Beach Vacation Outfits | What I Wore in Tulum Mexico

Beach Vacation Outfits | What I Wore in Tulum Mexico

– I’m taking you to Mexico today. (upbeat music) Hi ladies, it’s Erin and
welcome back to my channel. Through my channel, Busbee Style, my goal is to help women just like you who are busy juggling life, look like you have your act
together even if you don’t. Today I want to tell you a little bit more about my recent trip to Mexico, and what I wore while I was on the trip, what pieces I brought, what was the most, what were the most valuable
pieces that I brought. What did I wear? What did I not wear? It was a yoga retreat, and it was in Tulum, Mexico. Tulum is close-ish to
Cancun, maybe two hours away, and so you fly into Cancun and then you take a shuttle to your hotel. I thought it was a really special place, it’s very authentic, it feels very native and it’s not covered in resorts and it’s like thatch roof huts and little stores kind of just built out of natural materials
and very eco-friendly and it was a really cool town, I enjoyed the town so much. At no point on this
trip did I feel unsafe. I think that sometimes news can, you know, cover the bad stuff and
that can make people scared and fearful and I don’t think
this is any more dangerous that going to like the bad part
of New York City, you know? There was no point on this
trip where I felt unsafe. So the yoga retreat
happened because where I go to work out occasionally in town, they told me about it because
the woman who owns the studio said that she was going
to teach yoga there. I probably should have taken some yoga before I went on the trip. One of my friends said this, you’re really putting
on your big girl pants and taking a risk and it
really did feel like that, you know, I was going on a trip with people I really didn’t know, to a place I had never been to do something I had never tried before but I think it was a risk
that really paid off. My whole goal for going on the trip was to meet women locally
and there were 17 women, most of them were local here in Telluride and I just had the chance to sit and chat with a lot of ’em. I couldn’t have made those connections, it would have taken me years to do that. Tulum was hot as hell, it was really hot. It was really humid, like 100% humidity and there was no AC really anywhere. I really didn’t spend that
much time in the sun this trip. I kind of had two workouts a day, we did yoga and bootcamp. So I wanted to share some
of the things that I wore that I really loved and I
think you guys might enjoy, especially if you have
a beach trip coming up. (upbeat music) So I had to bring quite
a bit of workout gear for the yoga and the
bootcamp and for the bootcamp I brought a lot of those running shorts with the built-in liners,
the built-in underwear because it was so hot, again, and you didn’t really want
to be in a stretch pant. And then for the yoga, I
brought capri leggings, those are the short
leggings, and tank tops and that’s basically what
I wore for yoga every day and that was basically what I
wore for bootcamp every day. I wore a sports bra and the shorts or a tank and the shorts
and the sports bra. And then for yoga, I wore
the capris and the tank. I also had a pair of
like short tight shorts. These are by Alo Yoga in a baby blue color and those are really
handy for the bootcamp. There were a couple of
days when we did bootcamp and then yoga back to back
so I liked having those because you don’t really
wanna do yoga in shorts. They were the fitted shorts,
so it worked really well from that transition
from bootcamp to yoga. So those are by Alo Yoga. Really cute, they come in a few colors. (upbeat music) For coverups, I brought three coverups. I bought and brought this
really pretty white one with palm palm detailing on
the sleeves by Michael Stars. I like that this one you just thrown it on almost like a jacket and then
you tie it up in the front. I’ve really come to appreciate
and prefer the put-ons and tie or button
instead of the pullovers, like the more fitted pullovers. I just don’t wanna deal with
pulling them over my hair and makeup or pulling them over
and having them fit tighter on the shoulders or something. I just want them to be loose
and I can just thrown them on more like a jacket. So I had the white Michael Stars one and then this really pretty one by Topshop with a lot of lace and a
lot of intricate detailing, super pretty. And then you may remember
this long maxi coverup from one of my Nordstrom videos. Oh no, it was a blog, I think. But anyway, it’s one of my
favorite all time coverups because it’s perfect when
you want to let’s say you’re going to lunch which we did a lot, we’d go to lunch and then maybe sit out or go swimming or something. It has that ability to
transition from the beach to the restaurants
seamlessly and in a chic way. You look very chic and put together but underneath you’ve got your swimsuit on and it’s still like light
and flowy, the dress, and it’s got pockets. The dress shrinks a lot when you wash it, so just be careful if you are taller and you don’t really want it to shrink, I would wash it hand
wash it and let it dry. Or wash it in cold and
gentle cycle and let it dry, air dry. I’ll put a link to that. That’s by a line called Elan, E-L-A-N. I’ll also link to the other two, as well. (upbeat music) For swimsuits, I brought
this one ViX bikini I really do love a ViX bikini. They do run small, so you
have to size up on those. I also brought a Vitamin A bikini, I’ll link it below for
you guys to check out. And I brought my Solid
and Striped one piece with the belts and you
guys may remember this from the blog or Instagram,
I featured it for. I really love how sporty and modern it is. I love the belty telling
’cause it creates that waist. And it feels like, you know,
everything’s like covered up and in its place, you don’t have to worry about the tummy hanging out or whatever. There is one new suit that I bought mainly for our trip to Georgia this summer but I took it along on
this trip just because. And it’s by Ted Baker, this really pretty
