Mini-Moon in Colorado + Packing List

Hello again! We are finally returning back to a normal schedule! These last couple weeks have been crazy and wonderful. I got to marry my best friend and partner in crime AND we went on a mini-moon to Boulder, Colorado! 

After spending months and months planning for our wedding, we just needed a moment of spontaneity which resulted in the two of us renting a car and driving out to Boulder! Before this past week I had only been to Colorado once when I was little so it was great to go back and visit again.

The weather was beautiful the whole time we were there. It was the perfect escape and a great way to kick off married life!

Day 1: Car Ride

 
 

Outfit: madewell stripe tee / jcrew jean shorts / birkenstocks / ray-bans / dogeared necklace / will leather goods backpack

Comfy tee, boyfriend fit jean shorts & birkenstocks. You really can't go wrong in the car with this combination! Sidenote: my husband actually got me this backpack when we were in Boulder and it will forever be my travel buddy. The bag is by Will Leather Goods and each backpack comes with a pillow! Adorable and so smart. 

Day 1: Date Night

 
 

Outfit: madewell inka shirt / black maxi skirt (old, similar here) / madewell sandals / opelle purse (sustainably made)

We left at 3:30AM on Tuesday and arrived in Boulder just before dinner time. Some how we mustered up the energy to have a little date night to celebrate our arrival! We went to a lovely restaurant called Salt on Pearl St. in downtown Boulder then finished the night with champagne!

Day 2: Exploring

 
 

Outfit: madewell striped courier shirt / jcrew jean shorts / birkenstocks / opelle purse (sustainably made) / dogeared necklace / the horse watch (handmade)

On our first day we wandered around Rocky Mountain National Park. The drive up was amazing and the park was even better!

Day 2: Brewery Tasting

 
 

Outfit: madewell linen tank / madewell high rise shorts / madewell sandals / primecut clutch (sustainably made) / ray-bans / seaworthy necklace (sustainably made)

There are so many breweries around Boulder it's crazy! Our friends recommended West Flanders Brewery and it was delicious! 

Day 3: Shopping

 
 

Outfit: madewell chambray shirt / jcrew shorts / birkenstocks / opelle purse (sustainably made) / ray-bans / the horse watch (handmade)

This is when I found my beautiful backpack and a new store that I'm obsessed with. It's called Island Farm. The store itself is beautiful as well as everything in it! Once their online store goes live I will definitely keep them on my radar for home decor and clothes!

Day 3: Dinner with Friends

 
 

Outfit: elizabeth suzann top (sustainably & ethically made) / black maxi skirt (I've had this forever! similar here) / madewell sandals / primecut clutch (sustainably made) / trio trio necklace (sustainably made)

We have several good friends in Colorado and we were lucky enough to see them on our trip! We went to a great restaurant/brewery called Post and sat outside on picnic tables with strung up lights all around. Boulder, you make a nice fried chicken if I do say so myself!

Day 4: On the Road Again

 
 

Outfit: madewell linen tank / jcrew shorts / birkenstocks / madewell handkerchief / opelle purse (sustainably made) / ray-bans / seaworthy necklace (sustainably made) 

After being in Boulder for several days we decided to take our adventure to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore! Neither River nor I had ever seen it let alone been in the state of South Dakota!

Day 5: Final Drive

Ok. I'll admit it. This last day of just driving I wore a tee shirt I got at one of the breweries and my jean shorts. Nothing fancy. Basically what I slept in but I did change the shorts :) 

All in all it was a great trip and I would definitely recommend visiting Boulder if you're looking for a fun and refreshing getaway.

Cheers!