I hope you enjoyed my Colombia Travel Guide. Here you can find where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in Bogota, Medellín, and Cartagena. The only thing lacking is a synopsis of Colombian fashion. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know how I dressed for the trip, but what about the overall vibe?! It is my pleasure to introduce you to the very talented Colombian designer, Mercedes Salazar!
People often remark about my ability to accessorize an ensemble head to toe. I am very flattered that my “fans” are taking notice because if there is one thing I would like to be known for it would be this exactly! I do not just wear clothes. Everyone knows how to take a dress off of a hanger and zip it up the back – that is what kindergarten is for. I am an expert in the fashion industry and I style clothes for a living. I observe details in garments and pair them with complimentary accessories. Quite frankly, I never leave the house without earrings. I am uncomfortable without them. So why am I telling you this? Because I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT MERCEDES SALAZAR’S EARRINGS AND HANDBAGS PRIOR TO MY TRIP.
These works of art will elevate your #ootd from good to runway ready in a matter of seconds. Every item in the collection is unique, bold, and over-sized. I am talkin’ shoulder length parakeets #dead, sweeping tassels, and fruit-shaped woven handbags. To me, Mercedes Salazar is like the Colombian Kate Spade (RIP). How AMAZING would yesterday’s look have been with this bag or these earrings?!
Shop My Favorite Mercedes Salazar Pieces
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Now do you believe me?! The price point is a little higher than your average costume jewelry, but rightfully so. These treasures are handmade in Colombia with quality materials. I am so happy that I discovered them in a clothing boutique in the middle of Cartagena. For your shopping convenience, Mercedes Salazar’s designs can be found online at: Shopbop, Moda Operandi, Revolve, and Net-a-Porter. For the entire collection visit int.mercedessalazar.com – with worldwide shipping, you’ll have your order in 5-10 days!