19 December 2009

Snow Day

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- vintage fisherman's sweater
- H&M tweed shorts
- Undercover wool tights
- vintage snow boots
- vintage knit beret
- vintage silk scarf

Why does The Weather Channel have to come up with a "clever" (and I use that word sparingly) catch-phrase for every storm, flood and natural disaster? Apparently we're currently suffering from the "Winter Wallop". Seriously Weather Channel, knock it off. So far Mr. Wallop has dumped about 9 inches of glorious powdery snow on our front doorstep and it's still coming down in big, fat flakes. Luckily I have nothing to do today except help keep the sidewalk in front of our house clear. That mostly consists of me watching Tom sweep the sidewalk through the front door peephole while sipping hot chocolate. It's so cold out there!

Having grown up in Alabama and then living in California, I'm not used to this kind of snow. This is only the second time in my life I've ever seen this much of the white stuff (the first being the blizzard of '93 - I'm sure there was a catchphrase for that one too). While the adult in me is thinking about how to keep the house warm, digging the car out and sweeping the never-ending blanket from the steps and sidewalk, the kid in me just wants to stomp around in the deepest snow, throw snowballs and make snow angels.

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49 comments:

Floddertje said...

These photos are really really great!
It's snowing too in France, and I wish I could make such beautiful photos as yours! Well, have a nice day!

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Loni said...

perfect

sarah said...

You two are so cute in your wintry outfits! I love snow, and I know my friends in DC would roll their eyes at me for saying it, but I'm a little sad that it missed GA. (instead we got was buckets of nasty cold rain and more flooding) Stay warm!

Q's Daydream said...

aww, fun! and such adorable pictures! we're only a couple hrs south of you and we have NO snow :o(

piglet said...

Lovely snow pics!
Even though it's summer here I still a little jealous!

Cynthia said...

These pictures are so funny! I imagine the playful snowy day you're talking about, just by looking at them.
I want the snow to fall over my head! But that never happens where I live :(

Sophie said...

You look perfect for the snow :)

Meg said...

Love this!! You just made that much snow look fun with how cute your outfit is!!

BaronessVonVintage said...

eeks. TOO CUTE. Love the photo through the peephole, too. SO creative!

anja louise said...

I love this snow post! Last year we had "Arctic Blast", I kind of get a kick out of the weather nicknames. So corny!

Eli said...

beautiful! you make snow look effortless. Im glad I dont live anywhere near it cause I'd be living in five pairs of sweats.

the art cupboard said...

these photographs are lovely, the snow looks so dreamy and romantic! i being a southern California girl do not experience snow that often, all though i will say i do not envy you. when it comes to snow i prefer visitation rights to custody. come january i will be in the thick of it in washington state for a week. i am quite excited about that :)

Alice D. Millionaire said...

really fun photos.. sorry for your misfortunate wallop of a snowstorm.. lovely outfit, too.

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Ollie Otson said...

Aw! I love it. I'm kind of missing the white Christmas thing being in California for this Christmas, but I have to say, snow always looks better in pictures. It looks so pretty when it's falling, then it just becomes a big, slushy, icy mess. Stay inside and be safe from all the madness snow brings.

Lexie said...

i'm a southerner in Illinois and people tease me allll the time for getting excited about snow falls! also i get teased for not wearing weather-appropriate gear .... but pfff to that!

Kelley Anne said...

These are wonderful pictures. I love the view from the peep hole.

KatieDahl said...

Lovely outfit! I always have such trouble working with pants, but this is wonderful! <3

jayne said...

you two are quite a chic couple for such walloping weather (haha ;). love the fun boots, you look so glamorous!

thimbles and gingham said...

great photos. you look lovely. i wish we got snow in australia.

Zhcsyra hp said...

well.,.had a great snow day ^^
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Mandi said...

The best is when it gets deep enough to build tunnels and igloos. :)
It's good to see your man on the blog! And I love that photo through the peephole.
Stay warm!

