Winter Is Coming

Ha! I’ve been waiting the entire year to use that as a post title (I watch too much TV, I know.) Anyway, winter is coming. This is the first day of the year that the temperature dipped below 65. It may not seem that cold to you guys, but trust me, in Hanoi, 50 degrees is positively arctic. The humidity makes the cold so much worse, just like it makes the heat worse too.

My outfit is inspired by Carey Mulligan’s character in Never Let Me Go – muted colors, chunky sweater and scarf (she usually has on a big coat and a beanie too), and wellingtons. I’ve always loved her wardrobe in that, even though the movie makes me feel absolutely wretched. There are movies that make me sad and movies that make me cry, but Never Let Me Go is just depressing for depression’s sake. Even Andrew Garfield can’t make it any brighter for me.

Dress: Modcloth, Sweater: thrifted
Tights: Kohl’s (?), Scarf & Wellies: my dad’s


The thing I like the most about this round of 30×30 is that shoes don’t count toward the total, so I have a lot more freedom to play around with. Like today, for example, when I decided to go down into the garden and take pictures right after the rain. I didn’t trust any of my shoes to navigate the moss-covered, slippery walkways, so I put on my dad’s old gardening boots instead (the Anglophile in me wants to call them Wellington boots, but it’s too fancy a name for them.) And guess what, they actually go with the outfit.

Taco seems to have become a permanent fixture in my photos these days. Though to be fair, he seemed more interested in trying to escape through the back gate to the river bank than being in the pictures. I thought about going down there for photos one day too, but perhaps it’ll have to wait until the fall, when it’s less muddy.

T-shirt: Target (thrifted), Skirt: thrifted
Headband: Target, Boots: borrowed from my dad