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Though I wouldn’t say that I’m quite in the territory of having a Snuggie as my winter uniform, I’m definitely more likely to be found crafting in front of a terrible (read: awesome) movie than out doing winter activities. But then I see images like this and it makes me want to rethink my approach to the whole season. Days of olde, why you make everything look so good?







Maybe it’s not to late to add a sled to my holiday list….


Kat Roberts lives in Brooklyn, NY where she works as an artist, handbag and footwear instructor, and accessories designer. In addition to almost constant crafting and contributing to BurdaStyle’s blog, she chronicles her obsession with creative recycling at her own blog, We Can Redo It.


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    Dec 25, 2011, 09.15 AMby loulourosa

    I’m not fond off wintersports, but these pictures are soooo lovely. As a little girl I wanted to learn iceskating too wear one of these short lovely dresses and white iceskates :-)

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      Dec 28, 2011, 04.26 PMby Whitehaus

      I had similar aspirations as a child… also, based totally on the pretty outfits. Sigh.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 05.41 PMby threadsquare

    I love winter sports, and I LOVE this collage. Very stylish snow bunnies, indeed :) Under Armour pales in comparison.

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      Dec 29, 2011, 04.56 PMby Whitehaus

      Thanks so much!

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    Dec 23, 2011, 03.46 PMby jenss-1

    Nice, minus the girdles! I have a pair of the 50s wool stretch ski pants (inherited from my mom). Can’t say that they were really all that comfortable. I guess it was all relative back then.

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      Dec 29, 2011, 04.59 PMby Whitehaus

      Girdles are uncomfortable as it is, but to mix in athletics?? That’s a pretty serious commitment to fashion:)

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    Dec 23, 2011, 10.16 AMby adriprints

    I love that long tartan skirt, although I know I’d be all mixed up in it if I tried to cycle in it.

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      Dec 28, 2011, 04.09 PMby Whitehaus

      Seriously beautiful. I’m with you on the functionality. I’m a little doubtful of my ability just to walk in it.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 02.20 AMby turtlegirl00

    these pics are a riot—yes they all look quite dapper, but they do not look as though would’ve been warm! The floral ski suit cracks me up. I think i had something similar when i was about 7.

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      Dec 28, 2011, 04.15 PMby Whitehaus

      Haha! Yeah, I’d imagine that the majority of these fine looking people are FREEZING!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.49 PMby jessicarae

    Fantastic images, especially the photo of Audrey and the curling (!) photo. Activewear used to be so pretty!

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      Dec 28, 2011, 04.12 PMby Whitehaus

      Thanks, Jessica! Glad you like the ladies curling, too. That’s is definitely one of my favorites.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.04 PMby bluebetty

    I love all the ice skating shots. Makes me want to throw on a sweater and hit the river rink.

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      Dec 29, 2011, 05.59 PMby Whitehaus

      Me, too:)

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.03 PMby caramia-made

    I live near Whistler Ski Resort in British Columbia and I have to say, that floral ski suit would NOT be out of place on Whistler’s slopes these days! It’s all about the brights! :-)

    Great post, I also love the photo of Audrey Hepburn sledding. Happy holidays everyone!

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      Dec 28, 2011, 04.06 PMby Whitehaus

      That makes me so happy to hear. I am TOTALLY obsessed with that suit!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 04.34 PMby nouvellegamine

    i’ll never get over how pretty peggy fleming was. and i love the picture of audrey on the sled :D

    i love looking at snow, but having to be in it for too long or drive in it is the pits.

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      Dec 28, 2011, 04.05 PMby Whitehaus

      Man, Audrey. There is seriously nothing that she doesn’t look amazing doing! What a woman.

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