Ski Bunny ūüźį

Welcome to the town of Breckenridge!  The town was still decorated with lights and Christmas decorations which was perfect for our trip!  As part of our Christmas presents, my parents bought my brother and I a ski trip!  We found amazing fares on Frontier airlines for $32 one way Рthe catch was, we left Cincinnati at 5:20am on Weds and left Denver at 7:20pm on Saturday.  We all chuckled at how we left for the airport at 2:30am and then returned home from the airport also at 2:30am Рcrazy how that worked out, right?!

With my dad being from Colorado, I’ve only been skiing in CO.¬† This was my 4th time and¬†I was¬†still pretty nervous.¬† The blue runs are probably equal to the black diamonds in Ohio!¬†Even though it was cold in CO, it wasn’t very windy so, with all of my layers, I was able to stay warm while skiing all day.¬†

I fell a lot!¬† It wasn’t graceful and it wasn’t pretty, but it was fun!¬† I mean, my legs were twisted and pointing in ways they shouldn’t!¬† So thankful I didn’t report back to work on Monday in a body cast…

If you’re planning a trip to Breckenridge ever, the top 5 things to do (other than ski, duh):
1. SHOP – be a tourist and buy the Breck March (especially at the Glass Art Company)
2. Wait in line for Cr√™pes a La Cart – I know it’s cold, but they have a fire pit so if you’re in a group, you can trade off who waits in line and who stays warm by the fire
3. Ride the Gondola – It’s not heated, but it keeps out the cold air and seats 8 people.¬† Plus, it’s FREE
4.¬† Make dinner reservations (We wanted to try Canteen but it’s so small inside and we didn’t have a reservation so we left to find another place.¬† But every place was just as busy.¬† After an hour of walking outside and being tired and hungry, I think we all got a little cranky ūüôĀ
5.¬† Rent a condo with a hot tub – that’s the perfect way to end a day of skiing, I promise!!

This isn’t a what would Kiki wear post, but I wanted to share my pictures from the trip!¬† I was bundled up under layers of sweaters, scarf, and pomp beanies!¬† But what better way to start the new year and motivate my to¬†continue blogging¬†than having one of my pictures reposted on Instagram?¬† The first photo above was reposted by Colorado Activities on their website and their Instagram (Colorado Activities).¬†

Seattle, Seafood, and Crop Tops

 
 
After returning from the East Coast, I waited exactly one week before heading to the west coast: Seattle, Washington.  Seattle is a city that has been at the top of my bucket list for years now.  Everything from the space needle to Pike Place and the gum wall to whale watching and hiking at Discovery Park.  All of these activities sounded great to me!

It was quite the impromptu trip, but I’m not one to pass up on an opportunity to travel!  I originally wasn’t even staying for 48 hours, but I got my flight changed and took a red eye back to Columbus giving me 12 extra hours to enjoy the city!

It sure was hard getting used to the time change.¬† My friend and I landed at 5pm Pacific Time¬†and¬† I made it until 11pm ‚Äď in my defense, it was 2am Eastern time and a Monday.

I packed 4 outfits total: A nice dress for nice dinner, an outfit to wear during my only full¬†day, an outfit to wear out my 2nd night, and a travel outfit.¬† On my first full day in Seattle, we knocked out all tourist activities: Pike Place, Post Alley, coffee from the first Starbucks (had to shove some bows, but let’s face it, ¬†the coffee¬†just tastes better at the original starbucks!), drinks at Pike Brewing Company, dinner at the Crab Pot restaurant (check out their seafests), and Pier 57.

With this outfit, I experimented with a crop top and high waisted shorts!¬† I have always thought, as long as your belly button is covered, you’re wearing a crop top properly. If you’re belly button is peeking out, it then becomes a belly shirt.¬† I didn’t exactly follow my own rules because my belly button showed more than I wanted.¬† But these shorts have the cutest print and an elastic waistband which meant I could eat as much fresh salmon, kale, and beer¬†as I wanted from Place Pigalle. Trust me, it is a good combo!¬† I left it plain on top because I wanted the focus to be on my shorts (and not my midriff).¬† I’ve been on a fedora kick ever since my beach vaca – hats keep the sun out of my face without giving me sunglass tan lines.¬† The weather was perfect – nothing but blue skies and I felt comfortable exploring Pike Place all day!

Shorts – Shop Hope’s
Shirt – Forever 21
Fedora – DSW
Purse Francesca’s
Sandals – Target
Nail polish – OPI; Cajun Shrimp