Winter meetings’ biggest trade was made from the hospital

Jerry Dipoto will literally trade from anywhere. The Mariners general manager is baseball’s biggest dealer, and that reputation was perpetuated at the winter meetings in Las Vegas when he acquired Edwin Encarnacion from the Indians. But it wasn’t that he made the trade that was shocking, but where he made it. Dipoto was admitted to…
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An affordable winter sports break in Oslo, of all places

Despite its pricey reputation, Norway’s capital may be the world’s most accessible snow sports hub, with an Olympic bobsleigh run and cross-country skiing a short schuss from the centre

I’m on the metro, Line 1 of Oslo’s T-bane, but instead of shopping bags and briefcases, people are getting on with skis and snowboards. The train heads north, emerges from the tunnel in a forested suburb covered in thick snow then climbs up and up. At Midtstuen station a crowd of excited children get on with their sledges. They have clearly just toboganned down the hill.

“Stay on the train until the last stop,” a 12-year-old tells me. “You rent a sledge and helmet. The run ends at Midtstuen.”

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Winter Is Here — and This App Will Help You Make Money Shoveling Snow

I wish I could start this article with, “We’ve all had to do it…”

But, fortunately, I’m a Floridian, and I’ve never had to shovel snow. From what I’ve heard, some people find it a real pain — a job happily pawned off to any willing being.

On the other hand, what if you’re that willing being? You might be able to make some good money from a hearty dusting.

Even 50 Cent has shoveled snow.

I’m going out to shovel snow and see if I can make me a few extra dollars today. I’m charging more if they want to take pictures

— 50cent (@50cent) December 27, 2010

And so has Daniel Miller, CEO of an app called Shovler.

It’s kind of like Uber — but for snow shoveling — and since its release in December 2016, more than 15,000 people have registered to become snow shovelers, according to Miller.

How Did the Shovler App Get Started?

Miller shoveled snow as a teenager and always thought it was the perfect gig: People are appreciative, you get a good workout in and it’s actually kind of fun.

Plus: The pay ain’t too shabby.

Miller came up with the idea for Shovler in the winter of 2015 when his parents were hanging out in Florida and wanted a clear driveway upon returning home to New Jersey. A full-on plow service wasn’t necessary, and, other than that, they had a hard time finding someone.

“It just dawned on me that there are lots of people in similar situations, especially the elderly, that just want to hire a snow shoveler on demand for the days they need one or want to take a break from shoveling themselves,” Miller writes in an email.

He’d always seen those apps about solving what he calls “minor problems” — like delivering food a few blocks away. “But nobody has fixed this major logistical nightmare that people have every year,” he says.

For him, the app seemed obvious. Why hadn’t it been invented years ago?

How Much Money Can You Make Shoveling Snow?

Enter: Shovler.

The app went live for iOS and Android at the beginning of December 2016, and approximately 15,000 snow shovelers have registered with it across the U.S. and parts of Canada, according to Miller.

Those who are in need of shoveling services enter their requests into the app. The registered shovelers get pinged when a job’s available nearby.

Pay is calculated by an algorithm that takes the depth of snow and the size of the property, as well as other factors, into consideration. In general, though, typical rates range from:

  • $ 20 to $ 35 for a car parked on a city street
  • $ 30 to $ 75 for up to a two-car driveway that fits three cars in length, an average walkway and an average sidewalk in front of a house
  • 50 cents to $ 2 per square feet for a city sidewalk or small parking lots (for businesses)

The Shovler app takes 20% of each job (though there are promo codes out there for 10% off), and the human shoveler gets the rest.

Miller says shovelers have made up to $ 200 per gig and says the app also hosts customers who tip generously, some tacking on a 50% tip.

“Shovelers love the app because they get paid by the job, not the hour,” Miller says. “That really gives them the ability to earn $ 50 in an hour if they are quick.”

Shovelers get paid after the user rates the job or within 24 hours — whichever is faster.

How You Can Sign Up For Shovler

The app is available across the U.S. and in parts of Canada, but its most popular cities are Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and New York.

