It’s Cold Outside!

I usually keep the heat off until we absolutely have to turn it on, usually mid-November.  This year we had to turn it on late-October.  Not fun.  I keep the heat off because of one reason, the utility bill.  Yep.  I’m cheap.  I admit it.  My answer to those I live with, “You have socks.  You have sweatshirts.  This is why I buy comfy throws.”  

What is your ‘go to’ for keeping warm when the miser in your home refuses to turn on the heat?  Mine is flannel pajama pants, super thick socks, a turtleneck, and a sweatshirt.  I love dressing warm.  It’s my favorite outfit!  Even if its leggings, thick socks, boots, long skirt, turtleneck and a sweater, topped off with a scarf.  It’s my favorite outfit.  

Warm clothes are the best!  They are the cutest!  I saw a sweatshirt today at Torrid that was a soft pale pink/brown with yellow and coral roses on it.  I don’t even like roses, but I loved that sweatshirt, a lot.  (It might end up in my wardrobe before the season it over.  I’ll let you know if it does.)  Another favorite of mine is the fleece sweaters by Bryn Walker.  They are the warmest!  There are times when I will put my blue one and I can’t leave it on!  However, that blue one has come in handy walking around Chicago in October.  I wore it continually on our Carnival Alaskan cruise.  It was perfect for walking around on deck.  

Knee socks, nice and thick and warm…and fun!  Unfortunately, I don’t have too many ‘fun’ knee socks.  I have a couple of fun regular socks (you have to check out John’s Crazy Socks!).  Boots are the next reason to love cold weather.  I live in boots in cold weather.  I have suede brown boots I happened onto at Sears one day.  I have blue suede boots by Stuart Weitzman, they are amazing sooooo warm.  I love my brown lace up boots I got at DSW.  And, my black boots are also Stuart Weitzman.  Knee socks and boots, is there anything else more wonderful!

To steal a phrase, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”


Published by Carolyn Bendall

A fashion and image expert, presenting seminars, classes, and individual consultations. Monthly makeover column in the Commercial Appeal, hosts a radio show on fashion, beauty, image, and entertainment, writes a blog reviewing products with complete honesty, and trains image consultants from around the world.

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