This is a partnered post with AlexandAlexa. All opinions are my own
Growing up in the Midwest I know what a cold winter is like and I know how to dress for the weather. JD spent the last 8 years in Sweden and she also knows how to dress for warmth when going outside in the winter. What neither of us knew when we moved to Alabama though was how to dress for winter down here.
When I moved to Alabama it was in September of 2003 and I started a job at a local hospital in December of that year. Working the midnight shift I would carry a jacket in to work and possibly put it on in the morning since there might be frost on the car windows but nothing more than that. One morning my supervisor came in and announced “it’s Christmas weather out there” to which I quickly responded, “NO, Christmas weather is 30 below with snow and ice”. I quickly learned that Christmas weather had different meanings in varying parts of the country.
That leads to JD’s experience with winter weather down south. She may be wearing a winter jacket to school but more than likely it’ll have be more rain repellent than snow and ice repellent. In looking at winter or ski jackets available at alexandalexa I know without a doubt she’d be drawn to pink, purple or blue with fur trim if possible and I think I know the exact one she’d likely choose, Poivre Blanc Pink Waterproof Long Belted Ski Jacket.
If it were up to me though I’d choose Molo Fiery Coral Pearson Ski Jacket because of the angle of the zipper. Yeah, I like things that are just a bit shy of ordinary plus I love the red color.
No matter who’s choice it is I’m sure we’ll be able to find something that appeals to both of us and I don’t think JD’s parents would object either.