Cinco de Mayo…one of my spring favorites…
It gives me an excuse to eat even more Mexican food than I normally do. (Which is a lot.)
But what is Cinco de Mayo you ask? (Ok…you didn’t ask but I’ll be brief.)
It is a holiday made up in California during the United States Civil War. The French had invaded Mexico and the Union feared that it would use Mexico as a base to supply the Confederate army. However, on May 5th the small, 4,000 strong, Mexican army crushed the French (who were twice it’s size). This victory helped stave off the French until the Civil War ended at which point the Untied States helped Mexico take back their country from the French.
History lesson over. (I promised it would be brief.)
And I won’t make you scroll through any more details.
But you have to admit it’s interesting…
Oh, and as for these pictures. I’m in love with them. Elizabeth took them one afternoon in an unlikely location. And as for the dress. I picked it up in an unlikely location as well—and for only $2.
Viva painted brick buildings! Viva $2 dresses! Viva Cinco de Mayo!
…and Viva the delicious batch of salsa waiting for me in the fridge!
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Oh my goodness, that dress is precious, and the pictures are so cute! Nice work on a $2 dress!
Rachel @ Maybe Matilda
Adorable dress, and loving that blue brick! so festive!
Oh my goodness, where did you find that dress?! She is too cute!
Erin Shakespear says
We love Cinco de Mayo, too! Fried Ice Cream here we come. Mmmmmmm…..
That dress is spectacular. I love those sleeves and the pictures are brilliant!
That is soooo adorable!
I am in love with those photos. So striking.
2 dollars?!??! That’s my kind of find!! I wouldn’t mind at all if someone passed that dress on down to my daughter. Just sayin. 🙂
Carrie at In the Hammock Blog says
The dress is just adorable!!
In the Hammock Vintage
Great dress! I love the color of it with the blue wall.
Kimberly and Ashley @ Everyday Expressions says
So cute! I love the bright yellow against the blue background!