Monday, February 13, 2017

Keeping Warm During Winter

One upon a time (more specifically Wednesday of last week), it was negative 17° out. Ouch. Of course, the inner blogger in me thought, "what a perfect time to shoot my big ole' parka"! I know that so many of you are headed to the snow, so I'm here to round up how I stay warm when it's freezing. 


So, I strangely don't believe in layering. I believe that with the right outerwear that you don't need to. I know, opposite of what everyone tells you, right? So before I moved, I searched high and low for something that was the same density & warmth as a Canada Goose, but I really didn't want to spend the money on one. I had other things I needed... like oh, a bed. 

I had worn a coat by Soia & Kyo before, so I knew it's something that would keep me warm. After buying & returning 4 different coats (before deciding that I DID need to splurge on a great one), this magical blanket of warmth showed up at my doorstep. 

I should have taken a picture of it zipped all the way up. It more or less zips up to my nose, so it keeps me REALLY warm. 

 Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a million layers if you have a warm enough coat. 

For my first go at buying serious winter wear, I invested in a cashmere beanie to keep my head warm, lined snow boots because hello we sometimes get feet of snow, and my coat. It's been more than enough. Now, this doesn't mean that if you have a lightweight coat that you should go frolick in negative something or other weather. Not smart, don't do that. 

There were evenings when we had the first polar vortex that when I'd leave work at 10:00 at night, my car was -30°. Big parka, scarf, lined boots, check. I was good to go!

What other coats do y'all have that keep you really warm?! I'm hoping I can pick up some good sales going into spring for next year!

xox, Sam

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