Cinco de Mayo Inspirations

Cinco de Mayo doesn’t celebrate Mexico’s independence. That’s actually September 16, which also happens to be my birthday. I only know this fact because my dear Mexican friend, Libett, has hammered that into my head since we met twenty years ago. In fact, my birthday cards from her always wish me a Happy Mexican Independence Day as well. While Cinco de Mayo does commemorate the unlikely Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, it has mostly become an excuse for gringos to drink margaritas at Chevy’s. 

With that history lesson out of the way, this gringa certainly loves these Mexican-inspired (some a bit more authentic than others) vintage items:

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. You’re not gringa- you’re half Cuban! Glad to see that my Mexican history lessons have paid off! :)