Can you believe winter only officially started this week?*
I’ve known this for years now, and yet it never fails to surprise me that’s it’s not really winter until December 21st, because, to my mind (and going by my weather), winter REALLY starts at around Halloween, and continues until May. I mean, it snowed in NOVEMBER this year: what more proof do you need?
Anyway, this month hasn’t been as cold as some Decembeors I could mention (December 2010, I’m looking at you, you bad, bad month!), but it has been the rainiest one I’ve ever suffered through. Seriously, we’ve had torrential rain almost every day this month, and most of the time it’s been accompanied by gale-force winds, and that’s not a good recipe for fashion blogging, let me tell you.
I haven’t been able to take an outfit photo for weeks now (Well, I mean, I took one yesterday, obviously, but that was for my 12 Days of Christmas Outfits series, so it doesn’t really count…), and as there isn’t any end in sight with the weather, I’m not sure when – or even IF – I’ll be able to take any more. Today, then, I thought I’d take a quick look back at some of the winter outfits of the past, instead: outfits from a time when I was able to leave my house every so often – and to think I thought SNOW was bad!
Here are some winter outfits from the archives…
I called this post ‘Yes, I Was Wearing a Coat’, because otherwise you’d all assume I froze to death minutes after this was taken. Suffice to say that there’s always a coat waiting for me just out of shot when I take photos in the snow – I just take it off for the few seconds it takes to get a photo of the outfit underneath, so I’m totally fine. As it happened, though, it wasn’t the coat I should’ve worried about with this photo, it was the boots : this outfit proved particularly popular with the foot fetish crowd, and I still get messages from them to this day. Which is awkward, really.
So, yeah, I like my furry scarves – or “bolly rolls“, as Terry would call them – don’t I? I wore this outfit to our New Year’s Day food fest a couple of years ago: it was a bold move on my part to wear such a pale dress around such a huge amount of food, but I managed to pull it off – just.
There I am, just striding out across the snowy ground, in a pair of stiletto boots. As you do.
This was taken in February 2013, and I still wear all of these items fairly regularly. Sometimes in this exact combination, actually. In fact, I still wear almost ALL of these outfits on a regular basis. It’s just occurred to me that I should probably be more worried about this than I am. I mean, I have outfit photos on this blog going back to 2010 – and I’m still wearing the same things, five years later. Is that normal? Am I in a style rut? Why on earth did I start this?!
A second appearance from those Topshop boots: can we make it a third?
Yup, we totally can! Good job I got those new ones to replace them, huh? (I’m joking: I’ll never totally replace those boots – they’re like family by this point…)
One of my very favourite photos of Rubin: lookit his little face!
(*In the northern hemisphere, obviously. Yes, I know it’s summer in Australia!)