Colder Times Ahead

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Now that the cold weather has officially rolled into New York City, it’s officially time to start really thinking before I leave the house for my commute. First things first, you need some comfy coats that can withstand the bite of the autumn air. This was something that took me a while to master. I always see a cute coat in H&M or Zara and I get suckered into it thinking “Oh, this is thick enough, I’ll be fine,” only to be shivering through the whole season. Pro Tip: Don’t let the trendy polyester coats pull you in.

I always go for a wool coat with a good collar for the wind. Make sure it’s lined so that the wool is not itchy on your skin –  been there, done that.

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This one is from J Crew Factory – it’s a wool/ poly blend and has a GREAT collar, also your paying less at the factory store!

The other three items I can’t leave the house without? Gloves, A blanket scarf and a hot mug of tea/coffee.

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I just picked up this blanket scarf from Zara and oh my gosh it’s so soft and warm. A blanket scarf is essential for me because the train rides can be cold and sometimes you really need to wrap yourself up.

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Gloves are investment piece for sure. I got these leather Ugg ones last Christmas and my hands have never been happier. They are also smart gloves so no removal for texting needed. And they really work too trust me.

Now, if you know me, you know I take my travel mugs/ water bottles very seriously. Of course I’d recommend a Swell for keeping your liquids hot and cold, but for ease of access, this Yeti one has become my new favorite. The company makes AMAZING coolers and this travel mug does not disappoint.

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I hope this can keep you a little warmer as the temperature continues to drop!

Happy Reading

Maura xoxo

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