Dressing for the weather…dievca is wearing~Posted: March 1, 2015
Blame a stubborn jet stream, which for most of February has acted as a superhighway for cold air, funneling it down from Canada or even Siberia into the eastern United States.
As it limps away, February 2015 will be logged as the coldest in NYC History since 1934. The average temperature hovered at 24 degrees Fahrenheit with the coldest day clocking in on Feb. 9th at 15 below zero. The month has an 11 degree drop from the National Weather Service norm.
There is only year on record colder than 1934, which is 1885. That year the average temperatures averaged at 22.7 degrees.
And dievca’s down coat exploded.
dievca’s fabulous Morning Frost down coat by Marmot finally died. 5+ great, hard pounding years gave way to the many bumps of dievca’s generous hips. Those bumps caused the fabric to catch and rip…feathers pouring out like lava. Black duct tape does not hide the damage well…
So , what does a practical dievca do to replace her beloved down coat?
She goes Icelandic.
Named after the Icelandic volcano which erupted in 1980 (photo above).
-66°NORTH Tindur Fleece
-Uniqlo Heattech-Orla Kiely Turtleneck
-Uniqlo Heattech Fleece Tights
-Calvin Klein Micro Fleece Pants
-Cougar Pillow Winter Boots
-San Diego Hat Co. Faux Fur Trapper
-Knitwits Deluxe Blowfish Mittens
Not the most glamorous outfit (Yes, dievca does wear those mittens–she needs some color with all that black.) The outfit does the job for walking the City in very cold temperatures.
(BTW: dievca was impressed how the fashion crowd pushed through the cold of Fashion Week – some street style people in open toe shoes. Perhaps Stupid, but very Stylish!).
dievca does have to say that two of the Central Park Zoo Sea Lions look fabulous and happy in the cold weather. There are four females altogether: April, Katie, Edith and Charlotte (Charlie).
The Hekla Duffle coat has been an excellent buy for heat retention. Master just laughs at His dievca when she arrives all bundled up. He allows her to press her cold cheeks and nose on his belly when she kneels. Cold Nose, Warm Heart. Now that is generous and toasty. XO