Cold Weather Must Haves for Mom & Toddler + Fashion Link Up | Scarves

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Living in a NYC apartment, I'm short on closet space, so I try to buy clothes that work for multiple seasons, looks and occasions.  Here are some of my favorite fall and winter items for me and my toddler.

 Wearing one of my favorite  scarves  instead of a jacket.

Wearing one of my favorite scarves instead of a jacket.

For Mom

Cashmere Scarf

I buy a new cashmere scarf every year.  I wear one from my collection most days of fall and winter.  

In the fall I wear a scarf instead of a jacket or under or over a jacket, and in the winter I wear one with my coat.   

On days that I'm cold at the office, I often throw my scarf on like a shawl.  A quality cashmere knit scarf will take on a nice shape and always look polished.  

My favorite cashmere wrap scarves are from Club Monaco (the pictured one is available in many colors here and other Club Monaco scarves here), and White and Warren.  

Cashmere Beanie

I live in cashmere beanies at least six months of the year!  They are super comfortable, chic and light enough to keep on indoors.  My favorites are from MiniMains (pictured) and Uniqlo.  My son and I both have the MiniMains one (and love twining), and my husband and I both have the Uniqlo one (and try to avoid twinning).

 Twinning in Chicago in our  MiniMains beanies .  Click  here  for my  Chicago travel guide .

Twinning in Chicago in our MiniMains beanies.  Click here for my Chicago travel guide.


For Baby/Toddler

The North Face Thermoball Jacket

This jacket was one of the best purchases that I made for my son and I'm so glad that it still fits this year (and looks brand new after much wear).  I have it in 18-24 months but it is available up to adult sizes (here and here).  I plan on buying it for him in the next size once he outgrows his current one.

This jacket is super lightweight and comfortable and can take you from fall to winter if you add a fleece underneath.  

Some of the infant (0-24 months) styles have fold over mitts, which take the place of mittens.  You can find the infant styles herehere and here.  It also comes in a snowsuit version.

I recommend buying both the jacket and the North Face Glacier fleece (available herehere and here), as the two fit well together.  

The North Face Glacier Fleece

I like the Glacier fleece  (available herehere and here) because it is thin yet warm and has a hood that fits well and can work in place of a hat.  The Columbia Steen II fleece, which is touted as car seat safe, is also popular.  I find the Glacier to be much more comfortable for my son and to fit better under a jacket.  It also is thin enough to be worn while in the car seat.  

 My son wore the Glacier fleece last year in  size 18-24 months  and I've already bought him a few in  the next size .  

My son wore the Glacier fleece last year in size 18-24 months and I've already bought him a few in the next size.  


 What I'm still working on figuring out is what mittens to get for my toddler.  Can you recommend a pair that is easy to get on and stay on?

If you are looking for more tips on making it through the winter with a baby, check out this article (it is one of my post popular ones to date). 


Here are more ways to wear scarves from other bloggers

This linkup is hosted by My co-host is Jac of Stylin in St. Louis and Larissa of Living in Color.

fashion link up collage of scarves