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A few weeks ago, I was extremely excited to take my first Curling lesson. The excitement almost overshadowed my wardrobe preparation.

Picking out pieces to wear, to watch a boyfriend play hockey at an indoor ice rink….easy. Throw on several heavy layers, your Ugg boots and you’re out the door.

However for this lesson, I had to keep several things in mind. The first 30min was going to be a short video tutorial in the heated lounge area, followed by a Q&A on the history, strategies and terminology of the sport. Then we move on to the ice which is kept between 36 – 40 degrees. Wearing comfortable layers that can be easily shed are ideal.

Great! Now I have to be able to stand on ice & peel off clothing? This is pure mashugana! Though I’m obsessed with Figure Skating, I’ve never been on a pair of ice skates. And from what I understand, it’s easier to stand on ice in skates than it is in sneakers. Well lucky me.

After a few days, I was settled on my attire. Layer #1 – long sleeve t-shirt with personal customization, thanks to http://www.customizedgirl.com (favorite customization site). Layer #2 – Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm pullover http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=21719496&cp=4406646.4413887.4414035.4414027.4413879.13355138. Pant – Nike Pro Hyperwarm legging http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/pro-hyperwarm-compression-3-tights/pid-723982/pgid-774264. Layer #3 – Vineyard Vines Vest http://www.vineyardvines.com/mens-fleece/fleece-harbor-vest/1O0001,default,pd.html?dwvar_1O0001_color=407&start=1&cgid=Mens-Fleece-Outerwear .

Ok, so now we get to the point of this posting. I’m a big fan of the fleece vest but if I have to see myself in the same pink VV vest again, I’ll toss my chips. (not a cookie kind of girl). I’ve worn the same vest for 3yrs and I’m over it. I need another color but which one? My only other options in ladies is, sky blue or navy… no thanks. Mint green? Sure. But it’s mens, aaaaannnd?

I purchased the vest in an x-small and out came the sewing machine.
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