| tee | shorts | headband | sandals |
This has been my go-to look this summer! Whether I’m hanging with Henry, running errands or traveling, this has been an easy and comfortable look to put together. You can wear this tee year round too, and get excited because camo is a trend for fall! I’m still loving the headband trend for many reasons, but it most importantly keeps my hair out of my face.
Every single one of these pieces will be a staple for you and pair back to a lot of what you already have in your wardrobe! You can’t go wrong with denim shorts, a cotton tee and a solid headband!
Today, I’m recapping my trip to Mexico while wishing I was still there! First Henry and I flew into Cancun and drove about an hour to our first hotel, Hotel Esencia. I can’t say better things about this place! Every single person that works here is incredibly kind and attentive. No matter what we needed, they handled it! My two favorites, Jorge and Rojillo, went above and beyond. They treated us like royalty and wanted us to enjoy EVERY second of our vacation.
Esencia is located on a secluded beach just south of Playa del Carmen. I stayed in a room surrounded by jungle with iguanas and pastries waiting on my doorstep each morning. When the trees break, you are standing on soft white sand. There are three restaurants on the property. The first two are casual options that sit next to the beach and pools. Rojillo will bring lunch to your beach chair if you prefer to eat there! The third restaurant is called Beefbar – a meat lover’s dream with a Michelin star winning team. I can still taste the truffle whipped potatoes!!! Our entire meal was perfection.
Hotel Esencia’s lifeguard took us snorkeling in a lagoon and then in a cove with brackish water, where fresh water and salt water meet. We saw some beautiful fish! Henry and I also caught triggerfish and redfish while deep sea fishing, but let’s be honest, he caught most of them. We had so much fun being on the water!
Our next stop was Tulum, just 45 minutes south of Hotel Esencia. If you can’t tell from social media, it’s the place to be, and this is their SLOW season!! We stayed at Be Tulum, and just like Esencia, you can stay in a room surrounded by jungle or facing the beach. You can’t go wrong with either! They have a fabulous restaurant on the beach and a fun rooftop bar overlooking the water. One night we went to a restaurant called Gitano, recommended by friends, that is known for their cocktails, live music and delicious bites. If you find yourself in Tulum, go here on a Friday night!
On our last day in Mexico, we took a private tour through two cenotes – limestone surfaces that conceal bodies of water. You can visit open, closed and partially open cenotes that provide the perfect swimming and diving holes. Sac Actun and Taak Bi Ha were the two cenotes we visited. Bushman Photography showed us these beautiful caves and the clearest water I’ve ever seen. They are sacred to the Mayan culture, and now I know why! Visit Bushman’s website to find all of the tours they offer.
Henry, let’s go back ASAP!
Today I want to share with you the bathing suits I took to Mexico! All are fabulous quality and worth the investment. I know bathing suits have gotten crazy expensive recently, but I have found the best fit when I’m willing to splurge. Fit is EVERYTHING especially when you’re laying by the pool or beach, jumping in the water or playing sand or water sports. We don’t want anything slipping!
| top | bottoms | sarong | headband |
Don’t mind our goggle marks, but I took this one piece snorkeling!
Henry’s swimsuits: 1 and 2.
| one piece | top | bottom |
I’ve had the red one piece for two summers now, and it’s been a staple on all of my beach trips. For one, I love having a one piece that I can throw on if I get burned. Mine isn’t reversible, but the one I’ve linked is! You get two swimsuits in one! I got the lavender bikini this year, and I love the coverage it offers. It’s hard to find a bikini that you don’t feel like you’re popping out of, so I highly recommend this one. I opted for the hipster bottoms instead of the side tie.
| tank | pleated skirts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 | sandals | clutch | earrings |
Is anyone else loving the pleated skirt trend? They are so much fun! Great for everyday, nights out and the upcoming holidays. I was unable to find this exact skirt online, so I linked some of my favorites instead.
These photos are from my recent trip to Jamaica! Front Door Fashion took their top performing stylists on a rewards trip to celebrate 2018. We laid on the beach, soaked up the most beautiful sunshine and ate the most delicious seafood. I highly recommend staying at Half Moon Bay Resort if you ever find yourself on the island!
This summer has been full of travel, and most recently my family took a trip to Maine. Needless to say, it was hard coming back to work this Monday. One, I was exhausted and, two, I was used to being rather unproductive.
This week I am highlighting my latest excursion to Boothbay, ME. I had never been to Maine or that far north for that matter until last week, and I’ve been missing out. The views and food are spectacular. We enjoyed fresh lobster almost everyday, ate s’mores every night, sailed the ocean in Sarah Mead, read mystery novels, and shopped in antique stores featuring pieces from decades ago.
Boothbay Harbor, ME.
Spruce Point Inn front lawn.
Spruce Point Inn.
Boothbay Harbor, ME.
Wiscasset, ME antique shop.
Spruce Point Inn Dock.
Sarah Mead awaiting her passengers.
The best and most stylish grandparents.
Braving the frigid Atlantic ocean.