What I Love:
I wear tights a lot in the winter and my favorite control-top option is definitely Spanx Tight-End tights. They hold you in nicely without being too restrictive, they're matte and opaque and they wear like iron. I also have a pair of the reversible tights, which, eh. They're nice and thick but the color definitely shows through.
My favorite non-control tights are, hands down, Commando Matte Opaque. They have no waistband at all, just a wide band of stretchy stuff. They don't fall or roll down (on me, anyway) and they are very opaque.
For really cold days I also have a great pair of fleece lined tights that I bought ages ago at Target! I can't remember if I have the Merona or Xhilaration version. Either way, I should warn you guys that they are not for tall ladies. Plush makes a higher-end version but I gotta say, I'm sure it would be easy enough to find an inexpensive pair. They're super nice to have, though.
Marianne hates socks and I'm not a huge fan but I do love the Commando knee socks because they're thin (but not too thin) and don't cut in on my calves. I could do without the toe seam but that's just me being picky. They're totally worth the money if you wear tall boots a lot! For really warm socks, I have to recommend SmartWool. They aren't fashiony but they're warm, not itchy, and will last forever. Actually, this line for J.Crew is pretty cute.
I'm always a little surprised that more women don't wear slips. They're so good at so many things! A decent microfiber slip will make your dress or skirt hang better, will keep you warm, and will make sure the world doesn't see your patterned underwear. I have two great slips from the Gap (now discontinued) but this one by Jones New York looks exactly like them and is really affordable. THAT SAID, y'all know I'm a fan of Commando and they make beautiful, simple microfiber slips that are designed to stay put. When my Gap slips die, I'm going with Commando.
I'm very into facial oils as a layer in my twice-daily face product slappage. Currently I'm using Sunday Riley Juno in the morning and Skin and Bones at night, either under moisturizer or mixed in with. I also recently got a sample of Drunk Elephant Marula oil, so I'm going to see how that goes.
What I Need:
A really damn good hand cream. My hands are so dry and my nails are starting to split. I'm a mess. I have always been fond of L'Occitane Shea Butter hand cream but I feel like there must be a good drugstore option. Has anyone tried Skinfix?
Silk undershirts. I can't wear wool next to my skin so I'd love some warm-but-thin long sleeved layers for wearing under sweaters. Maybe this one at LL Bean? Lands End also has an option. (This is so un-glamorous, I know, but I'm tired of wearing bunchy cotton tees under everything.)
Your turn! What are your cold-weather favorites?