Winter is upon us and as much as I love a good snowy day, I do wish we could rewind back to the cool, crisp, autumn colored days of October! But hey, rather than dwell on it, let’s embrace it! Let’s learn to love all that winter brings.
So, in the embracing spirit, I decided to write up this post to highlight all my winter essentials! From fashion, to skincare, I’ll cover it all!
When you think of winter fashion, you obviously think of warmth. We rely on multiple layers, wool socks, and winter friendly boots! Gloves, toboggans, and scarves are our favorite accessories, and we suddenly become a bit more concerned about quality, over quantity!
I’ve rounded up a few of my winter go-to pieces, just in time for the holiday season!
Merino Wool Ragg Socks, 10″ Two-Pack – L.L. Bean
You can never go wrong with a pair of genuine wool socks, and this two-pack from L.L. Bean is top on my list! Perfect colors for winter! I just received these as a graduation gift from Keith and Lorrina, in our Century 21 office, and can’t wait to put them on.
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Fringe Stripe Poncho – Forever 21
I have a poncho from Forever 21 that I purchased two years ago, and I wear that thing literally ALL the time. It’s so warm, easy to style, and the colors are beautiful! This one is similar!
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Slater Scarf – XO Mandy Sue
I am LOVING the mix of colors and prints in this beautiful scarf from XO Mandy Sue! You can shop their store for 35% off with code “KRISTIN35”!
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Snow Eclipse Mid Jacket – Columbia
I have this jacket, and I absolutely love it! I wear it almost every single day. It’s just the perfect casual winter jacket. I wasn’t sure about the longer length, but in the end, it’s perfect for frigid winter temperatures. The “Surplus Green” color is my favorite. Both the fur, and the hood are detachable as well!
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Wool Blend Military Coat – Guess
I purchased a Guess coat in a similar style and color a few years ago and I still wear it quite often! It is warm, very well made, and super stylish! I use it for more formal occasions, and always receive plenty of compliments on it. The “Rum Raisin” color is the perfect winter burgundy color. The leather accents add some extra edge, and truly set it apart from other styles.
Shellista Waterproof Insulated Snow Boot – The North Face
These sturdy boots get an A+ rating from me! I live in my North Face boots during the winter, and these are still very stylish, all while keeping you protected from the elements!
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Cecile Waterproof Boot – UGG
I love the style of these leather UGG’s! They’re high quality, super warm, and waterproof! The non-slip bottom is important for those icy days too!
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Beauty and Skincare
Winter is great and all, but along with it comes dry and dull skin, brittle hair, and changes in your skin type! I combat all these things by changing up my routine once those colder temperatures hit.
Makeup and Skincare
Bath and Body
Lavender Pure Castile Liquid Soap – Dr. Bronner’s
Hint of Color Dry Shampoo – Batiste
I buy this in the blonde color most of the time, but when I have my ombre touched up, and my roots are darker, I buy the brunette. This dry shampoo is an absolute life saver all-year-round, but especially during the winter! It’s the best way to battle “hat head” and give your locks some volume!
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Soy Renewal Oil w/ Argan Oil Nourishing Styling Treatment – Healthy Sexy Hair
I use this to combat dry and brittle ends. I use it both morning and night, and brush it through my hair with a detangler brush. It’s great for taming fly away’s and static as well!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!