A recent trip to Punta Mita, Mexico, for a friend's birthday bash provided me with ample sunshine, quality time with the hubby, and more margaritas than I care to count. It also granted an opportunity to trial run spring clothing I recently purchased like this Natalie Martin dress, these K. Jacques sandals, and this Melissa Obadash bikini. And it made evident what other 80-degree-ready pieces I still need, such as this sunset cocktail-perfect, back-baring Alice McCall dress, this Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuit, this J.Crew pom pom tunic, and these Valentino sandals. In between birthdaying, there was surfing, fish taco eating, and siesta-ing. Here, some of the highlights.
Everyday I went running along deserted paths that winded through lush, jungle-like fauna. Though it was stunningly beautiful, I must admit I was little afraid that I'd come across a scorpion, or even worse, a jaguar. Such a city girl I am!
Our daily seaside lunch menu presented us with the trip's only hardship: having to decide what to eat! Everything was muy delicioso, especially the just-caught shrimp tacos, which I doused with pico de gallo and habanero sauce. Oh, and the margaritas were (nicely) stiff, too!
Patiently waiting (well, sort of) for said shrimp tacos in a Natalie Martin dress. See its brethren here.
Faced with another hard decision at the coconut stand... I went with the natural as I was still feeling the lunchtime margarita buzz. I'd say a smart decision on my part.
Ready to party in my strapless Missoni! You can find a similar one here.
Mother Nature beautifully choreographed the backdrop for my friend's birthday fete. It was one of the most epic (electric!) sunsets I've ever witnessed--and it's why I'll be back in Punta Mita one day soon! Hasta luego!