Friday, 30 December 2011

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snow snow faster! We've finally gotten some snow! It already seems to be melting/turning into a skating rink on the street, but I'm not complaining.

I find that the days between Christmas and New Years take on a curious sense of lethargy. The excitement and lights of Christmas are over, New Years Eve is, for me anyway, a bit of a sparkling afterthought, not requiring a great deal of preparation, but bookending the holiday season. And the days between the two are a time to wear flannel and everything else cozy, to curl up on the couch reading new books and watching old favourite films. I bought this dress last winter but never had a chance to photograph it before spring came. It really is perfect for these cold, snowy, December days.

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photos by Shona

dress: Family Affairs, shoes: Clarks, tights: Christmas present. : )

29 comments:

Cat said...

Snow! What a gorgeous, Christmassy outfit - and I love your pigtail too :D I feel the same about these few days between Christmas and New Year, "blerrrggghhh" pretty much sums it up for me...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Cat xxx
http://www.takecourageblog.com/

Chaucee said...

ahhh snow, it only it would touch down here in philly!

anna said...

Oh, you got some snow after all! Lucky you!
Your hair looks great!

xxx,
Anna.
http://annoulirulez.blogspot.com/

Closet Fashionista said...

SNOW!!!! I love that dress!
and I know what you mean, the week in between Christmas and New Years is so weird...especially at work because we have like nothing to do, I finished my stuff almost 2 hours ago and its only 12 XD
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

CessOviedo said...

I want your snow! I've wanted white Christmas since forever, not that it will ever happen here but one can dream right? ...You have just described my life the last couple of days, staying cozy and doing not much! Adore your dress, so cute! Happy New Year!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

nina said...

Super lovely!!
Nina
http://toujours-toi-family-affairs.com

Monique said...

Emily, the snow is the perfect backdrop for that dress and your hair in a braid goes so well with the dress. I've been eying a black and white dress with red piping on etsy and seeing yours is motivating me to get it. Your sister is quite the photographer. These are lovely pics. Happy New Year lady!

Xavi said...

Oh my....!
Bring a bit of weather to Barcelona pleeeeseeeeee.
Happy new year!!

Alicia said...

You look absolutely darling, as usual. I love the happy trim on the dress! I've been thinking about making a purchase from Family Affairs, actually - are you happy with the quality?

bridechic said...

Here in California we're lusting after your White Christmas. Great post and best wishes for a very happy and properous New Year . . .

April said...

Yeah, NYE is kind of whatever for me, too. I'm at home for it every year and there's never anything really exciting going on, so why stress about it?

Nina the Little Nomad said...

Ah what lovely snow I'm jealous! The dress is beautiful too it really suits you
xxx
Nina

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Gorgeous! I love the snow and your pretty little outfit. The red detailing is the best. Great hair too. :D Happy New Year.
XOXO

gee said...

emily, you look beautiful in the first picture. <3333

Sophie said...

Ahhhh you have snow! We have rain :( You look gorgeous, love love love this dress!
Sophie
x

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Alicia: I'm very happy with the quality. The flannel is soft and cozy and I love both the creativity of the red appliqués, and the fact that they're corduroy. My one tiny complaint is that I find the dress a difficult length for us mortals, but looking at the pictures, I think maybe it's just a case of getting used to it!

Kelly Marie Preston said...

Your braid looks so pretty & I love the print of your dress! Also now following. :)

Norbyah said...

what a great dress, emily! i love it....especially paired with your cute polka dot tights....just perfect.
happy new year!
xo
n

rose said...

Hi emily!!!! Usted esta linda....Feliz Ano Nuevo...
Besos rose jp

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

*screams* It is snowing. LOVE the styling of this outfit.

Happy New Year, Dolly.

Abigayel Bryce said...

thats awesome you got snow! I'm still waiting, but alas!

great shoes and outfit : ) happy new year! xx

Virginie's Cinema said...

Ha ha, I love how everyone goes crazy for the snow! It does make the Holidays extra magical and makes for the coolest pictures... then we've had enough and it should go away, he he! We've had snow non stop for a month here and it's getting insanely cold, makes me wish I could visit you in Barcelona this winter!

I adore the plaid dress, I think that's one thing that is missing from my closet and yours is a great inspiration (love the red details so so much!).

All my very best wishes to you and your family for the New Year!!!

Virginie ♥

maggie said...

So beautiful! I totally wish that it could snow in the Bay Area, but alas, it won't... the pictures are gorgeous, and you look amazing in them. Have a great new years!

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Maria Elyse said...

Between Christmas and New Years I feel very lethargic, too. I lose track of what day is what and of time, too. Part of Christmas break, I guess.

I love the contrast of that dress against the falling snow. I love plaid. :)

xo
Maria Elyse
First Impressions
Flying Ships Vintage

Zane said...

you look so gorgeous

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

What a fine dress, Emily! It fits so well into your wardrobe and, might I add, looks great with your polka dot tights.

And snow! We're still waiting for some down here. The whole onset of winter and the holiday season has felt off due to the lack of consistent snow.

Annebeth said...

gurl you be looking adorable and I really wish we had snow here :( but I love NYE so THAT'S WHERE WE DIFFER

:D

From Suns To Moons said...

You make snow look its best (especially since I don't really miss it).

Stef / Diversions said...

The red detailing is the bomb! Awesome :)