NYFW: Nemo Can’t Stop Me

Photos taken by Lydia Hudgens

Blazer: Ann Taylor, old; Club Monaco, old (Similar); White Blouse: Equipment; Shorts: H&M, old (Similar); Tights: c/o Hanes Hosiery; Booties: Zara, old (Similar); Fedora: Zara (Similar); Bag: Zara, old (Similar); Watch: Michael Kors; Chain Link Pave Bracelet: c/o Bauble Bar; Lips: Nars “Dragon Girl”

So I am back in Dallas (where its 61 degrees today!), and everyone keeps asking me how I managed to survive Snowstorm Nemo.  Well, here’s my quick, politically correct answer:

“I am a warm-blooded, Texas girl who despises cold weather.  The only fun part about cold weather is getting dressed for it.  Luckily, that’s what fashion week is entirely all about…what you put on your body. So, Nemo? Yeah, I wasn’t really phased.”

But because I can be totally candid with y’all, here’s the real, honest truth: I HATED THE WEATHER…AND IT WAS COLD…AND IT WAS SNOWING…And after 3 days of attempting to get fashionably dressed for that nonsense, I threw up my hands inside my room at the Empire Hotel and shouted, “SCREW IT! I am wearing these booties again because they are comfortable and I can walk in snow in them!  And I am wearing leather shorts with tights because I have already worn my leather pants 3 days in a row!  And I don’t want to wash my hair only to have this wintery weather destroy it, so I am wearing a hat again! And UGH, I DIDN’T PACK ENOUGH FUR AND I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!” All of which that was followed by a few tears and slamming of drawers and mountains of clothes being thrown onto the bed.

(Do you have a good mental picture of this only child, hissy fit happening in your head?! Just ask Shannon Yoachum…she witnessed it all!)

And then…right there….in the middle of my temper tantrum, this outfit was born.

Take that, Nemo.



  • lissy

    Yeah imagine living in that nonsense. NYC got minimal snow compared to the whopping 2+ feet we got around here. I actually have closets full of clothes but I am so bored of winter dressing. I’m jealous of your warm weather.

  • Mary K

    Girl! Welcome to my everyday life. #chicagofashionproblems

  • Sarah T.

    As a Texan Transplant (not by choice) to the good ol’ Midwest, I totally get it. I’m just not built for the cold weather. Give me heat and humidity any day. However, your outfit is killer! I actually have that Loft blazer and leather shorts so I’m thinking about copying this outfit because you know, it’s still cold here. 🙂 Counting down the days till spring! #wishicouldconvincemyhubbytomovetotexas

  • Hannah

    Love everything about this outfit. Would love if you stopped by my latest outfit post.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • Jennifer Kubes

    You look gorgeous girl! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one that has fashion hissy fits! It must be the Dallas in us.

  • Huong

    You are hilarious, Courtney! Usually the best outfits come after the whole “what the heck do I wear?!” moments. What a super fun look! I love the blazer and the hat. Definitely a southern chic look! Xx

    Pink Carnations

  • Andréa

    Great attitude on the weather and what better excuse to layer up fashionably than NYFW?!



  • Emma

    Full on Texas glam!

  • I Showed Up In Boots

    Love the hat and blazer SO much:) Thank you for being so candid on your blog. I feel like so many other bloggers aren´t so honest, which takes away the beauty of blogging.


  • Chelsea

    LOVE all the studs! xox
    -Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  • Tiffany Elam

    Your outfits never cease to amaze me. I never look this put together in the snow/cold. Love it!


  • Shonda

    I learned about your site through a link on another blog and I am glad I did! I love your style!!! You are just too cute! Love the shorts/leggings look. Simply stunning!

  • Chelsea

    You look great Courtney. Your makeup is gorgeous and you’re ROCKING those leather shorts!

    Chelsea & The City

  • Kalli

    You are seriously the best! Sometimes getting dressed is really hard, especially when you have to take weather into consideration! 😉


  • Kelly

    So pretty Courtney, I love the studs and the fur!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Ashley

    I’m sure it was a very fashionable hissy fit. 😉

    Love the fur detail- and those booties! Super sick!


  • Haley Roberts

    I totally agree!!! I HATE the cold weather, but it is fun to dress up for it! I love this outfit!!! You look beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day!



  • Patsy Marie

    Omg you look so gorgeous !! I love those boots and hat !!

  • SARA

    I just discovered your blog and you are one fabulous lady! I just instantly fell in love with your style! keep up the amazing work!


  • caroline

    um, picture #3 is amazing. you look stunning! xo

  • Heather

    I have that jacket in its a major fave! Really enjoyed your blog!