Cold Weather Basics

aerosoles slippers

Greetings from chilly Kansas City! Since arriving here a few days ago I’ve discovered that no article of clothing will ever be warm enough for this place. Looking ahead at the week’s weather, 30 degrees isn’t anything compared to a low of 9 degrees! Unfortunately, I left most of my cold weather clothes back home in Maryland. Not even these adorable Aerosoles slippers my boyfriend’s mom gave me can keep me warm enough out here!

Moving to Kansas City is like my life is coming full circle, and when I say my life I mean mine, my dad’s, and his ancestors. My dad was born in a little town just outside of Columbia, MO and his dad, grandparents, great grandparents, and so forth were all from this area. You could say my dad’s family helped settle the prairie way back when.

Cold Weather Must-Haves

I’ve been warned by many people that the cold people experience here is going to be intense to my Maryland blood. My sweet boyfriend walked outside this morning and was surprised by the ice on his windshield. Having slipped and skidded on ice many times, I’ve decided to jot down a list of things I’ll need to deal with this winter weather. Take notes!

  • Salt- melts down the ice
  • Kitty Litter- helps with traction for your tires (no idea why)
  • Ice Scraper- Do I need to explain this?
  • Hot Hands- These little packs are the best things to have in your gloves!
  • Snow Boots- My favorite is the LL Bean duck boot. It’s a classic!
  • Cera Ve Lotion- A dermatologist recommended it to me because it’s for sensitive skin but it also helps with windburn.
  • Layered Gloves- Leather on the outside and wool on the inside for double insulation.
  • EOS Lip Balm- The adorable shape of this product made me try, the results of it are making me keep it.

If you’re from a cold weather state, leave a comment with your cold weather must-haves! Stay warm!

witty n pretty


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0 Responses to Cold Weather Basics

  1. Amelia Vesper says:

    Nice! It doesn’t snow that much here in Seattle, but thanks to my mom (who grew up in Nebraska) I still always keep the salt, kitty litter, and ice scraper in my car, just in case πŸ™‚

    xo Mil

  2. I can sympathize, here in the UK it is always cold. Layers, scarves and boots are standard dress over here! Love the slippers

  3. Lor says:

    Those slippers are awesome! I have very similar-looking ones, only the ones I use are like an actual boot (’cause I’m that much of a freezing-whimp all the time).
    For Christmas, my boyfriend’s parents gave me a big, extremely cozy throw that they knew I’d love and something called “hand warmers” they got from our local pharmacy there..I’m still trying to finger out how they work but let’s just say, they know me too well πŸ˜‰

    • Liz says:

      Oh I know what those are! I think you shake them and the friction heats them up! I call them hot hands so I think it’s the same thing.

  4. lindseymshak says:

    Bean boots are a must for me as well! They’re great for warmth and trudging through the snow here in Boston!

  5. carmitive says:

    Aaw those slippers look so cozy! Perfect for the cold winter days πŸ™‚ xx, Carmen from

  6. If it makes you feel any better I completely understand what you’re going through. I was in Ohio for two days and the high was four degrees. Our low in New Mexico about now is in the thirties, I hope you adjust better than I would to cold weather:)!

  7. Jonas says:

    I have suffered through dry skin during the winter. Another recommendation from a dermatologist is skin lotion with ammonium lactate (I opt for Amlactin.). That was a game changer for me. It healed my skin quickly and the effects lasted longer.

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