Monday, January 21, 2013

Less Than Zero (See Jane Freeze)

J Crew coat, crewcuts sweater, Old Navy chambray shirt, Gap cords, Joie boots (c/o), Chloe bag, Gap hat, J Crew gloves
It's not really less than zero degrees (Fahrenheit) but it sure feels like it.  This is the type of cold that no matter how long you've endured it, there's just no adjusting to it.  I've lived in a 4-season climate my whole life and somehow I'm surprised every January when it gets this cold.  My stay-warm tactics: lightweight layers, thick pants (these cords are actually a deep purple/burgundy--it's a shame my camera can never capture their true color) and cute hats/gloves. 

For all my fellow freezing readers, how do you stay warm in when it feels like a tundra outside?



44 comments

Alissa said...

I have zero advice when it comes to this because I am dealing badly on my own in the freezing temps!

Caitlin Wilson said...

I live a little east of Chicago by a few hours, so we're just now getting that arctic blast that came through. It's FREEZING! I stay warm with lots of wool sweaters and coats.

Caitlin
re-mix-her.tumblr.com

Natali said...

I like your coat and bag very much!

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Liz Lauren said...

great winter look!


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Megan Maddison said...

We have freezing temps here in Vancouver as well. You done a great job of looking cute while battling the elements! ;)

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

Closet Fashionista said...

That coat is so gorgeous!! And yes, this cold weather never gets easy! But your outfit is perfection. :)
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Rachelle said...

cute beanie and nice coat.

xo
http://pinksole.com

Bee said...

Tank, button down, sweater, hooded coat (must cover bottom), giant american apparel infinity scarf, hat, gloves, thickest jeans and even though they are not cute UGGs :/ just for the walk! Acceptable shoes stashed at work. Stay warm!

pretty little things said...

love this winter look! perfect for a chilly day! xo

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Josie said...

We're feeling it here, too, and I'm so ready for spring already. I love, love those boots!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Jackie Giardina said...

no matter how many winters I've gone through I'll never get used to it!

xo Jackie
...livingaftermidnite

Abbey said...

That bag! So lovely. I love in Texas so we do not normally experience such weather. :)

LittleMissOrganised said...

It's freezing in Ireland at the moment so I've invested in a snood..it's ridiculously huge but it's red and cosy and I love it!

thingstoholdandstir said...

The weather round here was particularly brutal today. After a marathon morning, I am in for the day. Too too cold! Winter-wear photos only :)

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Lindsey said...

Minnesota is cold (today was -4)! I stay warm with lots and lots of layers and hot tea :)

sarahsreallife said...

I got to stay inside today for the holiday! But tomorrow it's back to the grind and there's a high of 18 tomorrow here in Indianapolis. Brrrrr. I'm planning on wearing my fleece lined leggings, plus a dress, plus a cardigan, plus a coat, plus a scarf. Hopefully that will be enough.

~Sarah of the New and Improved Sarah's Real Life

Lace And Tulle said...

super cute beanie!

bree lena said...

It's impossible to stay warm here in Utah right now too (0-20 degrees all day) - big puffer coat is my go-to item. But then my hair gets staticy. Love your coat and gloves.

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Tiana said...

Everytime I come to your blog, and everytime I see you wearing that gorgeous J.Crew coat, I convince myself that I need it. And then I somehow talk myself out of it. This time, I really do think I need it!

You're a beaut as always! And a beaut with beautiful clothes at that!

xoxo,
tiana of l'esthetique

ShopNear.Me said...

Very chic cold weather look!

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Anna D Kart said...

I love those pink gloves. Really nice with gray coat


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Chelsea said...

I grew up in Germany but I'm afraid the last few years in Florida have ruined winter for me forever. I just can't take the cold anymore. You look like your weathering (haha) it nicely. Great coat and gloves!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Laura J said...

