Ok, yeah – the title of this post is a little dramatic. But seriously, it’s COLD out. Like really really really cold out! I think you can agree with me on this one (unless you’re from Texas or Florida, or anywhere else with warm weather).
But seriously, it’s freezing! I dread the three minute walk across Marymount’s campus to class and work, but I’m still so thankful for having such a small campus for this exact reason! My face actually hurts from the wind, UGH NOT CUTE! I’m doing everything I can to stay warm here in Virginia – I thought temperature was supposed to be warmer in the South (and yes, I call Northern Virginia the South)?!
There are two things that have been keeping me sane during these blistering cold days and nights (yup, here comes the drama again) — my parka and tea.
Parka || I was looking for a cute parka for so long, but couldn’t find one that didn’t make me look even shorter than I am (#MidgetProbs). I was walking around Pentagon City mall on my break, when I saw The Gap was displaying their new parkas. I immediately ran in to try one on, and was soon disappointed when they only had a Small — which drowned me. I looked online to see that the XS was sold out, once again disappointed. A few days later, I decided to check the website one more time and the XS was back in stock! Super exciting, I know. I ordered it right away, and even used a discount (some sort of pre-Black Friday sale). Long story short, I’M IN LOVE! The parka is SO warm because of its lined vest (removable too!) and I have enough room to wear a ton of layers underneath! I recommend this to everyone — there’s only three colors left though and they’re Spring colors.
Tea || Since I don’t drink coffee, I’m an avid tea drinker. I’m also huge on trying every type of tea in the world. Usually I stick to English Breakfast Tea as my routine morning cup, but will often go for a Chai later on in the day. I think using a cute mug, like this monogrammed one, can change someone’s mood or outlook on a day (especially if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed). I monogram everything I own, so of course I ordered a monogrammed mug – which I switch on and off with my kate spade mug.
How are you surviving these cold days and nights?!