Thursday, January 4, 2018

{ PERSONAL STYLE } SNOWSHOEING WITH MY CREW



{ Sweaty Betty base layer top and leggings, Uniqlo vest, Kendall + Kylie sunglasses (sold out, similar), Tretorn boots (sold out, similar), and Tubbs snowshoes! }

Greetings from Sun Valley! I'm lucky enough to still be here with my family, working a bit and doing all kinds of outdoorsy things like snowshoeing up mountain ridges and skate skiing through alpine forests.

It's been a sort of disappointing ski season out here so far, we haven't gotten more than an inch of snow since I arrived two weeks ago. So, with the main mountain leaving something to be desired, we've been spending our days driving North in search of snow—and finding it!

On one of my favorite day of the trip so far, a big group of friends and I loaded up two cars with layers of activewear and piles of snowshoes and poles and headed for the top of Galena Pass in search of a trail my parents had hiked just days before and highly recommended.

Find it we did, and though short (about 30 minutes of climbing) it was one of the most spectacular hikes I have ever been on! From the top of the ridge, we could see North to the Sawtooth Mountains, and South towards home, Ketchum and the Boulder Mountain range.




Snowshoeing is one of those funny winter activities where you never quite know what to wear. Even when it's cold, you work up a good heart rate and heat up quickly. That's why I find that base layers and coordinating outerwear that can be stuffed in a backpack or tied around your waist is essential.

Thanks to some suggestive blogging (and an email to my mom), my base layer game got a serious upgrade this holiday season. I'm so obsessed with this Sweaty Betty top and leggings set that I couldn't resist forcing my friends to take a rather precarious few photos of me in it at the top of our snowshoeing hike. To keep warm I layered tights underneath (yep) and my favorite new Uniqlo vest and trusty Uniqlo ultra light down jacket over the top, in coordinating burgundy, naturally.

I know this isn't a typical "outfit" post for you guys, but I mostly just wanted to pop in and say hello and Happy New Year and let you know that 'Winter Sports — But Make It Fashion' is my new thing.

// SHOP THE SNOWSHOE VIBE, BELOW //

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