I can’t believe February is already here, and thank god, right? February may still feel like winter, but it’s a short month and then March brings the hope of spring. Plus, there’s a long weekend in February and Valentine’s Day (which I personally like because it’s a holiday in the middle of winter and I’ll take it even if it’s cheese). As much as I’m ready to start looking toward spring and shopping all the resort wear that’s out now, I started this blog to offer practical style (and lifestyle) solutions for real women, and it’s not practical to be buying breezy sundresses and swimsuits in February (at least not in NYC). Plus, I never buy new seasonal items when they first hit stores, because they always go on sale by the time you actually need them.
Unfortunately, with the way retail works these days, it’s the time of year when you have to shop your closet because no one is selling sweaters, coats, boots anymore and while there are some great sales on winter gear, it’s never available in the size you need. Still, I am in need of a winter wardrobe refresh, not summer clothes. So I’ve put together a practical February wish list of items that I want now to refresh my winter wardrobe that I know I’ll wear again next year and a few spring-ish finds that I can wear now and then later when it warms up.
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