Shopping with Friends in Santa Fe

Arriving in New Mexico was terrific. The sky was blue, and the temperatures were in the high-70s. After eight months of winter, my three Seattleite friends and I deserved a break from the rain.

We ditched our dreary, dull NW clothes and arrived in NM with our luggage full of sunny SW colors. On our first morning, Cheryl and I climbed a hill with a nice vista of Santa Fe. It was windy, but gorgeous. Cheryl wore a bright orange sun dress with embroidered accents at the waist and paired it with braided strappy sandals and a coordinating brown Hobo bag.

orange dress

Dress: Max Studio
Sandals: Madden Girl
Cross-body bag: Hobo (at Burnt Sugar)

Here I am on the same hill. I chose a sunny marigold tank top and a reversible skirt. This side, with its orange, green and gold florals, looked nice next to Cheryl’s orange dress.

reversible skirt

Tank: Wet Seal
Purse: Coach (via thrifted)
Reversible skirt: Zand
Sandals: Naturalizer
Sunglasses: Target

Later, we met up with our friend, Autumn, who embraced the southwest vibe with a turquoise tank and matching pedicure. We were on the Turquoise Trail after all! Jewelry purchases wouldn’t be far behind.

turquoise tank

We walked to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market where we found pastries, herbs, jewelry, paintings, textiles and yarn, and lots of other neat things. Cheryl grabbed coffee that even a Seattle coffee connoisseur would approve of, and I found a giant goose egg!

goose egg

Jacket: Betsey Johnson via thrifted
Earrings: Shirazi

We walked back to Santa Fe’s plaza, where we found more street vendors, musicians and dancers, and our other friend, Laura. Laura wore a sky blue dress, white cardigan, and black accents. From afar, you might not be able to see the neat bee and honeycomb design on the dress, but check it out in the close-up. It’s really unique!

blue dress

bee dress

Dress: Smoking Lily

By the end of our day, we all had jewelry (among other purchases). I’ll devote an entire post to all the great accessories we scored in Santa Fe. But first I have to finish start tomorrow’s post about the Santa Fe art scene.

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6 responses to “Shopping with Friends in Santa Fe

  1. Your post makes me want to visit New Mexico! Looking forward to hearing about the rest of the trip.

  2. I really like the way that you all dressed for your destination!
    My next trip is to northern New York State – but I’ve given no thought to appropriate colours. Lake blue??
    Watery green?

  3. Kirsten

    Looks like you gals had a lot of fun! Post more pics 🙂

  4. Santa Fe looks like so much fun! Also, I just awarded you the Adorable Blog Award…there’s more about it here! ❤

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  6. Agh! This looks so fun and sunny and beautiful! It is all rainy and gloomy and there is no sign of it stopping in Boston and your photos just reminded me that there is a part of the world that doesn’t suck, weather wise, right now. Thank you for that. Also, you all look like you are having a blast. Enjoy all that time together!

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