Ahhh January…a month full of snow and cold, marking winter’s halfway point. I don’t care for the cold, and if it weren’t for Ottawa being a lovely city, I probably would have made the move to much warmer climes by now.
The winters where I live are cold, harsh and LONG, making it very conducive to hibernating in your warm house snuggled up with a mug of hot chocolate. It’s also conducive to cabin fever. Around this time of year, I am desperate for winter to be over, to take walks outside under the spring sun, catch glimpses of daffodils and tulips poking their heads through the cold ground and simply anticipating the wonderful summer months.
The key to surviving the miserable Canadian winter is to simply suck it up and enjoy it. Now, I don’t ski and I most definitely do NOT snowboard (pretty sure the word “snowboard” is synonymous with “compound fracture”), but I do enjoy skating down our Rideau Canal – the proud recipient of the Guiness Book of World Records honour of being the longest skating rink in the world until Winnipeg ripped that honour away from us.
I had a moment this weekend where I needed to get out of the house. Instead of spending another weekend hunkered down under a blanket watching Netflix, I decided to get out of the house and enjoy a day walking around downtown with my friend Amira.
We found a beautiful, old church with lovely red doors and thought it would be fun to take some “winter style” shots. The outfit I’m wearing is pretty much the type of outfit I wear on the weekends to look as put together as possible while not succumbing to frostbite. Enjoy!
- Blanca Dress, Aritzia
- Adirondack Tall Boots, Ugg
- Tiffany 1837 Interlocking Circles Pendant, Tiffany & Co.
- Pom pom hat, Nine West (similar here)
So, are you a hibernator or a winter lover? What are some of your fave winter styles? Let me know in the comments!