From November, 2017

Thanksgiving, a letter to you

Let’s be honest, some days are harder to be thankful for than others. Different situations, circumstances, and just life in general can add unnecessary stress and frustration.   That’s probably not the way you were expecting a Thanksgiving day post to start. But that’s what is so amazing about Thanksgiving — no matter the situation you have found yourself in, taking the time to focus on gratitude is good for the soul.   This holiday is so different from the rest because it provides us with a time to slow down, reflect, and meditate on what we are grateful for.…

Allison Song, HEYDAY girl

What made you want to start working at KNAPSACK?  When I first moved to Fort Collins last fall, I fell in love with HEYDAY – the brand, shop atmosphere, and aesthetic. I was lucky enough to do a pop up shop for my flower crowns and hair accessories and knew I wanted to spend more time there! Right about the time I got started at HEYDAY, Jen was preparing to open KNAPSACK and I was able to see it come to life from day one! You’re an amazing florist & wedding coordinator, why and how did that begin? I have…

Mekinzi Douglas, HEYDAY girl

What do you love most about fall? I love everything about fall. I love the leaves changing colors, the cooler weather, the clothes I get to wear. There is a crispness in the air that makes me feel calm and at ease. What does it mean to be a HEYDAY girl to you? To me, being a HEYDAY girl means to be unapologetically authentic 100% of the time. It means offering yourself to the world in a raw and real way without feeling the slightest bit sorry about it. I think being a HEYDAY girl means knowing yourself inside and…

Party Dresses

The love story of a party dress and its owner follows a simple story arch: 1) see dress in the window of a store, online, or on Instagram; 2) inquire about said dress; 3) put dress on body; 4) fall in love; 5) purchase; 6) dance. Now this is a love story we can all get behind. As we make our way headfirst into the holiday season, there will undoubtedly be events or special occasions that will require dressing up for. For some, this comes as an excitement — a reason to celebrate! For others, this can come as a…

Janelle VanDyke, HEYDAY girl

What have you learned about yourself since working at HEYDAY? I’ve learned to be confident in my decisions and to be confident in front of the camera! I never knew how camera shy I was until working here, I’ve definitely come out of my shell a little and continue to do so the more I work here! When you plan an outfit, what is the first item you grab? I usually grab my favorite collared shirt and go from there! Who is your style icon? Oh man, that’s hard to pick just one! Some include Zoey Deschanel, Anna Wintour, and…

Sweater Weather

When you hear the word “cozy,” what comes to your mind? Warm tea or coffee, a good book, a yummy candle, or maybe your go-to sweater? For those of us who dream of gray skies and soft sweaters that come with the Fall season, you’re going to want to keep reading. Today is dedicated to SWEATER WEATHER.   Fall is in full-swing and there’s no better season in Colorado, if we do say so ourselves. From drinking some incredible craft coffee {Hello, Bindle!} to watching the trees change colors and the leaves fall, to spending chilly days with friends and…