Last week, I set off for 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 although 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.
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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). I opted for a striped bikini with a billowy blouse and shortalls to serve as my coverups.
For my night-on-the-town outfit, I skipped 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!
Everything from the tiered ruffles to the cactus print in a sky-blue colour made this dress a playful and easy decision to wear the evening of the wedding.
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