I scream, you scream, we all scream for ruffle sleeves (and ice cream). A bloody mary after first tracks wouldn't hurt either.

It's no surprise that while I love snowboarding, I often joke that I'm trying to get down the hill as quickly as possible to the nearest après. I rate my locale by its dirty chai, bloody mary, and taco selection. Hint: So far, Breckenridge has stolen my heart in all of those categories despite Tahoe having some of my favorite trails. See my top Breck tips here.

While I'm sitting down to enjoy my favorite part of traveling—food, I also like to get a little girly, feel a little fancy, while I enjoy my tacos.

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Outfit Details:
John + Jenn Ruffle Sweater (Bonus: under $25 | similar here under $70), AE Jeans, Roxy Slip-on Sneakers

I know I've written about it before, but when I was a little girl, my pop-pop used to ask me to "twirl, twirl," and in my most eloquent, fancy motion, I'd try to twirl my heart out to everyones amusement. Fast forward many years later, and I still twirl test my outfits. This sweater made me do it!

To avoid the look and feel of being too youthful or too fussy, I stray away from tiered sleeves, opting for a classic color or texture to add just enough pop.

Pair it with jeans for a more casual après or faux leather leggings (these are my favorites) for something on the fancier side. A ruffled sweater is the kind of two-in-one that lets you pack light. Less is more in terms of ruffles AND luggage.

Long live sassy attitudes, ruffle sleeves, and the twirl that brings it all together. See you at après, or maybe on the mountain, but definitely at après!

Gabrielle Nickas