When is this horrible cold weather going to stop? If I wanted to live in Antartica, I would have moved there a long time ago. I hate the cold. I don't mean to sound like a party pooper, but I don't like snow. I love the look of snow in the mountains but I don't want it on my lawn, my drive way or on the streets. Well, okay, maybe just on Christmas Day but not any other time. I can't take this cold any longer. Furthermore, I'm running out of warm (read Very Warm) clothes to wear. All of the 14-gauge Merino Wool sweaters from J Crew just aren't warm enough!!!
So oddly enough, I'm wearing a 14-gauge Merino Wool sweater today. But for extra warmth, I brought along my Penny Boucle Jacket, just in case... and Thank God I did because it's been freezing all day and I've worn it over my sweater.
Under my sweater is a Perfect Fit Tank in Dark Fog but do you think anyone can see that? Of course not, because I've had my darn sweater buttoned up completely today because it's soooo cold! But I love the look and color of my Merino Flower Cardigan. A few people commented on the lovely Plum color but unfortunately, I had to cover the sweater up with my Penny Boucle Jacket. But for those interested, I have the Merino Flower Cardigan in the Small. I had originally purchased it in the Medium and found it to be too big. The small is the perfect size. The wool is thin and it's most suitable for Fall or Spring weather, not weather in the North Pole. There are 2 flowers - both plum but one's darker than the other. I tend to wear this sweater with Greys because the buttons are a dark grey and the grey just sets off the color of the sweater perfectly - hence, the dark grey dress pants on today. For accessories, I am wearing a cheap silver chain necklace from Le Chateau. It cost me $2 but it's very cute with 1 inch round disco style balls and clear crystal balls on the necklace (sorry the picture isn't the necklace I'm wearing). And on my feet are black ankle boots.
So, had it been warmer, I would have been so pretty in plum but because it was so darn cold, I had to wear my black penny jacket all day so after the first half hour in the office, no one could see that I had on a pretty plum sweater. All in all, I ended up looking Drab in Black and Grey.
At least I found out how warm the Penny Boucle Jacket is. This jacket runs on the large side. I have it in the size 4 (purchased it without first trying it on - when it was on Final Sale. Note to self, don't do that again!) But I could really have gone into a 2 or even a 0. Oh well. So, I wear the Penny mostly as Outerwear which is just fine for Vancouver. But on a day like today when it was Minus 11 with the Windchill, it was perfect for in the office.
Do you like the cold or are you a warm weather person like I am? What would you wear to keep yourself warm yet fashionable? I'd love to hear your ideas!