How I’m Surviving Winter

Hey everyone!

Happy New Year! Before I start this post, I have to say a big thank you to all of my readers because 2019 was the best year of blogging for me. I received the most amount of views I ever have in all my years of blogging, and I’m seriously so grateful. One of my resolutions for 2019 was to achieve this, and I’m so thankful because I wasn’t too sure it was possible. There’s been lots of changes and new adventures this past year, and I want to express my gratitude that you’ve all stuck with me!

As most of you know, I finally live in a place where it actually gets really cold and snowy. Let’s just say that this November I had to seriously start reevaluating my wardrobe… crop tops with a fuzzy jacket put on top were just not going to cut it! Since then, I’ve made major upgrades and wanted to share with you the items that have kept me warm all winter long.

The Super Puff Long in High Gloss Black from Aritzia: Let me tell you… this jacket has been my saving grace in New York. I’m seriously in love with this puffer, and it’s going to be in my closet for years and years to come. It’s made out of great down material that’s designed to keep you warm in -40 degree weather. I wear this jacket pretty much everyday now, and it feels like I’m wrapped up in my duvet. The hood is detachable and the sides can be unbuttoned for a cute side slit if you want it to be more breathable. I wear an XS in this jacket for reference. Many of them are sold out online right now, but I definitely recommend shopping at a local Aritzia or checking their website if you’re looking for the most adorable, stylish down jacket around.

UO Tatum Turtleneck Sweater: I have this sweater in black, and it’s so flattering and warm. It’s oversized, but still the perfect length where it looks great with jeans. I’ve added so many sweaters to my wardrobe this year, and this one is a staple. It’s currently on sale in red on Urban, but I’ll link a similar one in black here!

Doc Martens: Alright, confession time: I don’t own a pair of snow boots. I was thinking about getting a pair, but winter rolled around and I found myself reaching for my Docs each morning before going out into the snow. They honestly worked perfectly since they have a thick sole that gains traction well. I’ve been wearing my 1460 patent pair, but I just got the Leona Boots in black and am putting them to good use! The great thing about Dr. Martens is that they last forever. I’ve had my patent ones since 2014, and six years later, they’re still serving me well.

Beanies: My ears can get really cold and start to ache, especially when it’s windy, so I’ve gotten a couple since moving. They’re really cute and easy to wear with any outfit, but also I’ve found that they can be a real game changer when it’s cold and you’re spending time outdoors. I usually throw one in my bag with a pair of gloves if I’m going into the city for added warmth if I need it. Urban has a bunch that are super cute and come in different styles.

Besides these items, other warm accessories like scarves, gloves, and thick socks are great and definitely serve as essential pieces. I hope this post gave you some recommendations for either investment pieces or more ways to layer up!

Feel free to leave any post ideas that you’d like to see in the comments below. 🙂

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

3 thoughts on “How I’m Surviving Winter

  1. This is a great post for the season, boots, beanies, gloves and
    scarves are a necessity even if you are in Southern California
    these days. See you soon!


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