It was fine to talk about light silky knickers during the temporary spring-like thaw we had here, but now we've got to cover up again 'round these parts, as we're back in SNOW, baby! Feeling a little bit of cabin fever, I decided to try out something I have been wanting to show you: it's a later 1930s snow suit with matching (but separate) furry pixie hood! I had gotten it for myself as a Christmas present (I sort of half-heartedly put in a bid on it on Ebay and won!), but because it's just that little bit too short in the arms and legs, and just a smidge tight in the waist, I wasn't sure if I was going to keep it or not (still deciding). Anywhoo, whether it stays with me or not, there's no denying it's a fun little ensemble! I did some research and discovered that in 1938 Schiaparelli designed a ski suit with poodle hood and red trousers (see below), and in 1936-37, Montgomery Ward sold a pixie hooded ski suit style, so in its day (1936-38) my snow suit was the height of fashion. Of course, husb. told me he thinks I look like I'm wearing a Christmas elf costume, which is why I have a special snowball waiting for him. Don't ever tease a snow baby. You're guaranteed to get a surprise snow "facial" or "face wash" as we used to call it. Final note: I love how the Montgomery Ward catalog tells potential buyers that their suits were "ski fashions that don't need skis" and claims it's perfect for "all your winter activities from snow fights to marketing." Well, I've tried the snow fights...do you DARE me to wear this ensemble into town on my day grocery trip? hehe!