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Mexico Birthday Surprise: Part 1

I’m baaaaacckk!! Sorry for the short hiatus but my sweet husband surprised me and swept me off to Mexico for my birthday last week!  I was beyond excited because I hadn’t been to Mexico since spring break ’96 in Acapulco.  This trip was of a different nature, however.  I traded in partying at Senor Frogs for a relaxing on the beach and enjoying quality time with my husband.


We travelled one hour south of Cancun to Riviera Maya, Mexico.  I’m pictured here on the north end of our resort by the natural pool.


We stayed at the Grand Palladium Hotel & Resort.  A sprawling property with four separate hotels, multiple pools, and restaurants.


A few pictures of the gorgeous property…



This picture doesn’t do this pool justice which was located at the spa.


There were a lot of iguana crossings.

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My natural habitat….


I’m on top of the world!


A beautiful night in Riviera Maya…..

Stay tuned for the second part of my trip tomorrow!

I was wearing….

Cover up: Target. Bikini: Delia’s. Flip-flops: Haviannas. Sunglasses: Tory Burch.

Fashionably yours,


What I Would Wear on Spring Break….

It’s that time of the year when families and friends head out of town on fun excursions for spring break.  I was not so lucky to be going anywhere fun this time  so instead I live vicariously through Instagram posts of happy people enjoying the beach.  I decided that if I can’t go anywhere, I can at least help someone plan a fabulous outfit for their fun trip.  This is something I would wear if I was headed to the beaches of say…St Barts.  I love eye-catching, bright swimwear.  Bright colors look so good in the sun and no one makes a more colorful bikini than Mara Hoffman.  I especially love the bustier top which is great for us ladies who aren’t as blessed in the cleavage area.  A soft, white tunic cover-up is a nice complement to offset bright swimwear and I love the bohemian feel of this one.  You can easily throw on some cut-off shorts and head to lunch.  Oversized sunglasses will be huge this season and they always add a touch of glam to a look.  A lot of people forget about wearing jewelry at the beach or pool but I love to accessorize at all times.  A simple pendant necklace is easy and chic.  All you need is a great straw bag and some fun sandals.  These Kate Spade sandals are too adorable.

Spring Break
Shop the look:

Mara Hoffman - Ananda printed underwired bikiniKate Spade New York - Flat Thong Sandals - Tracie Bow

I hope you enjoy your vacation wherever you may be headed and have some fun for me too!
Fashionably yours,