I had big plans for this weekend. For my dear theboxqueen family I would post another spring trend with a great spring outfit ( I hope) that I had ready; and for my lovely immediate family at home I would host a birthday party to celebrate my now four year old’s birthday. (today is her Bday). Di was so excited for her Bday cake, her little pals celebrating with her, and the whole party concept. (like mother like daughter we like parties around here) Instead life happened, and white, powdery, cotton like snow filled everywhere in my piece of the world in the NW.

snowy_dayNow this is a huge surprise. It usually doesn’t snow around here and even if it does it very rarely sticks; snow is usually followed by rain that wipes away any remaining snowflake. If I had no plans of seeing the excitement in my daughters face when she noticed all the decorations that I could not go out and buy, and the birthday cake I ordered but could not drive and get, I would have been delighted. Instead at first I got really grumpy and quite cranky which also is unusual. Luckily it did not take me too long to learn a life lesson from my kids (again!) They were so completely enamored with this pretty, vanilla like landscape; all they could think of was going out and join the play. Kids teach us so much, like living in the moment. I watched them and decided I really wanted to be a part of the fun too. I want to always remember to take life as it comes with all its surprises and revel in the moment unexpected or planned.

snowy_day3Did you think I would pass the opportunity to take pictures though? Of course not, not a chance. While people were snowboarding past my street (yes really) and walking with snow shoes; I told myself if spring doesn’t come to me I will bring some spring and color to myself.Β  Snow gear to be worn later to make snow angels was put aside. I got on my baby blue jeans(Stitch Fix) my boho inspired crocheted open cardigan ( total lady on the front, party in the back), high heeled grey boots (also multitasked here) ,and my favorite Free people ( on sale) side laced sweater.

snowy_day2Now some people would call me a bit crazy; and they would be right. It was after all a freezing day, with a highly active snow storm. It was also a good opportunity to be a bit silly, have a good laugh with my kids and go out and do what I planned though just a bit altered. It was a practice to take life as it is and adopt to it. I promise I wore my super winterized ski gear after.

IMG_9314 This insanely huge bow ear warmer alone made me smile instantly (Three Bird Nest) It is also super functional to keep the ears really cozy. Functional and cute, I can be on board with that. Actually when we are on topic, remember the gloves that I deemed practical but a bit boring from my Popsugar review , guess where they got handy. Another re-learned life lesson today, don’t write something off without trying. One snowstorm and I become a philosopher.

snowy_day4Multicolor bracelet Jewelmint ( sold out, similar color friendship bracelet on sale)| Delicate chain bracelet Baublebar

I would love to hear your experiences with unexpected surprises, plans gone wrong, and learned life lessons. It is always amazing to hear from you; gives me a huge smile! Leave me note here or always feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or just to chat. Hearing from my readers make me so so happy! Also make sure to find me via social media Bloglovin, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter. Have an amazing new week! XOXO,

PS: I am linking up with some fab parties at Manic Monday at More Pieces of Me & On the Daily Express, and Style Sessions.



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  • Very beautiful cardi and I really like the sky blue jeans πŸ™‚

    Lu ❀ http://www.bagarka.co.uk

  • Fashionguru

    My favorite pieces the ear warmer and the pants are surprisingly the pieces I would not think to buy at the store. How you put the outfit together they turn to be unique, a bit edgy and cute!

    • Thx so much @Fashionguru for the sweetness <3 It's so much fun to experiment with things you initially did not think of trying XO, Elif

  • Great winter look! I especially like your headband!

    Walking, Talking Style

    • Justin thx so much! πŸ™‚ I love that headband too! Elif

  • Rachel G

    Beautiful!! It’s been so cold and snowy for so long here that I haven’t even been taking outdoor pictures!

    • Rachel thx <3 In NW it's so unusual for snow to stick; I could not miss taking pics :)) XO, Elif

  • You look great! Love your blue pants in the winter


    • Charnele, thx! A bit of winter brightness made me feel happier that day. πŸ™‚ XO, Elif

  • So much fun! Yes I wish I could view the snow through a child’s eyes especially as much as I hate it right now! But these photos are fun- loving the color pop! Thank you for sharing this with manic Monday!!

    • Carylee we are in the same boat for sure, if it wasn’t for my kids I would sulk at home that day πŸ™‚ Thx so much for stopping by and your sweet words! XOXO, Elif

  • Cute outfit – love the pants! This look is perfect for the snow. Stay warm!


    • Whitney, thx so much for stopping by! Luckily the weather got better here πŸ™‚ Glad to know you like the outfit. XO, Elif

  • great winter look!

  • Those blue pants are awesome! And I admire your energy and willingness to just go out and make the most of the snow. I can’t believe people were snowboarding your street! That must have been quite a sight! Thanks so much for linking up with Manic Monday and we’d love to see you back next week!
    On the Daily Express

    • Gina thx for the kind comment; you made me smile πŸ™‚ I tried my best that day; it’s nice to just go with the flow sometimes. πŸ™‚ I appreciate you stopping by! XOXO, Elif

  • I love the color of your blue skinny jeans, a cute bright color for winter. I hadn’t thought of wearing that color blue jeans in the winter.

    Eat Drink & Be Mary

  • Mary so happy to know you liked the pants, I bought them in fall and recently started wearing them more; I guess I really need some spring cheer with color. πŸ™‚ It’s nice to mix up seasons once in a while πŸ™‚ XOXO, Elif