My Favorite Winter Jacket

At seven months pregnant, I’m doing my best to get in those daily steps! I am currently walking a 23 minute mile (…at my fastest, ha!), so leisurely strolling has become my specialty these days. I take daily walks around my neighborhood, but that can get monotonous (…especially given my snail pace!), so on weekends when Blake is free, we’ll go do something active but light enough for me to handle at this stage in my pregnancy. Last weekend it was SO cold out, but it was honestly the best day to hike up to Mount Bonnell because there were no tourists around, ha! We had the view to ourselves and had so much fun walking and talking about how different life will be in just two short months…this time next year Blake will be carrying our little guy in a backpack as we hike this same area! Still surreal (and so exciting!) for us to imagine.

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If you’re looking for winter activewear or gear, look no further than Backcountry! They carry all the brands I adore and love to mix and match: Fjallraven, Alo Yoga, Sorel, Patagonia, Brixton, Free People…to name some of my favorites!

I’ve been getting more and more questions about my weatherproof boots, and I can’t say enough great things about this pair by Sorel. They are extremely comfortable and really sturdy. For size reference, I went a half size up so I could wear warmer socks without feeling cramped. Not to mention they’re really pretty boots! Always such a big fan of Sorel.

I know the holiday season is crazy (…like, the craziest!), but I hope you’re getting in some quality outdoor time to yourself! I may not be burning a million calories, but getting outdoors always helps clear my head and brighten my mood (…these pregnancy hormones = I am an emotional roller coaster throughout the day). Getting outside and moving helps my mental state just as much as my physical!

If you need some cold weather gear, Backcountry is the place to shop! Linking to my outfit details below, XO.

PS. Use code LIVVY15 to take 15% off your first purchase! Valid one-time use only.


A big thank you to Backcountry for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.



  • Karli Holy says:

    Hey! Love the coat, but it does not appear to be the same one in the Patagonia link. The pocket area is different and the sheep skin layer is not same colour. Just wondering where you got the coat?.thanks and happy holidays 🙂 Karli

    • livvy says:

      Hey girly! Mine must be their style from last year (I got mine at Backcountry) – it’s the same jacket though (same name and my link from last year directs to the same link!) …the current one must be their 2018 version. Mine is over a year old! Hope that helps, xoxo.

  • Christina says:

    I purchased the jacket and love it! I’m 5’10 147 LB and I ordered the Medium which fits perfect and allows for sweater! I love the quality and coziness! ❤️ Thank you, Christina

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