Winter Is Coming!

Author’s note: This post was originally written in late June, when winter was well on its way here in the Southern Hemisphere.

Well”¦is here.

(Side note: No, I do not watch Game of Thrones. I can’t get past the first episode”¦)

And with winter comes winter clothing!

Which brings me to the question: what do you wear to an engagement shoot in the winter? I grew up in Australia where “winter” meant chilly nights and warm mornings. Winter fashion isn’t really big in my family (think thick socks and flip-flops”¦I cringe!), so when I try to dress relatively attractively in the winter, I’m met with the disapproving look of “Why are you not dressed warmly!?” I love my family, but I want to look good and be warm!

New Zealand is a completely different ball game! Winter fashion is an art of the right layers and the right pieces of clothing. A warm, colourful scarf paired with a nice blazer or winter coat; thick leggings paired with a nice tunic and a cute belt to cinch the waist; knee-high boots, skinny jeans, and a cute fleece top—these are the things I see in Kiwi-land that make winter dressing so much more attractive.

So, I’ve been trying to think of ways to dress for the engagement shoot, so I don’t end up looking this guy:


It’s the Michelin Man! / Image via Running With Scissors

This is the route I don’t want to take. I’m a rather big girl (but getting smaller, thankfully!), so layers upon layers upon layers, etc. would make me look two-to-ten times bigger than I already am! So, no, I am not going to layer too excessively!

And so, with a plan of action in mind, I turned to Polyvore and made this board:

NZ winter engagement session

NZ winter engagement session by Miss Big

I own a lot of those clothes (or semblances of them) and decided they would be perfect for the shoot. It’s warm, it’s classy, it’s fashionable, and most of all, I won’t look like the Michelin Man! Mr. Big has winter dressing down to an art, and when you guys see the pictures, you’ll see how classy my boy is (even with a zombie on his chest).

(I would show you what we finally wore, but I’m going to be mean and not even give you guys a smidgen of a sneak peek! [insert evil laughter])

What do you guys think about my choices?


Mrs. Bighorn Sheep

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Wedding Date:
February 2014
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    luluvohn 1194 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:07 am

    I just moved back to the Northern US from Florida and have forgotten all of my winter wear rules. I definitely go to work every day in leggings, a regular dress, and a cardigan.

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