Time for another weekend update:
Brown strapless dress: J Crew (remixed)
Green pendant: Banana Republic
Gold chandelier earrings: gift from sister-in-law (remixed)
Jungle wedges: Restricted (remixed)
Gold bangles: Banana Republic (remixed)
Orange sunnies: Target (remixed)
Gold leaf pins: Blume Bloom via Etsy (remixed)
B. and I went to our friends' A. and C.'s wedding yesterday. It was beautiful, and we had a lot of fun. I wore my special occasion dress: this go-to strapless number which doesn't make me feel naked, and is neither too dressy nor too casual. I got this dress for my own wedding rehearsal in December, and I've already been able to wear it at least a dozen times.
I love the way my earrings and my necklace play with each other. I'm a big fan of green and orange together, so here I am rocking that particular combo.
It was crazy hot and my hair was particularly wild, so I swept it back into this messy bun. I tried to dress it up a bit with the gold leaf bobbies. Not sure if I was totally successful, but I do like these. Perhaps they'd look better if my hair weren't so close to being the same color.
Congrats A and C!
Now, for today's outfit....
This was my inspiration for today:
Why, you ask? Well, because Brazil played Côte d'Ivoire today, of course!
Brown tank dress: Victoria's Secret
Green tank: Target (remixed)
Vintage blue belt: thrifted
Wooden beaded bracelet: gift from mom (remixed)
Blue and silver earrings: New York & Co.
Yellow studded gladiators: Chinese Laundry (remixed)
I don't know what's up with the color in these pictures, because I SWEAR that tank is green. I'm still wearing it and is pretty much the shade I remember as "Jungle Green" from my good old box of Crayolas.
My mom sent me this dress for my birthday last year and it's waaaay low cut, so I always wear it with a tank underneath. I think the brown of the dress tied all the bright colors together nicely, so I could feel like myself (in neutrals) while supporting Brazil.
These earrings, with their silvery streaks, remind me of the globe in the middle of the flag. I like to think of the silver as the stars.
I finished it all off with my trusty yellow gladiators. The light blue belt and Kiku are just bonuses.
My mom said that Brazil won today because of my outfit. I'm pretty sure she's right, although I am NOT taking credit for the crazy red card they gave Kaká (whaaa?!)
While Puerto Rico has a soccer team (the Puerto Rico Islanders, in existence since 2004), they are probably never going to be in the World Cup. We're more of a baseball nation, anyway.
When I got into soccer, I didn't really have a "home team" to root for, but Brazil and its "Joga Bonito" captured my attention. Besides, I've always enjoyed samba, wanted to learn Portuguese, and liked Brazilian food. Why not also cheer for their football team?
I'm also a big fan of Germany since I lived there when I was in high school, and I will support any and all Latin American teams, particularly México. So those are my three real teams for this World Cup. I know, the US isn't on that list. I'm weird like that; I'd hate to see the Cup go to a country that only cares about football every four years and even then only long enough to see what Landon Donovan does.
Anyway, it was kind of fun to dress up for the World Cup, and I suspect that I might do this a few more times this week (and beyond?). Tomorrow I'll be cheering for Portugal, Chile, and Honduras (my heart might be broken), and we'll see what kind of outfit I can put together to show my support....
Oh, and happy Fathers' Day! I was fortunate enough to spend it with my daddy. He came to visit us, and we enjoyed eating out and watching fútbol all weekend long.
I swear, he's as happy as I am. Hehehe ¡Te quiero mucho pa!