Winter Favorites


I guess I dropped the ball on the whole gift guide thing. It’s probably because I’m soooo behiiiinddaah. On Christmas shopping, blogging, wedding planning, life. That’s normal though, right? We all feel a little overwhelmed this time of year?

Well tomorrow is officially the first day of winter so instead of a gift guide, I put together a list of my favorite things that help me survive winter. You know, because it’s always so unbearably cold here in California.



J. CREW Lodge Mocassin Slippers– I bought these slippers a few months ago and I am in love. They’re soft, fluffy, and super comfortable. I would wear them to work if I could get away with it.




Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk– my skin tends to dry out in the winter so I need a cleanser that won’t strip it of it’s natural oils. This one is gentle and moisturizing plus I love that it doesn’t have any wonky chemicals in it.


LUSH Mint Julep Lip Scrub– please tell me I’m not the only one suffering from chronic chapped lips right now? I’ve been trying to up my daily water intake to help but a little tasty lip scrub never hurts. The vanilla mint flavor in this one is ah-mazing.


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream– I just finished a bottle of this hand cream and plan to purchase a new one as soon as possible. Between working in healthcare and cooking at home, I’m constantly washing my hands so they are always dry. I keep a bottle of this on my night stand to apply before bed and it works great. Not only is it extremely hydrating but it’s formulated without harsh chemicals and the company doesn’t test on animals.



Athleta Polartec Powerstretch Low-Rise Pant– these are hands down, the warmest and most comfortable pants I have ever owned. They have a thick fleece lining and come in different lengths which is perfect for tall chicas like myself. They’re a little pricey but I bought mine a year ago and they still look like new so I think they’re well worth the cost. They also have skinny ones that fit more like yoga pants and they would be great for outdoor running in colder climates.



Pottery Barn Luxe Cozy Robe– confession: I sleep in this robe. It’s just so dang cozy that I can’t take it off! I also bought this over a year ago {without monogramming} and have washed it at least a hundred times but it’s still as soft and snuggly as ever.



Lentil Soup with Cauliflower and Cheese– holy deliciousness. My little lovely lentils with healthy veggies soaked in broth then topped with broiled parm? Heaven in a bowl.



Mighty Leaf Chamomile Citrus Tea– chamomile is my favorite kind of hot tea but a lot of the blends I’ve come across have licorice in them which I am not too fond of. This one is soothing and has a very subtle citrus flavor. A cup of this + a good book = the perfect way to wind down on a cold winter night.


We’re off to a holiday get-together tonight so I have to wrap things up here. Enjoy your weekend!


What are some of your winter favorites?