cold weather must-haves

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Winter is here in Chicago! We got our first snow storm last weekend and while temperatures are not in the typical "no exposed skin, it's dangerous to go outside" range, we've brought our coats, hats and gloves out of storage. I learned a few things during my first Chicago winter last year, one value lesson being that it's important to invest in cold weather accessories that you love. Why? Because...you will be wearing them for a long, long time. 

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A few necessities to survive the Chicago winter are...
A slouchy beanie to keep your hair out of your eyes and your ears warm
The most comfortable slippers (for days you don't leave the house)
A cute coat to wear when you're sick of your arctic proof parka
Blanket scarves are a necessity, buy a lot of them
Duck boots to keep your feet dry, and planted on the ground
Cozy gloves with fingers accessible, because Tech gloves get annoying
Camp socks to keep your toes from freezing while walking around the city
 

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