Resort Wear Over 40 – Exploring & Shopping (& Link Up)

March 2, 2017

Shopping is always one of my favorite activities and that’s true on vacation as well! I love to walk around a new town and explore, keeping an eye out for shops, restaurants, art galleries, and local color. Plus I feel like it helps me burn at least of few of those “vacation diet” calories!  Here’s two of my exploring and shopping outfits from our Puerto Vallarta trip.

Another resort and vacation style must read:  SUMMER STYLE OVER 40!

The first rule of vacation packing: always bring comfortable walking shoes … and several pairs too!  I threw in my plastic Old Navy flip flops for around the pool, but ended up wearing them quite a bit.  In the area where we stayed, we needed to walk on cobblestone streets for several blocks before getting anywhere with a sidewalk and somehow these were the easiest to navigate.

This colorful tote bag was such a hit and I got asked about it everywhere I went! It’s from Uncommon Goods and unfortunately they no longer have this exact one, but I linked up a few cool ones for you.

Do you take a nice camera on vacation or just use your phone?  I debated with myself, and finally decided to leave my DSLR camera at home and just use my phone. I think it was the most practical solution, although looking at the photos now, I certainly can notice the difference in quality.

In case you missed them:

Resort Wear Over 40 – Romantic Dinner & Resort Wear Over 40 – Poolside

Can’t wait to see what everyone has been wearing and doing!  Link up any style or beauty blog or Instagram post!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply jodie filogomo March 2, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    We always vacillate whether to take the big camera or not!! I do think the phone takes some darn good pictures though. I’m not sure I could really tell a difference!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      That’s good, Jodie! I think they do look okay and gee, it was certainly easier to just carry a phone! OXOX

  • Reply Andrea Nine March 2, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I have so enjoy this week’s Resort Wear series. We just got back from Naples and I so overpacked. You looked adorable, that black off the shoulder with the red Bauble Bar earrings was my fav!! Happy weekend angel!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Andrea! OXOX

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft March 2, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Love this look!!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Rena March 2, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    How wonderful to get away and relax. You look fabulous and the photos are great. Thanks for sharing and hosting.


    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Rena! 🙂

  • Reply Laurie March 2, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    This looks like a great location. And you look fabulous as always Dawn x

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks a million, Laurie! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy March 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    You trip looks like so much fun!! I think the iPhone photos looks fabulous. A DSLR is way too heavy to take sight-seeing with you. I usually being mine and end up leaving it in the hotel room due to how heavy it is. Good call on the phone!!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Yeah, I think you’re right. I resisted getting a DSLR for so long and then I went the other way and starting taking it with me everywhere … time for some balance, right?! 😉

  • Reply Sarah Bell March 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Love that white lace top – so pretty and looks great with the relaxed look for vacation! Love those tassel earrings!! You should share this fun outfit post with us at On Mondays We Link-Up 🙂

    Trendy & Tidy

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Okay I will! 😀

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes March 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Looks like a great vacation! I’m all for leaving the big camera at home! Last year when we went to Europe we had big discussions beforehand. My husband ended up taking the DSLR, and it worked out alright, but I think it would have been more fun at times without having to lug around the heavy camera…

    I think your photos are beautiful and captured the moment…

    Thanks for the link up & have a great weekend!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks for the input, Hon. Yes, I think I did the right thing. I know my husband was happier without me lugging around a camera! OXOX

  • Reply jacqui March 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    What a fab time you must of had, love your photos – so colourful and vibrant! Good advice here and thanks for the link up. Jacqui

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Aww thanks, Jacqui and thanks so much for joining us! OXOX

  • Reply Shelly March 2, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Not sure you could have packed more perfectly! You look adorable and so, so relaxed!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Aww thanks so much!! 🙂

  • Reply Marta March 2, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    You look so perfectly styled for your vacation, love all of these pics!! Puerto Vallarta looks so pretty!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie March 2, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Love the outfits. You look amazing! looks like a great vacation!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks, Stephanie! 🙂

