Before I they called it Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) – I think they just called it the Winter Blues. From which I most definitely suffer. Between the seemingly endless cold, grey days and the fact that it’s dark by 4:30PM, the winter months always leave me feeling generally a bit lackluster. So my best defense? Force myself to get outside and take advantage of any and all sun, while wearing something happy. Which for me, ironically, means the color blue.
This time of year I find myself reaching for winter basics more than anything else. Blame it on the post-holiday blues, a busy work schedule or the biting cold, but I just can’t seem to be bothered with things other than closet staples in the month of January. That’s fine by me though when it involves things like my favorite black denim or this new fisherman sweater I’d been searching for ages to find.
If you live anywhere in the Northeast, then you know that it’s cold right now. Like bone chilling cold. After spending most of Saturday running around Central Park in the snow, slipping and sliding.. and taking quite a few snowballs in the line of fire between Adam and his brother… the weather took a serious turn towards unbearable on Sunday. Which means lots of blankets, cups of tea, and when I MUST outside – layers.
I always like to start a new year by refreshing some of my daily routines and more than ever before I’ve been thinking about my skincare. I’ll be turning 30 later this year and now is the time to create a really solid routine that will prevent early signs of aging on my skin. Aside from the whole birthday looming though.. winter in New York is incredibly hard on my skin. Last winter I really struggled with drastic dryness and in turn, surprising breakouts. Not ideal. So this year I couldn’t wait to try out Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream Moisturizerand Bi-phase Serum.
I’ll be the first to admit, winter style is not exactly my favorite thing. But since we’re really just now getting in to it and spring still seems ages away, I’ve resolved to try my best to come up with practical yet fun/interesting/stylish options to share with you all. The first being this suede skirt and teddy coat combo.