(Closed) Dealing with cold weather *Just for fun*

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Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper

Fleece lined tights under my pants is my #1 must have in cold weather. And mittens. And ear muffs.  But mostly I just try to avoid going outside in the winter…luckily I work from home lol.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Fleece lined tights FOREVER, lol. I work in NYC and they are a lifesaver when traveling from train to office. 

I also love long puffer coats, high boots, sweater dresses, faux fur scarves, thick mittens. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Sort of related, a shoe whinge. Why can my husband buy fleece lined shoes, but I (the one with cold feet) cannot get fleecy lined shoes unless I go full on hiking boot? I do have an excellent scarf collection though! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

A big warm hat – I HATE having a cold head. And the knowledge that hot coffee is waiting for me at my destination because I find that even in a travel mug it cools off too fast during my commute when it’s extra cold out. 

Post # 6
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I live in Virginia, so it normally only gets really cold a few days-weeks out of the year. When it goes get really frigid I wear my bear paw boots in the car to work and change into my dress shoes at work. I also love a nice travel cup full of hot coffee. Fleece lined tights are also a life saver with dress pants.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

-31 C here in Saskatchewan (-43 with the windchill)… thank goodness for remote car starters and heated seats!!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

We have a Dariy farm and so I have fed calves in the wind/snow/sleet when it was -35 degree F windchill and trust me you learn fast how to stay warm when out in that weather 15 hours a day. 

1. Thermal socks – if it is not at least 50% wool it is not really gonna keep you warm

2. Layers –  on any given day you will find me wearing at least 3-4 layers if not more. I always wear a tank under all outifts

3. Warm hat, scarf so you can pull over your nose to protect your face from frostbite, and  nice gloves if they waterproof they are the best. My problem is I have small hands and most work gloves are in mens sizes :/

4. Did you know they make thermal lined jeans? Problem is they only have them in the mens section so my booty will never fit in them. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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2girlsandhockey :  I can’t even imagine that kind of cold!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I just hibernate 😉

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Fiance bought me a very nice Columbia winter coat for my birthday about a month ago. I don’t know how I had been surviving the winters without a good coat before now. I just put on tons of layers under my wool pea coats but sheesh, I had no idea how much warmer an actual winter coat would make me.

I have not left the house without my sorel caribou boots in weeks.

Other necessities include fleece lined leggings, fingerless mittens, scarf, and wool knit hat.

My favorite way to keep warm though, is curling up with Fiance in front of the fireplace. 😉

 

 

edited to add: this morning when I went to the garage my car said it was 1°F (-17.2°C) so I guess its pretty cold, but not ridiculously bad

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

All add in those little hand/feet warmers.  Can get disposable or reuseable.

Things are actually a bit warmer here today.  We had some of our really cold temps in December.  I’m hoping we’re past the worst of it for this year although forecast is all over the place for this week.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I hate the cold. I wanted to die the past few days when not even a mountain of blankets was enough to keep me warm while I was inside in a heated home! I broke down and bought fleece-lined jeans when Target was having a sale last month and they are my new favorite thing. I never want to take them off! I don’t care if they’re a little bulky and make my thighs look even more enormous than they actually are. Do. Not. Care. Years ago I invested in enough pairs of Smartwool socks to get me through the week. Pricey but worth it. I wash and line dry them on the weekends to keep them in tip top shape. They actually have cute designs and they keep my feet toasty warm. I also have a Smartwool cami that I wear under my clothes on especially chilly days. Otherwise I layer basic tank tops under all of my outfits for an added layer of warmth.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

I have several sets of gloves, all of different thicknesses to balance warmth and ease of carry/storage. 

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