The Touch of You Burns My Hands Like Snow

Lately, the temperatures are so low that the morning frost lingers lay into the day and sometimes never dissipates at all. Although we don't have a snow-covered region, we clearly still have a bit of white wonderland around us some days.

This outfit is precisely how I like to wear color in winter. I'm still donning several bold colors, but they're in splashes and accents, making me feel rather season appropriate (whatever that is). The dress is rather new and quite cool; unfortunately I was too cold to shed my jacket to show you the details. I'm not a big fan of the color purple, but this type of color saturation catches my eye every time.
How amusing is this little foaming mug brooch I'm borrowing from Market Publique? When my sister saw it she asked me if I was headed to a beer garden...

Outfit details: dress & jacket- Urban Outfitters, scarf- secondhand, brooch- vintage on loan from Market Publique, socks- courtesy of Ozone Socks, boots- Forever 21

CONVERSATION

121 comments:

  1. love your Outfit, very nice.

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  2. i love the frozen leaves! and your socks are really great. i need to learn how to wear over-the-knee socks.

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  3. Those socks look so warm and cozy!

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  4. i love how you incorporated colour! happy new year.

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  5. i like this look...especially the pin. unexpected but cool.

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  6. very cute little outfit love the socks!! Bet they kept you warm

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  7. I love the scarf and socks together, with the rainbow of color. The beer mug pin is adorable, too-- and I applaud you for your dedication for taking photos outside!

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  8. I love the nail color!! What shade and brand??

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  9. you always know how to add little punches to your outfits!

    happy new year!
    gizellefaye.blogspot.com

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  10. Love that purple skirt and what an amazing scarf.

    Happy New Year!

    closet365.wordpress.com

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  11. wow these are gorgeous. I love the way the frost looks!

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  12. lovely outfit! so warm and cozy ^^!
    and the colour of your nails is super-cool <3!

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  13. love the look!! you look like a moden day pippi longstocking!!!
    love those knee socks!!!!

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  14. super cute pin/brooch!!! :D love your socks as well!!!! :D im loving the frost all over the ferns and leaves!! that's so pretty!

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  15. Wonderful outfit, I love the setting, the frost looks beautiful. And your little pin is adorable!

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  16. Wow, these are absolutely beautiful photos! I love the purple & grey in your outfit, and those shocks of colour in your scarf and socks really add up to a great ensemble <3

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  17. Love your socks, they are so cute.

    Carmen.xx.

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  18. I second Melanie C.! What kind of nail polish (or lacquer, varnish)is that? It fits your outfit so well!

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  19. Oh my, what a beautiful backdrop to take photos against. I loooove your socks!! Hope you're having a fabulous 2010 so far :)

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  20. I love your over the knee socks. Bold blocks of color are great in winter with everything so gray or white around. I like the way you worked in accents of color to set off the purple dress.

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  21. The skirt is so sharp for the image. Purple on ladies is always attractive!
    Happy New Year!!
    http://www.trendyclothingfashion.com

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  22. Adorable outfit! Love how colorful it is!

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  23. those socks are completely adorable. what a magical setting (though frigid I'd imagine)
    -indigo

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  24. Cute outfit. I love the jacket. And that brooch is beyond cute!

    Happy New Year!

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  25. haha I love the brooch!
    And your nailpolish is pretty too.

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  26. I got boots like that yesterday! I love the way your "splash of colors" pops out in your frozen surroundings. [:

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  27. your purple dress looks great against the frosty background :] xxx

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  28. this is great. it reminds me of an uber-chic pippi longstocking (in a completely awesome way). I can believe how cold it's been up there!

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  29. what a pretty purple! And i love the knee highs. Your photography is very nice, as usual. And that beer pin.... Where'd you get it!?!?!

    ~tati~

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  30. i love your knee socks! this reminds me of the 80s done right.

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  31. seldom does snow look that beautiful...certainly not where i live...you lucky duck.

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  32. Beautiful! That scarf is amazing!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  33. the knee socks are so cute! love this :)

    xoxo

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  34. these pictures are so lovely! loving your black jacket! i don't like purple all that much either, but this shade looks great on you (: cute pin too!

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  35. Love that shade of purple too! I have a skirt in a colour similar to that. :)

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  36. Wow! As always, the landscape is breathtaking. I think you live in a fairytale land... and I'd like to visit.

