Winterful Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado is a magical playground all the time. Even if Boulder tripped into a puddle of mud and poop, it would still look better than me most mornings.

Most days, I cannot even believe that I live in such a breathtaking city, as it is truly unreal. Every day, I at least spend about half an hour of my life wishing I could look as good as Boulder does when it is covered in snow.

As winter rolls around, the beauty of Boulder only becomes intensified, as you begin to witness snow perfectly coating every inch of the city. It is as if you are experiencing a snowglobe from inside the snowglobe, rather than watching it from outside of the snowglobe. It is quite an experience.

Chasing beauty in Boulder, Colorado is a task that never gets old, as there is natural beauty every where you look.

While no camera can truly capture Boulder’s breathtaking views, Boulder’s beauty will always be present in photographs, even the lowest of qualities of photographs can depict the beauty that is within Boulder.

To withold Boulder’s magical winters from the public would be selfish, as EVERYONE deserves an opportunity to experience this paradise.

I have included a collection of memories captured through my camera lense during my winters in here, in Boulder, Colorado.
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Through My Lense: Winterful Boulder, Colorado

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The camera lense of my iPhone(s) may be sick and tired of me constantly trying to capture Boulder’s beauty, but that does not mean I am.
I blame Boulder’s extreme beauty as the primary reason why many of my iPhones broke. You know you are living in paradise when even new age technology simply falls apart, cannot keep it together, and suddenly breaks when you are attempting to capture a fraction of its’ beauty all in one photograph.

The #NOFILTER policy should always be enforced to its fullest extent when it comes to photographs of Boulder, Colorado, as there truly is no need to enhance Boulder’s natural beauty. Its’ natural beauty just exists, and therefore, it just is.

If I had a Tinder, I  would swipe right for Boulder, Colorado. What about you?

Boulder, Colorado is my winter wonderland. Where is yours? 

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Winter Essentials: Cozy Edition

During the winter season, the temperature inevitably drops, as well as our desires to dress presentably, or even attractively.

The weather does not even allow us much wiggle room to dress as freely as we could in the summer. So, winter is all about finding essentials that not only supply you with warmth, but also finding those essentials that allow you to experience ultimate comfort, which only assists in enhancing your winter this year.

‘Tis the season to embrace your lazy side and invest in some comfort wear that is essential for this winter season.

