How do you define winter?
When does winter start, in your opinion? In November? In December? Or is it more a question of weather? The cold breeze? Snow? And how cold is cold enough so that we can call it winter instead of autumn?
For me December is definitely winter, with or without snow. But I find it odd to call anything around 10°C / 50°F cold, let alone winter…
I was born in Finland, so I’m no stranger to winter, snow or cold weather. That doesn’t mean that I like it, though; quite the contrary. In fact, I wouldn’t mind extending autumn till spring. And I could definitely do without snow or ice. So, you probably guessed that I’m not looking forward to the cold season…
This is sort of a transitional outfit: now it’s cold enough for a cashmere jumper, but mild enough for a wool coat, a skirt must be paired with not just tights but also boots, and scarves are getting bigger and bigger. And I’m accessorising with the fabulous birthday present my wonderful husband gave me, in advance… a lot in advance (FYI: my birthday is in six months…):
It was about 1°C / 33.8 °F when these photos were taken, so not exactly a cold winter day (by my standards; I realise that what we call cold depends on what we are used to), and warm enough for all the snow we had to thaw. Which is fine by me; I’m sure there will be more than enough snow in a month or so, there always is.
But I’m not ready for a full-on winter yet… So, I’m off to warmer climates, in search of the gentler, autumnal weather, hoping to ditch the boots, at least for a while…
coat: Reiss / leather skirt: Karen Millen / cashmere jumper: Repeat /
necklace: Andiata / bag:Chanel/ Christmas tree brooch: Hirst Antiques /
ear rings: Thomas Sabo
When does winter start for you?
PS: Dilettante Artist has her own blog now, The Dilettante Artist’s Gallery, where I will be posting (very infrequently) random pictures: illustration, photomanipulation, that sort of thing. And there is a pretty, new widget on the sidebar to take you there…