Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Homefront: Cinco de Mayo Dress Up

Over the weekend, we attended a little birthday party for me and a nephew and a baby shower for my sis. But this post is about the Cinco De Mayo themed party we attended. There was a piñata of course at a few of these and lots and lots of good Mexican food and authentic dulches Mexicanos (candy!) I had my first taste of yummy, perfected, homemade flan (made by her) and other authentic treats.

I wore this, yes I did. I actually own 3 of these Mexican embroidered vintage dresses. This long cream one, a short hot pink one and a short white one with pale pink embroidery (it's very pretty). 


I love them all, but have never worn them. I wore this long one with a vintage red belt, vintage red cowboy boots I got at an auction and these amazingly (huge, pointy, uncomfortable) red enameled flower clip on earrings. My ears hurt just thinking about them, but oh the cuteness.

Many people remarked how 'festive' I looked as I was pretty much the most colorful thing there (aside from the piñata), though I wonder if that mostly meant 'ridiculous'? Oh well. It's not everyday we get to dress up as a Spanish Rose (even if we DO look a little ridiculous). At least I didn't go all dio de los muertos with a  sugar skull, now eh?

For those of you wondering, Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday celebrated in the United States and primarily limited to the state of Puebla in Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. (thanks, wikipedia) as my knowledge of Mexico is little more than a brief visit to Tijuana). Cinco de Mayo is also my little brother's birthday... Happy Birthday Jae!!


vivian said...

Sounds like a lot of partying going on! LOVE your little mexican outfit.. but you should have taken your picture in it! we want to see!! I forgot about cinco de mayo. hmmm.. I have nothing even closely related to mexican decor.. or mexican anything, except for some taco shells in the cupboard! but... hey.. good idea.. maybe we'll have tacos for dinner! thanks for the inspiration!
hugs and happy cinco de mayo!

Bethany Dirksen said...

I don't think you could possibly have a better cinco de mayo outfit.

Isn't it amazing how much clip on earrings hurt! I have a couple pair that were my grandma's and I honestly can't get over the fact that she wore them all the time!

Kristina P. said...

That is simply perfect.

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