Exploring the Colorado Mountains


Good morning from Telluride, Colorado! My brother and I took our rental car out yesterday to explore some of the mountains around Telluride. It was B-E-A-UTIFUL! The sun was shining, the sky was crystal clear and the leaves are all starting to change to a gorgeous yellow hue – it was pretty magical. We stopped along a particularly stunning section of 145 S to take these pictures. You can see some of the bright yellow trees in the background! It has been really cold here in Telluride (as I’m writing this it’s 45 degrees), so this Free People sweater was the perfect choice for some warmth. I love the chunky knit and the brightly colored chevron stripes. You can easily take it from fall to winter!

My brother and I really want to go on a hike today! If you’ve been to Colorado before, we’d love your recommendations or good hiking trails. 🙂

Love y’all!

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  1. Absolutely love your sweater!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  2. Colorado looks beautiful! <3


  3. Such an amazing fall look!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  4. Laura Leigh

    Dying over that sweater – it is so good! Glad y’all had a great time yesterday exploring. Enjoy today!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  5. Christy

    I was just in Telluride a few weeks back at the Bear Creek Falls trail was gorgeous! If you do it, definitely make sure to look back as you go since some of the best views are on the way out not the way in! (plus it leaves right from town). I’d also recommend the gondola to get amazing views from above the city.

  6. Estes Park! Aesthetic and great trails! You can even go to the highest peak of Estes Park by car. 🙂

  7. Laura

    We hiked a golden gate canyon state park and it was just enough not too challenging but great scenery and had some extra effort options if you want a little more of a workout !

  8. How fun!!! I got engaged on the ski lift in Telluride, so I love it. I’m one of the rare Colorado girls that doesn’t love hiking, but I’m sure you can ask just about anyone in town and they’ll be able to recommend hiking trails. If you have the time, you should drive over to the Ouray area. It’s gorgeous, too.

  9. Janet Oloyede

    YES! Love everything about this post! This takes me back to your 2014 & 2015 fall posts! And Colorado always makes for beautiful back drops. 🙂 My favorite state!

  10. Hey girl! Enjoy Telluride; we LOVE it there! We would recommend definitely visiting Bridal Veil Falls (CO’s tallest free falling waterfalls) and if you’re in the mood for a hike, Hope Lake. We were just there last weekend and so our blog (www.coloradocouple.com) isn’t fully updated (oops!) but it has a TON of hikes of you’re looking for any outside of Telluride 🙂 Enjoy our beautiful state!!

  11. That sweater is perfect!! Love the backdrop too!


  12. Talk about outfit GOALS!
    I need this sweater. And have the best time out in Colorado, Cait!
    XO Amanda || http://www.affordablebyamanda.com

  13. This is such a great look! I especially love the sweater!

  14. Elena

    Rocky Mountain National Park is AMAZING! Last time we went there, we went to Bear Lake and hiked all of the surrounding lakes. It was beautiful. You’ll see a lot of friendly chipmunks. Moose and elk frequent there as well.

  15. Those pictures look absolutely gorgeous! What a view!
    Omg I looove that Chloé bag and I want those Stuart Weitzman boots a little bit more everytime I see them in a post… haha
    xx Janine

  16. Brittany

    Hanging Lake is really pretty! I’d recommend that. I’m not sure where it is in relation to Telluride though.

  17. Hilary

    I have not been to Telluride but I live out in the PNW and we use AllTrails.com for all of our hikes. It rates them by how strenuous they are and you can read reviews on them by people who have done the hikes for more info! Have fun 🙂

  18. These Mountain View’s are incredible Caitlin! Definitely loving this chunky sweater.

    Areli | InclusiveRepublic

  19. You look fabulous Cat! And I really love the new layout of your Blog!

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  21. I can’t get enough of this sweater or the tasseled scarf!

    Fifteen Minutes to Flawless

  22. Nothing like being out west! Enjoy!

  23. Amazing!! Such a pretty outfit & beautiful scenery!! <3
    XO, Katie | http://www.meshkomoments.com

  24. I’m obsessed with this sweater & OTK boots are my fav ever fall!! Can’t wait for it to get cooler here. Colorado looks gorgeous.. def have to make a trip soon!

  25. Kelsey

    Love the sweater looks so warm.What size are you wearing in the sweater?

  26. Katelyn Dissinger

    Colorado is on my list for sure for hiking!!!! Love those boots, btw!

  27. Alexa

    I love that sweater

  28. Kylee

    I’ve been wanting to take a trip to Colorado! Love seeing these photos and in love with that hat!

  29. Savannah

    This sounds wonderful!! I’ve always wanted to go to Colorado & hope that this will be my first stop one day!! Thank you for doing a post on this!

  30. Lyuda Bunck

    Love Denver! I used to live there and can’t wait to move back one day! Of course, your outfit looks adorable on you and perfect for Colorado.

  31. Pinayfanhere

    I’m jealous with the weather there, here in Michigan is snowing…burrrr…cold..love your outfit as always..

  32. Josselyn

    I’ve always thought that trying to match a hat with clothes it’s difficult but your ideas always help me to find a way to make it work