Family 26 days ago by Liz Adams

Appreciating That Midwest Fall Weather

On Liz: Dylan Sherpa Dune Jacket (wearing a small), Sorel Boots
On Dave: Patagonia Nano Puff Vest (wearing a medium), Patagonia Retro Pile Half Zip (wearing a medium), Patagonia Beanie
On Charlie: Patagonia Reversible Hooded Jacket, Patagonia Hat, Vans Old School Shoe 
On Jack: Patagonia Reversible Hooded Jacket (Charlie’s from last year!), Vans Classic Slip Ons

Something we love about living in Chicago is the seasons. Although the cold ones can be long we never miss a moment to bundle up the kids to get outdoors. It’s something you learn to love growing up in the Midwest and it sort of gives you thicker skin when it comes to braving the elements. 

Backcountry continues to be one of our favorite destinations for stocking up on winter gear to brave the cold. We have purchased their products year after year and this season is no different. We stocked up on new winter coats for the boys and Dave and I added some cozy layers to our collection. Backcountry has the best selection from some of our favorites brands – Patagonia, Carhartt, The North Face, Sorel, Ugg and more. 

Good news!! Right now (11/5-11/250, Backcountry is running 20% off 1 full priced item! They have also given you guys an exclusive discount code – LIZADAMS15 for 15% off your first Backcountry purchase!! Codes must be used separately. Happy shopping!

Before we left for Charleston, we spent a Saturday morning at one of our favorite forest preserves near our house. We love taking our kids for walks through the woods, collecting sticks and leaves and looking for animals. My kids thrive on fresh air so no matter the weather it’s always on the to do list for the day! Thankfully, Backcountry helps us feel more prepared.

Every year I recommend some of my favorites from Patagonia as great fall/winter basics. Dave and I have had these layers for YEARS and continue to wear or repurchase because they are so loved. I wanted to point out a few of our favorites:

Patagonia Better Sweater for Men (Dave wears a medium)

Patagonia Better Sweater for Women (I wear a medium)

Patagonia Nano Puff Vest for Women
Patagonia Lightweight Snap Fleece Pullover for Women (I wear a medium)

So whether you’re walking through the woods or shoveling snow, Backcountry has everything you need to keep your family warm and stylish all season long!

Good news!! Right now (11/5-11/250, Backcountry is running 20% off 1 full priced item! They have also given you guys an exclusive discount code – LIZADAMS15 for 15% off your first Backcountry purchase!! Codes must be used separately. Happy shopping!

Check out this collage for more of our family favorites:

Shop this image: No. 1 Pendleton Pom Pom Hat // No. 2 Kids’ Sorel Out ‘N’ About Conquest Boots // No. 3 Men’s Patagonia Nano Puff Vest // No. 4 Kids’ Vans Classic Slip-On Skate Shoe // No. 5 Patagonia Fishermans Rolled Beanie // No. 6 Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater Hooded Jacket – Toddler Girls‘ // No. 7 Patagonia Retro Pile Mens’ Pullover Jacket // No. 8 Carhartt Acrylic Knit Beanie // No. 9 Patagonia Kids’ Trucker Hat // No. 10 Patagonia Women’s Synchilla Lightweight Snap-T Fleece Pullover // No. 11 Patagonia Back Pasture Women’s Jacket // No. 12 Sorel Madson Moc Toe Men’s Boot // No. 13 Patagonia Synchilla Gloves // No. 14 Patagonia Women’s Los Gatos Vest // No. 15 Patagonia Women’s Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket // No. 16 Patagonia Women’s Better Sweater

A big thank you to Backcountry for sponsoring this post!