Monday, February 3, 2014

Keeping Warm

Winter this year has been brutal, we've been inundated with snow, ice, & freezing temperatures.  My goal all winter has just been to stay warm because there's nothing worse then being cold yes I'm dramatic!  Since I walk to & from class I spend a lot of time outside battling the elements, & have a few items that I could not do without again with the dramatics.  If you want to keep warm, while it's super cool outside you should definitely pick these pieces up.
Boots  /  Welly Socks  /  Parka

Knit Headband- I have been wearing knit headbands to cover my ears for a few years now.  They keep shield your ears from the nasty wind & also look chic.  Lately I've been rocking the one I got for Christmas; it's made from a fuzzy material & keeps my ears so warm.

Gloves- The gloves that The North Face makes keep your hands toasty & protects them from the cold.  I have really small hands, but their kids in size medium fit me perfectly!  Keeping your hands covered is really important because it will help to prevent them from drying out & potentially cracking.

Parka-  My parents have always been adamant that my sister & I have good winter coats.  When I was younger I thought it was so annoying that I had to have a coat on before I could go outside in the winter, but I am now so happy my parents did this because it got me in the habit of always wearing a coat.  I have a coat similar to the one above, but mine is by Gerry Outdoors.  I seriously cannot say enough things about how good the Gerry coat is.  My Dad picked it up for me for Christmas last year & I was a little turned off because it wasn't the cutest thing (not terrible, just not my favorite), however I gave it a chance & am very happy that I did.  It's great because it is a coat within a coat (you can wear them together or separately), like the one above.  When I'm wearing my coat I am completely protected from the weather & do not feel anything, not even the wind!  For once I will sacrifice my comfort for my fashion, but the look of the coat has really grown on me.

Waterproof Boots- These are a must have for snowy days.  I know a lot of people like the Bean boot, but I prefer to wear my Hunter's all year round.  I've tried a few different rain boots, & Hunter is by far the best brand.

Boot Socks- This is how 'winterize' my Hunter's.  These boot inserts help to keep your feet warm, & I can definitely feel a difference when I wear them!

These are what I need to survive the winter!  How about you?  Do you have any of the same items or anything different?
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  1. You're right, there is nothing worse than being cold!! I'm right there with ya, girl. Great tips. I really need some new winter gear!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  2. Those Hunter boot socks have literally saved my frozen toes this winter!

  3. I HATE THE COLD! great post <3

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  4. I love those boot socks! I really want to get a pair for my hunters :)

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  6. Hi ya!
    I am just visiting here and thought I'd pop in and say hi!
    I am a Miami girl...through and through. I pride myself in owning about 5+ winter coats. Definitely too many for a Miami gal. Either way, a recent trip to Tennessee tested my shoe collection and by gosh, I wish I would've purchased a pair of those Hunter boots. They are to die for!!!

    Love your page love...stop by sometime ;)
    Andie's Traveling Pants


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