Sunday, January 25, 2015

Winter Blues.


Coat: Vintage, Skirt: Delia's (last summer), Boots: Bean Boot knock-offs from who knows where at this point, Hat: J. Crew Men's, Pin: Vintage, Bag: Coach

It's getting to the hardest part of winter. I suppose I shouldn't put this in writing in case it gives me some kind of bad luck, but I'm not as miserable about the season as I usually am this point in the year.  I'll even admit that it's been kind of lame--we're pretty light on good snow so far (the weather is, of course, saying we're going to be covered in piles of snow this week but for now I'm desperate for the tiniest of dustings to cover up the bare trees and piles of salt and dirt lining the roads). I've a few outfits I haven't gotten to wear or photograph yet, and I'm determined to get them into rotation.



It helps that I visit Vermont on a regular basis, which is pretty much a prime spot for winter activities and views. This weekend has been perfect weather-wise, hovering somewhere in the 30s (basically a heatwave, I've been ice skating in the single digits until my face is numb lately) with little bits of sun and snow dustings.






I'm not sure if this qualifies as a coat exactly, but with a chunky sweater in warmer temps it works fine! This is one I left behind in the spring at an antique store, and re-discovered just in time for winter. It's one of those 60s suit/jacket/skirt sets, but I've been wearing the jacket poortion on its own. It's a shape I'm also not used to, but I love the color and feel of the wool so much!







These are the things keeping me from getting actual winter blues. Good coats, and mini-adventures in pretty scenery (somehow, everything looks better in snow), and enjoying things like piles of mossy logs.


We'll see if I feel the same in a week, whe I'm forced into a puffer coat for 7 days straight and the snow is more than just picturesque. 




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Swans in Snow.

Swan skirt in snow
Swan Skirt: c/o Sheinside, Sweater: Christmas gift, Boots: Old, old circa 2009 Christmas gift, Necklace: Camille Carnevale, Hat: Vintage from Laura's Vintage

Swan skirt in snow

One of the funny things about chronicling outfits here, is the little white lie that goes on when it comes to outerwear. I have quite a collection of coats that rarely get photographed mostly because I, a creature of consistent habit in specific areas, wear the same two throughout most of the winter. For blog posts, I hardly bother throwing on a coat unless the coat is part of the point. It's 10 degrees today, so I threw on my puffer coat and ran around the corner to photograph this outfit, tossing the coat on the ground between shots, until my red fingers couldn't press the button anymore. It just looks better without it for the purposes of these pictures!

Swan skirt in snow

Swan skirt in snow

Swan skirt in snow

this skirt in late summer. It popped up somewhere (tumblr maybe?) and I promptly stuck it in my pinterest, the outfits folder or the wishlist one, I can't exactly remember which. A few weeks later, an email from Sheinside showed up I barely hesitated for which piece I wanted to try.  How could I resist swans wearing little crowns? 

Temperatures then promptly dropped to just around or below zero, making outfits around this tricky. I think this it the first time I've ventured into tall boots and long skirt territory, a necessary move, rather than miniskirts or little flats. But I'm quite happy with it, it's a nice bundled up feeling!

Swan skirt in snow

Swan skirt in snow

Despite freezing my fingers and toes to bits, I do really love snow. Nothing every photographs so good as it does in snow, and while I get home and curl up on top of anything giving off heat (tricks learned from cats), I sort of suspect I might be made for winter landscapes. 

Swan skirt in snow

But of course, this happens more often than not, and I can't resist sharing a good mid-blink shot, just to keep things grounded.