There are things you expect to stock up on

When you’re in Mexico — beaded accessories, silver jewelry and tequila.


And then there are things you do not expect to stock up on when you’re in Mexico: oversized bat-winged sweaters…


and giant scarves. Both of which made it home in my suitcase. The sweater is from Shalom in Playa del Carmen, which you should stop into if you’re ever there. I have a feeling you’d like it.


The scarf is from a stall on Playa’s Fifth Avenue. And I should point out that it is made of — and I am not even kidding you — llama wool. Which might actually be something you would expect.

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  • Reply Teresa March 21, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    oh the jewellery! the sweaters are for sure a surprise but looks lovely. Can’t wait to see you in them :)

  • Reply hauteworld March 22, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Loving your Mexico posts! The only thing I know I’d be careful of when it comes to stocking up on local fashion is that I’d be scared I’d come out looking like Ugly Betty in a poncho and loads of beaded jewelry ;-) I had the same problem in Peru when every market was filled with the most tempting colorful scarves and shawls. I’d assume llama wool would be gorgeous and much softer though… kind of like alpaca?

  • Reply Kelsey March 22, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Teresa — Thank heavens I brought such a gigantic suitcase, there’s no way I would have been able to cart back such bulky goods otherwise.

    Hauteworld — It’s very soft. And with your eye for style, I doubt you’d look anything like Ugly Betty. Would love to go to Peru one day — sounds so gorgeous!

  • Reply lisa March 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    These are all such great finds! Have you been to Taxco? It’s like the silver jewelry mecca of Mexico, and a wonderful colonial town to wander around in to boot.

  • Reply erin March 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    great photos as always kelsey! love that sweater – perfect seasonal transition piece!

  • Reply quelle March 25, 2010 at 1:48 am

    that sweater is awesome!

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  • Reply Simone January 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Hello. Is there any chance that you are selling this scarf? I live in Denmark, Europe. My sister bought me the same scarf(though in blue) when she visited Mexico some years back. I wear it almost everyday and it is my favorite scarf, but I lost it in the train :( :( :( :( SO SAD. Please get back to me

    • Reply Kelsey Dundon February 1, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Simone! I wish, but I still wear it all the time. Sorry! If I find a link to one I’ll send it your way.

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