{For Fashion's Sake} Saturday: Mexi-Inspired

Luckily, I had just a few minutes to blog browse in between party planning and getting ready and when I came across this do on Cup of Jo, I knew it would be perfect for my Cinco de Mayo Dinner Party get-up.
I've shared some of her hair tutorials before, and once again, I was amazed at the simple beauty of this one.
Isn't it darling?!
I'm not a newbie to the crownbraid, but I usually put both braids over the front. 
In this tutorial, you have a braid all the way around (front and back), which I think I prefer, at least on my head.
Well, I've got plenty of party photos to share, but today I'm celebrating the end of all my finals by handing out at the Phoenix Zoo with my besties with the blue tongues...

The Breakdown:
Feather Earrings: Ireland $4ish
Gold Necklace: Forever21 $borrowed
Hex-Nut Bracelet: Made by me
Green Batwing Blouse: c/o WholeSale-Dress.net
Leather Double Belt: Anthropologie $borrowed
Maxi Skirt: Thrifted $3
Rainbow Huaraches: Target $15ish

Happy Saturday!

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  1. ASHLEY! I am DYING over how perfect this outfit is. And that skirt! It was made for you! Or it was made for me...and I should commit a crime and break a couple commandments and steal it from you?

    Also, is that Leisl in the background of one of those picks? If so, tell her hi and that her dress is darling.

  2. beautiful outfit! I should try braids too, I'm a bit lazy :P

  3. you look AMAAAAAZING. seriously. the poofiness and color of the blouse is a perfect balance with the skirt...which happens to be fabulous all on its own. so beautiful.

  4. I LOVE this skirt. You look so pretty :)

    xx, Brittni


  5. Dying over the amazing awesomeness that is this outfit! So perfect and the shirt and skirt combo are stunning

  6. This is the most perfect, modern way to dress for Cinco de Mayo! I LOVE the braid, the skirt, the huaraches... heavenly!

    <3 The Daily Dani

  7. This is such a great outfit and it's not over the top, it's just perfect!

  8. SO SO SO PRETTY! You are gorgeous! I love your hair.

  9. In LOVE with this outfit!! :)

  10. So lovely! i love this! (thats a bit repetitive) I posted a video today, that reminded me of your music style, perhaps because we both share a love for the musical stylings of Alison Sudol, and pretty, happy music.

  11. Great outfit! Always so nicely dressed!

    Wanted to let you know I awarded you with a blog award. You can see it here: http://whatwouldamotherwear.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-favorite-skirt-plus-blog-award.html

    Thanks for bringing sunshine to my days!

  12. umm, you are amazing. this outfit is SO great.

  13. o-m-g! you look soooo cute!!!!! this is definetely amazing! not only for 5 de mayo but for a casual outfit!...
    you look beautiful, but i think, eso ya lo sabes! un beso!

  14. Cute! I've been thinking about trying that, but wasn't sure if I could pull it off. YOU can!

  15. I really wish Target would bring back the huaraches! I remember them so vividly one shopping trip and then totally forgetting and missing out on them forever. sad day.

  16. that skirt is amazing as is your hair. Heading over to check out that tutorial now. Alas, i fear my hair is still too short for pretty styles like that

  17. wow this is one of my favorite outfits that I have seen you wear!


    Born To Be Styled

  18. you look gorgeous!!! xoxo joanna


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