Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Roadkill Pirate

Woo, it's gotten so COLD here! I know that -8 (feels like -15) is just winter to some of you, but it just does not get that cold here.

I'm having to break out my warmest things, like my Roadkill sweater.
Doesn't it look like a snow-plow just ran over me? 

  • Sweater - Euramerican Express, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in January - the first outfit of the year!
  • Turtleneck - Jacob, thrifted; last worn here for a Mom-Day adventure
  • Skirt - Dries Van Noten, Fall 2005, thrifted; last seen here in June with a poppy blouse
  • Boots - Rockport, thrifted; last worn here in October with a beaded snake and bronze pleats
  • Mink coat (below) - vintage, thrifted; last worn here yesterday

This faux fur top is VERY warm. 
And yet, I still have an additional sparkly black turtleneck top under it. 

On the bottom is my wonderful silk Dries Van Noten "Pirate" skirt. 
It's nearly 17 years old, but has only been in my closet for 5 years - I've worn it 11 times now. 

Masked up. 
I have fleece-lined tights on, plus a pair of slim shorts. 

Shocker, still wearing the mink. I was so happy to have it - it really keeps me warmer than any other coat I own in these sub-zero temps! 

The ocelot fur hat was a mistake - it nearly blew off a few times, and I ended up stuffing it into my bag.

  • Fur hat - Eaton's, vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Scarf - Careta, vintage, thrifted
  • Gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
Comfy boots, although I didn't do much walking in them aside from strolling around the deserted office. There were 4 of us total today. 

Gold bling: 
I had to carry the earrings (too cold on my lobes) and necklace (too bulky under the coat) each way. 

  • Necklace - consignment
  • Earrings - Sidney
  • Wrist wrap - Kipling, thrifted
  • Chain/leather bracelet - thrifted
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Brass ring - vintage mall

I hope the snow melts soon! I'm done with winter! Bring on spring! 


  1. Dois looks bastante impactantes.
    As peles não são para todos os dias nem estão ao alcance de todos.
    Quem pode, pode usá-las à vontade, principalmente agora que o inverno aperta.
    Feliz Natal.
    Juvenal Nunes

  2. I can't even imagine it being that cold so I agree with you needing to layer up. I love that you still manage to look luxe and stylish while you do so - you really have a wardrobe that works for every season!
    I went to the end of year closing sale for the opshop with the kids today and picked myself up a very cute knit - was actually worried it might be a bit warm for winter in Brisbane, haha! I'm looking forward to wearing it when it cools down here next year.

  3. Cold is cold! I think the blurriness from the cozy stripes/ Chevron are interesting in the sweater.

  4. You got our! A fabulous outfit despite the trying conditions. xxx

  5. Thank God you picked up a fur coat this yr.

  6. Another magnificent cold weather outfit, with your "roadkill" sweater and pirate skirt!
    It seems you've now got our temperatures from last week. Pretty unusual here too! It has now warmed up to +10°C, so the difference is huge!
    How very fortunate you've found that mink coat in the nick of time! Brrrr. xxx

  7. I'm done with winter before it even starts 🤣. Road kill sweater, lol, but I'm loving it. Did you wear those boots outside in the snow?

    1. No, I never wear my good shoes in the weather - I wear my Doc Martens.

  8. Ha! That's a funny joke about the sweater. By the way, I'm going to see the Devils play the Boston Bruins tonight in person. Go Devils!

  9. Ha, I love the name of that sweater! It's very apt.
    The mink looks so warm and soft!xx

  10. That sounds like Freezing Cold for me, so unusual here too!. But you're managing it really well now that you can wear that fab coat!, and that really warm sweater (best name ever! ;DD)

  11. I'm not sure how I'd cope with really cold weather like this. The top looks uber cosy however and hurrah for that glorious fur coat!


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