Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Wonderland

I guess you can look at this as sort of a wintry retrospective. These shots are sort of a grab bag, some from Canada and some more recent.

These are from Edmonton and feature my alma mater, the University of Alberta, draped in snowy beauty, and me in my striped top from Target (which I seem to be wearing at least once a week).




And these chronicle my attempt to venture outside to see a movie after the recent snow storm that hit Connecticut and the east coast.







In the end I decide that I’d rather be inside curled up on my sofa and watching the winter weather than actually being outside in it so I retreated and spent the afternoon reading this fabulous (and fabulously large) Christmas gift that I got: In Vogue, an illustrated history of the magazine. This is really a lovely book and the early history of Vogue is fascinating so if you ever have a chance to check it out I highly recommend it.









And here's a little taste of what New Haven looked like before the blizzard hit (and it's largely returned to this now).







As I mentioned, I'll be in Boston this weekend for a conference (a friend and I are training there and I have plans to meet up with several historian friends there and even another blogger so I'm really excited) so my internet access will be limited but I'll try to reading blogs as much as I can and I'll be back in full on Monday. Have a great weekend everyone!

47 comments:

Collette Osuna said...

Loving your pics...the first one is so pretty...cute striped top too..Im a sucker fro stripes....you look great in them:)

Closet Fashionista said...

Snowwwww!! haha :D I love that first outfit!! :D
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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

it's snowing in Jersey again today - suppose to go until tomorrow - OVER the snow!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Casey said...

It certainly is a Winter Wonderland. :) Great pics!

Enjoy Boston- see you on Monday!!!

xo,
Casey
www.blondebargainbabe.com

merci beaucoup said...

lovely pics!
and you look so good :)

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh my! so much snow. how do you do it? thanks for the Vogue editorials.

and i received your package in the mail! i will make a post about it shortly after I get settled in to my new place.

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Pop Champagne said...

haha with this weather I'd rather be warm inside than outside too! good thing I just got wii fit for this season haha :D

Penny Dreadful said...

What a great present, the photographs must be wonderful. Love that first shot of the snow, looks like something out of The Secret History.

Auroristar said...

Nice pics and nice couture suggestions too! There's no snowy winter here so i'm pleased to see it at least online =P
The vibe reminded me a Keren Ann song (Dimanche en Hiver)
cheers ;)

Leia said...

The snowy photos are so pretty!

Leia

Miss Emma Kitty said...

These are Great pictures. I also Love the striped top. It is very classic and chic.

RB said...

BRR looks cold outside there! I like the striped top it's cute and simple...no surprise you wear it a lot.
I've never been to Edmonton but the company I work for is based out of there so maybe I'll make it up there someday.

-RB
http://justaddwaterlife.blogspot.com

Sanny said...

Love the winter scene in the first pic, so pretty! I also envy your relaxing day, I wish to have one, work and life got me exhausted. And pretty cushions you have there!

Have an excellent weekend! (;
Sanny's Head to Heart

Fashion Queen said...

I have that book and it is amazing. Beautiful photos babe.

Bonnie said...

I love winter wonderlands. The picture of the university dressed in snow is gorgeous. It should be used for a cover of the undergrad brochure. Bahhahaa.

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Sofie said...

Super stunning photos, and great outfits too :-)
Have a great evening.

xx

Ashleigh said...

* snow snow snow * 'tis the season! it's flurrying here today, happy to be working from home! The Vogue book looks fantastic, adding it my wishlist!

Jessie said...

Great photos. I love striped tops right now :) I wish we had been in Boston at the same time! Hopefully sometime we will meet!

XX
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

Miss T said...

Stylish pictures. Thank you for sharing this. :)

Annebeth said...

I love the snowy pics!

Runway Rundown said...

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jess said...

The snow looks so pretty. The Vogue book was a really interesting read. I also recommend the Alexander McQueen book.

kileen said...

wow, so much snow!! beautiful pictures and it's interesting to see old pictures from Vogue. stay warm out there!

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Nnenna said...

Look at all that snow! But you did mention that it's mostly cleared up, so hopefully I shouldn't have any problems flying back tomorrow!

Nathalie said...

I love these wintry pictures. The perfect weather to cuddle up inside and spend time with your fabulous present :)
I wish you all the best for 2011 my dear
*Nathalie

Robyn said...

I didnt know you went to the University of Alberta. My cousin is up in Edmonton for school right now. I always tease her about how warm it is here. :)

Marie a la Mode said...

These are great pictures! Right now as I type this it is snowing outside, apparently we'll be getting a FOOT of snow this weekend! Makes me want to stay inside!

Kristin said...

I must have the McQueen book! And Boston...How fun! I've always wanted to visit it. There are some fabulous bloggers that reside there!

Raji said...

Oh wow the snow looks so beautiful
Must've been just ideal to curl up In Vogue

Flashes of Style said...

Oh the snow is so pretty! And you look very pretty as well ^_^

Jammer said...

wow New Haven is really pretty! And, I'm with you on staying curled up inside this weekend. It's a lot more appealing than the bone chilling cold!!

Rinz said...

these are some amazin pics of winter!! By the way, I just tagged u ;)


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Jan said...

Sigh, nothing beats curling up with a good book when it's cold and snowing outside! Safe travels!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

WoohooO! My cousin goes to University of Alberta. Just in case you, you know, wanted to know haha.

And that book looks really interesting; I love looking at old Vogues, it's really fascinating to see how the magazine/industry/beauty has evolved over the year! And woohoo, I have that McQueen book. I have yet to read it though - I'm trying to savour it, mm.

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LizAnn said...

I love the draping of those dresses! Beautiful!!

LizAnn
VPV Intern
http://www.shopVPV.com

shari @ little blue deer said...

Gorgeous! That looks like Providence! And I agree, pretty to look at out the window of your warm, cozy house, not so much to go out in! That book looks amazing, I think books make the best presents. Hope you're enjoying Boston! XX!

Caroline said...

That building is lovely, i miss the snow again! xxxx

Tashrin said...

Your university looks so fabulous. I almost went there instead of U of T. I will definitely visit Alberta in the next few summers. :)

The vogue book looks fascinating. I am rather interested in the history of fashion myself. The story behind a creation the cultural heritage particularly fascinates me. I suppose the McQueen book will also be fascinating in that respect. Have a great weekend.

Look forward to hearing from you

Love

Tashrin from Canada

Isabelle said...

oooh god that book is really good xx

MarchMusings said...

Hard to think our days are 28 degrees hot! And there you are in the snow.

blorange dice said...

oh man, these pictures make me want snow so much!!

pradaforbreakfast said...

I love fashion coffee table books! I received "In Vogue" for Christmas two years ago, and it is absolutely stunning....there are some beautiful photos in it, and I like how it is divided into sections by photographer. Also, that Alexander McQueen book looks fantastic!

-Halie

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

I hope your conference went well. I do the exact same thing when it snows, I just prefer to hibernate like a bear.

U of Alberta is so gorgeous!! I had no idea.

xo, Ashley

Death By Shoe said...

Oh my gosh, your view outside looks the same as mine! I havent left my house all day - damn you snow!! Keep warm :)

-Danielle

Kaleido Mind said...

the snow is beautiful and i love the last photo you posted from vogue!

Pamela said...

Gorgeous pictures! I love snow, as long as I'm not cold!

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Sharon said...

Oh, winter season is here. I love your outfit! And I might be dealing with my patience later looking into my closet. To find out the best coat for this season. Oh, how can I get rid of these clutter in my closet. Hardly to see the right one. Coats are very essential this season and scarf as well.So I must find them very soon.