Wearing Vintage on Vacation

Recently, Dan and I took a trip to Playa Del Carmen which was one of the best weeks ever. We escaped the cold Michigan weather and our responsibilities for five days, and had a fantastic time enjoying the sunshine, beach, pool and a lot of margaritas.

I was happy to pull out some of my favorite vintage summer clothes a few months early, and wear them on the trip. Here’s a few outfits I wore…


You know clothes that are decades old can be so comfortable for flying…that’s why I wore a 90s mock turtleneck tank layered with a cardigan for our flights there. I was cozy in Detroit, and cool in Mexico when we arrived.


I was so happy to finally got to wear this 1970s hooded tank that I bought in a collection over the winter. Perfect for a windy morning on the beach as we watched the sunrise (this picture was on the walk back to our room after).


We went out for dinner, and I got to wear one of my all time favorite vintage dresses – a 1980s midi dress with a fantastic black and white swoopy skirt. (Excuse the not-so-great photo here).


Now to be honest, like most days, I didn’t wear all vintage every day, but each day I was able to mix in a vintage piece with modern. If it isn’t vintage, it’s usually something local-Detroit. Here I am wearing my Mo Pop shirt from last year’s festival (happy to be back again this year!).

It was an incredible vacation that I still think about every day, and I highly recommend going to Playa Del Carmen if you ever get the chance (We stayed at the Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita resort, which was just wonderful). I also highly recommend bringing vintage on your next vacation – you’re sure to look unique, feel comfortable and have a little more fun!