Well, as I spent a semester studying in Mexico, I had lots of time to wander around the markets and plazas. I brought home some treasures, and these sandals were included. I wore them just about every day there and continued to wear them for a few years after. But they've been in hibernation now for several years and it's definitely time to pull them out!
I decided to go with reds, as they are a color I associate with Mexico. This silk blouse is one of my thrifted/refashioned pieces that will last in my wardrobe for years. I love the pop of color it provides, and it's nice and cool on a hot day. The chambray skirt is another thrifted/refashioned piece that was a slightly bigger, midi length skirt in its former life. Again, another one that'll get tons of wear. The thin scarf was thrifted in Newark 4 years ago, and adds just a hint of 'ethnic' flavor though I have no knowledge of it being from Mexico.
I didn't celebrate 5 de Mayo, nor do I ever, but that is what sparked the idea for this week's theme thanks to Beth of Bethie the Boo! I love this theme as it gave me a chance to reminisce a bit, and pull out some favorites for the look. Thanks, Beth :) Make sure to go see what the other ladies came up with by clicking on their pictures.