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Hello Tulum!

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A quick postcard from this breathtaking place, Tulum.

It’s been on my bucket list to visit and since we were only a bus ride away, we couldn’t leave Playa del Carmen without visiting. I mean.

The crystal blue water, the soft, almost white sand, the crooked palm trees and the beautiful sunsets made Tulum one of my favorite places/beaches to date.

I’ve been going a little crazy with documenting my trip on my IG, so make sure to follow! @sincerelyjules

Updating the blog with new looks from the beach soon! xx

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the Ruins.

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Taking you guys back to my beautiful trip to Oaxaca, México with my good friends from Guelaguetza restaurant earlier this month.. We were extremely lucky to have been able to visit the Mitla ruins.

It was such a fascinating feeling to be able to walk through these ruins that are one of the most important archeological sites in the state of Oaxaca. These ruins were occupied and functioned as the main religious center when the Spanish arrived in the 1520s. It was exciting to know a little bit more about these ruins through our friends, Bricia and Fernando, who showed us around and told us a little bit of the Mitla history.

I pranced around and felt very honored and proud to be there. Definitely one of my 2013 highlights!

Stay tuned in next week as I still have so many photos from Oaxaca that I have yet to posts + outfits and diary!

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Blouse: Joie
Skort: Zara
Flats: Topshop
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Bag: from Oaxaca (available in store at Guelaguetza)

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Oaxaca, México / Diary One

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Hola! I’m finally back from one of the most inspiring trips I’ve had in a while. It’s been over four years since I’ve visited my country, México, so I was extremely anxious and so excited to go back.

I don’t talk about where I’m from much here on the blog, but I was born in Durango, México and raised in Los Angeles. It’s the Northern part of México; in a small town where the weather is hot, dry and humid and we have one of the most successful soccer teams! The only memories that I have is when my parents would take my sisters and I to visit our hometown every summer for a month growing up. I always looked forward to every summer because I knew that I would see my family, eat amazing food, stay out late and have the time of my life. As I got older, things changed, we stopped going to México and my summers in México were non-existent. I have yet to go back to my hometown (which saddens me) but I was so excited to be invited to visit the beautiful state of Oaxaca.

Two of my wonderful friends, Bricia and Fernando Lopez, who own a successful Oaxacan  restaurant in Los Angeles called Guelaguetza (highly recommended!) invited us for a week long inspiration/culinary trip to Oaxaca. They took us around their home, their favorite places to eat, the mercado, places to shop, the cathedral, museum… I mean, the places were endless. I was completely enamored by the beauty of Oaxaca. I hadn’t seen anything like Oaxaca before… every corner was filled with charm, the bold colors of the houses reflected happiness, the food showcased their love for our culture, the art displayed passion and uniqueness, the people were humble and so welcoming. I was completely captivated and felt so inspired and proud to be Mexican.

It hadn’t even been a full day of our first day in Oaxaca and I didn’t want it to end. I was savoring every moment and really, for the first time, relaxing. My girl, Bricia (@bricialopez on instagram) planned a fun packed itinerary for the week that included a little bit of everything. I’m so thankful and happy I was able to visit this part of México, I left feeling completely inspired. Was definitely the perfect trip to wrap up the year.

Below are some photos from day one in Oaxaca. Enjoy!

UPDATE: The winner of the Aritiza giveaway is: Amalia #364

Thank you to everyone, who took the time to enter! i love you all. Will definitely have more giveaways so stay tuned!

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Blouse: Rebecca Taylor
Shorts: Anine Bing
Jacket:  Anine Bing
Sneakers: Converse