I can’t believe it’s already the weekend again! Where does time go? This time last week I was getting lost up on top of the mountains, looking out at this spectacular view. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know it’s one of my favorites. It’s usually the place Ryan and I stop to sight see if we go nowhere else, and usually stay for a while to snap a few pictures.
One of the things I love most about the mountains is that no two times we’ve been has the view ever been the same. Depending on where the sun is, how much fog there is, or the time of day, the view always looks slightly different. We caught this view first thing in the morning, just as the sun was peeking up from behind the clouds. If you look out in the distance, you can see the rain clouds starting to roll in (we got poured on slightly after!) and I love how quickly the weather can change in the mountains.
When we first got to this spot it was sunny, then as the clouds rolled in, the temperature dropped and the wind picked up (my hair’s actually sticking straight up in some of these!). That’s why layering is so crucial for mountain dressing – one second it can be warm and sunny and the next you might be caught shivering! This was my favorite tip I learned from the girls at fashion week – layer a high neck tunic with a wool coat, and a vest on top for that extra layer of warmth. Then, add a belt to keep you from looking too much like a wooly mammoth. I wasn’t cold at all – even with the wind whipping all around!
Though we’re heading into spring and I probably won’t be doing too much layering in the coming months, this technique will definitely be something I carry over to next winter! You can see where I styled this vest a different way in this post here.
Photos by Ryan Sides
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