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April 26, 2011

Tank: Michael Stars (Nordstrom)
Skirt: Forever 21
Belt: J. Crew
Necklace: a gift
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita (Urban Outfitters)

Yup, this skirt…again. I bought it on a last minute trip to Forever 21 right before I left Portland, and I’ve worn it way more than I thought I would. It’s perfect for a hot day, and it has an elastic waistband. What’s not to love? For a warm night spent with friends in a secret margarita garden, munching on chili rellenos (again, love the elastic waist), I paired it with a simple tank, a studded belt, and my “Cow Hugger” necklace.

And, yes, you read that correctly: secret margarita garden. This town is tiny; I really thought I knew every place that was mixing up margaritas. I was wrong. I’ve been missing out on the best place in town for the last eight months! The menu was impressive; favorites around the table included grapefruit basil, tamarind chili, and pineapple chili but I’ll be back to try more. Fear not, friends. For me, a good drink can often compensate for what may be lacking in ambience, but the garden was just as beautiful as the drinks were tasty and to top it all off there were dogs and cats everywhere. Surrounded by friends, belly full and a purring kitty in my lap, I couldn’t help but think, “man, I’m going to miss living in Mexico”.



29 comments:

Tanvi said...

What a beautiful skirt, lovely necklace and that beach is seems like is shouting my name!!! You look lovely under the glorious sun :)

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emily said...

Dear God - I think the phrase "secret margarita garden" might be the greatest thing I have ever heard. Tell me again why you're leaving Mexico??!

And I have to say, I am not in the least surprised you've fallen for that skirt - in summer, I pretty much live in brightly printed elastic-waist skirts, and that one is a beauty!

Kara Endres said...

That skirt is great! Forever 21??! I thought it was Tucker or something, great find. Looks like I missed the 'living in Mexico' portion of your blog (or at least caught the tail end of it.) Good luck with the move.

xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs

Pretty, Polished, Perfect. said...

So cute. I meant the cat, lol! Just kidding. Your tan is making me a bit anxious for warmer weather....and I obviously need a new pair of sunglasses :)

Santina said...

I can hear the waves now, actually. "Taaaanvi, Taaanvi!" :)

Santina said...

I can't believe I didn't find this magical place sooner! There may or may not have been talk of "one more month" last night over those delicious margaritas!

Santina said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Kara! If you're interested in seeing more of my time in Mexico, please click around my archives. I moved here in September, but before that you'll find some city style from my Portland days!

Santina said...

Seriously, how cute is that kitty?

I love these Forever 21 sunglasses. For under $10, how could a girl resist?

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Hola gato! I'd think a long-haired cat would be really uncomfortable in hot weather like that, but she (he?) looks perfectly content. And that skirt is way better looking than typical F21 fare. Great find!

Vanessa said...

I need a secret margarita garden. Except with Ohio's weather it could only be open like 5 days a year. Oh, and that statue is hilarious.

Gaby said...

lovely photos. totally jealous of your tan!

xxoo
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Vanessa said...

Love the cow necklace!

goodframeofmind said...

That skirt is so beautiful and I couldn't be more jealous of that beautiful place you are!!

Becca said...

OK first of all. I need you to learn all the margarita tricks of the trade so you can make me grapefruit and basil margaritas upon your arrival. Also, bad news. I'm going to need to assault you with a can of white spray paint when you get here. That or not stand next to you until your tan fades!! So jealous!!

Sweetlaundry said...

At the risk of sounding weird, I'm soooo jealous of your tan! And how fabulous must it be to throw on a pretty skirt and a tank and enjoy a secret garden. I have never been to Mexico, I definitely need to go there...like now!

Nnenna said...

I continue to be extremely jealous of your gorgeous beach setting! Also, a secret margarita garden sounds AWESOME! :D

Emily said...

first of all, you are such a freakin bronzed goddess! YOWZA! the contrast from the above pics to the pictures underneath in the "you might also like this" posts... crazy! That secret garden margarita place sounds awesome. im kinda disgustingly jealous.

Girl and Closet said...

Love this gorgeous look Santina! The skirt is such a fab print and love the added skinny belt... such a great touch! Hehe, and how cute is that necklace. x veronika

Aquí said...

amazing photos girl! You look gorgeous!

audrey dettmar said...

those sound like the best margaritas ever. these photos are making me CRAVE summer!

Lynzy said...

hiiii cute kitty! Loving that skirt, like seriously- i may just fly down there and steal it from you. k?

the nyanzi report said...

i love your style.

chelsea said...

Super Cute blog! Love your hair, so adorable!

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Ashley said...

Secret Margarita garden?? Did you die and go to heaven? Are you blogging from the great beyond? I think this is a definite possibility. Is Mexico actually located in heaven? Geography was never my best subject...

Oh, and not a bad outfit to die in. Jussssst saying ;)

xo, Ashley

Ellie said...

I'm loving this outfit. It's so perfect with the setting. You have a gorgeous blog, I am most definitely following! (and that cat is just too cute!)
Have a great day!

P.S. There's a giveaway just in time for summer over on my blog, City Brewed!

-Ellie

Trophyboutique said...

Ah yes, I too know the joys of the elastic waistband-ed forever 21 skirt...this one has such lovely color!

Silesiastreetlook said...

Very cool blog, an amazing outfit, you have a great eye for fashion. We love you and we will certainly visit often. Regards: D

kelsey williams said...

you look adorable! i desperately need some sun :)

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Such a cute skirt! You look so happy and relaxed. I wanna be on that beach :)

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