On the coldest day (so far) this winter, I decided to break out my old winter white coat. It has really wide lapels and big buttons, both hallmarks of the 1960s style that I love so much. I think few things are more elegant than the colour winter white (cream, off-white, eggshell, ivory, or whatever you call it in your neck of the woods). Along with its elegance, winter white also brings a measure of high maintenance… one spot of coffee, one brush past a dirty car, one drop of a pen, and your winter white item is off to the dry cleaners while you cross your fingers and hope it comes out. I decided to take my chances for this morning out! I knew it was cold (freezing, actually), but I underestimated the wind. O.M.F. It was brutal. Despite my layers, the wind seemed to have actual teeth and claws like an enormous puppy, attacking any exposed skin it could find. So, I apologise for looking so stern in these photos, but I was losing my sense of humour with every passing minute, waiting on my husband to take a few shots so that I could race back to the warmth of our car and eventually an enormous cup of boiling hot tea. Anyway, it was a sunny day, and for that I am thankful.
Being part magpie I decided, as usual, to add some shiny elements to this winter white coat, and I wore my sparkly edelweiss-looking necklace (especially appropriate from Lulu Frost!).
I put on a thick pair of black tights (I have strong opinions on these) under my shiny rockstud shoes. I’ve not seen anyone do this before, but I think since the tights are SO opaque, the effect is more like a pair of embellished boots rather than crazy-lady-with-tights-and-sandals. I like it. Since I was doing a lot of walking on uneven pavement I really didn’t want to put on high heels, and these low ones are a good comfortable option. Let me know if you think this tights-with-sandals thing is something you’d try, or if I’ve totally lost the plot.