Challenge day 1: Panama Canal Administration building

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When: Monday January 11, 2010

Black & White dress: Used to be my mom's back in the day...
Black jacket: Hand me down from my sister
Black Nine West belt: TJ Max
Pink shoes: Stevens (Panama)
Pink purse: borrowed from my mom

Where: My mom and I went on yet another adventure, this time to the Panama Canal Administration building

For the first day of this week's challenge, I was inspired by the black and silver ring my friend gave me. Since the ring is "colorless", I decided to challenge myself to wearing a black and white outfit. This is a big challenge for me since I love wearing color, so I couldn't help adding the pop of pink with the shoes & purse :)
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This outfit is even more special because of this unique dress. It was the dress my mother wore the day my father proposed to her... so its at least 33 years old!! Knowing that she wore this dress on such a special day was reason enough for me to be extra happy today :)
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The Panama Canal Administration building is just as the name implies: the place where all the administration of the Panama Canal takes place. The beauty of the place is that it is set up high on a hill and it has beautiful surroundings.
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This building also brings me fond memories because my family and I used to slide down those hills on big cardboard boxes. It sounds sorry weird, but it was sooo much fun when we were younger. The building also has a tall water fountain in front of it:
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This fountain was made in memory of the chief engineer of the Panama Canal: George Goethals (just in case you were wondering why it said Goethals on it... jeje)
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I also took a picture with the entrance of one of Panama's Theatres. If you look closely, you can also see one of Panama's characteristic "Diablo Rojos" which are big buses painted with several bright colors.
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I once again had a lovely time on this adventure with my mom. I also enjoy sharing a little bit about Panama with all of you so that you get an idea of what my country is like :)

Here is another way in which I've worn a black & white outfit with a pop of pink:
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  1. I adore the print of that dress and what a cool store behind it.

    Black and white with a splash of color is always one of my favorite looks!

  2. So your mom was a fashion plate, too? What a fabulous dress she's handed down to you!

  3. Amazing dress! I love how it looks with pink. It's one of my favorite combinations.

  4. Adorable outfit, especially the punch of pink! :)

    Love & Aloha, S

  5. Oh my gosh, the story behind the dress is so gorgeous! And it looks lovely on you too!
    The pink accents make that outfit extra special.

  6. Yes the pink brings new life to this beautiful dress. You look great in it. The serious administrative backgroud was also appropriate dress. How thoughtful you would enjoy wearing this memorative dress. jgm

  7. i love the striped dress, very chic! The weather looks beautiful there! -Natalya of Wear Necessities

  8. That is amazing!! I love that your dress has a story behind it :) I also love that you paired it with those adorable pink shoes and bag!

  9. i use to work in a store where we all had to wear black/white or white/khaki- so i had to find alot of ways to pop up the outfits. great post! accessories can be a life-saver in those situations! *reva*


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