I have a whole new love for Mexico since visiting last month. I’m so proud to be Latina even more so now. I have always been so intrigued with my Hispanic background, the culture, the food and the lifestyle. I even have ties with Pancho Villa… But that’s another story. Today, I wanted to share this OTS (off the shoulder) dress from Forever 21 and one of my absolute favorite places in all of Los Angeles, Placita Olvera.
Calle Olvera or Olvera Street is located in historic Downtown. The cobblestone streets are lined with Mexican merchants, Mariachi’s and the smell of homemade tortillas. When I found out we we going, I instantly thought of this white off the shoulder dress I scored from Forever 21. The fit-n-flare silhouette makes me feel “oh so pretty” as layers of dress dance around my ankles. I paired it with my sandals that were gifted to me and my bag as well. You can actually find a bag just like this one on Olvera Street! No need to drive all the way to TJ… Unless you really wanna experience the border in all it’s splendor.
I’ve linked my dress here (and below) and other show-stopping day dresses that will stun any on-looker. I love how each of them defines the natural waist line and can be worn with heels or flats. I prefer flats because I prefer to also be comfortable. 😉 The details of all these dresses are so simple, yet so elegant. Try a white dress because they are classic, elegant and positively chic!
If you can’t make it to TJ, stop by Olvera Street and you will be pleasantly surprised! Curb your hunger at Mr. Churro for a stuffed churro, visit Avila Adobe (oldest standing residence in Los Angeles) for some amazing cacti photos and quench your thirst at Casa La Golondrina Cafe for happy hour. And make sure you bring a smile and wear a pretty dress. Life is too short to not do so!