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Boots: Report Collection / Jacket: Wish Boutique Denver / Bag: Ghurka
My obsession for all things leather and faux leather is never ending. Everything always looks a bit more chic with a touch of leather. I found these great thigh high leather boots by Report Collection last season at Nordstrom. They are a similar style to the infamous Stuart Weitzman thigh highs but about half of the price! These are also super comfy and keep you nice and toasty through the winter.
We took a few of these photos while hanging out at Union Station which is one of my new favorite places in Denver. The building was renovated a few years back and is now absolutely beautiful. Not only is it still a working train station, it is also now home to a boutique hotel and quite a few great restaurants. I love coming here in the morning, grabbing a coffee and finding a comfy seat to work from. The atmosphere is incredibly inspiring and also a great spot for people watching.
Jumpsuit: Michael by Michael Kors / Dress: Veronica M
Having made the decision to travel the world for a year, my husband and I debated on where to begin. Our initial plans teetered between Italy and Thailand, but the rainy season and cold weather held up our departure. Then, one evening a few weeks before our planned start date, my husband’s schedule freed up early. We eagerly searched kayak.com with our criteria in mind, and around 8pm that same evening we booked tickets to Costa Rica for the very next morning.
Passports in hand, we set off for the sleepy surfer town of Playa Hermosa, just south of the west coast city of Jaco. Having never visited Costa Rica we really did not know what to expect however we were pleasantly surprised. Playa Hermosa and it’s surrounding geography is a visually stunning combination of black sand beaches, indescribable sunsets, rainforest covered mountain towns, and charming local villages that are far more inviting when seeing them for the first time in daylight. We found ourselves in a beachfront condo called Marea Brava and after a bit of negotiations on the phone, we landed a 2 bedroom, top floor, beach front condo for less then a mid-priced hotel in Jaco. The beach directly beneath our balcony was filled with palm fronds, coarse black sand, and a quaint fresh water runoff trickling down from the rainforest above to the intimidating 5 foot – 9 foot waves below.
Every morning we would go for a walk at sunrise to watch the surfers and grab our daily cup of Costa Rican coffee. I’m not a morning person, but life in this town shuts down close to after the sunsets and we found ourselves going to sleep at 8pm and waking up with the sunrise each morning. Each day brought it’s own adventure, which I’ll chronicle in further detail in a future post. Our evenings always wrapped just before sunset on our balcony to watch the sky twist into a myriad of yellow, pink and blue tones. Having partaken in this activity on several other beaches across the world, I honestly have to say Costa Rican sunsets are the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.