I’m wearing my red shearling jacket in a winter wonderland. This is the coziest jacket ever! I wanted some scenic snowy pictures, and it was an adventure to find some! While I know there is no lack of snow in the PNW, we did have to drive about 45 minutes to Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington. This forest is so beautiful, and was worth the drive to find snow. At low elevation it was raining, but I knew if we kept driving up we would eventually find snow.
We finally hit the snow line and saw little flurries on the ground! Going onward for about 10 more minutes we were in the frostiest forest landscape! My red shearling jacket contrasts so well against the winter white. It’s super warm, and styled with a thick knit sweater underneath you won’t be bothered by the cold weather. I wanted to add a fun hat, but realized that I had been living in North Carolina for the past 5 years and didn’t own a hat worthy of this escapade. Thankfully I just dug myself out of the hole on that one with my latest blog post – winter accessories under $50: scarves, hats and gloves. Instead I grabbed these earmuffs because they were the only thing I could find, but I’m glad I found them because they give such an elevated chicness to my look. Normally I would go for a beanie or a pompom hat because I love knits, but these earmuffs are pretty fun and add a lot of flare to the look.
When getting ready to play in the snow there are a few essentials you need to know. I’m all about practicality when it comes to snow, after all I did grow up in Boston. Always have sturdy boots on that are weather-resistant. I paired my red shearling jacket with my Indigo Rd. Irisaya boots because they are durable and perfect for wet, snowy weather. When you’re wearing sturdy boots you need to make sure you have thick ankle socks on. Also make sure your pants are tucked into your boots/socks to ensure no snow can get in. Now that you’re all bundled up, make a snow angel, build a snowman, or make a heart snowball!
I feel like no winter is complete without a little snow – I hope you all get to have a snow day adventure or two, or three this winter season! Stay tuned for more snowy pictures on my blog and over on Instagram @tayloraube.