Friday, November 4, 2016

Winter Shivers

Yeah, yeah. It's just now Fall, right?

"I love snow!" "Winter is so great!" "This time of year is my favorite!"
*Rolls eyes*
Yeah, well, ya'll are crazy. It's cold AF outside.

In my personal opinion, the pretty leaves and cute jackets fly by in a matter of days. I always try to prepare myself for the upcoming cold weather here in my area. Is that even possible? 

Not to mention the time change always has my schedule out of whack. 

Snowmen are cool, but I'd like to keep my hands and not look like Rudolph when I finish. No, I'm not the Grinch. I just don't wanna freeze. 

Ridden with arthritis, my body doesn't want to accept 20-degree temps and freezing snow. Although I cannot keep myself cozy & warm inside my home, I would really like to. I stay beyond jealous of everyone living in a climate with sunshine and bikinis all year. How do you get yourself ready for such madness?! I'll tell you my tips and tricks for staying comfortable with the cold holidays approaching... very quickly. 

Layers are most definitely your friend. 
Yes, I'm wearing a hoodie, flannel, and a jacket all at once. What of it? 

Invest in beanies/toboggans. 
Avoid those blood red ears and seriously, cover them up. 

Put up your friggin' flip flops 
It's a pet-peeve of mine to see ladies wearing open toed shoes when it's cold outside. Are you crazy? Do you want to lose your toes? 

Cold medicine on deck
Be ready to fight off germs & make a quick recovery from the sniffles. They're the worst. Vick's Vapor Rub is always my go to this time of year.

Sunglasses are still cool
Even though it's balls cold, the sun still shines. You don't have to squint every time you walk out the door! 
Find yourself a pair of fuzzy or some sort of insulated booties. Keep your feet warm and don't pick a pair that could be ruined with snow soaking into them.
Weather it's a scarf or mittens, any extra length you can take is in your best interest. & you can look cute while doing so!
Sometimes when it's extremely chilled, I like to wear a pair of tights under my jeans. Remember, layers are a friend.
Those vintage ones in your closet, bring 'em out. You can be stylish & warm this Winter. 

Get a REAL coat
No, your favorite jacket just won't work. Purchase a coat that you know you will wear and will bring warmth to your body. 

Cheaper isn't always cheaper
Sometimes the bargain doesn't have the greatest quality, but a thrift store can surprise you with a good deal on a fabulous cold weather outfit. Keep an eye out. 

Fuzzy socks
Even if they are covered in rainbows and unicorns, wear them under your boots. Your toes will love you for it. 

These are just the basics. What do you do to stay warm? Are you going to be prepared this year?  

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  1. Ha ha! Uh, now probably wouldn't be the time to tell you I am in Southern California and it is 83 here in early November. I'm actually hoping it cools off this year so I can wear a sweater once and awhile.

    But, snowmen are cool... :)

    Thanks for sharing with us on #FridayFrivolity

  2. I've never understood the attraction of snow. Like, it's nice to look at through the window but then you have to go out in it, and it's all wet and cold and seeping in through my shoes. Bleh! :)

  3. Snow is so cold, brrrrr, not a massive fan with the exception of when it is blanket like on a field untouched otherwise looks messy, yuk! X #effitFriday

  4. The sheer thought of snow falling makes me sad.

  5. I love snow and cold.... but then I would because I live in the sunshine year round!