The late autumn explosion of colour, crisp mornings, dark nights…
I really wanted to do a post with very autumnal photos: posing in front of some autumn leaves, wrapped up in a warm coat… and I’m glad I finally managed it before the leaves are all gone, and it gets grey and cold…
So, what was the problem?
Well, my photographer (a.k.a husband) is only around at weekends (yes, I’m a weekend wife…), and recently we’ve been spending weekends in England (except for the weekend in Paris). This means that I’ve been taking the plane on Friday evening after work and getting back late on Monday, just in time for work on Tuesday afternoon…
So, we’ve only spent one weekend in Finland during the past four weeks. And that’s when these pictures were taken.
|dress; Boden / pashmina: Balmuir /necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane|
This is what I call my late autumn uniform: a wrap dress and a wool coat.
Let’s make one thing clear: this is not a winter coat. Sure, it’s thick and warm… provided the temperature is above freezing. And it’s not winter unless the temperature drops below freezing. What can I say? I’m Nordic, we have a different definition for winter here… Lets get back to that in January, OK?
|sunglasses: Chanel (old) / brooch: Nina Ricci via Hirst Antiques|
And, as this is an old coat,
you can see that I haven’t resolved my winter coat issue yet. I finally decided against getting a new wool coat, mainly because I didn’t find anything I liked (I have a natural aversion to neutral / dark colours and I-hope-this-won’t-make-me-look-fat cocoon shapes…).
And at this point of the year it makes more sense to look for a coat for the really cold weather as I will get more wear out of it. However, I’m beginning to think that maybe my expectations are too high. On the other hand, choosing a winter coat is a bit like choosing a husband: you must pick one you won’t get tired of seeing every day, for the rest of your life… (or, in the case of a winter coat, from December till April…)
What’s your favourite late autumn cover-up?