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Mexican Dream.

· Xpu-Ha, México August 30, 2016

Hola!! Greetings from my beautiful motherland, México! I’m so happy to be here- sunbathing, swimming and not having a care in the world. I wanted to show Kevin one of my favorite places in México, so we decided to unplug on the beautiful Tulum and Xpu-Ha beaches!

Going somewhere beachy is always my first pick when choosing a destination (aside from Paris of course!) because I always have the most memorable times. I love prepping for these trips because of the fun shopping and styling of looks. I always rely on hitting up Nordstrom for those it pieces that I have to have for my trips, but also to buy all my essentials – from my beauty products, to shoes and accessories. It’s my favorite one-stop shop, especially when getting ready to jet off somewhere!

For beachy destinations, I always make sure to pack embroidered pieces to tie in with the tropical theme/mood of the trip! Tropical destinations always have texture overload, so you want to make sure that you choose clothing that will help you stand out in front of the beautiful backgrounds. For this trip I found the most perfect embroidered Alice and Olivia caftan dress that perfectly complimented the Méxican villa setting. How beautiful are the sleeves on this dress?!

My top 3 rules for packing for a beach destinations are:

  1. Dresses, Dresses, Dresses! It’s the easiest item you’ll have in your luggage to just throw on for daytime exploring or a fun dinner date at night. Choose special details like embroidery, different lengths (mini, midi and maxi) and prints/colors to help you stand out.
  2. Accessories. Make sure to hit up the jewelry/accesorry section on Nordstrom to stock up on pretty dainty jewelry. For beachy destinations, I always focus on gold jewelry like hoops, dainty layered necklaces and rings. Also pack crossbody bags! They will come in handy when you want to be hands-free while exploring your destination!
  3. Slip-on sandals. They’re easy, versatile and pretty much go with all of your beachy looks!

ALICE AND OLIVIA caftan dress

VINTAGE woven bag (similar here + here)

HERMES slip on sandals (similar here + here)

Check out my other similar beachy picks:

90 Comments Write a Comment
  1. camille says:

    Such a lovely post Xoxo http://fashionbackyard.blogspot.com.es

  2. Melis says:

    looks like an amazing experience, love following along your adventures on IG and here! hope you're having the best time! xx Melis http://fashionmews.com

  3. DEMELER says:

    amazing photos! hope you're having a great time! xx http://thedemeler.com

  4. Leah Rose says:

    Dresses are definitely a go to for hot climates!

  5. Polly says:

    I love going on beach vacations too! Mexico is a place I'd like to visit someday! Polly http://gemsandjoy.com

  6. Tara says:

    Your necklaces are gorgeous, where are they from?

  7. Maria | Looking Glass says:

    Beautiful photos! Agreed that light breezy dresses are the best for easy packing x

  8. Natali says:

    Love the aztec embroidery of your dress! This is such a cute, summery outfit! :) https://lartoffashion.com/different-kind/

  9. Belen Baquerizo says:

    Nordstrom really is a great place to shop, they have everything you need and when they have their semi-annual sales everything is even better. Visit my website, everything for power women! A Hint of Life

  10. Tonya says:

    Seriously in love with this look! Especially the bag! I love all these photos, I want to go back to Mexico so bad! http://www.themoptop.com

  11. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Good essential tips for packing & beautiful photos as always! :) La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  12. Jennifer says:

    Your dress is gorgeous! I love the pattern! www.petiteandhungry.com

  13. Marianne says:

    Perfect bohemian vibes! Sounds like a a dream vacation :) xx http://mariannelle.com/

  14. Elizabeth T. says:

    Loved these packing tips <3 :) And your dress is so pretty! XO, Elizabeth http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  15. Pinja says:

    That caftan dress really is beach perfection! ♥︎ Although I'm super excited for the European fall weather and fashion, I wouldn't mind spending a couple of weeks by the beach xx

  16. ani says:

    I'm gonna fly to Mexiko in less than 3 months, I am so exited to visit your home country :) xx ani from ani hearts

  17. claudia says:

    Love the dress and the bag a lot!! xx Claudia www.trendenciesblog.com

  18. Lucie says:

    I love your dress! I really hope I'll get to go to Mexico one day, it seems like such a great vacation spot! Lucie, xx http://thefrenchpier.blogspot.com/

  19. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style says:

    These photos are so beautiful! http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

  20. Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris says:

    Lovely dress dear! xx Mónica Sors MES VOYAGES À PARIS NEW POST: TRIKINI

  21. With Or Without Shoes says:

    Lovely dress!!! Today on the blog a perfect outfit to wear it with tanned skin...with ultra comfortable sandals by Isabel Marant!! ;) . ❤ Kisses from www.withorwithoutshoes.com

  22. Ev says:

    Magic place! www.evdaily.blogspot.com

  23. Tatjana says:

    Such a beautiful dress and photos! Have fun guys! Cheers, T. https://tbymallano.wordpress.com/

  24. Naelle says:

    "Long sleeves & Vintage bag adds more beauty to you :) Naelle from Paris."

