This summer I am continuing to teach Zumba. I am also taking belly dance and yoga. I just started taking a beginning class in Tai Chi. I love to weat pretty work out clothes and I am getting tired of the plain-looking exercise clothes available at the local Walmart in this small town. I don't own any of these yet, but they look very cute.
Anyone who reads this blog knows that Vivienne Westwood is my favorite designer. I think most of all, I really like Vivienne herself, and her designs look like the embodiment of her life and personality. These clothes definitely have an English look to them. Some look like soccer uniforms that were altered and embellished by artsy punky people. I also really like the drapiness of many of the clothes and fabrics. I hope that I can be half as successful in old age as Vivienne. (I'm fifty years old now!)
May=carnaval in La Ceiba. Luckily, there's no inappropriate flashing a la Rio de Janeiro, but it’s defnitely the month of unlimited booze, chicks in skimpy clothes and excessive crepe paper.
I happen to reign in the land of night life party poopers BUT I do looove to go out during the day with my sisters to share our critique of the parade and obnoxiously stare at the funny looking costumes. We also shamingly admit to DIE for the over-fattening food and underpriced hair accessories. YUM for both.
Sunglasses...I still frowned at the $5.00 price though. My goodness, I'm such a cheapskate. =S
It's like inspiration paradise…a couple of proper little ladies in peter pan collars stand out in the crowd and bright color combos are EVERYwhere.
Cutie petuties for cash keepin'.
(By this point I realize I used the word “chicks” on the first paragraph. =S It’s the vibe, I tell ya!)
I missed out on some interesting costumes I later heard about. Dang it. I was probably too busy stuffing my face with cotton candy or small talking with random boys.
By random boys I mean these, of course!:
As for outfits:
On redhead sis, thrifted dress I altered for her + vintage belt.
On me, thrifted top + selfmade skirt.
Lace+scalloped edges+waist cinching+platform wedges...feels good to be a girl.
Another neat thing about May: los juegos mecánicos. Exact translation would be "mechanical games". I love these. LOVE them. It's as close as we get to having a theme park and they're only here for one month a year.
I had a few bad experiences last time I went (one included literally jumping off the ferris wheel when it was stopped halfway while they added more people "to balance it out because something wasn't working correctly". I turned pale.) I came back the same week. Not kidding when I said I love them.
I prefer to get there early because there's something *CHEESY ALERT* magical about it when it's empty. Magical and freaky.
Besides, it's always a plus to have access to delish mango salads without having to fight anyone for the best slices! Don't you agree? =)
I have plenty of new thrift finds and sewing/design projects to share. Ohhh, and Geral got herself a new sewing machine WOOHOOO.That will be for next post..this one sure took up half the online universe. =P Thankyou to those who keep coming back...I know I usually take an eternity to post.
"I believe that the basicity and elegance of dress must be countered whit a strong accessory. My Swarovski's bear. I believe this to be a fashion designer."
1.Where you come from?
Lake Garda 2.Where are you going? To Dinner 3.Where you would like to return? Vienna 4. 3 albums of the moment Low Frequency Club - Johnny Come Home Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw and the Remix Booker T & the MG's 5.Last website you visited Oh My Shoes 6.Last book you read "Noi", Walter Veltroni 7. What have you had for breakfast? Chocolate Cake 8. Tell me a remarkable thing that makes me remind of you My spontaneity
T-shirt: Primark London Shorts: vintage, Gianni Versace Shoes: Birkenstock Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Watch: Swatch Shopping bag: from Tate Modern London Necklace: Swarovski bear from Brick Lane-London
I have been seriously MIA, and although I've been a terrible blogger ever since I graduated and started working full-time over a year ago, this past month has been in-sane. I traveled to New Orleans for work at the beginning of the month to present two abstracts, completed a third publication, finished my initial application to medical school, went home to CA for a week, watched the boyfriend FINALLY graduate (so thankful to no longer be dating a college boy, haha), and am working weekends to help the boss finish up a grant due next week. But I am alive and have been redecorating the apartment like crazy. It's really no where near where I want it to be yet, but it's getting there. :) Here are two easy outfits I snapped pictures of as well. I am obsessed with comfort, slouch, wrinkles, and ease right now. Also loving bold prints and of course I can't say no to a polka-dotted see-through top. ;)
First: Rachel Roy dress. Aldo shoes. Second: Love and Bravery top. BCBG shorts. Christian Louboutin shoes.