A few months ago I shared my spring wardrobe in a post, and normally a spring wardrobe pretty much carries me through Summer here in Idaho. But Chris and I are in Cancun this week with my sisters, their significant others and my parents. A few years ago we did a similar trip with Chris’s side of the family and it was so bonding. You spend so much time with your siblings as kids, but then you grow up and become new people and we’re so anxious to connect with my immediate family again.
It was also a really good excuse to pick up a few summery pieces to wear around the beach! Here’s what I packed:
I didn’t take a photo of trying everything on. But here are a few!:
Here’s my travel outfit I snapped this morning before heading to the airport! I love these straight-legged white jeans. They are so comfortable and this button down will double as a cover up at the beach. My bag is stashed with my AirPods, wallet, passport, chapstick, chargers and socks because I’m sure my feet will be freezing on the plane.
And then add this super summery, lightweight sweatshirt in the evenings when I’ll be cold again. (I caught a little bit of flack when I was trying on pants for our trip on Instagram, but I can’t help it. I’m always so cold.
Oh yes, this was the outfit. We have gone to Mexico every couple years because I have a sister (and brother in law and cute nephew that live there). This time we’re all staying at a resort together and this was an outfit I brought for a dinner one night. I’m tall (6′) and I love how these pants are still long and flowy. These are talls but they come in regular and petite too!
This coverup was more than I usually spend on a coverup, but I saw it in an Instagram ad I was completely sold. (I got the xs/s) I guess you could say I was influenced. And now that I have it I can say it was money well spent. It’s really light and gauzy and you can tie the front and the back will still hang down covering your butt, which I appreciate. You can also not tie it at all, wear it open, wear it as a top! It’s versatile and beachy.
This coverup’s colors were a little outside of my normal wheelhouse, but it’s so fun and went with my periwinkle suit (it’s such a great suit for the price, holy cow) so well. You can’t tell very well in the photo above, but the background is peachy and really sweet. It’s One Size Fits All and I love the flowy fabric. It feels lightweight, but covering and cozy. I can see myself wrapped up and taking a nap in it!
These wide legged cropped gauzy pants–I want them in every color. They are definitely lightweight enough for a beach coverup (I love them paired with this leopard print bikini because the waist is high and flattering) but could also totally be regular pants. I want them in every color now.
I love packing dresses for trips because I can wear them during the day, dress them up for night. Stay cool, or layer on a blazer. I found this one at Target, but funny story about the first one. I originally ordered it for Greta. She’s usually wears a 10-12 in girls, but lately, she’s getting tall so fast, I got her the size up (an XL) and she was SWIMMING in it. We laughed so hard and I told her I would exchange it, but I ended up trying it on and thought–perfect Mexico dress! The smocking is really stretchy and fun.
These shorts looked way longer on everyone else’s photos on the site. #longlegs. But they are still cute for the beach! And I brought one perfect slouchy pocket sleeveless shirt that I might throw over my suit every day. But this beach hoodie. THIS BEACH HOODIE. I also vow to wear daily. It’s true to size (I got a small) and lightweight and just the thing you want to slip on while you watch the sunset.
Last one I’ll share because the bed behind me was getting out of control. My new fav white jeans again, but the star here is that seersucker top. I wanted to like it when I came across it, but it’s really great in person. The photos online do it no justice. The sleeve length is superb. It’s hits at the perfect spot on the waist. And it’s completely classic.