Signing up is easy — and a lot easier than awkwardly knocking on your neighbors’ doors or giving them a ring. Plus, the app is currently running a promotion for new shovelers – if you sign up by December 21, you’ll be reimbursed up to $ 30 for snow shoveling tools or receive a $ 10 credit if you already have your own tools.

So why not make some money off the most recent dumping of the devil’s dandruff?

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The best cashmere jumpers to keep you snug all winter

I am obsessed with cashmere, and if you visit me on any given Sunday, you’ll find me lounging in a cashmere jumper and joggers. Extra, I know, but I just haven’t found anything as comfortable and durable, so I personally think spending a bit more is a good investment.

With that in mind, keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best cashmere pieces out there, and how to care for them.

What is cashmere?

You might know that cashmere is a more luxurious type of wool, and therefore expensive, but do you know why? That is because it comes from a specific type of goat, the cashmere goat, which produce finer, softer hair. Each goat sheds its hair once a year, and there isn’t much of it, so it makes it rarer, and so pricier.

How to wash cashmere

I’ve ruined many a cashmere jumper because I’ve either been too lazy or ignorant to wash it by hand. So first off, you’ll want to check the care label as some cashmere jumpers are machine washable (M&S do a great line), but others aren’t. Usually, you’ll need to wash them by hand in warm – but not hot – water, or in certain rare cases, dry clean only. Make sure you also lay it flat to dry so that it doesn’t lose its shape, we have a full guide on how to wash and store cashmere here.

Best cashmere jumpers

There really is cashmere to suit all budgets. On the high street, you’ll be hard pressed to beat John Lewis & Partners, M&S, GAP or Uniqlo, which all have a great range of jumpers and cardigans in various colours, under £100. If you’re looking to invest in a designer piece, then Chinti & Parker, Vince and Bella & Freud have some fashion-forward styles I think you’ll love.

Keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best cashmere pieces out there, from jumpers to scarves and joggers. Whilst some pieces are pricey, if you care for them well then they will last you a lifetime, and you just can’t beat that cosy factor. Also, don’t be afraid to shop the men’s collections, I love the baggy feel, which goes really well with this season’s slip skirts.

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Jess Wright stuns in a black bikini while soaking up the winter sun in Dubai

LAPPING up the sun in Dubai was just the job for reality TV star-turned-fitness-guru Jessica Wright.

Ex-Towie fave Jess jetted off with pals for a bit of frock ’n’ roll and to escape the dismal weather back home.

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The star split earlier this year from Strictly pro Giovanni Pernice, who is currently partnered with Steps singer Faye Tozer.

Jess, 33, basked in the heat on the beach and enjoyed a dip in the water, soaking up the sun at the luxury Royal Meridien hotel.

Then it was off to LA for some more sun and a reunion with TV personality brother Mark, 31. No wonder fans say she’s hot, hot, hot . . .

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Katie Holmes And Jamie Foxx ‘Planning A Winter Wedding In Paris’

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After years of dating in secret, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are reportedly set to get married in Paris, claims a source for Radar Online.

The insider said: “Paris is the city where they decided to go public with their romance after years of sneaking around.”

They are said to be planning a winter wedding.

“Katie has waited a long time to marry Jamie, and she’s now made it clear where she wants to get married and when. She’s desperate for a winter wedding in the City of Lights.”

The source added: “Jamie’s been a handful ever since they started secretly dating in 2013 — but Katie’s convinced him to settle down, and they’re ready to make it official.”

According to Daily Mail, this wedding news comes weeks after rumours circulated that the couple were engaged, as Katie was seen wearing a diamond ring earlier this month.

The duo were first romantically linked five years ago, after her split from Tom Cruise back in 2012, and she has full custody of their daughter Suri.

The source says Jamie has been more of a father figure to the 12-year-old than Tom, who hasn’t seen his alleged daughter in more than five years.

“Jamie will adopt Suri when the time is right, but not before they’ve said their vows,” the insider claimed.

“They know it won’t go down well with Tom, but it’s what he and Katie want – and also what Suri wants. She barely knows who Tom is!”

