With sub-zero temps around these parts, my main focus lately has been trying not to freeze my fanny off. Though, on second thought, a little less fanny might be kinda nice. Hmmm... At any rate, here's some of my favorite ways to keep warm when the mercury drops!
1. Estonia Tight by Smartwool ($34.99 on sale!) I'm a big fan of Smartwool socks and these tights are just as durable, warm and functional as their fabulous footwear. I've thrown on these tights under a wool mini or sweater tunic and they keep my tootsies toasty. I've also worn them under my ski pants for an extra layer of warmth. They come in black, oatmeal, teal and wine and are a staple for winter wear!
2. Bloomsbury Fingerless Gloves ($30.00). One of my most favorite Christmas gifts from Mike, these handwarmers are perfect for combatting cold steering wheels and cold beer mugs alike. And the fingerless style makes them smartphone friendly, too. Not that I text and drive. Or drink and drive. But I have been known to text and drink. Sue me.
3. Alberta Crossing Scarf ($14.99). I'm rarely without a scarf in the cold winter months. I can be wearing a short sleeve tee, but if my neck is bundled up, I'm warm and happy! This one from Ruche is soft, cozy and neutral enough to go with just about everything. And it's chevron, c'mon!
4. Sorel Joan of Arctic Boot ($195.00). These are the premium snow boot for snow, ice and cold - the multitude of moms that wear these at school drop-off can't be wrong! I'm on my third winter with these babies and they are still as warm and comfy as the day I got them. There's no better accessory for a down jacket and leggings (except for maybe a glass of wine....but read on! - I've got you covered!)
5. Mulderbosch Stellenboach Fatihful Hound 2010 ($15.99). There's no better way to warm up on a cold winter night than a glass of red wine by the fire. This one's a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec, which is good when you're indecisive about your fondness for any certain grape. It's a big taste that's a bit fruity with subtle hints of licorice, chocolate and cherry. Plus at this bargain price (it made the NY Times list for best winter wines under $20) it pretty much makes it the perfect winter red!
Happy Friday - stay warm, my friends!