Ouray, CO || ellen - ls 1/4 zip collar pullover c/o
Happy Monday, loves! I hope you've all had a great weekend and are kicking off your week with happy faces! We did a whole lot of nothing this past weekend except spend time with our girls, do a little "fall cleaning," and enjoy a game night with friends. Y'all, if you've never played Telestrations, then you've never lived! We had never played before, but could not stop laughing. But back to today's post...
It's no secret that one of my biggest goals this year was to begin taking better care of my skin. In January I started regular Micropen sessions with Unit Skin Studio to treat my melasma and dark spots, and sunscreen has become a necessary part of my daily skin routine. Truthfully, taking care of my skin and protecting it during the cooler months didn't seem like that big of a challenge. And, it really didn't seem that hard in the beginning of the summer either since I'm typically working or with the girls instead of laying by the pool. It wasn't until we started planning our two big summer vacations that I started to worry.
I knew that we would be camping and hiking in high elevation in July and then would be turning around and spending a week at the beach. Translation: I would be spending a lot of time in the sun. I knew I could protect my face with sunscreen, big sunnies, and a hat, and even with my sun protective swimwear, but how would I protect my skin when I was hiking or when I wanted to cover up my arms on the beach?
Well, early this summer I was introduced to MOTT50 - a sun protective clothing line for women and kids. Having been featured on the Today Show, in Vogue, SELF, Refinery29, The Zoe Report, Shape, Marie Claire, and more, I was very intrigued. MOTT50's clothing is chemical free and each item has 50 UPF, which blocks 98% of harmful UV rays. After shopping their online store and falling for their chic designs, I decided I would give it a go.
I first tried their clothing on our camping trip in Colorado. With elevation ranging from 9k - 13k, I knew we would be exposed to strong sun rays. I also knew that long sleeve clothing would be a necessity with temperature ranging from low 50s to high 70s. The true test came when my hubby and I hiked our favorite trail and got up to 13k feet. We started early in the morning with temps in the 40s and didn't reach the top until midday when the sun was in full force and the temps had warmed up. I wore MOTT50 activewear and was truly shocked at my experience. The clothing not only kept me from getting any sun on my skin, but the material was so breathable that it kept me warm when it was cool and cool when the temps were high.
I then brought my MOTT50 swing top to the beach with me to wear as a coverup and was shocked once more at how well it protected my skin from the sun and how cool it kept me in the sun. Not to mention their styles are super flattering. I think it's safe to say that I will be traveling with their clothing for every trip that involves the sun.
Gulf Shores, AL || maddie - swing top with rib panel c/o
Ice Lake Basin Trail - Silverton, CO || marilyn - open cardigan c/o
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xx - anna
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