Seasonal Edit: Winter
I’m excited to introduce Seasonal Edit, a new series on the blog. Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life or because each season represents a different part of me but the tides of nature have always influenced my design decisions and inspirations. Each edit will be a curated list of lifestyle essentials and well-designed products inspired by the seasons of the Midwest.
To start, the Winter Edit. In the stillness of winter I found beauty and balance in neutral layers and a workout routine I could count on when life got crazy. A fun pattern came into the mix with classic polka dots and I tried a new face lotion that had good results for my dry winter skin and really for any season.
This late winter outfit is my favorite combination to mix textures within the same color family and a pop of classic pattern. The waffle knit sweater and suede skirt with leather jacket is a fun spin on beige hues and cozy textures that make me feel professional and comfortable at the same time. A goal I’m always shooting for with work outfits.
Speaking of pops of pattern, polka dots came into my life subtly until I looked around our home and realized they’re kind of everywhere. From our tea kettle to my tights to my workout headband, these little guys in a neutral palette make beiges and black way more fun and inviting.
I’m pleasantly surprised with the No.7 Beautiful Skin Day Lotion and Night Cream for normal/dry skin. I’ll admit the packaging sold me as I’m an unashamed lush for a beautifully designed package. Now I can also attest to how good the face lotion works for my winter skin. I never had a skincare routine before and value the importance of it now.
The final essential to my winter edit is ROUTINE. I wanted to make my health and blog a priority this year. Having a routine that includes them in my schedule allows me to make it happen. I workout at least once a week and publish every Sunday. The rest of the week can be an unplanned shit show yet I still feel awesome if I’ve at least done these. Tying a small routine – like working out once a week — to my goal of improving my overall health makes this goal more digestible and less high stakes. This slight adjustment has been a great shift to my perspective and accountability. Plus working out and writing are complete mood boosters for me.
What are some routines you’ve implemented this season and what’s inspiring you? I’d love to hear how you’re getting through this final part of winter!
Seasonal Edit is a curated list of lifestyle essentials and well-designed products inspired by the seasons of the Midwest. See all edits here.