Happy Easter & Sizdah Bedar

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I hope that everyone enjoyed their Easter holiday this weekend.  Easter means different things to different people.  To many it is a very religious holiday, and Sunday morning is spent at Mass.  For others it’s about decorating Easter eggs, and time spent with family.  For many children, it’s about finding the most eggs or getting the biggest basket.

For my family Sunday was a celebration of two holidays.  For Persians, Sunday was the celebration of the coming of Spring.  The Persian New Year is actually 13 days long, and ends with a celebration in the park called Sizdah Bedar.  Sizdah is the Persian word for 13.  Friends and family gather together at the park with tons of food and music.  One major destination for Sizdah Bedar is in Orange County.  Learn more about the festivities here.

My family and I abstained from visiting one of the overcrowded parks, and instead opted to stay local.  Of course my aunts still made kabob in the park, but we hunted for Easter eggs as well.  I think one of the most amazing things about my family is how they were able to keep their cultural traditions while embracing American culture.  It has given me an extra identity, instead of a lost one.  I am very appreciative to be able to take part in wonderful traditions from both cultures.

No matter how you celebrated, I hope that you celebrated with loved ones! Happy Easter and Happy Spring!

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Hot Spring Buys

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March may be coming to an end, but there are still a few more weeks of Spring time to enjoy before you have to get into a bikini.  Spring time is always a beautiful time for nature.  Everywhere I go I see trees blossoming, with beautiful flowers of pink and purple.  It’s also causing my allergies to go haywire.  Always remember to take some type of allergy medication (Claritin, Zertec, etc) before heading out to enjoy the natural beauty of Spring.

Spring time is also a lovely time for fashion.  Pretty floral prints are abundant, and pastel colors are in.  Walk into any store during Spring, and you will find items in mint, soft pink, and pastel purple all around.  The weather begins to warm up, so you can ditch your heavy coats, and show some leg.  Trouble with that is, your legs might not be in the best shape after a winter of comfort foods.

That is why some of my hot buys for this Spring included items that will help me get in shape for the summer months.  Here are my hot buys for Spring 2013:

 

Minty Fresh

 

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My new obsession this month is with the color mint.  Whether it’s dark or light in hue, mint is a fabulous color.  It can highlight a great tan, or even compensate for a lack of one.  Three purchases this month have me really excited.  Check out my new buys:

meeshme.comIt all started with a trip to Las Vegas.  My boyfriend’s little sister flew from New Jersey to celebrate her 21st birthday.  She was having an amazing time, but learned a very important lesson the hard way, when visiting Vegas pack your hottest pair of comfortable shoes.  Sure Vegas is the city of excess, and we all want to look hot, but when in Vegas you want to party all night long, and that requires a comfortable pair of shoes.  I would never suggest wearing an frumpy pair of flats, but there are plenty of sexy styles that won’t kill your feet.  We took a trip to the Fashion Show Mall to find her a pair of shoes that she could dance in the rest of her trip.  Of course we had to stop by Aldo, and of course I had to find a pair of shoes I just had to have.

These mint leather sandals were too good to pass up.  The heel is low enough for me to be able to wear them whether I’m going out on date night or attending a conference.  The silver heel adds a bit of sex appeal, to an otherwise average shoe style.  The shoe is light, easy to walk in, and comfortable to wear.  The mint hue brought out the tan in my legs, which need a lot more sun light if you ask me.  You can find these shoes at your local Aldo store or online here for $80.

Once I had these shoes I needed something to wear with them.  I came across this skirt on Lulus.com.  The style is a little 1950’s which I think matches the style of the shoe perfectly.  The only issue I encountered when the skirt arrived was the tulle underlay.  It added a lot more volume to the skirt, which can be unflattering.  I simply cut the tulle from under the skirt (it came off very easily) and the skirt fell closer to my hips.  The color was described as mint, and it’s a very rich mint tone.  The skirt is high waisted, so a cropped t-shirt or tank works well with it.  I bought two different shirts from Express to go with this outfit.  You can find them here.  I purchased this skirt here at $45 with free shipping.

LulusbraceletThe bracelet is also from Lulus.com.  The light blue tone matched the soft mint tone of my Aldo heels, and the fake jewels add a little sparkle.  This bracelet can be found online here for just $16.  For my neck piece I found a pretty mint toned necklace at Express.  The necklace can be found here or in stores for $40, but buy one necklace at Express right now, and get the second for $9.50.

I hope you fall in love with mint this month like I did!