How to Gear Up For Burrowing Down
It all starts with a sweater (and some green vegetables). While Wintroversion conversion is a mindset more than it is anything else, it is practiced better with a few key supplies. This is the real-deal stuff for a proper hibernation situation that blends in the optimistic, hyper-productive cleansing energy of January.
Being properly attired for ❄️ Wintroversion is mostly about sweaters and leggings, yes (more on that in a sec), but lounging in some nice pajamas just makes you feel like a grown-up in a way nothing else can. While Eberjey’s Gisele PJs will always be my #1 for comfort and washability, I love these sharp boyfriend sleep shirts from Jasmine and Will.
SCHWEADA WEADA! I love 💋 these inexpensive turtlenecks from And Other Stories and Buru. For something a little higher-end, I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of this Vince number. La Ligne’s stripes are my current favorite top layer, and I’ve been lounging in this (sale!) red Tibi v-neck for days.
With big cozy sweaters, you need comfy leggings, and Spanx makes the best. I personally don’t love their faux leather, but the cotton and denim ones rock (as do their bras — their bras are GAME CHANGERS.) I also really like these leggings from Amazon for basic black workout tights. When I need to be a little fancy, I’ve been throwing said sweaters over a midi-length silk slip dress. But mostly, I’ve been living in my gray turtleneck/leather legging uniform with APL sneakers. One pair pink, 💋 one pair white!
The best-smelling candle is this one. Hard stop.
The coziest blanket is this one. Hard stop. (I stash it in my linen closet when not in use, because it looks like a college dorm room to me.)
Hair claws are back. Chrissy Teigen says so. Jen Atkin says so. And for the sake of convenience, I say so, as well.
2019 horoscopes, anyone?
Onto the kitchen, the site of most people’s resolutions. I’ve been cooking from Gwyneth Paltrow’s 💋 The Clean Plate cookbook like a boss. Say what you will about her (I like her!), but her cookbooks rock. Thus far, I’ve made about ten recipes and every single thing has been totally delicious. I’m finding this cookbook particularly useful right now because I have produce delivered weekly via an Atlanta-based CSA called Fresh Harvest. I love getting loaded up with fresh veg every Tuesday, but sometimes I’m left scratching my head about what to do with it all. The Clean Plate has helped me learn three new ways of cooking chard, and for that, I am grateful. Another revelation: cauli rice! As it turns out, not terrible! Also in rotation right now: Salad for President and Everything I Want to Eat.
Once Dry January ends, I also fully intend to try out some of the recipes in A Woman’s Drink, a groovy cocktail book my sister gave me for Christmas.
Speaking of cooking, I’ve been making a lot of soup. A LOT. OF. SOUP. I got one of these YETI mugs for Christmas and like it so much for couch soup consumption, I bought myself another.
In the vein of kitchen things, these OXO pop containers have revolutionized my pantry.
I ditched my toxic teflon-coated nonstick pans in favor of chic, French blue GreenPans.