Winter Essentials for Crisp Cold Days



 Winter Magic








Winter is gracing the land with snow, wind, rain and hail. The holidays are here showering the land with images of Norman Rockwell's famous illustrations anticipating happy times.  There are thoughts of family traditions, visiting love ones, seeing friends, and eating Turkey with all the fixings along with relaxing, laughing and being thankful.  Yet, natures magnificent elements swirl, the world continues to spins and chaos remains paramount bringing prayers and thoughts of peace for all.    As a native of the Northwest, the varied seasons are a blessing and always create magical moments. The crisp cold mornings, the landscape changes and the excitement of the holidays is wondrous for the young and old. And, of course wearing stylish pants, cashmere turtlenecks, toasty scarves and warm apparel is so divine for every fashionista.  Fashion mavens know this is the one season to bedeck themselves in everything fashionable.  Winter is also the season to invest in the "best of the best" in quality fabrics and according to budget. Remember purchasing cheaper apparel will wear out and not last another season.   So in order to provide extra cozy moments lets highlight the top five "must have's" for a glorious and thankful holiday season!


"Baby it is Cold Outside"




Wrap in Style



I.  The Cashmere Scarf:  When the temperature drops a cashmere scarf provides necessary warmth to protect the face from the elements.  The extra pizzazz can brighten up a coat, add texture over a sweater all the while creating cozy warmth.   Of course, owning several designs and hues in other fabrics is perfectly divine.  This number is the cat's meow for the winter solstice. I have had a Burberry scarf for over five years and it still looks purr-fect and is very warm.



Burberry Heritage Giant Fringed Cashmere Muffler



Blake Lively - Jeans, Burberry and Leather!

"Winter dressing is all about chic outerwear" - George Kotsiopoulos


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The Slipper Queen





II.  UGG - Array of Cozy Hues:  Every year a pair of colorful or black UGG slippers conveniently appear under the tree.  These numbers are worn all year long rain and shine providing extra heat.   Imagine sitting next to a lavish fire with a pair of UGG's while snuggled under a faux fur while shipping holiday cheer?  Lovely - right!  My favorite style.  Mmmm....What  ray of color this year?



UGG Australia 'Ansley' Slipper (Women)




"Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don't you love a cushioned seat in the corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?" -  Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Pretty and Perfect Lips!







III.  Please Help Winter Lips:  With the winter graces of blue skies, crisp days and all the other weather happenings the lips can become chapped and dry.   This is not acceptable for fashion doyennes heading off to a holiday soiree.  Here are two lip balms that really work!  Promise!



Expensive Yes - Lasts Over Six Months

***This cream is for the eyes and lips.  Place a small amount around the eyes and on and around the lips.   Also, buy the refill as it costs less.  Remember purchasing multitudes of less expensive products will be ineffectual and waste dollars.   I know this for a fact and wish I hadn't partake in less expensive products recently. 

Dior 'L'Or de Vie' Eye Cream


Luscious Lips - Plumping and Moisturizing
 



Dior 'Creme de Rose' Smoothing Lip Plumping Lip Balm SPF 10


 Organic Lip Balm - Purse Size & Round Shape





EOS Organic Lip Balm - Pomegranite Raspberry


Achieve Adele Lips

"Hello, its me..." - Adele


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"Protect Thy Hands!"







IV.  Handsome Hands & Lux Gloves:  Hands take a vicious beating during the holidays and throughout the cold months.  Pamper in lotion and protect in a stylish glove.   Of course, if snowing or trampling through the outdoors a ski type of glove is more appropriate.  For now, concentrate on the lux glove for all upcoming events.

The Only Lotion




Kiehl's since 1851 - Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

Smells So Pretty!



Laura Mercier 'Ambre Vanille' Hand Creme


Stocking Gift Set




Laura Mercier 'Little Indulgences" Hand and Body Cream (Limited Edition)

Ah...Elegance Finest Moment



Nicole Kidman - Princess Grace - Grace of Monaco (2014)



Lux Leather Glove



Nordstrom Side Button Leather Glove

"Is the world intensely beautiful, or is it your hand holding mine that makes it so?" - Unknown


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Finish in Style




Angelina Jolie - The Tourist (2010)



V. The Sweater Dress:  Select a sweater dress in subtle and classic grey.  Add boots, scarf and tights.  Of course, a pair of gloves like Ms. Jolie always completes an ensemble.  Here are two worthy numbers!




Bailey 44 Mock Neck Sweater Dress


“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” - Coco Chanel



Enjoy the cold, sit by a fire, play in the snow, dance in the rain and overall embrace the holiday spirit and dress appropriately with Forever Chic Style - Winter Essentials.


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style



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