Fashion and style inspiration usually comes from many different places for me. It can be a building, a painting, a special place or a stunning accessory that jumps out and helps make everything else fall into place. With this look, however, the colour speaks for itself. Here are some photos from a walk along the beach near my hotel in Playa del Carmen.
I’m wearing the Good Times Dress by Roxy, the colour is aptly titled “Water”. The colour is a dreamy shade of bright turquoise that looks like the Caribbean sea. I wanted to work with the theme of water and incorporate pieces that complimented the simple, feminine style of the dress.
I picked up on the water theme with this bubble necklace that is similar to J. Crew’s famous bubble necklace. I bought one in coral for my last trip to Mexico, and loved it so much that I had to pick one up in my favourite colour. You can find a cheap version of the pricier J.Crew favourite necklace here. Thankfully, it matched this dress perfectly, a cascade of turquoise baubles that add to the almost monochromatic water theme I was going for.
I paired the dress with a Mexican-made leather saddle bag I bought in Playa del Carmen. The simple design complimented the no-fuss styling of the dress, and echoed the contrast between water and sand along the shores. This bag is really my go-to and can easily go from surf to turf, especially with its rugged, traditional construction.
The dress can also go from the beach to a night out on the town. I loved it so much, I wore it later on my trip to do some shopping at Playa. I keep going back to the little photo spot above. I love finding old signs, and these seafood advertisements are both authentic and kitschy at the same time.
A few hundred metres away from Playa del Carmen along the beach was a grouping of fishing and tourist boats that would come in the morning during low tide to fish. I loved seeing the boats go by and it made for a lovely scene. Some of the locals depend on fishing to make a living, and even by the shore, you could see little minnows that would soon become a big catch.
Continuing my water theme, I accessorized with these turquoise bracelets. I’m wearing a light blue daisy bracelet from Forever 21 and an amazing silver and turquoise turtle bracelet. When I snorkelled a few weeks ago in Mexico, I kept hoping to see a sea turtle. While that didn’t happen, I’ll hold onto that hope for my next dive.
The best part of walking along the beach in the morning in Mexico? The dogs of course. I fell in love with this perky Dalmatian that reminded me of my old Dalmatian, Max. I could only dream of walking my dog every morning in the early sun… I don’t think I’d ever complain about having to take out the dog!
I’ve always been attracted to water and this dress sums up all the sentimental feelings I have towards the sea. The colour and the crepe chiffon fabric evoke the frothiness of the waves. While this is the perfect LBD (little BLUE dress) for summer, I might have to pair the dress with tights and a chunky cotton knit sweater now to bring back the cheeriness of the sea until summer comes back.