  1. Leggings (x10) – This is a necessity in every girls closet, whether you consider them pants or not. It is in your best interest to invest in multiple pairs of quality leggings that will keep you warm, during the colder days. Not to mention, leggings are the epitome of comfort. For those who experience extreme temperature drops, my suggestion to invest in multiple pairs will come in handy, as “double legging it,” or layering two pairs of leggings will reassure warm. If two is not cutting it, do not be afraid to try layering three pairs of leggings. There is no shame in your game. If you are in the mood for wearing a pair of jeans and you are still feeling that cool breeze, try throwing a pair of leggings underneath your jeans to keep your legs extra warm. Leggings are versatile and obviously useful in various situations, so as a result, they should be maximized, in every which way and form, in order to keep you warm, comfortable, and collected.
  2. Fuzzy Socks – Who wants cold toes in 2018? Not me! Fuzzy socks are the cure and answer to all things wrong in this world. They bring comfort, coziness, and meaning to the word “life.” They are truly an important, very innovative invention, and it is highly recommended that you partake in giving your feet the best experience this winter possible. If you are feeling extra cold, the same rule applies as leggings – double up, or double sock! It is double the fun!
  3. Fuzzy Pajamas – Fuzzy everything, if you want my opinion. At this point, you never want to keep the warm, fuzzy feelings from comforting you, so don’t let the winter stop you. Fuzzy pajamas are great, just imagine being swaddled in a cloud, but comfier. Not to mention, they keep you warmer than average pajamas and they ONCE AGAIN are much more comfortable to sleep in. It takes cuddling with yourself, or your mate, much more comfier. The only rule about fuzzy pajamas is: the fuzzier, the better.
  4. Onesie – Sleepwear to keep you warm is quite simple and can be solved in one word, “onesie.” Yup, the ones that babies wear. Our society has progressed in manufacturing these onesies for citizens of all ages, which is so inclusive of them. Why only let babies experience comfort during their sleep? Onesie provide full-body protection from the cold, and if you are lucky, they may even come with a hood, only further providing protection from the cold. Comfort is not even a question, it is the answer. How can one pieec of cloth shield one from the cold? A onesie. Stop questioning it, just respond quickly.
  5. Oversized Hoodie – The Kardashian’s are on board, so as a result, we are on board too. Oversized hoodies save lives. The only downside to oversized hoodies is that one may feel inclined never to remove over the course of the entire winter, due to its comfortability, warmth, and protection it providees. I have been afflicted with this epidemic this winter, or every winter, as I find it hard to wear anything but oversized hoodies. I am a outfit repeater all winter long, especially when it comes to wearing the same oversized, baggy hoodies every day. Oversized hoodies are great, especially when paired with fuzzy socks and leggings, which will only heighten your comfortability, during your winter.
  6. Oversized Sweater – I consider the winter season to be the true sweater weather, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Oversized and baggy sweaters are just as versatile as oversized, baggy hoodies, except oversized sweaters can be more presentable for the public (potentially). Regardless of when you deem it sweater weather, sweaters are important in ensuring your most successful winter, in aspects such as comfortability and warmth. No matter how oversized and baggy the sweater may be, the sweater must be warm. Sweaters that legitimately provide one warmth are hard to come by, and those Forever 21 sweaters will just not cut it. However, the men’s section of any thrift store, vintage store, or second-hand store will give you some garments to work with on a budget. If you are not looking to budget, still give second-hand stores, vintage stores, and thrift stores a chance. If you are truly looking for the warmest protection, try searching for an oversized, baggy turtleneck sweater, which allows for the turtleneck part of the sweater to double as a scarf. Never pass up an opportunity to retain as much heat as possible.
