I’ve lived in the Boston area for over 3 years now, but I’m a Buffalo, NY girl at heart. Which means anything even remotely Buffalo related must immediately go into my closet. Including a sweater covered in cute little buffalos. It’s my new favorite!
jeans: Old Navy
purse: gift // Target
glasses: Warby Parker
» After posting the hand warmer DIY yesterday, I realized that it has been forever since I’ve done a DIY post. I think I need to remedy that :). Heres a few past favorites : necklace stand, mason jar pin cushion, burlap envelopes, yarn lanterns, passport cover, faux fur snood.
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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a baby in the cold. Even having lived somewhere that has a cold, snowy winter my entire life, I still can’t handle it. And I’m actually dreeeeeading another Northeast winter.
So I made up a few batches of these little teeny hand warmers to try and combat the chill. I keep them right next to my keys, so I remember to heat them up quick before I leave. That way I don’t have numb fingers on my walk to
Starbucks the grocery store. Oh who am I kidding, I’m going to Starbucks.
Here’s how I did it…..
1. For a set of hand warmers, cut 4 3x3” pieces of cotton fabric.
2. Place two of your squares wrong sides together, and sew 1/4” from the edge. Pivot at the corners, and leave about 1/2- 3/4” opening. Don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning and end.
3. Fill your square pouch with rice about 3/4” of the way full. I used a funnel so that I didn’t make a mess :)
4. Sew and close up your small opening.
5. Trim along the edges with pinking shears so that they don’t unravel. That’s it!
But if you would prefer a cleaner look…..
Start by placing your two square pieces right sides together, and sew just like before (1/4” from the edge, leave 1/2” opening). Clip your corners and trim the seam allowance, and then turn right side out through the opening. Fill with your rice, and then close your opening with an invisible slipstitch.
Just slightly more work, but it does have a simpler, cleaner look!
Right before you walk out of the house, just heat them up in the microwave for about 30 seconds and slip them in your coat pocket. Caution! They’ll be really hot! I But I like to get them just a tad too hot so that they stay warm longer.
Stay toasty, my friends :)
This is quite possibly one of my favorite outfits ever, so it was a no brainer to repeat it. I’m sure I’ll wear it a couple more times this winter, too. And it just so happened it worked perfectly for last night’s Boston Blogger’s holiday event. You know, with the sparkles and all. Nothing says holiday party like sequins :)
Speaking of the blogger meet-up - it was such a fantastic night! It’s always fun to get together with everyone, and catch up with some girls that I haven’t seen in forever. And without fail, I always meet a bunch of new faces to add to my blog roll. Every time. This city is full of such talented people! Thanks to Allison and Kate for being so awesome and organizing these events for us :)
sweater: Naomi and Lavender
faux fur snood: Jack Wills // Buffalo Exchange
skirt: JCrew // Buffalo Exchange
clutch: LilaLu Bags // Crompton Collective
booties: Steve Madden
I’m determined to start incorporating my outerwear into my outfit posts more. I’ve also collected a lot more winter coats than I have any other winter season to date. I guess I just really don’t want to freeze as much this year. So if my coat is actually part of my outfit, and not just thrown on top of said outfit, I may be able to survive this winter blogging season. Maybe. We’ll see.
I’ll keep you posted.
shirt: Urban Outfitters
clutch: c/o UnCommon Goods
pumps: Nine West