Thursday, May 3, 2012

fashion friday...cinco de mayo

That's right, it's friday and as usual, I'm linking up with the lovely {av} over at long distance loving for my Friday's Fancies.  

Today's Friday's Fancies is "cinco de may" plus "kentucky derby".  I was just going to stick with the Cinco de Mayo theme, but thought it would be fun to put together an outfit for the derby too.  I think I'd like to attend the Kentucky Derby someday...Maybe I'll add it to my pretend bucket list.   As silly as the  crazy big hats are, I think they are also pretty fabulous!!

I've never really been big into Cinco de Mayo; however I'm a HUGE fan of Mexican food!!  I could eat it everyday for the rest of my life-no lie.  Ask Mr. H!  I wanted my outfit to be simple and not scream ultra Mexican so I opted for a color palette with the Mexican flag colors.  This is totally something I'd wear and hello colored jeans are totally in right now.

I'm pretty pumped that Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year only because I'll be hanging out with my newly engaged sister-in-law on Saturday and I know she'll be totally up for Mexican food.  We'll be trying Bethenny Frankel's Skinny Girl Margaritas this weekend too and you know how nicely Mexican food goes with it.  I'm pretty pumped!  I need to look through my closet to hopefully find something almost as awesome to wear.

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The Kentucky Derby is very interesting to me.  I think it's so funny that women and men dress their best to go to watch horse racing.  I know it's more of a social thing, which if I went is all I'd be interested in anyways.  Ha.  I actually love these wide rim hats, especially for summer.  I'd look ridiculous in one, but a girl can pretend right???  If I got an invite from our fancy friends (in my dreams) who requested Mr. H and I attend the Kentucky Derby this weekend...I'd be wearing this wonderful floral dress, wide rim hat, and wonderful nude accessories.  

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What will you wear this weekend for Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby?  What fun plans do you have this weekend?

I told you my plans for Saturday, hanging out with SB, my sister-in-law and Friday night and Sunday will be filled with Mr. H time!!  I'm pretty excited about that since last weekend was super busy.

Have a very awesome weekend FRIENDS...whatever you do!


  1. love that teal pants -- super cute!

    xx. ashlyn

  2. i'm a huge fan of mexican food, too... but your derby outfit is taking the cake for me! i love your perspective, with the cool color scheme & dark, sultry hat! A+ look in my book! great job!

    - l

  3. I would def wear both of these looks! I will be having a Skinnygril marg as well! :) Have a great weekend!!

  4. Both outfits are so fun. I think my fav is that derby dress. I would love to have that in my closet. Derby or not :)

  5. Love that derby outfit - what a gorgeous dress!

    The Other Side of Gray

  6. Great looks! I really dig the second one especially, great hat!


  7. Adorable outfits!! I love the second one - so cute! And I'm sure would look adorable on you! :)

  8. I like the derby outfit. The hat is great!


  9. Oh my gosh I lOooooooove that maxi dress! It's so fabulous!!! :)


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