This past holiday weekend we took a trip with friends to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was our first time there and perhaps not a typical July 4th destination (I always think of the shore or the Hamptons or the beach!) but it was a gorgeous place to be to celebrate. Santa Fe is considered high desert, so it’s not super dry or full of cacti, like I expected. It’s actually quite green and has a lot of rolling hills and mountains. The town is full of pueblo style homes, restaurants, and cool shops for all kinds of finds. I have my eye on a few turquoise squash blossom necklaces for the next time I head down there; they are SUPER well crafted and therefore a bit pricey! The pictures below will give you more insight to what the town looks like with its pueblo style buildings and the sites we saw during our visit. Since the weather was so agreeable, I found myself in easy dresses, tops, and sandals or sneakers. The denim dress and bags pictured are by Elleme, a new French brand that has great leather goods, clothing, and even jewelry. Very classically designed and easy to wear. (If you follow me on Instagram @ofthemomnt, you will have access to my ellemexofthemomnt giveaway that is ending Tuesday, July 12th!) If you have ever been to Santa Fe, I’d love to hear some ideas on things I missed and your experiences in the comments!This front door to the house we stayed at was so regalI love these windows with their wooden shuttersThe Pool, an essential part to any July 4th weekendIt was very green! They had a rainy springView from Ten Thousand Waves Spa in the mountainsStreetstyle in downtown Santa FeYoung boy dancing while his father narratedLoved all the colors of these ceramicsMore colorful ceramics and other home goodsMy ideal office, a la Shiprock Santa Fe, a super cool storeShiprock's opening display when you walk inMore from ShiprockLocal Art store that had beautiful prints and originals from local artistsShot of the flat roofs on the pueblo style buildings