It is now freezing in D.C. While walking this morning everyone was decked out in their hats, gloves, and boots. Soon, I will be piling on 8 layers of clothing at a time…until it becomes absolutely unbearable…so I have to turn on the heat!
Something about being inside all cozy when it is cold out is really nice. It reminds me of growing up when we would make a fire in the fire place and cover ourselves with blankets, drink warm mugs of hot chocolate, and wear the fuzziest of socks (my mom loves to gift fuzzy socks! I am a lucky girl).
Here are some winter things I like, need, or already have – for both trudging out in the cold or keeping warm indoors.
one. Cashmere is extremely warm, but lightweight, which makes it perfect for travel. The is the cheapest I have ever seen cashmere (under $60!) and it comes in so many colors.
two. How cute are these slippers? And Uggs for under $40!? yes please. They come in a bunch of cute patterns, but I especially love the gray with yellow hearts. (these colorful ones are really cute too.)
three. Tech gloves. Because you can’t possibly text with cold hands. and at $11.22 the price is right.
four. Cat mug. ‘Nuff said.
five. Earmuffs that also work as headphones. Multi-functionality!
six. Dan and I went to Toronto last year and everyone was wearing these super warm coats. However, they cost an arm and a leg! (also love this one and this one. eek). This North Face one is similar and much more affordable.
seven. Boots that serve both style and warmth.
eight. Bite Beauty Lip Mask is seriously amazing at healing my dry lips. And it is tasty! I love that it comes in a subtle champagne rose pearl color.
nine. When I studied abroad in Luxembourg, we used to go to this little chocolate shop. They served chunks of chocolate on a spoon, that when stirred in hot milk created the most amazing creamy hot chocolate. Unfortunately, Chocolate House does not ship, but I found these cuties on Amazon which should do the trick on those cold days.
ten. A cute hat with a pom pom is a must. I’m seeing them everywhere. This one is under $10.
eleven. Those fuzzy socks that I covet. I get home, put on these babies, and I’m instantly warm and happy.
twelve. It is called dream cream for a reason. This body cream keeps my dry winter skin moisturized. I got a sample of this from Lush (which my friend Cait over at The Vintage and Vine Lifestyle turned me on to!) and I will definitely be back for the full size. While the price is steep, you get a lot and a little goes a long way.