Saturday, 26 January 2013

Snow Style...

I've actually spent much of the last 2 months complaining that it's been far too warm - temperatures should not be in double figures in the UK during "winter" months, it's just wrong. Before I ditch my 100 denier mustard tights and midnight blue velvet in favour of floral playsuits and cat-eye sunnies, I want to make the most of faux fur and full-length coats! My "prayers" were answered when snow finally hit my part of London last week (making me eat my words just a little bit, because it was so heavy even I didn't fancy shopping in it). Here are a few of this year's below-freezing outfits... I still have many more waiting in the wings, but apparently we're shooting back into double figures tomorrow, pah! Is it just me, or has the UK become permanently stuck on autumn? We barely need summer or winter clothes at all these days!

I do kinda wish I'd managed to get some pictures in the snow, but I didn't really fancy sliding around in the car park with my tripod! Maybe next time...

From Russia With Love

Coat, gloves and ear muffs: All Primark (Past Seasons), Bag: Accessorize (Past Season)

I believe this 2-year-old full-length military style coat was genuinely a lifetime investment purchase - it was the most expensive item Primark had ever sold at the time (£50 - I think this year's version was about £5 more!) but sooo beautifully cut - I think of it as a cross between Edwardian army officer and governess! The accessories lend it a Russian vibe - furry ear coverings are definitely one of the primary bonuses of sub-zero temperatures.

Dress: Warehouse (Past Season), Belt: Primark (Current), Boots*: Boohoo (Current)
*Part of my #PartyPose People's Choice Winner's Haul

Underneath, I was wearing another staple which has served me well through numerous winters past - this 4-year-old Warehouse sweater dress plus super thick tights is my go-to instant outfit in cold weather - so classic and easy to dress up or down with accessories, but with a bit of personality stemming from those amazing puffed sleeves. I chose the boots as part of my Boohoo win - after a couple of winters stuck in wellies for weeks (albeit wedge-heeled wellies), I was determined to find at least one pair of stylish snow-resistant boots this season! I'm happy to report that these fit the bill perfectly - really comfortable, with no seepage!

Jean Genie

Jeans: Miss Selfridge (Past Season), Jumper: Jane Norman (Past Season), Jacket: New Look (Past Season), Headband: River Island (Current), Belt: As Above, Boots: As Above

You may or may not have noticed that you don't often see me in jeans (if I wear them too often, I get attractive white seam-lines imprinted in my tan!), but jeans, jumper, over-the-knee boots and fur jacket comprise my other typical "really frickin' cold" ensemble. The velvet headband locks in a bit of warmth and adds some boho chic pizzazz without overwhelming the outfit as a hat might.

Disco Parka

This is about as casual as I ever get... The mummy of all the lifetime-of-service staples I seem to have featured in this post, this parka is 6 years old and still the most useful coat I own (- it has a hood! and loads and loads of pockets!) I can never do casual without a bit of a glam twist though - disco pants trumped jeans, patent wedge hi-tops trumped matte flats, and the tee just had to be rhinestone-encrusted!

Disco Pants: Boohoo (Current), T-Shirt and Trainers: Primark (Current)

Have you been styling out the snow wherever you are?

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  1. Very nice outfits. I like your 1.coat. Great weekend.

    1. Thanks Denisa, wishing you a great weekend too :)

  2. Me gusta el primero, el abrigo precioso!

  3. No snow in San Diego, CA .. thanks goodness! The coat in the first picture is just gorgeous. Love how it's fitted, but flows past the waist.


  4. Amei os looks ! Aqui é lindo !
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  5. These outfits are really gorgeous!


  6. I like your russian style!
    We are new followers via GFC and bloglovin, do you like follow back?

  7. Great tshirt!!!


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  9. love that look great as usual

  10. I'm in love with both the first and last outfits! The first looks very futuristic with a touch of elegance. And the last is so stylish and hip.

  11. The warehouse dress is so pretty!!

  12. Love those disco pants and that first coat is AMAZING!

  13. I bet that long trench keeps you really warm!!

    The Style Rawr!

  14. Son preciosos, el primero es espectacular!!!

  15. I adore all of these looks!

  16. wow love the coat!! really nice look
    Maybe we follow each other !?
    Let me know :)

  17. oh my gosh that coat in the first pictures.

  18. ty hun , followed u on gfc name Good taste of life !!! follow us back pls

  19. hi sweetie!
    The last look is great and casual, but I'm in love with the amazing first coat
    Your blog and your style are so great, I would love to follow each other if you want :)

  20. awesome winter style!!! :) love all your coats/jacket! :D

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    you have such an amazinh style!
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  23. Thanks for the comments all :)