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Santa Fe: Tips for Travel Shopping

I love to shop. Obviously. Shopping locally in a dope ass place where amazing jewelry is abundant and the style is bananas??? I’m done for it. I have tricks and tips that I use every time I shop, and more specifically, when I travel. These are the little nuggets of information that you, as my loyal readers, deserve to know. So here are the goods on how to shop like a local, Santa Fe edition.

 

 

 

Santa Fe is amazing. I fell in love pretty immediately. The scenery, the energy, the architecture and of course, the shopping! It was unbelievable how good the fashion was. I was immediately hooked. I’m not crazy into the navajo look, but a flare piece here and there will make anyone a little more fashionable. You just have to figure out what your look is, what is YOUR Sante Fe style? And of course, what will work in your “real” wardrobe back at home.

 

 

Obviously turquoise is all the jam in Santa Fe. I quickly realized that it is also hella expensive. Apparently I have never bought real turquoise before because I has some serious sticker shock. My approach was clear. I created a budget ($500) for my shopping excursion and set out to find at least one piece that would make me smile every time I looked at it for years to come. That is what travel shopping should do, take you back to the happy memory AND look rad with your outfit.

 

 

Everywhere I turned, there were options. Options for different stones, different styles, different metals. The number one rule of travel shopping is to WAIT FOR THE RIGHT PIECE TO FIND YOU. Often times we go in wanting to buy something and end up settling on something because the goal was to BUY something. You feel defeated if you don’t. Stop, this is crazy. Wait for the right piece to find you and then buy it. Going home empty handed is way better than spending a bunch of money on something that is just taking up room in your closet and reminding you of your failure every time you look at it. Shrink session complete.

 

 

 

My first piece was this fabulous pair of jet and turquoise earrings, price tag $300. I love shopping from street vendors more than anything in the world and yup, that’s where I found these. From the designer himself. How much cooler is that than buying them at a store with a huge markup?? Go to the source, it is always better, both price and story-wise. I wanted something that had some edge to it, this meant literal edges. I wanted more angular and architectural pieces. That is how I knew I would make it work with my NYC wardrobe.

 

 

 

My second and final piece was a ring. I came across Marcus Slim, a young and amazing designer of contemporary navajo jewelry and I fell in love. It was as if Santa Fe and NYC had a baby and it was Marcus Slim’s rings. Believe it or not, the vision in my mind did not really fit what was being sold, so I soldiered on convinced I could find it, and I did…..

 

 

At $150, I came in under budget for my Santa Fe shopping trip. I set out to buy one piece of jewelry that would make me smile and I came out with two. Double smiles for years to come…..

 


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Shop Now! Post Holiday Sales

If you know anything about me, you know I love a good deal. Well guess what folks? It’s good deal season, otherwise known as post holiday sales. Now is the time to shop. Shop for things you have been wanting, shop for things that just catch your eye, shop for things that you absolutely have been longing for. Get it girl. No seriously, get it, these items won’t last long at these prices!!!!!

 

 

 

Aquatalia boots for $378??? This is a no- brainer. Aquatalia is hands down my favorite brand of boots because they are not only stylish, but they are weather-proof. I’m talking go out into a blizzard, step in an ankle deep puddle proof. This is a sick price for something that will last you for seasons to come.

 


Pajar snow boots for $97 down from $220, WHAT?? I’m having trouble not buying all of my suggestions because these prices are flat out crazy. Buy snow boots, you need them. This is my favorite brand and they are under $100! Cute, comfy and reasonably priced, what more can a girl ask for?

 


 

Teddy coats are in, why not get one on-sale? For trendier items, I ONLY shop sales. This might be a more expensive option at $1529, but it’s still 15% off and it is a luxury coat by Yves Salomon. Be comfortable with a price point that fits your lifestyle, but no matter who you are, you know you love a good sale!

 


 

A shearling leather bomber for $878? My head just exploded. If you know anything about shearling, you know it’s hella expensive. I have been looking for a shearling coat for years, but even on sale the price tag usually scares me. This coat is totally worth it. You are basically getting a two-for-one, a shearling coat AND a leather bomber. Two staple wardrobe items in one. Hell yea.

 


 

 

Want a splurge item that doesn’t have the splurge price tag? Well bam, here you go! This All Saints snake print leather bomber is on sale for $180. You read that right. I have actually never seen a good quality leather bomber so reasonably priced and I shop ALL the time. Now is the moment to buy your “fun” items because the price tag finally has the right number on it……

 

 


 

 

Stella McCartney on sale! Happy days are here. This neutral (yes, I said neutral) Stella McCartney cross-body bag is going to sell out at $499. She (the bag of course) looks a little crazy, but this animal print IS in fact a great neutral. And this print works both in the trendy and classic ways, this will be money well spent.

 


 

Buy a leather backpack, it will change your life. And the best part (besides the $350 price tag for Longchamp) is that it is a spring color!!! You will get to rock this fun, stylish and functional bag in the coming months. No waiting until next season girl. Don’t underestimate the power of a stylish and luxurious backpack, it is life changing. You are not to old to carry a backpack, trust.

