Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Rings: H&M, BCBGeneration
Viva la fiesta! This was continuously chanted through the streets of Santa Barbara this past weekend. I was IN the moment I heard fiesta! So what is Santa Barbara's fiesta all about? It's basically like Cinco de Mayo but instead of celebrating on the 5th, they celebrate for 5 days! It makes sense right?!? Fiesta celebrates Santa Barbara's Spanish heritage with parades, el mercado, rodeos, traditional food and an another excuse to enjoy margaritas and cervezas all day long!
I wanted to dress festive for the occasion, so I decided to wear this printed Marc by Marc Jacobs tank with my favorite colored skinnies from Ever. We walked all around the city so I needed a good size cross body bag (and a place to store all my ammo) so I grabbed my favorite Marc by Marc bag. I finished the look with these cream Steve Madden sandals that are also suprisingly comfortable. They are such an easy sandal to take from day to night.
My favorite part? (Besides the delicious drinks and big flowers in your hair) are these confetti filled eggs that you smash on other people's heads. I heard it was supposed to be for people you know but that wasn't really the case. Now let me tell you these aren't those plastic easter eggs you get every year in your basket. These were hollowed out egg shells filled with the kind of confetti that is impossible to clean up. Not to mention that they were decorated with little sombreros, hello kitty faces and dipped in a multitude of colors. The options were endless. Luckily they were stationed at every street corner in case I ran low. I got my assortment of multi-colored ones to throw at J and randomly toss into the crowds. But I couldn't toss the Nemo egg, I am keeping it as a memory of my first and hopefully not last fiesta!
This is the aftermath of fiesta. Confetti literally all over the city in every nook and cranny. Even the restaurants and bar floors were covered with layers and I can't even explain the traces left in the apartment. I probably brushed my hair 3 times and am still finding remnants. I am not complaining, I love it! I have no idea how they clean this up. I will have to check next weekend and see how much is still left behind.
Stay tuned for more!