ruffle floral print suit also comes in a sear seersucker print. I made a mistake of ordering a size two which was too big on me. It’s fine, it works, but you
know how after you take out the protective plastic in the swimsuit, you can’t really return
it, so I should have gotten a size one but I got a size two. Just look at the size
chart and carefully select with swimsuit ’cause if you
wear it, you can’t return it. So anyway, really pretty
suit, very girly, feminine, if you just want
something like that to add to your swimwear, it’s a really fun piece, and I love that the ruffles
really will build up a shoulder and balance. If you have a bigger
bottom, like bigger hips, butt and thighs, it will
really balance your body and make your upper
body look proportionate with your lower body. (upbeat music) Let’s move on to clothes. Right before I left, I popped
into a store in Telluride and I bought this gorgeous skirt by Lexis and I just loved how
vibrant the colors were and it was such an
unusual color combination and I loved the high low
hand line and the plaits. And it was just the drama skirt, you know how I like
drama with the clothes, that’s my life. So this skirt really
spoke to me in that way, was just a statement piece and I really wanted to
bring it on the trip. So I brought that, I wore it. We had salsa dancing, salsa
dancing lesson one night. It was like, what was it? Okay, it was like up and
back, up I don’t know. Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, siese cuatro, cinco, siete. So on salsa night, I wore the skirt so it adds, you know,
just really float in mood as I was dancing and it was
more fun to dance in that skirt. The top I wore with
this skirt I just adore. It’s just a Cammy and
I know you’re gonna say what bra do you wear into that? You can do a plunge bra,
I’ll put a link to one below or you can do Pasties, the Nippies. Depending on where the
girls are, you know? How low can you go, so it just depends. There is a supportive
bra that will accommodate this type of top, but if
they’re sitting up pretty high, you can just do the Nippies
and they’re a whole lot easier. I also brought this really
cool pair of red pants and they’re so beachy. They were like perfect for the beach. So they tie around the
waist and the legs are, it’s like a wrap leg para pants, so the legs open up as you walk, which I thought was just really cool and they’re very lightweight
and I loved the print it’s a small scale little
floral print with red and they’re just really pretty. I just really enjoyed the pants. So I brought those. And this really pretty breezy white top. It’s a button down, it’s by
Bella Dahl so their fabrics, I don’t know if you
guys remember me talking about this before or not, but
their fabrics are really soft so they do a beautiful Chambray shirt that’s super soft and
feels so nice on your skin and this one, this white one is the same. It’s just like silky soft on your skin. Another little drama piece
I brought was a wrap dress, a polka dot wrap dress. And this one’s by Tularosa. Tularosa and it’s from Revolve. I’ll put a link below,
but it runs super long so if you’re tall, this is
a great dress to scoop up. I had to wear, you know,
my four inch wedges and it was still like dusting the ground. Something to think about and consider it is a plunging neckline. What I did when I wore it
and I didn’t wanna deal with the plunging neckline, I didn’t wanna deal with like
double sided tape or whatever. I wore Cammy underneath,
the same Cammy I wore with the salsa skirt. So you can layer stuff underneath and hide that plunging neckline when you wanna be a bit more conservative or you just don’t want to
worry about girls popping out. I just, you know, on this trip I just didn’t wanna worry about it. I don’t wanna worry about sitting down and like stuff spilling out. (upbeat music) I wanted to show you
guys a couple of rompers. So the first one is this really
sweet little white romper with some cutouts at the sleeves and at the bottom of the
shorts close to the seam line, close to the hemline. And it’s just really simple, but chic with a little bit of a
cool detailing to it. The V-neck very flattering
and then I did also enjoy this little black sleeveless
cotton romper by Bobby. It was just great to
throw on for the beach, again, for that lunch beach transition or just going out to, you
know, lie down on the lounger, or whatever. (upbeat music) For jammies, I just wanted to mention the Topshop polka dot
jammies that I brought. They were very cool. Again, there was not a
lot of AC happening here, so I was so happy to have
my little jammie cammy, do you remember the jammie
cammy from my look book? My polka dotted jammie
cammy and the shorts. Pretty much just like
laid on top of my bed on top of the covers and
that was how I slept at night with those jammies on
and they’re just cute, you know when you’re on a trip like that and it’s a girls trip
and you just wanna have some cute jammies. I would definitely go on
a trip like this again. I would definitely go with
a group of women like this. If it’s something you’re thinking about but you’re on a fence
about, you’re not sure whether I should do it or not, whether you should do it or not, 100% yes. Especially if you’re
in a situation like me where you’re trying to
make those connections and those relationship. This particular resort
does do yoga retreat and a bootcamp retreat, as well and you don’t have to be part of a group, you can just call them up and go. Okay, so just let me know
if you have any questions about Tulum or the yoga
retreat or what I wore. I’ll put links to the things
I mentioned below as always and sizing and all that jazz. Thank you guys so much,
you know, for watching and for all of your
support with my channel. None of this would be happening
and wouldn’t be worthwhile if it weren’t for all of
you, so thank you so so much. Don’t forget to pop over to the website and subscribe to my newsletter. Get that weekly newsletter,
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  1. Erin – you look so rejuvenated! I have to know more about this retreat! Hope you don’t mind if I scoop up all the same clothes and wear them on the same trip!

