Tina Valles cruised into Sideshow in a cloud of European chic last Thursday and I thought she looked amazing – all glowing skin and gorgeous outfit.
Tina’s jacket is from H&M, and I want to possess it: thick stretch jersey sweatshirt material in a pearl white, done in motorcycle style with zips and snaps. It would look so cute over a summer dress, too.
The top is a flattering, high-waisted design with a folklore feel by Johnny Was, bought at Reruns. It is a good silhouette with the skinny pants, an H&M-style called “tregging.” H&M, I’ll grudgingly accept this new, awkward pseudo-word for trouser-legging because these pants looked excellent – thick, stretchy, heavily-seamed and flattering to the figure.
I like H&M clothing; current designs, decent quality and good prices from a European label now available in the U.S.
The boots, oh my! They are the label Swedish Hasbeens, and Tina scored these boots secondhand at Roseduds for half-retail. That gorgeous buff leather with wooden stacked platform soles are fit to tromp the most stylish streets … and Durango, too (just joking!). Tina told me she had been coveting this brand of boot for years, and her thrifty patience was finally rewarded. Way to hold out for that discount!
Also from Roseduds is the brilliant velvet and cotton scarf with secret zip pockets.
Tina’s silver, pearl and smoky quartz jewelry perfectly complements her clothing and natural beauty.
That perfect skin may be the best advertising ever for Tina’s business – Pure Skin Organic Day Spa, downtown.
Thanks to Tina for talking with me and for looking awesome.
Heather Narwid owns Sideshow, a vintage and modern clothing store currently in downtown Durango but soon to be moving shop to the fabulous commerce corridor at Florida Road and County Road 250.