I sometimes imagine that when I’m writing about my winter capsule wardrobe, all of you north of the Mason Dixon line are silently rolling your eyes. “What does she know about winter down there in Georgia?!”
Well, you’d be right—these days I don’t have to think twice about real cold weather wear. (Watch me eat my words though if we have a properly chilly winter.) But my family lives up North and you better believe I dress appropriately when visiting the Midwest or New England. I’ve spent far too many frozen months in both of those places not to know better.
Thus, I give you Thrifted Style for Legitimately Cold Weather, and an amusingly lip-less photo taken by The Sister:
Continue reading “Thrifted Style in Legitimate Cold (with a Shout-out to Cold Weather Newbies)”
We’ll be hitting up New England this winter for a holiday weekend, and since many of you will be traveling for (American) Thanksgiving, I thought I’d show you what I plan to wear in case it helps you pack for your own adventures.
Staying with family in the past several years, I’ve come to realize I rewear the same pieces of clothing every day—when we’re in the Northeast visiting my in-laws, that means whatever I’ve brought that’s warmest. (Thankfully, they have a coal-burning stove where you can generally find my Southern-acclimated self cozying up during all but the sunniest hours of the day.)
My wardrobe strategy for these trips? I sleep, run, and lounge in layers, and make liberal use of my in-laws’ washing machine when I’ve done all 3 in the same garment and it’s time for some freshening up.
Yes, I can hear all you Northerners chuckling right now.
Taking our cues from the How to Pack a Travel Wardrobe post, I’m factoring in:
-length of trip (3 full days, 2 travel days);
-weather/activities at destination (cold; family time + church + spouse’s high school reunion + exercise); and
-laundry facilities (check!)
With all that in mind, here’s what I’ll be packing for our next trip (everything thrifted unless otherwise noted):
Top to bottom, left to right: Continue reading “Travel Wardrobe: Holiday Weekend Edition”