Gang, it’s almost that time of year (at least in Pennsylvania). I’m talking, of course, about ski season, which has already started in Colorado, a fact that Raines and Pax can’t get their heads around. Raines, especially, is almost blind with jealousy. We’re on a near-constant snow watch, and every morning they ask me to check Blue Mountain’s Instagram to see if any progress has been made on the snow-making front.
Um. The random 60-degree temps have NOT been helping.
To appease the beasts (and prep just in case Blue is open by 12/17 – fingers crossed!!), we cruised on up to get new helmets and seasonal rentals for the boys….and to fix Mike’s boots. (If anyone knows of a ski-boot whisperer please let us know. Mike has been skiing with foot pain for two years running now, so UGH.)
Despite the cold, gray, and (annoyingly) snow-free day….I was warm, toasty and comfy, thanks to my new fav parka and…..drumroll please…..water-resistant UGGs. They’re just like my old UGG minis, but with a thicker sole (I detect a slight wedge) and a snugger fit. I was debating between black and gray, and in hindsight, I should’ve purchased the gray – the black shows signs of wear very quickly. Ah, well. Live and learn. But they’re so totally soft and cozy I kinda don’t care.
sweater: Equipment Oscar Cashmere Sweater (size xs for reference)
parka: S13/NYC Faux-Fur Parka – 45% off!! (wearing xs for reference) – I typically like parkas that are somewhat lightweight – I find I get more use out of them. This one is perfect. However, it won’t be warm enough for the 40 below temps of my youth in Michigan. So. This coat won’t replace the giant head-to-toe puffers for the truly cold days, but will be fine for 30-40 degree temps. (Take this with a grain of salt – I HATE being cold. Others might be fine all winter in this thing.)
jeans: AG The Ankle Leggings in 7 year break with raw hem – 25% off!! (size 25 – my usual size – I also hacked these off quite a bit)
boots: UGG Australia Kristin Classic Slim Water Resistant Boots in black – I went down a half size (I typically buy boots to fit over thick socks…but not these). They fit snugger than my other UGGs, but will stretch.
bag: See by Chloe Joyrider Backpack (only black is left)
shoes: Adidas Superstars
jacket: The North Face Thermoball Primaloft jacket (but in toddler and little boy sizes) – this one is much lighter and thinner than the jacket R is wearing….I think he’d actually prefer this one.
shoes: Supra Vaiders
Shop My Fav Parkas
I look for four things when searching for the perfect parka:
1. Waist-friendly design – a cinched waist is almost always best
2. Good drape – I want it to look like a parka, not a puffer
3. Tasteful fur detail – nothing that looks like it’s eating your head
4. And speaking of fur…faux. Always. (Which is why you’ll see The North Face in this list below….but not Canada Goose.)
Shop Water Resistant UGGS
I didn’t include any UGGs for men…would your husband wear them? Mike said he *might* wear these after skiing….soooooo comfy…..
A huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!! (And for humoring my unending love affair with UGGs and parkas.) As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own. And readers, thank you for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated. xo!