Aspen in Style

Although I’ve lived in Texas for the vast majority of my life, I was actually born in Colorado. While I only lived there for two years, the state still holds a special spot in my heart.

I remember many summer vacations to Colorado with my father, who grew up there. We visited Denver (and Mile High Stadium, of course – go Broncos!), Colorado City, Durango, and many other beautiful spots. Now, as an adult living in Houston, I’ve joined the throngs of Houstonians who flock to Aspen.

Whether it’s to escape the Houston heat in the summer or to participate in snowy activities in the winter, escaping to Aspen is always a good idea!

Aspen Recommendations

Here are some of my favorite ways to do Aspen in style.

Top 3 Aspen Hotels

Top 5 Aspen Restaurants

Top 5 Aspen Bars and Nightlife Spots

Top 5 Aspen Activities

These are just a few of my favorite aspects of Aspen. It’s such a fabulous town that I could go on and on with recommendations. I’ll certainly elaborate in the future during subsequent visits. It’s one of those places I like to return to time and time again.

Have you been to Colorado before? How about Aspen? Do you have any recommendations for doing Aspen in style? I’d love to hear any ideas you might have for Aspen itself or other Colorado locales. As I mentioned, it’s a place near and dear to my heart.

Details of My Look

Prabal Gurung parka (several years old; similar styles here, here, and here) | Chloe sweater on sale (other options here and here) | J.Crew pants | Eugenia Kim beanie (similar here, here, here, and here) | Chanel rain boots (older; another option here) | Elena Ghisellini felina bag (exact to be released soon; similar here and here) | Karen Walker thistle sunglasses | Nars scarlet empress lipstick

Thanks as always for stopping by. Have a great week!



  1. Bella B says:

    Oh my Aspen looks so fun, I Love your cute and cozy style, Glad toy had an awesome trip!!

    1. Carrie says:

      It totally is! One of my favorite spots – even more so in the summer.

  2. Ashley says:

    Carrie you look absolutely fantastic among those stunning peaks! Thanks for the Aspen guide too — I’ve never been but am bookmarking this page so I know where to go when I do get there!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

    1. Carrie says:

      That’s so nice, Ashley! Thank you. I hope you get to go, and I hope this serves as a good resource.

  3. Laura says:

    Absolutely loving those Chanel rainboots!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Laura! I got them a couple years ago, and they make me smile each time I wear them. 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Michelle! Have a great day.

  4. Jennifer says:

    You look so adorable, Carrie! I have never been to Aspen, but I’ll certainly keep these recs in mind if I plan to (hopefully soon!) I adore those boots– so unique!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh thank you, Jennifer. You would love it! Such a beautiful town full of fun – plus some great shopping.

  5. Sheri says:

    Doesn’t get much more fun than a ski hill! Love all that snow.

    1. Carrie says:

      We had the best time skiing!!! So fun.

  6. Merritt Beck says:

    Love the whole outfit looks so cozy and fun! Sounds like you had a great time!

    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah thanks so much, Merritt! We had an incredible time. 🙂

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