To everyone complaining that where they live is getting slight snow flurries and grey skies for “spring”….
Spring won’t be here in Winnipeg for another 2 months and we are still probably a month away from actually seeing (still frozen) grass. So, if you can see grass that isn’t frozen, you are doing pretty well!
Is it truly spring where you live?
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Amelia from You Can Always Start Now shared a blog post all about winter, and given that I live in a city known across the country (and possibly further) as “Winterpeg”, I figured I would embrace the storm we got on Monday last week and share my wintery thoughts! As someone who has lived in the middle of Canada for her entire life (save for the year I lived in Dublin), I think I’m in a pretty good position to comment on the season/half year known as Winter…
Although I actually do love winter, it’s incredibly frustrating right now for me to follow most style bloggers- it is not almost spring here, and to go outside without a parka, winter boots, and scarf/ mitts/ hat is literally asking for frostbite (and maybe something worse). It is difficult to be inspired and excited about your wardrobe when it is literally -35°C outside with the windchill, and everyone else is frolicking in the sun! (But please keep sharing, because it gives us hope…) Today’s post is for those of us living in the frozen tundra who attempt to be stylish but realistically have to keep all of our limbs warm- how to stay stylish in the winter! (Also, hopefully it is a look into what us snow-folks experience…)
The entire world seems to be groaning and ranting at winter right now, and I’m not entirely sure why. 1) It’s the middle of January, which as far as I know, is the middle of Winter. This shouldn’t be a shock. 2) Grumping doesn’t raise any temperatures other than your own. 3) Few places are colder than Winnipeg, and we somehow seem to live through it and find things to celebrate about it. So, this is going to be my “Winnipeg in the Winter” series, where I celebrate all things winter and cold! The cold doesn’t have to be inherently terrible; it just takes forethought and planning to enjoy. Today, I’m starting with the Forks!
From all of the Instagram and Twitter posts, I can see that lots of people are getting snow and cold weather. Well, truly cold weather takes a few more steps to keep moving…. Continue reading
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a very real condition that affects many of us throughout the year, but most often in the darker winter months that we have looming ahead of us. It often sneaks up on you; it will come slowly so that you gradually adjust to it rather than realising that something has changed. I find that for myself I often start noticing the effects after the holiday season ends, as the brightness and coziness of get-togethers taper off with the New Year, but many people do start feeling it quite early in the season. There are some easy ways to fight SAD and keep your energy up in the winter months!
If you take nothing else away from my closet, you will see enough plaids to cover the Highlands. Plaids are my favourite pattern, and I think subconsciously part of the reason I dislike the summer is that plaids are incredibly difficult to wear. My plaid collection is wide-ranging and hits most every variation of the pattern possible. I know that a lot of people prefer to dress completely in solids, and sometimes even solely in black, but I think that plaid is a great “entry” pattern that is easier to wear than people think! These are my tips to wearing plaid and managing your collection.
I know that everyone’s weather is different (I know science…) but it is getting colder and colder here now- sadly no snow yet, but we’ve had a good 10°C drop in weather overall. The wind blows right through you, your cheeks get that pink tinge, and just hoping that you can run straight from the bus or your car inside isn’t enough anymore. If you live anywhere with any decently cold weather, you will have an entire wardrobe of clothing to wear for it, and that clothing requires specific care. This is a quick guide to caring for your winter clothing!
As a born and raised Winnipeger- aside from the year I lived in Dublin- I have spent well over two decades living in a place where it routinely has months of -30°C weather, much of that time even colder. It is difficult thing for a lot of people to understand; if you live in a moderate climate, temperatures like that just don’t occur. It honestly takes a lot out of you to deal with it, but we have devised coping strategies! Continue reading
As I’ve posted before, Loki is a husky. And the most adorable husky in the world. It is finally husky season, with below zero temperatures and plenty of snow!