Maddie and I have something in common, or rather someone: Sherry Barnett, owner of Barks and Bubbles and Blush Boutique. I’ve been taking to Maddie to Barks and Bubbles since I moved to Santa Fe because Maddie and I both agree that their grooming and pet-sitting is fabulous. And when I found out that she owns a clothing store, I couldn’t wait to check it out.The first time I visited Blush at their new location in the DeVargas mall, I couldn’t believe my eyes! As I perused the store I kept thinking I’d wear this…and that…I’d wear all of these!
Blush has the basics from knit sweaters and flowing scarves to nylon pencil skirts and spandexy work-out clothes. But it was their collection of fitness fashion that really caught my attention. Their sports bras and tights come in bright basic colors, with wonderfully creative straps, turning an ordinary piece into a statement. There’s no need to sacrifice your inner-fashionista even while you’re at the gym. When I work out first thing in the morning I love the way I feel for the rest of the day. Feeling good and healthy with positive energy is what makes us beautiful.
“Although we carry a lot of younger items, everything can be paired in such a way as to fit more age groups, to have a more youthful or sophisticated style” said Amanda, Sherry’s soon-to-be daughter in-law and employee at Blush. “We also sell a lot of the brands that magazines advertise as a ‘get the look for less’ piece.” True—take for example, a classic tee. It looks like a normal shirt, except that sleeves are connected with chiffon, giving this flowy shirt just a touch of detail to make it unique and pretty. Blush also has a great collection of elegant knit sweaters that are a must-have for layering.
Walking toward the door, of the customers in the store called out, “I’ll keep coming back!”
And so will I!