Learning to Dress for the Cold

by Tina on January 30, 2014

in Denmark, Fashion

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There is something so beautiful and charming about a fresh dusting of fresh snow, especially if you get to stay by the warm fire and snuggle.  My littlest has been a bit under the weather this week and it has been so hard trying to keep him inside when all he wants is to go outside and play in the snow.

Growing up in Atlanta, we never saw much snow, so learning how to dress for the cold has been a new adventure since moving to Denmark. Even though I now know better, I forgot my scarf and hat, but a warm coat and fuzzy boots are my go-to from November through April here in Denmark.  I usually make every effort to stay inside but today we ventured out for a few minutes to play, because I just cannot resist a white background… and my little guy begged.

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What about you?  Do you enjoy the snow? do you have any go-to favorites when you dress for the cold?


Photography: Jack Fussell

Clothing: Coat: Zara, Jewelry and top: H&M, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Bearpaw

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Jennifer January 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Hi Tina – As it turns out, Atlanta was hit by snow this week. Check out all the news stories on the web. Here’s one: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/29/22492664-thousands-still-stranded-on-atlanta-highways-after-snow-catches-south-unprepared

I live right outside of Washington, DC, and we have had a fair bit of snow ourselves. I grew up in Rhode Island and can remember big snow storms and losing power. But for you being from the Atlanta area, you need to check out what is on the web. You don’t have to post this message; I just wanted to let you know what is happening in Atlanta.


Tina January 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Thanks for the note, Jennifer! We’ve been in constant contact with our family and friends the last couple days. It’s been pretty scary to hear about quite a few who really were in very precarious positions. Thankfully, everyone we know eventually made it home safely.

I think this shows just how rare snow in Atlanta is! We just do not have the ability to clear the roads and I hope in the future everyone is advised to stay at home.


thenewdiplomatswife January 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

scarf scarf scarf! sometimes two! a thin silk one immediately around the neck, a big one all around the jacket – always a jacket with a collar. I think I get pneumonia just thinking about winter w/o a scarf, that’s my east of Danube roots kicking in. usually a hat. gloves so that you don’t ruin the skin on your hands and my hands are always freezing so nearly always have them on, fur lined mittens if it’s really cold. thin silk long underwear if it’s really cold as a baselayer. and of course a hot café correcto when the opportunity allows! stay warm!


kelleyn January 31, 2014 at 5:41 am

Love the last photo! You are stunning and loving your pale pink coat! Jealous!


Sonia Afonso January 31, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Hi Tina,
First of all, I just discovered your blog a couple of days ago, but I’m already a frequent reader!
“Learning to dress for the cold”, it’s been a challenge for me as well lately, because this is my first winter in Oslo!
And one thing I learned from the Norwegian, is to use wool/merino underneath, because keeps you warm when you are cold, but when you are indoors, as the wool is breathable, the heat is released!


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