I'm really excited to share my final wish list of the year- Winter! While winter is not my favorite season (I'm much more of a summer lover), the fashion is my absolute favorite. Who wouldn't love big, cozy sweaters and sweat pants to camouflage holiday tummy? On the other end of the spectrum, I also love getting dressed up in the most glitzy, glittery outfit possible for holiday parties!
I hope you enjoy taking a look at my Winter Wish List, and I would love to know what's on yours!
If you missed any of my other wish list posts, check them out here: (fall, summer, spring).
Base LayerAs I mentioned yesterday, layering is essential for staying warm when the temperature dips below freezing. The first layer you wear should be tight fitting, whicking, and lightweight. There's nothing worse than building up a sweat and being trapped in a non-breathable fabric, so make sure your base layer will keep you dry and warm!
Save: HM Wool Base Layer Top
Splurge: Lululemon Swiftly Long Sleeve
Mid LayerThe next layer helps to keep you warm. On days when it's dry and not too cold out, this may be the only other layer that you need! Some days I even wear a tank top or short sleeve base layer under a pullover, so this layer can be very versatile. That doesn't mean that you have to invest a lot of money- just find a piece that is warm, comfortable, and it can't hurt if it's cute!
Save: Forever 21 Cowl Neck Pullover
Splurge: Gap Printed Pullover
Top LayerThe final layer is something that I never want to pull out, because it means that it's really cold out or it's raining and/or snowing. For the top layer, you'll want to find something that will keep you dry. The last thing that I want is cold water to drip down my back during a run, so this layer is really important. Lately I've been loving vests because they keep my core warm while my arms can move regularly, but I've also heard amazing things about Brooks's newest jacket! They're based in Seattle, so if this jacket passed their test, it's got to be good.
Save: Old Navy Hooded Frost Free Vest
Splurge: Brooks Seattle Shell Jacket
BottomFor me, tops are much more important than bottoms. My legs tend to heat up quickly once I start running, so I've never invested much money into tights. I have a few pairs from Target that I've worn for the past few years, and I finally decided to invest in a pair of Lululemon tights to add to my rotation. These tights are so cozy and cute, I want to wear them all the time! Once the temperature starts to dip, wearing these might be my only motivation to get out the door, so the price is justified for me!
Save: Target C9 Performance Leggings
Splurge: Lululemon Toasty Tech Tights
AccessoryIt doesn't matter if I run before or after work lately- I'm always running in the dark. Being visible is extremely important, so I've picked up a few reflective pieces as well as lights. Having a reflective vest is great because it can go over any top that you currently own! These gloves are also great because they'll keep your hands really warm, but are from Brooks's high visibility line, so they can also keep you safer!
Save: Amphipod Xinglet Lite
Splurge: Brooks Drift Gloves
Little Black (lace) DressI absolutely love anything that's lace- whether it's a shirt, skirt or dress. I think they're perfect for a holiday party, because they look beautiful and can be dressed up or down with the right accessories. I have been lusting over both of these dresses, and you just can't beat the price of the HM one!
Save: HM Lace Dress
Splurge: Kimchi Blue Lacey Tee Dress
Sparkly ShoesI can always use some sparkle in my life, and the holidays are the perfect excuse to pull out those ridiculous, over-the-top shoes! I prefer wearing flats, but I also think that sparkly pumps are perfect for the season. Just make sure they're comfortable, since you'll probably end up dancing the night away!
Save: Target Vanessa Ballet Flat
Splurge: Tieks Romantic Blush
Statement NecklaceIf you've ever seen my fashion picks during my Friday posts, you know that I'm a big lover of statement necklaces. I think that both of these necklaces would be perfect for a party, but I would also wear them with a camisole and a blazer at work!
Save: Forever 21 Rhinestone Bib Necklace
Splurge: Baublebar Sugarplum Collar
Blingy BagLet's just round out the crazy sparkles with a bag. One of my favorite sayings is "why be subtle" - and when you wear this much bling no one will call you subtle! I don't think I've ever seen a bag quite as cute as the one from Kate Spade, but the Zara purse is much more classy and (dare I say) subtle!
Save: Zara Sparkle Mini Messenger
Splurge: Kate Spade Glitter Bug Crossbody
Cozy @ Home
Fun PajamasI love the feeling of coming home from work and changing into a comfortable pair of pajamas. What could be more cozy than a onesie in the winter!? I am in love with the adorable jumpsuit from Forever 21, which looks so warm and cuddly. The one from J Crew is a lot more fashionable, but also looks comfortable for a night in!
Save: Forever 21 Hooded Plush PJ Jumpsuit
Splurge: J Crew Union Suit
Fluffy SlippersWarm feet are a must when winter hits. I like to have big, fluffy slippers that feel like I'm floating on a cloud. I love the colorful pattern of the cheaper ones from American Eagle, but the ones from Madewell are what dreams are made of! (They're also on sale right now..time to treat yourself...)
Save: American Eagle Cozy Sweater Slipper
Splurge: Madewell Colton Slipper
Plush BathrobeI've never been a fan of Snuggies, but I love to wear a cozy bathrobe when it's really cold. It's basically a portable blanket , and even has pockets for some snacks! I'm pretty much due for a new bathrobe, and I'm pretty sure if I got either one of these I would never take it off. Would a robe fall into "business casual"?
Save: Ultra Plush Dream Bathrobe
Splurge: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe
Cute(ish) SweatshirtOn the off chance that I have to run an errand or be out in public (and wearing workout clothes isn't an acceptable option), I like to be comfortable but also look put together. I pretty much live in big, slouchy sweat shirts, and both of these are just cute enough to pass. I own a baggy beach jumper (ordered off of Hautelook) and it is the most comfortable piece of clothing that I own!
Save: Gap Sparkle Sweater
Splurge: Wildfox Baggy Beach Jumper
I pretty much wear neutrals year-round, but in the winter I like to make it a bit more special with bronzey, shimmery colors. Both of the palettes are absolutely gorgeous and feature plenty of beautiful shades. You can create looks for the holiday party, or for running to the store for more hot chocolate!
note- Jenny commented below that this palette is no good, so I'm going to suggest the bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow in The Truth in its place!
Splurge: Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Amber Nuit
I always like a little shine on my cheeks, but I especially love how it looks paired with just-made-snow-ferries-outside rosy cheeks. Dust a little bit of these multi-colored powders on your cheekbones (and add some on the eyes for a quick look) and you'll look even more radiant!
Splurge: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks in Rose
Dark LipsI may not be the most adventurous with lipstick, but I do occasionally pull out some darker colors in the winter. Something about wearing a cozy sweater and scarves makes me want to change my normal nude lipstick to something more daring! I love the formula for both the Rimmel and Bite lipsticks, and these colors look absolutely gorgeous!
Save: Rimmel Lipstick in 107
Splurge: Bite Beauty Lipstick in Boysenberry
Vampy NailsTo go with the dark lips, I also like dark nails. This is a bit more in my comfort zone, so I experiment a lot with fun colors in the winter. I love the super unique shade of the Marc Jacobs polish, and I've always been a fan of Sally Hansen's line. Just a few swipes and you're chic and sassy!
Save: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Grease Lightening
Splurge: Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine in Nirvana
What's on your winter wish list?
Do you switch up your makeup in the winter?
Have any holiday parties coming up?
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