JennifHsieh is a space for my rambling thoughts and snaps of my everyday style. I'm based in Astoria, Queens and I share a home with my two derpy cats and my equally derpy fiancé.

Too Cold to Function

Note to readers: I'm singing in the above picture. Thanks, Monisha.

Lately it's been so cold outside that self-portraits have become almost impossible. Probably more torturous than impossible. Setting up a tripod and standing outside in the bitter cold is nowhere as appealing as sitting on the couch with the TV and heat on. Not only that, but after a night of "celebrating" my tripod (Donald) is no longer functioning. I ordered a new tripod earlier this morning from B&H that's smaller and lighter (and better quality) so hopefully it'll last me more than just a few months. Until then my outfit pictures will be sparse - unless I'm able to enslave some friends to stand out in the cold with me.

(Coat American Rag, Scarf Urban Outfitters, Sweater Topshop, Black Long Sleeve Gap, Jeans Forever 21, Boots DSW, Bag Urban Outfitters, Necklace from Jeremy)

This Topshop sweater is one of the few things in my closet that I actually splurged on. My favorite thing about it has to be the rusty color of the fabric. I usually have a hard time trying to style it since whatever I wear underneath will show through the holes. I was lazy and uncreative decided to keep it simple and just went with all black underneath.

I better get back to work. I have a million and one things due this week and, as usual, I've kept all of it for the last minute. Not only that, I always offer to do more than I can handle since I'm a pushover and I worry that I'm not contributing enough. This just results in me contributing more than necessary and getting stressed out. I definitely can't wait until this weekend. I have a lot to look forward to. :)

P.S. I entered in Chictopia's Olsenboye contest. You should make my day and add my entry as your favorite! ;)


  1. Love this outfit, ma'am! That sweater, jacket & scarf are super cute!!

    KF x

  2. Cute coat! Been looking for one like that for a long time. Keep warm! :)

  3. I want a gray coat like this one so so so badly! I keep eyeing them at the Gap and just want one so much! You look amazing in it! I love that darling sweater too:) The brown is so chic! I have boots like those :) It makes me feel like I must have something fashionable in my closet if it's anything like an item of yours!

  4. Aw, I'm so sorry to hear about Donald the tripod!
    But you look so wonderful! That sweater is so perfect :)

  5. Aw, you look super cute in this outfit! That sweater looks so cozy and the color is just so lovely!

    PS: RIP Donald the Tripod! :( May a better one come along...


  6. Jen, that sweater is ridiculously cute and my heart is still hurting from your post about Jasmine (hurting= so full!)


  7. you are cute :)
    it definitely got way too cold, way too fast. i'm not liking it :( the only thing keeping me going through my exams are thoughts of christmas!

  8. I really like that coat. You look so cozy and warm and chic! I like that, despite the cold, you haven't fallen prey to becoming "college." You know, sweatshirts and sweatpants tucked into Uggs. Yuck!

  9. love everything about this outfit! that's such a pretty color sweater!

    it's getting cold over here too, not as cold as where you are though! haha although i think the weather person said it was going to get hotter by the end of the week.

  10. aahh yes.. that sweater is indeed gorgeous!!! lovely color! :D and your coat is totally amazing! :D

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  11. I think your indoor photos are lovely and I can imagine how cold it must be outdoors! Your jacket and sweater are amazing! I really like the color of the sweater and mesh-ness of it is quite unique. =)

  12. WHAAAT???? I thought the best part of that Topshop sweater was that I enabled you to get it! :D JK! :) The color truly is wonderful! I love Rust this Fall/Winter! I want something of that color in my closet soon! <3

  13. I love everything about this outfit. It looks so cozy!

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  14. I love this outfit jenn :D Love the coat so much.

  15. You should post a video of singing Jen.hehehe..Another cozy outfit I love.

  16. I really like how you paired the chunky knit and buckled boots with such clean lines of the coat and scarf! Great blog!


  17. it's been raining for almost 2 weeks now here i can't take outfit shots outside too often. even with your indoor shoot and your seemingly non-functional mood, your outfit is still simple and super chic. <3

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  18. I love your scarf and coat. =]

    I've awarded you the Sunshine Award on my blog. =] Here's the direct link if you wish to see.

  19. You look adorable in this otufit. I love the scarf. And the boots are perfection.And great use of neutrals!

    Kristine. Or Polly.


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