Monday, July 11, 2011

El Mar de Amarillo.........

I want to start off this post by saying that Dominic has finally arrived back home from Newfoundland and after two of the longest months of my life, words cannot even describe how happy I am to have him back. Not to mention, my blog has been a little slow as I have had to find replacement photographers in his absence. So now that he is back, I promise I will get back to some regular outfit posting!! 

Purchased in a little Mexican market, this is one of my favorite summer dresses. The Mexican Puebla dress or the peasent dress is traditionally style dress which is attached to a large folkloric story which goes like this: 

 "In the early 17th century, a girl from China, Mongolia, the Philippines, or India was brought to Puebla, Mexico by the Spaniards as a slave. The unfortunate girl, whose name was Mirrha, was apparently bought by a man named Miguel de Sosa. Sosa had Mirrha baptized and given the Christian, Spanish name Catarina de San Juan. Upon the death of Sosa and his wife, Mirrha married Domingo Suárez. Oddly, Suárez was the Chinese servant of a local priest, and this fact seems to have added to the legend that Mirrha was Chinese, though as I've said, there is belief that she may have come from some other eastern country.

According to the legend of the China Poblana, Mirrha refused to dress like the locals and maintained the dress of her distant homeland. The fashion caught on, and soon native women were copying her distinctive style of dress. This dress consisted of an embroidered, short sleeved blouse, a long, full skirt and shawl. For an image of this costume, see this article on the China Poblana." (Source)

The dress that I am wearing is actually a child's size large. This size is super hard to find but with some good searching/shopping skills it can be sourced out!! So, make sure to pick one up on your next trip down south. 

Mexican Boho Dress: Market Purchase
Belt: Vintage
Bracelets: Aldo
Clogs: Sanita



  1. waow.. the location of this photoshoot! amaaazing..

  2. wow, I love these photos! Beautiful dress and location :)


  3. Love the dress it looks so good on you and the bangles go perfectly!

    The doll on fashion

  4. I love these photos! I have fields like this all around my house and have wanted to take pictures in them, I'm jealous you beat me to it.

    xo L.

  5. The floral peasant dress looks wonderful with the yellow flowers! Looks wonderful!

    XO Hilary Nicole

  6. I like the boho dress and the location of the photo shoot. WOW. beautiful :)


  7. I love the juxtaposition of the white dress against the yellow. You look gorgeous x
    much love xoxo


  8. so cute this ethnic dress!! love those pictures with this yellow touch so stylish!

  9. These pictures look so professional! I love the location of your shoot.
    I wish I had found a dress like that in my size, I just have one from when I was little that I reminisce about. They are so beautiful!

  10. These photos are gorgeous! The background is just magical. :) Your dress is so beautiful and I love that you gave such a cool historical story to go with it.

    One of my friends (who is Mexican) married a Chinese woman and they have the most BEAUTIFUL little girl. It really is a perfect combination!

  11. Gorgeous photos Karen. I've always loved an embroidered dress. This one in particular is so pretty with the different color flowers on it.


  12. What an amazing location for a photoshoot!! I love your dress too :)

  13. Darling outfit- the prairies are gorgeous! <3

  14. how gorgeous is that field of yellow? its like you are just swimming in it, on the verge of being swallowed whole.

    Chic on the Cheap

  15. awww! the place is so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! i really eager to go to aplace like that someday :D lovely outfit!! thx for stopping by n leaving comment :)

  16. I love your summer outfit. And taking those pictures in that yellow field is a dream!

  17. That dress is so adorable. I love the embroidery. And I have to say that field of yellow flowers is breathetaking.

  18. So beautiful! Love your style.

    Come visit me
    Karoline Kalvo

  19. I like these pics and your outfit ;)

  20. I love those bangles. Perfect summery look! :)

    xxx Irinja (

  21. love the outfit, love the flowers, work it girl!



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