In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I thought I'd give you some fun fashion and facts about Cinco De Mayo.
First the facts:
- Cinco De Mayo is Spanish for May 5, hence it's always on May 5. If you're thinking, "Thanks, Captain Obvious!", that means that you're smarter than the average bear cause I can't tell you how many times I've heard people ask, "When's Cinco De Mayo?"
- Cinco De Mayo is the celebration of a 4 hour victorious battle (most people party longer than the battle was) - it is not Mexican Independence Day. Now for the real reason I wanted to put this fact in there. My Bestie was born on Cinco De Mayo and I was born on Mexican Independence Day. Aren't we a pair (a really serious pair!)
- The American Cinco De Mayo observance didn't begin until 1967 when a group of California college students decided to commemorate this date because they felt there wasn't any Chicano or Mexican Holidays celebrated in the United States! Hmmmm, college students commemorating means P-A-R-T-Y, can you say Tequila!!
- And the last fun fact: Remember the Bachelorette Party Miss Angela is attending on Cinco De Mayo, well she better take her sombrero, cause where she's going they are trying to break a Guinness World Record!
I've been known to rock a mantilla, peasant blouse and skirt back in the day. That's me and my cousin walking in a parade back in the old hometown.
I've outgrown those days, but I do love bright oranges, reds, yellow & fuschia.
My last look has nothing do with the colors I associate with Cinco De Mayo, but I really love navy and green!
Happy Cinco De Mayo!