Meanwhile, the “Dawson’s Creek” alum is starring in the film adaptation of the iconic self-help book “The Secret” alongside Jerry O’Connell.

The film centers on ‘a young widow with three children who hires a handyman to fix her house, only to realize that, as he grows closer to the family, he carries a secret connection to her past,’ per The Hollywood Reporter.

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When it comes to dressing for the cold winter months, it’s easy to get trapped in a sea of sameness and choose a mainstay outerwear brand, such as Canada Goose or Moncler. What else is out there? A group of young designers have noticed a lack of novelty in the category, launching brands that …

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Netflix Christmas 2018 movies revealed – the festive films to watch this winter

NETFLIX has released a new trailer to show what’s available to stream over the Christmas period.

Films on offer include The Princess Switch, The Christmas Chronicles and A Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding.

Netflix has released a new trailer for its offerings over the Christmas period
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There will also be a holiday special of Bake Off with Paul and Prue welcoming back their favourite bakers.

And for fans of the new Sabrina series that’s getting its own Christmas special called The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinters Tale.

Love Actually and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are both already available to watch on the site.

It comes days after The Sun Online revealed the easy way of tracking down the best Christmas films on Netflix.

You can unlock secret Netflix Christmas movie genres using special codes
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What to watch

The Princess Switch – coming November 16

The Christmas Chronicles – coming November 22

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays and A Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding – both coming November 30

Nailed it! Holiday – coming December 7

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinters Tale – coming December 14

Love Actually – already streaming

We tracked down the secret codes that unlock specific categories and have together a guide on how to get access the genres on ANY device.

You should also read our guide to the secret Netflix controls you never knew existed.

If you waste hours trying to find something to watch, you’ll definitely want to try Netflix Roulette.

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The Sporty Sweater That Will Give Alyssa a Leg Up on Layering This Winter

Ask any fashion enthusiast what their favorite thing about fall and/or winter is, and they’ll likely tell you that it’s the sartorial joy that comes along with ample opportunities for layering. Blouses under sweaters! A denim, fleece or leather jacket under a boxy coat! The possibilities are …

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The most toxic relationship I’ve ever been in was with a quilted Ralph Lauren coat.

I’d hastily purchased the black, diamond-patterned number on sale at Macy’s after it became clear that layering sweaters underneath a leather jacket and hoping for the best just wasn’t going to cut it during a frigid New York City winter.

The sleek, waterproof coat seemed to project “I’m a dry, capable urbanite.” As soon as I purchased it, I ripped off the tag, excited to trot around town in my new coat.

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Top 5 Wetsuits For The Winter Season

Personally, I’ve owned almost every brand of suit. This comes with being a surfer for many MANY years, not because I need the latest and greatest. Owning multiple suit styles, brands etc has really helped me narrow in what I want and like best in a suit.

Through much trial and error over the years, I’ve found that in colder conditions although thickness is important, I am looking for flex which will improve my overall performance and comfortability.

1.Patagonia’s Yulex® Natural Rubber Wetsuits

New this season, our latest neoprene-free Yulex full suits are stretchier, lighter and more comfortable, far surpassing our previous standards of performance. For our wetsuit developers and testers, function always comes first. Simply put:

It has more stretch, an improved fit, lighter weight material, more comfort, and guaranteed durability.

2. Hurley Advantage Max 4/3

Featuring a soft interior with Infrared technology to help keep you warm, the Hurley Advantage Max 4/3mm Fullsuit Men’s Wetsuit lets you move quickly and fully—so you can stay comfortable in cold conditions.

3. XCEL Infiniti 4/3 

Semi-dry zipper = Keeps water out

Glide skin collar = prevents flushing

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Nanoprene lite Japanese Limestone is lighter, softer and warmer

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100% high-performance stretch = comfort and performance

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Dope dye yarn = soft eco-friendly anti-fade

FusionX tape = heat pressure seam protection

Engineered fit system = fits like a second skin

Back knee flex grooves = prevents bunching

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Nexskin ankle seals = minimizes flushing

4. Hurley Advantage Plus 4/3 

Made to get you into the surf when no one else is—in cold conditions—the Hurley Advantage Plus 4/3mm Fullsuit Men’s Wetsuit helps keeps you warm and focused on the horizon. Updated details include lighter, less-absorbent kneepads and a more streamlined silhouette.

