ONE // I've never properly invested in a solid winter coat because I never felt or had the need to. But recently, I experienced the coldest temperatures of my life, so I finally sprung for this coat. It's easily my best winter investment to date. I know I'll be wearing this year over year and when we go on winter adventures.
TWO // I purchased these boots last Christmas when we were discussing a trip to someplace snowy, which never happened, but I'm making use of them now. They keep my feet comfortably warm and dry.
THREE // I own a few Burberry scarves and they are some of my favorite accessories. The cashmere ones are luxuriously soft and do a perfect job of keeping the cold out. I just added this red one to my collection and I love how seasonal it is.
FOUR // I got these speakers for Samuel's birthday, but I've been hogging them lately. I rarely leave the house now (because I'm a wimp and I hate the cold), so I constantly use these speakers to blast music to accompany me. We are huge fans of Bose -- my dad was the one who got everyone hooked. He purchased similar speakers which he totes all around the house. Everyone has a pair or two of the best noise-cancelling headphones. And I'm pretty sure when we move and settle down, I'd love to have a full Bose speaker system installed!
FIVE // When I first moved to the East Coast, I brought my favorite UGG throw with me. It's so cozy -- perfect for wrapping yourself up in and carrying on with your day, which was exactly what I did. I bundled myself up in this to go to class, and I must've left it there, because my throw was never to be found. I immediately ordered a new one, and we now have several just lying around the house. They make wonderful gifts, too!
SIX // Another winter item that I never knew I would need were hand warmers. I don't like to wear gloves because I feel like they get in the way of everything, but on the other hand, I didn't particularly enjoy getting frostbite. I was deciding between purchasing a bulk case of disposable hand warmers or an electronic one. I ended up going with the electronic option, as it's the more sustainable option. Plus, it has USB ports, so it doubles as an external battery.
SEVEN // Even though it's cold out, we do go out. And believe it or not, people still dress up regardless of the freezing temperatures, in which case I turn to my trusty tights to keep me fashionably warm. I used to just pick up random $10 pairs of tights only to have them rip or only last three washes, so I was so glad to have discovered Commando. They make the best tights I've ever worn.
EIGHT // I love giant tote bags that hold everything I could possible need and more. In the winter, I always switch to one of my MZ Wallace bagsto keep my belongings dry in the rain or snow. But I use them year-round as gym bags, travel bags, etc. I like that the bags come with smaller pouches to keep all my stuff organized.
NINE // I've had these earmuffs/headphones since college and they're a lifesaver. I'm not a fan of beanies, but needed a way to keep my ears warm, so my mom got me these fluffy earmuffs. They double as headphones, which was perfect for when I had to walk to class in the snow.