Fresh off the plane from my month-long trip to Guatemala, I realized that I had gone on quite the shopping spree in June. Whether I was browsing in the open-air markets or exploring the small pueblos around Lake Atitlan, I feel like I always bought something! Whether it was because I had formed a friendship with the artisan or I just felt like I needed something to remember a special day or location, I was constantly buying jewelry, hair accessories or home decor items. This ended up being a great plan, it just caused quite the problem getting my suitcase closed when it was time to come home! Now, looking back at my purchases, I am so happy I bought so many unique items! Just to be able to wear all my bracelets, rings and headbands together is such a great way for me to be reminded everyday about my friends in Guatemala! My favorite thing about this outfit is that while I can still wear clothing items from trendy stores in the US, I also incorporated my favorites from all over Guatemala into my outfit as well. That is what makes planning outfits fun ~ when there’s a personal connection to the items you’re wearing. What is your favorite way to remember memories from traveling? Do you like to decorate your house in global goods or wear jewelry from all over the world or something completely different?
// shirt ~ H&M // necklace ~ Maurice’s // shorts ~ New York and Company // bracelets ~ Antigua, Guatemala // headband ~ Antigua, Guatemala // shoes ~ Heels Boutique //