I hope this month is going well for you all who are getting some snow! Winter is upon us and temperatures are dropping into the negatives across the northern states. Thankfully, I’ve been here for a year now, so I have a pretty good idea of what to expect in a Minnesotan winter. It gets wicked cold here – so cold that they have to cancel school for the little kids! At first that didn’t make sense to me, but then I realized that it would be cruel to make a child wait for the bus in -30 degrees. Basically, these kids get snow days AND cold days. Their chances of not having school in the winter is significantly higher than a Massachusetts student. I feel absolutely cheated of a potentially epic childhood.
But that’s okay. I got to see the Red Sox finally break the curse in my lifetime, so all is well.
Anyway, before my first Minnesotan winter could set in, I was on a mission to find the warmest staples. I knew that I needed the best jacket, gloves/mittens, and boots in order to survive the walk from my car to the door of the closest building. This decision was crucial. In the end, I decided on getting the Canada Goose jacket and mittens. These provide so much insulation that I can literally wear a tank top underneath the jacket in the midst of the polar vortex and end up sweating underneath. Also, their mittens provide plenty of warmth for my little fingers, when I am scraping the ice off my car.
As for these boots, they were actually a Christmas present from my sister. Her reasoning for buying this brand was because they have an amazing lifetime warranty. Luckily for me, I did not need to test these boots out until that following January. After wearing them through my first fierce Midwestern winter, I will say that my sister made the right choice. These are unbelievably warm, and my toes are forever grateful.
No frostbite with any of these products yet!
Sweater: Banana Republic (sold out) |Jacket: Canada Goose (via Nordstrom)
Mittens: Canada Goose (sold out on their site but can be found through third party sites or in stores)
I hope this post is helpful for any of you, who plan on going anywhere super cold to live forever or for vacation! Thanks for reading 🙂