Outfits, Style Inspiration

Fruit Stand Inspiration

December 7, 2009


I don’t think I’ve had a conversation regarding inspiration without mentioning the fruit vendor’s corner. This is where I’ve heard long lost love stories, life lessons, nasty gossip, stepped on horse dung, befriended strangers…


On this corner I’ve literally cried over bananas, have accepted candy for change, I’ve tripped over my heels, I’ve fallen in love with a street sweeper’s outfit (the prettiest crochet sweater/top and floral skirt ever)…and on THIS corner I’ve taken about a million outfit shots for my blog posts.


I know I complain about how far behind my hometown is when it comes to fashion, how there’s only one department store and how some consider me to be nuts, how there’s absolutely no college education options for fashion, and how people have asked to hire me to make uniforms for less than 100 lempiras ($5.00) because I sew and that’s what I might as well make a living of.

parque-central-la-ceibaMy kinda Central Park. Dress: thrifted. Belt: vintage, from grandma.

However, the streets of La Ceiba are my infinite source of inspiration AND education. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Flashback from DTWF part one:

I’m not saying I would ignore the opportunity to leave the country and obtain a formal education, but I will NEVER lead myself into believing that without them my dreams are only that: dreams. Will I allow my value to be determined by a systematic education rather than capacity and passion? I’ve done enough bickering about it, but have decided that nope. Not ever. Now, on to a less dramatic subject…a recent, quick DIY!

The strapless dress kept sliding down so I decided to make some straps for it with some leftover fabric from a dress + skirt.


Hope my rambling didn’t make you dizzy!

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  • wannadressyou December 8, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    WOW!I realli love your DIY dress!

  • WendyB December 9, 2009 at 12:04 am

    You can be inspired by a place without staying there forever. Come to NYC, the city of opportunities 🙂

  • trina's reality December 9, 2009 at 5:17 am


  • publicknitting December 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I love your writing, you are so inspiring. And, you write English REALLY well. I love your pictures, they are great!

  • lexih December 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Mm… I feel the same way about where I grew up: on a farm outside a tiny village (800 people) on an island. People thought I was insane (& now that I’ve travelled a lot, they just think I’m stylish, haha).
    It’s great to travel and see other places and be inspired by them & combine that with your hometown. A lot of people don’t have that. 🙂
    As always, awesome work! Those tops never stay up on me either!

  • kathleen fasanella December 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Fabi, one of my designers lives in Israel. Wholesaling there is …awkward, basically consignment only. She’s taken to selling on Etsy and is doing really well.

  • Be December 11, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Si tienes la oportunidad de ir a otro lugar, sal y crece como nunca para que alcances todos tus sueños, Fabi!! te mando un abrazo y prox. te llegará un regalito =)

  • Irma Ortega December 14, 2009 at 12:17 am

    check out my blog http://fashionistaandmore.blogspot.com
    hope u like it!!!
    Greetings from Mexico

  • xing December 14, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Your determination reminds me of a very dear friend. It’s the same with her. Only it’s animation. No university courses, no available resources to go seek greener pastures elsewhere, yet she’s still striving to make her dream a reality. She gave up a “proper” university education to take part time animation courses, strives to learn more about animation from whatever she can get her hands on. People like her, and you, inspire me… and put me to shame.
    Though it’s still too far away from where she wants to be, there’s already improvements(only a year into part time courses!). All the best to you (:

  • mallorey michelle February 2, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Stumbled across your blog and I love it. It’s so inspirational to me because…I live in the United States, but have traveled to Ecuador many times and hope to live there some day. I know it’s nowhere near the same country as Honduras, but it inspires me BECA– USE I had always feared that living there, my style would be a little stifled by the fact that fashion is not such a big deal there. Your blog inspires me to express myself through my style no matter where my life takes me. Thank you! (:

    P.S. You’re so pretty too!