taking a detour

Apr 9, 2016

received complimentary product from Orvis for this review
Orvis Spring Lookbook
There is this golf course by our house that is no longer being used. Word on the neighborhood streets is that it is closed permanently, to golfing that is. Chris discovered last winter that it had some prime skiing trails. This winter it was over run with ice and just no fun to even explore. But now that the ice has melted, we are there about five days a week. With Caspian and his endless amounts of energy, Chris and the boys go there for a walk every night. I will join in if my mama sanity is up to it. But it is the best hidden gem. 
Orvis Womens Clothing
There is never anyone there, so the kids and the dog own this place. To be honest, I am not even sure we are allowed to go there. But that doesnt stop us. It is beautiful and open, and the perfect spot to run off the sugar intake. 
Denim on denim spring style
After a long day of running around which tires Chris and I out, but not our children, this is the spot before we set our sights on home. Everyone out. Run until you need to flop yourself on the pavement. Scream, and yell, and breath in that crisp cool air. Rearrangsome stick piles that I am sure some beaver was working endlessly on. Spot a moose or five while walking on the trails. And feel like this is your own little secret garden......or golf course. 
Spring denim looks
On our detour there last week I was dressed for the occasion. Denim on denim, woven fedora, boots, and bandana. Easy spring look that went from errands to exploring. I am loving this soft denim shirt from Orvis, which you can never have too many denim shirts in your closet. Plus this fedora is such an amazing spring to summer topper. Spring style in Alaska can be kind of tricky, you are nice and warm in the sun, but the second a cloud appears you need to be ready for a chill. Booties help to keep in some heat, and a denim on denim outfit is easy to layer if need be. All of these pieces can transition into so many more outfits, for so many more desperate attempts to drain the energy and ease the animal hour that is bedtime. 

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  1. What a lovely place to hang out! And the shirt! Yes!!!



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