I may be New York livin' but I am Ogden Made.
I come from a beautiful town in Utah - a place I took for granted growing up. Can you believe I grew up minutes from an incredible ski resort and I can't even ski?! I can snowboard though…kind of ;/ From my home I had access to amazing hiking trails - lakes and mountains. I didn't spend much time in those mountains - most the time I was thinking about the day I'd move to a big city and get out of Utah. Now every time I go back to Utah I am in awe of those mountains and the beauty of my home state -- with lots of regret not spending more of my youth getting to know her beauty. 6 years in NYC and I am constantly craving the outdoors - my dad warned me that would happen over time. At first I didn't believe it but now I know he was SO right.
One of the things I love most about Utah besides her beauty is the people. Hard working and talented son of a BEEs - we are the Beehive State after all. A group of my childhood friends also from Ogden, Utah created a pretty awesome company called OGDEN MADE. Quality products from apparel and bags to get you outdoors! I admire them and anyone for going after a dream and starting something from scratch…I have so much respect for entrepreneurs -- it's terrifying to take a risk and do something different. I also love that there is brand out there making products inspired by our hometown - I became an instant fan the moment I saw their shirts and had to have my own!! All of my Ogdenites and Utah outdoor lovers need an Ogden Made T (super soft) and for only $25 it's the perfect price! Below are some of my fav selects!! Visit ogdenmade.com to see more of their goods and get yourself some Ogden Made gear!
PS this may be an outdoor inspired brand BUT I still had to stick to my style and mix the T-shirt with a thrifted 80s skirt, vintage Miu Miu heels (won a bid on ebay-- woo) and a classic prada bag.