I truly wish Christmas happened in July because I hate winter. I dream of white Christmases, if you’re referring to a white sandy beach. Since I live in Chicago though, I have an arsenal of cold-weather essentials that I use to keep cozy when it’s freezing out.
Faux-Fur Blanket: This blanket is what keeps our heat bill down. It is heavy, warm and super luxurious. It’s a little pricey but it is absolutely gorgeous and makes a great gift.
Moisturizing Mask: When the heat is on, your skin is drying up big time. This mask not only smells like a tropical delight, but it’s also super hydrating and makes your skin look gorgeous when you wake up.
Pom Hat: This hat comes in a few different colors and is super soft. The pom is also just really fun for winter.
Sweatpants: Splendid apparel is definitely a splurge but these sweatpants are amazing. It’s the perfect loungewear and holds up beautifully in the wash. Pro tip: keep an eye out at Nordstrom Rack – Splendid pops up there all the time.
Barefoot Dreams Cardigan: If butter were a fabric, this would be it. If you haven’t touched Barefoot Dreams fabric, you need to. I live in my cardigan around the house. I purchased a L/XL and it’s slightly long in the sleeves, but that’s how I wanted it at home. If I were to buy another for the weekends, I’d get the S/M. They also have extended sizes here.
Pine Candle: This is my all-time favorite pine scent. It smells just like a real tree but isn’t overpowering when you burn it. The jar is also beautiful and looks great with holiday decor.
Fuzzy Socks: Earth Therapeutics has my favorite fuzzy socks because they are infused with shea butter to help moisturize your feet plus keep them warm.
While I’m not huge on winter, I still try and make the most of it. Fuzzy blankets, twinkly lights, hot chocolate and of course the most festive tee of them all 😉