  2. Beautiful choices! And FYI: Cuatro, cinco, SEIS! (Siete=7). Just a short Spanish lesson, and keep on dancing 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

  3. This looks like a yoga retreat I could get behind. Some are so extreme which is great for people who are into that but it’s great to see one where you can still have a glass of wine and have some down time. Loved all of the clothes 😃

  4. I look forward to your videos so much. You make my mornings. As usual everything you wore is gorgeous, I am going to order the blk maxi & some of the dresses.

  5. Love all your ideas. Can we see the top you are wearing. You are my daily style fix all the way from the use. Keep. Xx

  6. I’ve been looking for a great coverup and love the Top Shop one, which I just snagged in white. AND it is ON SALE❣️

  7. Great video. Did you bring any lululemon work out clothes. You did not mention where the white tank with cris-cross back was from? Would you go again to this retreat?

  8. OMG, the gold choker style necklace you are wearing is amazing. I am sure it was a treasure you found on your trip but I would love to know more about it:)

  9. I so love and enjoy your beach vacation look-book series. Thanks so much for putting this together again this year – gorgeous!

  10. Hola me encanta sus videos todo lo que se pone le queda espero con ansias sus videos saludos desde México felicidades 😉😉

  11. Question. Did you know there was no A/C when you signed up? Good God. I live in Florida, there's no way I can live with no A/C…. I'd demand my money back, then melt into a puddle on the floor. So THAT's why I won't be signing up to that yoga retreat. LOL. The outfits were great though! Namaste.

  12. Thanks for sharing. Love all the outfits here – great inspiration! Now I also want to try a yoga retreat……

  13. Thank you for that! The media likes to instill fear in the public when actually travel is such an enriching experience. You look beautiful as always, love your vids keep them coming.

  14. What a great video I enjoy hearing about your trips and clothes. And good for you I wouldn’t have been so brave to go on a trip with women I didn’t know.

  15. Gosh, I hope you don't take this the wrong way. I watch you and admire your advice However I was taken aback by your comments on NYC. I guess it was needed for some people. I just wish we could get to the point as Americans that when visiting other places in the world, we don't have to comment on danger. I am a black American who in most of my career settings I have been the only person of color. Sometimes. I have faced offhand racist comments. I have never said to my friends or family that I felt in danger though it did saddened me to feel invisible in lots of these settings.

  16. Adore these outfits, Erin!!! 🏖You looked perfect! My husband is from Monterrey, MX and we love going to Mexico for family and vacation. Fun to see you there!

