Spring Fever

You Guys...

I've got spring fever or cabin fever or something fever - really just vacation on the B-a-RAIN! I am (almost) all packed up for our trip and of course now (the day before we leave) I am realizing all of the cute things I wish I had purchased when I was eyeing them weeks ago!  Don't get me wrong, I did my fair share of shopping to get prepared, but I always seem to find a few more things I wish I had snapped up while I was thinking about it... (darn it!)

I have had quite an interesting time packing, friends.... My lovely husband made me promise that I would pack very light (errrrr, ok???).  Luckily we have been together almost eight years now so he knows not to expect much from this promise.  However,  with 95 degree weather and 99% humidity it has made things a little easier!

Since it is going to be so warm and humid where we are going I was looking for light, yet functional clothing.  I got this yellow sundress ($55), it is great quality and fun flowy fit!  I am also loving the cold shoulder trend for spring, it shows just enough skin and still has a classic and sweet look.  I think this eyelet number ($76) is just gorgeous!  I remember having cover up envy last summer when I went to the beach... this set is stunning and the cover up could easily be worn on its own it is so pretty!!  Finally, no vacation look is complete without a fun hat!  I wear my fadora anywhere and everywhere... I like this one ($18).  And I have been crushing on these gorgeous embroidered Eugenia Kim hats ($485) since last spring, they are a bit of an investment - also love this less expensive option ($23) and this one ($26)!

Click on the picture above for more details, or shop below.... I have also linked some more adorable vacation favorites in the scrolling shop the look gallery.  What are you favorite spring and vacation pieces??


X's & O's in Boulder

Growing up, we spent many weekends as a family in Boulder.  My parents, and grandparents were CU Buffs so some of my earliest memories are making the short drive from Golden to beautiful Boulder to see Ralfie run the field at football games.

My friends and I used to make the drive from Denver all of the time to bother Zoe (and crash her parties) right after we graduated from college (I strayed from the CU legacy), but I realized Jonny and I don't get up there nearly enough!  Last week I thought it would be fun to take a little day trip to Boulder to visit my cousin.  It brought back such fun memories of summer lunches on Pear St. and fall football games, that I know Jonny and I will be adding it to our list of quick getaways from now on. 

We walked around and stopped in a few adorable spots including Willow, a seriously gorgeous boutique a few blocks from the middle of town! The clothes were gorgeous and the stylists were so helpful and had such a creative eye.  The structure of this jacket is ahhh-mazing (also love this one).  And I made a bee-line for this orange floral top (maybe because I have Broncos on the brain or I am ready for spring... or both!).  The same beautiful print also comes in a dress and skirt 🙊🤗😍.  I also love these DL jeans - they are so comfortable and just the perfect amount of distressed.

What are your favorite day trips or weekend getaways?  Jonny and I love visiting new places!  Shop my whole look at Willow (mention Denver Darling when you stop in or by phone and get 20% off one item!) or shop below!


Snowshoe Adventure

Hi Guys!

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a great long weekend!  Jonny and I spent a few days in the mountains skiing then rushed down to Denver and enjoyed a Broncos win - woot woot! 

Growing up, my mom used to go snowshoeing and I though she was crazy for ever taking the time to snowshoe over ski.  Jonny and I adventured around our cabin on some snowshoes about a month ago and I have been hooked since!  

Recently, some friends and I took our pups on a little snowshoe adventure and now they are hooked too!!  It is such a fun way to spend time with your friends while enjoying the outdoors.  Living in beautiful Colorado it is the perfect way to explore our amazing environment - right in our backyard.

Liz and I both opted for vests and sweaters since it was a gorgeous, sunny day!  This vest that I wore is 30% off today and free shipping with code puzzle - limited sizes an colors left (also like this one and this one)! Her pup, Gus, and Charlie Brown are besties so it is always fun to do active outdoor things with them together.  I have been wearing pom pom hats as often as possible.  We got ours at little boutique in Breckenridge (and I have since purchased them in white, black, and orange!) but this is a great option with several colors to choose from.  I have said this a few times, but I never in a million years thought I would purchase a pair of "rain boots" living in CO, but I have gotten more wear out of these red Hunters more than any other boot this season!  And they are really actually great in snow, just need a thick sock to keep your toesies warm.  I have also been on the hunt to find an orange puffer like my friend Brit's (Brit is the adorable girlfriend of my lovely photographer, Corey, and a great photographer herself! Check out both of their work here and here)- no such luck in finding her exact jacket so far! But I do love this one (40% off)  and it will hopefully get here in time to cheer on the Broncos on Sunday!!!

Have a wonderful short week!


Staples and Sparkles

Hi Friends!!

Hope your week has been FANTASTIC!  It has been a fun and exciting week around here... last fall Jonny and I booked a trip to Thailand, but were unable to go because we both ended up having work conflicts.  Two nights ago we rebooked it - leaving next month!! And I have been beyond excited and crazy distracted since (the baby elephant obsession is REAL!).

Last weekend Zoe (who I mentioned is a big foodie!) took me to some amazing places when I visited her in New York.  Chelsea Market alone was one of my favorite stops.  I love farmers markets and it felt like an indoor, fancy, farmers market with every type of restaurant you can imagine... We went with Bar Suzette for lunch - seriously the most delicious and filling crepe I have ever had!! Other memorable stops were brunch at Jane, and a snack from By Chloe a vegan (although you would never know it) restaurant.

My sisters and I are big musical nerds, so clearly we had to see a show!  We went back and forth between Les Mis and Finding Neverland... after much deliberation we went with Finding Neverland because Matthew Morrison is only in it for a few more days.  

When I am packing I am always sure to bring a blazer - it is the perfect multi purpose piece for a trip that can easily be dressed up or down (and a classic you can always count on - this one is three years old!)!  I wore this sparkly blazer (old also love this one and this one) to brunch with these jeans and these boots then paired with these leather leggings and these heels for dinner and the show in the evening.  PS I put all of my essentials in this clutch (steal $39) and throw it inside my large tote when traveling!

Have a wonderful weekend!!