At my age, the approach of summer means more than just the end of snowboard season, it means something even more ominous… the beginning of wedding season. Suddenly you’re bombarded with invitations to weddings from friends you didn’t even realize were in a relationship. Which means lots of dressing up, making polite conversation with people you don’t care to know, and other fun activities.
The dressing up is the worst part for me. Some people don’t like being a bridesmaid, but I actually kind of prefer it. For one thing, I’ve never had to think about what to wear before. You just put on some hideous lavender satin thing the bride picked out to make sure that no one looked cuter than her and call it good. Another good option for mountain girls is a wedding in some kind of mountain location, where you’re expected to only be a slightly more groomed version of yourself. Sometimes you even get to show up in outdoor gear! However, this coming April I have to deal with the worst type of wedding for a mountain girl: I’m a guest in an East Coast church wedding, that, judging from the flowery and formal invitations, looks to be rather on the fancy side. This is quite stressful, it means I have to purchase airline tickets that take me to places with no snowboarding value, and pick out cute clothing that’s not outerwear. Gasp!
Ever had one of those days where you’re trying to ride park and everyone seems to piss you off? I have! Maybe it’s just the mountains where I ride, but for some reason people don’t seem to have any clue as to what proper park etiquette is. Therefore….the new 10 commandments:
1. Thou shalt not lie in the landings of jumps where no one can see thee
Seriously, I do not understand why people do this, unless they are REALLY hurt. And really, unless you’re knocked out or have a broken bone or something, you should be able to scoot out of the way. I don’t understand why people camp out in landings of jumps. Do they have no sense of self preservation? I mean, I know I personally like not dying, but maybe I’m in a minority here.
So the east coast is officially in the grips of Spring, which is a sad thing, since that means the snow is melting. In fact, the only positive I can say about Spring is that it means the sales have started! Nothing like being able to buy beanies at half price.
The winds have blown March in, meaning it’s time to get some hoodies for those gusty days on the hill or off the hill (in case you haven’t bought any of the other hoodies that is). Here at Shred Betties, we love Matix. We hope you love them too, and just a little reveal of what’s to come in March…you can look forward to some Matix items as prizes in a SUPER BIG contest we’ll be starting later this month. Get excited! No..really…get excited. This contest, of epic proportions, is about to blow.your.mind…and save your wallet. Anyway, enough about that. Today’s hoodie is the Matix Melbourne Hoody ($50). Stripes have been in for awhile, and I doubt they’re going anywhere. So strike out and stripe out by buying this hoodie, available in two colorways: Butter Cup and Vintage Blue. The Melbourne is a nice cotton fleece hoodie to have on the windy days of March and works well to wear up on the hill for spring riding.
Eek, where are the weeks going? Seems like I was just writing a Beanie Thursday, and here we are again!
In a departure from my handknitted looking beanie choices, this week we’ll be featuring a slick look from the ever lovely Nikita. If homespun isn’t what you’re going for when looking to top of your outerwear kit, check out the Nikita Nanna. It’s got big fat stripes and NIKITA emblazoned smack in the middle, so everyone will know that you’re a girl who rides. To add a bit more flair, this beanie is topped by a pom, which will let you get your Snoopy on. I love Nikita, so I’m all about supporting their style. Since all the stores seem to think winter was over three weeks ago (Clearly they don’t listen to the groundhog), better grab this one while you have the chance!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Beanie Thursday. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably not a huge fan of the day, but hey, at least we have beanies to make us happy, right? I even have a festive one for us today!
Check out the Mixer beanie from Bonfire. It has a bunch of super cute color combinations, and a style that says, “Yeah, I might be girly, but I’m not going to hit you over the head with it.” The cute heart pattern has a handknitted feel, and the dual lines at the bottom of the beanie give it a more refined edge. The leather Bonfire tag detail gives this beanie added flair. Check all of the awesome colors, and have a great day today!
Here are all the awesome colors this beanie comes in:
Welcome back to Beanie Thurs….Oh what? It’s not Thursday yet? Well too bad, because I just found this and need to share it with you, all of my beanie loving friends.
I was looking for new art today and came across one of the best prints ever! Check it out.
Snow in NY City by Shout:
You know, say what you will about Burton, but you have to give their marketing department credit. They know that girls like to be totally coordinated with their gear and clothes, and damned if they don’t deliver. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the whole boots match bindings match board thing and thought…Wow…That was smart! And now, as I was looking for a new Beanie Thursday, I again had to reflect that Burton really does have it down.
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