We finally have some snow! Well, we did last week but this weekend’s rain made it disappear quite quickly. Hopefully there will be some more snow soon. But for those out in the northern east coast, you have plenty of snow for some fun snow activities! Playing in the snow is something that most of us did as children. I remember wishing and hoping every time it snowed that we would get a snow day, but not even 1 foot of snow over night would cancel school. No snow days for me, on the other side of that we did get to go out and play in the snow for recess. As adults we do not take the time to go outside and enjoy the snow. We make time to go online, Facebook, Twitter, play games on our phones, ect but not for snow. Why not? Have we forgotten what it is like to go and play in the white and cold snow? Well, this week’s outfit and accessories will help you with some ideas for snow fun!!
Coat | Shirt | Snow Pants | Socks | Snow Boots | Hat | Gloves
Cross-Country Skis | Boots | Ski Poles | Snow Shoes | Snow Tube
Snow tubing, cross-country skiing, and snow shoeing and just a couple of things to do. You can down hill ski, snow board, snowmobile make snowman, snow forts, and have an adult snow ball fight (try not to hit the face). So if you have snow outside, go out and play in it! It will make you feel better!
Driving in to work this morning was a more dangerous decision than normal. The temperatures today are supposed to peak at 0 and go down from there. By tomorrow morning it will be about -25 (WC) degrees. Normal, this would just mean that the average person will wear their gloves, hat and winter coat and go about their day. For me, on a day with just 0 degrees it means a double layer of pants, double layer of shirts, winter coat, scarf, thick hat, at least 2 pairs of gloves with a heater pack, thick wool socks with a heater pack and my Ugg boots. That is just so I can get from my apartment to the car and hope it warms up fast. Even though this is how I dressed today, by the time I got to work my fingers and toes where still white and nails are purple/blue. Thank goodness I have a space heater at work so I can warm up my feet enough to change into work socks and shoes for the day. As for my hands, I have a pair of gloves that I wear at my desk at all times. And it’s not like my office area is cold, it’s about 68 degrees in here.
Tomorrow will be a different story, I am so very very lucky enough that I can do my contracting work from home if needed and if approved (the difficult part). I really don’t like to, but if it is going to be -20/-30 WC tomorrow I might have to. Just to save my hands and feet from the bitter cold and dealing with additional pain and some times non-working hands all day.
The holidays are wonderful to spend with family. I personally like to go shopping the day after christmas or Boxing day in some countries. The stores all have sales to get consumers to spend their gift cards and holiday cash. They are also trying to move out their holiday and winter items so that spring items can have room. Spring, ya if we get a proper winter this year spring weather won’t be here for another 4+ months. Shopping can be crazy but usually not as bad as black friday because most people this year have work on Wednesday. I, unlucky and lucky, do not have to work this week due to holiday shut down, so off the mall I will go. I feel that after 3 days of christmas’, food, and such a comfy and warm outfit will be fitting.
Dress | Coat | Tights | Boots | Headband | Purse
The dress looks warm, 30% wool, along with the coat and tights will keep the chilly air away while walking in between the stores.
Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US. A day that we spend with family and friends filling or over filling our bellies with food and watching football. Some people then try to get a quick nap in before going out black friday shopping
For me it is usually a day of cooking a meal for my husband, mom, and step-dad. After dinner we take a walk or just relax. It is a great day to spend with those you care about and be thankful for what you have. That’s why I think the whole shopping early on Thursday or early (midnight) on Friday really changes the way some people view this holiday. More of that on another post. Here are the outfits.
The first outfit could be if you are visiting family or friends. A cosy yet cute outfit.
Coat | Sweater | Leggings | Boots | Earrings | Bag
This is a two-part outfit. First a set of ‘protective’ wear for the kitchen:
Apron | Oven mitt | Gloves
Then a set of beautiful clothes for dinner as hostess:
Dress | Sweater | Tights | Earrings | Indoor Shoes
*Indoor shoes, in my upper apartment the front door is downstairs, it is much easier to keep a clean floor if outdoor shoes are removed at the bottom of the stairs. Plus, at this time of year outside can be very wet and frozen.
At the end of the long day and a filling dinner you might just want to jump into some comfy pajamas. Here is a cute pair to wear at home or have in your bag so you can change if you are spending the night a family or friends house.
I hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving on Thursday. Remember be thankful for what you have!
Well, I’m posting this outfit a day late because I’ve misplaced my power cable to my laptop. And so now the laptop is dead 😦
All of the items from these 2 outfits are from Zara. I did created a woman and man outfit this time around, a little something different. I can picture myself in this outfit walking with my husband (in the ‘dream’ outfit I’ve created for him because my husband would never dress this way, it’s not his style) through the park or down the side-walk looking at all the leaves changing colors. For the woman, instead of a purse I chose a little clutch. It is big enough to hold an id, money, and a phone but small enough that it could be folded and put in the coat pocket. Allowing hands free to take pictures with a SLR camera, hold a warm drink or the hand of the person you are walking with.
Coat | Sweater | Scarf | Clutch | Jean | Shoes
Coat | Shirt | Hat | Belt | Jeans | Shoes
BTW, I wish I could buy both of these outfits.