Last week, I set off to the distant lands of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to celebrate the wedding of our very own entertainment director (and dear friend of mine), Jessica Baker, and her longtime boyfriend, Brennan. I had never attended a tropical destination wedding before, and though I love any excuse to dress down and drink a margarita, I knew a certain level of planning had to be executed—primarily because I’m a carry-on kind of gal. While away, I took a few snaps of what I (in my opinion) successfully packed. Scroll through to see and shop my outfits, and if any of the pieces inspire you, shop ’em!
Because I arrived in Mexico a couple of days prior to the nuptials, I knew I'd need an outfit to soak up the sun in (cue Sheryl Crow) in. I opted for a striped bikini and a billowy blouse and shortalls to serve as my coverups.
Get the Look: Eyebuy Direct Disclosure Sunglasses ($35); American Eagle shortalls; Golden by TNA Sieren Top ($75); Solid & Striped Morgan Top ($88) and Bottoms ($88).
For my night-on-the-town outfit, I skipped out on heels and instead wore a pair of statement flats. These lightweight separates made for a cool and comfortable combination, too. Note: If it's the night of the rehearsal dinner, swap the white pieces out so you don't upstage the bride!
Get the Look: Golden by TNA Lyrical Camisole ($60); Wilfred Richelieu Pants ($145); Tibi slides.
Everything from the tiered ruffles to cactus print to sky-blue color made this dress a playful and easy decision to wear the evening of the wedding.
Get the Look: Style Mafia Cactus-Print Dress ($85).
Keep going to shop my picks for your next tropical vacation!
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