Mexico Vacation Overview







Last week, I shared my thoughts on cruising vs. staying at an all-inclusive resort (check it out here). Today I wanted to share a mini recap on my Mexico vacation. The hubby and I stayed at the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort just outside of Cancun for 10 days. I had originally thought that we would be booking excursions and leaving the resort, but once we got there my plans for that quickly changed. I enjoyed having no planned schedule, waking up when we wanted, eating when we wanted and basically taking 10 days to rest as much as possible. I didn't realize how tired I really was until I found myself sleeping for half my vacation lol. There was so much to do at the resort that I never felt like I needed to leave. Zumba lessons by the pool, paddle boarding, catamaran sailing and kayaking we're some of the activities included in our stay. 

I loved that every pool had a bar located within the pool and beds you could lounge in (while in the pool!) because it was too hot to not be in the water. They also had hammocks to lie in which I was really excited about because I had a hammock when I was a child that I loved. 

We visited during their rainy season (which I didn't realize until after I booked the trip) and were pretty worried that we would be rained on for most of the trip. Fortunately, it only really rained hard on the first day of our trip and only for short periods thereafter which didn't bother us too much.

All-in-all I enjoyed our relaxing trip and it was exactly what I needed to feel somewhat human again. It's amazing what a full 8 hours of sleep a night can really do for a person, but more on that later!

This was one of my favorite evening dresses that I wore in Mexico. It flowed so beautifully as I walked, I felt like royalty wearing it. The red lip really helped the red accents in the outfit pop and I kept my accessories simple to really let the dress steal all of the attention. This dress comes in a variety of patterns and fabrics too, including this black and white one, perfect for any fall or winter event!

S H O P  M Y  L O O K: 
1. Dress c/o Laudem Deo
2. Sandals: Zara similar
3. Bag: Kate Spade similar 

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  1. I loved that you did a recap of your trip! I was wondering if you were going to do one. I totally get what you mean by having all this stuff planned and then just wanting to relax. The atmosphere at resorts just makes you want to stay there all day and lay in the sun and drink haha. It sounds like you had a really great time! We went during the start of the rainy season and it only rained really bad once, and it was kind of neat for photos! Absolutely stunning dress by the way. ;)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. I did! I was inspired by the one you did after your trip to Mexico. I love where you stayed, so aesthetically pleasing!Oh totally, I was a lazy bag of bones and totally okay with it lol. Sometimes you need that type of vacation!

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  2. Love the photos...
    The dress is so pretty
    xx
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  3. I'm glad that you and your hubby had a great and relaxing trip. You look beautiful in your dress.
    LaToya
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  4. You look amazing dear!

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  5. You felt and LOOKED like royalty Rina ! Beautiful.

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  6. This dress is stunning! I love the print :)

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  7. You look gorgeous in this dress! I love not planning my vacations, cause then it's less stressful. Also Zumba by the pool seem like a lot of fun :)

    xo
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    1. It really was! Zumba anywhere is so fun <3

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  8. o dear i really want to go there.... follow:) now waiting for U:)

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  9. I love Mexico so much! sounds like you had a lovely time. you look amazing in these photos, and that dress is so gorgeous!

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  10. Hola Rina muy buenos días.
    Que vestido tan maravilloso su color y estampado me encanta.
    Además las fotos son fantásticas, un lugar precioso.
    Un fuerte beso.
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  11. amazing dress

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  12. Wow! Perfect styling!
    Have a lovely day!

    x Sandra
    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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  13. You look gorgeous! That dress is incredible and the location is amazing, wow!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  14. You photos and outfit are absolutely stunning!! Sounds like you had an amazing vacation. I love Mexico and cannot wait to go back!

    Best,
    Christina

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    1. Aww thanks Christina, I really did! I loved Mexico too!

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  15. you look amazing in this gorgeous maxi.
    xoxo
    Ramona

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  16. That's a fabulously lovely dress. Love the shoes with it too.

    Inez | My Small World

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  17. Wow your dress is stunning! Gemma x
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  18. Really love your dress it's beautiful and stunning on you.

    xx
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  19. What an amazing look, love this dress, it's so perfect for a tropical vacation! I am glad you got to rest and have an awesome trip. Just a year ago around this time, my husband and I were also at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, oh how much I miss it! I think all-inclusive is the best way to vacation, it's so nice to not have to worry about what to eat or what to do, there is plenty of awesome options usually!!

