don't slip.

oh snow.
what a love / hate relationship.
good= snowboarding. brisk winter walks. the first snowfall. witnessing the intricate details of a single snowflake.
bad= -40. starting the car 10 minutes before you go anywhere. scraping ice off the car!
i have been living in this green coat 24/7... so much so that my brother actually calls it the "24/7".
i picked it up at h&m in the little boys section!
i wanted a tough. military-esq coat to contrast my sky-scrapers & feminine self.
it works perfectly.
today is also ukrainian christmas.
Христос народився! ( "christ is born" )
we celebrated the eve of this precious holiday yesterday which is accompanied by 12 meatless dishes. all served in sequence. so pretty much 12 courses.
i have been celebrating 2 christmases and 2 new years since birth, so i feel super lucky to have such celebrations.
i am still here for another month so heaps more snow to come!


Noelle said...

I love these latest pictures. It was interesting to read why you love and hate the winter. It's so different than what I'm accustomed. Even living in Brazil I already saw snow, but it never covered the entire floor. And I don't know how is less than -5°C.


jessica said...

yaaaay canada :]
i love those boots of yours, i always have .
they're so perfect & simple, a veritable staple, i'd say .

personally, i'm ready for the warmth of summer . ugh, i've already had enough of freezing my ass of all the time .


Petra said...

Wow, the snow looks so perfect and beautiful! Beautiful images as well.

Your coat looks so cosy and confortable! Great find in the childrens section, too :)

Two christmas' sounds like a lot of fun! I hope you are having a wonderful time xx


I'm really impressed by your high heel boots. I don't know if I could be as confident as you look like walking in the snow. Happy ukrainian christmas!

LoveMore said...

oh all the snow! i honestly don't think i could survive in a snowy city! hang in there for another month!
but still loving these shoes yes yes i am!!!!!!!!
xxx LM

Montse said...

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow(8)

oh, your ankle boots are AWESOME!!!

Anthea said...

Love the coat. I am wondering if it will get any colder here in Japan. It's really really mild..meanwhile my family back home in Vancouver is trudging through snow too!

sarah said...

those boots are so good. i feel like snow right now x

UberOriginal said...

Great photos hun xx

UberOriginal said...

Oh I have a love/hate realationship with the sun/heat in Australia so I completely understand about the snow thing :)

Krystal said...

you keep reminding me i need to wear those shoes, mine are still in the box. you look magnificent here x

DaisyChain said...

Wow, so much snow, I am quite envious. More so because you are wearing those fantastic boots.

Lesia said...

Happy Ukranian Christmas! I hope you enjoyed your varenuku & kytya!

diane said...

for sure snow is a love/hate relationship!! :D
that's funny in Provence (south France) we celebrate Christmas with 13 dessert! :-)

i.d. said...

Ah snow! I would love some cold weather right now, it's a great excuse to wear cute coats like yours!

Just stumbled across your blog - I love that you left a social work degree for fashion. I'm 24 too and about to ditch a career in law to study fashion design...Eek! xx

Mila said...

Hi sweet gorgeous of mine!
Although i can't see the first picture, you look amazing as always my dear friend!
Usually i am not into shoes like those, but you fit them so perfectly and your whole style is just perfect for them!
Here in Holland it's also freezing, but -40! That's not human anymore.! ;)

Thinking about you always,

sending you all my love and warmth,


Mode Junkie said...

happy christmas! :)
i have that boys section parka too!
great minds think alike?
love that you paired them with your skyscrapers.

Katoushka said...

those boots are incredible. jesus, how do you walk!

Styleseeking Zurich said...

You're insanely brave to wear such heels when the pavements are covered with snow! :) I love it!


Rosanna said...

oh snow....im jealous!


Iina said...

here in finland is cold too:(

nice pics:)


happy orthodox christmas
i should practice it but dont...
love the boots

happy 09!


Fashion Is Poison said...

omg that looks SO cold!!!! i seriously don't think i could survive in that kind of weather. i mean, i think 40ºF is cold. ridiculous, i know!

WendyB said...

Whoa! Looks treacherous.

escritora said...

boots are absolutely fantastic!

