Tuesday, January 24

mexico magic


My husband and I escaped to Cabo San Lucas last week for sun and fun--and then some! The extra (and much needed) solar energy sparked our inner explorers, as we canvassed deserted coastline at dusk, searched for whales on the horizon and scoped out off-the-beaten-track restaurants like Acre (pictured above--it's fantastic!). The trip also afforded me the best new dress-bathing suit-and-caftan-wearing escapades! (I'm sporting a just-out La Double J dress, above!) Here are some highlights. 



The view from our hotel balcony featured whale spouts, flying mobula rays, and electric sunsets. The lush bougainvillea was eye-popping gorgeous, too.



Another holiday activity: basking in the warm, golden sunlight in my new Tory Burch bikini. It can also be found here.



The ultimate place to read (this) and relax. Beach beds might just be the greatest thing ever invented.



One way to look less touristy: blend in with the scenery! This Rhode Resort dress pulls off the trick nicely. My basket bag is available here.


Swings instead of bar stools? Why not? I'd sidle up to this seaside bar in a margarita-ready dress like this, this, this or this.



My pinstripe and ruffle cotton dress goes from poolside to palapa, no problemo! Other muy bien options from No. 21, Mara Hoffman, Natalie Martin, Fraiche and Tory Burch.


The sunshine-happy stripes, above, are by Rye. I also packed these suits from J.Crew and Luli Fama. Next time I go south of the border, I'd bring along these from Lisa Marie Fernandez, Marysia, Zimmermann and Anjuna.



17 comments:

Daina said...

I love your bag!! Where is it from?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your iPhone case and am in the market for a case for my new phone. Where is that beauty from?

Rkjoye said...

Such cute pics! Who makes the sandals pictured with the Rhode Resort dress?

moodboard said...

Your beach/travel wear is always on point!

Unknown said...

I love your shoes with the Rhode Island dress. Where are they from? Your monogrammed tote is adorable! Where is that from? Thank you!!

smcneil99 said...

flip flop recommendations?
xo

Anonymous said...

You're an inspiration to get into shape--what's your exercise regimen???

Marlien Rentmeester said...

My phone case is by Minnie and Emma. You can find it here:

http://www.minnieandemma.com/wide-stripe-phone-or-ipad-case.html

villa.ana said...

Thank you for making a beach vacay look even more fun than we already know it is. WOW, LOVE your picks. Thank you for sharing!

Lily said...

Marlien where did you stay? Any recommendations for the area?

yo! tam said...

Thanks for the links for breezy dresses. Love the Rhode Resort dress! I just bought one similar to the Natalie Martin from a Kauai lifestyles brand called By the Sea Company that is AMAZING and you can't beat the price: http://bytheseacompany.com/collections/clothing/products/fairy-dress

Unknown said...

Where are your sandals from? Great walking beach shoes! Love all your looks.

cyndi said...

Where are your tan sandals from? Where did you stay?

Van Anh said...

Amazing body, Marlien! Please share your secrets!!!!

Marlien Rentmeester said...

My sandals are old Banana Republic, believe it or not! I hope BR re-issues these sandals this spring as I've eked major mileage out of them. My bag is by Misa. Link to the bag is in post!

Sarah said...

How can it b monogrammed like yours tho? Thanks

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I'm preparing for my honeymoon in July - Sardinia & Sicily! Do you have any great honeymoon outfit recs?

Xx