1.31.2010

Snow Sledding, Indian Ponchos, and Gifs!

This past weekend Arkansas got more snow than we've seen in a couple years. It was actually more ice than snow and it totaled in at about an inch or two, but with our state being so ill prepared for winter weather, these type occurrences turn into major grocery store freak outs with plenty of waisted hours spent walking around. Lucky for us my sister found a vintage sled at Salvation Army back in November that we were able to take out in search of the steepest, snowy hills.



The sled was actually kind of pricey for a donation store ($20 I think), but it really is the coolest thing and it's dated sometime in the 70's (I can't remember). It reminds me of the one Kevin used in Home Alone when he took a flight down the stairs and out the front door!


We started off on this wimpy hill, and within five minutes we were looking for a bigger challenge.


In came this hill! I don't know why, but the hills at the Clinton Library are like black diamonds at the ski slopes. They're steep and tall, and they shoot right out into the river. Yikes! This one area where everyone was sledding was actually the only place where a gate was posted. No spills into the river for us.


Here I go....


It was like a roller coaster! So incredibly fun, and a little scarier on a tarp.


Finally an excuse to wear my vintage poncho/cape thing too. I've had it for some time, just never really had a reason to wear it. It did keep me quite warm! The whole day was a blast, but it doesn't take long for us southerners to realize we're not cut out for this. I honestly thought I was going to lose my toes at the end of the day, and I'm sure our conditions were nothing compared to what some of you endure all winter.

Indian Cape: Saver's $7
Jeans: Forever 21 $12.90
Boots: Goodwill $6
Scarf: Abercrombie $3 (old, old, old!)
Beret: Thrifted $1


25 comments:

The Daily Fashionista said...

Ha! I live in South Eastern Virginia and we had the same catastrophe here! So funny. I wrote a short little story about on my blog too. I'm actually about to go to a huge facebook snowball fight so plenty of pics will be taken of that.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi adore this post, Starr! Such fun, your poncho is soo sweet! Have a great week, my friend. Sharon xox

Ollie Otson said...

That looks so fun! I haven't sledded since I was a kid. Enjoy the snow!

M. said...

aw that sled is so cute, and I love your poncho!

lovelove, M.

megannielsen said...

Oh you look so put together for sledding!!! I am in love with that poncho

Bree said...

how fun! I wish we were able to sled here!

princesspolitico said...

adorable photos! that poncho could not have been worn on a more perfect day :)

xo.
princesspolitico

Sophie said...

I'm envious of your snow! It was my first year living in Southern California.. so no snow for me :( I agree that it was the perfect day for your poncho though!

Sher said...

Aww, I love your gifs! So cool to see you in action and so beautiful with your poncho/cape thingy! Lovely post:)

xx

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I love how cute you look while sledding! When I venture out to play in the snow, I'm usually wearing something like three pairs of pants and an oversized sweat shirt.

Jen said...

i haven't gone sledding in FOREVER (which makes me extremely sad) so your gif files are making me so jealous! looks like you had so much fun. i love how you still look fantastic in that poncho! :D

tess said...

this looks so fun! and your poncho is amazing!

Harlow Darling said...

Wow how fun! I remember doing this when I lived in Russia, it really is like a rollercoaster :D

Your poncho is lovely too, it looks so cosy!

CC said...

That looks like so much fun. I love snow. Its so er.. white and cold? Well, I love it anyway. ;)
The poncho is tres adorable! =)
Xx

Kelley Anne said...

Oh my goodness, I love your cape. You find the best items!

D. said...

You're so adorable. I looove the cape!

LyddieGal said...

You look like you had such a fun sledding day! I haven't been in ages, and not for lack of snow!

Twila said...

love love your poncho and love your moving sledding pic!!!

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Miss Tofu said...

Looks like SO much fun! The poncho is adorable too. ^^

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Jaeve + Things said...

That poncho rocks! I want one!

Lisa said...

That looks so fun! Nice blog!

{Tara} said...

Such a cute poncho! I have a similar one that my mother gave me, but in black and white. So cozy.

Marlena said...

loooove that cape, its so pretty. but how the hell did you survive in that lol just to take out the trash I bundle up in about 7 layers. cute tho!

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Hi adore this post, Starr! Such fun, your poncho is soo sweet! Have a great week, my friend. Sharon xox