Tulum Dreams

what I’m wearing: bardot frill top, embroidered woven shorts, mini yellow crossbody, round ombre sunglasses

 A rugged coastline against a turquoise blue backdrop, surrounded by hundreds of years of history and a number of structures with an air of mystery behind them, Tulum Ruins is one of those places that I have dreamed of visiting for several years now, and finally had the chance to last month. Dreaming of a particular place for years and years doesn’t quite prepare you for the breathtaking reality of it. Despite the fact that Tulum Ruins belong to that group of highly photographed places, or maybe simply because of its grand presence draped head-to-toe in history, it is quite difficult to imagine what the ruins look like until you are actually there amongst them.

Like most style bloggers, I usually plan my outfit a little ahead and try to match the mood of the scenery where I will be. For my visit to the ruins, I knew I wanted something floaty and breezy, like this beautiful powder blue bardot top that I had my eye on for a while. The white woven shorts with subtle fringing detail were a complete last-minute purchase, obtained the afternoon before leaving for Mexico, but I felt that they were perfect to pair with the top. My mini yellow crossbody bag was there to add a faithful splash of colour, as in the rest of my holiday looks. Finally, no other accessory could give that subtle retro feel more than a pair of round ombre sunglasses. An outfit worthy for a morning of exploring beautiful scenery – in my humble opinion anyway!

Have you had a similar experience with somewhere that you had been longing to visit? What do you think of this outfit?


  1. June 1, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Love this post! Those shorts and that bag combination is so cute! I’ve been dreaming about Tulum for a while now as well. It looks soo beautiful glad to got to experience it! Can’t wait to visit there myself!

    • milenawears
      June 1, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you so much! Tulum is definitely a must-visit <3 It's a little different to what I expected but still lovely! I hope you get to enjoy it soon!

    • milenawears
      June 1, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Aww thank you, Helen!

    • milenawears
      June 1, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you so much! It was a truly beautiful place! <3

  2. June 2, 2017 / 11:29 am

    This outfit is so perfect at matching the location you are in! It is so chic and summery. I love how affordable it is too. Those River Island shorts go perfectly with the Miss Selfridge fluttery bardot. And the yellow bag adds a cheeky splash of colour to the outfit! xxx

    • milenawears
      June 4, 2017 / 11:53 am

      Aww thank you! Yessss it’s such a great price and you can mix and match the pieces with other items easily! I’m obsessed with this little yellow bag haha – it will probably feature a lot in the next few posts 🙈

  3. June 17, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I’m in looooove with your outfit! It matches the vibe of the ruins perfectly! That yellow bag is amazing, where did you get it?? (you probably already said, but I missed it). Never even thought about visiting Tulum till now, hope you have an amazing trip❤️

    • milenawears
      June 18, 2017 / 10:01 am

      Aww thank you so much! The yellow bag is from Zara and I think it is still available online! Yessss Tulum is a must-visit – so pretty with a boho vibe! <3

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