5. Vissla High Seas Drainer 4/3 

The High Seas Drainer 4/3 Full Suit is a no-brainer for surfers catching waves in colder water temperatures. This suit from Vissla is renowned for its insulation which does not restrict you or your maneuverability in the water. The High Seas Drainer is durable while remaining lightweight and easy to wear.

Warm, stretchy and easy to maintain

Made with 100% foam neoprene, the High Seas Drainer is lightweight with superior warmth and comfort. The thermal Brain Fuzz lining of the suit acts as an insulator which traps heat and dries fast after being rinsed through.  Vissla has used their Dope Dyed Fabric for a softer, more eco-friendly colorant on their wetsuits which is resistant to fading.

Durable material and an excellent fit

The High Seas Drainer is one of Vissla’s most lightweight and flexible suits which has been improved for easier movement. With minimal seams and anatomically engineered body lines, you will have an unrestricted performance and warmth. The wetsuit has been triple glued and double blind stitched at the seams to ensure durability and longevity. Vissla’s Neo 2.0 super stretch tape allows for extra stretch while ensuring the suit goes back to its original shape and does not tear. The chest zip entry allows for minimal bulk and a contoured watertight design. To prevent flushing Vissla have used liquid taped cuff seals and Glideskin on the neck of the High Seas Drainer.

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Assorted Fab Finds for Fall and Winter

Party looks have started to filter through to brick-and-mortar and online stores. Here are some holiday looks that have worked well on my clients, with a few non-party items thrown in for good measure. Be sure to check out all the colours and extended size options.

1. Karl Lagerfeld Harlow Bootie

This bootie is NOT made in France despite the Karl Lagerfeld label and associations with high-end luxury brand Chanel. They are quite comfortable and look streamlined on the foot. Not great on a narrow ankle, but they fit an assortment of foot shapes. The embroidered version is festive for the holidays, and the dusty rose is unique.

2. Boden Agnes Fair Isle Sweater

A cuddly and classic Fair Isle in both cool and warmer shades has been a hit with some forum members. Despite the alpaca fibre content, the pullover is not scratchy. It has a streamlined fluid fit and is flattering on a range of body types. It looks great styled with a pencil skirt and trendy jeans. Lovely quality.

3. Eliza J Formal Flared Skirts

Flared skirts are an acquired Modern Classic taste because many tend to feel it’s too much skirt and adds bulk. But that’s the charm of the silhouette. These Eliza J darlings are winners every season, and the pattern assortment is versatile. They lay a lot more flat than you expect, are comfortable in the extreme if you enjoy defining the waist. They aren’t overly long and overwhelming. They work best on regular and long torsos who enjoy defining their waist. They can work with a short fitted untucked top to lengthen the waist. Or a buttoned-up short cardigan. Keep the look classic, or add a little unexpected to the skirt by combining it with sneakers, tough boots, a moto, or denim jacket.

4. Express Fold-Over Collar Puffer Jacket

This puffer is FABULOUS if you like an avant-garde fit. It is boxy and creates architectural drape. It’s like you bought it at COS. Some of my clients felt like they hit the jackpot with the look and loved it. Others felt like a gigantic marshmallow. The silhouette is an acquired taste so consider yourself warned. It’s extremely cosy and soft. Good for all neck lengths because the collar folds up and down. If I hadn’t already committed to my new short navy puffer from Boden because the quality and fit is GORGEOUS, I would have this in red.

5. JS Collections Soutache Sheath Dress

Oh my word. Where do I begin with how STUNNING my size US12 client with a larger bust looked in this dress. It’s forgiving of lumps and bumps, and a very elegant length. No shapewear needed. She’s going to finish off the look with leopard pumps and a bright red clutch to amp up the fun factor. It’s best on a rectangular or inverted triangle body type. Can work on an hourglass too.

