A Little Bit of Snow for my Parka

LOCATION:Β Garden of the Gods Overlook

OUTFIT DETAILS: Alpendown Parka || GAP Skinny Jeans || Syren Gulf Duck Boot || Patagonia Quilted Pullover || Power Stretch Touchscreen Gloves

It’s no secret that I’ve really been missing the snow these year. But it’s not just me, it is all of Colorado. Today I got a news alert that we are under a Red Flag Warning – aka high winds and dry, dry everything is a high fire danger. In a season that traditionally gets most of our moisture for the year that is not a good sign. Many are worried about another summer filled with forest fires and I’m kind of one of them. In 2012 the Waldo Canyon fire flew over the hills into our city and I was evacuated before I could even go home. It’s hard to explain but it was kind of like a zombie apocalypse – all lanes were heading out and moving at a snails pace, orange ominous clouds filled the sky and made visibility low, and I had to use my windshield wipers to brush off falling ash. I thought I might just die that day and living through that really affected me. But without being so dramatic, snow also makes the city look so pretty and without it, everything is brown. Let’s all pray for a snowy next couple months πŸ˜‰

All that to say, when it DID snow I was just over the moon even about the little we got! haha. It was COLD and WINDY that day but we braved the weather because I needed proof for my own heart that it did in fact snow this winter. Also, I bought my first ever long coat (my previous ones only went to my waist like this one ) and it is a game changer. It’s like I am just wrapped in a giant blanket – what more could you want?!

Truth be told, we only lasted like 10 minutes before I hopped back into the car and cranked the heat but the pictures were so worth it!

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Love the coat! After the winter we are having here in SC (2 snow days is a bit out of our comfort range!) I could use a coat like that. I hope you guys do get to see a little more snow. After experiencing it for the first time this year, I can see why you love it!

    • That is so fun you got snow! It has been an odd winter for everyone this year!

  • Abi

    Love the coat! I’m always worried buying light colors – dirt seems to find me. But I love how it looks, especially in the snow!

    • Yeah. I just go light and wash things. Black I find also shows dirt and dust easily so I would rather go with white! haha.

  • That view is incredible! And, I totally feel your pain. It’s been such a mild winter here in Utah–it was 60 degrees yesterday!

  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    Love that parka!!!! Also, love the photos in general! As a teacher, long coats are a MUST to survive standing around during recess, haha! Super cute!

    • Thanks! You are so sweet! And I can only imagine! Long coats would be perfect for that!

  • Mariana LondoΓ±o Ziegler

    We are sooo missing the snow here in CO! When that snow storm came I was OVER THE MOON! I had a little photo session in my back yard lol! I love your adorable style!

  • Looks so beautiful!! I think I’ve only been in the snow twice, haha.

  • you are adorable!! Im a little nervous for CO too! My inlaws just keep saying how bad the weather is right now πŸ™

  • Yes!! SO ready for some snow. Lots of snow dances here…

  • Demien


    Always a great article. I read well. I see you know what you’re doing and you’re going.Just the next one. You have my support.
    Sorry for my English. : D



  • Pretty pictures! Love the parka. We will be getting snow here in Lynchburg, VA tomorrow!

  • Kasey Gilsbach

    I remember the droughts in the Springs. We lived there for three years. Like you said though, the snow is so beautiful though! Going to Garden of the Gods and seeing it blanketing Pikes Peak was so magical.

    • Yeah!! Love the snow!! I love that you used to live here! It is the best!