Monday, 30 December 2013

on the feast of stephen

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I'm so out of the habit of doing outfit posts that I felt positively shy posing for these, although it was Boxing Day and windy and cold and the bars were closed and the streets deserted. The perfect day for donning this dress, which I love but which really can only be worn in the dead of winter, and the Hudson Bay Company toque my mom gave me (and each of my sisters too, making family outings potentially embarrassing). Apart from its extreme wintery-ness, the other thing that has kept me from wearing this dress more since I got it over two years ago is that it's longer than the average coat, which tends to look a bit weird on the street. However, my snuggly cashmere coat has happily solved this problem, allowing me to go out feeling like I'm still wearing my pyjama and housecoat combination that I live in in the flat.

This year Boxing Day wasn't the usual snoozefest, but was a proper Feast of Saint Stephen kind of affair. After two days of gorging with Víctor's family, my sister and her visiting friend came over and we spent five hours cooking, eating and drinking red wine. Followed by a good bout of reading and snoozing in front of the space heater, and drinking water in a desperate attempt to avoid the dehydrated skullface look that tends to come down on me post-festive-season.


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Dress and coat by Family Affairs (I think I might be developing a problem with this brand)
Photos by Víctor

12 comments:

Lulu Monema said...

I love your coat, pretty style.
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Good holidays

Isabella said...

I love that hat! Have you ever all ended up wearing it at once? Your dress is also very unique and cozy-looking. Is St. Stephen's Day normally a big holiday in Catalonia?

Isabella
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Isabella: No, but it's a holiday here in Barcelona. In Canada it's just regular old Boxing Day, but since my Dad's name is Stephen we do tend to make a comment or two at least on the day. :)

Closet Fashionista said...

That hat is so cute! And I wouldn't worry that the dress is longer than most coats, I do that all the time, ha ha... (well not so much right now, but I used to)
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Gordianus the Finder said...

The coat is really sharp. I have a nice long cashmere one that I can only wear Dec-Jan in my region...

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I just want to copy this and/or steal it all. You look amazing, and not out of practice at all (though I do know the feeling). xo

October Rebel said...

Ohhh, lovely outfit.

Xavi said...

Wonderfull coat!!! I like the color and gold buttons.
ps1 (past post): Aquests catalans estan que no caguen amb el "caga". Cagatió, caganer, caga... whatelse?
ps2: Happy new year!!!!

Emily P. said...

We don't celebrate Boxing Day in the U.S. but it sounds like an appropriate way to terminate the holiday season. Cooking, red wine, reading, napping...all sounds wonderful to me!

Carrie said...

You know that I have a "thing" for coats (the whole reason I ever left a comment on your blog in the first place - viva la Sherlock Holmes), so it should come as no surprise that I am now coveting this coat. ;)

Happy New Year! :)

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ana said...

You look so sweet! Love the coat