Second Winter

Don't be deceived by my smiles in these photographs--I was quite upset at this late-in-the-year snow. Thankfully, although it fell heavily all afternoon it melted overnight and there wasn't a speck left in the city by the next morning. Still, it's weird to wake up in spring to a winter wonderland. To worry about salting your steps and know that the local grocery store I walk to sometimes will be nearly empty (I'm always amazed by the things people buy when they think it's about to snow and they'll be trapped at home). It was a good excuse to spend most of the day inside. I've been on a movie kick lately; watching loads of things I'd never seen before. When it's miserable outside there's nothing quite like climbing into bed with a meal and watching something on your computer (I also enjoy this in nice weather). It seems almost a travesty that I hadn't seen Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead until now. I mostly watched the Turner Classic Movies channel as a kid and didn't go out to the movies since my pocket money was nearly non-existent, so while I can name nearly every Bettie Davis movie and quote a good number of Cary Grant ones--there are a lot of more modern flicks I've missed out on. Sometimes I feel as if I'm playing catch-up for pop culture I missed as a kid locked in my bedroom with my nose in a book...

Outfit details:
thrifted hat
Cynthia Rowley tights (similar here)
Modcloth booties (old)
*pictures by Kate



  1. Ugh! It's the same over here in England! Why won't the winter end? There's been Sun the last two days but I don't trust it.......

    xxx Fiona

  2. Spring snow is the worst! We had some storms here too recently but thankfully it's melting and spring is finally coming!

    Love this adorable look though - that coat is a winner!

  3. It's the same over here in the north of Italy!
    "If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" Hope for better weather. Anyway I love your look!

  4. I am in sandals, but that seems so pretty when I am not standing in it!

    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

    I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

  5. ha! hope you're enjoying simon pegg's wonders! I wrote one of my senior theory papers on shaun of the dead in college. just so good!

  6. Wow! Snow? It's already summer out here in California! Well, at least you still get to wear those adorable layers. Love the outfit!

  7. you look so stunning, yay. you became my favourite blogger <3 <3 <3
    i love everything just every lil part. from head to toe <3

  8. My daughter posted about me in her blog My question is: Am I really following your style?

  9. I love your coat so much! x

  10. I'm in love with that jacket and the pop of red you snuck in!

  11. Yep, I was seriously unhappy about the snow last week too. But now (hopefully) spring is finally here, and we won't have any more wintry weather. Also, yes to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost movies. Also, you've got red on you. ;)

  12. I can relate to feeling as though you must 'catch up' with many pop culture references!

    My friends grew up watching a variety of movies due to influences from their parents and siblings whereas I, as an only child, watched Gilmore Girls exclusively with my mother as well as Hitchcock and Harry Potter movies and a peculiar array of other films.

    I'm finally catching up and broadening my film horizons thanks to my friends' guidance. Edgar Wright is marvellous, Scott Pilgrim is probably my favourite film for its unique style of editing, a modern classic!

  13. That coat is fantastic! But yeah, I would be really upset if it snowed again. I was mad enough that it was cold and windy again today :(

  14. This outfit is super cute! I love your shoes!


  15. Love the tights and the pop of red from your hat. Super cute! Curious to know what strange things people buy when they will be locked in from the snow? I never had the experience so I don't know what to expect lol

  16. @Sandipa Sharma--well there's always a run on water and batteries and things, which makes SOME sense but the funny part is when they buy bananas or other food that perishes really quickly. If you are trapped because of snow you shouldn't buy perishable food or food that will go bad when you lose power (no fridge or freezer) and they'll buy loads of things that you have to keep cold or need to be cooked. They just don't think.

  17. these remind me of the paintings in the gallery next to Christiane David on Prince Street, with the wintry scenes and a red umbrella. I don't know if the artist is still painting in that vein... your photos are lovely, and i've been enjoying your blog!


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