Well it's winter here. Finally. After last year's poor excuse for a season (What, was it -15c like 4 times?) it's been a steady -10c for a good month. Maybe it's been less or more, my brain is fogged over from today's blowing snow.
Only two things get me out the door these days: going for groceries so I can further stock my freezer with comfort food and dog walking. Haven't they come up with a way to get them to look after themselves? Lazy creatures, I tells ya.
So, in my ventures to the great outdoors this has become my standard uniform, with a few extras.
1. Arctic Parka - this jacket was a Christmas gift from my mom two years ago. It covers my bum, it's crazy warm, and there's just no substitution for down insulation. The giant (non-flimsy, actually warm) hood is a great perk, too.
The hood is also great when you don't want to make eye contact with anyone.
3. Power-stretch Glove - slim profile gloves that are warm enough to fight off the wind but flexible enough to... 'scoop' without having to remove.
I have an extra left glove if you're interested...
4. Studio Pant w/ Liner - I have these sans liner and I'm wishes I had purchased avec liner. A friend of mine has them and told me they are her go-to dog walking pants. Sweat pants that have some semblance to regular pants? Sign me up.
The difference is that I usually have a shirt on. Ain't nobody wanna see that!
5. Cozy scarf - I have this scarf in pink and damn it is SO COZY! I unwrapped it at Christmas and it was passed around the room for all to try on. It's massive and perfect for travelling as it doubles as a shall/blanket. Oh ya, it's on sale. BOOM.
Careful your boyfriend doesn't steal it.
6. Aspelina W boots - I don't have these boots but I have other Tretorn brand boots, these just look so warm and toasty and maybe even a bit cute with the purple lining? Let's just forget trying to be cute in slushy snow, mmk? Also: waterproof. Win. (BTW I have these boots that I wear with an extra liner but they could be warmer and taller).
Can you help me tie them please?
7. Hands-free Reflective Leash - I love this thing. You can adjust the length so you can wear it cross-body or around your waist so your hands are free to stay warm in your pockets! Also has convenient pocket to carry bags and large reflective bands so you don't get hit by a car.
Also convenient for tying the dog to a tree during late-night licorice runs. Don't YOU want to eat licorice while watching Fringe? Thought so.
Maybe someday I'll write a Winter Uniform: Going out in Public edition. I'd have to go out in public to do that, though...