18 December, 2009

What I Wore: Layers, layers, and more layers

In case you were wondering, I am actually alive. I even managed to survive this week without a nervous breakdown. I was close last night, when I didn't get any of the math at 10:30 pm, and I had a math test the next morning (today) at 9:14 am, but after a bit of sleep, it made sense. (I think. I hope. Either it made sense or I epically failed my test.)

Anyways, I thought I would do a little polyvore to explain why I haven't even done an outfit post recently:

It has been cold. Today, in the sun, it was -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit). Cue shivering Rosie. I am a cold person at the best of times. I sleep with a super heavy duvet and a husky year round. You would think that after having lived in Maritime Canada for most of my life, with a few years in Northern Sweden, I would be used to the cold weather. Every year though, I become the Michelin Man for a while, until I become used to not feeling my toes.

So this week I have been wearing many layers, boring sweaters and jeans, boots, a huge coat. Actually, that's not entirely true. On Tuesday I wore a pretty skirt with a blazer (and boots, and leggings over tights, and a long sleeved shirt), but by the time I got home it was 10:45 pm and I was exhausted, so no pictures. Otherwise though, that is pretty much what I have been wearing, although the sweater and cardigan are sometimes changed in for a hoodie.

Next week though, I think I will listen to the advice of the Freelancer's Fashion Blog and her post about The Anatomy of Dressing When It's Really Really Cold. If I get organized enough to actually leave the house, you may be seeing more interesting outfits then.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie


  1. Is it weird that wearing layers sounds heavenly to me?? Ah ha ha. It's SO hot in Fl. I think your set is lovely!

  2. the enormous jacket is somehow quite stylish! that sounds CRAZY cold, i wouldn't be able to handle it.
    ps. After your comment about grade 10 IB on my last post I feel obligated to share what I've learned about the program. Namely, be VERY careful about scheduling. I'm not sure how your system works, but we have some crazy non IB requirements that are totally killer. pre I B doesn't really prepare you for IB as much as it should, I haven't gone to bed before 1:30 in over a week. Think hard before you pick your science class. I thought that I should take physics because I fail at bio, but believe me, physics is much harder than you think. (and this is coming from somebody two grades ahead in math) whoever said math and science goes hand in hand LIED. If you don't need science as your 3rd HL I'd recommend taking chem to get it over with in one year.
    You will be swamped with work so when picking your ib elective, once again, be cautious, taking on another rigorous acedemic class (like psych) may be sou crushing. Even IB art is A LOT of work (it's really rigorous and conceptual too, so if you sign up for it you heart has to be completely dedicated, and you have to be willing to push yourself)
    Scheduling will be tight and social activities will be limited, so make sure you plan ahead! (I did not do this, and am now stuck in physics for two years and am going to have to face down a math vs art vs. music ultimitum next year because of it. Plus I'm not even sure I can take art next year because then I'll have TOO MANY (can you believe it) HLs. ug)
    I'm sorry if none is that was useful at all, I just want you to learn from my mistakes.

  3. Its freezing here too .. Not the dry cold but the humid cold .. So it chills to your bones .. sigh .. I'm layering it like u too ;) & I have to admit. Cardigans and tights are the essentials for winter :D Good picks!

  4. I totally understand you,it's so cold right now here...not quite -20 but very cold and I'm sick:(
    hope you passed your math exam

  5. winter is really a challenge for me on layering my outfit.
    omg, i know how it's cold there in CN.

    p.s can we exchange links? thanks!

  6. i definitely need to get better at layering too... although i think doing winter track has upped my cold resistance (by necessity)!

  7. fun outfits! I love the red rights, so bright!