In the winter, like some kind of hibernating furry creature, I start to build a nest, store up on liquids and fats, and prepare myself for a long winter's nap from which I'm not required to emerge from a den for a least three months. I stop wearing anything that could be confused with something structured or uncomfortable and start hoarding soft items like blankets, scarves, large cardigans, things with hoods, and very large and very pink, fuzzy socks. I'm not made for the deep cold, or sub 30 degree weather.
At work, I sit in between two old, drafty windows that let the cold air in like you wouldn't believe and rattle in the wind. So I spend most of my day with cold hands wrapped around a mug of boiling water and a down jacket on my lap as a blanket. It's sort of miserable, but apparently not miserable enough for me to invest $40 in a space heater (that turns off when it tips and meets fire code) and/or $79 in a faux fur blanket from West Elm that I'm obsessed with. The struggle of hibernating - you can't brave the cold to get more warm-weather gear.
What are your current must-haves for staying warm in cold, sedentary desk jobs? Including attire that always keeps you toasty. I've got my down jacket game on and a good collection of wool socks but I'm in need of some good scarves (perhaps I could use that West Elm blanket as a true blanket scarf) and a really nice winter hat and pair of gloves. Warmth recommendations wanted.