Winter Outerwear: Three Old Favorites

Tuesday 18 Jan 2011

Oh, hello!  Snow day!

***Who’s going to Evolving Influence this year?

Another bit of minimal styling.  Well it was just me crunching around outside.  We had an ice storm and I really wanted photos of everything so I braved the outdoors.  Everything looked so delicate, like I could shatter the world with my fingertips.

Still dreaming of L.L. Bean duck boots but they’re on backorder until March.  The worst of the snow will be over by then, so I’m not sure if I should get them.  These are my favorite old wellingtons, I’ve had them since my first year of college.  I think they were a Christmas gift because first semester was incredibly rainy and I wore flip flops all the time because UGGs + downpour = all kinds of bad.  They have good traction and I love the tweed and velvet faux-buckle, but the feet get cold cold cold in the snow!  I’d love to have lined boots for snowy days.

This is also my favorite winter coat, although I can’t wear it much these days.  I got it when I was twenty and um… parts of me have grown since then.  I can’t button that top button any more, and open coats and temperatures in the teens and twenties are not friends.  But since I was just messing around with my camera in the yard for a little I decided I would be safe from frostbite.

By the time I went out in the afternoon the ice storm was a slush storm– I got out the old rainforest umbrella and sort of perched it on top of my head while I traipsed through the snow for photos.  I use this umbrella a lot during the winter.  And really any time it rains because it’s my favorite one.  I love the old-fashioned curved wooden handle and the uncollapsible design because it never flips inside out.  This is my third outerwear post, my other winter outerwear posts are purple coat and vintage fur.

If you’re on the east coast I hope your days are becoming less icy and your commutes less treacherous!




  1. says

    Love. It. All. The Burberry coat is amazing, and even if it doesn’t fit like it used to, you should definitely keep it forever! Are you going to the Evolving Influence conference?

  2. says

    that umbrella is so pretty, and not turning inside out is a huge plus. I always use my mini one that i can stick into my purse, but it doesnt always provide as much coverage as one might hope.

    And if the boots will be on sale in march, then get them – you will definitely need them next winter.

  3. says

    I just purchased my ticket for Evolving Influence! I’m excited about attending, I’ve never been before and I love any excuse to go to NYC.

    I love your coat and boots, I’ve never seen wellies like those. It kind of makes me want a pair too : )

    • says

      Ahh I can’t decide if I’m going or not! Probably not :( Have an awesome time!
      I love the uniqueness of these wellies too but they’re so old (5+ years) that they don’t make this style any more.