Wednesday, January 7

winter break


As I mentioned I vacationed in Aspen last week and spent my time making S-turns around Snowmass' evergreen trees, gondola-ing up and first-tracking down Ajax, and, of course, continuing the quest to perfect my slope-ready style. For starters, I finally found the perfect ski jacket: my new Authier. While its fabric is super-techy and fantastically insulating, the jacket, frankly, had me (as well as all my Aspen compadres!) with its glamorously oversize metal zippers. I also recently acquired these flatteringly-cut Bogner ski pants that my husband likes so much, he suggested I wear them year-round! They're fitted, flared-leg, and comfortably stretchy--and apres-at-The Little Nell suitable. Of course, clever layering is key in staying warm, but the trick is doing it in a way that is less Michelin Man, more Marlien. I've found that two thin long underwear tops by Hot Chillys (like this and this), topped off with a fleece works sub-zero at 10,000 feet. But this mid-layer fleece must be two things: very warm and very cute. Because when you take off your jacket for lunch or a hot chocolate break, it suddenly becomes all about what you're wearing underneath. So, on this past trip I bought this striped wool fleece by State of Elevenate. I also like these toasty options from Patagonia, Smartwool and Kjus. Off the slopes, it's all about statement sweaters, like this, this and this, perhaps a decadent faux fur reversible wrap like this (30% off!), plush accessories such as this J.Crew trapper hat, this bobble Asos beanie, and this striped faux fur collar, and great, snow-worthy boots like these by Sorel, Isabel Marant and Santana

Photo: Giovanna Battaglia

7 comments:

Stacey Green said...

Can you tell me where to find the red boots in the picture about? They are fab.....

Gabi said...

Do you know, where´s the scarf from?

Rugclean said...

Aspen is a great holiday destination! And these boots are lovely!

jennifer sattler said...

Apres Ski Chic
xo
Jen
http://effortlesseverydaystyle.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

These are the BEST posts! Love to know what you're packing and key styles so on my next trip I'm prepared!! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you find out where to get the boots? I'd love to know.

Marlien Rentmeester said...

Those red boots are super cute... I don't know who makes them but I will try to track them down.