mesh top, black denim, and western boots
White Sands, New Mexico
mesh top, black denim, and western boots
White Sands, New Mexico
oversized denim jacket, black denim, and western boots
DL1961 denim and Topshop western boots
White Sands, New Mexico
H&M denim jacket
H&M denim jacket
White Sands, New Mexico
White Sands, New Mexico

White Sands, New Mexico

I can officially say New Mexico has the most surreal landscapes I’ve ever experienced. Ever since my husband and I got married, we’ve traveled quite a bit around his home state. I’ve seen the moon-like crater of Taos to the fields of black lava in Valley of Fires, but White Sands had remained elusive (to me at least) until our most recent trip. Miles of pristine white sand dunes as far as the eye can see and surrounded by an endless line of mountain ranges on every horizon. If this place isn’t on your bucket list, I certainly suggest you add it.

Tread carefully here. B and I climbed just a few dunes over to take pictures where there were less people and it was crazy how easily you can become disoriented. Sound is muffled and there are few points of reference, so you quickly lose your sense of direction. Even in 50 degree weather, I found myself guzzling water after just 30 minutes of climbing up and down the dunes.

But don’t let this scare you off. As long as you’re sensible, it’s a wonderful family trip. We spent most of our time in well-marked areas, walking barefoot in the fine sand and sledding down the dunes alongside kids and adults alike. As you might have guessed, my son had the time of his life in this giant sandbox (and still refers to it as “the beach”). Afterwards we took a little tour of the nearby town of Alamogordo, where I picked up a pair of oversized silver feather earrings at The Blue Stone – a great source for Native American jewelry and home goods. We also took advantage of McGinn’s, one of the two major pistachio farms that are based there. My son had a pistachio ice cream cone the size of his head (largely shared with his parents and grandparents) and we filled our bags with spicy and sweet pistachio bark for the holidays!

White Sands, New Mexico
White Sands, New Mexico
White Sands, New Mexico
White Sands, New Mexico

brow bar sunglasses
H&M jean jacket (I sized up to a US 14 for a boxy fit)
Helmut Lang mesh top (old, try this one)
Massive Attack t-shirt
studded belt
DL1961 jeans
Topshop boots (sold out, close match)

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That is way too cool!! Those photos of you with no one around were totally worth needing to guzzle water and almost getting lost, haha.
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Wow! I had no idea they had white sands there. And you can sled down it? So cool!

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Loved your post of White Sands. I grew up in Alamogordo and have not been home since 2004. Your pics of White Sands has officially made my day and me a little homesick. Beautiful pics.

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Aw that makes my heart swell! I’m so glad my photos did this incredible place justice!

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These photos are gorgeous!!

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The white sand is gorgeous! I’d love to go to a beach with white sand!

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These shots are GORGEOUS!! So amazing and I love your boots, too!
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beautiful photos
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Oh this is an interesting location! The photo of your son in a wagon pulled by his dad is the cutest. I like your top too, pretty nice!

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Amazing photos! New Mexico looks beautiful! http://mariannyc.com/2017/12/05/tocca-gift-guide/

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Wow what a gorgeous place! The photos are gorgeous! Gemma x
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these photos are so rad! such a neat location and super cool outfit!

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These photos are absolutely beautiful! I love White Sands…it is such an amazing place to visit!

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So badass dear, I love it! Your photos are really beautiful too. So artistic. Great job!

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Oh wow, what an incredible place to visit! These photos are stunning! I like your double denim outfit too.

The photos of your son are so sweet – I have a boy who’s never out of the sandpit so he would love this, haha!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and your Christmas preparation is going well. We’d planned to attend a few Christmas events but the boys got sick which meant a weekend at home. I got to wrap some pressies though! 🙂

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Omg this looks like a dream — so surreal! I could imagine being a little disoriented but that wouldn’t stop me from exploring. Thanks for sharing!

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