Here is the second half of the trip as I promised to you yesterday. Even a beach lover like myself can only lounge in the sun for so long before I need some adventure. On my last full day in Mexico, we hopped in our rental and drove 20 minutes south to Tulum. I have some sort of weird obsession with ancient ruins and temples when I travel so I was excited to explore the Mayan Ruins of Tulum.
This was a huge national park with all different types of terrain from rocky cliffs to beaches and rainforest areas. It was a mere $10 to enter and you could spend as long as you liked hiking, biking, swimming, or just relaxing.
It’s so amazing that these structures are still standing after all of these years. Mankind can be absolutely intriguing!
There was definitely a mystical feeling in the air here.
Hiking through the jungle.
Another gorgeous view from the cliff tops.
I hope you enjoyed me sharing my little trip with you. Where have you traveled that you loved the most?
Were you a huge of fan of What Not to Wear? I sure was so you can imagine my excitement when I had the opportunity to meet the infamous style guru, Clinton Kelly. I attended a style seminar at Macy’s Lenox Square with style tips and questions with the man himself. I meticulously picked out my outfit the night before. I wanted to go with a nerdy-chic kind of look. I borrowed a tie from my husband’s closet and learned how to tie one courtesy of YouTube. After battling Atlanta’s ridiculous Friday rush hour traffic, I managed to arrive super early to the event which was rewarded with a front row seat!
Look how close I was!!! He was amazing and dressed to the nines as expected. No man can mix prints better than Clinton Kelly. He was just as energetic and engaging in person as he is on t.v. I got up the nerve to ask him a question on how a petite woman can wear a midi length skirt. He replied with some very helpful advice and here’s the kicker…..he said ‘I love your outfit by the way’. #WINNING!!!
There was a fashion show featuring his top trends of the season. I loved how he used models of all different shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Here were my favorite looks from the show.
Winter white is so hot and this look just exudes elegance.
Tweed shorts with tights are a nice alternative to a dress or a skirt to change things up. The burgundy booties were killer with little cut-outs all over the shoe.
Another look featuring a sick pair of shoes. The blazer had sequin sleeves that were absolutely dazzling.
This holiday dress was meant to keep all eyes on you at the party. The dress had little peek-a-boo cut-outs all over that were so sexy.
One of the guest in the audience was Holly, a previous style offender on What Not to Wear, and as you can see, she’s still looking good.
Guests received a tote graced with this Clintonism.
After the show, I received a free makeover by Estee Lauder. They did all the make up for the models. I would have never thought to put these colors on my face, but I think it turned out pretty. What do you think?
I had such a great time! Thank you Southern Blog Society for the invite!
I was wearing…
Pinafore: Talbots. Blouse: Banana Republic. Tie: Geoffery Beene. Tights: Express. Loafers: Steven by Steve Madden. Handbag: Marc Jacobs. Eyewear: Chanel.
Looking for some style inspiration? It may be closer than you think. Like in your own closet right next to your own clothes….yes! Steal your next style idea from your man. A “borrowed from the boys” look can be worn day or night but is always chic. Check out these three looks I’ve created from mens’ fashion.
Now go and raid your man’s closet. You never know what goodies you may find in there!
Often when I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to wear, I’ll start with the shoes and work my way up. It has become a reliable method for determining how to a wear a statement shoe. You know how sometimes you get a bright or printed pair of shoes that look so good in the store and then you bring them home and don’t know how to incorporate them in your closet? Well, building an outfit around the shoes can be helpful. I tend to wear a monotone or muted color palette so the shoes will stand out. Yesterday I wanted to wear my ‘Dorothy’ shoes so I chose an all black outfit with gold accents so the shoes would pop.
Coat: KLS for Baby Phat. Dress: Talbots. Tights: Hue. Shoes: Gianni Bini. Necklace and earrings: Vince Camuto. Handbag: Marc Jacobs. Sunglasses: Chanel.