Top Summer Womens Picks from Royal Robbins

Royal Robbins makes active, versatile clothing for people who enjoy the outdoors and travel.  They’ve got some fabulous technical fabrics, and even some great natural fiber blends that perform beautifully. With comfortable, stylish design and quality construction – it’s one of my favorite clothing brands.  Here are some of my favorite women’s clothing pieces from the summer Royal Robbins collection. Royal Robbins Jammer Short Hold up, you just found your favorite summer shorts.  And I don’t even really like shorts?!  The super comfy waistband, ultra smoothing and flattering fit, and soft yet durable stretchy fabric of the Royal Robbins Jammer Short will win you over instantly.  I love that they wear like a cozy yoga short, yet look classier and more appropriate for any adventure… from hiking to shopping. The fabric is a nylon and spandex blend, with UPF 50+ protection.  It’s an eco-conscious bluesign® Approved fabric, that’s breathable and moves nicely with you when active. … [Read more...]

Colorado Road Trip with Travel Ready prAna

Eleven years in, and the thrill of living in the state of Colorado has not worn off for me.  One of my absolute favorite Colorado road trips is east / west over the Rocky Mountains.  If you haven't traveled this stretch of I-70, you need to add it to your bucket road trip list. Colorado Road Trip This is a frequent Colorado road trip route for my family, whenever we head to Denver for the weekend.  Love the scenery along Colorado's I-70, as it dodges and weaves along the Colorado River in many places. The views obviously change with the seasons, both varying and beautiful.  My husband probably thinks I'm crazy, taking pictures with my phone on the journey.  Every. Single. Time. Favorite rest area?  Grizzly Creek, just a few miles east of Glenwood Springs.  It offers hiking trails and an easy stroll down to take in the Colorado River.  Simply lovely, and an excellent place to take a short break and stretch your legs.  And take some more pictures.  Every.  Single. … [Read more...]

Must-Have KÜHL® Women’s Pants and Jacket

At KÜHL®, their passion is to get outdoors and have fun. Representative of their cool logo and mantras such as “Mountain Grown” and "Born in the Mountains"... having an outdoor lifestyle is expected of each contributor at the KÜHL® company. The result is this brand offers innovative styles, exclusive fabrics, and thoughtful features you’re going to love. Swing through any outdoor retailer for a glimpse of KÜHL® styles, and you'll quickly see why they’re so popular. Their clothes are distinctive, technical, hip, and of high quality. So what are some classic, core pieces to consider when shopping for KÜHL®? I been trying out two of their best-selling women’s styles: Splash Roll Up Pant and Spyfire Jacket, and have some insight to share on the fabric, fit, and features. KÜHL® Splash Roll Up Pant With so many enticing options, it can be challenging to decide on which pair of Kuhl Womens Pants to try.  I’m a tall, curvy girl and I can highly recommend the KÜHL® Splash Roll … [Read more...]

PrAna Offers Sustainable Gifts for Adventure Lovers

PrAna is one of my favorite versatile, adventure-ready brands. Not just for yogis, their fun offerings work just as well for travel and hiking, as a day at the office. It's the type of clothing I love to invest in, as they are quality made and eco-friendly. If you're looking for a gift that can brag sustainability, be sure to shop the mens and womens styles at prAna.  Their use of fabrics such as organic cotton, recycled wool, and recycled polyester make for a purchase you can feel good about. Just a note about this brand's sizing.  It's my one small frustration with them... I find their items run small.  With very few exceptions, I'm always happiest when I size up one size in prAna. PrAna Stacia Sweater I'm not a big sweater wearer, even though I think they look classy.  So the prAna Stacia Sweater was a surprising hit with me, and I've been amazed how often I wear it.  The front design is delicate, and the longer tail in back adds a flattering detail to the design. The … [Read more...]

PrAna Offers Outdoor-Tested Styles Good for Our Planet

PrAna is a lifestyle brand originally most well known for their yoga apparel, but which has grown to encompass much more. With environmentally friendly materials, fair trade practices, and use of sustainable fabrics - this is clothing you can feel good about, that's good for our planet. Their core belief: "give back more than we take from the world". Living an active life in Colorado, I adore clothing that multi-tasks for all aspects.  Clothing that I can wear to my office, around town on the weekend, hiking or enjoying outdoor time, and (bonus!) to maybe even exercise in.  Many of the PrAna styles fit that bill, are built for women and men, and work well for everything from travel to taking a hike. The prAna designers even make sure to go adventuring themselves in the clothing, testing and assuring that each piece will be a valued and welcome addition to your wardrobe. I've been a fan of prAna for awhile now, and find their pieces are of high quality which end up being long … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Outdoor Woman Gift Guide

