I have been in the Riviera Maya for almost a month now and I finally feel like I am settling in with the caribbean life. Adjusting to the humid weather has also been a big change but I have been loving every minute! In Playa, I’m all about little to no make up (check out this pic above I’m melting! — Hence this is only the second time I’m wearing some makeup in a month), doubling beach wear as street wear and getting creative with scarfs to tame the mane.
I learned a lot from my past trip here, and that was to not over pack unnecessary things. I made it a goal to pack only one suitcase and no carry on. Trust me that was a hard task (first world problems, I know) but packing for an indefinite trip can be a bit nerve-racking! (We’re playing it by ear so might be staying a month or 2 more. I’ll keep you guys posted!)
I accomplished this task by packing only those pieces that I can wear many different ways. In other words how can I turn my beachwear as streetwear? One of the ways are bikinis as tops, high waisted bottoms to go with bikinis tops and scarfs/sarongs I can wear to the beach and as accessories. Oh and never, ever, ever, ever waste your luggage space packing heels! That was my biggest mistake last time, so this time, I only packed one pair of mules and a bunch of cute sandals 🙂
In Playa del Carmen is not only a statement to wear a cute head scarf but it’s almost a necessity because of the extreme humidity. So I wanted to play with one of my sarongs from one of my favorite stores in Playa, Caravan, and wear it as a head wrap. I fell in love with this look! What do you guys think? Here are some of my fave looks to rock a head wrap or head scarf.
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How to wrap head scarf it’s easy! Just tie scarf twice and tuck in the ends on opposite sides to the back of the scarf. Voilà! Mine is a sarong and the size of it gave it an awesome volume!
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