J. Crew Lady Day cobalt coat; Anthropologie Meadow Rue Batik dress
Coat, J. Crew (via Kijiji); dress, Anthropologie (via eBay); sweater, J. Crew Factory; scarf, gift; booties, Target; bag, Marc Jacobs (swap)

Or, if you live in Northern Alberta, it’s already here.

J. Crew Lady Day cobalt coat; Anthropologie Meadow Rue Batik dress
steady as she goes

I wish I could work in a Wall reference here, if only because … oh, what the hell. (Besides, Kit’s facial expression perfectly nails my feelings about winter. Sad kitteh is sad.)

it's a long time till April, HBO
it’s a long time till April, HBO πŸ™

Where was I? Right, outfit. Sometimes, one loud print is not enough. So, you know, I just add more. These two don’t really go, but in an otherwise fairly coordinated outfit, it’s less likely anyone will notice.

J. Crew Lady Day cobalt coat; Anthropologie Meadow Rue Batik dress
pretty scarf
J. Crew Lady Day cobalt coat; Anthropologie Meadow Rue Batik dress
closer look

In case you were wondering, I wore this to get the kids’ passport photos taken (absolute hell) and drop in at Indigo so Luka could play with the train-set (it was gone, and he was devastated) and I could pick up Olive Kitteridge. My husband and I watched the HBO adaptation not long ago, and loved it. I haven’t read a fiction book in ages, and thought this might be just the ticket. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m very much enjoying it.

What are you reading these days?

J. Crew Lady Day cobalt coat; Anthropologie Meadow Rue Batik dress
all the prints

18 Comments on Winter Is Coming

  1. Books on baby sleep. I have The Newlyweds on my nightstand, but can’t manager to open it… I miss reading novels.
    Your blue coat is lovely. And I miss the snow.

    • No way! Well, ok, I guess I can see how you might miss the snow if you live somewhere very very warm. But it’s not just the snow. The snow looks pretty, at least. It’s the bone-chilling cold. Freeze-your-eyelashes cold. No one can miss that! πŸ˜‰

  2. Wait, the patterns don’t go together? I had to go back and take another look because my initial glance didn’t notice anything amiss. Yay for pattern pairing.

    Right now I’m reading Persuasion by Arlene Dickinson, and after that I might read An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield. No fiction at the moment, unfortunately.

    • Haha! Well, they’re non-matching florals, which means they’re clashing, no? I guess it doesn’t really matter, since that didn’t deter me from wearing them together πŸ˜‰

  3. I looooooove that coat. Such a gorgeous color! Speaking of Game of Thrones, I’m just starting to re-read the first in that series, and then I think I’m going to tackle Children of Men. I’ve actually picked up 3 or 4 non-fiction books that you’ve recommended here on the blog and really enjoyed them so far!

  4. Yeah, I was going to say winter is most definitely here in the Midwest US, so I assume it probably is in Canada as well! But mostly I just want to steal your coat because it is so pretty! I’ve never read Olive Kitteridge. Maybe I should add it to my list. I’m reading Neil Patrick Harris’s autobiography right now and it is pretty fun. But it’s supposed to be a Choose Your Own Adventure book, and I’m just reading it straight through, like a total cheater.