6 States, 6 Days: Part III

Another look from Sun Valley featuring Madewell denim.

In all honesty, this post is really just about the jeans. I’ve discussed these boots to death, and you’ve seen this incredible bomber before. And the background? It’s our very very cute Airbnb – The Lodge in Sun Valley – but clearly the pictures are not about that either.

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Madewell Jeans, Topshop Bomber, Free People Boots, Zara Necktie

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It’s rare to come across a pair of jeans that manage to make you feel like so many different people at once, all the while making you feel 150% you. 

To name a few of the personas I can take on while donning these jeans: western cowboy, 70’s groupie, Americana enthusiast.

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But here, I’ve chosen to dress up as the me persona – a questionable mix of urban street and west-coast-retro casual.

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6 States, 6 Days: Part II

Check out my last post for an intro into my 6 States, 6 Days series to stay in the loop!

So on our last day in Sun Valley, I told myself: “Enough is enough, I need to put on a cute outfit to feel like myself again!”

I don’t know how you guys feel about this – but when I travel, I want to romanticize everything about the adventure I’m on. I shamelessly want to feel like my trip is a beautifully shot film, and I like to dress accordingly. So on a road trip, especially a road trip to the outdoors-y destination of Sun Valley, you can see that I would run into some trouble.

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Madewell Skirt / Forever 21 Tee / Zara Bag / Free People Necklace

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The main conflict, of course, is where practicality and my personality collide. My romantic imagination would prefer to wear a flowing midi dress on a nature hike where reality needs me to wear hiking clothes and a baseball cap. I had to accept that my fashionable movie moment just wasn’t going to happen on this trip – and after a short internal struggle, I accepted this whole-heartedly.

I accepted that for parts of the trip, the romance lay within the nature I would be viewing. How I remember those precious moments will not be tainted by the heinous athletic clothing I chose to wear. But I still made time for the moments I needed to feel like myself and exist by my own rules, and these photographs capture those moments where my last post’s photographs did not.

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6 States, 6 Days: Part I

So, my family (minus my brother & my sister, so really just my parents, Tucker, and myself) just finished a 6-day road trip through 6 states. What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t post about it?

Here’s Part IThe {First} Photodiary.

I say the first photodiary, because this was a long road trip and with that comes a lot of picture-taking. Here is the first stretch of the trip – from Napa, CA to Sun Valley, ID, we drove over 13 hours in one day to reach our first destination.

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@meganmunroe: “Somewhere in Nevada”

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The drive was gorgeous in parts and ugly in others – but needless to say, we were thankful to arrive in Sun Valley that evening to a stunning Airbnb. (I didn’t get any pictures, but check out The Lodge in Hailey, ID!) The nature was beautiful, and we were spoiled with breathtaking weather during our stay.

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Sun Valley, Idaho

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Adam’s Gulch Trailhead / Sun Valley, Idaho
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Huck & Paddle / Ketchum, Idaho

The town of Ketchum was as quaint as the mountains were awe-inspiring. While we truly got the sense that Ketchum was a real town for real residents, we never ran out of things to do or new people to meet! We found this cute little shop, Huck & Paddle, and ate at some seriously yummy restaurants.

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Picked up in Sun Valley:

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Raspberrys Restaurant / Ketchum Idaho

Look out for Part II coming at you guys soon – this next one is an outfit post!

xx