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Welcome to 2014! It’s been a little surreal so far. Maybe you’ve heard we’ve had a bit of weather in New England. After a quiet and cozy New Year’s Day at home with our pals, and intermittent monitoring of the weather reports, we went into snowstorm preparedness mode. By 11am Thursday M informed her team she’d be sending everyone home at 2pm, and by 3pm on Thursday afternoon everyone was home despite journeys in a bona fide blizzard and it’s been snow days ever since.

Fact: I have never been so damn cold in all my life.

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Every time we turn around someone’s pipes are bursting, there’s another terrible winter house fire, and temps are far below zero – creating dangerous ice, threatening frostbite in the blink of an eye (I had no idea a person could get it in as little as 30 minutes – isn’t that just horrifying?!), so we’ve kept safe and sound indoors. Our firewood supply is running alarmingly low!

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I used to say my comfort zone was 30ºF minimum. Not pleasant, but tolerable. My new comfort zone is anything above 0ºF and basically I have no idea who I even am anymore. Now I was already a tough cookie when I left SF, but at this rate by the time I leave here I seriously would not recommend crossing me because I’m pretty sure I’ll be bionic by then. Bionic! (Chicago friends, please don’t mock me. I know, I know. You either, Canada! I know who you are. Lunatics Hearty!) 

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Last night we braved -10ºF to walk a block to dinner, and today we stepped out to restock the pantry (and bar cart, not gonna lie) and all I wore under this miniskirt were tights. (Tights! Not even fleece-lined!) We thought we’d attempt to catch a little Vitamin D before the sun set at this little neighborhood park. The gazebo was full of snow but that didn’t stop us and neither did my tiny wool miniskirt.

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You might recognize the J. Crew skirt from an Autostraddle post last month, though it barely peeks out from under this H&M coat. Underneath is a plain black, long-sleeve painter tee, also from J. Crew, and I’ve got a creamy Madewell scarf and knee-high Lamica boots to help keep me toasty. The calf-hair polka dot bag and bracelet are from Madewell, too, and the sunglasses are from Anthropologie.

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I kind of love the leather driving gloves the best, though, and those are Rachel Zoe. (It’s kind of weird for me to have a pair of Rachel Zoe gloves, but I’ve been after a pair of fingerless driving gloves for awhile, and it was either these or a men’s pair by Varvatos. These were quilted, so they won!)

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Cheers to more snowy wonderland posts, perhaps a ski day or two, to Mexican hot chocolate and more rounds of fireside Banagrams, to finally buying and using a couple of sleds, and endless excuses for cozing and sticking bottles of bubbly in the snow for ciderosas (mimosas, but with fresh local apple cider). WINTER, Y’ALL.

XOXO,
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SBJ @ 9:23 PM

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