I’ve always considered it such a bummer that we don’t get more into Day of the Dead here in the US- perhaps it’s just too much to do the whole thing and still do halloween at the same time. Maybe one of these days I will throw a party dedicated only to this theme. It is simply the most beautiful and interesting aesthetic ever. I love the colors- the patterns- the amazing decorated skulls and intricately cut lace.
So all that being said- I was pretty excited about this Dia de los Muertos inspired, low key look. To quote Iris Apfel, “More is more and less is a bore, ” and one of my favorite things to do with style is to break that terrible rule about “toning things down” (seriously- what dull human invented that terrible rule- match a “loud” item with a “simple” item… uuugggggg) and instead I like to “tone things up” It’s just more fun that way. It’s literally so tough for me to dress in any sort of civilized manner anymore because I just have so much fun mixing together interesting colors and textures. My girl Audrey of AffectionatelyAudrey.com could tell you- it gets freaking addictive!
I’m lucky enough to have this beautiful rainbow church right around the corner from my house- providing the perfect background for this ootd. The top and shorts are from Goodwill (coming in at less than $10) the earrings were $5 at the African Street Festival (my freaking favorite festival of the year!) in Nashville and the necklace was a gift from my fantastic sister Heather. The glasses are freaking rad AF because they are actually full on prescription (I have TERRIBLE vision) from ZenniOptical.com. I think all told- they cost me $15 in total, that’s including lenses and shipping!
Love and Thrift Friends!