OFF = Outdoor Fashion Friday. Now you know!
Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious adventures. While I am far from a “fashionista”, I appreciate clothing that is worth my hard-earned money. It’s what I wear and love!
This week’s segment is late. Sometimes that happens when you have a family. It’s the beauty of blogging – I can do what I want. But, sorry to leave you hanging, especially for our giveaway.
Today I am pretty psyched to share some of my recent favorites – it’s a bit of a hodgepodge, but life isn’t cut and dry/black and white, now is it?!? What fun would that be?
1. Ibex Pez Long Sweater (affiliate link to sale at Amazon.com)
This is my first “long” jacket of any kind that I have ever owned. I wasn’t sure how it would work on my 5’3″ frame and if it would be something that I would wear much. However, due to the fact that I have thrown it on at some point of the day every single day for the past 4 weeks is quite telling. It very well may be my favorite all-purpose layer. It’s wool so I can wear it as a mid layer or an outer layer. I wear it as a covering after (or before) a workout in yoga pants, biking, walking and skiing. It’s stretchy and cozy and has duel zippers so adjust as necessary to allow for more leg movement if I would like.
2. Royal Robbins Destination Pant (another affiliate link, another sale)
Again, another item that I wasn’t ready to fall in love with. I really REALLY appreciate pants with a bit of stretch and that keep their shape and hold up to lots of abuse. These could only be better if they came in a “short” length. But, even that doesn’t sway me from giving them lot of love. Tough enough to hike in, a little extra weight for colder months, and they dry quickly too (I tested that a bunch). Plus, they’re the kind of pants that just FEEL great on.
3. KEEN Betty II Snow Boot (affiliate, sale)
On my quest for warm boots I can wear with skirts, I discovered the KEEN Betty. They are definitely warm (t
hough admittedly I haven’t tested them in negative temperatures) even in below zero (updated with our now winter conditions) and very comfortable. Perfect for snow – wouldn’t be so great for rain or mud. I appreciate the side zipper for a great fit and, more importantly, beefy traction that is actually built for winter conditions.
4. (The cutest of this list!) KEEN Rover Infant Bootie
My kids are small, their feet tend to be appropriately sized to their body (which is good, right?), but that makes finding teeny tiny good shoes difficult. L is not walking quite yet (oh so close!) but gets around like a mini boss (of her brothers) and needed shoes that were going to keep her a bit warmer and stay on. I love that the Rovers don’t cut off the circulation on her cankles, and have a bit of warmth in them. I am not going to lie and tell you they don’t come off – sometimes they do. But, they are the best shoe I have tried on her that mostly stays on AND doesn’t leave a red mark around her ankle. Often I’ll throw on a pair of baby-legs over the booties to keep them and keep her legs even warmer (it works like a charm!) I hear other people say they run small, but I don’t have a good gauge of my baby’s foot size, so I’ll take their word for it. Oh and they’re super cute (available in the other color shown below too)!
**Note – if you are looking for a boot to keep your walker’s feet dry and warm in the snow, these aren’t going to solve your problem. They’re truly a crib shoe.**
Win a pair of KEEN Rover Booties!
Thanks, KEEN, for this giveaway. As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help! This giveaway is open to the U.S. only.
Per our request, KEEN, Ibex and Royal Robbins generously provided us this gear in order to facilitate this review. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own. As mentioned, a few of these links are affiliates. Thank you so much for clicking through them to make your purchases – it helps offset the cost of this blog in a (VERY VERY) small way! You can find my full disclosure here.
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