Thursday, January 15, 2009

The cold front is here

A bit appropriate given the cold front.

How have you been dressing these past few days? My wardrobe becomes very limited when we hit the deep freeze. Do I look cute or do I freeze? I'm from the Caribbean, so I'm always about warmth and all about excess perhaps.

Today for example I'm in wide leg black trousers, black v-neck sweater over a long sleeved black T-shirt, Indian green and gold scarf around neck. Under the trousers, I've got tights, long undies, and two pairs of socks (including my Alpaca socks). I'm wearing some Zulu bangles just to keep things interesting....but man, it takes work to look chic when it's so cold!

What are you wearing? Would love to hear your thoughts.


Blogger ryssee said...

I just got my Eddie Bauer black down duffle coat that comes down to mid-calf in the mail today. It looks like a giant sleeping bag, but I don't care! Teeheehee!
At least I have a collection of great scarves to go with.

January 15, 2009 at 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard you make this comment about it being difficult to be chic in the winter, but it seems like it should be the other way around. In the summer, I keep it super limited, light cotton sleeveless tees and shorts, but in the winter I let myself experiment. I layer on my blacks and greys, throw on a cable knit scarf and wool coat and am ready to go. Layered knits are great. Skinny pants work well if you add a legging underneath and a great pair of combat boots are my winter staple right now. I don't understand the people in Boston wearing big puffy coats, and worst of all, North Face fleece. There are a lot of easy ways to stay warm.

January 16, 2009 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Martini said...

Thanks for your comment, Anon. I'm not a fan of winter, since I'm mostly concerned about staying warm, I often dress in layers. I wear a lot of my summer dresses with leggings and boots, and a sweater of course. But combat boots! What a great idea! They would be perfect with dresses. I also wear a lot of skirts with fun patterned tights.

I will take your advice to heart and try to be more adventurous.

January 16, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

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