Last week I had a full-on normcore vacation…skiing. Instead of my usual packing anxiety, I felt relief in knowing for 5-days straight I’d be wearing the same indescribable all-black Burton ensemble of helmet, goggles, parka and pants from 9 till 4.
Completely faceless, nameless and ignored while on the mountain.
I was so into not thinking about what I was going to wear, that I packed just two aprés outfits to relax in. An all-grey jean/sweater/fur/boot combo. And of course, the prerequisite all black jean/sweater/fur/boot combo. I’ve never packed lighter in my life and my husband kept asking, “Why is my bag so much heavier than yours?”
I barely left the house after being on the mountain, opting instead to stay inside, take late-afternoon naps still in my thermal underwear, too tired and worn out to even peel them off before nodding off. I devoured You Before Me and drank copious amounts of hot chocolate.
I enjoyed my normcore vacation, but I’ve never been normal even clad in normcore ski-wear. Paula’s post reminded me of that 1980′s denim jacket staple — remember the Why Be Normal button? The motto still applies…to me anyway. Available on ebay or on your trip down memory lane. Make sure to get off at the ’80s.