Mastering the art of layering... 

As a well-known song's lyrics say, it's the most wonderful time of the year. And I can't escape but fully agree with that. It feels to me that this year, I mean this time, I was waiting for the Holiday season stronger that before. You know, actually looking back at this whole year I think I was experiencing this anticipation mood regarding every single season. I looked forward to and enjoyed both Spring (the warmer phase of it though) and Summer. Autumn also pleased, me personally, with golden foliage. And now - Winter. So, okay, it's not just because it's the most wonderful time of the year when you can officially stay in and watch Christmas-much movies (well hello Home Alone... this movie will never get old) all day long, upgrade this process with a cup of hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies, as well as scented candles...

It's also due to that snow-y, almost crystal-ly white, atmosphere outdoors that makes Winter such an alluring time of the year. At least, to me. I think snow brings some coziness. Or maybe it's this pre-festive, wonder-filled, mood that dictates such feelings in my mind? Well, we'll see in a couple of weeks... when Holiday season's over. It was back in November that weather decided it's time for a little Eastern European city to get that first phase of snow. Right, snow was that exact thing (or whatever you name it) I was looking forward to to experience throughout December. Not just on daily basis, and I adore waking up to white scenery every, well almost, morning... but also for my personal gain - am talking about visual stories of course - was I looking forward to a snow-y enough December. And, yes, universe rewarded me.

Fine. Some will say it's way too cold outside for one to be happy with all this snow-much atmosphere. So let's face this shoe situation straightaway. First of all, it wasn't that snow-y so I was sure I'm not going to drown. Secondly, these Vagabonds worked with the whole outfit much better than boots. Thirdly, yes, I do tend to wear shoes or sneakers during winter when I spend most of the time in a car and indoors. And, finally, what I tend to point out all the time - prior blindly copying something or someone you should first process information by means of own mind. Otherwise, why would creator reward each of us with head and brain? Okay, let's go back to the outfit itself, or better say the art of layering. In my view, a combination of a cozy sweater, a coat (it can also be a fur or a puffer piece) and a huge shawl is a perfect way to warm up throughout whole winter season... Don't you think so?

Look of the Day:
Capriola coat (SIMILAR)
H&M pants (SIMILAR)
Vagabond shoes (SIMILAR)
Fiorelli bag (SIMILAR)

Photo: T. Egorova