11/02/2015

My Winter Essentials

BRRR IT’S COLD IN HERE

“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?

35 comments so far.

35 responses to “My Winter Essentials”

  1. Vivian Yuen says:

    You look so cosy!! Lovely coat~

    LIVE.IN.LOVE

    ~

  2. karolina ΕΎ says:

    you're so beautiful omg, xo!

    http://karolinakz.blogspot.com/

  3. Naffy says:

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

  4. kerri @ Beauty and Things says:

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

  5. Face Up Beauty says:

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

  6. 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

  7. Angeline Lee says:

    Scarves, coats and gloves and hats!!

  8. WhatLauraLoves says:

    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
    http://www.whatlauralovesuk.com

  9. ananda says:

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

  10. Hana Armstrong says:

    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™‚

  11. Suzanne says:

    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!

  12. beautyqueenuk says:

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

  13. Franc says:

    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.

  14. Raymond Vasquez says:

    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!

  15. papaleng says:

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

  16. Michelle K says:

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

  17. Charli Bruce says:

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

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  18. Marxie β™” says:

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

  19. Esha says:

    That coat, I heart it!

  20. Vanessa says:

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

  21. Kylie wenn says:

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

  22. 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 @ simslife.co.uk

  23. Angelo The Explorer says:

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

  24. chloeting says:

    Nice coat! Nice hair colour too πŸ™‚

  25. Little Lady says:

    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.

  26. Fatemah Sajwani says:

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

  27. Fred Hawson says:

    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.

  28. Eliz Frank says:

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

  29. Julie Bardoe says:

    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

  30. yvonnembertoldo says:

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

  31. Maureen Hitipeuw says:

    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˜€

  32. Beautykinguk says:

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

  33. Lovelyladyjb says:

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

  34. Phylicia Marie Pineda says:

    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!

  35. lee rosales says:

    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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