Everyone here is talking about how the weather people (?) have predicted the worst Chicago winter in 20 years. Awesome, we just had what felt like a short two months of summer and here we go again. How could we even top last winter? My cynical side is wishing that's it a nasty rumor started by some genius marketing gurus from North Face, Patagonia and other winter gear retailers. Because, yes, it's making me shop and obsess about our winter gear. Yesterday, I made the kids get into their snow pants, boots, hats, mittens, scarves, the whole works, just so that I could see what's missing, what we need back-ups of, etc.. I've washed my short down jacket, my long down jacket, and I'm matching up gloves and leg warmers. Winters in the city are a bit tricky because it's not like I can warm up my car in the garage before leaving for the day. We walk to school. My car is parked outside. And the thought of freezing hands scraping layers of ice off the car is making me totally 110% appreciate that I am sitting in my warm kitchen right now with a cup of steaming hot coffee sitting next to me.
Bottom line: I'm gearing up for winter. Here are some items I am eyeing. Bring it Old Man Winter!
|Wool blend tweed vest from Old Navy |
a whopping $25.00
i tried it on yesterday and it's as great as it looks
i know, i'm obsessed with vests
|LL Bean Shearling Lined Boots|
Inspired by a post from LifeThroughPreppyGlasses
Going back to the classics
|Leg Warmers with Brass Buttons|
$15.00 Sock Dreams
|Furry Aviator in Grey Super-Nubby w/ White Fur$75.00|
Squast by Les
One of my favorite local designers, especially love her hats!
|Eddie Bauer Ice Scraper Mit|
With one of my Squast by Les cozy hats
What I'll look like in a month or so..
Linking up with the fabulous Kori for Fashion Fridays!