The last part of my journey on the West Coast was 7 days in beautiful Telluride Colorado. First of all. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THIS PLACE? It looks fake, its so beautiful that it doesn’t seem real. Small town America meets the mountains add in fantastic restaurants, adorable boutiques and HAVE YOU SEEN THE VIEW. Seriously.
In Telluride you walk every where so fashion choices have to circle around shoes that are comfortable. Mountain summers are AMAZING, highs in the 70’s everyday and lows in the 50’s at night. This type of weather lends itself to layers, always having a light jacket on hand is a must. On days I just bummed around town I wore sundresses and sandals. On days we planned on hiking I grabbed leggings and my hiking shoes. In the evenings I wore my Toms wedges and skinnies. With such a casual atmosphere it was so great to be comfortable and cozy.
So heres the thing about me and hats. I LOVE them. I searched for a hat all over California, like I really looked and I couldn’t find anything that I wanted. But in Telluride I found TWO hats that I had to have. So naturally being the compulsive instant gratification person that I am, I bought them both. One beautiful rust colored felt hat for Fall, and a fantastic wide brimmed straw sun hat. One of my favorite shops in town was Kellies Shop, I purchased my straw hat from here. I was able to meet Kellie and chat with her about her store and CO style.
I would not have made it in Telluride without my Chacos, and my Salomon hiking shoes. I wore my jean jacket almost everyday, and more often than not I ditched my purse and just stored my must haves in my pockets. Telluride is a SMALL town, and if there is really something that you have to have while you are out. Its a less than 5 minute walk home to get it.
Telluride is so hard to describe because it is so beautiful. The town is tucked up in the San Juan Mountains this little village is a former mining town. There is nothing commercial in this town, EVERYTHING is mom and pop, and everything is authentic. The town feels like a mix of the wild west and a trendy small town.
I know my toes are rough, 3 weeks of travel OK, don’t judge.
I will be back to Telluride. 🙂