 


 

LBD forever. Get your perfect for every event ever little black dress on sale, you can thank me later. Or now, it’s totally up to you. Chiara Boni La Petite Robe is hands down my fav LBD designer. Every dress is made of a Spanx like material meaning it’s a bitch to get on. BUT, and this is a big but, once it is you are sucked and tucked all night. Yup, it’s amazing.

 


 

A cashmere sweater is a necessity. Getting one on sale is a must. If you have never owned one then you are blissfully unaware of what you are missing. Cashmere is divine. You feel like a tiny baby wrapped in heaven with the sun shining on you. Yes, that good. I know it is expensive which is why sale time is buying time for cashmere!!!

 


 

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My Favorite Coat Designer: Mackage

Winter sucks. It’s cold, it’s dreary and it’s never ending. So why do I choose to stay in NYC? The answer is simple, I love a good winter coat. I’m only half kidding.

I have been buying clients winter coats for years so having a favorite designer has become a necessity. Mackage is literally hands down, without a doubt, my absolute favorite coat brand! The head designers are Canadian so they know a thing or two about cold weather. They preach my favorite combo, fashion and function should go together like peanut butter and jelly…. Or something like that.

 


 

One of my favorite things about the Mackage brand is their use of leather. It makes every coat just a little more fun. As this awesome leather bomber showcases, they know how to mix trendy fashion forward elements with classic pieces perfectly…. Say hello to your new leather bomber……

 


 

 

 

 

Oh the black wool coat. It can be so boring and depressing. But not when it is designed by Mackage!!! In years past, a winter coat meant you were forced to wear a bulky, unattractive piece so you could fit all your winter layers underneath. Not when Mackage hit the scene. Their coats are not only SUPER WARM, but they are stylin’.

 


 

A puff coat used to only be stylish if you were the Michelin Man. And then came the fabulous world of low-profile, more sleek down coats. Hallelujah. This sassy Mackage design highlights one of my absolute favorite things about their designs, YOU NEVER NEED A SCARF! Their necklines are typically high and warm so you never forget your scarf anywhere because you never brought one…..

 


Color, color and more color. Who says your coat has to be black? Not Mackage! Why not brighten up your day when you walk out into the hell we call winter. Think outside the black box and make red your neutral this season.

 


 

 

Anyone that lives in a place that gets below 40 degrees knows that a long puffer is not an option, it is a way of life. This coat has all the Mackage details. High neck with no scarf, yup. Sleek yet warm profile, duh. Leather detail to give some pizazz to your look, yaaaassssss. Have I made my case yet? Time to invest, buy yourself a Mackage coat now.

 


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Favorite Designer: Tamara Mellon

People are always asking me about my favorite designers. I have so many that I love, from shoes, to bags, to coats, to well, everything! To spread the good fashion word, I’m doing a 5 part series on my top 5 favorite designers right now. First up, shoes…..

I’m obsessed with Tamara Mellon shoes. She was the co-founder of Jimmy Choo so she definitely knows her stuff when it comes to style. There are two things I LOVE about her new namesake shoe line. First, Mellon understands that simple design combined with interesting details are the bomb. Her shoes are incredibly wearable AND stylish. Secondly, the price point is right for the amazing quality. For example, designer heels are usually around $700. Mellon’s heels are a cool $350, totally worth it!

Dare I say these are the perfect black flats? They are dope. Basic yet edgy, perfect for any scenario from work to a sexy date shoe that ISN’T a heel. I’m obsessed with all things clear, it adds that perfect punch to all footwear.

 


 

 

Cool, comfortable and stylish? Um, yes please. Moccasins and sneakers seem to have had the perfect shoe baby. Weekend style has never looked so good. Pair them with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater to look casually cool as hell….

 


 

Army boots are the jam. These are not for the faint of heart, you are definitely showing off your bad ass side when you throw these on. Be the bad ass, I believe in you.

 




A sexy nude heel is a must in any ladies wardrobe. This may actually be the most perfect I have ever found. Why you ask? First, the heel is realistic and STILL sexy. Hallelujah. Second, the nude color is a great shade for many caucasian skin tones. And third, the clear part is an awesome detail people! Did I mention I love clear in any and all shoes???

 


Leopard is in with a vengeance, this trend is roaring right now. Yup, I said that. This heel is classic, sexy, fun, trendy, interesting….. It is EVERYTHING.

 


A classic black ankle bootie is a necessity in every ladies shoe collection. This one works because it is elegant and classic with a sexy twist. The back zipper adds sass and the low profile that dips down in the front of the ankle allows them to be styled with everything. From skirts, to dresses, to ankle pants, to skinny jeans, this baby is your new go-to.

 


Finally, your classic knee high black heeled boot done right. Heel, chunky but not too chunky. Toe, pointy but not too pointy. Leather, shiny but not too shiny. Perfect.

 


 

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