20081208

baby, you'll freeze out there

first and foremost, vampire weekend and black kids were indescribably amazing, so i won't even try to. if i figure out how to post a video, i will, but until then i will say that their cover of this song was so divine that my roommates haven't played anything else for the past twenty-four hours.

it was a long time coming, but winter is finally here with a vengeance - stinging winds, numb extremities, and all that jazz - and i can't say i'm pleased. i'm writing from underneath piles of blankets, waiting to regain feeling in my fingers, and though they're functional enough to flip the light switch, i simply can't believe that it's already so dark outside. i've never spent a winter further south than new york, and yet i've always suffered from a profound sense of bewilderment and unpreparedness when the cold weather rolls in. i just can never wrap my head around the concept of bundling up, when all i ever want to do is frolic cutoff-clad in the sunshine. but i figure now's as good a time as any to start stockpiling winter gear, especially since as if it weren't bad enough here, the roommates and i are talking about heading up to montreal for our winter break at the end of january.

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notice a pattern? the other day while badgering cameron about what he wants for christmas, he answered (in true cameron form) techie-type gadgets, to which i replied that i wanted to give him something.. warmer. for clarification, i tried to explain that cold weather and the christmas season make me think of warm, cozy fires (a completely idyllic projection since i've never had a fireplace), hot chocolate, and fuzzy fabrics. call me old-fashioned, but a very small part of me actually wants to experiment with winter florals (unless it's those earwarmers on the left) and lacy details when the winter winds come a-howling. deep down, all i want to do is burrow into wooly knits, supple leather, plaids and flannels. i actually told cameron that i wanted to get him a "wool-and-leather-type gift," though i'm sure he had no clue what i was talking about. and since i can't readily conjure up a knitting whiz in my circle of close friends, i'm taking my search to the marketplace. yokoo's etsy shop is an absolute dream, but with scarves priced upwards of $50, i'll probably search for a cheaper alternative until i have some christmas money in hand - too busy trying to stretch my cash out as long as my gift list. on the other hand, that minnie bow at right, is probably going to be bought within the next couple of days. i'm in love. oh, and under armour - so necessary.

and now i begin to pick up my major slack in the commenting back arena.. i'm coming to your blog, kids, and i'm reading posts and leaving comments, too.

15 comments:

Nice and Shiny said...

Hmmm, cozying up sounds good to me. It's about minus 20 celsius here in Canada... could be worse though. Last year there was a day that was minus 35 below!!! That was just unearthly.
If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to yokoo's scarves you could always try making one yourself! Learning how to knit is really not that hard, I learnt the basic stitch in about 5 minutes. I made a chain scarf not too long ago, just making strips and then attaching the loops one by one. Sure it takes a while to make, but the whole project costs next to nothing!
Here's a pic of my scarf: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EsVcOmhySVw/SMwbZ2z90NI/AAAAAAAAAhE/Y9bqChBh38s/s1600-h/icrave6.jpg
ps- thanks for replying! I'm glad you liked my music post!
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jaime said...

oh my goodness the last scarf is so unique! i love it :)

Johanne said...

I love that scarf too;D Funky!And that leather jacket is lovely... I live in Norway, so I should be used to cold winters. Still...It's so unnesessarily cold! Brrrr

xx

detailsofthefabric said...

i know what you mean about dreaming of warm fires and hot chocolate...i've never experienced a snowy xmas before and have never had a fireplace but some things just make you happy thinking about them X) am loving that leather jacket and plaid top combination!

Female Action Star said...

Love the header and ur blog has the coolest photos! I digg it!! And thanks so much for stopping by... I see u currently reside in Cambridge that is soooooooooo weird cuz thats where I live!! lol thats a great coincidence!

Couture Carrie said...

That scarf rocks!! And what an awesome collage too :)

Stay warm, darling!

xoxox,
CC

alyssa said...

augh, i love yookoo's shop.

jaleh said...

i'm the exact opposite, haha. i live in california so bundling up for me is, like, wearing a cardigan, but i feel like you can have so much more fun with your clothes when you can add scarves and tights and sweaters and jackets and five shirts if you want to!

i want that last scarf, it looks like a lot of fun to wear :)

Penny said...

vampire weekend, black kids, and you're doing a class on women in the 50's!!! - you're a girl after my own heart!

simply.steph said...

I'm defintely not ready for this winter season. so all i've been doing is layering like hell my summer shirts, fall cardigans and last years winter jacket. So, I'm defintely jealous of you, what i'd do to see VW and the black kids...

Bella said...

The scarves, the boots, the leather, the plaid... now I wanna go shopping!

xx

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thank you :)

By the way, I love Bob Dylan (the title of your other blog!)

xx

deep_in_vogue said...

Yokoo's shop is absolutely amazing, great pieces! Goodness, I need to do some shopping :)

Jill said...

Yeah I go through the same thing too. But I'm getting better.
I am completely with you on the cozy fires, fuzzy fabrics bit!

SOS! said...

knit massive chain..it would look yummy with a big winter knit in this shitty weather!
xx-LJ From SOS!