  7. Beanie(s) – Protect yo’ head. Sometimes, your hair just won’t cut it when it comes to keeping your brain and scalp warm. That is okay, because there is a solution! Beanies…oh, beanies. Invest in millions if you must, or just simply buy one. These are versatile, a little bit stylish, and keep your head warm and comfortable, which should be the theme of your winter. The “I am having a bad hair day” excuse is no longer needed to sport a beanie, as cold temperatures are just asking for citizens to strap up and get warm. If you are having a bad hair day all winter long, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT, THE BEANIES ARE HERE. They have you covered, as they keep your hair remains a mystery to everyone and allows you to stay as warm as you deserve. Rumor has it that keeping your head warm will help maintain your body heat – Not really sure where I heard that one, but I am just choosing to believe it.
  8. Any Kind Of REAL Jacket – I emphasize REAL, because FAKE jackets are so easy to come by. I refer to jackets that do not do their job to keep our bodies warm AT ALL as “fake jackets.” So, a real jacket, therefore, is a jacket that actually does its’ job of protecting you from any winter breezes, storms, or terrors you may come across. There are many different styles of REAL jackets that can do their job, but it just depends on what particular style you are looking for. Fuzzy jackets are always a go for me, as the fuzz provides a dual purpose of providing extra warmth and extra comfort for you. Ski jackets are great, as they are manufactured for the sole purpose to keep skiers or snowboarders from freezing from the brisk temperatures of the mountains. Parkas are great and fashionable, yet warm. Take your pick, but make your decision quick! Not having a REAL jacket this season is really going to set you back, as you will be extremely uncomfortable (unless you live in a climate that stays consistently warm).
  9. Gloves/Mittens – Cold hands? As if. My fingers have become especially succeptible to the cold winter days, as I experience some sort of major discomfort from exposing my fingers to the outside world. Cold hands are just not an option for me, or for anyone for this season. How do you expect to text or to tag your friends in memes during the winter, if your hands are completely frozen and in pain, which in turn makes your fingers useless? Good question, right? Avoid this problem all together and stay connected. Technology once again saves us, as retailers now manufacture touch-pad gloves for those of you who cannot seem to put your phone away, despite what the weather tells you. All I am saying is that there is nothing more uncomfortable than not being able to move your fingers, as they are in pain, frozen, and swollen from being exposed to the cold. Call me crazy, but it is not comfortable for me. If you are feeling extra warm and fuzzy, try a pair of fuzzy mittens. Though you may not be able to handle your phone with these on, these will ensure the most comfortable and warm experience possible for your fingers. They will thank you later.
  10. Layering Clothes – LAYERS ARE THE SOLUTION TO ANY COLD DAY. Layering pieces include basics, such as plain black long-sleeved tops, lighter sweaters to layer under oversized sweaters, bulky and warm sweaters to layer under short-sleeved tops, cardigans to layer under jackets, sweaters to wear under oversized hoodies, leggings to layer over leggings, socks to layer over more socks, gloves to layer under mittens, fuzzy pajamas to layer under your onesie, beanies to layer over your other beanie, etc. I think you get the idea. Layering lowers the risk of feeling uncomfortably numb to the cold weather, not to mention, you are much more comfortable when you are warm than when you are too cold. Utilizing and combining all these comfortable articles of clothing, in order to layer up and bare the outdoors, is the only way one will survive such extreme temperature drops. If you do not know anything about life, it is to learn how to layer, as well as the importance of it. An abundance of layering pieces are only essential, especially if you plan on braving the cold weather. Layering will not hurt you, it will help you – Always remember this!
  11. Boots – I will keep this one short and sweet for you all. Boots are THE ESSENTIAL of winter. Attempting to survive a whole winter while wearing your Vans sneakers is just not sustainable, as they will only expediate the deterioration process of your sneakers. It is in your best interest to invest in some boots that respond well to rough winter conditions. Forget whether they are cute or not, focus on whether or not they are practical in keeping you warm, comfortable, and SAFE this winter. A pair of boots with traction is perferable, however, to each their own. Regardless, boots are and always will be important, especially during the months of November through March. Don’t walk away from a pair of boots that will be there for you all winter long.

