Winter Wonderland

by jennine on November 25, 2008

I can’t help but to sing a little walking in the snow.

No one wants to hear me sing, except a few people who said I should try out for American Idol. But I sing anyway… especially in the snow, which as a native Californian, I don’t see often. It’s amazing how everything has been transformed from a dark grey barren landscape to this magical wonderland. I tell you, it’s as impressive to me as the yellow leaves in the autumn.

Last Friday, I talked about dressing for rain… and with the inspiration coming from the elements it’s hard not to be influenced by such a strong visual cue as snow. Especially in a season where black is ruling all the trend charts picking another color to go monochromatic in, is a strong statement… Susie Bubble did a great job of doing the whole rainbow of monochrome, but I’m just doing white, for the weather.  Still wearing upside down clothes… this time this huge Irish cable knit sweater, which looks frumpy worn the right side up, upside down, totally different. Although, venturing outdoors with this was crazy, getting it all to fit under a jacket, and managing the sleeves, but was the coziest thing ever so it was worth it.

I managed to pick up some tights at the fleamarket (thanks Fenke!)  but I’m still looking for a replacement for the Frankfurt Fleamarket, which I really loved and is closed for some reason. But with this weather, I’m going to need more tights.

Note: I wore this indoors, when I ventured out, I added a layer of lace tights and wore boots, and well of course jacket, scarf, hat… you know. I’m still insane enough to wear a miniskirt in the snow! Note #2: I took the squirrel photo morning, outside my house! Annd the winter wonderland, also near by…

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lisa November 25, 2008 at 5:15 am

little ice princess, you look gorgeous! =)

Pratishtha November 25, 2008 at 5:20 am

Well, while we still struggle with humidity and heat in Mumbai, everyone else seems to have moved on to winters. I love the miniskirt. It’s adorable! When will I get to walk around in snow? When?

jennine November 25, 2008 at 5:23 am

thanks lisa!

@pratishtha… i grew up in places like san diego and hawaii… the whole idea of weather was just something i saw on tv… which is probably why i’m going nuts!

Kayla November 25, 2008 at 5:36 am

i really love the sweater like that! you look great :)

trishdarling November 25, 2008 at 6:10 am

Gorgeous…and I am jealous. I love snow. I would be singing too.

Ashe Mischief November 25, 2008 at 6:16 am

You look fantastic! So pristine and pure… with that devilish red lipstick…

And I still covet those shoes after so long!

Amy May November 25, 2008 at 6:24 am

You look gorgeous! I’m obsessed with white tights, especially when it’s cold. Shame they get so dirty so quickly, though. You were right to switch to boots!

Beka November 25, 2008 at 6:30 am

Check out those tights! You look like a snow angel, a winterland goddess! :)

Amazingly put together. Now you just need someone with whom to cuddle and drink hot white chocolate!

Cindiddy November 25, 2008 at 6:45 am

i havent been able to find solid white tights like those!!! i love them
great find!.

come by my blog….

jennine November 25, 2008 at 6:46 am

@ashe.. haha pristine and devilish… that’s how i feel most of the time. minus the pristine part. ;)
@amy… white tights, i know! i’ve been looking for ages!
@beka, i’ll be making snow angels soon!

Poochie November 25, 2008 at 6:53 am

Pretty much all I wear during the winter is skirts and tights. I don’t like to wear pants in the rain or snow because the hems get soaked.

And winter white is one of may favorite things to wear when it’s cold!


violetville November 25, 2008 at 7:03 am

is that a real (your) photo of the squirrel with the nut?!

i love the irish fisherman sweater. i wore mine yesterday (total frump - what was i saying about keeping it to a minimum?) - i justified it by wearing the sweater as a “coat”

katja November 25, 2008 at 7:06 am

such a wonderful outfit.

Cecile November 25, 2008 at 7:56 am

I am waiting for the first snow! It´s weird for me because for me december is equal to summer.

This is my first time living in Europe and having winter in November!

You look like a beautiful snowflake,kisses!

Retro Chick November 25, 2008 at 8:29 am

That’s such a cute outfit, and would look beautiful against crisp fresh fallen snow!

Wait for it to all turn to slush later though!

Fenke November 25, 2008 at 8:46 am

you are welcome - glad i could help. i just could not stand the image of you being all sad ;-( without your favorite thing - vintage shopping ;-)

WendyB November 25, 2008 at 8:59 am


jennine November 25, 2008 at 9:11 am

@poochie… i hate soggy hems! pants are no good in rain…
@violetville…oh hell ya! i took that picture this morning! he was so cute stealing seeds from the birds. Ooh, I’ll have to try sweater as a coat again, as i failed the last time.
@cecile…it’s so cool to experience the snow this time of year, i think mostly because of all the folklore, and imagery… where i grew up, it was like summer, so the whole idea of seasons are so alien!
@retro…oh yeah, it was slushy just now, but new snow is falling, so it may even out!
@fenke…awww… well i really enjoy that site you sent, next week i’m going to darmstat’s flea market, it’s closer!
thanks wendy!

lauren ashley November 25, 2008 at 9:17 am

ooh! too lovely and chic! i too am crazy enough to wear tights in the snow {i <3 tights!!! esp. coloured or textured}.

