3 Must Haves for Winter

TGIF all!

Arctic air has descended on Philadelphia and it’s brick cold outside! During this time of year,  being cute completely goes out the window and staying warm becomes my number one priority.   When weather like this sets in I always go to my cold weather staples to keep me warm in the elements.  Here are a few staples below I can personally  vouch for.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Down Coat:  After a few years of freezing my ass off in the Winter, I finally broke down and bought a down coat. I know down coats aren’t a PS girl’s best friend but I was tired of being cold.  While I may look like the Abominable Snowman’s sister I could care less because I’m warm!  This year I was in need of a new down coat so I snagged this Lands End one for over 50% off.  I went with Lands End because they’re known for good quality outerwear.  This coat was originally $219 but  once I combined their after Christmas sale  and an additional 20% off coupon I got it for $95 (plus I got 6% cash back by using Ebates when I purchased it!).

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UGG Boots: For years I avoided UGG boots like the plague.  They didn’t appeal to me because they made my size 10 feet look ridiculously huge.  But after nearly getting frostbite one Winter, I immediately went out and bought a pair.  I haven’t regretted that decision since.  For Christmas this year, my godchildren put their money together and got me a gift card to buy a new pair of UGG boots (my godkids ROCK!).  I got the new streamlined,  water-resistant Kristen boot which looks terrific on my feet.

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Chunky Scarf: my BFF teases that I look like I’m going to Iceland when I wear my chunky scarf but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I hate feeling cold air around my neck so it’s the first thing I cover up. So I’ll keep rocking my chunky scarf while I brave the Antarctic-like Winter temps!

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  1. Annonymous
    January 6, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Hello from southern Minnesota where it was -8 this morning 🙂 (my friends in northern MN woke up to -38!) I have yet to try UGGS for the same reason – size 10 feet 🙂

  2. Twinette
    January 9, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I’m going to break down and get the Uggs. I’ve been resisting them and the down coat by the way. But, my feet have been so cold these past few days. The only shoes I feel warm in are my snow boots. So, that’s a sign. I need something warm for when it’s cold but not snowing! Uggs it is!!! I may need a little more persuading on the down coat though!

    • grownandcurvywoman
      January 9, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      I totally understand how you feel. It took me years to get a down coat…YEARS!!! Now I can’t even conceive not wearing it when it’s brutal outside. So take your time & eventually the perfect down coat for you will present itself!

  3. Anita Hagins
    January 15, 2017 / 10:42 am

    You are too funny! My daughter and I both wear size 10 and she’s been wearing Uggs since they got popular. They always remind me of moon boots! We live in Ohio so the hawk flies over periodically here too. Being older than you I very seldom get really cold anymore, so wearing a wool coat is enough for me. I love your blog!