4 ways to stay warm and stylish in the snow

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This West Coast girl learned a few things about the cold while in Banff, AB. I used to think 0°C was cold… Who was I kidding?!

So today, I’m sharing 4 ways to stay warm + stylish in the snow (I’m sure some of my eastern Canadian readers are laughing at me right now):
1. Use hot pockets: these handy little packets are lifesavers and can stay warm for hours.
2. Don’t forget about your legs: I made this mistake the first day. Be sure to wear wool leggings (yes, wool) and layer up. Also, jeans are very, very cold.
3. Don’t overlayer your socks because a) it will pinch your feet (and make your shoes feel way too small) and b) when your feet sweat, they get SUPER COLD.
4. Mittens are better than gloves: you want all your fingers together for extra warmth.

I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve! I hope you are enjoying the holidays whether you celebrate Christmas or not. Happy Holidays + Merry Christmas, friends.

Aritzia parka



  1. L
    11.09.2016 / 6:03 am

    Hi! Love the coat, where is it from?

    L xx

    • August Diaries
      11.09.2016 / 8:50 am

      Thanks! It’s Aritzia 🙂

      xx Jill

  2. Alex
    10.08.2017 / 3:25 pm

    Hi !
    I love the shoes 😉
    Where is it from too please ?

  3. A N D R E A
    10.11.2017 / 2:37 pm

    I know this is almost 3 years old at this point, but I saw this coat in your pictures and absolutely need it in my life. I live in Alaska where the winters can be pretty harsh, and I have the hardest time finding something both warm and cute, and I am enamored with this coat. You said it was Aritzia, but it looks to be discontinued. Would you happen to know another route to purchasing the coat?

    Thank you. Great pictures!

  4. Haley Herridge
    11.13.2017 / 9:52 pm

    Where are your glasses from? 🙂

  5. Kimberley Nguyen
    07.13.2018 / 3:01 am

    Hi I know it has been a long time but do you know where I could find a similar jacket in Australia? My family and I are going skiing in 1 month and I am falling head over heel for this jacket.

    Thank you :))

    • August Diaries
      07.13.2018 / 4:43 pm

      I’m sorry I don’t! This one is from Aritzia.

      xx Jill

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