The Snow is Dancing

For days now I've been hauled up in the house, sitting by the fire wrapped in a pretty old quilt with a pot of tea reading the huge stack of books I was given for Christmas. That may sound idyllic, like a scene from Little Women, but in reality it's just painfully cold.

You might think that since I have lived Scotland my whole life that I would be accustom to such bleak weather but -8 °c? A person shouldn't have to move from their bed in such temperatures! Thankfully the weather has a saving grace - Snow! Huge, feathery flakes of darling snow!
Oh, howling winds, horizontal rain, vulgar sleet that stings your hands up doesn't coat the pavement - we're old friends. But not lovely snow. It barely ever stays on the ground, that is until last year, now it grinds the whole country to a halt and all everyone does is complain. Well, not I.
I simply adore it, from the window of course. Snow boots aren't a look that I could do justice.

Adam finally bribed me out into the winter wonder land with promises of bourbon laced hot chocolate and cinnamon buns. How could a girl resist?

I bundled up in my cosy tba coat and not so cosy Erin Featherson for Target dress. Beret, scarf and mittens. I later came to regret my choice of attire , when I lost feeling in my legs but at least I looked nice. So, it was swiftly back home for hot chocolate and buns.


More snow is forecast for the next few days so all I can do is repetedly listen to The Snow is Dancing and feverishly hope for to be snowed in and enjoy another stolen days holiday.


  1. I love your coat and it looks so pretty where you live!

  2. I don't know how you managed walking in those heels! You do look very pretty though, being practical isn't as fun as being pretty.

  3. Hi sweetie,happy new year for someone who sounds like you were struggling you do winter so wonderfully! Great pics and I adore the poetic phrases within your post! Sorry I have'n't popped over for a while, but you may have read my son was critically ill before Christmas.I wondered if you might like to exchange blog links with me?Sharon xox

  4. Beautiful coat. I love the colour!

    I wish I could wear shoes like that in the snow! I've been wearing leather boots, and three times slipped, and landed on my bum. Now I can only go out in welly boots.

  5. i know what you feel like i've never known a Winter like this one in Scotland, I even saw the new year whilst sledging it was perfect!
    Happy New Year

  6. Beautiful photos - I love your coat and beret! xx

  7. you look lovely! I adore the dress!

  8. lovely outfit, worth being cold for! can you believe the snow!

  9. I know the feeling. It's lovely to be inside in this weather.

  10. Wonderful photographs. You look amazing Miss Harrington.

  11. The blue of the coat is so gorgeous and complements you very well. And I love the velvet ribbon detailing on your dress! One of the things I miss about living in NY is the feeling of being outside right after a fresh snowfall.
    the renegade bean

  12. I love all the sweet little details in this outfit :]

  13. Hey, how are you?
    Your pictures are beautiful with the snow and everything.
    Everyone here in Bradenton thinks its about to snow because its so cold these days. That would be a sight to see in FL haha

  14. It was 42 degrees Celsius here yesterday and I would happily swap with you! ;)

  15. your gorgeous! I love your outfit that dress is so pretty

    lovelove, M.

  16. gorgeous outfit :)

    love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3

  17. I love your coat! You look totally beautiful in the snow.

  18. Nice picture.
    You are really pretty