RI Beauty Expert: Snow Day Chic

Sunday, January 10, 2016
Donna Macdonald, GoLocalProv Beauty Expert

Whether the polar vortex takes a swipe at us or not, we all love that perennial freebie ­ the snow day. How cozy it is to stay indoors, make soup, shuffle around in slippers and catch up on reading. And does it really matter what you wear on a snow day? We say yes! Dressing nicely at home tells your loved ones you care and may actually keep you from too much junk food and watching too much mind­numbing TV.

Freshen Up

As soon as the morning news feed says “no school”, shower. Surprise the family by showing up for pancakes with lipstick and clean hair. It will make you feel more in control for a day that can sometimes be wacky since everyone is out of their normal routine. If you can’t shower, keep a dry shampoo on hand. Suave Professional Dry Shampoo contains keratin to absorb oil and it smells great. CVS


If your household equates snow days with pajama days, put on a clean set. Right now, sleepwear is marked down everywhere. Coordinating pants and tops are easy to find at your favorite department stores. Look for cozy flannel plaid bottoms in bright colors with solid matching long­sleeve tops.

At­ Home Glam

For a more sophisticated look, designer Josie Natori’s modal pajama sets are chic and comfortable. Characterized by simple clean lines but also with fetching lace trims, if that’s your style. Perfect for lounging with the kids or playing board games in the family room.

Lounge Lizard

For the more circumspect who prefer a less laid­back look, true loungewear is especially luxurious. Seek out velour drawstring pants to pair with soft tunics and sweaters. For first­class decadence, scour shops and catalogs for cashmere lounge sets on sale now. Soma.com

Soft and Snug

Forget the robe and wear a cushy wool or cashmere cardi over your snow day ensemble.. A pretty neutral in cream or taupe looks luxe and goes with everything. TJ Maxx and Marshalls

Toasty Toes

It’s more important than ever to have warm feet on snow days. Steal some loose wool socks from him for cozy comfort. Slippers are great when lined in faux shearling and have non­skid soles for that second cup of coffee run across the kitchen hardwoods. Kohl’s
Snow days are terrific for catching up on sleep or picking up that novel you didn’t have time to read during the holidays. They are also great for making memories your family will long­remember. Do it with panache and style. Enjoy every furloughed minute.. Who can resist?

Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com, where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.

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