One of my favorite feelings is when we get off the mountain after a full day of snowboarding. Golden hour sets everything aglow, my adrenaline’s running, and I feel invigorated and my soul refreshed! Looking at these pictures, it’s not hard to go right back to that happy feeling. On this day, even a potentially broken wrist couldn’t dampen my spirit.
You read that right! This was one of those days that you ride for. The weather was perfect and I was having my best day ever. Nothing could take the wind out of my sails…until the last three minutes of the day. As I rode the final slope into Lionshead Village, a skier clipped my board and sent me backwards onto my wrist. By the time we reached the bottom, it was bruised, swollen, and desperately needing ice and a professional diagnosis. And if you’re wondering, it was my left wrist — and I’m left-handed. Nonetheless, I one-handedly powered through an outfit change and popped on the cutest mittens that were given to me several years ago, handmade by a local Wisconsonian, to cover the injury and keep my hands warm.
When I pack for a snow vacation I take things I can wear more than once since winter clothes are bulky. I wore this navy faux fur jacket and my yellow vans in this outfit on the day we flew to Colorado. I styled them again here with a fitted boatneck top tucked into the high waist of my newest favorite style of jeans, this wide-leg pair. These cropped and perfectly flared babies will take you right into spring like nobody’s business. I’ve been wearing them with cropped tees and tops that just graze the flattering waist. And even though the hem is short, I still wore my Hot Chillys leggings underneath, folded just above the hem, to keep me warm (which I talked about in my last post).
I shared pictures of my wrist on my Instagram stories, so follow me there if you don’t already! More to come on what I decided to do about the injury in my next post!