*Photos by the darling and talented Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with Backcountry and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and color-crushing are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends, and welcome back to a new week! I hope you had a great weekend, and it included extra chocolate! We had a jam-packed volleyball tournament, so lots of whistles and court time for us.
We don’t do much in terms of Valentine’s Day, beyond sweet cards and notes… but I did make sure to grab a bag of Dove chocolates. You know, in case Mr. SP forgets, ha!
Dallas likes to say we enjoy all four seasons, but in reality, our winters typically only last a couple of months… and even those are peppered with sunny, 60-degree days.
So winter blues aren’t usually something we deal with (summer is a whole other story!). But after last week’s icy temps, I can see how that would start to wear on you. When days (and my mood!) are gray, I reach for color to help brighten things up.
It’s nearly impossible to dread heading out when you’re wearing cheerful colors and styles. In fact, knowing I have those styles to wear helps me not only embrace the cold, but look forward to it!
Backcountry has been my go-to source for cold weather gear for years, and not only do they have some of the best quality and darling styles around, but thanks to their Semi-Annual Sale, I found tons of options at crazy-good prices! In fact, everything here is under $100, and most under $50!
I love colorblocking, especially when it mixes unexpected combos! This pullover is fluffy soft and beyond cozy. It even has a pull-cord hem, so it blocks out wind on extra cold and snowy days.
Who cares if it’s freezing if it means you get to wear this sunshine-y puffer jacket! This brand has become a favorite in the last year, and the prices can not be beat!
It comes in a range of bright colors, and I love the slightly longer length in the back.
How fun is the pop of lime on this zippered fleece? I love the relaxed fit and fluffy softness, too.
Prefer to keep the colors a little more classic? This winter white sherpa has just a single pop of green, and is warm as it is cute.
How are you weathering this winter? Hanging in there, or ready for warmer days? What are your cold weather must-haves? We aren’t exactly experts in it down here, but fortunately Backcountry’s 100s of Gearheads are, and we turn to their free service every time we embark on a new outdoor adventure. They’re available 24/7 via chat, email, and phone to help you find exactly what you need!
Now is a great time to stock up, with gear and apparel up to 50% off in their huge annual Semi-Annual Sale! And as always, code SUGARPLUM15 saves you 15% off your first full price-order (exclusions apply).
Plus, Backcountry has been committed to The Nature Conservancy since 2008, and supports its mission of protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends. I’m grateful and humbled to partner with a brand that’s committed to being good, doing good, and giving back!
Happy Valentine’s Day, lovebugs! I hope you know you’re loved and adored by me!