I'm not sure why but there seem to be almost no photos of actual mid century women wearing these jackets BUT there are a plethora of them available. They are one of the easiest vintage items to find and available in a wide range of colors. (The following jackets are for sale on Etsy)
I had originally wanted a turquoise jacket, but I'm quite happy with my red one. I particularly like the embroidered village scene on the back:
and I think it goes nicely with my Weasley's chili pepper neck scarf:
and my luxulite chili pepper hair clip and bowling pin brooch
Casual, sturdy vintage items are my favorite, and a Mexican tourist jacket is perfect for everyday wear. Vintage blogger the Atomic Red Head has a particularly impressive collection that you can read about here.
I couldn't write a Cinco De Mayo post without including a recipe for Tres Leches cake, which is my husbands all time favorite cake. This is the only cake recipe I have every made in which I used a mix, but trust me it still tastes amazing.
Tres Leches Cake
1 box moist yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines moist deluxe)
eggs, milk, and oil depending on cake mix directions
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 pint heavy cream
1/2 cup rum
cool whip or whipped cream
sweetened flaked coconut
Prepare the cake mix according to box directions but use milk instead of water. Let the cake cool. Whisk condensed milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream, and rum together. Poke holes all over cake and pour the mixture over. Cover and leave in the fridge for a few hours to absorb. Frost with cool whip or whipped cream and coconut. (Note: this cake is pretty hard to cut as its very moist.)