It snowed last week.
Actually, it started snowing not long after I published my “how to survive the winter” post. I felt kinda responsible, actually. It was almost like the winter thought, “Oh, you think you can beat ME, huh? Well, we’ll see about THAT.” And then it gave it its best ‘winter is coming’ style snow action: at first I thought, “OK, so it’ll just be a little flurry: no need to panic,” then it just kept on, and on and on, and it was proper, big flakes of snow, too. GOD. I should have known this would happen when I wrote that whole, “Oh yes, the weather has been simply marvelous: put your lighters in the air for November, y’all” post back at that start of the month, shouldn’t I? You just can’t tempt fate like that: it always comes back to bite you on the bum.
Now, I wouldn’t have been happy to see snow at ANY TIME, obviously, but I was particularly annoyed to see it mid-November, because:
a) IT’S NOVEMBER.
b) That’s still technically AUTUMN, for God’s sake.
c) I am SO not ready to give up my trenchcoats, yet, seriously. I thought I’d be able to get a couple more weeks out of them at least, and then you do THIS to me, November?
As it happens, though, the weather hasn’t quite beaten me yet: I did have one last trick up my sleeve, in the form of this padded trench coat, which I bought from Collectif last year. Yes, a PADDED trench coat: TAKE THAT, November! And, OK, so it’s not quite warm enough for the kind of weather we’ll no doubt be getting by the end of the month, but luckily for us, last week’s snow only stuck around for a few hours, so I managed to sneak in one last wear of my favourite coat, before the REAL winter forces me to forget about it until Spring.
Oh, and I know it looks a bit silly, but after taking about 40 photos in a row of me standing with my eyes closed, Terry suggested I might just have to give in and put on the sunglasses I always carry in my bag. And after ten more “eyes shut” shots, I had to agree. Looks like my next “outfit out-takes” post is going to be a long one…