The temperature here in Helsinki plummeted substantially over the weekend. On Friday alone, it snowed half a metre of snow as freezing weather gripped the city. I'm actually quite loving it this year... Although my opinion will very likely be entirely different after a couple of months of swimming in the snow! But after weeks of rain, darkness and meh, snow and all of the light it brings is warmly welcomed in my end.
This year I've been surprisingly well prepared for winter. I bought a 1940s winter coat from my Fintage friend Mirva at Helsinki Vintage back in October. It is a heavy Rothmoor-patented, deep blue swing coat with a soft mink collar, over-sized cuffs and three giant buttons in the front. It is a gorgeous coat and warm enough for Finnish winter, which is saying quite a lot! Oh, I do love my new coat.
Jirina and I were on our way for a night out on the town when we stopped to snap these photos. Jirina is wearing a lovely 1950s coat, which she found from a flea market. In addition to the 40s coat, I'm wearing a felt hat, which is one of my dumpster diving finds, leather gloves and 1930s inspired shoes, which are an ASOS bargain from a few years back. This is actually the very first time that I wore them since they were a bit too warm for London and then I forgot that I even had them. Oops. Oh and I'm also wearing thick wool vintage stockings, which I got from another Fintage friend, Alex. I have three pairs of them in various colours and they're truly perfect for a vintage winter!
Hope you're all well on this freezing Tuesday and keeping warm over a cup or two of hot chocolate.
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Coat - 1940s Rothmoor vintage coat, from a friend
Hat - Felt vintage hat (dumpster dived)
Gloves - Leather gloves, gift from my mother
Stockings - Vintage wool stockings, from a friend
Shoes - ASOS (a few seasons back)
And last but not least, thank you to Jirina for the beautiful photos!