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  37. I love your jacket, and your socks so much!

    lovelove,
    http://marissaexpains.blogspot.com

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  38. Gorgeous outfit, my favourite part are the socks.

    Plus it looks so pretty everywhere. Very magical.

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  39. Omg the landscape is beautiful ! I love the pattern of your socks and the brooch is so cute :)

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  40. cute brooch! love the socks, stay warmmmm =)

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  41. Very different look for you! I understand not being able to undress for that picture...you don't want to catch a cold now do you? I love the purple on you, you should embrace it more.

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  42. Lovely R... these photo's are so beautiful. I love the setting.. and I adore the playfulness of your knee highs.. Wishing you the best 2010 has to offer. Stay beautiful.

    Love & Aloha, S
    www.elisharon.blogspot.com

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  43. i fell flat on my arse on the snow the other day, hurt so much :( Love urban outfitters, got some cute shoesies there in the sale the other day.
    Beautiful images
    x

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  44. These are beautiful pictures! Love the setting... And such a cute outfit! (it remind me of a similar purple skirt I recently purchase and never wear... Thank you for the inspiration!)

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

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  45. wow! i remember last year we had an ice storm like that. its so pretty, but dangerous. Love the pics!

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  46. Frost is so beautiful. I love the colors you picked out for your outfit. When color is lacking from the scenery it's time to add it to the wardrobe (If only I could get out of the white, black, grey shades).

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  47. Very season appropriate, I have trouble with that a lot of the time. Luckily I don't live anywhere near the snow. I really like the purple on you

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  48. lady, you look lovely in a braid.

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  49. Very cute, I love braids.
    And your socks/tights/shoes combo look neat.

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  50. I love your outfit! And that Beer mug is too cute. xx Claire

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  51. The color combination with those tights and the purple skirt is just perfect. Such a fun frosty winter outfit.

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  52. Those socks are the coolest thing ever! I wish the frost would stick around up here.

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  53. Brrrr frost but no snow? Sounds like winter in southern China... I love how you layer your socks and tights! that brooch is pretty cute, and this is a non-alcohol drinker speaking. xD

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  54. The splashes of colour of awesome. All the hues go so well with your hair colour :)

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  55. I love your outfit. The colour of the purple is really pretty and I love your socks.

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  56. These are beautiful,stunning shots. love the brooch.
    darling happy 2010,hope you had an amazing new years eve hun. I went party hopping and all the images of outfit from that night are up on my site in the style diary section.
    happy new year darling
    xx
    marian

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  57. I'm wearing braids right now too :) and I love your boots!

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  58. I love the layered knee shocks and the frost might be cold, but they make beautiful photos! I really love that shot of the frosty leaf and your cool blue nail polish!

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  59. beautiful photos, and awesome outfit! I am in love with those socks.

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  60. Those OTK socks are so much fun!

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  61. Because of computer issues, this is a belated response to your last post combined with a comment for this post...

    I have to tell you what an amazing source of inspiration you are for me, especially since I am a fairly new blogger. Your photos, your styling, and your concepts have left me feeling awed by what you do. You are truly gifted.

    Thank you so much...I can't wait to see what the new year brings on your blog!

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  62. I love the purple with the gray of the ferns. Very interesting tones.

    gotta love winter lighting!

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  63. adorable! the socks are great.

    http://www.halcoholic.com

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  64. great scarf & jacket! lovely colors.. :)

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  65. Love the accents of color.. looks so great with the frost. And that brooch is adorable.. very Irish!

    And seriously, I just have to tell you.. my boyfriend and I always talk about where we want to move away to after college.. and after knowing we wanted somewhere on the west coast, your blog has helped me realize Seattle (or somewhere near the coast of Washington) is exactly where we want to live. Close to the city but still beautiful surroundings.. and of course.. amazing concerts are a huge plus.

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  66. Cute outfit, I hope you had a great New Years.

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  67. interesting way of wearing socks!
    but you wear it really well :)

    XO, lily

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  68. Cute, playful outfit! I'm loving your socks- so fun!!

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  69. Your photos are always so beautiful, and these are certainly no exception! It has barely snowed here in Ohio, I wish I had a wonderland like this to pose in.

