Amanda Valentine, my muse
Note the Navajo necklace.
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Racer Back Dress, Shopbop.com for $238
An investment, but so lovely.
That title in itself is probably blasphemous to the Indian nation. I'm not even sure if the things I am picking below are "Navajo" or just "American Indian" or like most "Mexican" food in America...not actually "Mexican." Either way, on my radar this month is everything Native-American-inspired.
I've definitely owned plenty of turquoise in my life, but recently I began seriously courting Native American because of my love for Nashville clothing designer and part-time stylist Amanda Valentine, whom I've rarely seen without two braids in her hair and Minnetonkas (I recently worked on the Steel Magnolia video with her.) If, like her, you'd rather wear moccasins than Nikes, and you wanna take some Navajo or um, Native American, for a spin, here are some of my fave pieces.
Sterling Silver Feather Earrings, Southwestaffinity.com for $24.99
So cute and authentic too.
Navajo Beaded Hip Belt, Freepeople.com for $38
Perfect for all the tucking-in that you're doing lately.
Two-button Moccasin Boots, Minnetonka.com for $34.95
Wear with shorts, wear with skirts, wear with jeans.
Tribal Seed-Bead Necklace, Urbanoutfitters.com for $28
This is dramatic, yet perfect for a t-shirt and cargoes.
Terrifically Turquoise Ring, Shopruche.com for $24.99
Beaded Chandelier Earring, Etsy.com for $29.50
Handmade on Etsy. Helloooooo.
Navajo-printed sunglasses, ASOS.com for $20.29
'80s Navajo perfection.