  17. Everything you showed looks lovely and your outfits did look very cool – great choices for the very hot weather. We went on a day trip to Tulum while vacationing in Mexico. It was lovely but when back at our resort I literally rolled my clothes off my body and was so happy to be back in air condoning!!! Good for you for doing this with a group of ladies……just wondering how long the trip was?

  18. I admire you for stepping out of your comfort zone and going on the yoga retreat and looking super cute while doing so!

  19. Hi, Erin. How awesome that you went on a yoga trip when you hadn’t done yoga before! Very inspiring. Yoga can truly be life changing. I’ve been teaching it for over 18 years, and it most definitely has made a huge impact on my life. I love sharing it with others! Glad you gave it a try. Peace & Light to you, Leslie

  20. Great video & thanks for introducing brands I would have never paid attention to. It’s challenging to find cute outfits that are age appropriate that doesn’t either age me or that I’m trying too hard to look young.

  21. Erin do you mind sharing the name of the place where you stayed? My husband and I want to go to Tulum because we already have been to Cancún but we haven’t looked into where to stay yet and that place looks awesome.

  22. Erin looking fabulous again ! Where is the shirt you were wearing from please? Thanks Angie from UK x ps did you enjoy " the wedding "

  23. I really enjoyed this video! What a wonderfully courageous decision to make this trip. I am truly inspired- it looks just amazing there. And of course all your outfits looked fab! What was the name of the place you stayed? Did I miss that?

  24. Loooved thid video! amazing styling tips. Your make up is perfection! Glad to hear that you had an amazing time 🙂 The place looks stunning and so natural in every way.

  25. I took a yoga retreat in Tulum as well and had never really taken yoga prior to that. Boy was I sore. But it was lovely and I returned about 5 years later to do another. My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Mexico, and you are absolutely right… No more dangerous than anywhere else. Considering all the shootings we've had in random locations as of late, I actually felt just fine in Mexico. The people and the culture are beautiful and amazing.

  26. OMGoodness, please don’t tell people to travel to Mexico! That was your choice but it is far less safe than NYC. It’s not just the media but many government law enforcement agencies that have warned people over and over again.

  27. Hi Erin, love this video. I would love to go the yoga retreat. Would you like to share some more information about it.?

  28. So excited!!!! I'm going to a retreat myself and I am just so blown away with all of your amazing outfits.

  29. Erin, you are amazing ❤️. I love everything about this video. Your impeccable style, stories, and wow, making new friends as an adult!

  30. So handy to watch!!! Im 28, but I find alot of your tips so handy! Im going to my sister-in-laws graduation in poland in the end of june and Rhodos,Greece in august. Greece is gonna be all about the Beach, at a GORG hotell and there is an Ala-carte restaurant there so I do need some nice dresses, and jumpsuits and stuff. Thinking of bringing a midi dress with long sleves and a thin jumpsuit in summery printa both places acually. And after your shorts suit, Ive bought a white blazer to go with a white high waited shorts with a tie on the waist. Have the shorts in black too😅 this spring I just really wanna buy more basics that I love and can be more timeless. Ive allways gotten Jean shorts wear them å year or two. Gained weight- bought new stuff.. now I just wanna simplyfie and make it easier. I am a flowershop manager in Norway, and I WORK A LOT! so my uniform is anything all Black (all so from when I worked at mac cosmetics) and often I need to be wearing clothes that "I dont care about" if i get floral glue on the garment og cut into it or what ever. But Im really glad I found your channal a few months ago! BUT IM REALLY STRUGGELING with bikini and stuff.. I think I an Apple shape.. I have lost å fra kilos with just changeing my diet, but not working out cuz i aint gt the time !! WHAT KIND of bikini do I choose?! And Im apart of the itty-bitty-titti-comeety😂😂 SO i do need some hold in the cups!! (If not I look like a 12 years old😂😂🤣🤣) Id appericiate the help!!

  31. Glad you were safe! I would miss one of my favorite stylists! No air conditioning! 😨😰😭

  32. Great video, as always! I love how you always wear natural-looking makeup. Everything was beautiful, I especially love the Ted Baker swimsuit on you!

  33. I love Tulum and Riviera Maya, I've been there many times and I've always felt safe. Also there are no more bad parts really in NYC lol, it changed since you moved away.

