In The Bleak Midwinter

As I said in the post yesterday, winter is a bit bleak in these parts, but I don't want to complain too much as I live in such a beautiful area in pretty much every other season! And sometimes there's a beauty in the bleakness. The other day our village was blanketed in mist. It made for a dark day, but also a moody, mystical atmosphere perfect for some pictures. I threw on one of my new vintage coats and the perfect brogue boots and hurried out to the nearest woodland path with antique lantern in hand. On days like this I want to feel nice in my clothes (which tends to be something more dressed up or feminine) but comfort is also of utmost importance, especially I suppose as I get older and my tolerance for twisted ankles and winter shivers shortens. I still can get through most wintry days in dresses and tights, but I tend to be quite layered up underneath and practical boots are definitely a priority especially given my location. I can't seem to go anywhere this winter without having to traverse a bit of mud or ice depending on the temperature. So many of my heels are semi-retired for a couple of months at least and some of my most practical boots are getting the most wear. These boots are a happy medium; a style in the classic brogue shape I love so much, but still quite practical. Paired with a vintage "princess" coat and you've really got the best of both worlds; an outfit that feels romantic and personal, but is functional enough for a shadowy walk on a misty day. mistywoods
vintage coat & initial brooch, old gloves, Deichmann's oxford boots
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vintage coat & brooch, old gloves, Deichmann's oxford boots



  1. Your vintage coat is everything! ❤️❤️ And the lamp and all, gosh, lovely beautiful photos as always! ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. This whole shoot is amazing! The lighting and the rich colors of your outfit really create a rather storybook tone.

  3. This whole shoot is amazing. It is very spooky and mystical.

  4. Beautiful photos, love your coat! Keep up the good work <3

  5. These pictures are stunning. So tranquil. Capture the beauty of the forest. All the colours. Amazing.

  6. As always, love your photos, so beautiful! And the outfit is great. I love the dewy looking lighting in this shoot, gives it such a fairytale vibe.

  7. These photos are so beautiful. The coat looks like it was made just for you. Thanks for brightening up my late winter afternoon!

  8. It looks so magical there, I love your coat

  9. I discovered your blog through Instagram not long ago and I don't usually comment on things but I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog. It's so refreshing to find a blog that isn't so concentrated on huge designer brands and an unrealistic lifestyle. Your photography always champions nature and looks so idyllic. I just love it. It's so relatable and I feel so cozy when I read it :)
    Thank you for being genuine!

  10. these are beautiful! i love your coat and that lantern! xx

  11. Beautiful photos as always! So enchanted. I love those mittens <3



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