Okay – It’s been only three months since we’ve been in Marfa, but Prada Marfa was still on our list this trip. This time we did things a little different and wanted to experience dawn in the desert in front of this wondrous site. So, we woke up at 5:00AM, alternated getting ready and got on the quiet, still pretty-dark highway out of Marfa on to Highway 90. I wish I could pretend that we listened to some super cool, curated playlist while going to re-visit one of the most famous art installations in the world – But, we pretty much stuck to Fergie (Fergalicious, anyone??) If you’ve never been to Marfa, TX, let alone Prada Marfa, both are hands-down bucket list items – There is nothing like it. Everyone from Jenna Lyons to Beyonce made their trek to the desert – and it’s become one of our favorite vacation spots.
made their trek to the desert – and it’s become
one of our favorite vacation spots."
I’m going to let you guys in on a huge secret, though - Prada Marfa is not in Marfa. It’s about thirty to forty minutes west past a small town called Valentine, TX. You can’t miss it though, even as the sun is rising above the mountains. If this famous art piece wasn’t beauty enough, seeing the desert softly illuminated by the rising sun was enough to make you feel teeny-tiny, but at one with the world. And what do you wear at 6:45AM in the desert?
The options are truly endless. Patricio explored easy looks this weekend – and is thinking about ditching most of his wardrobe to live permanently in his West Texas dress code of linen shirts, indigo-dyed bandanas and Birkenstocks. He’s on the search for a solid wide-brimmed hat – So if you know where to find one, point us in the right direction.
On the other end, I’ve been living in this white linen-blend dress from Old Navy. I hate admitting I wore it three times this week, any-which way I could. Paired with my new favorite accessory, J.Crew’s Candy Stripe scarf wrapped in a turban, I felt that I was ready for a trek to the most famous Prada store in the world (even though this outfit was far, far.. far away from Prada). But these two items are summer mainstays - and you can get both on sale right now.
I say it to everyone and I’ll say it again – Drop everything and plan a trip out here. Seeing this site on Instagram, Tumblr and through Gray Malin are not enough and can’t do the feeling you get standing in front of it justice. Go in your desert-best, because you’ll for sure opt for a photo here. Need poses? The Beyonce is always A+.