We had a short stint of winter weather in December (with rain around Christmas), then a relatively mild January, and now we’re back in the thick of winter with cold temperatures, wind, and snow showers. I’m sure you’ve heard by now about all of the snow that Seattle has been receiving (this month is the 8th snowiest month in Seattle so far). We haven’t been quite so lucky here in Boise (though I’m not so sure I’d consider Seattleites “lucky,” haha), but the mountains around us have been getting pummeled with snow. We’ve received dustings here and there—enough to make the roads a mess for the morning commute but not enough to call snow days, naturally. And if we do get any snow, it’s pretty much melted by the afternoon.
I’ve lucked out and not had to wear my snow boots too often so far (knock on wood, ha!). I’ve been getting away with ankle boots most days. My ankles do get chilly, but I only bare them if I’m not going to be outside for long, i.e. from my car to the office or from my car to the grocery store. (And if temperatures dipped really low, I’d opt for proper winter boots with wool socks.) I’m a big fan of this outfit because it combines my favorite type of boot—ankle boots, of course—and a cozy, oversized pullover. This is a combination I’ve worn to work a few times this winter. My boss thinks I look like a sheep, ha! I don’t mind because I enjoy feeling like I’m wearing a fluffy cloud.
To keep from getting too warm while sitting at my desk, I typically wear a thin long-sleeved Heattech tee by Uniqlo under the pullover. If I plan to be outside in the cold for an extended period of time, I’ll wear a slightly thicker layer (like a cashmere sweater) between a Heattech tee and the pullover and then add a heavier winter coat. I only have one coat that can fit over this pullover comfortably and it’s a men’s ski coat that my brother handed down to me, haha. Even though it’s huge on me (Korri and I can share it), it’s the warmest coat I own!