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.




A drawstring at the waist lets you cinch in this rugged utilitarian piece for a more feminine look. Rag & Bone.




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.







Wardrobe-essential cropped chinos with coin-pocket styling are cut from cotton twill with just the right amount of stretch. Vince.







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.







A cropped jumpsuit inspired by the '70s It Girl is cut from Italian stretch denim with curve-accentuating seams and a neckline to unzip as low as you dare. Alice + Olivia.







Smocking through the shoulders gives this delicate blouse romantic prairie vibes. Frame.







Stretch denim makes a classically tailored blazer feel a bit more casual. Frame.







Scalloped trim at the placket and cuffs supplies this folksy shirt with whimsical charm. Frame.







J.Crew's skinniest jean cut, the toothpick, is lean, cropped and a little bit sexy. The premium stretch cotton is from North Carolina-based Cone Denim, one of the oldest denim mills in the world. With its amazing stretch and recovery, this pair holds you in and never bags out, even after a long day.







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







A sleek dark wash colors stretch-cotton jeans cut with a slim bootcut silhouette designed to flatter curvy figures. Joe's.







Blackened silvertone and colorful cabochons bring a touch of Southwest-inspired style to this statement cuff bracelet. Saint Laurent.







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







Crisp cotton broadcloth, a bib front and an oversized boxy cut define the vintage-meets-modern aesthetic of this timeless button-up shirt. Polo Ralph Lauren.







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.







A vintage-inspired boot with Red Wing's legendary construction is crafted of rugged oil-tanned leather that only looks better with age. A stack heel gives it perfect lift while a Vibram mini-lug sole gives it traction and toughness. Red Wing.







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







A bold block of stripes at the sleeves bring a vintage athletic vibe to a slouchy pullover with the cozy-luxe feel of pure cashmere knit. Velvet by Graham & Spencer.







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.







Pared-back detailing makes this leather bootie versatile, while a stacked, angled heel and blunt toe stay true to the style's Western roots. Rag & Bone.







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.







Show off your brand loyalty in this leather bolo necklace designed with an intricately embossed charm that lets you to create a number of different looks. Saint Laurent.







A tasteful twist on the everyday button-up, this cotton poplin shirt earns style points with a grosgrain-trimmed button placket and a smart banded collar. J.Crew.