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  70. How pretty! I wish it was frosty and wintery here, it looks so lovely!
    And your outfit is cute, very "season appropriate!" :)

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  71. ohhh this is how the frost looked here on Christmas day - great shots. :)

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  72. beautiful skirt and I love the socks you paired with it!

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  73. Gorgeous outfit, especially the socks, and the cute little brooch. x

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  74. these are gorgeous pictures! i love the purple against all of this frost.

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  75. you look gorgeous your socks are to die for!!!!

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  76. Beautiful photos! I love your jacket and your socks!

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  77. You are brave! It's frrrrrreezing here in England too. LLGxx

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  78. very beautiful style.
    www.whatdialike.com

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  79. everything looks so pretty in the frost! especially the ferns

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  80. Lovely scarf, my dear!

    Happy New Year!

    P.S.: ♥Fresh start of 2010? Oh yeah, don't forget to join the Curious Sparrow giveaway!♥

    Good luck!


    X♥X♥

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  81. Oh my, it looks so cold! Love your scarf and your tights! Happy 2010!

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  82. that's a beautiful white and frozen scenery :)

    looove the colors you're wearing, the scarf looks really great, and so do the socks!

    leen

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  83. it's like you captured the cold air in these photos perfectly (if that makes any sense)! Gorgeous.

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  84. I loved your scarf too much! I adore your style, found out you on chictopia (this is swalvs) and I've been following you since then. And what attracts me most is your photos!
    Love, Seval...

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  85. What makes this outfit great are the socks I think! happy new year..

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  86. Your outfit is beautiful - love the socks! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comment - greatly appreciated. (-:

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  87. great outfit, especially the socks :) and it's been so cold here too. the wind just makes it worse! haha

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  88. I really like the socks... so extraordinary :).

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  89. Funny that as I read this post, my hands slowly burn as I press them desperately to the hot radiator. ouch x

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  90. Purple is actually my favorite color, and I think it looks great on you! You should embrace it. :) The beer mug brooch is too cute. Overall your world looks quite enchanted. I hope you're having a happy 2010 so far!

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  91. You look so adorable! I love the over knee socks. Photos with the frost are so lovely, I Love the photo of you holding the leaf. Happy New Years!
    XX

    abutterflybyday.blogspot.com

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  92. its been warmer on my side of washington, so i have yet to see the prettiness that is the car windshields and neglected p-patches glazed over. i like how the frost crunches under my boots. soon, it will be that time over here.

    lovely outfit, yet again.

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  93. wow, these are beautiful pictures. :)

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  94. I love this entire look, I am partial to purple, but this outfit is great. I know my guy friends would love it if I wore a pin like that lol, it is very cute.

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  95. i love this, especially the purple. i am continually impressed by what you do with color!

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  96. I love your scarf, socks and the purple!
    http://thedollhouse0101.blogspot.com/

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  97. I´m curious...where do you live???

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  98. Rebecca! I love the purple! It just makes the entire outfit come together! And those tights are so much fun! Beautiful frost photos. I love it when nature does that. :)

    Have a wonderful first week of the new year!

    Natalie xx
    (aka The Wandering Writer)

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  99. you look so so adorable here!

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  100. Love the outfit & the frost. In my region I either have bloing sun or heavy snow.

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  101. haute outfit, love those tights!! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

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  102. So funny I wore purple for the first time recently too and I'm not a fan of that color. heeee

    But you looked so good in purple too,I love love the dress with the scarf and those socks are just so adorable.

    Love how the leaves are covered in snow still.

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  103. youre outfits are always inspiring and i love seeing your pretty smile! ps: purple looks good on you, that's pretty awesome. i wish i could wear it<3

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  104. This outfit is so sweet! I love all the pops of color, especially those socks.

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  105. the pops of colors on your socks are adorable!! and love the broach!!

    Twila
    blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

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  106. This outfit is so pretty, I love the knee socks :)
    I really notice that I dress darker in winter and fall, but unconsciously, I don't do it on purpose.

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  107. Absolutely gorgeous, you & your surroundings. :)

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  108. Winter wonderland! Agreed, the frost does like to linger -- the mist as well. A perfect setting for such beautiful photos!

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  109. These pictures are so beautiful! The frost looks amazing and your socks are just... incredible! :)

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