Tag - Coronation Vintage

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An Hour at Painted Desert Trading Post
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Wanderlust and White Sands

An Hour at Painted Desert Trading Post

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

** Images via : Mike, Jack, and Dean **

(Painted Desert Trading Post Tee- designed by me, screen-printed by TNT Shirts, Vintage Route 66 Tapestry Vest- estate sale find, Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace- Victoria’s House, Vintage Shorts- estate sale find, Vintage Hat- Coronation Vintage, XCS Urban Gear Waterproof Hiking BootRockport Shoes.)

Whenever I venture out into the desert, I feel like I always need to have a desert and/or Southwest-inspired outfit. I recently did the Route 66 Relics Tour again, where the legendary Painted Desert Trading Post was the last stop. I wanted to make a fun t-shirt for the occasion, so I decided to take a photo of the PDTP that I took last year, added “Painted Desert Trading Post or Bust!” and voila! Thanks to Ashley at TNT Shirts, I was able to get one made right before I left for my trip. I paired it with my Route 66-themed tapestry vest. In keeping with my Southwest-y ensemble, I added my colorful shorts and my awesome vintage hat that I bought from the sweet Dawn Bell of Coronation Vintage. It reminds me of the black hat Georgia O’ Keefe wore in many of her photos. She has since become one of my inspirations, especially after visiting the museum in Santa Fe. To top off the outfit, I wore my special vintage Squash Blossom necklace. It had been a “financial goal” of mine to get one when I could afford it. The time came and I bought it from a lovely dealer I had met during the Round Top shows.

During this Route 66 trip (and unlike last year) I finally had decent hiking boots! They kept my feet dry and sturdy (especially when I opted to climb the mesa to get a better shot of the PDTP).

Wanderlust and White Sands

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

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Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

Blogger, White Sands, New Mexico, outfit, style

(Cactus Print Tee- Curated Cotton, Vintage Skirt- Coronation Vintage, Rope Sandals c/o Corda.)

Recently, the Mr. and I drove to Los Angeles. We stopped at White Sands National Monument for a couple days. It has incredibly beautiful landscape, with soft white grainy sand (gypsum) dunes encompassing miles of acreage. Once inside the park, you meander for a bit, passing by vegetation and sand dunes, until your car leaves the pavement and enters the main section of the park (barely vegetation and mostly dunes). The roads are covered in white; emulating snow. Funky picnic areas dot various areas. We got to experience the Sands in time for sunset, as well as in the morning (when the photos were taken). The blue skies were lovely, yet the air was crisp, while also windy (which helped set the tone for perfect photos).

This trip proved the perfect opportunity to break out my Corda rope sandals that I won in a giveaway a short while ago. After working with an orphanage for an month in Ethiopia, the folks behind the Corda brand noticed that many of them would leave the program with no job opportunities. After brainstorming, they came up with the idea of creating a brand where they could help the transitioned adult orphans by giving them vital training and sustainable jobs. Each rope sandal is handmade in Ethiopia with eco-friendly and durable rope. They are also 100% Vegan. They are pretty lightweight and machine-washable. Since I was still breaking in the sandals, I did notice that the straps were somewhat stiff, but all they need is a little adjusting. I was assured that the straps stretch about a finger’s width. I’m confident that the more I wear them, the better they will feel.

I HIGHLY recommend a visit to White Sands. A great mom ‘n pop place to stay is the White Sands Motel!

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