ALWAYS KEEP A PAIR OF UGG BOOTS LOCKED UP IN YOUR CLOSET SOMEWHERE. THERE IS NO SHAME IN YOUR GAME. THOSE THINGS ARE COMFY – WHO CARES IF PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE UGLY? While they may not be the best boots for extreme winter conditions, comfort and warmth IS gauranteed. 

As you gear up to hibernate this winter season, the only thoughts on your mind should be how you will manage finding ways to stay warm, comfortable, and cozy this winter. The last thing anyone needs is to feel any more uncomfortable than winter already is, as the cold, arctic weather is uncomfortable enough for me.

If you suit up appropriately, this winter could very well be your best and most comfortable hibernation season to date.

How are you planning on suiting up for this winter? What are your most comfortable and popular “go-to’s” for this season?

Always remember – when in doubt, layer it all out.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade


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Got Print?

Get acquainted with your prints this winter, as printed attire has made a major comeback this season. While most prints are flooding the fashion industry, there are a handful of prominent prints you should try this winter to make a statement. Why let the cold weather stop you from making a statement? Be bold. Be fun. And, most importantly experiment with prints this season.

Some of the most popular prints to experiment with this season include:

  1. Stripes – Stripes and pinstripes are a great way to make a statement this winter. Stripes first originated in the 1800s, and was usually associated with prison outfits in the 1800s. According to UMd.studio, the striped clothing was something worn by outcasts, such as prostitutes, inmates, and crippled individuals, and those who wore stripes were demeaned by society. This ideology has progressed in the fashion industry, as stripes are now not worn by those considered outcasts, but by regular fashion-forward streetwalkers. This trend has been spotted on high-fashion runway shows and has become a prominent, and very popular pattern to be caught wearing. fall_winter_2016_2017_print_trends_stripes
    While black-and-white striped pants are currently my jam, you can find stripes in just about any article of clothing, including pants, blouses, tops, etc. Darker colored striped pieces are currently more popular than bright-colored striped pieces, do not be afraid to experiment with your color palette. Similarly, striped clothing are being displayed and retailed in many different colors, giving a whole variety of color spectrums to choose from. Whether you choose horizontal striped attire or vertically striped attire, you will not be looked at as an outcast or demeaned by this print. It’s quite empowering, actually! The trend is quite flattering, especially in darker colors. It does not look like this trend will be leaving the runways or retailers very soon. Models, such as Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevigne and Gigi Hadid have been spotted working this trend out to the core. Jenner, in particular, seems to be a big fan of this trend, especially striped pants, so hop on board.
  2. Gingham – Gingham, a pattern similar to plaid, is a grungier, patterned print that makes a statement in the wake of the 90s spirit. Gingham is a vintage trend that surprisingly made a comeback this season. This trend was originally developed in India and Indonesia, but was most prominently worn during World War II. Retro and vintage trends are popular this year and gingham is a great way to channel that. Whether you find your gingham fix with a pair of pants, pantsuits, coats and dresses, this is a worldwide trend you cannot pass up. This trend appeared on runways in Milan, Paris, New York, and London, and even Elle Japan recommended this trend, stating that they were very excited about this up-and-coming trend. In fact, this last season of Project Runway, the winner won with a gingham t-shirt dress. Do not pass up this trend!
  3. Polka Dots – Polka dots are quite playful, especially for the winter season. While winter is categorized with darker and less playful trends, experimenting with polka dots this season is a great way to catch a person’s eye. While the polka dot trend is not one that caters to everyone’s taste, it is a great trend to play with this winter if you are feeling a little bold. The runways this season were flooding with polka dots, hinting that maybe we should give it a go as well. Smaller polka dots are great for those who are feeling a little hesistant about rocking some attire with large polka dots. Since patterns are in this winter, it is a great excuse to play with the already playful trend.
  4. Sequins/Sparkles – Sequins and sparkles are great for the holiday season, specifically during the New Years and Christmas times. Specifically, gold and silver sequined and/or sparkled clothing is a definite must this season. Similar to the other patterned trends, sequins and sparkles were all over the runway this season, as well. Sequins and sparkles are quite playful, but can channel a classy, chic vibe, if paired correctly. Once again, this is a great trend to rock especially during the holidays. Do not be afraid to experiment with this beyond the holiday season, as it is a fun and festive way to sparkle into this season.glitter
  5. Galaxy – Enchanting and futuristic pieces are making comeback this season, as well. There were many bold galaxy printed pieces on runways this season, as high-fashion hopped on this trend very quickly, incorporating them into their collections. While galaxy prints can seem “way out of this world,” or something of a totally different universe, the print can actually come across as very chic, simplistic, and beautiful, especially when the right colors are utilized within the piece. Valentino’s pre-fall 2015 collection did a great job showing off how to carefully pull off this print, displaying a collection of pieces utilizing galaxy printed clothes. Who knew that stars and moons could end up looking so elegant? Clearly, the print speaks for itself, and while this trend may not cater to everyone, this is a great, fun trend for you to try this season, as it is definitely not a boring trend.galaxxxy
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    Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 Collection

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  6. Leopard/Jaguar – Talk about making a comeback, animal prints are currently make a splash in the fashion industry. Now, we have an excuse to whip out our favorite leopard or jaguar print attire for reasons other than for Halloween. These two animal prints are definitely two of the easiest to pull off this season, as the jaguar print is black-and-white and leopard print has been around for a while. Society, for a while, deemed animal print as trashy, but the fashion industry has found a way to incorporate this trend in a way that is presentable, yet fun.

There is definitely no shortage of boring prints to experiment with this season. This season is all about #gettingprinted, so hop aboard the printed train. This is a great time to practice pairing prints with one another, or simply just experimenting with these bold patterns that are currently taking over the fashion world.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade