My first full winter, what’s in my bag?
To y’all first timers like me, are you ready?
Today, marks the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere, which also doubles up as the first day of my first ever ‘full’ winter.
I have experienced winter before, but hold up, just for a maximum of two weeks , before running back to my favourite warm tropical weather in Kenya.
This year is different though…
There is no escaping winter. It comes with lots of excitement (see here) as well as mixed feelings but am sure it will come to pass:-)
So, yesterday, as I was getting prepared for my holiday break, in a city close to the Alps and where temperatures easily drop to negatives, I prepared my luggage into four sections:
Until now, the weather in Rome has been kind enough to all of us. All we needed were base and mid layers. Last week while in Bari, I stopped by Alcott and grabbed myself some cashmere, synthetic and woolen base-layers, nothing fancy only basic and functional. I was also informed that I have to buy thermal stockings. At first I thought it was just another fancy term for stockings, but as it turned out, they are the REAL deal! I can now play around and wear skirts and wide legged pants despite the low temperatures 🙂
Am all about faux fur this cold season. Makes me all so warm and whenever am bored I just feel the fur and I get happy. I also got some basic colourful sweaters to mix and match.
This is where you’ll have to make the biggest investment. I remember in 2013 when I came from Kenya with all my cute coats thinking that they were winter coats. Hell no, those were purely coats to make one look good. Not functional at all. To fight the cold, am told you basically have to go for a nice woollen coat, or a more technical-looking jacket. The one I have now is a technical jacket from Scout, that can be used for rainy days as well as super cold days.
I am yet to find good shoes for winter. All the proper shoes I have seen so so far are not appealing to me. I am already a size six, with winter shoes, my feet look twice as big! I don’t like it at all! So I came up with my own short cut, I bought synthetic woollen long socks which I wear, and voilà, I don’t have to buy shoes:-) Maybe, and only if I go to the mountains, will I succumb to the pressure of wearing big bulky boots.
For now, even though am still on the learning curve to keeping warm this winter, I think am very well prepared😎 I promise to bring on some African colour to this new phenomenon called Winter. I will keep it bright and sunny in the cold days.On that note , more colours please:-)
Ps: This being my last post in 2016, I wish you guys HAPPY FESTIVITIES!!
EAT ♥ LAUGH ♥ MAKE MERRY.
Remember: DO NOT DRINK and DRIVE!
Keep it www.peachesonblue.com and see you in 2017 ♥ ♥ ♥
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