Thursday, December 30, 2010

This Christmas

This was my jaunty little Christmas day outfit – I drove up to Lowell MA with my helpmeet (well he drove because I have never had (and hope never to have) a driver’s license) for dinner and a slumber party with some grad school friends. It was a perfect day of food, wine, horror movies, and a Donkey Kong marathon.





coat: H&M coat / hat: Aldo


But when we drove home the next day we got hit with a blizzard on the road.



22 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Very cute! I love the shoes!! And wow look at that snow! haha :D :D
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Beti said...

i love your coat!!

Casey said...

You rock, and look fabulous!!! :)

xo,
Casey
www.blondebargainbabe.com

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love those blue shoes!

I wish you well with your goal of never having a driver's license. Are you going to limit your job search to major metropolitan areas?

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I just realized that question might have come off as snide. I definitely didn't mean it that way! I am just curious how you think you might manage it logistically if you end up somewhere, like say, College Station, TX or Mount Vernon, OH. I have found that living in a smallish town with poor public transit that even having one car presents scheduling difficulties.

Courtney Erin said...

My hope is that I always live somewhere with a) public transport or b) where things are mostly walking/biking distance. If it comes to it I will get a license and a car but my parents (both from very rural areas) are also lifetime non-drivers and so I'm really used to not driving and not having regular access to a car - we're a family of cyclists, walkers, bus-takers, and cab-riders!

Nuha Sofiyan said...

Your peacoat and purse are so cute!! And wow, glad you guys are okay after the blizzard! xoxo

Courtney Erin said...

@La Historiadora de Moda - I totally didn't think it was snide at all! It's something that I get asked about quite frequently and that my husband and I discuss often. In the end I'm totally flexible on the car thing (securing a job is the top priority and it really is necessary in a lot of situations) but I'm a horribly nervous driver and the prospect of it scares me...so I hope it doesn't come to that, but I'll deal if it does.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Well, fingers crossed for an awesome tenure-track job in a place with good public transit! (For both of us)

Ashleigh said...

I love your blue shoes! We had snow over the holiday too, it made it so festive! Donkey Kong marathon = awesomeness :)

Angga said...

I love your coat and your shoes, I'm looking for a coat like that with a little longer, so it look more like a dress. Loving the whole look
<3
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Raeshelle said...

ARE YOU SERIOUS?! DONKEY KONG MARATHON!??? I DID THAT TOO!! Ha! Oh thats just to cool! Super cute beret/hat thang! You should definitely wear them more often. they look great on you!

Love from,
Raeshelle!

Bonnie said...

Your shoes are to.die.for. Absolutely gorgeous.
And, yes, I study 17th and 18th century British literature, specifically John Milton as of right now. I'm sure our respective areas of focus overlap in quite a few places.

xoxo.
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Jessica Weingarten said...

Great outfit...reminded me of Amelie! And kudos on getting through that blizzard without any car damage. I'd probably still be on top of a snow bank crying out for help :p

Thank you so much for your sweet comment by the way, it really means a lot to hear that sort of feedback! :)

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I love the blue bursts of color!

Rinz said...

love the shoesssssss!!!! are those bright blue or just because of flash?? i want one pair!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Definitely jaunty! Glad you made it safely, and good for you, no license! XX!

Mitchie said...

cool pics!
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Becca [Free Honey] said...

I do not envy you having to drive through that blizzard. I'm glad you made it home safe and sound! I actually got stuck in Florida with all the snow. I guess I can't complain, if there's a place to be in a snow storm, it's warm, sunny Florida.

Miss Emma Kitty said...

Love this outfit ! The shoes are Great. They add the perfect pop of color.

Miss Emma Kitty said...

That road would scare the heck out of me. I would not be able to drive in that. Glad you are safe.

Marie a la Mode said...

Cute coat! I love your whole outfit, one of my faves of yours.