Embracing the Cold

First up, thanks so much for your love on our new GxHSP top yesterday! I can’t wait to see y’all styling your new spring style… and for more spring fun that’s just around the corner (#hinthint).

Dallas likes to say we enjoy all four seasons, but in reality, our winters typically only last a couple of months… and even those are peppered with sunny, 60-degree days.

So winter blues aren’t usually something we deal with (summer is a whole other story!). But after the last week of sub-zero temps, I can see how that would start to wear on you. Not to mention, the many months of working and schooling from home before the cold weather set in!

A real snowfall is rare around here, so we did what every Texan did… raced outside to enjoy it while it lasted! And never have I been more grateful for our collection of cold weather gear from Backcountry, much of it we grabbed during their Winter Yard Sale, going on now, with gear and apparel up to 50% off!


Puffer Coat (under $40!) | Zip-Up Fleece Jacket (39% off!) | High Waisted Leggings | Lace-Up Boots (25% off!) | Beanie (up to 25% off!) | Backpack (up to 39% off!) | Water Bottle

Growing up, it wasn’t uncommon to see kids playing in the snow with socks on their hands, three layers of coats, and soaking wet sneakers! We had a ball, but we never lasted long, with frequent trips inside to get warm and dry.

The Scandinavians actually have a saying that I can now vouch for!

‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!’


Puffer Coat (under $40!) | Zip-Up Fleece Jacket (39% off!) | High Waisted Leggings | Lace-Up Boots (25% off!) | Beanie (up to 25% off!) | Backpack (up to 39% off!) | Water Bottle

I’ve gathered some great cold-weather gear in recent years (like this coat and these pullovers), but these boots were a new addition just before the storm, and WOWZA did they make a difference!

They’re not only comfy and warm (thanks to a furry lining), but water-resistant with serious tread that kept me from slipping! Definitely an upgrade from my old canvas sneakers, ha!

Fit Tip: I sized up half.


High Waisted Leggings | Lace-Up Boots (25% off!)


Puffer Coat (under $40!) | Zip-Up Fleece Jacket (39% off!) | High Waisted Leggings | Lace-Up Boots (25% off!) | Beanie (up to 25% off!)

This puffer is perfect for mild Texas winters, with its lightweight and tall neck. But what it lacks in warmth, it more than makes up for in style and cuteness! And can you believe it’s under $40?!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but I don’t think it’s necessary to size up


Puffer Coat (under $40!) | Zip-Up Fleece Jacket (39% off!) | Beanie (up to 25% off!)


Puffer Coat (under $40!) | Beanie (up to 25% off!)

These high-waisted leggings are thick and warm, with an airbrush finish that smooths all the lumps and provides great support.

Fit Tip: True to size, I’m wearing an XS


Puffer Coat (under $40!) | Zip-Up Fleece Jacket (39% off!) | High Waisted Leggings | Lace-Up Boots (25% off!) | Beanie (up to 25% off!)


Puffer Coat (under $40!) | Zip-Up Fleece Jacket (39% off!) | High Waisted Leggings | Lace-Up Boots (25% off!) | Beanie (up to 25% off!) | Backpack (up to 39% off!) | Water Bottle

We thought it was cold the day we took these photos, but we had no idea what was coming!


Puffer Coat (under $40!) | High Waisted Leggings | Lace-Up Boots (25% off!) | Beanie (up to 25% off!)

It’s hard to believe this was just one week later! In head-to-toe Backcountry, no less!


Insulated Puffer Jacket | Fleece Pullover | Ski Pants | Snow Boots


Puffer Coat (under $40!) | High Waisted Leggings | Beanie (25% off!)

How are you weathering this winter? Hanging in there, or ready for warmer days? What are your cold-weather must haves? We aren’t exactly experts in it down here, but fortunately Backcountry’s Gearheads are, and we turn to their free service every time we embark on a new outdoor adventure.

Now is a great time to stock up, with gear and apparel up to 50% off in their huge annual Winter Yard Sale! And as always, code SUGARPLUM15 saves you 15% off your first full price order (exclusions apply). And now through February 25th, take an additional 20% off during checkout on select Backcountry and Stoic casual fleeces, insulation, and snow outerwear!

 

*Photos by the darling and talented Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with Backcountry and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and beanie life are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

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