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A Fashion Story Cinco De Mayo


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On May 5th the world celebrated Cinco De Mayo, a date that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla that took place on May 5, 1862. Here in the U.S. we take this day to celebrate Mexican-American culture. And what better way to celebrate such a commemorative moment than in an outfit that offers an honorable nod to the Mexican culture.

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Supersoft Faded Mid Rise Jean Legging • $79.90
American Rag Fringed Tie-Dye Tank Top • American Rag • $41.99 (Similar)
Floral Print Chiffon Kimono • Charlotte Russe • $26.99
Fergalicious Willa Platform Wedge Sandals • Fergalicious • $34.99 (Similar)

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In this week’s segment of A Fashion Story, we’ve taken on a few pieces that demonstrates the essence of a culture known for a love of rich and vibrant colors. When one thinks of Mexico, he/she closes their eyes and envisions waves of rich color and clay pots of course! Gotta throw my tidbit about container gardening somewhere in there too.
Now let me just go ahead and put it out there… I love the idea of a cultural melting pot. My family is the poster group for cultural variety as our ancestral roots trace back to many different races. Cinco De Mayo provided a chance for me to finally display a few of my favorite new pieces including these fabulously fun sunglasses from Old Navy (400 UV protection level), this gorgeous cardigan from Charlotte Russe and the shoes! What can I say about a super fun wedge? I found these babies at Kohls one day when I was checking up on JLo’s latest fashion offerings.
This outfit showcases pattern mixing, something I’ve recently begun to enjoy. The trick to making an outfit like this one work without appearing as though you’ve ripped off tidbits from every single fashion magazine ever written is to stick with similar colors in each pattern. The American Rag tank top has the muted versions of the colors in the cardigan. The shoes also present the same colors on a much stronger level.

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I wore light-colored jeans to put some distance between the two to avoid looking as though I have way too much going on. A pair of gorgeous white sunglasses goes with almost anything, don’t you agree? And they offer a sense of superstar style you can’t get in other shades, including black. Grab a pair of these babies and then come back and tell us how you turned heads all day long with your fabulous superfly style!
What do you think of pattern mixing?
**The post A Fashion Story Cinco De Mayo first appeared on Live Well… Be Fabulous**


40 Comments on A Fashion Story Cinco De Mayo

  1. You look amazing in this look! I love how bright and colourful the outfit is but the real winner for me is the wedges, they are so pretty!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  2. Your kimono is beautiful and all the prints do work well together. I really like your printed wedges, they are so fun and perfect for summer!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. So many gorgeous details Kasonndra! I love this subtle mix of prints! The different pieces work so well together. And the wedges are everything! Love their lace up detail!;) I wish you an amazing Sunday! And thank you so much for your last comment! It made my day!;)

  4. love those wedges! You look fabulous! Fantastic outfit!
    Great way to give tribute to Mexican culture.

  5. This look is just perfect! Love your wedges and kimono. What a great way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

  6. Such a fresh outfit! And you nailed the pattern mixing!


  7. Your shoes are so fun!!

  8. Christianne // May 16, 2016 at 3:42 pm // Reply

    I really love the prints in this outfit. Like i gave said on instagram. Happy Monday!
    Xo, Christianne

  9. loving these pastel colors! you look gorgeous!

  10. Pattern mixing is a quick way to add life to an outfit! Love those shoes too!


  11. Oh my gosh you look sooo cute!! I love the fringed top and those wedges!!

    All the Cute 🎀
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  12. OMG love those shoes! So colorful, not to mention they look quite comfortable 🙂

  13. love the printed kimono and top!! 😀

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  14. So pretty! Love your wedges!!

    xx, Elise

  15. Amazing look darling! Those shoes are so pretty! Love the entire outfit! Stay fabulous! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    much love, Len

  16. Loving all the colors on your outfit here babe. Great look 🙂

  17. Those SHOES!!!!!!! I’m in love!!! Thanks for linking up this week!


  18. You look beautiful, so summery and fun!


  19. Such cute shoes, and I love the colors in your outfit. Thanks for linking up!


  20. Great mix of prints with with the blouse and kimono. You look radiantly beautiful! 🙂

  21. This outfit was colorful, cute and chic as well as being perfect for Cinco de Mayo! #PersonalStyleLinkup

  22. happinessatmidlife // May 20, 2016 at 5:03 am // Reply

    Love how the colors all work so well together!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  23. I adore all of the colors in this outfit!! You are gorgeous!


  24. Great look! I need those wonderful shoes! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  25. Loving the colorful and bright outfit of yours dear. Its lovely the way you teamed up your footwear with the outfit. Amazing it is…:)

  26. I’m in love with that top! The fringe is so fun!

  27. so beautiful outfit i like really

  28. This bright outfit looks fabulous on you, it have the summery beautiful feel. x

  29. Kelsey&Kenecha // May 26, 2016 at 7:08 pm // Reply

    Loving these prints, such nice wedges x


  30. Hanna Painter // June 6, 2016 at 11:22 am // Reply

    Such a beautiful look, great combo dear! I like it very much xoxoxo Hanna

  31. What a fun and bright look! I love your hair!

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