Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo, kids! This is one of my favorite holidays because it makes me think of the rich tapestry that is Mexican culture. I love the colorful joie de vivre of it all. And it is, colorful.

The color saturates everything from clothing, to jewelry, to art and pottery. You can see evidence of the influence in design stores everywhere. Both pottery pieces below can be found on Etsy.

The artist Frida Kahlo will always amaze me.

Fashion and home decor are easy venues that you can help you to incorporate a little Cinco de Mayo celebration into your life today. I'm in love with these appropriately named "Frida" earrings from Etsy seller, Tamar.

Gorgeous top from Anthropologie, a steal at $168. Sure.

If the top from Antrho is not in your budget, fret not. You can head down to your local mercado (if you live in Texas) or surf the net for handmade hacienda dresses. They will usually run you around $25. My sister-in-law and I love them and always pick one up whenever we are visiting our mother-in-law in San Antonio. Mine looked similar to the one below but I shortened the hem line for a little more modern fit. A cute belt around the waist makes it feel more like a flirty dress and less like a Mexican mumu.

The arcs on this Anthropologie quilt reminds me of flamenco dancers skirts in full-twirl. Who doesn't like a good twirl?

This chair would be my best friend. A cocoon of color.

Have a very happy Cinco de Mayo and please enjoy a margarita for me.

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