on the western front

Forever 21 blouse  |  American Eagle hat and shorts  |  Matisse Footwear boots  |  JustFab handbag

My time in Cheyenne, Wyoming was short but sweet. I got to catch up with extended family I haven't seen in awhile and dig through some of my great-grandmother's old jewelry, which always feels like something of a treasure hunt. We were in town for Frontier Days, the town's gigantic heritage festival celebrating its western roots. Western culture and the cowboy/rancher lifestyle absolutely fascinates me, so sitting for an hour on the side of the road watching horse after horse and carriage after carriage go by in the parade was nothing but a good time for me. I'll have more photos from the parade and exploring the city hitting the blog this week, but in the meantime, this is the look I chose for parade day. In another life...definite rodeo queen wanna-be here.

fringe for days

Forever 21 tank |  Nordstrom cardigan  |  Levis shorts  |  Circus by Sam Edelman boots  |  Rag + Bone hat  |  Cut ‘n’ Paste handbag

After a few days in Leadville, Colorado, it’s safe to say I’ll be shopping for real estate. I have big dreams of having home-bases all across the world, and I think a mountain cabin outside of Leadville will need to be one of them. Friendly faces and quaint storefronts line the busy (but not too crowded) streets, with insane views of the mountains any way you look. It would be an easy place to come home to. With a hat to guard against unexpected showers and a sweater to block the high-altitude winds, I’m good to go forever. Although…could always use a little more fringe. 

on the road again

Free People sweater  |  One Teaspoon shorts  |  Minnetonka Moccasin moccasins  |  American Eagle hat  |  Chloe bag via Bag Borrow or Steal

Leadville, Colorado has stolen my heart. I've been to Estes Park—the first destination on our road trip—a few times in the past, but this has been my first experience with this historic mining town in the mountains. This was my casual driving day look for arriving into town...comfortable moccasins, cutoffs, and my new favorite sweater from Free People. I packed a few hats without thinking I'd use them a ton, but it turns out hats are good for disguising flat and sleepy road hair and I've only spent one day without my head covered. On to the next destination today: Cheyenne, Wyoming!