winter warmers

Sunday, July 07, 2013

DIY snood, thrifted jacket, Uniqlo jumper, Miss Shop skirt and boots, Lovisa bracelet

Judging from my recent posts, you'd be forgiven for thinking that I wear skirts, boots and stockings on a permanent basis. After all, that's a pretty accurate summary of what my daily uniform is like at the moment! I think it's because I hate trying on pants in stores and never end up buying them, but after a freezing night in the city I may consider getting clothes that actually keep me warm when I'm out and about. Anyway, with winter well underway in Australia I'm proud to say that I've finished a knitting project for the first time in my life! If I'm perfectly honest though, I have a love-hate relationship with this snood, and not just because I was inspired by DIY goddess Shini of Park and Cube. While the stitching is pretty good for a first timer (if I do say so myself) I find the length a bit awkward, and in hindsight I should have made the scarf thinner to compensate for that. Now the snood looks strange if it hangs around my neck, but it's also kind of uncomfortable when looped again over my head. Tell me though, which way of wearing it do you guys prefer?

Korean side dishes, japchae noodles, ox tongue and pork belly for barbequing

Vegetables and rice cakes topped with cheese, stir-fried squid with chili, frozen yoghurt

Moving on, I feel like a broken record for talking about Sydney Madang, but it was pretty much inevitable that I'd end up there again sooner or later (not that I'm complaining). On my aforementioned trip I met up with classmates for a little reunion, and the food was as great as I remembered. However, the difference was that I got to try more dishes, and also had a team of fellow diners to help me do so! The chili dishes in particular were incredibly warm and hearty, and probably tasted even better due to a combination of hunger and the nippy weather in Sydney. Even though I'm weak when it comes to spicy food and couldn't feel my tongue by the end of it, everything was just so darn satisfying. Ironically, we also went to have frozen yoghurt for dessert afterwards, but what can I say? Whether it's winter or not, you can't keep me from my frozen desserts... In fact, I happen to prefer ice-cream in the colder months, strange as it may seem! In summer it just melts instantly and gets all over your fingers, so that's a scenario I'd rather avoid.

To finish the night off my friend and I visited the ice-skating rink that's opened in World Square, of all places! They had these amusing penguins for learners to hold on to, and I seriously thought they did more harm than good for my balance. Anyway, that was my night in a nutshell. I feel like I always unintentionally talk about the weather on here, but it's one of those things that are easy to make small talk about. Besides, even though I complain about the cold a lot I secretly want to experience waking up to snow on my doorstep one day, though I probably wouldn't be able to handle it... I think for now I'll keep living in blissful ignorance of a winter where the temperature actually goes below zero. Anyway, I hope you're having a great day!

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  1. Wow all the food posts are making me hungry! I know , I don't like trying on jeans or anything during the winter especially if I am wearing combat boots or converses LOL it's so annoying doing up the laces or maybe it's just me who thinks this way! Wow I don't know what kind of rock I have been living under because I have been in the city literally for the past week and I didn't know World Square had an ice-skating rink! Haha oh well, I suck anyway :P

  2. Your snood is awesome, it totally looks store-bought from the photos! I think it looks both ways. You've inspired me, I kind of want to take up knitting now.

    There's an ice skating rink in world square??? With penguins??? I would be all over that but I would definitely be unlucky enough to get injured again so I think I'll leave it for another year.

  3. I like to wear my scarf wrap really tight
    and close around my neck c: ugh these food
    pictures are really making me so hungry!!

  4. I absolutely love your outfit, such a gorgeous jacket! <3

    Jennie xo |

  5. I always enjoy reading your posts! :3

  6. Gosh that barbeque looks amazing, I haven't been for Korean food in so long.

    It's so odd reading about your ice skating experience and wonderfully layered winter warmers outfit, when for once in the UK, we have some amazing heat. Nevertheless, your outfit is so pretty and perfectly put-together. x

  7. Omg all that food looks soooo good. Seriously drooling right.

    The snood came out great! Not that I have any sort of knowledge of knitting or whatever... but still. And park and cube is one of my fav blogs :) No shame in the boots + skirt combo, like you said, they beat pants! #nopantsnoproblem

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  8. Congrats on your snood haha! I'm making my first scarf at the moment, knitting is so fun. I usually wear my scarves quite tight around my neck, but yours looks good both ways.

    All this food looks amazing, I'm so hungry now. Yummmmm.


  9. The pictures of the food look super yummy! Love the jacket & snood ;)

  10. The snood looks great! :) It looks nice in both photos. I like wrapping my scarves tight though because it's warmer. Yum the food looks great - I love Korean food! I like ox tongue but a lot of my friends say that it sounds really gross and refuse to eat it. :( Haha I always eating frozen desserts during winter.

  11. so happy i found your blog - it's so cute! all that food looks amazing - i have a real soft spot for fro-yo! and yup, shini is lovely :) xx

  12. ice skating WORLD SQUARE??? I know exactly where I'm heading to next :)
    And the food looks great! I'm a pretty big wuss when it comes to spicy food because I simply cannot handle it, but the restaurant looks great!

  13. You look lovely here, i love the blazer jacket! Looks really chic x