December 28, 2017

winter weekend getaway

Now that the holidays have passed, Matt and I have begun to plan our local winter travels, which typically involve a ski trip or two! Planning these types of trips gives me something to look forward to now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays have ended. It is also a way to really enjoy and embrace the cooler temps. We typically place a big order from Nordstrom of ski and snow gear at the beginning of each season. Matt finds it easiest to shop their men’s section where he can grab everything he needs in one place. As I was finalizing our order the other week, I thought I would share Matt and my top picks for winter weather accessories incase any of you need some ideas or are interested in what we typically grab to get through the winter season.

Also, a little side note, if you are looking for easy shopping and worried about the timing shopping online, Nordstrom offers curbside pick-up which makes everything quick and easy. It is very simple, you order online and pick up your purchase at your closest Nordstrom! While we don’t have a Nordstrom in the city, I am curious to give this a try next time I am home in the ‘burbs and running short on time.

his and her winter fashion

Squaw Mountain Pow

lake placid winter activities


Snow Pants – Sounds obvious, but investing in a great pair of snow pants is key whether you are a skier/snowboarder or just enjoy spending time out in the snow. There are so many styles out there, but a classic black pair will never get old.

A Warm Beanie – Here are two options that are both great, this one is more affordable ($24) and comes in 6 colors and this one is more splurge worthy (and one of Matt and my favorite brands) and available in 3 great color options.

Waterproof/Snow Boots – These three styles (one, two + three) are Matt’s favorite, but he does prefer the higher boot as it protects from the snow much better. There are so many cold weather hunting boot options to choose from so shop around until you find the perfect pair!!

Snow Goggles – One piece that honestly is worth investing in are snow goggles. There is such a wide variety on Nordstrom and these are Matt’s favorite. I picked up this pair for Matt last Christmas and he couldn’t believe what a difference they made all throughout last seasons skiing. They never fogged up and were comfortable for the entire day.

Waterproof Parka – Having a warm jacket that is also waterproof is key for the winter months, especially if you are hitting the slopes. Matt is partial to an olive color jacket and these three are his current favorites: save // invest // splurge

mirror lake

sorel joan boots


his and her snow gear


(sticking with the same categories, but my choices for us gals)

Snow Pants – Just like Matt, I prefer black when it comes to ski pants. I recently saw these from Topshop that are adorable, or my personal favorite are from The North Face, but they are currently out of black and only have grey.

A Warm Beanie – To be honest, I typically have two beanies I rotate between for the snow and cold weather. A pom beanie and then a regular beanie that will fit under my helmet when I ski (yes, I wear a hat under my helmet, I am always freezing so this helps a ton).

Waterproof/Snow Boots – While Sorel boots will always be my #1 pick for a winter shoe, I also love a classic pair of Hunter boots and you can add in the coziest down liner (personal fave) or fleece liner for extra warmth.

Snow Goggles – I agree with Matt that SMITH makes the best snow goggles. We both have a pair and they have been working perfect in all snow conditions! I think this white pair is adorable.

Waterproof Parka – When skiing I prefer a jacket that is shorter in length, but still super warm. I typically stick with a black parka that matches my ski pants because then I can have fun playing around with the accessories (neck warmer, leggings/long johns, gloves, etc). For walking around and extra extra warmth, you all know I love this Moose Knuckles coat!

A big thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post!

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