5 Ways to Survive Winter In Philadelphia

Winter is approaching and unless you live somewhere sunny and 75 year round you MUST be prepared for the winter season… (did anyone catch my song reference?).

Isn’t it a coincidence that our beds get 1000x more attractive when the winter months roll around? It’s technically not our fault for missing a few days of work/school when our fuzzy blankets are holding us hostage.

Now, although the best way to survive the winter in Philadelphia is probably by packing up and moving to California.. I am here to offer some realistic ways of doing so.

I believe when it comes to surviving the winter months, which involves a minuet amount of sun and light, positivity is key! I have found myself thinking about this a lot actually. How is it that I am supposed to survive the winter months when I attend school four days a week, it is bitter cold out, and always dark? If you catch yourself being down in the dumps on those dreary days, just know you’re not alone. 

 

So, with that being said I have something very fun and exciting! Who doesn’t enjoy a nice list now and again? I have compiled a list of my TOP 5 WAYS TO SURVIVE WINTER IN PHILADELPHIA... or winter in general if you are out galavanting somewhere else:)


 

HOT YOGA 

About 2 months ago I tried my first hot yoga class and it was truly something else. I can honestly say I have never in my life sweat more than I did in that single class. I had never dabbled in the world of yoga prior to that class, and I LOVED it. Hot yoga made me feel so refreshed mentally and physically and it was the perfect gateway into the world of yoga. I DEFINITELY plan on taking frequent hot yoga classes within these winter months. Nothing quite like a 105 degree room to help you see life a little more clearly, right?

 

A GOOD READ

Sometimes I forget that Netflix doesn’t need to be my only pastime. I swear it has taken over my life and it has been a serious problem for the last few years now. HOWEVER. Reading is good for the soul too! I know I’m not the only one who climbs into bed after a long day. Despite the assignments and real people work I should be doing, there are those times when I put those things on the back burner just to simply relax… take a breather… and remember that there is more to life than getting a bad grade on one single test. I have compiled a list (yes ANOTHAH ONE) below of some of my favorite blogs that always help to take my mind off.. well.. life. 

 

COLABINATION —-> When you feel like stepping into a world of creativity. All within a click of a button you can learn about tons of new designers and other bloggers!

WHO WHAT WEAR —-> One of my favorite fashion blogs not only for amazing fashion inspiration and photos, but there is so much advice, news, trending topics and more on their many many posts that I always catch myself  clicking on.

WE WORE WHAT  —-> Love this blog whenever I am in dire need of some amazing fashion inspo. There is not one look that doesn’t leave me in awe not to mention all of these amazing pics are shot in NYC which is one of my favorite places. 

 

ALL ABOUT THE BASICS

I may go to a fashion school, but when those insanely cold months roll around you will most likely see me dressed in my comforter walking to class. Therefore, winter is really all about the basics. 

Basic hoodie —> Pair your favorite hoodie with some with some ripped jeans or leggings and call it a day. Am I right?

Throw on a beanie —> Comfort and warmth = key. Throw on a basic or a fun beanie and it not only covers up a bad hair day, but the fact that you can’t really feel your ears.

Duck duck boots —> Over the summer I purchased my very own pair of duck boots and I am very excited to wear them during some delightful snow storms! Sometimes I find my Hunter boots to be a little too heavy and clunky so these are a nice change of pace:)

OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW 

No better time to rid your closet of all of its old worn self then with a little cleaning! Nothing makes me feel cleaner and more organized than cleaning out my closet/room. If you have a walk in closet like myself, you know things tend to get lost in the shuffle.. and when I say lost in the shuffle I really mean sweaters end up in shoe boxes and my left boot ends up shoved in a corner. Under another sweater. So one of those nights where it’s too cold to even leave your house, OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW! There are so many places nowadays that offer money for used clothing. The last time I took my clothes to Plato’s Closet I got 60 dollars! So…. the moral of the story is the more you sell the more money you have to revamp your wardrobe and visit all of your favorite online shops. You probably know where I’m getting with this… yes below I have listed all of my favorite online stores when my shopping addiction gets the best of me. Enjoy:)

 

 

 

KEEPING CALM WITH COFFEE

Those days where you are really needing some YOU time, take a little break from your hectic day and relax! Find a cafe (there are tons in Philly) and simply breathe! You can bring your laptop and get some work done, or just bring a book and let your mind escape. The winter in Philly can be brutal, so coffee and warm drinks are key.

THE 23 BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN PHILADELPHIA 


In the midst of all the madness, whether it be work, school or life related.. REMEMBER to take time out of your day to just chill out. You don’t always have to be on ON mode. Everyday ends so another day can begin.. another opportunity to get $h!t done! I hope you successfully survive the winter months in Philadelphia, and soon enough we will be welcoming summer in with open arms:)

Meet you here again soon,

Sam

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