When Winter is Not in LA

It’s funny to me how fashion mags and blogs pretend that winter is just a colder form of spring that looks like this:

when in many places it more or less looks like this:

Pretty, ain’t it? Until it looks like this:

This means that wearing these:

is just out of the question. Um…where’s the snow and why are bare legs the go-to accessories for winter wear? It would be nice if some editors came out of California to realize that maybe winter wear could include some boots, or some long, down-filled coats, hats and mittens. Show me how to look sexy in those and then I’ll be impressed with the perennial winter style advice that has been lackluster.