On a Cold Winter’s Day | Austria

Nicole Parise wearing Weekday jeans, Sorel Boots, and a sparkly H&M top

After living in Indiana State for 2 years, my attitude about snowfall has been rather bitter; the cold temperatures, digging out the car every other day and walking home with snowflakes down your coat …it gets old. However, I’m feeling a bit warmer (ha) towards this fluffy matter after a morning of snowball fights and building snowman. Yes, my hair and makeup were totally ruined, and I couldn’t feel my hands or feet, but fortunately, at our hotel here in Austria, we were able to go straight to the sauna and completely defrost. The Austrians (Finns) know how to do winter right!

Nicole Parise wearing Weekday jeans and a sparkly H&M top

As a tourist, Austria does not look or feel drastically different than southern German cities, such as Munich, but it is wonderful to take the time to learn what makes living in Austria different than Germany. In Salzburg, we tried some local delicacies such as fresh ‘salmon trout,’ and a local version of the ‘Sachertorte‘ which is a sort of chocolate cake. Local food is always a highlight of my travel experiences, but as I wrote in my previous post, the area was absolutely stunning. I have traveled quite a lot this year, and I feel so lucky that I now get to learn about the world in person, and see for myself how people live outside of North America.

We are leaving this gorgeous country today, heading back to good ol’ Nederland for New Years celebrations. It has been a beautiful experience to see the mountainous countryside, bursting with ski areas and lodges, and to enjoy this wintery landscape. As this will be my last post in 2016, I wish you all a happy New Year! Cheers!

xx nicole


Jeans: Weekday

Top: H&M

Scarf: Zara

Boots: Sorel

Lips: MAC ‘Honeylove’

Nicole Parise wearing Weekday jeans and a sparkly H&M top


  1. Ashley
    December 30, 2016 / 5:55 am

    These photos are so dreamy! Look at that snow! Love your outfit, babe!

    xo Ashley

    • Nicole Parise
      December 31, 2016 / 9:28 am

      Thanks! It was such a gorgeous morning 🙂

  2. December 30, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    I love those boots! I love snow, as long as I don’t have to drive in it, but we don’t get that much of it in the UK. Enjoy the snow and have a wonderful new year. All the best for 2017!

    • Nicole Parise
      December 31, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Thank you! Yes, driving in the snow is such a pain haha.

    • Nicole Parise
      December 31, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Thank you so much!

  3. December 30, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    i love the color of that scarf. Mustard is such a good fall/winter pop of color.

    • Nicole Parise
      December 31, 2016 / 9:29 am

      It is such a staple for me, I love it!

  4. December 30, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Ah so jealous of your snow! Beautiful pics. Such a cozy outfit!

    • Nicole Parise
      December 31, 2016 / 9:30 am

      Thanks! It was so pretty 🙂

    • Nicole Parise
      December 31, 2016 / 9:31 am

      So true! And thanks 🙂

  5. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    December 30, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    I really liked the green shirt from your last post, but I think this yellow scarf might be my favorite. It’s perfect for these pictures. You don’t look cold at all in the snow, but I probably would’ve frozen to death! Lol!

  6. December 30, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I want to visit Austria so bad, it has been on my wish list for a while, you make it look even more fun.
    I love your photos! And that mustard colored scarf, need!

    • Nicole Parise
      December 31, 2016 / 9:32 am

      It is so great! Plus they are having their sale now 🙂

  7. December 30, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Oh I wish it would snow in England, love your outfit ❤

  8. December 31, 2016 / 2:58 am

    Lovely photos! Love the boots and the sweater – you look cozy even though it’s snowing. Austria sounds lovely – it’s definitely on my bucket list of places to travel.

  9. December 31, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Girl you’re stunning! You really know how to rock the model pose! Natural!!

  10. Ruthie
    January 1, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    What a great look!! Love the scarf!!!

  11. January 2, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Wow, mazing photography and post layout.

  12. January 19, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Stunning post, I love the color contrast !!

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