over50feeling40: Viva Fiesta!!
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Apr 10, 2011

Viva Fiesta!!

This is the time in San Antonio when the city hosts one big party for two weeks. As I have written before, Fiesta is over 100 years old and is one of the charming, cultural celebrations in this city. We are the only major city (that I know of) which will shut down next Friday (schools included) for a parade…the Battle of Flowers stretches throughout downtown and culminates in front of the Alamo. We begin the week on Monday night with the only River Parade in the U.S. and with Eva Longoria serving as this year’s grand marshal. If you like crowds, food, royalty, music and fun….San Antonio is the place to be. Behind the scenes, Fiesta raises much money for local charities and the local economy….therefore, eyes are closed, heads turned and a lot is tolerated over the two weeks!

Jacket: Otra Vez Consignment
Shell: Chicos
Denim: Lane Bryant
Purse: Buffalo Exchange

Fiesta fashion centers around one word: COLOR…the more you wear, the better. Accessories include flower wreaths for the hair, multi-colored ribbons, medals from every cause and organization, and of course, Cascarones. During the month of February, when the Livestock Show & Rodeo is in town, the city hosts a COWBOY BREAKFAST and feeds over 50,000 for free (usually on very chilly mornings). All of the eggshells from the Cowboy Breakfast, become CASCARONES for Fiesta. All you have to do, is gently break the top of the egg, dye the shell bright colors, fill it with confetti, cover with colored tissue paper, and then SMASH it on top of whoever is standing closest to you!!!! WOW, I think this is my second DIY project in the history of this blog!

For your hair...and everywhere!

Most important on Fiesta is to be joyful, have fun, and be patient!!

Only wear when dancing!! 


  1. oooh, love the yellow on you! you just reminded me of a sheer-ish blouse i have! maybe time to bring it out! btw, passed you an award a few posts back. check it out if you are interested :)


  2. I agree with oomph! Love the yelllow and have fun experimenting with color this week--time to let all those color inhibitions go! Have a great week--wish there was a fiesta here! Love paula

  3. Fiesta sounds wonderful. Will be looking for the outfits and have a fabulous celebration.

  4. Oh, I like you in yellow. The cascarones sound like a very interesting tradition. So, will we get to see some interesting street style photos here of the festival.

  5. So much Spanish flair in this FIESTA.Nothing spaniards love most thab¡n a reason to party, heheheh. Enjoy!!!

  6. Happy Fiesta Pam...love your fun colors and rolled up little jeans:)

  7. Sounds like a great time. I'm loving the bag!

  8. LOL I've made SOOOOOOO many cascarones!! I've even filled some with flour! I wish I was there!!! I just know that the food is going to be AMAZING! Have a blast girly!!! ~Serene

  9. I love this post. I miss San Antonio! I need some migas or empanadas after reading this. I also would like to cool my heels at some fun restaurant on the Riverwalk and enjoy a nice big birdbath margarita and have you join me so we could talk about Texas and blogging!

  10. Yay for yellow! You look yeller-ificly wonderful. (I was going to try to write this comment using adjectives that only start with "y" but that is very hard to do and I am very lazy.)

  11. I definitely miss Fiesta time- especially that Friday off! Colorado needs to work on that!

  12. I find it hard picturing you smashing anything on the top of someones head. I literally laughed out loud trying to conjure it up in my head.

    That yellow is magic on you. You should buy up all the yellow garments you can find.


  13. Whoa, that sounds so awesome!
    I expect lots of photos!

    Your bright fiesta colors are fabulous, enjoy the celebrations!

    Chic on the Cheap


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