If you are in the northeast (or really everywhere maybe?) you're probably frozen. My apartment is absolutely freezing and outdoors is quite miserable. I'm not a big fan. Temperatures in the single digits just should not exist.
(It's even worse in other cities... I feel for you.)
I was in shock the other morning when I crawled out of bed and my feet hit the super cold floor. I trudged across the room to check my phone and seriously was dreading having to go outside to walk to the subway stop. 10 degrees feels like 2? Eep!!!
First of all, my hair was still partially wet (since I've sworn off blow drying/straightening). Second of all, I had to finally pull out my puffer jacket... like the puffer jacket that looks like a sleeping bag. I look like an absolute marshmallow. And I'm so cold that I simply do not care.
(Side note on the coat: I bought it when I first moved to New York... I really didn't think I would want to wear it. It's a little aggressive. I'm glad that I bought that though, because it is necessary.)
Oh, and also! I'm not that huge of a fan of earmuffs. Mostly because every time I end up taking a picture wearing earmuffs, I just don't like the way my head ends up looking! Weird, I know. Every morning though, I slip my earmuffs on to prevent my ears from falling off.
So between the marshmallow coat and the earmuffs, I'm breaking through all my issues when it comes to winter wear.
Lesson learned: Fashion is no match for freezing temperatures.
I love these Kate Spade earmuffs since you can still listen to music. I think I'm going to start listening to audio books (post-Atlas Shrugged). Earbuds and regular earmuffs don't really work very well.... these are just super high-tech!
I bought this Kate Spade sidewalks of NYC scarf last spring. I had been eyeing it for a while and finally pulled the trigger. I wasn't even halfway home before I had buyer's remorse and ended up turning around and returning it. Now I'm coveting it again.
Okay, and these Kate Spade earmuffs are just too cute. They're not hooked up with earbuds, but I think they add a nice pop of color, especially for cold and dark mornings. They're oh-so-very Kate Spade.
Hot coffee + lip balm are absolute m-u-s-t-s. The first thing I do when I get off the subway is head straight to the Starbucks. (I'm totally conditioned to craving that steaming cup immediately upon returning above ground.
I don't own these cashmere socks... but I really, really want them. They definitely fall under the "unnecessary" category, but aren't they nice-to-haves? I think my feet would be super happy with me should I slip into these every night.
Similar to the Kate Spade sidewalks scarf, this NYC neighborhood scarf from Madewell is just super cute. I think that it's not very practical as far as scarves are concerned. But tied around a handbag would be adorable! I just couldn't resist including it in the lineup.
Have you been experiencing extreme temperatures? What's been getting you through?