The greedy Seagull is delightfully warm this winter
Keeping out the Chill in Style
Every winter, I am faced with a tough decision when I step out the door: do I put on a huge oversize parka to stay warm and look like a miserable penguin, or do I put on a cute outfit and suffer? I am originally from sunny southern California where I never needed more than a sweater, and sandals were a perfectly viable option all year long. It’s taken me years to get the hang of it, but I finally feel confident enough about my winter dressing skills to share some tips with you on how to stay cute and not freeze your buns off. Check out my Etsy shop for fabulous winter finds, and visit my friends too!
Cashmere is a must for me. I stock up on vintage cashmere whenever I find it; the new stuff can get way too expensive!
For those of us that wear it, fur really is the best thing for cold weather. I am really into mongolian lamb and fox this season. Wear a heavy weight vest over your layers for crazy warmth, or a dramatic fox fur hat.
Capes are a godsend to me. The look so stylish layered over skinny pants or tights and are perfect to travel in. Try pairing them with elbow length gloves!
Accessories are going to make all the difference in the cold. I am a big fan of thick hand knit shawls and faux fur lined booties.
I hope these suggestions give you some great ideas! Stay warm and happy.
GianaThe Greedy Seagull
It’s that time of the year again. Somehow, amidst the (sometimes) scorching sun and brightness of our short-lived summers over here, I manage to forget how brutally cold winter is; like Hitler is the weather, and I am a Jew under scrutiny (Sorry for the really lame analogy, but it describes how I feel … okay. Maybe just a tad bit exaggerated). And it’s not like I live in an obscenely cold country like Canada, or Norway for that matter. But everyone would agree that, Norway or not, the winter months should be more for snoozing under masses and masses of duvet covers, or if not sleeping, cosying with a cup of tea in a dimly lit room, watching 1980s ridiculous movies such as Pretty in Pink (Yes… this is what I do. I wish the whole world went into standstill during winter you know, like how squirrels hibernate THE WHOLE WINTER! I envy them so much).
Any avid vintage lovers/obsessed/’passionistas’ would love Pretty in Pink. Not so much for the story line (it does have some interesting parts, regardless), but for the sheer beauty of the clothing throughout the movie. There was never a scene where the clothes on every character (Yes, the boys inclusive) were not the object of my intense envy. The music, the scenery, the decor. Everything fit perfectly.
What is most amazing about it is it’s vintage on vintage mind play; Andie (the amazingly individually clad main character) channels a very 60’s floralsy, semi - classic, borderline 50’s vibe (I salute whoever understood my rant here… well done.) which makes me automatically class her as a cool kid. Only because rendering her cool means I am cool also *giggles*.
This Andie kid has definitely won me over with her bold experimenting spirit, her quick eye for vintage, and just overall creativity. I would definitely have fun perusing her wardrobe, no doubt!
Keep the love for the clothes of yesteryear alive people!
Submitted by xxxAmour Girl Seyixxx