¡Viva la Mexico! Last month, Daniel (the huz) and I decided to take a little last minute getaway trip to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico to celebrate my birthday. It’s only about a 3.5 hour drive from Phoenix, but for some reason we had never bothered to go before – even though it’s significantly closer than Cali, it just seemed like more of a commitment. You need your passport, driving there can be stressful, you have to make sure you turn your travel pass on for your phone…the list goes on. Whatever! Now that we’ve been, I’m seriously kicking myself for not going sooner. The beaches in Mexico are SO BEAUTIFUL, and remind me so much of our time living in West Palm Beach (which we’re going to be re-visiting very soon! But more on that later 🙂 ).
Since we live in the desert now, sometimes I forget that we used to live within walking distance of the beach (true story. Why did we move again?) – it just feels so far away now. But every time we go back, I instantly feel like I’m home. I mean, it makes sense – growing up, we’d spend time at the shore every Summer, and it’s still one of my favorite things to do as an adult. Seriously, Daniel basically had to drag me out of the ocean when it was time to leave. Take me back!
Even though Mexico was almost just as hot as Phoenix (with that added bonus of a million percent humidity…clearly why my hair looks sooo cute), it’s such a different vibe. The desert is…well, the desert – and Mexico has that blissful tropical vibe that makes you feel like it’ll stay Summer forever, which I happily tapped into style wise. I’m not normally one for red, but when I saw this tropical scarf I knew it would be the perfect thing to give my outfits an extra pop of beach vibes, and also help to keep my hair in check – which is no small task (#sogreek)! Paired with a classic Panama hat and a simple sage romper, I felt like this outfit was not only perfectly practical for the climate, but had a sweet romantic feel for such a beautiful place. Seriously, ALL the romantic feels for Mexico – my new #1 crush <3 I’ll be posting about the rest of our trip soon – hope you all have a brilliant week!
Photography by Daniel Mattei