May
02
2014
0


Friday Frocks: Aye Mami!

mexico fashionIn order to attend a fiesta, one must be ready to stand up, stand out, and salsa… or at least consume some.  The best kind of frocks for fiestas happen to be colorful and embellished- two things that terrify most black uniformed New Yorkers.  Fear not, colorphobes.  I’m not talking quinceanera kind of couture.  Think casual, perfectly paired with strappy, flat leather sandals, big hoops, a stack of bangles, and a taco.  En fuego.

fiesta-dresses1. Candela Coco Maxi Dress, 2. Vix Swimwear Agra Pia Short Dress, 3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Strapless Broderie Cotton Voile Dress, 4. VAVA by Joh Han Deanna Off the Shoulder Dress, 5. Diane von Furstenberg Chios Macramé Cotton Blend Dress, 6. Collettte by Collette Dinnigan Daisy Dots Broderie Anglaise Voile Dress, 7. d.Ra Sayuri Dress, 8. Mara Hoffman Fitted Tank Dress, 9. Etoile Isabel Marant Bloom Woven Cotton Blend Mini Dress, 10. Camilla V Neck Asymmetrical Hem Dress

xx,

WhyDid

Related posts:

Apr
29
2014
2


How To Tuesday: The Perfect Margarita (Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo)

kirsten smith smittyAs mentioned, May is a mere few days away.  Spring is in full swing and summer is hot on its trail.  Sure, Memorial Day is the real “summer kickoff” but I consider Cinco de Mayo the primer.  The last time I made a Cinco de Mayo video was beyond fun, but a bit chaotic.  This week’s episode gets down to the nitty gritty- a Cinco de Mayo (and basically all summer long) essential: the perfect margarita.  Watch as my special guest, Cesar Navarro, walks us through the simple and delicious recipe.

xx,

WhyDid

Related posts:

Apr
28
2014
1


Setting the Mood: Five Alive
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

mexican fiestaSomehow it seems we’ve made it through the showers of April without drowning and soon it will be May, one of my favorite months.  So, bring on the flowers.  Also, go ahead and bring on the tequila because Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.  Sure, some people take it to extremes kind of like St. Patrick’s Day, but because I could easily eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life, I’m happy to have a designated day for it.  Fun fact: Cinco de Mayo (also called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla) is not actually Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16.  Another reason to indulge in Mexican culture.

cinco de mayo accessories

Anna Sui Lace Paneled Silk Kimono,  Eugenia Kim Sylvie Floral Embellished HeadbandCharlotte Olympia Rosa Rose Appliquéd Leather SandalsAlexander McQueen The De Manta Printed Clutch

Olé!

xx,

WhyDid

Related posts:

May
05
2012
0


Weekend Playlist: The Fifth of May
Written by: WhyDid | Weekend Playlist

cinco de mayoHappy Cinco de Mayo… Now before you strap on that sombrero, do you have any idea what Cinco de Mayo is all about?  No?  Hell, I don’t even know why we celebrate it.  I do know that I could live off of salsa and margaritas alone… but let’s pretend for a moment that there’s more to Cinco de Mayo than an excuse to drink Corona before noon:

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla,where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).  The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.  In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.  Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.

Well then, seems that there is, in fact, quite a bit to celebrate… to which you will most definitely need something to shake your maracas to.

And if you find that the salt on the rim of your glass is not enough sustenance to get you through the fifth of May, you should go ahead and try whipping up these easy (and delicious) enchiladas.

besos,

WhyDid

Related posts:

May
04
2011
0


Why Did You Wear That: Cinco de Style
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

Cinco de Mayo is another one of those holidays that Americans celebrate with no idea why.  They simply celebrate because it is yet another reason to drink heavily and eat delicious Mexican food.  I see nothing wrong with either of these two things, but I do think that we should probably figure out what it is that we’re actually celebrating.  Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say;

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory overFrench forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

Alright, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get this party started.  For a holiday such a Cinco de Mayo, you have to go all in.  From the food to the drinks to the dress, it’s easy to get into the spirit.  Below are some awesome ways to bring a little bit of south of the border style to your celebration:

uno. Jen’s Pirate Booty Senorita Dress, $148, dos. Wendy Nichol Handknit Shawl, $350, tres. Nightcap Clothing Crochet Beach Pant, $190, quatro. Arden B. Crochet Trim Tube Romper, $49, cinco. All-American Swing Skirt, $14.80, seis. Love Sam Guaze Smock Top with Lace, $174, siete. Top Shop Red Flower Crochet Insert Dress, $70, ocho. Free People Mexican Embroidered Shift Dress, $168

Once you’ve got your outfit picked out, don’t forget to make up a big pitcher of sangria (my famous recipe here) and cook up some crowd pleasing enchiladas (recipe and last year’s fiesta video here).

 

xx,

WhyDid

Related posts:



©2011 whydid.com