I hate tie-dye. I don’t know if its because it reminds me of those awful DIY shirts our Mom’s made for us in 5th grade, or if it’s just tipping the scale from boho to hippie. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some jewelry making, vegan food loving Hippie’s! I mean, the rejection of conventional values is where I personally draw the line. LoL! That and the taking of hallucinogenic drugs ((I guess)). With that being said, here is my favorite dress. A grown-up version of the most beautiful Tie-dye, and Me, the canvas. #TieDyedoneright
Happy #FlashbackFriday everyone! What a great time to share my Tulum experience with you and also my absolute favorite dress this summer. As I mentioned, I typically don’t touch Tie-Dye decorated anything. But when I saw this dress at Amita Naithani, It called out to me. And after putting it on, I was IN. LOVE.
I quickly gathered these tips to wearing Tie-Dye items:
Textiles- The actual fabric matters. This dress makes me feel like I’m not wearing anything. Please take a good look at the expressions of everyone in the photos. We are miserably hot. But the slight breeze blowing my dress kept me cool and made the trip bearable.
Print- Tie-Dye is an eye catcher. You want to get someones attention, not blind them with your print. I like this dress because there’s just a hint of print towards the middle of the dress and when it moves, it gives life to it. It’s really a sight to see!
Details- Picking out this dress was easy since it had the smallest and prettiest details. See that lace trim and the low back with the criss-cross straps? Stunning.
Hue- AKA color. The rich blue and white is almost never seen with Tie-Dye because its hand placed. Each piece is unique. And that’s eye catching just in itself.
Tulum is breathtaking. Both because it’s gorgeous and because the heat will suck the life out of you. And all your air. Hace mucho calor! as we say. It was so hot that we left Grandma back at the gate who couldn’t push on. I love how every picture of Penny is just painful. She looks so miserable. I would’nt suggest bringing kids or older folks unless its going to be a relitively cool day.
The sites were amazing. Large iguanas bathing in the sun practically become the ruins. You couldn’t tell where the creature ended and the building began. Ancient ruins still standing leave you in awe while the people who now reside there, are eager to share their culture. It’s on the beach and there is amazing views of the shore with it’s clear, inviting water. There’s a breeze coming off the beach that can fuel your next few steps as you creep around at a snails pace. “It’s hot” is probably the phrase mostly used by tourists.
We made sure to pack light and bring lots of water. We rented cars and kept a cooler in the trunk for drinks later. But if you go and you really wanna cool down, there is a Starbucks on site! Just make sure to bring options IE money options. Pesos, dollars and cards because sometimes they take one or the other. We had to pay 5 pesos just to use the restroom!
There’s so much more to explore in Tulum. The town is adorable and we didn’t have time to visit which sort-of broke my heart but it’s okay. I suggest going to anyone who will be going to Cancun. You will be so grateful you did.
Bag Fawn Design //
Straw Hat Forever 21 shop similar //
Lets soak up the rest of summer in pretty clothes! I hope you enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with me. I’m already planning our next vacation. Do you like tie-dye? Let me know in the comments below!