Monday Round Up: Cabin Chic

Monday, May 18, 2015


Happy Monday! I cannot believe it is already Monday. I know I say that a lot but this weekend seemed like it flew by. Last week was a pretty stressful week so I was looking forward to a bit a fun and relaxation this weekend. Friday night I went straight to the gym after work to workout some of the stress of the day. People say exercise is like therapy, and although as a therapist I can vouch it is not therapy it definitely helps with coping. Something about exercise and needing to be present with yourself is definitely soothing. After the gym I wanted to pick up a pair of distressed denim. I had a coupon for Express so I went there first. They had some, but I am looking for a certain level of distressed and they did not have it. Not to mention they want more for their jeans than I am willing to pay. I checked into a few other stores including American Eagle. I am pretty sure  I am a senior citizen in there but figure they would be my best option. They did have some good looking pairs but their size options were limited. By limited I mean should have been in a children's section small. Le sigh. I did find a shirt there I liked oddly enough so I picked up that item for pretty cheap. I did not go home totally empty handed but not what I have come for. A mission has been born and its name is distressed denim. To be continued....

Saturday we went to my sister-in-law's cabin in Wisconsin to celebrate her husband's 40th birthday. He wanted to do a poker run at some of the nearby bars. I had never heard of this before but apparently you bar hop on four wheelers. Traditionally at each bar you would receive one card from a deck and at the end whoever has the best hand wins. apparently they used to do stamps instead of cars to vouch for your stop but the leader said it is too messy. So basically we bar hopped and got cards at the end of the day. Unfortunately no one in our group won, which was a bit of a bummer but we had a fantastic time. We rode around all day, drank beer, ate food and had some laughs. I am not used to riding so fast on a wheeler, typically we are going through woods so you are riding slowly, but we got up to about 40 mph and it was awesome! I also had to wear a helmet and goggles which I typically do not due to the speed and the dust. I am glad I did because we were covered in it at the end of the day. I managed to snag a few photos while we were out and about.


The place we ate at was called Props, so they burned one into the burger bun




Sunday morning we drove home. Through some very strange weather patterns, alternating between monsoon rains and beautiful skies. When we finally got home I basically sat on the couch and did not move for the remainder of the day. Derek and I rented a redbox and cuddled on the couch with our pups. We had some other serious TV to watch like the series finale of Mad Men and the new Game of Thrones. Overall it was a chill day.

My weekend at the cabin got me thinking about good cabin attire. We will be spending more time at  my husband's family cabin and dressing the part proves to be a challenge for me. You always have to pack for several occasions such as four wheeling, fishing, sitting by a fire, or walking through the woods. You also have to prepare for basically any of the elements to occur at any time. You can see my predicament right? I try to apply the logic my mother-in-law has imparted on me is that when at the cabin always dress in layers. That way you can be ready for a hot summer day or for unexpected rain. I decided to put together my dream cabin outfit for any of you venturing out to cabins over the summer and preparing what to pack. I started with this awesome Madewell rain jacket. It is both stylish and functional. The nice thing about a rain jacket is that it is lightweight, so it will keep you warm and dry but not overheat in the process. Next is a sweatshirt, this will often suffice if it's dry out but a little chilly or alternating between climates such as in the woods or out on the lake. This one from Target is really comfortable and I love the white strings as a contrast with the black. J. Crew has these amazing tee shirts that are soft and comfortable without losing their shape. They are also light weight and perfect for riding around on the boat all day. I paired these with my favorite Gap jeans and a couple cute accessories. Just because I am in the woods does not mean I need to dress like a swamp person. What do you think? Do you have any go-to cabin items? Leave me a comment below I would love to hear from you!

Cabin Chic


Cabin Chic by mcainmoss featuring a charm pendant

Jacket| Madewell
Sweatshirt| Target
Jeans:| Gap
Sunglasses| Target
Tee shirt| J.Crew
Necklace:|J.Crew Factory
Shoes| Sperry

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