Dressing for Winter

WARM TO THE CORE WITH UNIQLO HEATTECH

The Steele Maiden: Must Have Winter Activewear with Uniqlo Heattech

If you’ve been following along on Instagram then you know that at the start of the month I switched from my usual post-workday workouts to a morning routine. With an increasingly busy work/blog schedule leading into the holiday season, my 7PM workouts were only adding to my stress and felt more counter-productive than anything. But in the mornings – my mind is clear and I’m left feeling energized for the entire day ahead. Sounds great right?

There’s just one problem. As the colder days creep in, the number one thing that keeps me hitting snooze is the thought of leaving my warm bed and venturing out into the chilly morning air. Whether it’s just a brisk 5 minute walk to my nearby gym or a long run along the East River – I hate the thought of starting my day freezing cold. Which is where the Uniqlo Heattech collection comes in.

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TURTLENECK SWEATER AND METALLIC FLATS

Between seasons - neutrals and metallic flats

I swear this has been the weirdest ‘winter’ I can remember (and that includes the 2 we spent living in Los Angeles – because at least that weather was consistent). Sunday was warm enough for bare legs again, but because it’s still in that iffy in between seasons grey area, I’ve been sticking to mainly neutrals.

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NYFW LOOK 2: PLAID COAT AND DENIM JACKET

NYFW street style - plaid cocoon coat and denim jacket

On Sunday I spent the morning dashing from one cab to another (that biting cold was not good for my wallet) before hunting down my Valentine and a nice warm meal for brunch. I’d been saving this plaid coat for the occasion but once I realized it wouldn’t be enough to combat 1 degree temps I added this denim jacket underneath. 40 degrees this week has never felt so good.

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NYFW LOOK 1: FLARE JEANS AND TEDDY BEAR COAT

NYFW street style: Express flare leg denim and teddy bear coat

Between being sick on and off for the past couple of weeks (stomach bug meets terrible cold.. ugh) and the insane temps this past weekend – I’ve been a bit of a Fashion Week dropout this go around. Sometimes your body just screams at you to rest, and you’ve got no choice but to listen. When I did go out it was briefly, and I dressed warmly and comfortably with a small side of style.

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PINK STRIPE T-SHIRT: CASUAL WEEKEND

Casual Valentine's Day Look in Old Navy Pink Stripe T-shirt and denim jacket

Yesterday I styled this same pink stripe t-shirt for a girl’s night out look – but today, I’m taking it in a casual direction. Perfect for running weekend errands or for a relaxed take on Valentine’s Day style.

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