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I don't fit into any of my traditional Mexican clothes,
so this is the best I can do.


Mexican independence day just passed and I have to mention that many people get this very important holiday confused with 5 de Mayo even though they have nothing to do with each other. 5 de Mayo is not really celebrated in Mexico and is more of an annoying American holiday that has become synonymous with sloppy drunk people eating non-authentic Mexican food and wearing offensive costumes for the sake of "celebrating" our culture. I have so much more to say, but I'll stop my rant here, I pinky promise. 

A really close friend got married on the 15th of September and asked her guests to wear their traditional Mexican attire and a lot of people did! It was really cute seeing everyone in their colorful clothes and I wish I had taken more pictures during the party. I had to do a modern take on my look since my traditional garments do not fit! Lol. 

I paired this ruffle eyelet top with stretchy pencil skirt that I absolutely love because the fabric has some shine to it that tricks people into thinking it's leather. Did you fall for it?!? No? Okay. I wore this huge red rose hair clip that I made and a matching, vintage red straw purse I purchased at a thrift store many years ago. Gold accessories are my go-to, as always, and I added nude sandals because I really wanted the red to pop and be the highlight of my outfit. I later changed into a teal dress, but I forgot to take pictures in it! 
When someone says "happy cinco de mayo" to me

16 de Septiembre is the REAL Mexican Independence Day!


Thinking about the snacks in my purse



You guys have no idea how much I miss my country. I had a trip booked to Mexico long before I even knew I was pregnant, but my doctor forbade me to go because of the Zyka virus. I was really heartbroken, but I am going back as soon as my baby girl is born. Mexico is considered a megadiverse country and is home to deserts, rainforests, pristine beaches and many more. If you haven't had a chance to visit, I hope you do someday.

Are there any places in Mexico you recommend visiting, or would like to visit?

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Much love,
PerlaGiselle



72 comments

  1. such a beautiful outfit, very feminine!! you look good mama to be :)
    Sonia

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  2. Hola preciosa! Que guapa como siempre! :D
    Soy yo que hago mi traducion pero no se si es la mejor jajaja Aún que he tenido algunas aulas de español. ^^
    Besos

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    1. Oh que bien! Me gustaría hacer lo mismo! <3

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  3. This is a very beautiful outfit and you are glowing in it. That wedding was very colorful and beautiful, I’m sure.
    And oh...I’m swooning over that red color straw bag.

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    1. Oh wow... Thank you for that huge compliment! :)

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  4. Oh my really? People really think of 5 de Mayo as day celebrating independence? Wow. I always thought of it as another St Patricks Day IE: another day to get drunk.

    Your outfit is gorgeous love the ruffly OTS top and the bow in the hair is so pretty as is the bag!

    Allie of
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  5. I love this take on the traditional outfit, Perla:) You look lovely. Love the flower hair accessory.
    PS Thanks for the lovely comment on my post. I don't take as much pics on my film camera just because I'm limited to the the no. of exposures on the roll, and also because I don't develop them myself so it takes awhile.

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    1. Thank you so much for your reply! It's something that has always interested me, so I really appreciate it <3

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  6. Estás muy guapa! Ese look te queda genial y con la flor estás preciosa
    Espero tu opinión en mi último post, besitos!

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    1. Muchas gracias por el lindo comentario! <3

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  7. Fantastico! :-) Y que guapa estas!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias por el lindo comentario <3

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  9. Such a stunner... I love your outfit!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  10. Muito muito linda ♥
    O look e as fotos ficaram ótimas!

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  11. This is the perfect balance between tradition and fashion - you look utterly gorgeous. I'm especially LOVING the skirt and wow, that baby bump - I've only just discovered your blog so sorry I'm late to say this but CONGRATULATIONS! x
    Marina Rosie x
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  12. I love that everyone dressed up in traditional Mexican attire! And your skirt fooled me. I totally thought it was leather. You are the cutest mama to be! As much as it is a bummer you can't go to Mexico right now, it will be worth going after your baby is born!

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  13. I think you totally rocked this look for Mexican Independence! And it'll be so exciting to go back after your little girl in born! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I really cannot wait! <3

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  14. you look amazing babe! and your makeup is so pretty!

