Sooooo....where I live, it gets pretty dang chilly for about half the year. Consequently, you may have noticed that I blather a LOT about staying warm. At least for six months :) And I have a secret to doing this which I am now going to share with you. It's called Icebreaker and if they ever proposed, I would give it serious consideration. They make many, many different layers of clothing. My personal fav is their base layers because they are ..well.. smart(ly designed), charming, good looking and never let a girl down ;). All the layers are made of either 100% merino wool, or merino-wool+spandex. Before you hear "wool" and head for the hills, hear me out: it is not itchy. Not even a tad. It's also machine washable (on cool and then line dry). Are you getting excited yet? I LOVE that it's a natural fabric and I'm not putting weird hi-tech plastic-derivative junk next to my skin. I LOVE even more that it's really, truly warm, even in the "lightweight" fabric. (They also carry feather- and ultralight- weight garments for you wonderful polar bear-types who never get cold ;)) The 200-weight is the one I use primarily. It's delightfully thin so I can pop it under my flannel shirt/sweater/blazer/whatever. You want to wear a silk blouse in the winter? Can do. Layer one of these underneath. One of those trendy open-mesh sweaters not cutting it for toastiness? Icebreaker to the rescue! You want to know what else I love? Scoopnecks! And v-necks! Halle-freakin'-lullah! Literally every company I know that makes warm layers cuts the necklines practically up to your eyeballs so the whole world can see what lies beneath. Icebreaker has ever-so-intelligently designed a nice selection of items with scoopnecks, v-necks and sweetheart necklines so they hide under your other clothes. What you're wearing is between you and your mirror. Bless them :). (PS I usually buy long-sleeved pieces and cuff the sleeves to bracelet length so they totally and utterly disappear under everything). They also make henleys, leggings and a whole host of other layers, including sports bras, which are the next item on my wishlist. They offer free shipping if you spend $50 and..wait for it...right now, they are having their semi-annual sale. Think of it like Victoria's Secret...but waaaayyyy more comfortable than that cute, lacy thong. Check them out here.
Brie (Hi!) More re: me under About. I'm the moving spirit behind this little life-meets- fashion fairy tale world.