If you followed my former blog Paper Tigress then you may remember my Polyvore sets. I have recently fell back in love with making Polyvore sets and have since wondered why I ever stopped making them in the first place? They’re a great source of inspiration and I have so much fun putting them together. Since we are in the dead of Winter today I am bringing you my Winter essentials.
1. A HOT BEVERAGE
I would personally like to thank Starbucks for getting me through the madness that is and was the holiday season. There is nothing quite like a hot beverage on a cold day. My go-to drink is an iced vanilla chai.
Boots have been and continue to be a staple in my life and in my wardrobe. They make my life so easy and effortless. I am a firm believer that a pair of boots can go with everything. I can quickly put together an outfit, throw on a pair of boots, and I am good to go.
3. ILLUMINATING FACE PRIMER
While I have oily skin, during the colder months, my face tends to be drier than usual. I find that while a matte foundation works wonders for me during hotter months that during the colder months they can make my skin look dry and dull. That’s where illuminating face primers come in. I love using an illuminating face primer mixed in with my foundation to give my skin that radiant glow.
This is a no brainer. Whenever I have been stupid enough to brave the cold without a coat on I can just hear my mother saying, “Where is your coat?”
5. OVERSIZED SWEATERS
Much like boots, oversized sweaters have also been and continue to be a staple in both my life and wardrobe. I prefer my sweaters to have some sort of mockneck or turtleneck to them.
A pair of black tights is an easy way to transition your Spring and Summer pieces into an outfit that’s more appropriate and warmer for Fall and Winter. Where would I be without a trusty pair of black tights?
7. A BOLD LIP
There’s just something about wearing a bold lip during Winter that I am drawn to. Perhaps it’s because the weather is dull and dreary, for lack of better words, and a bold lip seems to brighten the day.
Moisturizer has become an essential part of my life. One of my favorite moisturizers is First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration. This stuff is great because you can use it on your face, hands, and everywhere else on your body.
10. FUZZY SOCKS
Fuzzy socks not only do a great job at keeping my feet warm and cozy, but they also come in such a wide variety of fun colors and patterns. I am definitely a fan.
What are your Winter essentials? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you for reading.
Alexis Renae Griggs