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Skiing Here I come!

  • 24 Feb 2016

This weekend I am off on a girlie long weekend away skiing and I have been counting down the sleeps. A whole weekend of childfree (much as I love them but distance makes the heart grow fonder… right?) girlie chat, the Alps, snow, vin chaud and throw some skiing in there too? – Total Bliss.

Obviously a weekend away with the girls requires a little Vogue inspiration – I did have quite a giggle to myself when I read its answer to Ski chic ….
“Don’t ski, apparently the après-ski action, shopping, dining and general moments of selfie-taking in Chanel sunglasses with mountain-top backdrops are more popular these days.” Now, I’m not a hard-core skier but I do like to do some skiing, preferably in the morning, nice and early so the pistes are bashed and still smooth followed by a long lazy lunch and one or two runs in the afternoon before hitting the bars – that’s my type of skiing.

So I’ve been perusing the internet for my dream ski wardrobe and here are a few items that have had me swooning. Schoffel Women’s Belvedere II jacket (£389.99 Ellis Brigham). It looks super glam and feminine with the monochrome gingham print down the sides and the adjustable belt. The hood is removable with a faux-fur trim and an inner snow skirt, it’s ideal to go from the slopes to après in style! I would then pair the slim fitting jacket with the Perfect Moment Aurora Flare Pant (£245, they are incredibly flattering with its standout styling and fashionably flared bottom.

As someone who is always cold and layered up to the max even at sea level I would love to have the super cosy Sweaty Betty’s Transition ski merino leggings and top ( to team underneath. For those extra layers between the cute thermals and the jacket I will be donning my Needle Amie cashmere jumper for a sporty vibe, slim fitting so it works really well under a jacket.

To finish off; hands and feet would ideally be snug in the Smartwool PHD medium ski socks and the Montana Etip Gloves from North Face (£69.99 (I love the fact you don’t have to take your gloves off to access your smart phone!)

For apres-ski I’ll be slinging on the odd Needle favourites, the Dulcie jumper, which has a cute pop of coral on the hem and cuff but is cashmere so will keep me nice and toasty or the Celine jumper, which is a merino stripey top – a classic. Lastly, for accessories I’d be working snow boots, ideally a pair of Sorel Joan of Artic waterproof suede and leather boots (£150, with a pair of black skinny jeans (MIH Bodycon Jean in Power Black from and a pair of statement shades like Ray-ban Aviators for relaxing in the sun at lunchtime.

With all that I would be set for a Vogue weekend on the slopes but instead I will be squashing as much as humanly possible into a tiny hand luggage case ….literally a nightmare for me, I am so not a hand lugguage type of girl! So if you are passing Leeds Bradford airport on Friday morning and see someone trying to keep her case closed whilst wearing her helmet, that will probably be me!


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