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Must Haves: 10 Bad Weather Boots That Aren’t Hideous

It only took 13 years, but I finally feel like I understand how to dress cute and comfortably for the face-numbingly cold East Coast winter. I have a couple truly warm coats, a pile of snuggly sweaters that don’t make my neck break out in hives and finally understand why the person who invented ear muffs deserves a medal. But I am still at a loss as to what shoes to wear on those days where it’s snowy and freezing out and my outfit-matching pumps are realllllly not ideal for sidestepping massive piles of dog piss-stained slush. Snow boots are the answer, but they’re so ugly, right? Well, most are, but not all, especially if you’re open to adding a certain rugged twist to your overall aesthetic. Here are 10 pairs of bad weather boots that you won’t be pissed at for ruining your cute outfit.

How To Spend All Those $50 Gift Cards

I know that they’re often considered impersonal, but I love to get gift cards for holidays and birthdays. It’s the thought that counts and if you know I would much rather pick out something I will love/use/wear rather than feign appreciation for your attempt to pick out something I will love/use/wear, gimme a gift card and I will love you for it. Now, it just so happens that I only got one gift card for Christmas this year and it’s for a yarn store (PSYCHED), but that doesn’t mean I can’t advise you what to buy with your stack of $50 gift cards to stores like Sephora, GAP and Bed Bath & Beyond. Let’s go shopping!

Awesomely Affordable: 50 Winter Coats For $150 And Under

Brrrrrrr, it’s cold in here! If you haven’t bought a winter coat, don’t shed a tear. I found 50 awesomely affordable pieces of outerwear! From faux fur and hooded to puffy and sleek, your chances of staying warm this season don’t have to be bleak. So click through this gallery and break out your credit card, but warning: choosing which coat to buy is bound to be hard…

Must Haves: 12 Cozy Sweaters To Get You Through Winter

I spend a significant portion of the winter months talking about how cold I am, how much I hate the cold, how I can’t wait for it to be summer, how the cold makes me want to die, how it seems like winter lasts twice as long as the good seasons, and, again, how much I hate the goddamn cold. Winter’s only saving grace is that it’s actually, you know, necessary to go shopping for warm clothes, because it’s not like it would be wise to freeze to death. Really, a winter wardrobe should be government subsidized. If it was, I would totally buy all of these super cute and cuddly sweaters. Maybe I would ever take the complaining down a notch.

Must Haves: 10 Blankets Masquerading As Coats And Capes To Swaddle Yourself In This Winter

As I’ve previously noted, there are few things I am just doing to NEED in order to make it through another bitterly cold New York winter, among them, a BLANKET coat or cape. A blanket coat/cape is just what it sounds like — a large piece of fabric that is ostensibly something you’d have draped over your couch or on your bed, only with two arm holes. Sometimes there may be a belt or a hood or even a scarf attached, but the basic construction is that of a blanket, not a ton of bells and whistles. And who doesn’t want to walk around all winter swaddled like a newborn baby? Here are 10 I’m dreaming about…

Must Haves: 12 Cute & Cozy Winter Staples From Joe Fresh

If you’re getting bored of scooping up affordable basics from brands like the GAP, Old Navy and American Eagle, check out Joe Fresh. I hadn’t really paid much attention to Joe Fresh until recently, when I saw a sweater I liked in a magazine and then perused their website, impressed with the affordable prices, seemingly well-made construction and stylish twists on basics. Their winter stuff is especially awesome — comfy, perfectly cut sweaters, chic over-the-knee boots, boatneck striped shirts and puffy coats galore! Click on for some of my fave pieces…

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