Wednesday, 4 January 2012

a clean beginning

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I'm rather a fan of excess, you may have noticed. In clothing (colour colour colour! sparkles!), in life (lived in four countries last year), in holidays (wine, baileys, port, cookies, cakes, cheese, Christmas dinner)... you get the point. But the first days of January are definitely a time for taking a breath and attempting to calm down a bit on the excess. Time for jeans and a cozy sweater. Time for piling your hair on your head in a no-nonsense style. Time for taking stock of future plans. We just won't mention the "café con baileys" I had for breakfast this morning.

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photos by Shona, who has my sincere apologies for dragging her out in -5°C to take them (but wear a coat next time!)

vintage sweater, Warehouse jeans, KG by Kurt Geiger heels, Smart Set t-shirt

49 comments:

ladydazy said...

Here's to clean beginnings. It looks good on you. Love your hair. xoxo

Julia Topaz said...

1. I LOVE your sweater. It's never not a good time for animal sweaters.
2. It kind of reminds me of this picture of Elijah Wood that's been floating around on tumblr:

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwpwrybMg31qk6pm8o1_500.jpg

Love it!

Teaka said...

Cheers to the calm and stillness of January. It's always nice to reclaim normal life back again during the few weeks that follow the December festivities.
Such a cute outfit!

Luisa T. said...

you look lovely :)

FashionBreaker

Zane said...

cute skirt and great shoes, adore the hairdo as well

chantilly said...

um, best sweater evar?!

CessOviedo said...

Nothing like jeans and a cozy AND lovely sweater to relax! I admire you cause dispite of all the traveling and stuff you update your blog very often, that shows how commited you are with it, and we really appreciate it! Loving the shoes too!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Kezzie said...

Ooh, how did you do your hair, I'd love to do mine like that!

Diana said...

i like the way you think! sometimes its really nice to get back to the basics without all the fuss. i love your cozy sweater and that first pic is too adorable!

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

Amber said...

Your cozy sweater looks really cute and I bet is way comfy...although café con baileys has a way of making everything feel way comfy

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

I am loving your photos lately! Can you wear your hair like that all the time? That is the one hairstyle I want to grow my hair for but my hair is too thick and wouldn't stay up... So instead, I must stare enviously at yours!

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

I feel like that about January too, it's a time to think about last year, think about the future, and especially relax from all the December madness. I just wish I could be relaxing in the snow!! Well not literally in the snow, but you know... The weather is is so mild I am getting bored, I got my Dr Martens especially for snowy/icy times and they're nowhere around here!

I love your relaxed but cute outfit, the sweater and jeans is a great winter combo, but I am just wandering how the hell are your feet not freezing without socks! :p

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Raquel: well, I stayed in most of the day. Later we went out to a nearby town, but I wore my snowboots, as I'm not suicidal! : D

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Julia: haha, that's a classic! I think my sweater's better though. : )

MIRIAM said...

Wooowwww...great look dear! I love your sweater! It's fantastic!

Kisses,
Fashion Crazy Ball

April said...

That's a great sweater! I actually quite like January, perfect for new beginnings and relaxation.

Eloise said...

I think your jumper is my favourite festive jumper I've seen! It's gorgeous and looks ridiculously comfy.

xx

Penny said...

happy new year emily :) and who can deny cafe with baileys? although, i have my own addiction- obtained after one year in uk: the english breakfast!heheh!so not-mediteranean of me :)

niki said...

your hair looks lovely!

Hannah said...

You look lovely with your hair like that and the jumper is brilliant x

Carrie said...

Cute shoes and adorable moose sweater!! Sounds like you're enjoying the first of the year - what's up for you in 2012?

Closet Fashionista said...

I loooove your sweater! And yea, this week is all about being lazy with what we wear and planning our lives, haha (minus the planning for me)
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his_girl_friday said...

I love your hair! Happy New Year.

Sarah said...

Super cute sweater! And I feel exactly the same way. January feels like a time to breathe and relax, but I think I'm going to try to be as productive as possible since I have had a pretty lazy December.

I really adore your heels, as well!

<3

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rose said...

holà Emily, loved your sweater and this beautiful shoe
kisses rose jp

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

I love your shoes! And the sweater!
-Katie

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

This has pretty much been my go to outfit for the past few chilly days. That reindeer sweater is great!

Natalie Suarez said...

wow!! soo much snow! love it :)

xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Adorable!! Love that sweater and your gorgeous heels. Hope you weren't too cold without a coat. :D
XOXO

Irene Wibowo said...

love your shoes... :) Irene Wibowo

Terri said...

The sweater is just wonderful...and worth risking the chill air.

Loren said...

This is lovely. The sweater looks super cozy, and I've had my eye out for shoes like that for a while now.

Norbyah said...

oh my goodness! such gorgeous shoes! i'd love to take a peek into your shoe closet....you have the best!!!
xo
n

Katie said...

Beautiful outfit! Loks comfy. :)

One thing I love about January is looking back at everything that happened last year, and everything that I hope will happen this year. It just makes me so happy. <3

Mo said...

Love your shoes! I'm after a very similar pair at the moment. x

lola said...

Love your hair style ! xx

Sophie said...

I think that may just be the perfect festive sweater, it's so cute! In love with your shoes too!
Sophie
x

Michal said...

Those jeans fit you like a glove- I'm jealous. I've been on a jeans hunt lately to no avail. Also that sweater is so perfectly January and cozy! I love it.

I agree that though I tend to be a fan of excess, I appreciate the calm and fresh start that the new year brings. I'm looking forward to laying low for a while and simplifying life.

Sparkly Flamingo said...

I love your outfit! Looks lovely and snowy :-) xxx

Mat said...

brrrr this post made me cold just reading it. i'm keen on the sweater, perfect for the weather. it's not as cold here but we're trying

Allison said...

Fantastic sweater! It just started snowing tonight & I really wish I had one similar.

Ashley said...

Geeez that's freezing! How do you adapt going from Spain to Canada? Yikes!

That sweater looks itchy.

But cute!

Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

That jumper is too cute! :) x

Anthea said...

You look so cute! Happy New Year Emily!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

If every January day could boast an outfit like this life would be perfect. Looking good, Emily!

P.S. All Emilys should have reindeer sweaters, don't you think? :)

Frannie Pantz said...

This deer sweater is absolutely fabulous and I love the heels! You are looking gorgeous! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog!

Shara said...

love the sweater soo cute:)La Folie 

Stef said...

Happy new year :) Awesome reindeer and such brilliant shiny shoes too!

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

Loving your shoes and your sweater. Also, I agree January is a great time to take a deep breathe and relax a little bit as well as getting everything in check.