It's been another year of trying out all kinds of outdoor, travel, and fashion gear for the Colorado Mountain Mom site.  I'm an outdoor gal with a wide range of tastes, but at our core we all love some of the same basic things. Here are a few of my absolute favorites I've found for this season.  There's a nice range of prices, so hopefully this may help you find the perfect gift for that outdoor gal in your life! Ultimate "Outdoor Woman" Gift Guide Sunday Afternoons ~ Shasta Trapper Hat, $48 I knew they made great sun hats, but didn’t realize the awesome variety in styles that Sunday Afternoon designs.  This company knows hats, and I feel you’ll not find a better fitting, more comfortable option for your head. I'm loving the cute yet practical Shasta Trapper Hat, new this season.  Furry warmth of the fold down flaps will keep your neck and ears cozy, while a handy brim shades the eyes.  Perfect for winter adventures! Native Eyewear ~ Penrose Sunglasses, … [Read more...]

Aventura Clothing Winter Line ~ Ambassador Picks

Every season a big highlight for me is seeing what Aventura Clothing has in their new women's clothing line.  As a married mom with kids who still loves fashion… discovering Aventura has changed my life.  It fits right in that sweet spot of attractive, stylish, on-trend clothing - while avoiding dressing like a teenager, or a grandma.  It boggles my mind that more clothing companies don’t see that huge need, but at least Aventura does. Add in comfort, eco-friendly fabrics, and that it's a family owned business.  You don't need to look any further.  Here are my top Ambassador outfit picks from the Aventura Clothing Fall/Winter 2016 line.  I've also got a few Ambassador Coupon Codes to share, good for 60% off your Aventura order, so leave a comment if you'd like to try one of these great pieces. Ambassador Pick - Aventura Winter Outfits In addition to the three outfits I receive as an Aventura Ambassador, I love their clothes so much that I end up purchasing several additional items … [Read more...]

The Versatile Mari Convertible Sweater by Allison Izu

Allison Izu is a designer from Hawaii, who has started a women's line of comfortable, stylish clothing.  Each of these pieces is 100% made in Hawaii, and are ideal for travel.  While a small collection, the tops and bottoms are easily interchangeable and come in versatile styles. Always in search of the perfect travel wrap, I was happy to get to try out a  Mari Convertible Sweater. Allison Izu Travel Clothing You'll notice on their website that the Allison Izu line is ideally designed for women that are 5'6" in height or less.   At 5'10", I wasn't sure whether the Mari would work for me?  It definitely does, and I experienced no sleeve or body shortness. The first thing I liked about this line, is that the pieces have interesting style elements.  Yet they are not so Uber-Urban that they're just a little too outlandish to fit in with my wardrobe.   Lots of flattering draping. I'm all about comfort, and love the casual yet classy look. The colors and any patterns are fairly … [Read more...]

SPORT Clothing Line by Performance Bicycle

Because my recent foray into my runDisney half marathon bucket list left me with achy knees and zero desire to run... my new passion is riding my bike.  So getting to try some pieces from the Performance Bicycle clothing line was an exciting prospect.  And if you are someone who enjoys a variety of athletic activities, you'll like the multi purpose SPORT clothing line that Performance now offers. With styles for both men and women, this well priced line combines excellent cycling performance with contemporary, stylish designs that accommodate active lifestyles. Performance Bicycle Sport Clothing Active wear is my favorite type of clothing, as it's so comfortable and can be worn in most casual settings.  And if you find yourself on the move - be it at the gym, or just on a bike ride or hike - the high performing technical fabrics are ideal, wicking sweat and drying quickly. Here were my favorite picks from the Performance Bicycle SPORT clothing collection, which I've had a … [Read more...]

Aventura Clothing Spring Line ~ Great Looks from Beach to Mountains [Discount Code]

The temperatures are finally getting warmer, and it's time to take a look at your wardrobe for any upcoming Summer adventures!  As an Ambassador of Aventura Clothing, I've been able to try out some fantastic pieces from their Spring/Summer line.   I absolutely love the looks they've offered this season, and wanted to share what I feel is the "best of the best" here with you. Aventura Clothing is a boutique, high quality line that offers a great fashion option for real women who don't want to dress like a teenager, but still like to look stylish and on-trend.  Much of their clothing is made from eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, bio-based modal, and rayon from bamboo. Part of what I love about Aventura Clothing is how comfortable it is.  It runs true to size, but is typically has a generous cut (bless their hearts!)  I love that the fabrics are so soft, and styles so flattering.  Whether it's work, play, or travel... I find myself wearing it almost every … [Read more...]