The Adventure Starts Here: Mommy Style | Braving the Cold!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mommy Style | Braving the Cold!

While this weekend was actually rather mild for January, we have had our share of cold days over here in New Jersey!  Add in the wind and you will feel the cold all the way to your bones.  That's why it's so important to dress appropriately!  And thank goodness that there are some really cute options out there.  This time of the year, often the only things people will see are your coat, boots, and winter accessories.  So you might as well make the most of it and sport a super cute hat and mittens ;)  Beth at Our Pretty Little Girls, Whitney at Work It Mommy, and Becky at BYBMG are also sharing their favorite winter accessories today!

scarf | hat (similar) | mittens

I own a lot of scarves.  But in all honesty, I wear them more as an accessory than for actual warmth.  For the most part, unless I'm going to be out all day in the cold, I find wearing a thick coat is enough.  I actually prefer to wear a hat and gloves since those are the parts of my body that end up getting cold, even just driving in the car.  The last few years, I've stuck with a slouchy beanie, but this year I switched it up with a pom pom hat... and I'm loving it!  Since I have dark hair, I love how the white hat really pops!  And as for gloves/mittens, it all depends on what I'm doing.  For actual snow play, I have a pair of North Face gloves that I love.  But for everyday use, I prefer knit convertible mittens.   In the car, I prefer to leave them open so that I can still open things for Noah or check my phone.  


In the past, I've always ended up wearing my Uggs more than I preferred.  Once the cold weather hits, I don't wear my flats or ankle boots because of the whole no sock thing.  And when I'm running out the door for school drop off/pickup or to the grocery store, I want something that's easy to slip on.  I have some real snow boots that I wear when we are playing in the snow, but for every day use they aren't the most convenient.  That's why I'm so glad I got these Sperry's.  Since they are waterproof, they are perfect for when the snow is still melting and the ground is still wet.  And with the little side zipper, they are really easy to put on and off.  And I think they are way more stylish than my Uggs!  


But one of my favorite additions to my winter gear this year, are my thick camp socks from JCrew!  I've always been a huge fan of socks, and love adding stripes and polka dots to an otherwise boring outfit.  And while I rarely wear athletic ankle socks in the winter, my dress socks weren't cutting it in the cold.  But these camp socks, boy do they keep my feet warm!  


I'm very excited to see what Becky, Beth, and Whitney came up with.  Especially since we all live in fairly different climates.  It will be interesting to see how we each do "winter"! 

12 comments:

  1. I love that hat! You look so adorable in it. Some people don't look good in hats, but you my friend are not one of them. You are rocking that hat and with the coat and boots are amazing!

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  2. Good point about the white hat. I hate how I look in hats because my hair is curly, but it's worse if the hat blends in with my hair!

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  3. I love that hat! I rarely wear them because I hate hat hair, but it's so cute!!

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  4. Looking good, momma! :) I need to invest in some cute(r) hat options for the cold weather.

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  5. Absolutely adore this outfit! It's so darn cute on you!

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  6. Yup. Your winter gear is way more legit than mine. We just don't have that kind of weather here very often. So when we do I freeze or stay inside :P. Your stuff is super cute friend.

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  7. So I have a pair of hunting socks that are a lot like your camp socks (I clicked the link to see them). They are so warm and perfect for keeping my feet toasty. I often wear them around the house and James rolls his eyes because they are the manliest pair of socks ever.

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  8. Awe, that pompom hat is so cute on you! The bright white against your dark hair really does look nice. So are those Sperry's like duck boots? I have zero need for a pair but love the look. Youre my fun socks idol :)

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  9. Your hat is so cute!! I love it! I've been wearing my beanie a lot recently because it's actually been cold and I've been loving it!

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  10. I do love a great pair of duck boots! You look super cute and cozy!

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  11. I wish we had a reason to wear all of these cute winter accessories! I mean, I think I do. I'm sure I would be over the cold in 1 day. I love that coat on you!

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