When thinking on what to blog this week, I had one thing on my mind: Vacay! Mr. Fo and I are headed to Steamboat Springs, Colorado next week for the 4th and for the wedding of our friends, James and Annie. I blogged about their awesome handmade invitations HERE. I'm so excited for several reasons:
1) Mr. Fo and I really need a vacation.
2) I heart weddings. Duh.
3) I've never even been to the state of Colorado, not to mention the beautiful Steamboat Springs. I think I'm more of an East Coast girl, but I am MORE than happy to explore the other side of the country, don't get me wrong!
4) We can get in touch with our outdoorsy side with gorgeous hikes and swims in the hot springs. Not to mention a gondola ride over the mountain. You just can't do these things in Charlotte. That's a fact.
5) Oh, and did I mention that the wedding is on the brides family's working cattle ranch? If that's not awesome, I don't what is. More on that later.
To sum it up, I decided to familiarize myself with all things Colorado and do a little research to get excited. Here are a few Internet gems I found:
Obviously I'm concerned about what to wear...and how to pack it all. (Note: Packing is evil.) It's about 90 during the day and 55 at night which provides quite the conundrum. So I hit up the fantastic blog Colorado Couture for some inspiration.
This outfit is amazing. Minus the shoes which I'm definitely not going to walk around in and are not suitable for hiking (but are really cute). I also plan to settle the ongoing debate - should I get a fedora? YES. I will be purchasing this weekend at Tarjay which has a fantastic fedora selection. Whew, glad I settled that.
This is super cute for a fancier ocassion...love the necklace and the shoes!
I have already been rocking the white denim (Thanks LOFT) this summer, so you know I was planning to bring those along. I heart white jeans.
Here are those hot springs I was talking about...I'm planning to take a dip for shizzle.
Love this "map" of Colorado from Etsy!
How yummy does this Colorado Bulldog look? It's a take on a white russian, which holds a special place in my heart. Miami University grads, you know what I'm talking about.
This traditional Colorado breakfast hash is calling my name. Poached eggs are my friend.
Oh, and so is this bison burger. Another thing you can't find easily in Charlotte.
Look at this gorgeous wedding image with the mountains in the background...
And I love these next 2 pictures because they are from the Fetcher Ranch, where the wedding will be! I love that barn!
I'm so excited I can't stand it! I"ll post a blog or two before we leave, in the meantime, tell me what YOU are doing for the 4th of July! (Also need to mention before she gets mad at me that July 4th is my best friend Kalle's 30th birthday. We are celebrating with a fancy dinner party. More on that later!)