3/1/19

Somewhere, North of Marfa

Somewhere, north of Marfa, there’s something other than the legendary lights.  Long, sloping escarpments cast mysterious shadows as the sun rises above the arid landscape.  Windswept ribbons of sleepy violet and red are strewn across the sky.  The profound silence feels as though it has been traveling through time to awaken a primal sense within you.

Somewhere, north of Marfa, the sun illuminates layers of rock in this ancient land. The geology—precambrian and powerful—captures your imagination.  Sparse, desert plants provide limited cover for the elusive roadrunner.  And there’s a quiet appreciation for the occasional tumbleweed that reminds you of a line by Lao Tzu: 

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.”  

A road trip through west Texas transports you to a contemplative time zone.  There’s something about the light that calms your mind…and clarifies priorities.
 





A cotton jacket takes its cue from military-inspired style, while a blouson cut and dropped shoulders keep the look strictly off-duty. Rag & Bone.









You'll be so into this wicked-soft, well-loved cotton denim shirt, you'll never want to break up with it. Madewell.









Classic topstitching pops against the dark wash of these supersoft and whiskered capsule-wardrobe skinny jeans that have vintage-cool vibes with modern attitude. Joe's.









A signature star shape anchors the concealed goring of a Chelsea-goes-Western bootie styled with a tapered broken heel and an embroidered flourish at the toe. Golden Goose.









A classic double-breasted reefer is updated in a subtly color-blocked design of dark denim cut with deep side slits for easy movement. Sosken.









Neat ribbing creates a slim silhouette in this cotton-kissed sweater accented with bold stripes and made with side slits for comfortable movement. Maje.









Faded detailing and a cropped silhouette add throwback style to a classic jean jacket set off with coppery, logo-etched buttons. Habitual.









Faded high-rise jeans with casual cropped hems feature tonal stitching and gravity-defying Flawless denim that lifts, smoothes and retains its shape. Joe's.









A vintage-inspired graphic plays up the had-it-for-years softness of this cotton-jersey tee. Re/Done.









Cut from creamy ivory denim, these cool crop jeans are effortlessly chic and modern-from the flattering high waist to the subtly flared leg. Khaite.









An elegant wool-blend field coat features Pendleton's iconic plaid lining the placket and collar and lots of roomy pockets. Pendleton.









Braided ties along the sides create a boho, whipstitched effect on a compact shoulder bag crafted from a mix of smooth leather and soft suede. Isabel Marant.









Sumptuous Italian merino wool gives this layered sweater a cohesive look and feel. Veronica Beard.









Black-enamel snaps, curved yoke seams and a shredded hem add trend-right Western charm to this classic denim shirt. Nili Notan.









Subtly kicked-out hems balance out the curve-hugging fit of these supersoft stretch-denim jeans. Frame.









This versatile sweater with rolled edges is cropped for a flattering fit with extra-long sleeves. Vince.









All the relaxed contours of this slouchy sweater-knit from a warming wool-blend yarn-are neatly outlined with contrast tipping that adds soft structure. Maje.









Pared-back detailing makes this leather bootie versatile, while a stacked, angled heel and blunt toe stay true to the style's Western roots. Style Name: Rag & Bone Razor Western Bootie (Women).