Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cowgirl Dress Up

I was about three hundred miles outside of Denver, near Salida, when I realized that I hadn't packed any pants on a 3 night camping trip to Mesa Verde and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Parks.

Four pairs of shoes? Check...

Pants? Nope...

I was able to get by on the Yoga pants I was wearing for the first day but when the temperature dropped to below freezing at night (It gets cold at elevation!) and chilly during the day I knew I had to go buy a pair of pants.

The only clothing store for miles and miles around that we were able to find was the local feed store in Cortez, Colorado. 

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And surprisingly, their selection of clothing was pretty much the most amazing thing I've ever seen. There were brands and cuts I've never seen before in the stores I regularly shop at, styles and functionality I've never considered before in a purchase, and a whole slew of denim products that were sized with inseams that were two inches too long to accommodate a seated horseback riding position. 

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Also, everything was on super-sale so JR bought a cowboy hat (invaluable for hiking, I've discovered! When I get some cash I'll be buying one of my own!), a shirt for each of us, a belt for him, and a pair of boots for me. 

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I can also tell you for certain that the jeans I ended up buying are made of the thickest, roughest denim I have ever owned. JR works very, very hard and is very hard on his clothes - after a trip there we decided that's probably the type of place to buy his clothes from now on because those pieces are built to last! 

The trip itself was pretty phenomenal - I'll post the trip photos in a blog post in the next day or two.

Hat: Bailey
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs




1 comment:

  1. These pants look great! Love the whole outfit!

    http://naomemandeflores.com/en

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