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This pink puffer jacket — The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket in 'faded rose,' to be exact — was 1 of my dreary February impulse purchases. While the nostalgia of the oversized baffles & retro detailing did call to me (I'm a '90s kid) I didn't expect to love this jacket nearly as much as I do.
This pink puffer jacket — The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket in 'faded rose,' to be specific — was one of my dreary February impulse purchases. I'm usually pretty good at curbing most impulse buys (thanks to this job, I'm getting better at knowing which pieces will really stick, so to speak) but February is The Month of...
Sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Collective Winter lasts so long here in Northern Michigan that I’m constantly trying to get creative in how to dress for it, and if we get a relatively normal amount of snow, I’m also trying to figure out how to get active in the fresh air. While it is tempting to have my sights set...
Dishing up details on all the Backcountry performance pieces I’m wearing & loving: the silkiest turtleneck, compression leggings that truly flatter & a windproof fleece that doesn't overheat.
Sponsored by Backcountry & ShopStyle Collective. Ah, winter on the Northern California Coast. It’s actually one of the most beautiful times of the year here – generally clearer and sunnier than the summer, even – and the hillside sunrises and smoldering ocean sunsets are something else entirely. This year, with Lana being in school, I’ve been trying to take advantage of...
It's Backcountry's HUGE CyberSale! We're shopping a TON of adventure gear perfect for chillier months + the best outerwear. Our top picks for the adventurer & non-adventurer alike, inside.
Happy Tuesday! Kicking off an exciting sale from our favorite outdoor retailer... Whether you are looking for some hiking and camping gear (if you're already a fan of the Rumpl blanket, you're gonna love their Stash mat too), or just something to wear on your outdoor adventures (like this seriously chic fleece jacket — dying over the leather trim) a...
While hunting for cozy gifts, I was inspired by my fave items at Backcountry to round-up this gift guide. Think: cozy thermal boots, the cutest fleece bag & the thermos everyone on your list will appreciate.
Sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Getting outside is a way of life for my little family. If we don’t get regular time on the trails, we all start to get a little...fussy.  Being outdoors is such a deep part of both my husband's and my own DNA, that pretty much all of our holiday gifts to each other consist of gear...
The outfit that always works for fall outings — especially if we're outside for a while — is leggings, an oversized cardigan, a plaid shirt dress & warm waterproof boots.
Thank you to Backcountry & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. I always know when the kids need a little fresh air—they’ll start going stir-crazy and then try to rile each other up. (And they’re really, really good at getting on each other's nerves.) So I’ll tell them to grab their shoes and we’ll all head outside.  Ozzie’s at that age...
Memorial Day weekend is here & Backcountry is kicking off the long weekend sales + unofficial start of summer with discounts on outdoor gear & summer styles.
Any other outdoor folks live for that first sip of coffee on your first morning camping? Ahh. SO. Good. Those outdoor coffee moments make the whole trip worth it for me. And the views, of course, the views...whether it be mountains, a river, the woods...I'll take it all, thank you. We haven't yet ventured back into the world of hike-in...
Whether you're looking for cute jackets or hiking + camping gear (packs, tents, sleeping bags), or something else for your outdoor adventures, our fav stuff is all on sale.
Kicking off the unofficial start to Hiking Season (yes, I just made that up) with a darn good sale from our favorite outdoor retailer, Backcountry! Right now, they're offering up to 60% off a ton of pieces -- like Shana's beloved hiking rain pants or her end-of-summer staples, otherwise known as this matching pink windbreaker and shorts. But...
Although beach season may be coming to a close, now's the perfect time to take advantage of allll the glorious Labor Day deals & snap up swim + activewear on sale.
Backcountry has quickly become one of our most-loved brands. Not only do they carry the best outdoor gear (I only know this because of everyone's awesome reviews here on the blog...for the record, I'm pretty indoorsy) but they also carry plenty of brands that adventure seekers (Shana) and non-adventure seekers (me) can both appreciate. Exhibit A: these cute shoes....
I've worn this windbreaker hiking, AND I've worn it out to grab dinner. The matching shorts aren't required, ovbi, but they're really flattering + significantly more comfy than my usual denim cut-offs.
Thank you to Backcountry & ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post. My favorite thing about summer? The way it stays light, long into the evening. We've been spending some time in Vermont lately and trying to soak it all in -- the golden, slanting light, the clouds clustered around the mountains, the impossibly fresh air. We'll spend many of...