Posts tagged "winter"

Must Haves: 10 Winter Essentials You Should Buy At An Army-Navy Surplus Store

One of the big things I do to keep my wardrobe minimal is to buy the hardiest, simplest possible clothes and gear I can find whenever I have the occasion to buy something. I’m already gearing up for winter because the upcoming winter in Chicago is supposed to be about as bad as the last

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

Flask Mittens Are The Only Way You’re Going To Survive This Winter

It’s no secret that I hate winter with a very special kind of passion, which is unfortunate considering the fact that on the East Coast it tries to linger on all the way into late April like a bitter ex that won’t go away. Thankfully, these flask mittens now exist, so I can simultaneously keep myself…

Claire Hannum / September 19, 2014

16 Reasons Tights Season Is Awesome

I’m a summer baby through and through, so while a part of me is mourning the sudden drop in temperature outside, another part  is secretly thrilled because tights season is here! Tights season may not be a designated thing, but it should be. They may give the impression that they require effort and an air of…

Claire Hannum / September 15, 2014

8 Life Lessons I Learned From Skiing For The First Time In A Decade

Last weekend, I went skiing for the first time in over 10 years. To say I was nervous and excited would be an understatement; in the days leading up to my trip, I couldn’t help but worry about breaking a limb or, I don’t know, being crushed by an avalanche.

Thankfully, the friend…

Claire Hannum / February 15, 2014

North Carolina Teachers Rap “Ice Ice Baby” To Announce Snow Day

Why didn’t we ever have any teachers this willing to act like total dorks on the Internet? [YouTube]
Meanwhile, a little farther north, a college student learns the best way to handle not having a snow day off is to angrily tweet about it. [Gothamist]
A friend of Mia Farrow’s is blabbing…

Jessica Wakeman / February 13, 2014

Take A Pic And Show Us Your Snow Day!

Holy crap, you guys. It looks like Jack Frost’s wet dream outside.

Here in New York, the snowstorm is so bad that I’m pretty sure even the Dunkin’ Donuts near my apartment is closed. If you know anything about Dunkin’ Donuts, it’s that those guys would power through an apocalypse with gas mask…

Katie Oldenburg / February 13, 2014

The 18 Stages Of Being Single In Winter

When wintertime rolls around, it’s easy to feel like the only single person in the world. Couples are stumbling adorably in winter coats and scarves, chuckling over hot coffee and warming each others hands while we single folks are left to pile ourselves under books, Netflix, and the covers. It’s tough going solo when the…

Kelsea Stahler / February 9, 2014

You Can Skip The Gym This Winter Because Shivering Counts As Exercise

I think we can all agree that all the inclement weather is causing a collective bout of winter insanity. Everyone has their reasons. Mine is minor frostbite on my left, second toe that’s made trekking through slippery ice slush even more uncomfortable than it already was. Seriously, last night, I had a dream that it…

Ami Angelowicz / February 6, 2014

9 Beauty Products Specially Made For Cold & Flu Season

When you’re laid up with a winter cold, sinus infection or (aaack) the flu, the last thing on your mind is looking beautiful. But some beauty products will actually help you feel better, no matter how bad your symptoms might be. Stock up on a few of these goodies—– some of which cost just a few

Lilit Marcus / February 4, 2014

The 5 Stages Of Winter Insanity (In GIFs!)

In the dog days of winter, it’s a feat to maintain any semblance of the sanity that you take for granted the other three seasons. Although on December 21st, you may convince yourself that this year will be different, by the end of January, you’ll most likely be flipping off snowmen and telling anyone who…

8 Tips On How To Beat The Winter Blues

This time of year is tough. These cold months between the holidays and the first day of spring are like one giant, perpetual Monday staring you in the face. I’m generally a pretty happy-go-lucky person, but when the chilly months roll around, my personality changes. I get down in the dumps over just about everything.

Claire Hannum / January 20, 2014

An Open Letter To Fleece Leggings

Dear Fleece Leggings,

I wasn’t planning to buy you when I walked into a cute little boutique in East Nashville. In fact, I wasn’t planning to buy anything for myself. I was Christmas shopping for a few friends and had sworn on my rapidly dwindling bank account that I wasn’t going to buy…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 11, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Super-Warm Coats, Gloves, And Scarves To Get You Through This Winter

It’s been a pretty mild winter so far here in New York, with temperatures rising above 50 just last week … so it seems only karmic that just when we were thinking we could deal with winter at its best, we’re about to get it at its worst. Rumor has it (I go on Weather.com,…

Rachel Krause / January 18, 2013

Makeup Bag: Keep Your Icy Cool This Winter

It’s always around this time of year that we notice our skin has taken a turn for the lackluster. We don’t know where to point fingers: the colder temperatures, the food, the drinks, the activities, or (most likely) some combination thereof? As it happens, it’s also around this time of year that our shimmery bronzer…

Rachel Krause / December 26, 2012

Must Haves: 12 Cute Pairs Of Thick, Toasty Socks

Yep, our toes are freakin’ cold. We’ve traded out our seasonally inappropriate short socks for something with a little more substance. (Conveniently, they also happen to fit the fool-proof stocking stuffer bill.) You certainly won’t be embarrassed about any of these 12 cute, comfortable pairs should they decide to make a surprise over-the-boot appearance thi…

Rachel Krause / December 16, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Heavenly Bath Products To Get You Through The Season

Oh, yes, that time of year is approaching again, when all you really want to do is lay in the bathtub all day and night. When the weather gets cold and the days get short (like, so short) there’s nothing better to ease your Seasonal Affective Disorder-addled mind than to peel off the wool tight…

Rachel Krause / October 26, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: Marvelous Mittens

As much as we’d love to embrace the springy fashions that are starting to pop up in stores, it is still very much winter, and bundling up is the name of the game. Here are eight of our favorite mittens–all handmade by Etsy artisans, and all 20 bucks or less. Throw on a pair. Your…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 22, 2012

8 Reasons To Motivate Yourself To Go Out This Winter

Seasonal depression is very, very real. For once I am not joking.
The cold creeps in and consumes us all with ABC Family “25 days of Christmas” marathons and home delivery. Social lives are forgone at the risk of wearing open-toed heels in thirty-degree weather.
Although watching “The Grinch” 15 times in one week does sound fun, I’m here to remind you that…

College Candy / November 13, 2011

Mind Of Man: Snow Sucks When You’re Single

As I write this, the floating concrete mall known as Manhattan is experiencing a “wintery mix,” which is what happens when Old Man Winter has food poisoning. Walking to work this morning I got snow up my nose, elbowed in the fat wings by a grumpy Hobbit wrapped in scarves waiting for the subway, and…

John DeVore / February 2, 2011

Girl Talk: How A Happy Light Saved Me From SAD

After Daylight Saving Time ended in November, the old adage “spring ahead, fall behind” began to ring true. I not only fell behind in projects, socializing, and errands, all I wanted to do was fall asleep. Yoga after work? No energy. Dinner and drinks? No thanks; I’d rather go snooze on my couch. One afternoon,…

Rainbow Kirby / January 6, 2011