It's freezing... fact. Then again, in early February in London, that is far less an anomaly than scorching heat, right? I guess I just have to carry on with more or less inventive outfits to cope with the cold and still look appropriate in the office. This morning was tough though, as we have some blizzardey winds on top of the dropping temperatures, in fact the skirt of my dress did fly up a couple of times (thank Falke for opaques!), maybe I should get some little weights sown into my hems like HM?
And yet, there is something really good about this outfit: the covered-up version is warm enough to ensure I don't hail a taxi to take me through the few blocks I have to walk to my parking after work (a very tempting prospect at times, I have to confess) and yet the dress is so light and flimsy it is perfect for the overheated air of the office (and I'm just talking about the heating, not the hot air some people seem to thrive in!)
There is something very 1970s retro about a floating dress with knee-high boots, and whilst I concede that it's a little unconventional for the office environment, it's one of the rare pairings that can just look warm and cool at the same time, so it's one of my favourites for winter-time!
I'll say it though, the whole combination of paisley print silk dress, mink jacket, brown suede boots, and that super snug cashmere snood is not so much uber-fashionista, it has more of a babushka vibe, but I'm hoping that my grey-free hair and my high heels helped keeping it a just a tiny bit contemporary? Well, here's to hoping...
What did I wear?
- Dress, Tara Jarmon (AW 2011), but ASOS has great orange winter dresses
- Short-sleeved mink jacket, Piedad De Diego, check out this rabbit DVF one for a similar look
- Brown suede boots, Zipkin by Stuart Weitzman these Georgia Rose ones are very close
- Brown Cabat handbag (the colour is called Ebano), Bottega Veneta
- Brown cashmere snood, Eric Bompard (sold out), Brora has similar options
Let's just hope this cold season means we'll have a gorgeous Spring soon, otherwise Hubby Dearest might just start asking when we're moving to a dacha.. Have a glorious evening everyone!