This post is for all my girls who have asked me what to pack for a ski vacation. If you follow along on Instagram, then you may have seen that I’ve been on a ski trip with my husband. I had my “what I packed post” ready to go for you guys for Monday, but then Cathy happened… Yes, my new super stylish friend introduced me to a few new things, and I just had to share them with you guys ASAP.
Sweater- Anthropologie, Jeans- 7 for all Mankind, Shoes- Uggs, Watch- Kate Spade, Bracelet- Giles and Brother for similar, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Ring- J.Crew for similar
You see, I had pretty much resolved to only wear Uggs on cold weather vacations. Yeah, they’re not super duper cute, BUT they are super warm and super practical!
Sweater- Gap, Chambray Shirt- J.Crew for similar, Jeans- 7 for all Mankind, Shoes- Uggs, Earrings- Lulu Frost
Then, one night on the trip, I came out in this outfit for dinner with my big, clunky Uggs, and then here Cathy comes in her cute Fly London boots! I was like,” Wait, I want her boots!!!” It was the first time I had seen a cute pair of winter boots that were stylish and practical. So practical, in fact, that as we were walking together to dinner down a snowy hill (me in my Uggs and her in her Fly boots), I was slipping and sliding all over the snow, and she was as sturdy as a tree.
Sweater- Madewell, Shirt- Nordstrom for similar, Jeans- Paige Denim for similar, Shoes- Uggs, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Cuff- Giles and Brother for similar
How much cuter would this outfit have been with these Fly boots (no pun intended -ha!)?!?! If you’re kinda skeptical, trust me, they are darling on, and they beat all other fashionable winter boots on the market. I have looked… and looked… Cathy had the ones that tie in the back, but I also like the ones that zip on the side. Now, if you’re not in a ski town, but you still need a bit of traction I LOVE!!!! these and these.
Fur Vest- Nordstrom, Sweater- Michael Kors and Splendid for similar, Shirt- J.Crew for similar, Jeans- 7 for all Mankind, Boots- Roma, Bracelet- Giles and Brother for similar, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Ring- J.Crew for similar
Now, I have to say, one night we walked up the mountain to have dinner, and these Roma boots were perfect for this kind of serious walking. They functioned just like a Sorel boot would, but Roma is a one-for-one boot company, and you can’t beat that! I never lost traction in the snow and they are waterproof with a waterproof, insulated liner.
Ski Jacket- Erin Snow, Ski Pants- Bogner Fire and Ice, Shoes- Uggs
So in the end, you should definitly pack some Fly boots, so you can look as chic as Cathy on your next ski vacation. Oh, and wear MAC’s Modesty lip color that Cathy also turned me on to (I’ll post a picture of it on Instagram tomorrow). And, I guess what I learned is, you can pretty much take all of your normal, layered, winter outfits and just change out your shoes to some legit winter shoes. Oh and, of course, layer a warm jacket on top. I wore last years version of this staple from my closet, but I love this longer one.
FYI, Rue La La always has Fly London boots on their boot flash sales. They don’t offer every cute style, but they usually have a couple of cute ones for much cheaper. Cute ski outfits as always Carly!
Carly Lee says
I love following you! This is totally random, but we are building a house. I love the colors on your wall and trim color. Do you remember the colors used? You are darling!
Carly Lee says
Hi Valerie, We didn’t paint when we moved in, but I think they used Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White.
Jennifer Brandt says
I will never be an Uggs girl, but I am falling all over myself about those Flu boots!! I had never heard of them. Thanks for sharing!! You look fabulous as always! Hope it was a fun get away for all of you.
Carly Lee says
YAY! I’m so glad you like them as much as I do! It was a great trip!
Love the Fly boots. I was at Houston Dillard’s today getting my Modesty lip stick 🙂 and ran upstairs to see if I could find something similar to take on a ski trip. I found these Calvin Klein Judith wedge booties. They aren’t as rugged and edgy as the Fly boots, BUT I got them for $36 – down from $156!!! So, thought I’d share. They were like these http://www.shopstyle.com/p/calvin-klein-women-s-judith-wedge-bootie/462156524 They have a good, thick rubber sole that looks like it should work well in the snow – We’ll see!
PS – Loving the lipstick, gloss & liner that I got at the MAC counter
HI- I remember this post from last year, so went back and searched as I would like an after ski boot for spring ski trip. Are these waterproof? I read in a comment from a nordstrom reviewer that they can’t get wet.
Carly Lee says
Hi, Thanks for your comment. I wore my FLY boots after skiing. I walked through the packed snow and didn’t have an issue. I might have had an issue if I was walking in fluffy snow. Ha! I hope this makes sense.