It has been snowing heavily on and off, for a few weeks now. And I have come to the realisation that certain ways of keeping warm in Vancouver will not ‘fly’, here in Ottawa. The good news is that the Mackage ‘Bijou’ parka that I bought in 2009 is now being put to fabulous good use.
The not so good news is that my fingers were not prepared for the onslaught of ice queen frost, as I call it. This means that in Vancouver, I am able to tug off my glove, make a call/send a text on my iPhone, maybe browse the web a bit… all without feeling the loss of warmth acutely. Not so, here. But what’s a girl to do when she’s got a touchscreen phone?
Test run in the snow…
After a particularly bitingly cold day taking the bus to an interview, I came back home and immediately ordered this pair of wool gloves from Echo Design (via Chapters here). Boasting an 80% wool, 20% nylon mix, as well as a techno fabric pad on the thumbs and index fingers, these beauties will keep me warm and socially connected!
This is a pair that should be in every smartphone user’s cold weather wardrobe, period. I am personally all about bows and ruffles, but Echo Design has a wide variety of styles for both women and men, so be sure to check them out. 🙂
Do any of you cold weather style experts have any survival tips to share?