One especially annoying thing about winter is having to constantly put on, take off and keep track of your hat, gloves and scarf. This, on top of toting around a puffy coat and your bag (and sometimes a second bag, because New York City makes you carry ALL THE BAGS), creates a perfect recipe for losing things, and I've left many a glove or scarf in a restaurant corner or on the floor of the bar. (Once, on a deceivingly warm day in early spring, I put a coat down to tie my shoe and managed to just walk away without it. Oops!)
Last weekend, I headed to brunch without a hat, since I had lost my favorite knit beanie a few nights ago and didn't feel like trying to dig another out of my insanely-packed closet. I was confident about my decision, until I got to Times Square, where the streets had turned into freezing wind tunnels of death. Luckily, like most tourist-dense areas in NYC, Times Square is chock full of cheap hats, gloves and scarves, and I picked up a novelty beanie with the word "Wifey" written on it in gold letters for $5. It was definitely not something I would normally buy, but hey, when in Rome, wear the kitschy stuff that Romans wear, right?
The rest of my brunch outfit included a black skirt from H&M ($10), a thrifted C&C California purple tank ($1.50, from the Underground Thrift Store) and my $8 ZOA sweater from Cure Thrift Shop (last worn here!). I finished off the look with a pair of black sunnies c/o WowVintage (same pair here), a gifted BaubleBar necklace and my Forever 21 ankle boots ($17.50). Head to toe, the whole outfit came out to around $42.