My Winter Essentials


“I said there must be some Toros in the atmosphere”. Oh yes, I’m currently watching Bring It On whilst writing up this post. Winter to me is like a trial and error phase, buying things that will hopefully keep me warm then not return it if they fail on first impression. Wearing my signature oxblood coat since late autumn, it didn’t keep me warm as I had wanted so I had to venture for a new one. I get cold easily, afraid and sensitive to it I would say.

During the January sales, I had stumbled upon this Zara coat. When I had received the package, the coat looked like a duvet by the way it was folded and thought Zara was pranking me. I was surprised that it wasn’t fully lined with the oh so soft fur, just the hood and lapels. The coat is thinner than I had expected, however, the quilted lining is just perfect and warms me to the point I may KO at times at work, it’s that comfortable. The perfect coat.

Another must need piece is a scarf. This Zara scarf is like a blanket to me, it’s that big and oversized keeping my lower face warm. Beanies are my to go. Bed head, greasy hair, hair disasters, a beanie just resolves everything. This ones from H&M 2 years ago and have been constantly wearing it. I can’t go a day without using lip balm. The Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour (not pictured) is my go to lip balm. Thick enough to prevent my lips from cracking plus adding a hint of colour. I will be doing a full review of this very soon.

What items have been your winter essentials?


  1. Vivian Yuen
    11th February 2015 / 8:22 pm

    You look so cosy!! Lovely coat~



  2. Naffy
    11th February 2015 / 8:31 pm

    This are my essentials too! I always need a snood and a good winter coat this time of year. You look lovely xxxx

  3. kerri @ Beauty and Things
    11th February 2015 / 8:57 pm

    Such a cute outfit!! I totally forget you guys are in winter, currently summer for us in Australia.

  4. Face Up Beauty
    11th February 2015 / 10:18 pm

    Beanie hat, tick; scarf, tick; warm coat, tick! Yes, these are all among my Winter essentials too πŸ™‚ Tx

  5. 11th February 2015 / 11:58 pm

    My winter essentials are cosy hat, thick scarf and a big bear coat with a huge hood. After all, you never know when it might rain x

  6. Angeline Lee
    12th February 2015 / 12:03 am

    Scarves, coats and gloves and hats!!

  7. WhatLauraLoves
    12th February 2015 / 12:40 am

    This year I have relied on my oversized blanket scarf from ASOS. So warm and snuggly and one of those big pieces that you can just wrap around you in any old fashion and it looks great!

    Laura xxx

  8. ananda
    12th February 2015 / 2:56 am

    love scarves! and the coat! we don't get to wear coat here much!

  9. Hana Armstrong
    12th February 2015 / 5:11 am

    I love both of your looks. You can never go wrong with scarfs, beanies & layers of clothes during winter. Your whole look reminds me sooo much of Korean/Japanese Style. I like how your style your beanie & let out some of your long hair πŸ™‚

    Keep it up the good style πŸ˜€ #anewfollowerehere

    P/S: it's still summer here, in down under Australia πŸ™‚

  10. Suzanne
    12th February 2015 / 5:22 am

    Considering we have below minus 20 temps quite a bit throughout our Canadian winter I consider my wool coat and scarf, hat and mitts to be very essential!

  11. beautyqueenuk
    12th February 2015 / 11:38 am

    You do look really cosy and I love scarves and have a growing collection of them x

  12. Franc
    12th February 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Scarf can really keep you warm and also prevent you from having colds. Lip balm would also help reduce wind burns during the cold months.

  13. Raymond Vasquez
    12th February 2015 / 4:14 pm

    I wish I'd experience winter too. Here in my place right now our AC is turned on because it's so hot. Well, someday, I'm gonna build a snow man! Winter 101! haha Great pick of wears for winter! Suits you best!

  14. papaleng
    12th February 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Never experienced winter cause we live in a tropical country. But yours seems fit for the winter. Fancy coat.

  15. Michelle K
    12th February 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Love the coat! I live in scarves and cardigans at the moment! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  16. Charli Bruce
    12th February 2015 / 9:02 pm

    I need a coat like this, it looks so cosy! xxx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  17. Marxie β™”
    13th February 2015 / 5:00 am

    That coat looks really comfortable to wear. Love your hair color btw!

  18. Esha
    13th February 2015 / 7:11 am

    That coat, I heart it!

  19. Vanessa
    13th February 2015 / 8:47 am

    I love your Zara's coat and scarf, they make winter a pleasant experience, looking so fancy and with inimitable style!

  20. Kylie wenn
    13th February 2015 / 9:34 am

    I always think winter wear is very cool.. Just don't have the chance to wear it in the country I'm living in..

  21. 13th February 2015 / 10:08 am

    I love the coat! We have a Zara near us but haven't really been in – need to definitely give it a go, especially if they have such lovely clothes! Sim @

  22. Angelo The Explorer
    13th February 2015 / 11:55 am

    I wish I could collect coat myself. But the weather in the Philippines is just impossible. I like the style of the coat though.

  23. chloeting
    13th February 2015 / 11:56 am

    Nice coat! Nice hair colour too πŸ™‚

  24. Little Lady
    13th February 2015 / 12:51 pm

    That's a really good ensemble you've put together. The coat and the scarf match well and look comfortable and warm. Those are a must during winter.

  25. Fatemah Sajwani
    13th February 2015 / 3:16 pm

    i love scarves and is a must have winter item in my closet. by the way i love your hair color

  26. Fred Hawson
    13th February 2015 / 4:14 pm

    I just came from a winter place. I just had thermal underwear and multi- layering of thin coats/sweater. No really thick and heavy coats, yet I survived the 0 degree temperature. Aside from that, scarf, gloves and beanie should be enough.

  27. Eliz Frank
    13th February 2015 / 4:46 pm

    You look ready to conquer the winter winds out there. Today is one of our coldest days. Your outfit would be perfect.

  28. Julie Bardoe
    13th February 2015 / 6:16 pm

    A big chunky scarf if my must have winter essential, in fact I hate it when it warms up and I can no longer wear one! lol xx

    JustJulie | UK Beauty Blog

  29. yvonnembertoldo
    13th February 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I love your coat! Looks very stylish on you ^^ Unfortunately, we don't have winter here in our country.

  30. Maureen Hitipeuw
    14th February 2015 / 3:54 am

    That looks like a lovely warm coat and you look great. I remember how brutal winter can get so a thick warm coat is always a must πŸ˜€

  31. Beautykinguk
    14th February 2015 / 12:30 pm

    You do look really cosy! Hat, scarf and gloves for me!

  32. Lovelyladyjb
    17th February 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Scarf, hat, warm coat – check! I cannot wait for spring, I am dying for it!

  33. Phylicia Marie Pineda
    23rd February 2015 / 4:01 am

    Love Zara's winter coats! I have one that has a soft shearling lining that is detachable so the coat can be worn on warmer weather. Your winter look is great btw, so chic!

  34. 15th April 2015 / 5:41 am

    We dont have winter here in Manila though during dec to feb its kinda cold here so i usually wear long sleeves and jacket at night

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