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Winter Outfits from the Archives

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…

winter outfit featuring green dress and thigh-high boots

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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.

beige wiggle dress and over-the-knee boots

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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.

winter outfit featuring black jeans and knee boots

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There I am, just striding out across the snowy ground, in a pair of stiletto boots. As you do.

green pencil skirt and beige winter jacket

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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?!

Pinup Couture Joanie dress

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A second appearance from those Topshop boots: can we make it a third?

polka dot skirt and over-the-knee boots

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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…)

And finally…

pink Boden coat

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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!)

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  • I loved that pink coat post – so cute, but yet also warm, which is not an easy thing to pull off in the cold… I am totally getting into furry everything this winter… and it depends which calendar you follow as to when winter officially starts – some say it’s December 1st. I’m inclined to look at it that way as the sooner it starts the sooner it’s over!! There’s also been constant rain here… but we had sun today so out I ran to get some photos. Only to freeze in the breeze… ah, winter.

    December 23, 2015
  • Andrea


    I’m with you keeping hold of outfits from 2012. I mean Winter Woolies should go back years like old friends. I love digging out an Angora jumper my Mother-in-Law knitted me in 2011 when I was the new girl on the block…

    December 23, 2015
  • I love all the pictures but the top one I am just obsessed with. All I can think about is you look like you stepped straight out of disneys Anastasia

    December 23, 2015
  • I’ve been wearing the same outfits for years. And it’s even more noticeable when you have way too many pictures of yourself in them. (Referring to myself.) I recently went through some of my old outfit/shoe save photos from a few years ago and got reminded of some favorite old combinations. Not a style rut, I will call it outfit inspiration. ?

    December 28, 2015