Thursday, May 1, 2014

Aztec Print on Broadway Street

Spring is finally here! Although Mother Nature seems to forget that we're due for warm weather, I’m embracing the season with bright colors and short skirts. So today I'm sharing a wildly colorful ensemble of vibrant coral and Aztec print that is appropriate for the season's fickle nature.

The combination of this mini skirt from Charlotte Russe with the roll sleeve Portofino shirt from Express is ideal for spring's varying temperatures. The top's coverage balances out the high hemline and if temps drop you can roll down the sleeves. I also wore large, tribal inspired earrings and black gladiator sandals to enhance the exotic appeal and a simple black clutch.

Wondering where in Toledo are we? Gina and I ventured down Broadway Street through the Latino neighborhood, past many murals that “shout with color” and stopped at the I-75 viaduct. We agreed that the Aztec print of my skirt went well with the equally bright paintings.

Through writing this post I learned that the mural I posed in front of was designed by Mario Torero, a well-known artist, who was born in Peru and gained international recognition in Southern California's street art scene. He’s described as a “charismatic, soft-spoken guy with flowing hair and a warm smile” by’s Scott Recker.  For more information about the artist and these beautiful murals that celebrate the Latino community visit here and here. I urge you to take a slow drive down Broadway to see these wondrous artworks for yourself.

The Details
Portofino shirt: Express
Skirt: Charlotte Russe, past season, similar here and here
Shoes: , past season, similar here and here
Clutch: Kenneth Cole, past season, similar here and here
Earrings: Unknown, similar here and here
Zig zag rings: Burlington Coat Factory, past season, similar here and here
Mood ring: Thrifted
Snake ring: A gift from Gina, TJ Maxx, I believe, similar here and here
Black and gold bracelets: Forever 21, past season, similar here and here
Coral bracelet: Forever 21, past season, similar here and here

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