Winter Warmups

It’s just been so COLD, you guys.  Julia Lambert’s and my Gchats basically just consist of us moaning “it’s cold” at each other while we google sweaters and tropical vacations we can’t afford.  So today I’m sharing all the things I want to wear right now that will either keep me warm while I’m forced to do things like “go to work” or “be productive”, or that will warm my spirit while I’m snuggled in my bed/drinking hot chocolate/hibernating with the cats.

Wool Stockings

There is nothing that makes me feel sassier than stockings and a suspender/garter belt, but it’s cold outside yo.  Regular stockings are not the most insulating of garments, but thankfully Levante makes beautiful wool stockings to wear with your favorite lingerie ensembles.  Now you can wear your sexy lingerie AND retain feeling in your legs.  Win-win!

Levante plain wool stockings (£10.99), available in black, charcoal, mocha, sherry in sizes medium, tall, and xtall.

Levante plain wool stockings (£10.99), available in black, charcoal, mocha, sherry in sizes medium, tall, and xtall.

Stupidly Expensive Pajamas

Hear me out.

Jenny Packham Long Pyjama Set ($2,000) at Journelle, available in sizes Small, Medium, Large.

Jenny Packham Long Pyjama Set ($2,000) at Journelle, available in sizes Small, Medium, Large.

I am OBSESSED with Jenny Packham lingerie.  Obsessed.  It is beautiful.  It is the stuff that every princess dream is made of.  It is literally only suited to sweeping around gigantic penthouses and/or castles.  I covet it, despite the fact that I will probably never be able to afford it or fit into it.  Compared to the floating gowns and sumptuous kimonos from A/W 2013, the above pajamas in the current collection really caught my eye: they’re almost jaunty!  Also (you know the drill): polka dots.

Betty Blue’s Loungerie Lucille Robe

Lucille Robe by Betty Blue's Loungerie.  £105.00, available in sizes XS-XL

Lucille Robe by Betty Blue’s Loungerie. £105.00, available in sizes XS-XL

Does this not look like a snuggly cloud?  It does, doesn’t it?  A warm snuggly pale blue cloud of delight.  It’s calling me and wants me to take it to bed with me.

Cashmere Panties by Econica

Cashmere panties by Econica ($38.00 each) available in sizes XS-XL in assorted colors.

Cashmere panties by Econica ($38.00 each; custom colors/sizes for $40.00 each) available in sizes XS-XL in assorted colors.

Well, these are magical.  I have to say that before last year I’d never considered that knitted knickers would ever appeal; and now it’s just SO DANGED COLD (except in the office, where my supervisor has been keeping the thermostat at 75, which makes getting dressed in the morning A TREAT) that these seem like they’d be just the ticket for a weekend sleep-in.

A Classic Fleece Robe

Soft as Snow Robe by Make + Model ($48.00) in Pink/White Stripe.  Available in sizes XS-XL and 1X-3X.

Soft as Snow Robe by Make + Model ($48.00) in Pink/White Stripe. Available in sizes XS-XL and 1X-3X.

Maybe pin-up-inspired pale fluffy blue cloud robes aren’t your thing?  Stick to the basics: I love the classic pink and white stripes on this yummy fleece robe.

Supportive Loungewear

Racerback Top (£30.00) and Fold Lounge Bottoms (£22.00) by Bravissimo. Top in sizes 30-38 D-E, F-G, GG-H, HH-J, bottoms in sizes S-XL.

Racerback Top (£30.00) and Fold Lounge Bottoms (£22.00) by Bravissimo. Top in sizes 30-38 D-E, F-G, GG-H, HH-J, bottoms in sizes S-XL.

So, yeah, your arms might get cold, but that’s what your fluffy fleece robes are for, yes?  I really like the grey and mint color combo in Bravissimo’s latest pajamas, and I love that they fit and offer support up to a J-cup!

Stay warm friends.  Happy weekend!

4 Comments on Winter Warmups

  1. Erica of A Sophisticated Pair
    January 31, 2014 at 1:50 pm (6 years ago)

    I live in NC, so this is probably warmer climate privilege talking but . . . we have had a COLD winter! Earlier this week, our lows were like 5 degrees. 5 friggin’ degrees! Our average winter highs are supposed to be in the upper 40s to low 50s, but we’ve stayed more in the 30s and below. So, winter warmups are exactly what I needed today. Also, more sweaters. And more boots. . . definitely more boots. 🙂

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    • Sweets
      January 31, 2014 at 1:54 pm (6 years ago)

      YES more boots! I’m trying to replace a 7-year-old pair that’s finally dying, and I feel like all the boots sold out in December and all I can find are sandals. So. cold.

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  2. Alicia
    February 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm (6 years ago)

    That’s colder than our usual lows of 20F here in coastal Alaska, where it also now 5F at night. So you have street cred now! I am getting out the fleece leggings today. And my Tutti Rouge Liliana, for warmth. And so that my fitted Lands End fleece shirt will lay more nicely. Yes, that will actually be my work outfit today.

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  3. Lisa R
    February 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm (6 years ago)

    I am pleased to report the weather here in New Mexico is warmer than usual, dry too. Don’t look forward to the dusty spring, though. We pray for rain here, snow too, just ain’t happening anytime soon. Still anything warm is appreciated. Those wool stockings would look and feel great but they just wouldn’t get enough wear out here.

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