K: We’re so excited to share a little more from our time in Costa Rica! It was fun to get the last bit of wear out of our summer items before we move in our fall clothing. When it comes to a beach trip, I’m all about a breezy dress (like this one from our Puerto Rico trip). This Free People number had the coolest back (keep scrolling for a picture) and I loved how easy it was just to throw on. These pictures are from the house that we stayed at during our trip. With over six bedrooms, it was spacious enough for all of Brandon’s family and everyone got their own room.
As we mentioned in our last post from Costa Rica, the humidity was out of this world. I couldn’t do a thing to my hair, hints the messy bun in all of our photos, and I didn’t even bother with makeup. It was a nice break for my skin and it got me thinking about the importance of a “breather” every now and then. Read on to hear about our favorite excursion and the beach bag that went everywhere with us!
B: I think our favorite “excursion” we did in Costa Rica was zip lining through the jungle. Katherine and I have always wanted to do this so we were excited about the opportunity. We ended up going on a course that had 9 zip lines, spanning through thick jungle and suspended above breathtaking rivers. If you haven’t ever zip lined, it’s such a cool feeling to be floating in the air, zooming through thick trees and tropical forests.
We also loved our time walking the beach each day. Our particular beach by the house had a fantastic view of sailboats on the water, mountains/volcanos off in the distance, and rocks jutting out from the sea. We would’ve loved to see baby turtles hatching (apparently when we were there, it was the season); however, it wasn’t occurring near us and we didn’t have time to drive to the other beach location.
K: I posted this beach bag on Instagram during our trip and I’ve been patiently waiting to put it on the blog. Maria Victoria approached me about their bags, inquiring if I would want to showcase one. The timing could not have been more perfect. I quickly agreed to take it to Costa Rica and used it as my airport carry on, and as our beach tote.
Handmade in Mexico, all of their bags are woven traditionally out of a plastic material. This means that if sand gets inside or something spills, you can wash it off easily without any harm. They also threw in this fabulous pom pom tassel that makes for the perfect pop of color. We’ve already received so many compliments on the bag because it’s so unique. I know that straw bags were such a big deal during the spring and summer months, but I honestly like this better because it’s more durable. They make TONS of other colors, shapes, and patterns like this awesome blue one here and this rainbow one here. Additionally, all of the bags are priced reasonably (most are less than $75), so they make for a great gift or maybe just a gift to yourself. I’m going to style the bag for fall, out of the beach setting so that you can see how versatile it is! You definitely don’t have to buy it as a beach bag; it can serve so many other purposes.
On Katherine: Free People dress, Maria Victoria bag, Dulce Vita sandals, Sugarfix earrings
On Brandon: TJ Maxx shirt (similar here and here), Nordstrom jeans