Happy Friday! What a crazy week…the kids were off on Monday and I was in Wisconsin with my parents all day Wednesday, so I fell a little behind on the blog. Any how, I’m back and remember the mild winter I’ve been talking about here in Chicago? Well, it’s been replaced with an arctic blast. You know it’s cold out when you have to pull your ski clothes out to walk the dog! While I was all geared up, I thought I’d snap some pictures of this great Athleta ski outfit my hubby got me for Christmas. I was really hoping I’d have some slope-side pictures to share with you, but we haven’t been able to find a ski resort with enough snow to make it worth our while to take a trip this season – what’s up with that?
Being from the midwest where the winters are usually fiercely cold, I’ve never owned a mid-weight ski jacket and pants. Last year, we went out to Steamboat skiing over spring break, and I was roasting. Knowing we might be going back out this spring, my most thoughtful husband picked out this outfit for me for Christmas. It’s from Athleta and if you don’t already know, I’m a huge Athleta fan. Don’t believe me? Just check out my collection of Athleta clothing in this blog post! Anyhow, let me talk about the outift. I love the jacket. You can wear it with a single layer or bulk up underneath for more warmth. It’s made from this really comfy stretchy material and it’s water and wind resistant. I think all the torquoise trim and zipper detailing totally make the jacket. It also comes in three other great colors and a plaid. You have to check it out.
The Snow Cruiser pants are fabulous too. They’re also designed with a great mid-weight fabric that can be layered with long-johns to add warmth. Again so comfortable, stretchy and stylish. I personally like the bootcut. They’re great for any type of winter outdoor activity from walking the dog to hiking.
And the turtleneck – they call it luscious and it truly is. This has become my go-to top for anything outdoors this winter. It’s so soft and cozy and I love the longer length and the flattering side shirring (you can’t see under the coat) to hide my mommy tummy! It’s simply a great base layer and to make it even better it comes in several fun colors AND it’s on sale!
I’d say the hubby did pretty well, what do you think?
So just curious, do you ski? I didn’t learn to ski until I was in my mid-twenties and I’d say I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love to do it, but at the age of 45, I hate the thought of getting hurt. Every time I go out I say a little prayer that I don’t end up taking out a knee or something (hopefully I’m not jinxing myself talking about this!), but I guess you can’t live life that way, can you? Plus, with a husband and three kids who love to do it, I don’t really have a choice. On the upside, when I get tired, it’s always good to know I can sit and relax in a cozy ski lodge or better yet, go shopping in the mountain ski shops! You know me, always looking for a shopping opportunity!
Before I go, I just wanted to tell you I haven’t forgotten about the giveaway! Look for details in the next 24 hours!!!