The symbol on my T-shirt is "I heart D.F." - meaning el Districto Federal also known as Mexico City, my favourite city in the whole world. You'll notice there is a mask over the heart, which is a humorous acknowledgement of how bad the air quality can be at times in el D.F. Some people wear these masks when traveling around the city. This T-shirt is made by a company named Naco, and there's a funny story to go with that ...see below.
Do you see that bespectacled cute guy in the background? That's my hubby Chris. I heart him too. Now, back to my shirt.
So when I lived in Mexico City, my roommate and work colleague, and big sister, Pati used to call me 'naco' which was slang for 'ghetto' because I liked hanging out in questionable areas, late at night, with a lot of journalists and musicians, people with less than stable incomes and reputations. Pati said my lifestyle was 'naco' and she wanted me to aspire to better in Mexican society. She used the word to shame me - always playfully, but it definitely had a negative connotation. However, when I returned to Mexico City in 2010 after many years away, I found out about Naco Clothing with the slogan "Ser Naco Es Chido" meaning "Being Ghetto is Cool"! So you know I had to get a bunch of stuff at Naco, including my T-shirt. So Pati after all these years and all that judgement I'm so pleased to report "ser naco es chido" y siempre va a estar asi.
This is me with my mom (heart) getting super excited about these affordable chilly peppers! Bien caliente!I featured some other very special T-shirts in this post.
~ Photos by Nazia ~
Naco T-Shirt purchased the Naco store in Mexico City.
Braemar Wool Skirt thriftedMy favourite Buffalo Jean Jacket that I've had forever (also worn here)
Purple Scarf shared with mom (also worn here)
Knit Hat from Sharon's (also worn here)
Tights were a gift from mom
Boots from Urban Outfitters
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