Wednesday, February 4, 2009

That little matchgirl would still be alive, if she had this sweater.

Mother Nature is a real firecracker of a lady. When she found out that I cheated on her in my last update -- by posting a balmy looking, long-forgotten pic taken months ago, when the sun was shining (a few more of which I just discovered in the recesses of my hard drive) -- she lashed out like ten bitches on an Arctic bitchboat.* The temperature had already averaged about 20°F/-7°C over the past month or two, but a couple days ago, it plunged down to -8°F/-22°C, and that's -21°F/-30°C with the windchill.

50's Cowichan Sweater: the Getup
Leggings: Off the rack at Marshall's
Shoes: Steve Madden


 
Socks: Don't remember, but yes, I'm wearing socks. I was going to take them off when I got inside, but I ended up being way too wussy. No surprises there.

I hate, hate, hate to be cold, so I have a generous collection of heavy, oversized wool sweaters, but the heaviest one is this vintage 50's Cowichan cardigan, which is a couple of lbs. This earnestly pictorial style is also known as a curling sweater, or more awesomely, as a Lebowski sweater.

Anyway, the temperature has since climbed back up to 14°F/-10°C, so lady Gaia might have sobered up and forgiven me, but we'll see what happens when I post those other pictures.

21 comments :

  1. i think socks look neat with those cut out heels!

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  2. that sweater looks so amazingly comfortable.

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  3. love the outfit, especially the sweater :)

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  4. aren't massively cosy vintage sweaters the best? I had to travel back to uni the other day carrying five of them... took up a whole suitcase and i couldn't move my arm by the end of it, but i'm so warm now it's worth it!

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  5. That cardi is the cutest I've ever seen! Love the horses <33

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  6. I just found your blog- you are so cute and your posts are very funny! I'm still looking for the perfect, heavy, warm, wrap me up like a swaddled baby-sweater. The weather sucks here too!

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  7. Haha...the title of your post reminded me of that silent film of the Little Matchgirl...so sad.... lovely sweater though...

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  8. First of all, I adore your hairstyle! Totaly unusual but so cool!
    Second, I like you red leggins!

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  9. what a gorgeous sweater, I want one! and i forgot about those midwestern winters with the heartless windchill! freezing.

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  10. I think the sweater is really ugly, sorry.

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  11. Ha! Brilliant post! I love that sweater... and I always thought that the big lebowski has been under utilized as a fashion icon. Anyone who seems to feel comfortable in his/her skin makes it work!

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  12. Camilla! Your site looks so different and I love the new header (and the totally epic christmas-y sweater too).

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  13. Love those steve madden heels!! Looking quirky and cool as always! =D

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  14. I adore that sweaty, it looks so comfy and cute!

    btw, I've changed my URL to http://warm-pjs.com if you'd like to change your link!

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  15. love your shoes. and the jacket looks like a giant marshmellow of a sweater.

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  16. Really cute and comfy sweater. Great outfit!

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  17. Cool, sister girl! I just have a horse cardi like that too. Might have to prove that soon.

    ♥ Dotti

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  18. hahaha))I love Lubovsky's style!awesome

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