Each morning my boyfriend and I wake up and say, “Let’s go back to Costa Rica!” We’re not yet at the point financially where it’s possible to go on extended trips without our work suffering but our photo allow us to relive the trip often. Although we were only in the Papagayo Bay for a week, we made a lifetime of memories! (Cheesy but true.)
What does one wear while in the Papagayo Bay? Aside from my activity clothing which mostly consisted of Lululemon’s Run Times Short ($58) and Energy Bra ($48) — see those on me here at the mud baths! — beach vacation was a time to enjoy the flowy and the lightweight.
Inside, some of my outfits from the trip…
Necklace: Anthropologie (super old! similar) | Sandals: L*Space by Cocobelle (also here) | Watch: Apple
Sandals: Sam Edelman (also here) | Watch: Apple
Bikini: Victoria’s Secret (similar top // bottom and another top // bottom I love)
Necklace: Anthropologie (old, similar) Sandals: L*Space by Cocobelle (also here)
Sandals: L*Space by Cocobelle (also here) | Watch: Apple | Necklace: Anthropologie (old, similar)
The wind was whipping one of the days we shot and the sun was shining down, and I have never felt more relaxed! Although it is very tempting to edit away all the imperfections the sun brings out, from dimples on my thighs to zits (le sigh, thanks air travel) on my face, at the end of the day this is probably one of my favorite outfit sets ever. Even if it makes me feel scared to share those imperfections, it’s also my way of saying that yes, this is really me. I’m working my way back into shape after an injury last Summer yet I can still love myself equally at my current size and the size I’m aiming for.
Besides, no one was walking around with towels over their bodies or hiding on the beach. All I saw was beauty all around me! It radiates out. I felt lovely and I hope that’s what comes through in these shots!
Let’s talk about my cute Ray-Bans for a minute, which Solstice was generous enough to gift to me before my trip. The Signets’ mirror frames were so fun for the sun, reflecting the rays right back outwards. There’s no going wrong with Aviators either — such a classic — and this particular pair had a pretty rainbow gradient in them. Both sunnies are polarized and were great for everything from beach to hiking, and of course lounging around the pool.
If you’re headed on a beach vacation soon, make sure you check out my clothing and accessory packing idea posts! This Spring shoe roundup also has lots of great ideas for trips, or home for that matter!