Southern Belle in Training

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January 8, 2018

Snow Day Outfit + My Favorite Retailer for WARM Sweaters...

      I might have mentally prepared myself for the snow in Vermont, but no amount of preparation got me ready for the cold! Brrrrr- it has been one chilly start to winter here in the Northeast. In my defense, record low temperatures have been reported in just about all states on the East Coast to start off 2018, not just Vermont, so I probably didn't pick the best year to take a job in New England! Ah well. One of my coping mechanisms for the sub-zero temperatures and plethora of snow has been to put together cute winter outfits! Today I'm sharing a recent favorite outfit of mine, and also talking about one of my favorite retailers for finding warm sweaters that have been helping me survive this cold season! 

New England Snow Day - Preppy Look

Blue Sweater + Lisi Lerch Earrings

<Vermont Snow Picture>

New England Snow Day Outfit

What to Wear for Snow Day

Photography by Amanda Rose Photography

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     Despite what a lot of Vermonters think, North Carolina definitely had a winter season. There were a good few months of cold there, so I built up quite a sweater and coat collection during my college years. HOWEVER- "cold" and "winter weather" in the South means 30s and 40s, so it's mild enough for cute sweaters and coats! Here in Vermont, I seriously have started thinking it's a heat wave if I see temperatures beginning with 3s in the winter forecast. It is so darn cold up here in the mountains in the wintertime! A lot of my Southern appropriate sweaters and coats just will not cut it. This past weekend, the high temperatures didn't even get out of the negatives!! While that is a bit colder than average, winter days in the teens and single digits still aren't unusual for Vermont in January.

     In the search for finding sweaters that are actually thick enough to keep me warm in this frozen state, I discovered how amazing the cold weather apparel is from Chicwish. I cannot get enough of their sweaters! Chicwish is an online international retailer that I just started shopping at last year. I had no idea what the quality of their sweaters would be like, but I styled one for this blog post in September. I was absolutely amazed at how warm and soft it was, and all around so impressed with the quality. The blue turtleneck sweater that I'm wearing in today's post is from Chicwish as well. I love how it is stylishy oversized. It's loose enough that I can layer extra tshirts under it for even more warmth on really cold days, but it's not too big that it looks frumpy. Sadly the color I'm wearing is sold out, but it's still available in this cream color

      Today's post isn't sponsored, I'm just really excited about finding a retailer that has cute and fashionable sweaters that are warm enough to help me survive Vermont winter!! 😊 I'm sharing a bunch more cute Chicwish sweaters below: 

       Speaking of Vermont's weather- it is warming up slightly this week, and it'll be back in the 30s in a couple days. I've never been so happy to see 30 degree temperatures!! 

      God Bless,

       xoxo Annaliese 




  1. Such a fun look for a snow day!!

    xx Rebecca // The Crystal Press

  2. How cute are you!? You look so darn cute in this sweater and beanie -- such a lovely color on you. I haven't tried Chicwish but they have such cute clothing.

  3. These sweaters are all so cute!! I love the color of your beanie too. The snow looks so light and fluffy! I'm used to southern snow that's heavy and wet!


  4. I am so glad the worst of bomb cyclone is over! It has been awful!
    I love this cozy look - that sweater is so cute!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  5. GIRL! I am SO with you! Cold in FL is 60 - and we've been in 30!! Even now that we are back to 60, I'm still wearing like 5 layers of clothes, the cold just gets stuck in my bones! i hate it! also that snow blowing pic is SO cute!

  6. I had people here in Iowa ask if I've ever seen snow before! Yes! We get all 4 seasons too! Just not as rough winters! ;)

  7. These sweaters are so cute! I need more for this cold weather!

  8. I love a good sweater and I've been getting quite good use out of my collection lately as it's been in the 30s here haha.

  9. I'm loving the choker style sweater. I have a tee like that I loved all summer and that sweater would be a great option to carry the style into winter.

  10. You are the cutest! I love the baby blue color!

  11. Ahh those sweaters are so cute! I love your hat, too. I hope this cold lets up soon. Stay warm!

  12. How freakin' cute are you?? I love all of your picks and this blue color looks so pretty on you!

  13. Such a cute and cozy outfit! I love that color!

  14. This is such a cute and cozy look! I'm loving that color on you!

  15. I HATE the cold! Seattle is a little colder than Charlotte I think but nowhere near as cold as Vermont, you need all the cozy sweaters you can get!

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