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Fashion 2 years ago

montana recap!


If you follow me on instagram then you already know, we just got back from spending a week in Whitefish, Montana! Michael’s parents have had a house there since 2018 so we go a few times every year and it truly is one of my favorite places on planet earth. I got so many DM’s requesting my Whitefish recs so I thought today I would recap our trip for you guys, sharing what I packed, what we did + a few of our favorite places in Whitefish!

my montana packing guide

you can click any item in the collage below to shop!


I wore this outfit for our flight to Montana and it was so comfy! The sleeveless hoodie was easy to layer with and I wore these black leggings throughout the whole trip in montana – for lounging and for yoga!


I actually wrote this blog post last year recapping our Montana trip and sharing our favorite places in Whitefish. I share details on where to fly to, where we stay, etc. So make sure to check that out if you’re wanting Whitefish recs. I don’t have much to add to it except a few new spots we went to this trip:

  • Abruzzo – we went for dinner with Michael’s parents to this Italian restaurant and it was delicious! Michael got a pizza that was one of the best pizzas we’ve ever had, and I got their seasonal Salmon special. We also shared an elk tartare as an appetizer which was so yummy!
  • Boudoir Bar Cafe– this is the pink coffee shop shiloh and i went to on our girl’s day! I am OBSESSED with this place! First of all – their food and coffee (and matcha!) are all so good (they also have gelato)! The vibe is also adorable / very instagrammable haha. I love that they have a little play kitchen in the back so Shiloh was entertained while I enjoyed my coffee haha. Definitely a must-visit when you are in Whitefish.
  • Tupelo Grille – if you’re looking for a more ‘fine dining’ option in Whitefish, this restaurant is a must! It’s cajun-inspired but the menu has tons of options and everything I’ve tried here has been really good!
  • The Buffalo – such a good breakfast / brunch spot with yummy home-cooking type of options!

Michael and I just did 1 hike on this trip, since we had Shiloh with us and hiking with a 3 year old is kind of impossible haha. We drove to Glacier National Park (about a 40 minute drive from Whitefish) and did the Sperry Chalet hike. Not gonna lie…it wasn’t the prettiest hike we’ve ever done haha but seeing the chalet at the top was really cool. And we got a slice of pie at the top which made it more than worth it! The hike was about 12 miles round trip!

Outside of hiking and eating…we spent a lot of time at Iron Horse (where Michael’s parents are members) – Michael played golf, we played pickle ball, we ate lots of yummy meals there, I got a massage / used the facilities…it was so relaxing!


I am LOVING these aerie shorts and they’re currently on sale for under $50. They have a built in liner and the criss cross waistband is so comfortable and flattering.


This crochet sweater vest was perfect for Montana – has a slight fall vibe to it with the color and the knit detail but still summery (because it wasn’t that cold there yet). Layered it under my favorite leather jacket!

Have you been to Whitefish yet? It truly is such a beautiful place and I wish we could have stayed longer! I’m already looking forward to our trip there coming up this winter!

Thanks for reading!

xo Lauren

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