Happy Monday! I guess today is our first Monday of the new year, so let’s make it a good one and get dressed for our day. I’m hunkering down big time today on my goals for the year. Predominantly I’ve re-enlisted in the FASTer Way to Fat Loss for a VIP 6-week challenge and I’m using my new Fitbit to stay motivated and moving. I’m sharing what I wore recently for a day in the snow. I’m calling it adult women’s fashion for a snow day.
James took these photos last Sunday when we were on our little trip to Port Clinton, Ohio, on Lake Erie. There was a fresh blanket of snow on the ground when we drove out to the Marblehead Lighthouse. It was a beautiful morning. Freezing cold! But beautiful.
I’m pretty sure it was in the mid 20s that day, but honestly, I felt fairly comfortable the way I dressed. We spent almost two hours taking photos and exploring the The Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and I really felt great in my layers.
Of course, I’m wearing my fleece-lined pants from Talbots. They are so warm, but also look classy and grown-up. That’s why these are the base for my adult women’s fashion for a snow day.
These fleece-lined pants run true to size with a roomy fit in the misses sizes. But I’ve had a couple of women, including my mom, tell me that the petite sizes run a little large. You can absolutely wash them in cold water in your washing machine, but I hang mine on a drying rack to dry.
My waterproof boots run true to size and feature an inside zipper for easy on and off. They kept my feet completely dry while walking through thick snow for two hours. Later on our trip, I walked in them through soggy marshes, on icy sidewalks and through deep puddles…and they continued to keep my feet dry, all the while looking just like they do in the photo. I’m in love with these waterproof boots.
I slipped my coat off just long enough for James to get a quick photo of my sweater. My cable-knit sweater is available in two other great colors and is marked down considerably. It has fast become one of my favorites. You can also see how I styled it here.
I purchased my Bernardo packable EcoPlume coat in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but it’s fully stocked again in the black and marked down 40%. If you’re looking for a comfortable (silky soft and lightweight feeling!), packable coat, I highly recommend this Bernardo hooded coat. I did size up to a large to ensure plenty of room for layering. I’m linking to a few other nice Bernardo coats that are on sale in the shopping widget. But I love the length and weight of this one. I love putting it on.
James got us both Fitbits for Christmas. So we were wearing our fitness and activity trackers that day of course. Already our Fitbits are motivating us to get in more steps each day. They even have a feature that reminds you to get in at least 250 steps each hour of the day that you want to be active. This feature is already helping me to get up and move more during my work day.
He bought us this yours and mine bundle of one black and one rosewood tracker. I love that we’re doing this together. But you can also find the same Fitbit Charge 4 for one here. We’ve also purchased these interchangeable stainless steel bands for me. I’m enjoying wearing the black one most often.
Of course I’m wearing the accessories needed to keep warm, too. My gloves are basic, inexpensive gloves from Target. I purchased my hat at Talbots last year, so it’s no longer available. But you’ll find their beautiful options for this year here, and they’re discounted 50% today. My scarf is also old, but I’ve linked to some pretty ones below. I especially love this similar buffalo plaid cashmere scarf that’s 50% off.
Finally, I kept my jewelry simple and close to the body, since I knew we would be in and out of the car, taking coats and accessories off and on all day. I’m really enjoying my Kendra Scott Tima oversized studs for high impact without all the weight of large earrings. They’re very lightweight. I purchased my sunglasses on deep sale about a year ago, but these are comparable.
This cold weather newbie is learning that layering and water resistant clothing are the keys to staying warm in the cold. I love the way this outfit came together so effortlessly and how it kept me toasty warm and dry for our fun snow day.
If you’re interested, here are the places we ate, stayed and visited while in Port Clinton, Ohio.
- Lodging – Island House Hotel – Very clean and accommodating. We were the only ones there two nights! I think they’re closing for February. But it’s a lovely, historic inn and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Corner Suite.
- Dinner – We ate dinner the first night at Rosie’s Bar & Grille. I had a yummy salad and James enjoyed his fish.
- Coffee & Breakfast – We intended to just have coffee at Coffee Express, but the muffins, quiche and pastries were too tempting and satisfying. Delicious! Both the coffee and the food. The hospitality was stellar, too. We went there all three mornings.
- Dinner – The second night we enjoyed Italian food at Ciao Bella. I enjoyed the mushroom ravioli.
- Besides visiting the The Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, we also spent a lot of time just driving around and looking, walking the city of Port Clinton and walking along the waterfront. We also took nature walks at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area.
Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you enjoyed my snow day post. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day!
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Blessed for My Day
You might would expect that we should have to defend our Lord. Considering the price God paid to restore our relationship with Him, it only seems right that we would be expected to defend Him. Instead, He is a shield for us, protecting us from the pains we endure in this broken world. He defends our reputation, protects our hearts and lifts our heads.
If you are feeling the toll of the battle today, dear one, cry out to the Lord. Whether it’s the words of others, the burden you’re carrying or just the bumps and bruises of living in a rough world that is weighing on you, you have a Defender. Call upon Him and He will answer. He is a good and mighty and strong God. And He is for you.
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
I cried aloud to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy hill.