The Nor’Easter






First off I just want to apologize for the photos, this was an experiment that went wrong. When I went out the rain wasn’t so bad but as I proceeded through taking the photos it got worse. As I continued to shoot my photos the rain, ice, snow mixture just got worse, stuck to the camera lens, and melted. That’s how I got the blurry effect, raindrops stuck on the camera lens. From an artistic standpoint, I did get some great photos, from a fashion blogger standpoint not so much. The only ones that came out well enough to see what I am wearing are my mid-length photos, all of my far-back ones are a bit hazy.

As I write this post, we are experiencing our fourth Nor’easter here in the Northeast in the past month. One every week so far, hopefully, this will be our last of the season. I had this great idea that during the first one I would venture out and show you all what it is like. Bad idea…. the first one was more rain and ice than snow.  My hair got so wet I had to put it up really quick. My makeup started to melt and my clothes got soaked to the point that everything was heavy. I also was freezing. Next year I’ll pick out a better coat and outfit.

I wanted this post to be about investing in a good pair of rain boots. I see all these fashion bloggers going out in the rain with these cute heels or suede booties on and I get so jealous. In my neck of the woods, I could never do that, even the day after the rain. The soil absorbs so much water around here that the ground might look dry, you go to take a step and “squish” your covered up to your ankle in mud. Now, your feet are wet and your favorite shoes are ruined. This has happened to me so many times, no wonder I am an expert on how to clean shoes.

Yes, you can play it safe and stick to the walkway but here what can happen when you are on uneven ground, the path gets flooded too. You can try the sides but they will be most likely be muddy too. Or try to hop over it, but with my short leg most of the time I never make it over a big puddle. That is why I have three pairs of rain boots for the wet weather. It is so wet where I live, I constantly have to put on weatherproof boots to keep my feet dry and warm. That is why rain boots are a must-have in any girl’s wardrobe. They are functional as well as fashionable. Well, I find them adorable with a pair of boot socks and some jeans.

I tend to stick to mid-length and short rain boots because I am part of the wide calf family. Not that many rain boots come on a wide calf. No doubt, I would love to have a pair of tall Hunter boots. I do know Hunter has an adjustable pair of rain boots but I would have to go to the store and try them on to see if they are actually wide calf friendly. From my previous experience with well-known name brands, they say they are wide calf but actually are not. I will have to do my research on wide calf tall rain boots for another post. If you know any brands please comment below, I am interested to try things out for you all.


Love you all,

Valerie (a.k.a Jersey Girl)

In This Shoot:

Rain Boots by Uggs

Boot Socks by Bear Paw

Jeans by Torrid

Collared Shirt by Lane Bryant

Sweater (Got it at a Thrift Store) by Maddison

Coat by Torrid

Published by Valerie Pantalone

Artists living in the suburbs of Philadelphia on the New Jersey side of town. Graduated Rowan University College of Art and Design in photography. She's been photographing and painting for over a decade now.

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