A short list of ways to know when it's cold..in case you weren't really sure...
You know it’s cold when: you can feel your nose hairs freeze.
You know it’s cold when: you touch your arm/leg/face and the skin is so cold you momentarily question if you’ve become a zombie.
You know it’s cold when: you pour yourself a hot coffee and by the time you start drinking it, you have an iced coffee.
You know it’s cold when: you take a shower before leaving the house, and arrive at work with icicles in place of hair.
You know it’s cold when: A hat/earmuffs become(s) a daily wardrobe staple, and you begin planning entire outfits around them.
You know it’s cold when: your idea of a “good time” becomes creating a nest of blankets to burrow into on your couch, complete with stuffed animals.
You know it’s cold when: you make yourself coffee, finish that- make yourself hot chocolate, finish that- make yourself tea, finish that- all for the sole purpose of holding something warm in your hands (no matter how many times it makes you have to pee).
You know it’s cold when: getting ready in the morning takes twice as long, because your body has gone into sloth mode.
You know it’s cold when: you start baking copious amounts for both the prospect of warm food, and the heat provided by standing in front of your oven.
You know it’s cold when: you take a shower just so you can spend 40 minutes standing under the hot water/steam...and spend an additional 10 minutes trying to figure out how to leave said warmth without having to move/turn the water off.
You know it’s cold when: the temperature inside hits 70 degrees, and you swear you’re getting heat stroke due to your body being unaccustomed to temps over 50.
You know it’s cold when: you find yourself looking at tropical photos and compromising that you’d be fine with a sunburn, if only you could sit under the scorching sun and feel its heat for a few minutes.
You know it’s cold when: instead of using a lighter foundation for winter, you just use a regiment of white out as concealer, and “Wedding Veil white” paint as foundation - because God knows you haven’t been outside since after the first snow-storm of the season, and have become so pale, you glow.
You know it’s cold when: you find you have to start wearing a mouthguard to prevent chipping your teeth while they chatter from your constant shivering.
And lastly...You know it’s cold when: you have to reschedule your blog posts because it’s hard to do any sort of fashion imagery when you refuse to take off your blanket, or hat, or make any effort to appear like a human being when you feel more akin to a hibernating creature…
...or maybe this all just means it's the perfect time to break out my secret fashion weapon...the Winter Toga...
...which is essentially a blanket burrito (mmmn...burritos).
So in all seriousness, I had a fun hair tutorial planned, but the last time I tried it when it was this cold out, it didn't go so well (you'll see why...eventually). I decided I'll wait until my apartment is a bit warmer before working on that tutorial post. No worries, I'll share it soon enough.
In other news, we've had so many snow storms lately that I've had to reschedule a photoshoot for the second time since we originally scheduled it. I'm really hoping that the end of next week pans out because I've been so excited to do this photoshoot, and even more so seeing as it will by my first shoot of 2015 (I mean, come on- it's already February! When did that happen?)!
How do you brave the cold months? Do you walk around in variously fashioned blanket togas or create nests/forts to stay warm?