  25. Lauren Grace Espino says:

    Such gorgeous photos!!! http://poshpossibilities.blogspot.com

  26. Su nd Chris says:

    Woonderful photos! Love your dress! xx Su http://www.fashiontwinstinct.com

  27. Nicole says:

    Beautiful tunic! Mexico is a great place. Have a wonderful time! Nicole http://www.12gemsjewelry.com/

  28. Fay O. says:

    Beautiful pictures. Love the colors. The vintage woven bag is the item I like best! www.vesthier.com

  29. Jada Nicola says:

    The detail of that dress is amazing! http://thegirlfromconnecticut.com/

  30. Daisy says:

    I love the dress! There's nothing like a gorgeous black and white print. You styled it so well by complimenting it with the purse, sandals and necklaces! http://www.zealofstyle.com/

  31. Dominique says:

    amazing pictures xxx www.dominiquecandido.com

  32. Keri says:

    Omg I fell in love with that dress when I saw you post it on iG! So cute Enclothed Cognition

  33. stephanie says:

    Beautiful dress! www.stepfromsteph.blogspot.co.id

  34. Chelsea Henriquez says:

    That bag is so incredibly gorgeous! xx, Chels www.chelseaasoflate.com

  35. Mireia says:

    This dress is gorgeous!! Mireia from TGL https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  36. Dylana says:

    Stunning! xx www.dylanasuarez.com

  37. brett says:

    Love this look! Perfect for vacation! www.giltedgeblog.com

  38. Maria Eugenia says:

    Love the dress and tips! Sure to keep them in mind for my next travel! Maria Eugenia . thegirlonanisland.com

  39. stylemelauren says:

    Absolutely love this packing advice! SO practical and smart. Dresses are must for any beach vacation! XO @stylemelauren http://www.stylemelauren.com

  40. Stephanie says:

    Super chic and summery! Love your dress! x StephC http://sstephcc.blogspot.com/

  41. jade says:

    Gorgeous post!!! -Jade https://everydayrenee.com/

  42. Joli Closet says:

    Thay dress is gorgeous, and I love the woven bag, it is such a statement piece!

  43. Ashley says:

    Love the photos!! www.collectiverequest.com

  44. Tra Hoang says:

    This look is so amazing on you! Tra x http://styledoctors.us

  45. Ciara says:

    Absolutely love this post! I always love your posts in Tulum - now its for sure on my travel list.

  46. Carina says:

    Amazing pictures! http://carinazz.blogspot.com.ee/

  47. silvia fer says:

    GREAT DRESS!!! I HAVE BOUGHT SAME MODEL HERE!!! http://www.nastydress.com/?lkid=27409 LOVE IT xoxo

  48. Dépêches Mode says:

    Amazing outfit ! Love your style ;) Gwendoline http://depechesmode.com

  49. Ruby Favis says:

    I love all your looks! Such great photos! Very inspiring!

  50. Aimara says:

    Belisima!! Me encanta ese cover up! XO Aimara

  51. Mia | Silver Girl says:

    Love your outfit! You look so beautiful in these photos! www.silvergirl.org

  52. Andrea Steiner says:

    Beautiful dress. Love it. xx, Andrea - Strawberries 'n' Champagne www.strawberriesnchampagne.com

  53. CAMILLAESI says:

    the dress is so cute, love the colors Hugs<3 http://camillaesi.se

  54. Fashionandcash says:

    Amazing photos!

  55. Loukia says:

    Love the dress! http://thefashionreporter.gr

  56. marie from heartfelt hunt says:

    this caftan dress is amazing and your bracelet is super pretty!!! xoxo, marie www.heartfelthunt.com

  57. Nissi Mendes says:

    Amazing dress Jules. Have fun in Mexico with Kevin!! XX ♥ Nissi www.nissimendes.ch

  58. vanessa says:

    linda :) http://www.carosimpianti.com

  59. andrea says:

    looks like an amazing experience, beutiful

  60. marine bourre says:

    Love this dress!!!! you're so beautiful! www.lifewithmarine.blogspot.fr

  61. consulenza d immagine says:

    I love that dress! It perfectly matches your shapes and your style. Consulenza d'immagine cheers

  62. Grace Jakobsen says:

    love your blog... I think its really inspiring. I love fashion and am looking at starting my own fashion blog, I would really appreciate some tips from you.. Thank you..

  63. LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE says:

    Great tips! Embroidered pieces are a MUST. You look like you're really enjoying yourself :) Have a great rest of your day! Love, Lindsey http://thenomisniche.com/

  64. Bryn Bradsher says:

    This dress is perfect for Mexico! I love your effortless style! xo bryn www.waketonroad.com

  65. Holly says:

    I am obsessed with this dress!!! I love dresses for hot vacations too but I also like taking rompers! Holly www.teachmestyle.com

  66. Lali says:

    Awww, I love this look!

  67. Andreina Gomez says:

    Dying to go to Tulum and probably will plan a trip early next year. Love the simplicity of your outfit yet so delicate and beautiful! Thanks for sharing

  68. rtv says:

    Wonder, wonderful style.

  69. Vintage Leather Bag says:

    Great Blog...

  70. Ashley says:

    Lovely Post. Just Came back from Tulum ! It's Beautiful ♥ ! www.collectiverequest.com

  71. Jessica Beebe says:

    I love the textures you combined for your outfit here!! I think you would love my comfy, "on the go" sandals that I custom make! They would go great with your style:)

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