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Five Winter Steals & Splurges: meet Alena of Oh, It's Just Perfect!

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When I first "met" this D.C. blogger, I knew we'd be friends. She had an affinity for chocolate and Etsy. What more could you ask for? Twin separated at birth? Perhaps. As the months wore on, I loved Alena's sweet little blog for her clever online discoveries including dainty jewelry, smart home accents and special stationary. No doubt her blog is my go-to when I need a gift idea or just want to splurge on something special for...well, me. You'll love her, too. Meet Alena!

During the winter, I want to be cozy and warm at all times. Unfortunately, I can't be curled up on my couch with a blanket, tea and slippers for the next couple of months. Although, that does sound quite nice. Agreed? So, for my guest post for the lovely Johanna, I decided to talk about one of my favorite, cozy items....

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Slippers!! If I am in my house, I am wearing my slippers. If I am in a hotel room or visiting family, I have my slippers. If it is cold or hot, I am inside wearing my slippers. I think you get the picture. I love me some slippers.

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My current slippers? UGG Dakota Slippers. They are the best pair of slippers I've ever owned and I've gone through quite a few pairs of slippers. They also come in an array of pretty colors and are warm and cozy in the winter, but also work perfectly in hot weather. At $100 though, they are definitely a splurge.

Dakota Slippers. UGG. $89 - $99.95. 

I also found four other slippers that are a steal. Cute, cozy looking and less than $70. First up, these moccasin's look just like the UGG ones, but are less than half the price! Win. Win.

Molly Mocassin. Slippers International. $29.95 - $60. 

These moccasin's have some fun fringe and are so pretty in pink.

Mandy Moccasins. Slippers International. $34.95. 

These look oh so cozy and have a non-slip sole just like the UGG ones.

Talia Sheepskin Slipper. EMU Australia. $56 - $69. 

Aren't these adorable? I love the studded pattern and the winter white color.

Nikki Moccasin. Daniel Green. $45. 

So, do any of these strike your fancy? xo Alena from Oh, It's Just Perfect!

Thanks Alena! Now that winter has hit Chicago...I may be taking you up on a few of these offers! xo