6. London Fog Petite Faux-Fur-Trim Hooded Down Puffer Coat

One of our petite forum members recently reviewed this puffer in burgundy, and it looks smashing on her. Petite puffers with a streamlined fit and suitable arm length are hard to find, but this one fits the bill for a very cold Winter.

7. Frye Shane Tip Western Bootie

Western Wear is on trend, but cowboy boots are always in style making them a Trendy Classic. They always look current, flattering and right, and can be used in all sorts of outfits. If you’re a black boots wearer, these are a great way to refresh your black boot capsule. They’re comfortable, very well made, fit a variety of foot shapes, and look extremely sharp. They are pricey, but have a high longevity factor.

8. Madewell Delilah Mary Jane Pumps

The Mary Jane pumps are well made and comfortable. Best on a low and regular volume foot. Excellent on those who like low heels and a secure pump. The glitter does not come off the blush version. The surface of the glitter is hard, but the inside of the shoes is very soft. Good with or without hose. Looks like a Jimmy Choo, but at a fraction of the price. The pink glitter earned a place in my wardrobe and is my new party shoe. Dainty and delightful.

9. Rachel Roy Collection Piping Detail Side Slit Midi

This dress works well on a rectangle, inverted triangle and hourglass. It works best on a regular and longer torso, and wider shoulders or a larger bust (you need to fill out the top). The sleeves are long, but can be easily hemmed. The diagonal lines of the piping are magical at creating a vertical and streamlined effect. They create curves for a straighter figure, and flatten curves on a curvier figure. The fabric is substantial and relatively girdling. The length and swoosh of the skirt are elegant.

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Reformation’s New Holiday Collection Is Here for All Your Sexy Winter Party Needs

Each year around this time, Reformation releases a holiday collection that suddenly makes us forget about our winter plans to cozily hibernate and watch Netflix every night, and instead try to fill our calendar with events that will necessitate the purchase of at least one of its cute party …

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Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats.

The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather.

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Places with the best weather in the winter

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With summer officially over, it’s time to start planning for your upcoming winter break. With so many places to choose from, you may find it challenging to zero in on the ideal vacation spot. To help you, we’ve made a list of the places that have stellar weather during the winter and which would make for truly divine holiday destinations. So what are we waiting for? Let’s jump in.

Atlas Mountains

Morocco’s Atlas Mountains may not be the first place that comes to mind when we speak of winter, but this African desert paradise transforms into a snow-clad fairyland come winter. Mount Toubkal, which summits at 4167 meters, is a great place for adventure enthusiasts and hiking/camping aficionados. If you are looking for a unique winter experience, this one’s for you.

Quebec

The Canadian city of Quebec makes for a great winter destination, especially during the festive season. While Toronto often represents the ‘English’ side of Canada, Montreal is considered as a representation of Continental Europe. The magnificently designed, beautifully decorated and bustling 17th and 18th Century churches, bakeries, libraries, and bistros on the narrow cobblestone roads give tourists plenty of space to sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee, and savor the many visual delights that Quebec has to offer.

Seville

With its mild winters (ranging between 50 – 54 degrees Fahrenheit), bustling Christmas markets, traditional tapas bars, and unique Belén tradition, Seville is the right choice for your upcoming winter break. Indulge in some of Spain’s most decadent winter dishes, visit the mountainous Sierra Norte area, and ring in the New Year with The Three Wise Men. This is sure to be a colorful winter vacation.

Croatia

Whatever the season, the European nation of Croatia is always a beautiful place to visit. But come winter, this beauty is magnified tenfold. Imagine frozen turquoise lakes, snow-clad forests, ancient snow-strapped buildings, festive fairy lights, and the memorable 40-day long Dubrovnik Winter Festival and you’ll understand why Croatia is such fun during the winter. Also, Game of Thrones fans will find some of their favorite locations from the series, such as king’s landing and its surroundings.

Hallstatt

Hallstatt in Austria is a sight for sore eyes. One look at this small lakeside village and you’ll believe in magic. For that’s exactly what life is like in Hallstatt during winter – utterly magical. The majestic snow-clad Salzburg Mountain and the surrounding crystal clear waters will inspire awe in people of all ages. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit for those looking for a quiet and romantic winter escape.