    Dee
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    1. Aww thanks Dee! I totally agree, regardless of what you do if it can have an all-inclusive aspect, I love it! That's why I love cruising too!

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  20. Gorgeous dress babe!! Love Mexico one of my fav countries
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    xx

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  21. Gorgeous dress on you! Sounds like it was a great trip.

    Amy Ann
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  22. Stunning look!! Your trip to Mexico sounds awesome!
    Adi xx
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  23. Amazing photos my dear-like from a Vogue!!! You look stunning in this wonderful dress,happy weekend my dear :-)

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    1. Aww thanks Alice! Hope you are having a great week!

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  24. You look absolutely beautiful today!
    xox
    Lenya
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  25. Oh wow ! This dress looks so gorgeous on you !
    Hope you will have a great day.
    Kisses
    Marie

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  26. Wow...you look beautiful luv...xoxo, NEHA

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  27. It sounds like you had an amazing trip. Mexico has been on my list of places to go for ages.

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    1. I did! I definitely recommmend you go at some point babe!

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  28. This dress looks so beautiful and it's perfect for a vacation in Mexico! It seems like you had a great time :)
    xx, Carmen - http://www.carmitive.com

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    1. Thanks Carmen! It was the perfect dress for vacation!

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  29. You look gorgeous love! The dress looks great on you!
    Love, Pisa
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  30. Gorgeous dress!

    Hugs from Athens :)

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  31. Amazing place, I love Mexico!!!
    Your dress is everything babe!
    Kisses, Paola.
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    1. I do too, although I would prefer the trips you've been sharing lately <3

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  32. I like your blog, its really dope.
    Do you want to follow each other?
    If you want, than follow me, and let me know in comments, so I can follow you back with pleasure.
    We can follow each other on Instagram @andjela.dujovic, let me know in the comments so I can follow you back.

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  33. What a fun maxi dress! Love these photos!
    ~Samantha
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  34. Thank you for comment me I follow you on Gfc now I hope you want follow me back
    Fantastic long dress
    Kisses for you
    New post

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  35. The dressing looks absolutely STUNNNING on you! Love it. =) You have amazing style!

    xoxo
    Regina
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  36. That relaxing trip sounds amazing. I love the dress.You look great.
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    1. It was the perfect trip for relaxing, thanks babe!

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  37. How good you have been so open and you changed what you originally planned as this makes so much sense to me! Love the wonderful look you show here and I'm happy with you you enjoyed the time there so much.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. Yeah.. I just felt like rest was the number one priority, especially since my future trips will have more of a go-go feel! lol

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  38. Lindo look arrasou nas imagens, bom final de semana, obrigado pela visita.
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  39. Wow babes, you look AMAZING! I adore this dress on you and yes you dont realise how tired you are till you actually rest ;) xx

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    1. Aww thanks love! It's so true. I'm going to try to get to bed early tonight

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  40. Hello,

    Perfect look ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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  41. Fantastic dress, fantastic you!! These photos are like they came out of Vogue! I adore the movement of this dress and how great you have styled it!! Bravo!! Hope you had a really amazing time in Mexico my dear!
    xoxo
    Stella
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    1. Thanks Stella! That is so sweet of you to say! I love how it moves too, such an elegant piece.

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  42. Loved the short recap of your amazing trip! love your pictures and that dress is just so pretty on you! More love to you <3
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  43. Wow wow wow!! Absolutely amazing pictures!! You look sooo beautiful in this dress!
    XX, Cathrin
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  44. I was in Mex not too long ago reviewing restaurants for my blog and had a blast. You look like you had such a great time and that dress is perfect in each of these photos. Lovely post!!

    Danielle | www.FollowMyGut.com <3

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    1. That sounds like so much fun! I actually didn't leave the resort so we didn't eat anything other than what was offered there lol. Whereabouts did you go in Mexico?

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  45. The styling, location, photos, dress…everything is stunning here :)
    x Priya
    www.solasulu.com

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