San Miguel - Part II, The Dress Shop

 
The dress that enticed us into Sindashi from the street...

The dress that enticed us into Sindashi from the street...

 

It was a rainy afternoon on our second day in San Miguel. We spent the day walking down the cobblestone streets, in and out of local shops and galleries, wine-tasting and eating along the way. When the rain finally stopped, we ventured down Mesones into a shop called Sindashi. Much to our surprise, each piece was handmade and hand-painted. From shawls to dresses and skirts, to hand-beaded ball gowns - I was enamored by the color surrounding us. It took about five minutes before Judy and I decided we were going to play dress up. The next two hours were spent trying on dress after dress, and making friends with other women as they visited the shop. Oddly enough, two of the women we met were also from Austin! Small world. We found the sweetest dress for Carrie too!

Carrie trying on a dress for her son's wedding. 

Carrie trying on a dress for her son's wedding. 

Judy & I in maybe our 3rd dress? 

Judy & I in maybe our 3rd dress? 

It was Judy's birthday and she ordered a custom dress before we left the store - I can't wait to see the finished product when it's complete! 

 
The dress from the storefront...can you believe all the detail? And the train? 

The dress from the storefront...can you believe all the detail? And the train? 

 
This. red. dress. I fell in love with it. Vibrant, richly dyed fabric with handpainted and handbeaded flowers everywhere you looked. This dress probably weighed 5-10 lbs - it was crazy! I tried it in black too - still may have to order that one. 
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This. red. dress. I fell in love with it. Vibrant, richly dyed fabric with handpainted and handbeaded flowers everywhere you looked. This dress probably weighed 5-10 lbs - it was crazy! I tried it in black too - still may have to order that one. 

In theme with last week's post, everything I love about traveling happened during our visit to San Miguel. You know you're on a true vacation when you don't care what you might be missing, because you want to stop right where you are and soak in the opportunity to act like a little girl and play dress up. I was grateful to the boys for being so patient with us during this pitstop - it's one of my favorite memories from the trip. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind dress for an upcoming event, look no further. Sindashi will create and paint a dress to your liking. The dresses pictured were off the rack, but they do custom orders all the time!