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A Canadian Girl's Guide to Keeping Warm

Foggy glasses? That feeling when your toes thaw? Washing your car and then having the doors freeze shut? The endless streak of indoor recesses that drive the kids batty and the teachers even battier?  When it's only -30 out and it feels nice because the day before was -45?  When your weather app starts putting images of igloos for your city on the extreme cold warning days?  That cozy feeling when you finally warm up next to the fire, or with a hot chocolate or likely because of a healthy dose of Baileys?

Yup, that is winter for us in the prairies and you either need to move or learn to embrace it.  Me, I'm all about the embracing.  When we can celebrate New Year's Eve outside while tobogganing and having a bonfire all the while enjoying the Northern Lights, you quickly learn to appreciate the beauty that comes with living in the great white north. So for you today I have A Canadian Girl's Guide to Keeping Warm.

I figured for today's post, in the midst of a cold snap (averaging -30, or so it seems) it would be fun to show you what a Canadian girl typically wears to keep warm....because although it is that cold out, we still do things: like cross country ski, go to movies, daydream about hot vacations, take our kids out to their sporting events and get together with our friends.

What I like to wear: tuques, leggings, big sweaters and tall socks or leg warmers.

Handmade tuque by my friend, Carmen. I love tuques.

Lululemon Sweat and Savasana Sweater , Wunder Under Crop Pants and knee high woolies

What my friends wear: layers, tuques and cozy sweaters.

Sara is wearing a blardigan and Candace has on a sywash- which, didn't we all have a version of this sweater growing up?

Alison is cozy in a sweater and tuque.

While we do live in a winter wonderful that can be cold at times, life doesn't stop and what we've learned very quickly is that winter can be fun if you're dressing in comfortable layers which are guaranteed to keep you warm.

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Linking up with the beautiful ladies from the Blended Blog for the New Year Styled Link up.


  1. I often wonder how the heck you stay warm and when I want to complain that I am cold, I think of you :*

  2. I have to admit, I absolutely love the winter! While I am a beach girl, I am also a snow bunny! Nothing like the curl up in cozy sweaters, socks, slippers and adorable hats! You're so stinking cute and I love the title of this post!

  3. I hate the cold, the really cold, but overall love living here. Last year when we spent Xmas in Cuba all of us felt it wasn't the same without the snow and all the playing that comes with it. Anyway, I love that toque and I also spent all weekend in my lululemon gear and big boots.

  4. That heart beanie is seriously the cutest. Great piece for Valentine's Day too -xo


  5. Tuques are the beat winter accessory to hide bed head. Enough said.

  6. I love winter and snow, but we don't get much of it here in Texas!

  7. Oh I just love being all bundled up when it's cold. Leggings and tunics are my go-to!

  8. I think I need to invest in a Blardigan, or something similar they seem like such a versatile item that can easily add another layer, which is always nice during winter!

  9. I think your cold is like our rain - you deal with it and move on - otherwise you'd never get anything done. You look so adorable in your cold weather clothes - and I think I need that Blonde sweater!

  10. Hey I own that blardigan! I think I might have to come visit you so that I can see those Northern Lights, and you of course :)

  11. I could never ever get on board with that kind of weather. When the thermometer hits below forty here that is cold enough for me! I can't even fathom what negative temps even feel like. I would never leave the house!

  12. There are no words to describe them.

  13. it is well worth the money- I wear mine everywhere. You can also catch them on sale.

  14. I think that's why I'm drawn so much to your style ;)

  15. Sometimes I wish we only got it in small doses.

  16. I will definitely have to do an outfit around it next month.

  17. I totally agree with you...I'm just glad I'm not an elementary teacher!

  18. Yessss- it's amazing how a pair of super thick socks and a beanie can keep you warm! Great tips, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  19. ...... ... . . . . . . you can order it from here.

  20. Those temps make me just shiver. I get that it is winter and all the jazz, but could we get some average temps? Like 20 F (err -6 C)? But hats, boots and scarves are what I'm all about.

  21. I thought we had cold winters but those temps are just insane! Your heart tuque is adorable and I think I need to get that Blonde sweater!

    Doused In Pink

  22. I'm the a good fire to stay cozy.

  23. It's crazy business up here, I tell you

  24. I like those average temps...I'd be in shorts.


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