Adventuring

I packed cute layers to wear by the fire & wore them the whole time: my fav leggings, crazy warm + water-resistant campfire booties, a comfy hoodie + a cozy hat.
Thank you to Backcountry & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. The weather has been unseasonably warm here this year and thank GOD because we're all going a little stir-crazy. We had a TON of snow last year at this time, but this year we can actually sit around a campfire (that's not buried under all the snow) without freezing. Which...
I am, however, an avid glamping girl. For the glamorous camping life, there are a few cute outfit essentials for my packing list.
Let's be real y'all, I do not camp. While I love being outdoors, hiking, and spending time in nature, I am not about that no-running-water, sleeping-in-a-tent life. I am, however, an avid glamping girl. I love full-amenity vacations with a touch of glam, which is why I find the idea of glamping much more attractive. If you are a...
As soon as I slipped my foot into the lighter-weight, SUPER-comfortable, SUPER-cute Danner Mountain 600 Hiking Boots, I knew they were the ones.
Thank you to Backcountry & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. The time has come…the Comfort Shoe Queen of TME has decided to take on the search for great hiking boots. If you’re in a rush, the quick summary is: After trying several different boots (and years of boot-envy with Shana’s traditional Danners), I ended up falling in love with Danner’s lighter-weight,...
Halfdays offers women's ski jackets & snow pants in vibrant colors; no more 'shrink it and pink it'. Even more, they're woman-owned & committed to sustainability.
I recently came across Halfdays ("outdoor apparel for the modern woman") and was immediately impressed with their aesthetic. Skiing (like many other sports) tends to cater to men, and the gear made specifically for women often feels like an afterthought. I once rented some mens' performance skis in Utah...simply because (according to the guide), the men's skis were...
Staying warm + cute is totally possible. Follow the same rule as applying skincare -- add layers thinnest to thickest. Second-skin leggings, a long sleeve shirt w/ thumb holes, cuffed sweats & a good warm jacket. Ta-da!
As I sit down to type on this sunny afternoon, the temperature outside is 5 degrees but -- wait for it -- feels like negative 13. Ahhh, winter up north. I'm not what you would call a ski bunny -- I have childhood memories of nearly tumbling down the steep side of the ski hill during a school field...
But winter? Presque Isle in the winter is...magic. "The island" is how locals refer to Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula that juts out into Lake Superior.
"The island" is how locals refer to Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula north of town that juts out into Lake Superior. In the summer, you can find us jumping off of Black Rocks, or walking along the breakwall to the lighthouse. Presque Isle is such a shockingly beautiful place that even landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (one of...
This capsule wardrobe is just what we're dreaming about to wear on a beach vacay. A bit sexy, a bit sophisticated, a bit sustainable & inclusive sizing.
I don't know about you, but I miss vacation so much! I miss the sun. I miss the beach. I miss the feeling of just being able to relax and escape. And right now I want nothing more than a week-long vacay somewhere (on a beach, preferably) while sipping many margaritas. I am a sun babe by nature and...
The Sweaty Betty Astro ski pants are windproof, waterproof & comfortable. They're also cute. These bibs really are the Holy Grail of Snow Pants.
I was in the process of pulling together a list of my 10 most-worn pieces of all time when I realized that my beloved Sweaty Betty snow pants had to make the cut. By any measure (cost-per-wear, practicality, joy) they're gonna be on that list. Sweaty Betty Astro Softshell Bibs: The Holy Grail Of Waterproof Snow Pants I've had...
I'm not really daunted by winter. While some people hibernate, I just...layer. UGG boots, fleece leggings, MOTHER jeans & cashmere...+ a few more cold-weather accessories.
I am definitely, absofreakinglutely an outdoor girl. I need fresh air on my face, I need to breathe it in, I need to walk and move and rearrange my thoughts in a way I've only ever been able to do when outside. I also grew up in Marquette, MI, where below zero temps were the norm Dec - March,...
We're scooping up essentials at Backcountry for fall & winter — think pullovers & jackets from Prana, Patagonia & The North Face...cozy outdoor gear.
Oh, hey! You still have our usual Weekly Sales Report to look forward to later tonight, but first...we wanted to dedicate a post entirely to Backcountry's Big Brands Sale. Happening now through 11/17, get up to 30% off some of our favorite brands like Patagonia, Arc'teryx, Columbia, Salomon, etc., Patagonia, Prana, Smartwool & The North Face: Our Backcountry Sale...