Bundle Up

By |November 5th, 2009|Beauty Buzz, Why Did You Wear That?|

A good friend of mine just moved to chilly New York from sunny Miami and she’s awfully nervous about the inevitable winter frost. Even though I’ve lived here for a few years now, I still don’t think my blood has thickened. It always comes as quite a shock as to how bitter cold it can get.

In hopes of not turning into a human Frosty the Snowman, I have compiled a list of winter essentials to help keep you warm and happy during the snowy season:

  • First and foremost, you’re going to need a warm coat. Preferably one that does not look like a sleeping bag. Here’s a great option available on Bluefly.

eqzoom85.msMarc New York black quilted fur trim hood belted down jacket, $198

  • Next, you’re going to need some walking shoes to get you from Point A (your apartment) to Point B (the train/cab for all you bank rollers) to Point C (your destination).

o1bl-200Mukluk Objiwa Short Boots, $199.95

  • And now you’ll need to go ahead and accessorize- hat, gloves, scarf.

diavf2069527084_p2_v1_m56577569831774936_254x500DVF Jasmina Pom Hat, $150

erezJ. Crew Merino Ribbed Glittens, $24.50 -(love these because you can still use your fingers for dialing!)

eqzoom85.msMagaschoni Glacier Grey Waffle Knit Cashmere Shawl, $85

  • Now that you’re all bundled up, you need to care care of what’s underneath as well. The chill can take a toll on your body and nobody looks cute with chapped lips and cracked skin.

parlorcollectionsmallCrazy Rumors A La Mode Lip Balm, $12 for 3 or $4 each

love-butter_MCarol’s Daughter Love Butter, $18

  • A warm cocktail can take the chill out of you after a long day. Try this delicious concoction:

Cocoa Raspberry Heaven


1 oz. plus 1 tsp. raspberry liqueur (Chambord’s nice)
1 oz. white crème de cacao
8 oz. hot chocolate
Whipped cream
1 fresh raspberry (optional)


  1. Pour raspberry liqueur and white crème de cacao in a cappuccino mug.
  2. Add hot chocolate and stir.
  3. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  4. Drizzle teaspoon of Chambord on top of the whipped cream.
  5. Top with a fresh raspberry.
  • And lastly, the best thing to have to keep you warm during winter? A warm body!! There’s nothing I like better than a cozy cocktail, board games, and snuggling up and staying in. Luckily, I have my furry pal, Smitty. Unfortunately, he’s a great snuggler, but sucks at Scrabble- hence, I’m taking applications.  Winter is the perfect time to couple up.

So as the temperatures continue to drop, at least you will be fully prepared to stay warm.