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Seasonal Irony

I find the seasonal differences between where I am now and back home in NZ oh so interesting. They are chopping wood and loading up the slow cooker while we are opening up every available window and filling up the gas bottle. And don’t even get me started on the time difference thing – my favourite (albeit geeky and no longer laugh out loud funny, more “eye-rolling” funny) thing to ask my family is “How is the future?”

Anyway… The irony this weekend in particular is that it is the Northern Hemisphere’s first official weekend of Summer so plans are rife with bbq’s, swimming and sunscreen while over in The Land of the Long White Cloud (aka New Zealand) they are currently in the opening weekend of Winter Festival. Ironic non?

I thought it would be fun to put together a look for the Winter Fest; specifically a look for the mountain and day of hitting the slopes. And then to compliment it, I thought it would also be fun to put together a look for the beach and bbq’s a la Summer 2012. Completely contrasting elements but relatable depending where you are in the world right now.

Seasonal Irony by cookiek featuring a tweed jacket

Seasonal Irony

As you can see, the two looks are rather different. The summer weekend look is based around this gorgeous Rag and Bone maxi skirt, paired with a plain white singlet from Alexander Wang and for warmth factor (we are easing into summer here in Vancouver) and a bit of glam this Metallic Tweed Blazer from Theyskens. I added my current Miu Miu bow embellished bikini obsession with the hopes that the sun might stick around long enough to contemplate a swim. A classic but colourful look for a summers day that can easily be dressed up or down.

The winter festival look is based around these DC Anzere snowboard pants in “gogi/bright pink.” I like to keep up a feminine look when I’m on the mountain as with all of that bulky clothing it can sometimes be hard to tell that there is a lady under there and this bright pink is rather convincing. To contrast the bright trousers, I went with a more muted jacket with this Ride Down Jacket from the NZ label Huffer. The pufferness will keep me extra warm while the army green colour keeps the overall look from being to ‘candy-sweet’. A beanie, some mittens and my trusty K2 ski’s and I can actually start to imagine enjoying the winter fresh.

Two completely opposite looks, but just as fun to create in their own right. Summer or Winter, this gal is prepared for whatever the weekend might serve up, wherever in the world I might be.

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