Winter Style Essentials 2018

Chicago is spoiling us this week with above 30 degree weather, but next week we are back to freezing. Today I'm sharing my 10 favorite winter essentials that help me survive freezing temps, stay healthy, stylish and warm.

1 | Faux Fur

My faux fur vests are a life saver for Fall and Winter! Layer with bulky sweaters during single digit temps, wear on a warmer day without a jacket or wear over a jacket for a stylish flair.



2 | Over the Knee Boots

This is the one trend that I'm totally on board with! There's a reason everyone loves these boots. For me I love how warm, comfy and chic these boots are. 



3 | Turtle Necks

For a while I avoided turtle necks because they reminded me of the tacky holiday shirts we wore as kids, but this winter I fell in love! Inspired by my recent journey to simplify my life, I traded in my bulky collection of scarves for turtle necks. Love the no-fuss warm style. 


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5 | Fun Hat

I'm loving how fun and stylish this hat is from Blush Clothing Boutique in Lakeview Chicago !



6 | Stylish Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is half the battle for maintaining good skin and health in the winter. I love my faux marble water canister from Urban Outfitters.


Photo by Urban Outfitters

Photo by Urban Outfitters

7 | Emergen-C & Vitamin D

For a long time I didn't know why I felt mentally slow and down some days in the winter. After going to my doctor I realized that I had a vitamin deficiency from lack of sun exposure. After taking Vitamin D I started to feel back to normal. I also take Emergen-C when I'm feeling worn down or when I'm recovering from being sick. 

Important!: Check with your doctor to see if you have any vitamin deficiencies or needs before taking these. 

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8 | Multi-Tasking Hair Product

To prevent damage and freshen up 2 day unwashed hair, I use Living Proof's 5-in-1 styling treatment

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9 | Essential Oils

A few months ago I started using essential oils to help manage stress. I have lavender oil in my gym bag to up-level my gym experience and I use a diffuser at home while listening to spa music. I recommend any of Sage wellness products. 


10 | Statement Gloves

When your statement necklace is hiding under all those layers why not statement gloves. Pick a bold color or pattern to compliment your go to jacket. These green gloves were a lucky find at Marshall's. You can find similar ones on Amazon or shop other bold gloves like these at J.Crew.



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