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...]

Womens Spring Fashion Finds From Cavender’s [Giveaway]

Cavender’s is a family owned and operated retail brand that carries a large selection of well-known western brands based in Tyler, Texas.  In more than 70 stores nationwide, they offer traditional and modern-style hats, boots, clothing and home décor. When recently approached by a representative from Cavender's to try something from their fashion collection, my initial reaction was "I'm not sure if this is my style?"  But it didn't take long browsing through their online selection of gorgeous boots, trendy and fun jewelry, foxy cowgirl jeans, and fun Western style fashions to pick out an outfit that I loved. I came to realize that Western style is a close relative to what I call my "Mountain Mom" style, and I think you'll agree Cavender's has some fantastic Spring Fashion Finds.  Here are a few of my favorites... Spring Fashion Finds ~ Cavender's Womens Tops   Cavender's has a colorful and unique selection of womens tops.  Fringe, lace, embroidery, and peasant tops … [Read more...]

Outdoor Adventure in the Orvis Womens Spring Line [Giveaway]

I received complimentary product from Orvis for this review. Who is ready for warm Spring weather, and a chance to get out and have some outdoor adventures?  The Orvis Womens Spring line offers fantastic fabrics, colors, and designs to add to your ready-for-anything wardrobe this season.  Taking their inspiration from nature, many of the Orvis designs are just as comfortable and practical on the trail as they can be stylish and attractive for traveling, shopping, or work at the office. Let me show you some of the great women's clothing pieces (and hat!) I selected from the Orvis Spring line, and why I think they are so cute and versatile.  That's right... they don't just make fly fishing gear, ladies!  Orvis features a range of outdoor pants, shorts, shirts, pullovers, vests, and field jackets. #SpringIntoOrvis ~ drirelease® Tops Let's start with the Orvis technical fabric I was impressed with, drirelease®. For warm weather hiking, camping, or biking, I prefer to wear a … [Read more...]

High Sierra Introduces Great Outdoor Apparel

High Sierra has been making outdoor gear and backpacks for some time now, and has built a reputation of quality at a value.  This Spring they've branched out, and they are now offering some great outdoor clothing.  This is an exciting development, as these thoughtfully designed pieces are being sold at reasonable price points.  And from what I've seen, they aren't skimping on quality in the process. The Spring line from High Sierra introduced some awesome new pieces, a couple of which my daughter and I have been trying out these past few weeks.  The items we sampled were made from fantastic fabric, with solid construction and a well designed fit. High Sierra Women's Lizze Pullover The  High Sierra Women's Lizze Pullover is to die for.  The fit is spot on, and true to size.  The Lizze envelopes you in a sleek, smooth exterior.  Inside it cuddles you with a fuzzy, cozy interior.  Made from space-dyed stretch fleece, this thick soft fabric is very warm yet it breathes and dries … [Read more...]

prAna Sustainable Gift Guide

PrAna is a men and women's clothing line, that aims to equip you for fitness, travel, and adventure.  That about covers all the good stuff!  In addition to quality craftsmanship and attractive designs, they pride themselves on their sustainability. What does that mean exactly? Well, this concept appeals to me so I gave it some serious thought.  I've concluded that to me, "sustainability" (as it applies to clothing) means when we, as consumers: Blend old garments with new. Purchase quality pieces that will last. Select timeless, versatile styles that can serve many purposes and won't soon be outdated. Consider the materials used in making of clothing - choosing recycled, eco-friendly fabrics. What does sustainability mean to prAna? prAna's Sustainable Clothing prAna's clothing aligns nicely with all the sustainability concepts I outlined above.  I love that they use fabrics like organic cotton, recycled wool, and recycled polyester. "By using materials and … [Read more...]

