Honduras Roadtrippin’

September 29, 2013
Roadtrip outfit detail shot.

I’m not sure what proper wear for road trips looks like, but I went for trashy-euro Barbie on this one (hello cheesy pink and purple hues). My favorite part about driving up to Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, is obviously all the stops down the road to eat homemade rosquillas, pick up some good quality honey and shop for handmade souvenirs. It’s also a big plus to be able to use my camera without feeling as unsafe as I do in my city.

Metallic biker jacket and mini skirts for 100% natural honey shopping.
Metallic pink jacket: On sale at NastyGal, Skirt: Self-made, Metallic sunglasses: ASOS, Gold choker and necklaces: vintage.

Nastygal doesn’t ship down here, but I had this jacket shipped to a friend’s US address and she sent it out in one of those large boxes she packs up for her family in Honduras. It was funny how in the midst of all the toothpaste, socks and Dove soaps in the box, my jacket awkwardly stood out. Haha!

Not your conventional road trippin' outfit, eh?

When traveling I also like to change things up a bit a long the way. For breakfast at a hotel before hitting the road again, I ditched the jacket and wore a vintage hat as this Instagram shot proves:
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The honey vendors at Honduran roads are so nice and helpful!

The trip’s final destination was yet another goodbye party, and this one really hit me hard. All my closest friends seem to be looking for better opportunities outside of my country, and who can blame them? Honduras has beautiful places and friendly, hard-working people (like this sweet lady selling handmade baskets while her 6 children sat on the porch to alert her of potential clients). However, there’s extreme violence, corruption, few jobs and a huge gap between the poor and the rich (who just keep getting richer). While I’d love this blog to portray only the positive aspects of my country, that is not the average Honduran’s reality. Despite everything, it is my duty as a Honduran to contribute to making it a better place by working hard, being kind and honest and giving without expecting anything back. Oh, and last but not least, by buying homemade baskets! 🙂

I encourage my fellow Hondurans to be as best we can be, always.

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  • Belinda September 29, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Me encanta!

  • Milex September 30, 2013 at 1:20 am

    better than ever!

  • Divine Miss m September 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Absolutely! I love Honduras, but I keep it real with its current state of corruption and bad times. One day we shall overcome…

  • Saylin B. September 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    por eso sos una de mis blogger favoritas! Me encanta que apoyes lo nuestro

  • Jasmine Alvarez October 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Lovely looks,

  • Ran Mouri October 9, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I love, love your blog, and exactly for that very reason that makes you distinct from all other fashion bloggers. You just have that kindness, a very healthy doze of humility and humor as a fashion conscious person from a third world country. You’re such a rare fashion blog. Hope to learn and see more from you.

  • MaRiaNa MaYa October 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    You make me cry on this one. This is just whats happening in my country (MEXICO), but like you already said it, its all about working hard and be the best as we can be. Looooove your blog.

  • MaRiaNa MaYa October 9, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    You make me cry on this one, that just whats happening in my country (MEXICO). But you just said it, its all about working really hard and be the best we can be. Looooove your blog.


  • Jhoan Elizabeth October 11, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Hola! Me encanto tu blog, apenas lo encontre por recomendacion de otra Hondurena. Me enamore de Bultique, compraria todo! saludes desde USA 🙂


  • Jennifer Aguilar October 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I love you so damn much! Arriba Fabi Pina!

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  • Anonymous October 19, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Hola! Fabi solo te queria decir que me gusta mucho tu blog, me encanta que no te has convertido en un maniqui y tus outfits son muy reales y originales. Felicidades.

  • Daniela Chimal October 22, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Woow enserio me sorprendio leer tu entrada, hay muchas cosas que mencionas sobre Honduras, con las cuales me sentí muy identificada (soy mexicana). Nuestros paises tienen tradiciones y gente muy bella, lastima que se vean opcados por las cosas feas que pasan. Pero me encanta el amor que le tienens a tu país y como lo incluyes en tu blog. Enserio eres genial 🙂


  • Anthea Lau October 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    oh goodness those shades are sick! love them so so much <3

    Check out my new blogpost featuring my new furnished home! 🙂

  • Nina Gonzalez December 1, 2013 at 2:20 am

    eres un orgullo amiga!!

  • Divine Miss m December 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Fabi!

    I remember when I would go and visit only to find that half of my friends had also left Honduras for better. It always pained my heart, but I understood. Fuerza amiga 😉