the end of the street. also, don't park in a school zone or your car may get towed and you have to show up early to shovel it out, only to realize that there is no school that day. those sorts of things. i like to call these #lessonsfromlinus (Linus is the name of the storm). he taught us a lot and we're forever grateful ;)
anyway, the best part about a big snow is getting to bring out my true winter/snow gear. i wore my true winter coat for the first time this weekend. you know, the one that covers from my neck to my ankles? that one. i bundled up with my favorite leggings, a comfortable button-up, a thick scarf, hat, gloves, and some light accessories for some weekend activities.
important lesson i've learned about wearing Hunter boots in snow: your toes and feet will freeze if you're not wearing thick socks and/or boot liners with the boot. they are perfect for sloshing through the ugly brown slush that collects at the end of sidewalks, though.