I’ve been thinking a lot about Mexican florals, colorful embroidery and what I can only call “the Frida Kahlo effect,” so it wasn’t surprising that I started daydreaming about a trip to the Mexican Riviera Maya…and what accessories I would wear.
What says Mexican folkloric more than a bold floral headwrap? They looked great on Maya Hansen’s runway models, and of course I can just recreate Frida’s very own for my next DIY project!
With Mexico on the brain, my stomach started rumbling for some authentic South of the Border food. I found a new “tapas” place in Soho called Antojeria La Popular (“La Popular” for short), which is based around small plates of Mexican street food.
It was also freeeezing outside, so it was the perfect cozy place to slip inside and get into the spirit.
First of all, how cute is this restaurant???
Loving this straw clutch from Mar Y Sol’s Spring line (“that’s “Sea and Sun” for those of you who failed high school Spanish!”) with yellow floral embroidery. Talk about a ray of sunshine! Definitely bringing THIS on my trip!
The food will have you pulling up Expedia on your phone to book that trip to Mexico! Or at least to browse through some travel photos. I know I did!
Or how about this embroidery-inspired oil-cloth handbag by Carlos by Carlos Santana’s spring line? Fun, festive and also practical! Perfect for a day of sightseeing around some Mayan ruins, no?
Yes those are crickets…and yes I did!!!
Ok, these shoes are technically based around Sicilian folkloric style, not Mexican, according to Dolce & Gabbana, but I still think they’d fit in perfectly on that trip to Mexico.
Hasta la vista!