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  15. What a beautiful outfit and such a pretty flower in your hair!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Such a sweet comment! Thank you so much <3

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  16. How lovely your friend requested guests to wear their traditional Mexican clothing - your take was still wonderful darling, I just can't get over how beautiful you are! Also, HOW do you wear a red lipstick so well?! haha :) Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. You always leave the best comments! It was a wonderful celebration. Thank you for stopping by Gabrielle! I appreciate it!

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  17. Such a chic and sexy look you have here dear! Love the top, so sexy on you. And you're definitely rocking the bump.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  18. Your modern take looks so cute and stylish! You definitely accomplished your goal of having the red be the focus; I love those pops! I haven't been to Mexico but it's on my bucketlist :)

    Jessy
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    1. Thank you so much and I hope you do get to go! You will fall in love <3

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  19. You look stunning!! I am sorry to hear about Mexico. Hopefully you can visit home soon 💛

    Jelz Inspired | jelzinspired.blogspot.com

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  20. I have been to Mexico once, it was an amazing trip. Such a beautiful country! But your doctor was right, Zica is nothing to joke with, so better be safe than sorry.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Nice! What part of Mexico did you go to? Yeah, you're right. I really had to suck it up and deal with it. Lol

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  21. Wow, you look incredible - you even remind me a bit of the dancing lady emoji! I'm glad you explained about 5 de Mayo and Mexician Independence Day as it's not something I knew, I can imagine how frustrating it much be for you. Hope you had a lovely time at your friends wedding!

    Musings & More

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  22. Such a gorgeous outfit and photos!
    www.recklessdiary.ru

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  23. Glad you managed to come up with an outfit! It's hard in pregnancy when things don't fit! This looks lovely though. I like the red touches :)

    Hope you are having a nice weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  24. Oh what an adorable baby bump and outfit! I've traveled all over Mexico! People love the resort towns but really... my favorite place to visit is Guadalajara. There is so much to do and I just love it there! I am visiting for the first time in 9 years this coming November. Very excited to go!

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    Janine

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    1. Super cool! I have been wanting to do more exploring especially since there is so much to see. I agree, Guadalajara is such a fun city. I can't wait to read about your next trip :)

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  25. I love that your friend asked guests to come with traditional Mexican attire to her wedding. Major congrats to her, by the way! Love the outfit you wore - You look very stylish and the rose is GORGEOUS! Hope the virus will go down in Mexico. Sending you lots of love to your baby girl xx.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Awww what a sweet comment you left! thank you so much for the love <3

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  26. You look stunning Perla! Thanks for sharing history about Mexico!

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  27. You look gorgeous! I haven't been to Mexico but it's very high on my travel list. I'd love to explore it. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thank you! I hope you do get to visit some day. You will not regret it! <3

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  28. The skirt does actually look like its leather. Your pregnancy style is so on point, your makeup too. Mexico is on my bucket list, one of the places I would love to visit. Kisses!

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    1. I'm glad I tricked you ;) Thank you for your sweet comment! Let me know if you do end up going. I would love to see pictures <3

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  29. I love this modern take on traditional mexican clothes! I think you look gorgeous - and by the way, your makeup looks AMAZING.
    I've been truly fascinated by Mexico for a long time, and really want to visit soon :)
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  30. Very beautiful! Love that flower in your hair and the way this hugs your cute bump!

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  31. Amazing post, dear! You are so incredibly beautiful!
    A big hello from Germany!
    Hugs ♥
    LIANA LAURIE

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  32. I didn't know about September 15.. now I do. Thanks for the info.
    You look gorgeous.

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  33. Good luck in Mexico Perlita! Estoy deseando visitar mi país pronto pero por una u otra cosa tengo que retrasar planes.

    Me encantó tu redefinición del look mexicano, es tan bonito y patrio, pero sin parecer un disfraz, creo que incluso podrías ponerte este outfit en una noche o cena cualquiera :D

    Lo mejor para ti siempre!
    Pablo
    www.heyfungi.com

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  34. Mexico is definitely in my bucket list and you look stunning Love the outfit xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2018/10/5-simple-yet-stunning-halloween-tips.html

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