Look of the Week: Loreto Art Walk

My Dressing Room Diaries is a fun series where I visit different stores, try on many things and share with you why or why not they work for me. I do have a budget, so seldom buy the clothes. My visit to Ann Taylor 2 weeks ago was different. When I fell for this blouse and jeans… I bought them, which is out of character for me because I seldom wear pattern and don’t “do” distressed.

Saturday night we went into town for the Loreto Art Walk and Music Festival. Just off the town square, a little street was lined with stalls of local jewelry, pottery, weavings, and paintings.

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After a day under my sunhat, my hair was trashed so I used the dreaded banana clip to keep my hair neat.

Loreto Art Walk

I chose comfy, walking sandals and added big earrings that are featherlight and fun. The soft pink of the earrings is picked up in the tropical pattern on my blouse. I love these trumpet sleeves. They feel feminine and are a nice contrast to the slightly frayed bottom edge of the jeans.

toiwn square in Loreto Mexico

I didn’t have room to pack my pink straw tote bag so brought this foldable red one, which doesn’t match…oh well!

Loreto Art Walk

This lady spoke much better English than I did Spanish.

The stalls were filled with the most interesting art.

Loreto Art Walk

Loreto Art Walk

Notice the man behind me, on the right. He’s walking around giving out samples of Margaritas:)

I half-tucked the blouse into my jeans to shorten it, narrow the bottom and give it a bit more shape. Hanging loose, it would require a lighter weight pant. These jeans are meant to be cropped but are full length on me. The petite jeans had a lower rise which I didn’t like the feel of.

Loreto Art Walk

Loreto Art walk

Loreto Art Walk

Before dinner at a local restaurant, I took a peek into some local shops at their silver earrings and bracelets. Mexico is famous for its sterling silver and there is a lot admire.

Jewelry shopping in Loreto

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Wearing- blouse | jeans | sandals similar | earrings |tote bag 

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  1. Angela Grafe
    March 20, 2017 / 4:44 am

    Dear Jennifer
    Your outfit is perfect and I love your glasses. Seems you bought the frame right together with the fantastic blouse!
    Enjoy your sunny days! Yours Angela

    • Jennifer
      March 20, 2017 / 9:12 am

      I’m really happy with my new glasses. It’s so dry here contacts are not easy to wear. The blouse is so different for me but I love it.

  2. March 20, 2017 / 5:14 am

    I am so glad you bought this outfit…it looks great on you! Enjoyed the post…

  3. LINDA mcgilvray
    March 20, 2017 / 6:10 am

    You look wonderful in that outfit! I guess sometimes it pays to move away from black and other neutrals…love your blog!

    • Jennifer
      March 20, 2017 / 9:13 am

      You’re so right, Linda! I’m finding and wearing more color this year than ever before and love how it feels.

  4. March 20, 2017 / 6:38 am

    Love your top! So very tropical and perfect for vacation wear. You look fabulous. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

    • Jennifer
      March 20, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Thanks, I really love it too!

  5. Joanna
    March 20, 2017 / 9:37 am

    I love that top and the tuck gives it the relaxed, laid back vacation feel. It’s a great one to travel with, as you could easily dress that up by pairing it with a skirt. Seeing you in those jeans has convinced me yo buy a pair. I have intensely disliked the ripped Jean style on anyone but this .i could do. See! You’re getting me out of my style rut.
    I am a little jealous that you are enjoying the sun & warmth while we have frost this morning. But, spring is here! ????

    • Jennifer
      March 20, 2017 / 9:44 am

      Happy spring, Joanna!! It will get to you soon.xoxo

  6. retro-roost
    March 20, 2017 / 11:18 am

    You look beautiful, happy, and relaxed. : )

    • Jennifer
      March 20, 2017 / 12:25 pm

      Thanks so much!

  7. March 20, 2017 / 11:21 am

    It’s so nice seeing you in pattern. I looked up this top to order it but it’s only available in the light blue which would do nothing for me. More colours please Ann Taylor.

    • Jennifer
      March 20, 2017 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks, Annemarie. It’s new to me and I am liking it!

  8. Pauline
    March 20, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Have You worn this blouse In a post previously, think I have seen it.

    • Jennifer
      March 20, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      I showed this blouse in Dressing Room Diaries 2 weeks ago when I found it!

  9. Jaymie Ashcraft
    March 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    I love this blouse!!

  10. Robin
    March 20, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Hi Jennifer….this outfit looks fabulous on you. Love it! I would not change a thing! Banana clips have a purpose in life, which look just fine in the tropics or really hot weather. 😉 it’s nice to see a blogger go with the flow….enjoy your vacay.


    Ps…I’ve often wondered…how many clothes do these bloggers have! Thanks for your honestly!!

    • Jennifer
      March 20, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Lol! I’ve wondered that about other bloggers too, Robin. Thanks!

  11. Janet
    March 20, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I love this! You look great in it!

    • Jennifer
      March 20, 2017 / 9:13 pm


  12. Arell
    March 21, 2017 / 10:40 am

    You look fabulous in your new outfit. The color is stunning on you and I love the print. I am not a “print” gal myself, but sometimes it is nice to break out of our style routines. I also love the glasses that you wore and your hair looked adorable up in the clip. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

    • Jennifer
      March 21, 2017 / 11:27 am

      I’m not a print gal either but really like this one 🙂

  13. March 21, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    This is a great look for you, Jennifer!

    I always enjoy your posts, but I especially love ones like this that give us a glimpse of somewhere new and interesting. Bonus!

    • Jennifer
      March 21, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you, Elaine!

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