Queenstown

If you’re looking to winter in a place that still resembles spring and summer, then New Zealand’s Queenstown is the perfect place to visit. The many mountain ranges, including the Remarkables and Coronet Peak are blanketed both in snow and endemic winter flora. You will have quite a few of opportunities to snowboard, ski, and research plants when here.

So while winter could be hard for everyone sometimes, you’ll find that these places might actually your winter vacation dreamy than ever.

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Save on Your Window Replacement This Winter

Most home improvement projects, including window replacements, are started and completed during the spring or fall seasons— when the weather is more comfortable and predictable. However, a home improvement project during high season will likely impact your estimate and project timeline. During these warmer months, contractors and supplies are in high demand. Contractors are less likely to offer discounts when during peak times. To save money on your window replacement, consider scheduling your project during the cooler months.

Save Money with Seasonal Sales and Promotions

Construction slows in the winter, but contractors still have a business to operate. To entice homeowners, many contractors will offer discounts and specials to attract business during the colder months. Take advantage of these seasonal offers to save money on your project.

Simple Scheduling and Cheaper Window Materials

During high season, it can take a few weeks to meet with busy contractors and order window supplies from manufacturers. During the winter months, contractors are more flexible. Materials are also usually less expensive and take less time to ship.

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Enjoy Increased Energy Efficiency

Replacing your windows in the winter allows you to immediately see your return on your investment. See reduced energy costs on your utility bill, and enjoy a warmer home with new energy efficient windows.

Don’t Fret About Cold Weather Affecting Installation

Many homeowners are concerned that winter weather will impact caulking, adhesives, and materials. Products are made to perform under all weather conditions. Contractors are also skilled at making sure your home remains comfortable throughout the installation. Contractors will replace one window at a time to avoid significant heat and energy loss in your home.

No Snow? No Problem

While snow and wintery weather affects many locations, southern states enjoy moderate weather year-round. Homeowners in states like Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California should take advantage of seasonal discounts and pricing without much worry of ice and snow.

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Fall & Winter Footwear for Midi Skirts and Dresses

There were questions on the forum recently about what type of footwear to wear with midi skirts and dresses for Fall and Winter. There are many, many options across flats and heels and the footwear you choose will depend on how dressy you want to look, and how much you want to elongate your leg line. The higher the heels, the longer the leg line. Personally, I choose flat and very low heels (up to an inch and a half in height).

Here’s my current collection of Fall and Winter midi skirts and dresses. The voluminous olive COS dress is a little longer on me, but not knee-covering. It’s not a true midi because of the short front, but the sides and back are longer so I treat it like a midi. The red floral dresses are knee-covering.

Here’s my assortment of Fall & Winter footwear that I wear with the above skirts and dresses. I sport sheer black hose, nude-for-me-hose and black micro fishnets with the footwear. Sometimes I wear socks with the tall boots instead of hose. There are high-shaft booties with a sleek ankle fit. Western shooties that are extremely tailored on the foot. Refined oxfords, ankle strap pumps, and classic ink blue tailored knee-high boots. TAILORED footwear is my preference. Coincidentally, all shoes have a low heel.

If you don’t get very cold feet like I do, you can wear some of the more open footwear styles I wore with warm-weather midis all Summer long. Leave off the hosiery and socks. Here are my Summer midi dresses and skirts with the shoes that I wore with them. Pointy-toe ballet flats, classic sandals, loafers, mules and white sneakers. All of the shoes here are flat.

I don’t like to wear boots that gape at the ankle or calf with midis. The fit MUST be sleek. I wear a lot of light-coloured footwear because it bookends my blonde hair and looks crisp. I also enjoy some darks, metallics and brights to change things up. Or wearing white footwear with sheer black hose to create a graphic contrast. It works well when the midis are dark, which all my Fall and Winter midis are.

I’d love to get more midis because my outfit happiness factor is through the roof when I wear them. Hands down they are my favourite item to wear in 2018 across the seasons. White jeans and fun pants are a close second.

Eloquii Hankerchief Hem Rib Midi Skirt

Eloquii Tie Neck Midi Dress

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