Discovering Detroit: Mexicantown


Hi everyone,

Hope your week is going well! Mine has been hectic (but exciting) to say the least. From all the undergraduate science classes, to studying for the MCAT, to the application process and even my acceptance letter, I somehow never expected the first day of medical school to arrive … yet here it is. I just started orientation this past Monday and –  while I still have a tiny bit of free time left – I’ve been taking time to check out the city I’ll be calling home for the next 4 years. With that in mind, I decided to start a new mini series called Discovering Detroit where I show you all the places I’ve visited and, of course, all the outfits I’ve worn while exploring. First up – Mexicantown!



My boyfriend’s younger sister actually recommended this spot (shout out to Maria for being my adopted little sister and official blog photographer) and after a quick Google search I was totally sold. If you don’t know, Detroit is absolutely full of amazing murals and Mexicantown is a prime location to go mural hunting. Since it was a pretty crazy week with finishing up my new apartment and medical school starting, we didn’t have too much time to seek out all the murals which just means I’ll have to come back in the near future to find them all. I’ll also have to come back for the food! Quick disclaimer: I’ve heard amazing things about the food in Mexicantown, but after a very unfortunate case of food poisoning and a trip to the ER the last time I had Mexican food I’ve just taken a small break from it. Nothing against Mexican food, it was just a slightly traumatic incident. However, I have full faith that eventually my stomach will get the best of my brain and I’ll be eating my beloved fajitas again soon.



In the spirit of all the colorful murals, I wore one of my favorite summer button-ups with embroidery detailing. The rich blue really pops against the crisp white and I always get compliments when I pull this one out. It looks great tucked or untucked, but I wore it as a tie-front to give it a summery vibe … and honestly also to show off the Gucci belt. Guilty as charged. I paired it with a denim miniskirt that features super flattering colorblocking. The double-toned denim works twofold in making the piece stand out and by creating a slimming illusion. I topped the outfit off with tan accessories which included my Treasure and Bond wedge heels, aka my best shoe purchase of summer 2018, and my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. If you need any convincing as to why this bucket bag belongs in your collection, check out my blog post on it here!

Click here if you want to read more about Mexicantown. Coming from an immigrant family myself, the history of this neighborhood was both an uplifting and familiar story. I’m always proud to hear about how immigrant communities have banded together to make a place for themselves here in America. Exploring this vibrant and unique part of Detroit has made me so excited to start my journey in this city and to continue exploring what it has to offer. I hope you’ll keep up with my adventures in this mini series and maybe even visit these places yourself sometime! My outfit details are linked below as always. Wish me luck on week one of medical school – talk soon!

xoxo, Emm


My outfit:

Double-toned denim skirt

Floral embroidered top (similar), (similar), (similar), (similar)

Gucci Marmont thin belt

Mansur Gavriel bucket bag (mine is the mini size): at Mansur Gavriel, at the RealReal, at the RealReal, at the RealReal

Treasure and Bond Sannibel platform wedges


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4 thoughts on “Discovering Detroit: Mexicantown

  1. Such beautiful murals, so colorful and vibrant pics, outfits and bag. Love love the coordination and combinations.
    Wishing you the very best and the excitement of a new endeavor. Love you to the moon and back. 💕💕💕

  2. Your outfit is so cute. Sorry to hear about the food poisoning you had previously, it must’ve been awful for you! And congrats on getting into med school, all the best for the hectic days ahead hehe <3

    Also, I've nominated you and your blog for the Mystery Blogger Award, and I hope that you'll write a blog post answering the 5 questions. See the end of my post “Mystery Blogger Award” for details! 🙂


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