Anonymous said...

pfft...that's nothing...come up to Montreal and check out the snow & cold temperatures that we have here (along with the amazing vintage finds).
Cute pics though :)

the spectator said...

You look so cosy in your winter woolies, and that first photo of you two is beautiful.

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

Great photos, the two of you look so good together! We have quite some snow here to nowadays, although not that much. I should be studying but I want to build a snowman so badly haha.

love_again said...

great photos. You look lovely all rugged up and enjoying the snow.

dwanadmayon said...

haha~good to see u................................................

Joa said...

Haha, that's just the ordinary Finnish winter. :) Well, not anymore since it's warmer and warmer every year... Nevertheless, I'm used to snow and coldness! Lovely athmosphere in these photos!

Person hinter den Worten said...

Beautiful pictures. And I like the combination of your silk scarf and sweater.

Justice Pirate said...

What a fun Photojournalistic view on what you did today! I hope you enjoyed the snow. It snowed a lot here too. . . but the man is shoveling alone (not that I wouldn't help, but we have two sons that need to be watched too)

Alix said...

aside from you looking adorable, these pictures are so fun! I peephold picture just made me day! have fun in the snow.

Anonymous said...

You're so cute together!
Here in Italy it's snowing as well, and I like it a lot..
Looking for wool tights
S.

Priscilla Tan said...

WAhhh Snow..Envy!! Over in my country..we never get snow..:( Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!

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AlicePleasance said...

As someone commented above, it's snowing in Italy too. A lot, and it's so really cold!

Lovely, lovely photos :-)

Shay said...

haha, that's one of the dumbest catchphrases for the weather ever! Snow also makes such nice light for photos, don't you think?

silk scarves said...

snow is bad for shoveling, but good for ski. Also we have a white Christmas! Wish everyone safe on the road. By the way, nice scarf!

sarah louise walker said...

I LOOOOVE it. I love the fisherman sweater with the winterized shorts, and you rock them well. I also love the vintage snow boots! Fab all around!

Sarah Louise
http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

Fabiola "Fab" said...

Wow! you make snow look awsome with your outfit! may be after being in a 100% warmer then I'd decide whether I should go make a snow man. Never seen this much snow as well but in photos!!! you look super with him too!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love your photos -- you two look so great together! Your boots are fab, too!
I've lived most of my life in the South, and until this past March, the most snow I'd ever seen was from the blizzard of '93, too! Though in Georgia everything shuts down because the state is not prepared for any precipitation heavier than rain. :)
Have a great week! - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Lady Smaggle said...

You guys look so delicious! I'm so jealous... it's like 35 degrees c here in Australia. I'm melting... I WILL have a white Christmas one year. Thanks for sharing yours with me!

Ashley said...

Oh my, it must be so cold. How I wish I could be there, I have yet to see falling snow!

Rachel said...

I think we'd all be much happier if we just embraced the kid in us, especially when it comes to weather. Who doesn't love snowball fights, or splashing in puddles, or all the other awesome stuff there is to do in "bad" weather?

Bianca and Isabella said...

magic:)

Alexxander said...

Gorgeous couple.

Melissa Blake said...

Perfect outfit and beautiful snow!!!

reckless daughter said...

you two are SO CUTE! :) I love that sweater. I'm looking for one too but it has to be really soft and so far the ones I'm finding are too itchy!

I'm headed to snow on Wednesday but for now it's mid-60s in Los Angeles!

Stay warm!!

bella vintage said...

i love these photos...wow i've never ever been in so much snow..would be nice to see

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

Those boots are love! Annie.

Violet Folklore said...

I thrifted those same boots in black a while back. They're awesome!

Andrea S. said...

You're making that blizzard look glamorous. I live in Alaska, so I know they're not. Or maybe it's just Alaskan blizzards. Anyway, these photos are ADORABLE and make me hate the snow and the cold a little less.