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Dressing for Antartica

Dear friends,

If you’re reading this, it means that I am still alive.  However, I may need to be treated for frost-bite.  Please send medical attention.  And chocolate.

My power is back on after almost 48 hours of nothing.  Ice has got to be one of the most beautiful, treacherous things God created.  I understand now why everyone hated poor Elsa so much.

With the temperatures dipping almost to the single digits again tonight, I’m finding myself running out of adequately warm clothes.  I wore a maxi skirt today, thinking the length would make it a good alternative to jeans.  That was a false assumption.  My fleece-lined leggings are going to get a lot of wear over the next few days.

Here is an outfit from a couple of weeks ago when it was cold, but not arctic tundra levels.  I wore a maxi again – the bright colors imply summer, and maybe subconsciously I was trying to woo it in.  However, instead of focusing on the pinks and oranges, I picked out the deeper shades and paired it with a blouse and cardigan.  Then I added the statement necklace in a softer version of the peach hue, tying everything together.

Every now and then, I get a new outfit that just works.  I really loved this one, and it’s one of the few ways you could wear a maxi to a more professional office setting and still be appropriate.

1 - maxi and cardiWhat’s your winter style?  Do you layer on the trendy infinity scarves or are you more of a hoodie and sweats kind?  Have you been able to keep warm over the past few days?  Leave me some stories in the comments!


  1. One way I wear maxi’s successfully in the winter is OVER sweats or leggings. In fact I did this the first day I got out of the house since the winter craziness. I left on my awesome fleece pajama pants that are amazing and warm, threw on a grey maxi on top, some snow-boots on my feet, and made a Target run!

    I wasn’t the peak of fashion, but it sure beat being seen in public in those fleece pajama pants (which may or may not have had multi-colored penguins on them).

    • Sarah_Beth

      February 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks, Kee! I love that idea – not sure why I hadn’t thought to do it. 🙂 My legs thank you!

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