Cancun Photo Diary

I know what you're thinking. Cancun?! Cancun goes hand-in-hand with beer, frat boys and spring break. And yeah, I probably would've preferred Tulum. But my older sister was flying down from Canada with a baby in tow (while she is the cutest, most photogenic niece in the world, she is not always the best-behaved on the plane), so Cancun made for a decent compromise.

And honestly, Cancun doesn't deserve the bad rep. Avoid the college hotspots and stick to the quieter beaches – you'll find the clearest, purest water and the silkiest sand in the world. Riu Hotel Peninsula's all-inclusive deal was pretty bangin', too. Still dreaming of refried black beans and those ice-cold margaritas...

Grunge

BAILEY FOR J.CREW felt hat / VINTAGE flannel shirt (via Painted Bird) / KAREN WALKER sunglasses / GAP jeggings / SUPERGA sneakers / GIVENCHY medium Antigona satchel

BAILEY FOR J.CREW felt hat / VINTAGE flannel shirt (via Painted Bird) / KAREN WALKER sunglasses / GAP jeggings / SUPERGA sneakers / GIVENCHY medium Antigona satchel

I was so pleased with this vintage find. I feel I've seen so many iterations of the "green flannel shirt" at all the fast fashion shops (H&M, Zara, Topshop), but they didn't have this perfectly slouchy fit, authentically worn seams and interesting texture. Leave it to Painted Bird (one of my fave vintage shops in SF) to deliver the goods.

More Coats + Sneakers

Credits (all from Instagram – from top left to right): @athleisure, @athleisure, @visavisalom, @reformation, @fundachristophersen, @fashionlandscape, @dotwillow, @fundachristophersen

Credits (all from Instagram – from top left to right): @athleisure, @athleisure, @visavisalom, @reformation, @fundachristophersen, @fashionlandscape, @dotwillow, @fundachristophersen

Lately I've spent less time on fashion blogs and more time on Instagram. It's just so easy to find inspiring content on there, and it seems there are endless bloggers/fashionistas/celebs who are posting up-to-the-minute photos of their latest outfits. 

Not to take away from blogs – they are the new print magazine, the platform that you save your highest-quality content for.

I wonder if this shift is happening for everyone. Thoughts?

Denim x Lace

ZARA slip dress / RAY-BAN retro-round sunglasses / ZARA oversize denim jacket / TOPSHOP knit

ZARA slip dress / RAY-BAN retro-round sunglasses / ZARA oversize denim jacket / TOPSHOP knit

Lace does the body good.

Yes, it carries connotations of lingerie, so it can come across as suggestive or risque. You can work that to your advantage when you're feeling sassy and going out clubbing with your girls, but otherwise for day time, you'll probably have to dress it down a bit.

Possible solutions: baggy knits, oversized denim jackets, flat white sneakers. In this case I piled on all three. Boom.