it’s no surprise that i’m obsessed with all things Sorels. any style, any shape, i could fill my closet and still want more. but my absolute favorite have been these wedge boots. they are incredibly comfy and i get compliments everywhere i go. to find something fashionable plus functional is hard to come by and i’m here to spread the good word! if you want to get constant compliments, on your feet, check out these other wedge booties below. (hover over each image to shop directly) ALL ON SALE!
i think it goes with out saying that this winter has been insane. we’ve received over 400 inches of snowfall, which when you put into the google, is converted to over 33 feet. and counting! because, you know, it’s only the beginning of february in jackson hole, wyoming.
lucky for me, there is this rad entrepreneurial company that is local, right here in jackson hole, that invented this awesome shovel! DMOS Collective created this shovel with everyone in mind and as someone who lives and breathes in the mountains, it’s truly perfect for my every day work-play-work lifestyle.
this green beauty lives in my trunk, along with my other ski gear for days in the backcountry, or if heaven forbid i get stuck in a snow bank (wouldn’t be the first time….), or if i just need to do some plowing around my cabin or office. she’s super light and easy to put together!
DMOS is running a kickstarter campaign that i’m happily promoting, as this is a product i really love and believe in! or just head to their website and purchase a shovel for this winter madness!!!
photos by Ashley Merritt // thank you to DMOS Collective for sponsoring this post // all opinions are my own
there’s really nothing better than a good ol’ cable knit, huge collared, old man sweater. add some toggles or big buttons and call it a day. pretty damn warm and functional in the mountains! i rediscovered this gem at the bottom of my sweater chest (how rude!) and it inspired me to style with a turtle neck and my new sorel obsessions, as well as hit the snowiest place on earth, Grand Teton National Park.
shop my current favorite old man fisherman sweaters below:
one thing that i do not do enough of is: cross country ski. this year i’m devoted to taking more adventures in our backyard because winter in Grand Teton National Park is basically narnia. i’d highly recommend grabbing cross country skis, and hitting the Park, preferably with camera in hand, because you never know what kind of wildlife you’re going to see (note: if you follow my instastories, i in fact did NOT see a wolf nor fox…. #sideeye)
i packed up the essentials including my new Jelt Belt, which i’m totally digging. a versatile belt thats light, colorful, holds up my knickers, and can transfer from backcountry to the bars, which i did this day!
after a few hours exploring untouched snow next to the snake river, we stopped at dornan’s in moose, wyoming for a coupla brews for our own little apres ski!i’m super into supporting brands that do good, because it makes me feel good knowing my decision to support them, is actually helping others. something i think we ALL need to do more off these days. Jelt Belt makes low profile belts that have a big impact. these cute belts are made from 100% recycled water bottles and contain no metal, making it easy for travel, and offer an inner gel so grip is never a problem.
AND $1 of every belt sold goes towards helping wounded veterans which just melts my heart in all the right ways. Jelt Belt is sold online or found locally in jackson hole at Skinny Skis and JD High Country Outfitters. i’m rocking this belt here!
photos by peter lobozzo // this post was sponsored by Jelt Belts. thanks for supporting the brands that help make The Egg a better place
following my last post, i’m aiming to take more photos of beautiful people in 2017. my first shoot of the year was with maddy, a local jackson hole musician, who happens to have the greatest smile 🙂
i first met maddy about 6 years ago. i distinctly remember her telling me after a dinner party that she wanted to follow her dreams and become a musician. it was until i saw her perform this past year that i was able to see how talented she truly is. this girl is a passionate artist through and through. not only does she sing, she also composes, which i think is one of the raddest things ever!
i have the utmost respect for entrepreneurial women following their passions and wanted to help spread the word about her current kickstarter campaign for her music video, Baby Ask, that you can see below. a collaborative effort by local artists and filmmakers, this funding will be just the beginning for her musical efforts. maddy is hoping to take this incredible talent and vision to showcase more musicians and artists in a unique documentary style.
as a newbie in photography, I am learning the ropes of the creative world and realize how important it is to support artists, especially locally. take a few minutes to watch this campaign and remember even a little goes a long way!