The landscape is currently frozen solid, but before this latest cold spell, I had been living in a long padded vest that I picked up from Zara last year. It became an immediate favorite, as the padding keeps me warm (in relatively cold conditions) while freeing my arms to spin windmill style (if I choose to). If you don’t already own one, I highly recommend getting a longer vest for early spring (which can’t come soon enough).
Some similar options I found online:
In sale news, the Madewell The Transport Shoulder Crossbody Bag: Box Leather Edition that I wore above is on sale and back in stock online. I reviewed this bag in another leather type and colorway here, but box leather is “boardier,” so this bag is not as pliable or capacious as the version I reviewed last year, which remains full-price online.