snow gear

Snow vacation in Lake Tahoe





Wearing: Coat: Ellen Tracy  (also in brown and petite!) / Lipstick: Tom Ford in nubile / Scarf: Armani (sold out, also love this one) / Gloves: REI (old, also love this pair) / Jeans: Gap / Boots: Sorel (sold out, similar style here)

One of the fabulous things about living in the San Francisco Bay Area is the close proximity to Lake Tahoe. I love going to Lake Tahoe in the summer to enjoy the lake, nature and for outdoor activities. I also enjoy going to Lake Tahoe in the winter in order to play in the snow, sled and snowboard.

We recently returned from a quick family trip to the snow in Lake Tahoe, south shore. The snow pack was not very good, so we only hit the slopes for one day. Although there were hardly any lifts open, my kids had a blast and loved riding on the gondola up the mountain. For the remainder of our trip we let the kids play in the snow and we went sledding. The snow was perfect for sledding and the kids had so much fun sledding down the hill for HOURS! I drank a lot of hot cocoa during the sledding escapade 🙂

I was extremely thankful that the kids didn’t mind the skiing conditions and had a blast sledding and playing in the snow. Since I didn’t get to snowboard very much, I was thankful for my very warm and cozy coat; as well as hot cocoa!

Have you gone up to the mountains yet this ski season? If so, did you find good snow for skiing? If so, where did you go?!?!

Puffers jackets and vests for winter 2015

puffer coats jackets vests winter 2015

Pictured, puffers for winter 2015: Navy Puffer Coat / Black Puffer Jacket / Raspberry Puffer Vest

Now that winter is well on its’ way, it is time to think about serious outerwear for the cold weather season. One of the coziest, and trendiest, types of outerwear for the winter 2015 season is the puffer.

Puffers come in many different forms. Puffers come in three distinct styles; coats, jackets and vests. There are also different types of puffers including down, part down, synthetic down, natural stuffing and synthetic stuffing. In addition to styles and stuffing, puffer coats, jackets and vests come in different levels of warmth and many different colors! Whew! That is a lot to think about when shopping for a warm puffer this winter season!

Some of my favorite trends in puffer coats, jackets, and vests this winter season include asymmetrical zippers, winged collars, and mixed quilting. These three trends for winter 2015 in puffer coats help to make this traditional, puffy outerwear both fashionable and attractive. Love that!

I found a few amazing puffer coats, jackets and vests around the web and put them together in order to create the shopping widget below. Many of these styles are selling out fast; so now is the perfect time to buy a puffer coat, jacket or vest. I am trying to decide which one to buy myself! which style of puffer is your favorite for winter 2015?