MJ. said...

Seriously girl...HOW COULD YOU WALK THROUGH THE SNOW WITH THESE INCREDIBLE BOOTS (which btw I'm totally in love with)???!!!
What are u, a hero??

TheMinx said...

love this outfit, the shoes with the jacket is such a fierce combination. And I know how you feel, I definately have mixed feelings about snow too haha :)


Happy Ukrainian xmas my sweet!you lucky girl,getting to celebrate xmas twice ;O) girl those 12 dishes/meals sound yummy!
loving the jacket and the juxtaposition it creates with those fabu heels.
darling i too have a love-hate relationship with snow.
love watching it when its falling from inside.
hate having to scrape off a car like you or being outside in it as its then usually freezing! ;o)
keep warm my dear.
big kiss,

She's Dressing Up said...

The boots look amazing in these pictures!
You're so lucky to have so many wonderful celebrations =]

(melissa) life . style . dissected said...

you are a brave, brave girl!
but the boots are to die for. the things us gals do for fashion.

it is so worth it!

merry, merry ukranian xmas! what a lovely tradition. hoping you are enjoying all your time with the fam.


oL said...

WoW darling!!!! u are absolutly fantastic like always!!!!! i didnt write you but i read u every day!! ;) who were ur holidays????????

Eelie said...

HOW. ARE. YOU. STILL. STANDING? That side-walk would be so perilous for people even in flats lol

That coat is a wonderful find expecially in the childs' section.

What a great tradition to celebrating X-mas twice. Double to joy and fesstivities.

Hope all is going well on your end


Maverick said...

Those boots are SO f*ing badass. I love them!

It looks so cold! It's really cold where I am, too...but I'm moving to SF soon :D (Ha, sorry for rubbing it in) Love the photos, girl!

xx. Mavvie

♥ fashion chalet said...


I adore your shoes, coats and skinny jeans! :]


Aisha said...

Wish it snowed over here. I want cold weather, not hot.

CapuccinoB. said...

hey lisa!!

w-o-w, painful heels hum?
i love them! it's a pity i'm too young to wear them, :(


July Stars said...

Happy new year gorgeous!
What I love about your blog is that your generosity, kindness, modesty and thoughtfulness shines through your fashion anecdotes. A super stylish fly girl with substance: rare ...
PS: High heels in snow? I need a few lessons - hehe

LoveMore said...

glad you enjoyed lily..yes she is quite the role model for us all. love to hear models are healthy too!
hope the snow has moved cities for you..hah xxxxxxxx LM

emma said...

you look great, even in the snow!

stellawantstodie said...

one month more?? when do you back to capetown? next week?

two celebrations, lucky girl!!!

stellawantstodie said...

I mean, next month...

beautiful pics...so cold..but beautiful!!


jaime said...

i LOVE how you can turn a simple outfit so chic and classy! so pretty my darling :)

Couture Carrie said...

Hi beauty! Loving those boots! You look so chic all bundled up!


Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

I have those boots.
Love them so much.
Great look.

Montse said...

-40º !!!!!!!?
Wow, here in Spain we're around -10º !
Nice looks ! :)

Siska said...

your shoes are fucking sexy!

electric feel said...

It's frezzing here in Germany, too!
Love the whole outfit!

M. said...


Oh how wonderful to be having a double Christmas celebration. I imagine now that you live away from your family it could only be double happyness beeing able to share so much festivities. Happy holidays!!

Ps the little boys jacket suits you perfectly, good one;)


-h of candid cool said...

eck! those heels look dangerous in that snow!!

Mariane M. said...

leese your boots are PERFECT

Lisa said...


wow guys- can you be any sweeter?
truly you touch my heart.
i hope i don't sound like a broken record.
but i mean every word.
you guys are an inspiration and i can't thank you enough!!!

it was a mission to rock these in the snow... but being a true canadian i toughed it out ;) snow + cold is in my blood!!!
i have to admit though i had a few scares... but i did not go far so it was not too bad.





Fashion Tidbits said...

okay, now i'm not going to complain about minus eleven weather over here :P

jointjumble said...

it looks alot colder than London!


Olviya said...

great heels!!

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