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Dumb and Even More…

Dumb!  I personally have never been skiing, but I’m not sure why people would leave the frozen tundra that is the Midwest in the winter to hit the ski slopes for a spring break.  This seems silly to me but again, I’ve never been and therefore probably shouldn’t knock what must be an amazing experience. I picture in my mind the movie, Dumb and Dumber with Jim Carrey when I think of skiing.  (Yes, I do live my life through films.) I know it is a real zero of a show but yet I can’t stop laughing at the really terrible parts that you also make you want to cover your face.  Most days my life seem to be on this level of humor (as in the time a child of mine decided it was okay to go number one in the middle of the county fair). But you know, I have to laugh at the apparel he wears to fit in with Vale.  I seriously doubt that the people of Vale wear this kind of garb.  As I have never been there, I can’t say for sure.  But Victoria Rowell’s sweater isn’t so bad for being an almost 18 year old movie!  That was long before the big resurgence of fair isle!

(Image courtesy of screencave.com) So as I have never been skiing, I won’t even try to tell you what you should and should not wear.  But I will give you a fabulous packing plan for a winter escape.  And why you’d want to escape winter with snow is beyond me, but there must be some fun in it. I’d start with something that has a little color-

GB8 at Yoox.com in Red in corduroy-velveteen $35 Note-I love the versatility of the cut of these pants.  They are skinny, yet they have enough of a bootcut to wear with more substantial shoes as well as flats but could also be tucked into tall boots if need be. I’d pair these pants with this soft grey striped shirt-

Bailey 44 Trench/Cream Striped Crew Neck L/S Top at Stylebop $90 Cozy up in this fair isle coat.  You have seen this one before (see Baby It’s Cold Outside) but it is a favorite of mine!  (And also is on sale now too!) 

Buffalo Jeans Coat, Kylie Long Sleeved Fair Isle Faux Fur Anorak Coat on sale $82 at Macy’s Last, but definitely not least, don’t forget a gorg pair of boots-

Furball by Restricted at Piperlime on sale $85 I’d also pack along your hat and gloves, sunglasses for the snow glare, an extra sweater and a brightly colored track suit. I hope you have a good time on your winter, um, break and only get stopped for your clothing along the way…just like Harry and Lloyd. State Trooper: Pullover! Harry: No, it’s a cardigan but thanks for noticing. Lloyd: Yeah, killer boots man! (imdb.com)

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