Friday, August 24, 2012

Sayulita: What to Wear

Uncharacteristically, I packed way too much for the trip to Mexico.  I decided to check a bag so I could take a large supply of my favorite sunblocks and it allowed me room for a whole lot of clothes.  Sayulita was so casual, I was pretty much instantly overdressed just by virtue of wearing more than one article of clothing at a time.  Per request, here's what I wore for the trip:

For the travel day, I wore white jeans with sandals and a navy tank top layered with a long sleeved tee and pashmina on the flight.  It looked cool - but jeans were WAY too heavy for walking around in the humidity. This was the first and last time I wore pants on the trip.

Maxi dresses are my favorite thing to wear when it's hot and I have a whole collection just for trips like this. When we dressed for going to town, I usually threw on a maxi dress and a pair of sandals.

This was my fanciest maxi dress and complete overkill for the tiny roadside taco stand where we were eating. I'm sure they thought I was a crazy person; eating so much ceviche, so pale and so fancy in this dress.

You can't see the colors of the dress in that shot, so here's a closer look:

But, really, this is more accurate. I spent most of each day in a combination of bathing suits. The rash guard (aka: beach turtleneck) is my favorite accessory for spending extended time in the sun without getting burned. A must for paddleboarding. No makeup, mahi mahi on a stick in one hand and a coconut in the other...bliss!

Not pictured: the lightweight workout pants, sneakers and tank tops for hiking in the jungle. Packed but never used: a lightweight rain jacket, a cardigan. Thanks to Rob for these photos!


Sara said...

you look so much like your sister in that list picture, i did a double take :)

MrsEm said...

That's definitely Jean-style :)

MissScientistSF said...

hahaha! I think that was originally my rash-guard too. Glad I can be a "style-icon." Or "scruffy beach rat style-icon" at least.

Anonymous said...

Cute bag in the first photo! Where is that from?

MrsEm said...

Thanks! I bought that purse in Japan.