cold weather staples



a good army jacket // i’m loving mine from fjallraven

a wool coat // preferably in black, charcoal, or navy

a good, slouchy beanie

a black or brown flat brimmed hat // i’m still on the look out for one that fits me

a scarf that doubles as a cape, sweater, and blanket


short booties in black or brown leather

sneakers // think vans, converse, supergas and don’t forget socks!

some sort of winter shoe // llbean boots, uggs (i know, i know, horrifying), etc.

the outfit essentials

jeans // i like medium washes, grey, and black jeans for winter

chunky sweaters // double points if they’re men’s and once belonged to your father, boyfriend, or best friend

big flannels // good as pajamas, cardigans, an extra layer under a coat, an extra layer over a coat (i did this the other night and it was excellent)

thick leggings // perfect under a huge sweater and flannel combination (obviously to show that you have a body and are not a man)

the extras

neutral nail polish // think reds, greys, dark purples

gloves! // i honestly just like the cotton ones from the drugstore and fingerless ones, but they make all the difference

+check out my original winter essentials post here

+images via pinterest and free people


october favorites

hot beverages //
coffee (especially hazelnut), tea (especially yogi kava tea), hot chocolate

going to work every day and loving it // feeling like i’m doing something with my life that i actually enjoy

wearing jackets and beanies // embracing the cooler weather

rereading my favorite book // the lost art of keeping secrets by eva rice

rifle paper co agenda // keepin’ me organized one week at a time

mac 187 brush // i’ve had this for a while but always preferred a bigger brush for bronzer…not anymore!

hourglass arch brow sculpting pencil in soft brunette // i have bushy brows, but like this for filling in little gaps

nars isolde duo // mainly the darker shade – keep an eye out for a makeup post using this

all good organic coconut oil with lavender // i’ve been applying this after the shower while my skin is still wet as an all over body lotion

flannel // from various brands including katin and patagonia (i get men’s)

+my images, please credit if using.