The Sandstone Mock-Neck Vest is one of the Carhartt’s most popular women’s items. I blame it on the sherpa lining. Who doesn’t love a good vest snuggle? The new Crafted in Carhartt team decided to rock their Sandstone 5 different ways. Let’s take a look and get some vest-spiration!
Laura styled her Hybrid Camo Printed Sandstone with the Signature LS T-Shirt, and topped it off like any beer lover would with the Carhartt Woodsman Watch Hat.
“I love the vest because it works so well across seasons. I bought my first one six year ago and I still get complements on it. It’s great when I’m working on a project going back and forth between indoors and out and it’s perfect when you have a friend who needs help moving apartments during a January snowstorm.” -Laura
Lauren, the lover of patterns, styled paired her Sandstone with the Hamilton Flannel Shirt.
“I love to wear the Sherpa lined vest because it is a great extra layer to really keep you warm, yet still look cool. It easily fits under a jacket and then looks great on its own. I love pairing it with a flannel to complete a cozy winter look.” -Lauren
Molly wore her vest with the comfy Hayward Hoodie, which is waffled ever so nicely.
“I chose the camo-printed vest because I loved the colors that you’re able to pair with it. The Sherpa-lining was an added bonus! I have so many plain sweatshirts and sweaters that I could’ve easily thrown underneath this, but today I wore it with the Hayward Zip Front Hoodie in Indigo Heather.” -Molly
Jennifer paired her dark brown Sandstone with a soft hued Hamilton Flannel Shirt.
“For a crafter who constantly has a dremel buzzing in the background, I have to wear sturdy clothes when I work. If you’ve ever seen a Sandstone, you know it’ll hold up to whatever comes its way. Gotta love this Mock Neck Vest because it keeps you warm and allows full range of motion.” -Jennifer
Taylor wore her Hybrid Camo Vest with the triple stitched Hayward Hoodie.
“This vest is a great addition to my winter wardrobe for a few reasons! The drop-tail hem in the back gives me a little more coverage when I’m wearing leggings on a lazy day, and also makes the vest look a bit more modern. The pockets are big enough to hold my cell phone, and I can put it in the interior pocket as well so it’s more secure.” -Taylor
I know a lot of y’all have one of these vests sitting in your closet at home. The Crafted in Carhartt team wants to see how you style it. Email a picture of yourself in your gear to (email@example.com) and you might see your photo featured on the blog!
Montana is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I was lucky enough to spend a few days backpacking around the area. It’s filled with geysers, natural hot springs, wildlife, and so much nature to explore. Here are a few tips I researched before I set off on an adventure:
1.) Avoid poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. (pictured above)
2.) When packing a backpack for the trip, pack the heaviest items closest to the middle of your back, lighter items on the front and bottom of the bag, and medium-weight, frequently used items on top.
3.) To gauge how much daylight is left in the day, outstretch your arm and hold your hand just under the sun. Count how many times you line up your hands in the distance between the sun and the horizon. Each finger is equivalent to 15 minutes of sun, therefore each hand is equivalent to about an hour of daylight remaining.
4.) You guys know I’m a picture-a-holic, but don’t get so camera happy that you forget to step back and appreciate the glory around you. Make sure to put down the electronics for a bit to really soak up as much wilderness as possible.
Now get out there and experience the natural beauties the world has to offer!
my adventuring gear: Carhartt Women’s Calumet Long-Sleeve V-Neck, Carhartt El Paso Shorts, Women’s Wellington Boots, Carhartt D89 Backpack, & Carhartt Water Bottle
It’s fair to say that most people would prefer an early morning routine of rolling out fresh chocolate croissants to a 9 to 5 desk job. But how do you get there? How do pin down your dreams fast enough to make a career out of them?
After realizing she wasn’t cut out for the daily grind of cubicle life, Sandra Holl decided to buckle down and follow her heart by attending culinary school. At that time, she knew she wanted to be her own boss and make the food she wanted to make. Seeing the opportunities at Chicago’s Green City Market, Sandra decided that opening her own booth would be a low-risk way of starting a business. There she and her husband, Mathieu, used it as a venue to test out their rustic, French pastries and built a name for themselves. Eventually, a brick and mortar space was next step. In 2010, Floriole Café and Bakery’s doors opened in Chicago’s quaint Lincoln Park neighborhood.
When I asked Sandra what the most rewarding part of her job was, she replied,
“I love that I have a family business. I work with my husband and can bring my daughter to work with me. She sees how hard I work and is so proud of her mama. She often tells customers, “This is my mom’s bakery.””
There is no greater feeling than to bring creativity and light to the world through the smile a chocolate hazelnut cookie can yield, while inspiring your own daughter and nudging her along to the discovery that she too can do the same with a little elbow grease and determination.
Here are a few tips from Sandra for anyone striving towards a similar path:
1. Find a chef you admire and work with her or him. Absorb as much of their knowledge as you can, then move on and learn more.
2. Perfect the basics before you get creative. No one really wants a wasabi curry cupcake but everyone wants a perfect slice of peach pie.
3. Everything breaks. Learn how to fix things yourself.
4. Know that you will work seven days a week. Even when you are off, you will run errands for the business, answer calls and emails and when the security alarm goes off in the middle of the night, you will go make sure that it was only a false alarm.
Sandra is wearing: Carhartt Women’s Minot Shirt, 1889 Slim Double-Front Denim Dungaree, & Rapid City Utility Work Apron.
There are some days work has to be done, come rain or come shine. Carhartt Women’s Force Equator Jacket’s got you covered. The lightweight material makes it easy for you to move around and get the job done. A Storm Defender™ waterproof breathable membrane keeps you cool and dry. Normally, you’d be working up a sweat, but the FastDry™ technology wicks away moisture and even fights odors. The waterproof seams, three piece hood, zippered pockets, and adjustable cuffs keep the weather at bay so you can focus on the task at hand. There’s even a media port so your phone or ipod can stay safe and dry. This jacket has it all and then some.
Pashon Murray from Detroit Dirt is wearing the Force Equator Jacket as she works at her compost site. Pashon is a powerhouse and a visionary. She was on Newsweek’s list of disruptive women in 2014. In other words, she’s a female entrepreneur making an impact in her community. Pashon collects compost that would normally be thrown away around the city. She then uses it to make soil that can be used as a fertile base in community gardens and the urban farming movement. Pashon’s work is bringing Detroit one step closer to rebuilding the area into an environmentally conscious and proud, self-sustaining city.
take a look at Pashon’s workwear: Carhartt Women’s Force Equator Jacket, Sibley Denim Cropped Pant, Women’s Wellington Boot, & Carhartt Women’s Soft Hands Gloves