Pheww. Another week is over and I’m currently struggling to keep this blog updated every other day as I’m not very much in mood to stay outside long time to shoot photos in this incredible cold which is ruling here in Switzerland these days and at least the upcoming four months. Can it get even colder? Seriously, I ask this question to myself every time I leave the house and it’s frustrating to know exactly: Yes it can and yes it will! But hey, let’s keep this blog post positiv even if it did start with quite a negative vibe. Winter brings many advantages too, hmmm… let me think… ok, let’s stay honest right now. In my opinion the advantages are just a few, so let’s count them.
First of all it’s great to wear long sleeved tops especially sweaters again (I resist to wear long sleeved blouses in summer) and it’s time for layering again! Finally! So when the temperatures reach -10 degrees, why not wearing two jackets instead of just one, or two scarfs instead of just one (as shown in this look)? I actually love to put on up to four layers to keep me warm during the coldest days here in Switzerland and besides the fact it’s cozy and warm, it often looks pretty pretty cool! The next plus points of winter is the fact that we can finally pull our coats out of the back most part of our wardrobes. I usually allow me to buy one expensive designer coat each season which I wear almost every day during the running season. The last year it was the houndstooth one from pinko and the year it’s the tartan one from Ganni.
Ok let’s think about another winter benefit… ah, got it! The candles of course! Every girl loves romantic evenings (or days) with candles, especially aromatic candles. Sigh. My favorite is the cinnamon flavor, it totally symbolize the pre-christmas period and the wintertide in general. Quickly reminds me on the next winter prezzie: the mulled wine. Totally love to drink this while smelling the cinnamon candle, sitting inside the warmth on a cozy furry carpet in front of a chimney and watching the snow falling outside. Romantic mood on!
Last but not least, in december and early spring are so many holy days which is always a great occasion to meet up with all the people you have not seen for a while and enjoy a good time with your family during a festive dinner and making each other happy with little presents. Well well, I’m slightly surprised because of the quite big list. Wouldn’t have thought it gets this big, so hey, let’s enjoy the good things of the cold season instead of always nagging.
Get the look (click on bold words to view item)
K Sweater: Kenzo (also love this version!)
Loose Red Pants: MSGM (summer season, similar here!)
Red Coat: Mango (last season, similar here!)
Red Scarf: Love Quotes
Leo Scarf: H&M (very similar here!)
Burgundy Pumps: Semilla
Pictures: Joy Oelen / Edit: Me