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The Perfect: Snow Day Essentials


Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves.

Whether you’re nine or 39, a snow day never gets old. It’s a unique opportunity to slow down, unplug, and watch as many movies as humanly possible. To squeeze the most happiness from these rare chances to stay in, have a few of these essentials on-hand. You never know when a few flurries will turn into the blizzard of your dreams.

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Pajamas all day are sublime, but a soft-yet-chic sweater is just as cozy, with the added advantage of keeping you warm.

Victoria Beckham Embroidered cotton and wool-blend sweater, $1,090; net-a-porter.com


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There’s nothing quite like the feel of plush cashmere socks when you’re staring out the window at people slogging through the snow.

Pepper & Mayne Ribbed-knit cashmere socks, $81; matchesfashion.com


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Face Mask

Treat yourself to a hydrating mask on a dry winter day. This one by Neutrogena is packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid and contains the equivalent of one full bottle of serum in each gel mask.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask, $3; neutrogena.com


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No fireplace? No problem. This candle smells good enough to toast s’mores over.

Nest Fragrances Hearth Scented Classic Candle, $40; nordstrom.com


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Whip together something delicious to enjoy while you’re cooped up inside. Designer Zac Posen’s new cookbook is packed with recipes that are simple and elegant.

Cooking with Zac: Recipes From Rustic to Refined, $18; amazon.com


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To truly unplug, leave your phone in another room. It’s ideal if you can go the whole day without checking it, but let’s be realistic. This uber-pretty smartwatch will alert you of important texts or email—but won’t tempt you with Instagram.

Tory Burch ToryTrack Hybrid Smartwatch, Gold-tone Stainless Steal/Ivory, 38mm, $295; toryburch.com


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Rose is always right. Enough said.

2016 Miravigna Rosé, $17; wineawesomeness.com


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