Love the perfect simplicity of this coat - and the color combos/ textures of this look! It is a talent to still look cute in Arctic temperatures!
xo
LJ
jonesyloves.blogspot.com

Chelsea said...

Sometimes I think my pain receptors are off because a light jacket and some gloves are all I need when it's this cold. I run in 15 degree weather in just yoga pants, a jacket, and a hat and gloves. Don't get me wrong, I much prefer warm weather, but I'm not usually as affected by the cold as everyone else.

Chelsea
Curves & Curls

S.S. Milk said...

Love the outfit! I can never get use to the cold temperatures of winter though I've lived in four season weather as well. Light layers piled on has to be my best go to and scarves are my absolute friend!

Erin
www.accidentallystylish.com

Sam said...

I wear my longest thickest coat and my tallest boots! Or stay inside with a cup of tea :)

http://theworldfrommystilettos.blogspot.ca/

Susie said...

Layers (and lots of them) are so key to keeping out the cold in frigid weather. Stay warm!

Sea and Swank

Phoebe said...

I just left Chicago last night, and although it was cold, but not unbearable Thursday-Sunday, on Monday, it was unreal. I don't know how you Chicago-ites do it! I felt like my face was about to freeze off. And my legs were icicles, despite wearing pants.

I wore my J.Crew cocoon coat, too...that thing is ridiculously warm.

fancyalterego said...

It's pretty cold here in Ohio! I'm a big fan of wearing boots, because it gives me the perfect excuse to break out the wooly, super-comfy socks! Other than that, when it's ACTUALLY below-zero...fashion goes out the window for safety and warmth!

Kareena K said...

cute title :) love your coat

xoxo
Kareena

http://losangelesbrunette.blogspot.com/

Kacie said...

You may be freezing but you look amazing!

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Allie Emme said...

Luckily I live in California so it never gets too cold here but your outfit looks like something we wear when it's 60 degrees here! Love the coat and hat.
xx Allie
A Song to Pass the Time

salemstylecrochet.com said...

very chic! it's freezing here too :)

<3 Salem Style
Crocheted with Love in Salem Massachusetts

ClosetConfections said...

Cute hat! I'm originally from Michigan, where it gets COLD in the winter. A shearling jacket is by far the warmest thing you can wear, and I hate to say it, but Uggs (also made of shearling) are pretty toasty too.


Kendra
http://closetconfections.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Oh my goodness you look so cold. :)

If you get a sec, check out my latest post... Chic in Valentino.

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Collections said...

I'm relying heavily on my ear muffs and gloves!

Collections

The Egg said...

MINK! ain't nothing warmer

Karemah said...

love this comfy , casual look.

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Danielle {Envision Pretty} said...

The gloves are awesome and the perfect pop of color!

A.J. said...

I live in North Dakota (today's high is -7!) but am originally from Alabama...so I'm a big baby when it comes to the cold. I wear a lot of fleece-lined tights and flat boots in the winter. I also have a fantastic Eddie Bauer down jacket that is super lightweight (but super warm) that is thin enough to layer under other coats. So I've been wearing it under a wool herringbone coat I got on clearance at Old Navy a few weeks ago and it's the perfect weight/warmth without feeling too constricting. Plus cute hats and gloves make everything better. :)

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Loving your coat and how you added pops of color with your hat and gloves!

xx
Giovanna
www.HeyLoveBlog.com

Erin said...

Ugh I feel the same exact way about the freezing Boston winter :(. Your hat and gloves totally cheer up this bundled cold weather look!


-Erin-
OneTwoSummer

H said...

I live in Ottawa and have for years but I've never felt cold like this. I stay as warm as possible by wearing lots of cashmere.

lavendersblue2 said...

I love this outfit! That gray coat is gorgeous.
Besides the obvious, staying inside by the fire, I've been bundling into lots of layers. Sweaters, vests, blazers, and of course, long coats and warm scarves.
you can also see how I've been handling it on my blog.

http://lavendersblue2.wordpress.com/