Monday, January 19, 2009

Looking for a new England...

Lately I've been completely obsessed with the idea of an 'Arctic Princess' sort of look, where you're all bundled up and warm but still looking pretty good. I'd say my wardrobe is full of decent 'bundling' sort of clothes but I need the perfect boots to complete the image. Sorel boots, to be exact. Those things are warm, indestructible, and not terribly attractive but the houndstooth is cool and they're too darn functional for me to really care. Plus, when I say indestructible I mean it. My mom has had her Sorels for over 20 years now. IN-DE-STRUC-TI-BLE. Behold...


P.S. -Rebecca has Sorels!

P.P.S. - Why does everyone on Lookbook have such perfect white blonde hair? I am ridiculously jealous... But not so jealous that I actually want to have blonde hair. I like being a brunette, thankyouverymuch.


25 comments:

She comes from a nowhere town she likes said...

Is that Agyness Deyn I spy in those fantastic boots? I was just looking through some old post in your archive and it was so strange to see you younger with long hair! I think it suits you better curly and short though.
Hope
xo

In-tree-gue said...

the last girl looks so much like agyness deyn. A yokoo scarf would totally fit in to your arctic princess look.
-Gabriel

TEXTSTYLES said...

http://torontotextstyles.blogspot.com/2008/12/dresstimation.html

SORELS!
although these new age fashion sorels don't seem to withstand too much after 2 winters mine have a crack

*bisous*

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Claire said...

They're all Swedish/Finnish/Danish!

diane said...

The boots are great!
I went blonde a few different times, it was fun and I got a lot more attention. It didn't look natural on me though, so I'm better with red.
So go blonde, you can always do it dark again.

Miss Woo said...

I think you're already an arctic princess, what with your awesome collection of jumpers and all. And is that a Mighty Boosh T I spot in the last pic? Loooove.

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

I have the same jealousy of the white blondes.

maddie said...

jeeez that one girl is skinny

olga d said...

i bet they worry about their roots all the time though.

and yes, i too want to abandon all the pretty boots for a pair of nice sturdy LL Beans. it is -10 outside and snowing. and i'm seriously reconsidering my fashion choices. however, i do feel better about myself when i see all the UGG wearers around me. heh.

Kelly said...

those boots are actually really cute in that print...but then again I LOVE houndstooth. That first girl's hair is GORGEOUS...i wish i could pull that off.

clairegrenade said...

i think i have a crush on that last girl's boots

peacelovestars said...

blonde is totally overrated, haha. just kidding. a good amount of my friends are blonde, though, so i say embrace the fantasticness of being brunette!

Hannah Cheeto said...

Aha I used to have Sorrels. But they were a really ugly type. The houndstooth ones are nice though! And ah I do sometimes dream of white blonde hair....

kait.lyn said...

not gonna lie...being blonde is just as great as it seems. =] haha.

i love that second girl, i'm so envious of her look.


and sorels last FOREVER. straight up truth. i've been skiing since i was four, and there is no snow shoe like a sorel.

Deborah said...

I think the whole blond thing is overated...although I would LOVE to be able to do the whole Nico look...she's one of my style icons.

Either that, or a Agyness Deyn pixie cut. I wish I could pull off that hairstyle!

Rachie-Pie said...

that girl is extremly skinny! but white blond hair is hot but so over done here, every girl lately has white blond hair..stay brunnette !

chael said...

those boots are pretty cool, houndstooth is one of my recent fashion obsessions. herringbone would be good for this "wintery princess" look you want to try, i think. i recently got really into herringbone stuff and got a jacket from the salvation army, check out my blog if you want to see pictures. :)

The Stylish Wanderer said...

ARCTIC WOMAN! CHA-YAHYAH

Wow that was weird of me. Very cool boots. Brunettes rock.

AmyLizK said...

I have the same feeling about white-blonde.... I am of the group that tried desperately and ended up w/ melted fringe :/ so if you find any tips, do share! :D

Leah said...

ahh i know what you mean about the hair. i tried to get mine that shade but it would never get quite there..so now its dark brown and im loving it!

sarah said...

i love being a brunette, but i honestly cant wait til i get white gray hair, i think its so pretty...

Becca Jane said...

you totally need them. They are so warm and fabulous! I got mine on zappos

megan said...

I am also jealous of the white blonde hair! I also love that first photo you posted, I saved it as soon as I saw it on Look Book!

megan / http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Wow thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou! Those are my lovely Sorels! They are perfect for braving Canadian winters