Must-Have Fall Gear for the Outdoor Woman

Ahhh... when those Fall temperatures start to drop enough for me to get out my scarves and boots, I am one happy camper!  My favorite Colorado season brings with it breathtaking golden Aspen trees contrasting the evergreens, and ideal weather for outdoor adventures. It's also the perfect time to review your clothing and gear, and check out the new Fall lines from your favorite outdoor brands. Adding just a few key pieces that catch your fancy can breathe new life and functionality into your wardrobe.  I've been doing my research and a bit of sample testing, and here's the best of the best:  Must-Have Fall Gear for the Outdoor Woman. Womens Outdoor Gear for Fall Here's a quick overview of my awesome Fall women's outdoor gear picks - including info on sizing, fabric, best use, and where to find them.   Sunday Afternoons ~ Northwest Trucker Cap, $28 Sunday Afternoons focuses on one thing:  making hats.  And they're really good at it!  My tween daughter … [Read more...]

Stonewear Designs Pants Are #DownwardDogApproved [Instagram Contest]

Stonewear Designs is my absolute favorite active wear company, run by a fabulous group of women in Louisville, Colorado.  They truly understand the need for comfortable active wear that moves with you and flatters all figures, made from fabrics that are functional, soft, and stand the test of time. I've been an Ambassador of Stonewear Designs for three years now, and wear their clothes  daily.  They are extremely versatile, and look as cute as they feel good on.  I wear my Stonewear to work at my office, when traveling, to the gym, running around town with my kids, and for all manner of playing outside! Their product line isn't huge, but they have some absolutely awesome core staple pieces that once you've tried, you won't want to live without.  I actually love that they are a smaller company, and it truly shows in their pride of workmanship, careful attention to design, and the level of quality clothing they continue to produce. Classic favorites continue to stick around, … [Read more...]

Apply To Be a Stonewear Designs Ambassador

For two years now, I've had the privilege of being a brand ambassador for a womens active wear company that I've grown to truly love:  Stonewear Designs.  This Colorado-based business makes beautiful, quality clothing that is durable, functional for multiple active uses, extremely comfortable, flattering, and stylish enough for anywhere from the trail to the office. It's not an exaggeration when I say that I wear my Stonewear Designs daily.   Whether you are a rock climber, yoga enthusiast, runner, hiker, traveler, or just all around busy Woman-On-The-Go... they offer fantastic fabrics and styles to keep up with you in all your endeavors.  If you don't already, you will quickly come to love them, too! Now for the exciting part... they have just launched a search for new Stonewear Designs Ambassadors!  Here's what they are looking for: "Do you lead an active sports lifestyle? Are you involved in your community, and/or do you give back to the world with your energy and time? If … [Read more...]

Join Me As a Stonewear Designs Ambassador!

Throughout the past year, you have likely heard me talk about the Colorado based women's active wear company, Stonewear Designs.  Or maybe you've seen me posting pictures of myself wearing some of their pieces from the 2012-13 line. It's been a wonderful experience serving as a Stonewear Designs Ambassador,  and I'm excited to pass along to you that the search is now underway for another group of active women to join the ranks and become Ambassador for the 2013-14 season! What Does Being an Ambassador Involve? From their website:  "As a Stonewear Designs Ambassador you will promote Stonewear Designs through social media posts, blog updates, and personal product reviews.  As well, you will support them at your local events and provide them with videos and pictures showing your busy active lifestyle while wearing Stonewear Designs. In return for your support, they will promote you as a sponsored ambassador and provide you with $1,500 in athletic wear for all your upcoming … [Read more...]

Stonewear Designs Womens Travel Wear [Giveaway, Ended 11/7]

As a Grassroots Ambassador for Stonewear Designs, you've likely heard me talk about this women's active clothing company from Colorado.  One of the things I love about their clothing, is that because of the soft, wrinkle free fabrics with a bit of stretch and comfortable designs - not only do they make great active wear... they also translate nicely for travel wear. On my recent two day trip to a Coca-Cola Blogging Conference, the 21 bloggers in attendance were told to dress "casual chic".  I would be taking a carry on bag only, so would need to include the least number of clothing items possible. Well, let's see.  If I wear Stonewear Designs pants or capris each day of the conference, I'll be comfortable all day, and can come back to the hotel and also wear them for comfy, relaxing and lounging time!  Sounds perfect to me. Here's what I brought along on my trip: Stonewear Slit Crop Pant The Stonewear Slit Crop Pant is my favorite, because of the perfect (not too fitted) … [Read more...]

Stonewear Designs Olympia Top – My Soft, Reliable Friend

We weren’t always enamored with each other, right from the start.  But now our relationship has grown, our mutual respect and affection deepened and even flourished over time. For whatever reason, when I first tried on my Stonewear Designs Olympia Top it wasn’t what I was expecting.  On me, the top half is fitted (and I’m not overly busty) but the bottom half spread out loosely, almost in a bell shape.  As my other Stonewear fitness tops were … well, more “fitted”, at the bottom – I didn’t know quite what to make of this. And then came the episode of my Olympia Mishap, which I will relate in hope that you can learn from my lapse in judgement.  Thinking I could shrink the lower half into being slightly more fitted, I disregarded the laundry instructions (which call for line drying) and put mine in the dryer. The unfortunate result was that it shrunk in length.  Oops.  Now I’m a tall girl, with a long torso.  So this meant that back slit (which is such a cute design) now hits … [Read more...]

Stonewear Designs Slit Crop Pant – The One I’ve Been Searching For

I own three types of capris, for three different purposes.  Does that sound like you? I have some capris which I usually wear for workouts, typical sporting apparel type crop pants.  I then own several pair of capri pants which I wear to work, since they are my favorite piece of clothing during the warm months.  Plus I have numerous, raggedy but comfy lounging pant capris that I put on almost the second I arrive home for the day. That is until Stonewear Designs recently sent me a pair of their signature, customer favorite Stonewear Slit Crop Pant.  And now I only need one style of pants - for everything!  Because these are amazing. From the day they came in the mail, they became the bottoms I wanted to put on every single morning.   If they were in the wash, I was left standing in my closet, forlornly examining all the not-Stonewear options, having a little Pity Party for myself and wishing I had more Stonewear capris and pants on my shelf. The Stonewear Slit Crop Pant As … [Read more...]