Hello, ladies! Today, I want to celebrate color with our fashion choices and honor our Fiesta celebration in San Antonio which would have been happening now.
San Antonio is an artistic, multi-cultural community saturated in color. The influences of our predominately Hispanic communities mixed with a variety of other cultures from islands to Germany are seen everywhere in art, architecture, celebrations, foods, and, yes, fashion.
Springtime and summer are the perfect times to bring out the color and the current great sales have made it possible for me to have new color options this year. I told you last week about Dillard’s sales right now and that is where I scored this beautiful Ali Miles topper…it is a gorgeous piece. I got it for 60% off and it delivered quickly. The denim from Chico’s was a recent purchase for $23 on a special push sale one afternoon. Amazing! and I will wear these often. The necklace has been in my jewelry collection for a while and was a past purchase at JC Penney’s. I can do so much with this topper and in fact would probably like it even more with my black leggings…but I am sure you can tell that I like just about everything with my black leggings!
Tomorrow, I am going to tell you more about the fun shoes! so stay tuned…..
I understand for some of you who do not want to be noticed that color is tough. But, life is short and why not be noticed for bright, joyful, expressive, creative living.
This would have been a perfect look for a Fiesta party this year, but, alas, there is no Fiesta….not now any way.
From the Fiesta Website:
“Fiesta® San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta® has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures and today is one of this nation’s premier festivals with an economic impact of more than $340 million. Funds raised by official Fiesta® events provide services to San Antonio citizens throughout the year.”
Sadly, due to COVID-19, Fiesta was postponed and has been moved to November. But, our city is longing for the event. So, this week parades from last year are being re-broadcast and citizens are donning their Fiesta finest online…pulling out the fascinators, medals, hats, tee shirts…all of it. We are proud to boast of the largest parade in America run completely by women…The Battle of Flowers Parade. If all had gone well, the famous Fiesta River Parade would have happened on this day in the evening.
I love the fashion of Fiesta and have written about it often. The color explosions are everywhere and the fashion shows are so much fun! Yes, we are missing the Spring time events which span over two weeks, but we also are looking forward to November! What a fun month that is going to be in our city. One of the books as we celebrate so much this year.
IMPORTANCE OF COLOR THIS YEAR
“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” Wassily Kandinsky, artist
I am one of those people who loves to wear black and neutrals often, but I also think this year especially, we need the healing, encouraging touch of color. One of my personal fashion goals for the spring and summer is to wear more color and reflect healing for a nation under the dark clouds of a pandemic and the economic challenges it has delivered to our isolated door steps.
So, I am all in for celebrating Fiesta in our own ways and hearts and to give us hope for November. I am also in for wearing color when I am out, in a way to tell the world I am creative, joyful, and hopeful.
It is more important for every day to be a Fiesta day than before. Viva Fiesta! Fiesta Calendar of Events 2020.
Is anyone else ready to break out the color? I know it is difficult if you still have snow on your doorstep and fires in the fireplaces, but maybe that will help you to warm things up a bit.
Today’s slideshow is dedicated to COLOR!
Remember, in our social distancing world, your smile is the way you send hugs!
KEEP SMILING….and HUGGING!
By Pamela Lutrell