Sunday, December 20, 2009

gimme some sugar, baby

gimme some sugar, baby

gimme some sugar, baby

A blizzard hits DC the day I'm supposed to leave on my ski vacation - the irony is not lost on me.  Hopefully we'll make it out today, but I'm not holding my breath.

After learning my flight was canceled (on Friday, no snow had hit the ground yet), I decided sledding was going to be an integral part of keeping my sanity during this whole debaucle.  And it was.  DC can be a lot of fun when we get a big dump of snow.  My friends and I had a great time tromping around the neighborhood, testing the limits of my antique-quality Flexible Flyer (which I should have photographed), and marveling at some horrific moments in driving decisions.  Later on, I went to a friends' holiday party, feeling very smug about my ability to reconcile holiday party dress and snow-appropriate footwear.  My (very) small successes with practicality always make me feel clever.

gimme some sugar, baby

gimme some sugar, baby

gimme some sugar, baby

vintage fur cape
H&M dress
Forever 21 vest
Born boots
Boyy bag

83 comments:

myedit said...

The first two pictures are making me swoon. You are one freaking glamourous lady! Though snow storms are frustrating, there really is nothing more beautiful than a fresh layer of snow...well, except that cape!

Jacqueline said...

Love the fur cape and the boots in the last photos. I hope you can make it out. There is barely any snow left in Denver and it has been super sunny. xoxo

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Julia said...

God, that cape has got to be the most inspiring thing I've seen in a long time. You look like a winter queen! How fun is the snow? We got trapped in a magical Christmas village on our way home from New England. Anyway, have a blast skiing. I know you'll do so in inemitable style! Is that a word? I don't even know...

Teresa said...

Your fur cape is divine and those booties are adorable!

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janettaylor said...

Fabulous bag, E! :-)

Please don't forget to enter the brooches giveaways!

X♥X♥

English Rose ♥ said...

I want that cape!!!!!!

Hope you had an immense weekend

Stay safe and chic
English Rose x
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Diane said...

That cape is simply heaven. It's just so good.

Eri said...

Very glam on the snow, really loved your outfits and enjoyed your blog.

Please have a look at my blog too.

Hope to see you soon.

Keep warm.

Elizabeth said...

your coat is so wonderful! it looks so warm and cozy! :)
i love your outfit as well.

sisters and dresses said...

How much snow!! i love your boots!!

Susan said...

you look so beautiful in the snow! :)
have a sweet day, xoxo

The Novelista Barista said...

damn!! lots of snow!

Amy said...

Damn E! Can you look any more glamourous? Wow, this whole outfit is amazing and I am SO jealous of your incredible fur cape- WOW!

xoxo
Amy

http:thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

P.S. Boston got hit right after you guys... we got about 12 inches though. Hope you guys make it out today too! I'll keep my fingers crossed..

S.Elisabeth said...

Hahah WOW irony times like a million. At least you got to go sledding! It snowed in PA too, but I'm so anti-being col I've been staying by the fireside staying warm haha. And love the shoe-party wear compromise, it looks amazing!

mom & son said...

glad you enjoyed sledding with your friends.

my gosh, i love that cape E!
wish it's mine, huh!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

The first photo is amazing, and I love the fur coat!

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STEFANIE said...

lovely pictures! have fun on your ski vacation!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

What a beautiful cape! I'm also swooning over your H&M dress - I love the button details. I hope you're able to make it out of DC for your ski vacation! - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Melissa~ said...

that coat is so amazing!!!
and love the outfit under it too.

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I adore that luxurious coat in the first picture!! Your outfits are always a delight to look at! xoxoxoxoxo

Sher said...

Beautiful fur cape! Hope you can get a flight out tomorrow and still enjoy some of your vacation time.

Ruta said...

Oh I love your fur coat, it's absolutely gorgeous. Very very pretty.
And your holiday party outfit is gorgeous. Very pretty.
We have literally no snow, and we should. I mean Canada is known for it's winters, but sadly no snow yet, well we''ve had a bit but not nearly enough to really call it a snowy winter.

legalstyle said...

I can't believe you have so much snow in DC!

And I love the boots in the last picture. Wedge heel? They look like the ones that Jane Aldridge did for Urban Outfitters. I'm sure they were a hit at the holiday party!

Dylana said...

Amazing vest!

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Leah said...

That cape is too awesome. You are too awesome.

GingerSnap said...

I'm sorry that the snow is keeping you from your vacation! I love the pictures though and the snow looks beautiful and magical! You also look amazing in that black vest! You can rock clothes... :)

Phyllis said...

oh my gosh, i LOVE your cape!! you look so beautiful E

FashionJazz said...

Hello hun! I adore ur cape!! Hope you get to go on vacation soon xoxo

FashionJazz said...

Hello hun! I adore ur cape!! Hope you get to go on vacation soon xoxo

Amelia said...

I love the boots! I hope everything works out with your trip :)

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

I love the first outfit to bits.

HiFashion said...

I love the fur cape. Its definitely something to keep you warm! The pictures of you in the snow are fabulous. We haven't got that much snow here yet.

The F Word Online said...

ouu i love ! the jacket looks super cozy and ready to tackle all that snow haha.

xx lue

The Owl's Closet said...

i love, love ur coat! u look so glamorous:D great holiday party outfit, as well:) hope u'll be able to fly out soon on ur ski vacation! at least u guys will have a white xmas:D

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

Brittany said...

That fur cape is quite possibly the most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time.

J-Diggety said...

