Snow! | Navy Parka and Sperry Duck Boots
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We got some snow the weekend before last and unlike most normal people who would stay indoors and watch all day from their floor to ceiling windows, Brian and I ventured outside to take a few photos. #bloggerlife!
The snow stuck around enough that it gave us a snow day off of work the following Monday and a two hour delay on the following Tuesday as well. To be honest, that’s the only thing about snow I actually like. I like getting a day off of work and I like how snow looks after it just falls when it’s all fresh and new. Afterwards, we just get lots of black snow from the cars that go by and slush I have to walk through to get to work. Not fun. I have Raynaud’s disease which means that when I get cold, my blood doesn’t circulate to my fingertips and toes (and my ears too) and it feels like my hands and feet are asleep all the time. Winter is a tough time for me in general. Luckily, I have great winter gear that helps me get through it.
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I bought this parka from Zara a few years ago when we were in for a huge snow storm that gave us at least four feet of snow (Anyone remember Winter Storm Jonas?) I really liked this parka for its rich deep color and its long length. I want my parkas to be on the longer side so I can keep more of my body warm, even if it does make me look a bit shorter. It’s super warm and it has almost an a-line silhouette so you don’t lose your waistline. I no longer shop at Zara (or shop in general) but if you’re in need of a parka this winter, I highly recommend the Everlane ReNew Oversized parka. Not only is it ethically made, it has that lovely oversized look that would be perfect for cozying up inside this winter.
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Duck boots are an essential if you live somewhere that gets snow at all. I find these boots an absolutely necessity not only during the snowfall but afterwards when walking through slush and ice because they prevent me from slipping and falling. I got these duck boots from Sperry years ago but when I looked into their manufacturing practices recently, they don’t seem to be the most transparent so I can’t necessarily recommend these if you want a pair of duck boots that are made sustainably and ethically. I would recommend getting a pair of L.L. Bean boots or a pair of cool metallic boots from Beyond Skin.