So, what excuse do I have for going missing for three weeks.... again? I have been really busy at work but the real reason is snowboarding. I love the snow and the mountains. I, to an extent, disappear in the winter. My frequency on the dance floor subsides, my vintage hairstyles and makeup don't hold up to my sweating in the freezing weather, and I actually wear modern clothing and the ever dreaded pants.
|Any lady-like behavior is nonexistent|
The longer I am up at the resorts, the more fashion faux pas I see (and more likely am a participant). I started to wonder what gals wore when they went skiing back in the 1940's and 1950's. Let's just say that they were a far more stylish, albeit colder, group of women; fashion and femininity were prevalent on the slopes.
|Look at the skirt!|
|Love that sweater!|
|See, her hair is perfectly coiffed.|
|These ladies are so beautiful and probably freezing|
|I think she is better than me and she is riding terrible old wooden skis. This must be spring skiing with her shorts and t-shirt.|
|I love that these ladies moved their hats back so that you could see their perfectly shaped bangs.|
So for fashion friday, you guessed it, we are going to try to build a cute vintage ski outfit!
Every gal that wants to keep warm is going to need a nice set of ski pants ($45.00) and a matching jacket ($95.00).
|Vintage 1940's Vermont Made Navy Wool Ski Pants|
|1940s Ricky Jacket|
If you have ever spent time in cold weather, then you know keeping your head and feet warm are imperative. As long as they are warm, your body seems to feel warmer. So I picked an over the top hat because it was one of the only hats I found that I thought, "now that would be warm". ($42.00)
|1940's Plush Dyed Italian Lamb Hat|
And to stay fashionable when we get to the ski lodge, I chose a beautiful sweater ($56.00) and a celluloid charm for a necklace or bracelet ($7.89). Both, of course, keeping in line with the skiing theme.
|1950s Jersild Nordic Ski Sweater|
|1930's-1940's hand painted and made in occupied Japan|
Do any of you ladies out there participate in winter sports? Snowshoe, cross country skiing, etc.