I do kinda wish I'd managed to get some pictures in the snow, but I didn't really fancy sliding around in the car park with my tripod! Maybe next time...
From Russia With Love
Coat, gloves and ear muffs: All Primark (Past Seasons), Bag: Accessorize (Past Season)
I believe this 2-year-old full-length military style coat was genuinely a lifetime investment purchase - it was the most expensive item Primark had ever sold at the time (£50 - I think this year's version was about £5 more!) but sooo beautifully cut - I think of it as a cross between Edwardian army officer and governess! The accessories lend it a Russian vibe - furry ear coverings are definitely one of the primary bonuses of sub-zero temperatures.
Dress: Warehouse (Past Season), Belt: Primark (Current), Boots*: Boohoo (Current)
*Part of my #PartyPose People's Choice Winner's Haul
Underneath, I was wearing another staple which has served me well through numerous winters past - this 4-year-old Warehouse sweater dress plus super thick tights is my go-to instant outfit in cold weather - so classic and easy to dress up or down with accessories, but with a bit of personality stemming from those amazing puffed sleeves. I chose the boots as part of my Boohoo win - after a couple of winters stuck in wellies for weeks (albeit wedge-heeled wellies), I was determined to find at least one pair of stylish snow-resistant boots this season! I'm happy to report that these fit the bill perfectly - really comfortable, with no seepage!
Jeans: Miss Selfridge (Past Season), Jumper: Jane Norman (Past Season), Jacket: New Look (Past Season), Headband: River Island (Current), Belt: As Above, Boots: As Above
You may or may not have noticed that you don't often see me in jeans (if I wear them too often, I get attractive white seam-lines imprinted in my tan!), but jeans, jumper, over-the-knee boots and fur jacket comprise my other typical "really frickin' cold" ensemble. The velvet headband locks in a bit of warmth and adds some boho chic pizzazz without overwhelming the outfit as a hat might.
This is about as casual as I ever get... The mummy of all the lifetime-of-service staples I seem to have featured in this post, this parka is 6 years old and still the most useful coat I own (- it has a hood! and loads and loads of pockets!) I can never do casual without a bit of a glam twist though - disco pants trumped jeans, patent wedge hi-tops trumped matte flats, and the tee just had to be rhinestone-encrusted!
Have you been styling out the snow wherever you are?