Market Publique November 25, 2008 at 9:50 am

Beautiful! I love the outfit, and I love the photos! And those shoes are killer.

marta November 25, 2008 at 10:21 am

So delicate!
I never wear anything white or very light because I think I will get dirty. The whole outfit looks great on you!

sarah November 25, 2008 at 11:51 am

Wow - you really rock the all white!

violetville November 25, 2008 at 1:09 pm

@jennine - that cracks me up! the squirrel photo looks like it belongs on a collectible plate ~ so cute!!

Charm November 25, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Crrraaaazzy looking squirrel! I have a giant sweater made from pure wool (so itchy!)that I bought in Aghanistan and I tied it all together with a little belt and some tights. I never would have thought to wear it upside down…

Meg November 25, 2008 at 3:14 pm

I love the white! This is awesome. Generally I’m not a fan of all white ensembles, but you’ve sold me.

Ruthie Fruit November 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Even the all white can still look so cozy and warm. That squirrel photo is just amazing.

Cas Ruffin November 25, 2008 at 3:56 pm

I really like this approach to winter weather. For some reason, it reminds me of the last scene of Kill Bill with Lucy Liu. Very beautiful.

szaza November 25, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Oooh! Fabulous ensemble and photos. That squirrel photo should be turned into an outfit.

I love the contrast between the bright white and your dark hair.

catherine November 25, 2008 at 7:05 pm

Lovely outfit - very snow-like! What a great idea to turn a frumpy sweater upside down. It would make Little Edie so proud!

As for the chunky sweater under coat issue - I have yet to find a good solution. I love wearing blazers to work, but none of them fit under my winter coats. I end up wearing my coat and bringing my blazer in a bag. There’s got to be a better solution.

K-Line November 25, 2008 at 7:30 pm

You are gorgeous! I can’t get over how terrific the outfit is. And your environment is so beautiful. I love the creek and the squirrel is delightful. Fantastic post, J.

sara November 25, 2008 at 7:45 pm

this is really taking “winter white” to the next, and best, possible level! those shoes are lovely.

Nicole November 25, 2008 at 8:03 pm

you are so cute! I would sing too if I was in Germany enjoying their real seasons. San Francisco sucks when it comes to the seasons!! I love your white outfit, its extra special!

meli November 26, 2008 at 12:49 am

awwwww! wonderful!
and oh so cute, love love love the cozy factor over there -and the squirrel, yeee cute ;)

jennine November 26, 2008 at 1:08 am

heheh… that squirrel! such a cheeky bugger!

@cahterine…ooh yeah… the coat issue, carrying it on the side works if you are going to be in the office all day, but yeah, you’re right, we need a better solution! ponchos? heated bubbles?

@charm…that afgan sweater sounds awesome

Songy November 26, 2008 at 1:27 am

holy molly. that’s what I like about you, J. That’s inspirational.

Betsy November 26, 2008 at 3:12 am

You look gorgeous, so pure and white!
ps: I love those shoes!

Love, Betsy.

Alanna November 26, 2008 at 8:10 am

you look SO hot

Shay November 26, 2008 at 11:32 am

perfection, dear! You’ve inspired me to wear my white tights and shoes together…

Sonja November 26, 2008 at 12:02 pm

What lovely, lovely photos and don’t you look gorgeous all dressed in white! My mom always steered me away from white, because it gets dirty easily. But I still love that look.

Summershoegal November 26, 2008 at 2:02 pm

The squirrel pic is so cute!
And I love your outfit! All white … pretty daring!!

I am lookin for white tights since ages! All you can find is this not quite white creamish tights! If you find a source please let me know!!

xoxo Christine

letslivefast November 26, 2008 at 4:28 pm

what a gorgeous outfit!

hope you have a happy thanksgiving :)

SOS! November 27, 2008 at 3:57 pm

love the monochrome look, especially the big wooly sweater..

Chic Looks November 27, 2008 at 6:21 pm

you look absolutely stunning, I love the knitted jumper and the shoes, everything looks just perfect

Kristin November 29, 2008 at 9:23 am

The winter white! So ethereal.

ambiquitous November 29, 2008 at 10:43 pm

so inspirational! i’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now, and your outfit choices never cease to amaze me. you have the ability to pull off so many different looks, that sweater is just great. beautiful :)

susie_bubble November 30, 2008 at 6:20 am

You do winter whites much better than I do!

Dottie August 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Gorgeous outfit! You will get to experience lots of winter wonderland in Chicago, although we don’t have those cool European squirrels.

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