outfit: level 3 cold + how I stayed cozy at home this week.

winter outfit everlane apc puffer

I wore this outfit to walk my dog in Central Park today.  It’s actually an outfit that I’ve had on repeat for quite a while, except now with crepe sole ankle boots, gloves, a winter puffer and a beanie. With these ankle boots I’ve been able to convert my cropped trousers into something wearable in the winter.  I layer them over Uniqlo heat tech leggings and long wool socks.

It’s level 3 cold here in NYC.  My BF and I have 3 levels of cold based on the 3 types of coats we have.  It’s dipped into the 20’s this week.  Today I noticed the lake at the park had frozen over.  I snapped this picture of a crack on the surface where a big turtle poked his head out of the water.

frozen lake freddy.png

This week, I tried to stay as cozy as possible at home by lighting this Fasier Fir candle, which makes my entire apartment smell like a Christmas tree.  It was coincidentally ranked by refinery29 as one of the best holiday candles.  I’ve also been running “slow TV” on netflix in the background– it’s oddly satisfying to watch wood burn in the fireplace for 6 straight hours;  they even have an 8-hour video of a group of Norwegian women knitting a wool sweater from scratch.  And when I had a few friends over for a pre-holiday party, we sipped on this warm buttered bourbon cider, which everyone agreed, was amaze (I altered it a bit by using only a tiny sliver of butter per serving and it was still very good).

When it gets brutally cold out, it’s also time to step up the self care.  Hope you guys are taking it easy this holiday season.  Would love to know how you’re staying cozy and warm this winter.

[outfit:  everlane long puffer (from last year), *everlane wool cashmere turtleneck sweater, *madewell straight chino, apc armelle ankle boots; *=pre-owned]

4 thoughts on “outfit: level 3 cold + how I stayed cozy at home this week.

  1. Now I’m curious what your level 1 and level 2 coats are! I’m definitely in need of a level 2, but haven’t found anything I like yet. My friends and bf always tease me for being underdressed for the weather because a level 2 is probably exactly what I need down here in the South (temps have been in the 40s and 50s lately).


  2. I love my heated mattress pad. There’s nothing worse than trying to sleep when you’re cold. I crank it up to the highest level right before bed (9 or 10), then I turn it down to a 2 or 3 for overnight. The only bad thing is, sometimes I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning because I know those first few minutes are going to be awful. I just want to stay bundled up in my warm cocoon forever. Even if the thermostat is set to 68 or 70, there’s something about stale winter air that chills me regardless of the temperature.


    1. same here.. sometimes it takes me 45 minutes to finally roll out of bed.. those extra minutes are painfully blissful. i wish every morning could start at 10am in the winter. So cozy.


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