My first year in Montreal coincides with one of Canada's warmest winters on record. While I'm very concerned about the state of the planet, at least I occasionally get to wear a car coat and sneakers in February. Speaking of sneakers, these leather Converses are legit. I love this updated version; because they are leather instead of canvas I can wear them on drizzly days and even when there is a bit of snow on the ground. And in case you're wondering if my legs turned dark gray, those are tights. I know it's a plebeian move for the fashion set but I dig the look, and it was warmish, but not enough to walk around with gaping holes in my jeans and exposed skin underneath.