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Montana Glamping with Catherines Plus Sizes



"What was your favorite part of the trip?", Kellie asked, as we all sat enjoying our final candle-lit farm to table meal......


I didn't have to think about it. Honestly, I didn't. Because in the last 3 days I had the chance to disconnect with my everyday and re-connect with myself. Sharing it, of course, with incredible people made it all the more enjoyable. But, truthfully, my answer didn't require much thought. I looked up at the table of women I had gotten to know so well and said "aside from being able to spend this time with each of you, it was being able to fully immerse myself in such beauty."


"It's really powerful when you have the chance to appreciate how big this world really is, and I'm grateful for that".

And I was.




When the call came with the invite for this galmping w/ Catherines in Montana trip, I didn't think twice. "YES! YES!" I said as I opened up my google calendar and jotted the dates down. After all, I had already had an amazing experience during my NYC Staycation with the Catherines Crew, so I knew whatever they had planned this go-round would be just as great, if not better! The details came trickling in...


And that was that. Next thing I knew, I landed in Bozeman and the adventure had begun....


After an hour drive through some seriously beautiful terrain (accompanied by some major elevation changes, a few gum chewing/ear popping moments and some unexpected off roading ), we arrived at Yellowstone Collective Retreats at Moonlight Basin. The limited details my sneaky friends at Catherines gave me (they love a good surprise, and so do I!) couldn't have prepared any of us for the wilderness luxury that welcomed us.




These were our tents. Yes, really.

Stunning, beautifully decorated, super cool luxury tents that we each stayed in. The accommodations were more than I could have imagined.



Our Restroom/Shower facility was in an authentic (and fully functioning) teepee.

Some call it the bathroom. Some call it the restroom.

I call it the "pee-pee, tee-pee"


Shortly after we arrived, had our delicious lunch, were briefed on some safety precautions (cue the bear spray : pepper spray for bears), and were given the tour we changed into our first Catherines outfits and started shooting in the beautiful landscape that was our home for the next few days.


I've gone camping before (and hated it, surprise surprise). But, what I did learn from my {one and only} camping trip was that you need to wear things that are functional, comfortable and that above all else- layering is key. And, as with everything I do, fashionable options are a must. So- when selecting my looks for this glamping trip, I wanted to make sure whatever I was wearing was functional, fashionable, comfortable and chic!


DAY ONE


Also known as the day we discovered we couldn't breathe due to the elevation, explored the grounds, took beautiful photos, enjoyed a lovely dinner , closed out the night with s'mores, got spooked by our own shadows, and killed 10 moths, 4 bees and 2 flies.


Additionally known as the night a Sandhill Crane visited me ... And by visit I mean intimidated me by flying over my pee-pee tee-pee while I showered.

#PETRIFIED #NAKEANDAFRAID


This vest is the perfect layering piece for the fall! I love layering (especially since I am always hot, so I paired it with a basic tank and some active leggings for my Montana day look. But, as the seasons change, I plan to layer this over everything from a black turtleneck and jeans to a sweater dress! These tassle detail riding boots completed my look (and saved my life - those dirt roads can be a challenge!).




Stylist Tip: I have a wide calf, but am a size 9 foot. So when buying boots I size up to a 10 to make sure the calf fits well. Throw on a pair of socks - and voila - the perfect fit! These riding boots are going to be a wardrobe staple- I know it!


I mean, clearly I didn't lose my sense of humor in the woods. Goofing around (while looking fly) is my forte!




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