You are one sassy snow bunny! I've decided I'm going to rope the BF into driving me to the big city (Denver) after Christmas for some serious F21 shopping... I just can't take it anymore!!

xoxo J

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great boots! I love it <3

Blicious said...

love your cape!!!!!!! your hair is so cute!!

Kristy said...

i heard about the snowstorm in DC. 20inches? hopefully it'll get better soon. on a lighter note, you look amazing in that fur coat (WOW!) and the lace up boots! what a great way to cheer up the gloomy winter mood :)

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Poppy said...

I really like those boots! the snow photos are lovely

TeenageDirtbag said...

you really look like prince Diana, specially in that fur! so glamour :).

Hanako66 said...

that cape is like the vintage find of the century...amazing.

the whole look is positively perfect for holiday party in the snow!

maggie said...

you look fabulous in that fur cape! and wow, that is surely a LOTTTTTT of snow. =\

Kristin said...

You look deliciously glam in that cake!

Meg said...
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Meg said...

Wow E I'm loving that cape!! I'm sorry your flight got cancelled though, I hope you make it out at some point. ps. I'm so thrilled you liked the cardigan I made inspired by your anthropologie one! Honestly your style is always a huge inspiration for me xoxo

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

aw sorry about the snow! your coat/cape looks awfully cozy though.

anotherfishinthesea said...

You look ridiculously glamorous in the first two pictures!! Hope you made it out to CO!

Chicago City Girl said...

I love the fur jacket ~ you look like a snow bunny! ;)

Jenny said...

Wow--you really did a great job resolving pretty party frocks with snow boots. I love this whole ensemble, it's so thoughtful and put together.

xo Jenny
Fashion for Writers

Valencia Lia said...

Your vintage fur coat is sooo lush! I love love it,so gorgeous and it feels so comfy and soft.

Woww,I've never seen such thick snow before. And good thing you wore your booties too.


Adore your sparkly top with the vest too!

betz said...

i ran out of words to describe how stunning you are... you truly are a fashion inspiration.

xx,
betz
http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

michelle_ said...

such pretty boots .
cant stand looking at them when they are covered in snoe :( poor shoess..

enjoy your last few days of 2009 !
hope you havent wasted this year for nothing ;)
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Clara said...

beautiful look as always.
i love the shoes.
xx

La Historiadora de Moda said...

The photos are amazing! You look soooo glamorous! And I am in love with that vest!

Kim said...

Wow. I love this look although I don't think I could ever pull it off. You look amazing!

Kim said...

Wow. I love this look although I don't think I could ever pull it off. You look amazing!

Posh said...

Very classic look, nice!

MissNeira said...

Classy! I love those boots!

katie d said...

Dude, that cape is nuts I'm obsessed. I never knew how to dress fashionably warm when I lived in Ohio all those years... now my fall jackets work juuuust fine as winter coats in Dallas. And those boots are awesome they look like some Chloe's I'm thinking about...

Oh and that bag is pretty crazy awesome.

Happy holidays :)

x.katie

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

Awww snow bunny! Those boots remind me of some Chloe boots...so cute!

dotie said...

that's some heavy snow down there and your fur vintage cape is just the perfect accessories :)

Danielle said...

Love this outfit! Absolutely adorable. Your blog is so cute!


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princesspolitico said...

that fur cape makes you look like a fashion super hero, here to save the world from bland outfits... i loooooooove it.

so very sorry about your canceled flight - needless to say that majorly sucks. at least you got some wonderfully wintry dc photos!

xo.
princesspolitico

michelle_ said...

thanks for ur sweet comments dear !
awesome post !
keep up the blogging work .

wish you a merry christmas in 2 days !
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Taylor Sterling said...

What beautiful snowy images!! I love your bag! xx

cla-sib said...

your shoes are adorable.. love your second outfit, it looks so casual chic. =)

xoxo cla

Denise said...

you're simply breathtaking. Gorgeous coat lady.

happy holidays!

I am Denise Katipunera

all about the style said...

I really love this look !!
amazing blog
x

fayeee said...

beautiful photoshoot as i would say
the scarf is my favourite, i could have a huge collection of scarfs if i could afford it!
Fayex
Gibface

Sissy said...

Adorable cape!!! like it a lot!!!

Zanah said...

I really like your boots... especially the color. Definitely a nice alternative to basic Black! Thx for your sweet comments and have a fun Xmas!! :) Mon Mode Blog

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

You are so gorgeous! Love the vintage cape, it looks absolutely amazing. Sad to hear you missed ur holiday, the weather has been hideous in the UK too lots and lots of snow.

Reena
x

Miss Eve said...

OMG those first images...that coat is incredibly gorgeous...and you look so beautiful...wow,wow,wow,...it's just perfection :-)

Wishing you Merry Christmas and a beautiful holiday season, much love: Evi

Savvy Gal said...

i adore adore your fur cape. happy holiday!

Orchid Grey said...

oooh, sorry to hear of your hold up! you guys did get a lot of snow! on the other hand you have that amazing coat to keep you warm! have a happy and safe holiday!

Jen said...

your outfit is fantastic! :) and i'm so jealous you went sledding (hopefully not in that outfit?).

hope you're enjoying the holidays :)

The Owl's Closet said...

hi, E! i am STILL loving that capelike jacket:) i just tagged u for an award on my blog:) happy holidays!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

MELODEES said...

that coat is insane gorgeous!

Grace said...

Your cape is amazing.

Love Grace.

Ash Fox said...

so cute! i love that shawl! merry christmas!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

That bag is to die for!

D. said...

I am beyond envious of this fur cape. I have been pining for just any kind of cape, but now that I've seen this I do believe it needs to be fur, specifically vintage fur. Amazing!