  34. Hello Erin. I love your hair back and your statement necklace. I wouldn't think of wearing one with an off the shoulder statement blouse but it looks super chic! What brand is your blouse and necklace?

  35. Looks amazing & freeing. I have always wanted to do a yoga retreat. Yoga has been a part of my workout repertoire but, wasn't sure how intense a retreat would be. Was it ever to much yoga? Was there a good variety of abilities?

  36. YEs…love that choker! I spent two decades traveling and sailing the Yucatan…Cancun /Isla Mujeres south all the way to Guatemala. I learned that if you do not participate in the drug scene and if you are a young woman staying at a resort and are careful about what you drink…bottled unopened until at your table beverages are safest.These days sadly there are incidents every year of young women being drugged..some men too to be robbed by resort employees associated with gangs. However, not accepting drinks from strangers and being careful about bartenders as well, one can go safely…dont hitchhike, all the same precautions as anywhere goes…just because it is casual and beautiful does not mean you can throw good sense to the wind. THe area isnt a Disney park, though sometimes can resemble one for beauty… except IT is for real.

  37. I love workout vacations. Club Med in Punta Cana was fantastic for active hubby, son and I.
    You are looking great and clearly you've been working out. I have to lose my winter 5 pounds from hibernating! Please let me know more about Tulum yoga / boot camp retreat…

  38. Erin, You are so in shape! I wish I could look as amazing as you in all your outfits! Just looking at you makes me want to do yoga and work out. I love this gold statement necklace your wearing in this video. It's​ just so unique and stunning. Also,​ you know how to do drama fashion just right.

  39. Thank you so much for talking about the safe situation in Mexico , I'm from Mexico city and y so sad when people talk about that situation because is it no really like the news show ,very kind from u !! I love all the videos you put on and you don't have idea how much u help me in put together all my outfits :))) I follow your channel long time ago and I am so happy see how much is growing all this time, youare a great person and a good human being. Sorry but I write very bad in Ingles :((

  40. Just Beautiful! Loved EVERYTHING! So perfect for the beach and hot climate! Thanks for all your time you put into your Chanel always one of my favorites.Went to Tulum years ago, the ruins and Xcaret were amazing! Glad to hear you felt safe as we love Mexico. We usually go to Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.

  41. So 2 workouts a day & 100 percent humidity🤔sounds more like torture than a vacay😂But good for you for going out of your comfort zone & making friendships. And you managed to look gorgeous in every outfit despite the humidity. Love that feminine floral swimsuit😍

  42. Your trip looked like a lot of fun! Thanks for showing your pretty clothes. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

  43. LOVE the look with the plunging white cami and "drama" skirt!" And the blue and white polka dot dress. Thanks for sharing ❤️

  44. Besides you looking beautiful I just wanna say has anyone else in the peanut gallery noticed a trend in social media about Tulum Mexico?? Just curious if anyone else has noticed.

  45. Hi Erin, love your work and your style but am wondering – do you not sew? A little rehemming here, a little sewn in press stud there can make your clothes look tailor made without having to resort to 4 inch platforms or cami's underneath……;)

  46. Hi: Please tell me the name of the Hotel so I can search the Yoga retreat, because I go often to Tulum and Playa..
    thank you in advance

  47. Wow! No AC, good thing you were on the beach for water & sea breezes. No modesty as far as clothing when it’s that warm.

  48. I have that Nordstrom black dress! Love it! Hang dry. And I'm 5'5" and sized down to a medium as many reviewers recommended so it wouldn't be too long. I'm pear shaped size 12 bottom and b cup and it was fine since the dress shape is billowy 😍

    And I love your red printed pants. I have a similar pair from WalMart believe it or not. If I feel like I'm showing you much leg, I just tie the hem at the ankle and they don't get as caught in the wind! TFS 😊😎

  49. This was great can you one for makeup on vacation? I end up bringing way too much makeup and brushes lol

  50. You inspire me to do something out of ,y comfort zone…not sure what yet tho! 🙂 p.s. Your skin is glowing on the trip and you look beautiful!

  51. I bought those floral wrap pants but man – when you sit down, there is a tad too much exposure. Any suggestions on something to wear underneath? I bought a different pair, same brand and style and they actually have a lining in them like shorts.

  52. Love the choices you brought!..:D What would you bring to a Thailand trip? We are going in January but im unsure on what to wear as i usually wear alot of shorts and short skirts..:/ Thanks for amazing videos! 😀

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