The Merrell Jacket She’ll Love

For years, Merrell has been my go-to maker of awesome hiking boots.  They know outdoorsmen and their adventure needs well, and definitely build a quality, comfortable boot.  Now they've also branched out to offer a clothing line.  I was recently able to try out the gorgeous Silversun Featherless Puffer Jacket, and have been enjoying its use in higher altitudes where we've found early snow. If you're looking for a great gift for that outdoor lover in your life (maybe even for yourself?)... this is a Merrell Jacket she'll love. Merrell Silversun Featherless Puffer Jacket The Silversun Featherless Puffer jacket is made from 3M™ Thinsulate™ Featherless Insulation - 600g fill power.  This technology mimics or surpasses the performance of natural down in fill power, loft and performance when wet, and certainly seems to deliver as a down alternative.  It kept me cozy warm when I recently tried it out on a sledding adventure.  The temperature that day was in the 30's.  The jacket was … [Read more...]

Aventura Now Accepting Ambassador Applications

12/12/16 UPDATE: The search is on for 2017 Ambassadors!  Read on to apply... Aventura Clothing has decided to extend their Ambassador program yet another year!  This exciting opportunity offers a chance to sample and represent a family owned, eco-friendly, outdoorsy chic women's clothing brand. I've had the privilege of serving as an Aventura Ambassador for two three years now, and can tell you nothing but good things about this attractive, high quality line.  They offer wonderful fabrics and pieces made with lovely details, that work well for both everyday and travel. The variety of flattering, comfortable styles will have you looking fantastic and ready for anything from a busy day chasing your kids, looking classy at the office, or dressed to impress for a night out.  And just wait until you see their impressive collection of trendy hats, great fitting leggings, and luscious scarfs. Aventura Ambassador Application Are you a social media influencer?  Do you live an … [Read more...]

Aventura Clothing Fall Favorites & Discount Code

Because I'm an Aventura Ambassador, you may have heard me talk about this eco-friendly brand, or seen some photos I've posted of myself in their outdoorsy chic styles.  Aventura is a small, family owned clothing brand that use green initiatives in their business practices.  I love the fabrics they use, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and modal (my favorite - so soft!).  I have become a loyal fan of their quality and fabulously cute clothes. Being an Ambassador allows me to select three outfits from the Fall 2015 season.  Then I proceed to order a bunch more on my own.  Because I'm addicted.  But that's another story.  Suffice it to say, I get a nice overview of the entire line and am happy to share my Aventura Clothing Fall Favorites with you. Aventura Clothing Fall Favorites ~ Ambassador Picks Let's start with a great jacket.  There are many foxy options to choose from this season on Aventura's site, but I think the one with the most character and distinct design … [Read more...]

One Week of Adventure in prAna #7DayStretch + Discount Code

A few years ago, I purchased my very first pair of what I call "outdoorsy" pants, made from durable fabric with some stretch to it.  They were made by prAna.  The comfort factor blew my mind, and they warmly welcomed me to my new "Life Beyond Jeans".  I was hooked.   Now prAna pants are better than ever. I was recently approached to try out a #7DayStretch test in some prAna pants, and quickly accepted the challenge.  Excited to see they come in three length options, I selected a tall pair of Women's Halle Pants. My mission:  To sport my new prAna Halle pants for 7 days straight, testing out the fit, fabric, and wear. Unfortunately for me, I can't really go play outside for a week straight. But fortunately for me, prAna Halle pants look great and work for just about anything you plan to do during your day. Are you ready?  Here we gooooo.....!  (Plus there's a prAna discount code for Colorado Mountain Mom readers at the end.) One Week of Adventure in prAna Halle Pants … [Read more...]

Ambassador Picks ~ Aventura Best Wardrobe Staples [Discount Code]

As an Ambassador for Aventura, the makers of eco-friendly women's clothing, I've been able to try out several pieces from the new Spring/Summer line. One of my favorite things about this season is the infusion of bright and cheery color. When I spent a week in downtown LA for business, I was surprised and saddened by the dreary sea of neutral wardrobe colors.  Sorry, but that's just not me.  Especially during these warm weather months I propose that wearing fun, gorgeous colors both bolsters your mood and sends a message to others that you are full of life, and up for adventure! You really can't go wrong with Aventura Clothing, as their fabrics are all soft and comfortable, the styles versatile, and the designs typically generously cut and flattering.  But if you are looking for some core staple pieces for your wardrobe, which you can use to create outfits for pretty much every occasion - I'd love to share with you some of my favorites. Aventura Clothing ~ Best Warddrobe … [Read more...]