September 28, 2012

tomboy tweed.

{tweed jacket: similar but loving this, this, and this // tshirt: gap // jeans: jbrand // booties: steve madden //
sunglasses: rayban // bag: gucci // cuff: inpink // earrings: steph spackman} 

confession:  i'm a tomboy.
oh wait, you already knew that.
a huge draw to the western states for me was the laid back way of life and style.
not having to get dolled up for college classes was a big perk to the univ. of colorado.
and here in jackson, this tweed jacket is considered fancy pants.
a structured jacket adds a touch of lady to my t-shirt + jeans + ankle booties uniform.
i broke it out last night because fall arrived early this year and i'm so happy i caught a glimpse
before i head off on my 3 month excursion starting next week.
first stop... chicago marathon!

September 27, 2012

LOTM - hikes.

today on Ladies of The Mountains we are talking about our favorite hikes.
the very best day hike in jackson is hands down, jackson peak.
it's only a couple of hours and offers incredible views of jackson hole.
head up to curtis canyon and veer right at the fork in the road.
you'll get to a parking lot and just follow the trail all the way up.
this time of year is the best with the cool temps and the aspens changing = vibrant!
goodwin lake is also a great place to picnic or throw in your fly rod.
best to head up with a group of girlfriends, dogs, and life saving trail mix.
don't forget the bear spray!

check out these other ladies of the mountains:

September 26, 2012

that time we shot guns with mom...

{and she peed her pants laughing so hard after her first gun shot}
{and jeff showed us how to be a real cowboy.  again.}
{and osker freaked out and hid under the driver's seat}
{and i whipped out this down vest for the first time this year}
{and put my most favorite cowboy boots to actual use. (similar found here)}
{and my brother's and i decided to awkwardly pose with a gun.  the end.}

September 24, 2012

welcome to jackson hole.

my family just left this morning and i'm exhausted like, whoa.
we spent the week fishing, eating, fishing, and more eating.
i teamed up with the ladies at Dishing to come up with the perfect
"welcome bag" full of jackson hole local favorites for my family to enjoy.

the tote: xowyo makes the cutest totes with a helpful and fun map of jackson! it's the perfect size to hold all of the goodies.  my mom is already in love and i know she'll flaunt the bag around after she departs.
coffee travel mugs: one of my go-to shops, Made, sells ceramic travel mugs that are perfect for early grizzly sighting trips through grand teton national park.
coffee:  snake river roasting company has won over my parents' hearts.
wine: okay, so maybe this one is more for me but i just love the chardonnay from jackson hole winery.
tram bars: locally made Tram Bars are the best granola bars you will ever have!
mustache flask: another amazing find at Made.  for my brothers on their fishing trip.
elk and buffalo salami: a great treat for visitors and oh, so good! my dad's personal favorite from jackson hole buffalo meat company. the buffalo salami was a goner in less than 10 minutes. (pictured below)
sauces and rubs: house made spices and sauces from the famous cowboy bar.  the huckleberry steak sauce is unreal.
pancake mix:  the bunnery now has their pancake mix available in stores! i know my brothers will eat this up over the weekend.
flowers: after filling up your welcome bag, don't forget the flowers! the whole grocer always has fresh and colorful beauties.

September 20, 2012

egg life.

sorry for the lack of posting my peeps!
my life has been crazy as of late.
here are some snippets!

1. parents are here and we've been hitting up the river.
2. that puppy is just for your viewing pleasure.
 if he didn't have an owner, he'd be mine.
3. my very favorite most amazing melt in your mouth dish at blue lion.
4. as happy as i was eating that said dish, it was a sad night to say goodbye to a jackson hole legend.
come back perry!
5. the forest fires are almost out.
thank you firefighters for keeping our town safe!
6. my handsome lad.

September 14, 2012

running with heart.

i haven't really posted much about my marathon training
mainly because i'm afraid it might jinx me in some way.
but its crunch time people!!!
i only have a few weeks left before the big race in chicago.
i'll be running with the American Heart Association on behalf of my pops,
who survived a massive heart attack two years ago.
there is a good chance that you know someone who has been or will be affected by heart disease.
if you'd like to help me reach my goal during my training,
please click here to read my story.

September 13, 2012

a drumroll please.

eh hem. (throat clearing)

dearest friends, gals, dames, and all mountain babes- 
(and dudes who like to look at babes)
i'm thrilled to unveil a little project that's been a brewin'!
let me proudly introduce to you...

 Ladies of The Mountains

LOTM is a blogging series coming at ya twice a month.
i've teamed up with these other mountain blogging babes:

we will be featuring mountain fashion, outdoor products, mountain town music, and local hotspots.
basically anything awesome.
each from our own spots on the map.

wow, two new series in one week.
a lot of fun things happening around here.
i guess that's what happens when you quit your day job.

p.s. if you are interested in collaborating with LOTM, please email me.

September 11, 2012

a forest fire.

{view from my street on sunday afternoon}

{plane dropping fire retardant. view from my roof}
i woke up on monday morning to a frantic phone call from jeffers
"east jackson needs to evacuate!"
a forest fire had started the day before and creeped a little too-close-for-comfort towards town.
thankfully we found out soon after that it was just an advisory evacuation.
watching the dozens of planes and helicopters nose dive into cache creek canyon yesterday was surreal.
i can't believe what firefighters and rescue workers go through to protect the lives of others.
which comes as the perfect reminder for today, 9/11.
thank you to all of those fighting the massive blaze and protecting our jackson hole.

September 9, 2012

peak style: a new series.

{a fun neon sweater that immediately caught my eye.}
{leggings and high boots are a must}
{silk top + shorts + scarf = the perfect transition into fall}

{fun flats and fun shades are local staples}
{a fun top found at local shop altitude. funny thing was, jeffers pointed it out}
{colored jeans and cowboy boots.  bright flats with a bright top}
{how can you not love her hat and loose braids?}
i'm starting a new series here on the egg: peak style.
a look into local "street" fashion in our little mountain town.
plus its a chance for me to work on my photography skills
and up my awkwardness by stopping strangers around town.
speaking of, thank you to all of the girls i stopped today at taste of the tetons.
i know you were all eating but you were just too cute and perfect for the start of this series.
look out jackson holers, i'm coming for ya!

September 6, 2012

jumping rock.

{sarah taking the plunge}
{phelps lake}
{phelps lake looking into death canyon}
{phelps lake bokeh.  boom, photography term}
{miss lynze enjoying the top of jumping rock}
one of my best friends is in town from nyc.
thank heavens the smoke cleared and the clouds parted ways,
she has seen the mighty tetons and enjoyed the mountain sun.
we took her to phelps lake yesterday for an easy and beautiful hike.
while we didn't see any bears...
we did do some end of the summer jumping rock action into the freezing lake.
okay, i totally didn't do it since it was super windy
but i got some fun photos.
so that kind of counts, right?