Florida has not got the memo. It’s December, it should be cold. When we went to Atlanta over the weekend, it was such a nice break in the balmy Florida “Winter”. Holiday music was being played everywhere and it really got me into the spirit. We have been going up to New Jersey/New York for the past few years to visit my sister and her kiddos for Christmas. We always try to get into the city for a day or two and see everything all lit for the holidays. It is such a great way to really feel the magic of it all. This is a special time because it always reminds me of when we got engaged in NYC. I can’t believe that was two years ago! Actually shortly before I started this space of mine.
When you live in a pretty much year round warm environment, you have a few cold weather essentials. I tend to buy a few high end pieces because I know they will last for multiple seasons. Here are my top 5 essentials.
Keep Those Ears Warm
The minute it drops below 60, I am busting out my ear warmers of some sort. When my ears are cold, I am not happy to be around. I picked up this last season and it seriously keeps your ears nice and toasty while looking stylish all at the same time. These earmuffs are at the top of my wish list (**cough cough** Mark….who isn’t a daily reader so please someone forward this to him)
Mark didn’t have a pair when we were up in Atlanta and he kept on trying to steal mine. Nothing worse than biting off your glove while hovering in the cold trying to swipe through google maps to figure out where you are going. Do yourself a favor and pick these up. I have this super affordable pair but if you want a luxe pair then go with these.
Coat That Covers the Rear
Same thing when my ears aren’t covered goes for my backside. A cold booty = a not happy Amanda. I also like to double duty with a longer coat that has a hood. That way when the wind is blowing sideways you can pull that hood up and give extra head protection. Check out this one that fits all the requirements from Andrew Marc, it is on sale and I love the blue color it comes in. It looks just like a certain lux brand quilted coat at a fraction of the price. I am totally in love with this mixed media beauty. I have this Andrew Marc leather coat that I got last season in brown leather. It is buttery soft and is the most perfect transition coat for those cooler nights. I have been very impressed with the quality. They ship with ShopRunner. Did you know if you have American Express they give you a free ShopRunner membership? I just figured that out the other day. It is on the heels of Amazon.
Scarves All Day Every Day
If you don’t have a head warmer you can always layer this up around your neck and ears as well. I’m always cold even inside of buildings, so I try to go with fashionable ones that still work with my outfit underneath. I am really digging this faux fur snood here. I have this Target blanket plaid scarf and it adds so much character to every outfit. I also have this scarf and it is incredibly soft and goes with everything, plus major score price point.
A Great Pair of Boots
I have way too many pairs but right now my go to are the 5050 boots. They live up to the hype. Insanely comfortable and fit like a glove. If you want a more budget friendly price tag goes with these (the up the back gold zipper details are fab and love them in grey). Under $45 and dead ringer here. These Tory Burch OTK boots are 30% off and still have tons of sizes available.