  • Reply Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb March 2, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Such a pretty top, Dawn Lucy! And you can’t go wrong with a pair of wide leg black trousers – they’re perfect for hot weather… Lucky you, I’m not jelly at all!! ;-P

    Thanks for hosting my lovely

    Catherine x

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Hee …. thanks so much for joining us, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Kim March 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Love your colorful tots!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Susan March 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    This post makes me want to go on vacation !!!!! XOXO Susan

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Girlfriend, let’s go!!!! 😀

  • Reply Mica March 2, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Great holiday outfits! I really like that lace top in the first outfit, such a nice piece 🙂 I usually take my camera on holiday or when we go anywhere but it’s a little one (it’s a mirrorless DSLR so quite compact).

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you are having a really good week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      That’s a good idea to get a compact one, a nice compromise!

  • Reply Anna Marcus March 2, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Even if they quality of your pics is not perfect, you look adorable and it is obvious that you are having a great time. The place looks so alive with all those bright colours.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Aww thanks so much, Anna! 🙂

  • Reply Lisa March 2, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Your photos are GORGEOUS, even if they are with a phone! I’m so pleased you had such a wonderful time, and you look holiday-fabulous. xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Aww thanks a million, Lisa! 🙂

  • Reply Mis papelicos March 3, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Thank you so much, dear Lucy.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Thanks so much for joining us! 🙂

  • Reply Pamela Lutrell March 3, 2017 at 2:44 am

    You look great, as always, Dawn! Thanks for the link up and have a wonderful week!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Aww thanks Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Jill March 3, 2017 at 4:01 am

    I love both of these resort wear looks! The first outfit is so chic and that lace top is so pretty! I know what you mean about the camera – it’s so heavy to carry around but I think your iphone photos look great! Looks like you had a wonderful trip!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Thanks so much, Jill! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge March 3, 2017 at 4:04 am

    I just love shopping in Mexico! Puerto Vallarta is such a pretty place. I love your chic top and thanks so much of the link up!

  • Reply Nancy March 3, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Wow what a stunning colors! Very nice! Enjoy.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Nancy!

  • Reply Elise March 3, 2017 at 6:07 am

    you nailed all of your vacation looks ! This white top is so pretty!

    xx, Elise

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Thanks so much, Elise!

  • Reply Amy March 3, 2017 at 6:20 am

    All your vacation looks are fabulous! I love that you wore those flip flops…they are so comfy. My husband always carries the DSLR so I don’t have to. Yes, the big camera is a pain, but good vacation photos to preserve our memories is so important to me.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:03 am

      That’s so nice of your hubby. Mine hates photos so completely. Argh.

  • Reply Coco March 3, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Thank you for hosting dear! I’m linking back to you HERE Hope you’ll check out my latest Fashion post

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Coco! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 3, 2017 at 7:12 am

    A holiday just isn’t a holiday without those shopping opportunities…am I right, dearest Dawn?! 😉 You look sooo breezy-glam in that black and white combo with the pops of colour care of your tote (yes! it’s awesome!) and flip flops!! And those cropped jeans and platform sandals?? I’m green with envy…considering there’s yet MORE snow flurries predicted for Vancouver this weekend!! XOXO

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Oh boy, it’s been a cold winter for you, right? Thanks so much for the sweet words!


  • Reply jess jannenga March 3, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Dawn, your pics look and sound like you had an amazing time! Its great to get away during these dull winter months.
    have a nice weekend!
    jess xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Jess! 🙂

  • Reply Mary Murnane March 3, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Love the Uncommon Goods tote! Looks like fun.


    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 3, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Thanks Mary! 🙂

  • Reply Sabina @Oceanblue Style at Manderley March 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Enjoy your stay! Thanks for hosting. xo Sabina

  • Reply Laura March 3, 2017 at 10:39 am

    That tote is so cute! I love all the colors!

  • Reply Kristin March 4, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I like your ruffle sleeve top! And I’m very jealous of your sunny vacay right now. I need one soon! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

  • Reply Lanae Bond March 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I love what you packed on your vacation. Both looks are fabulous and great for the location. I usually only take my cellphone on vacation because I know I can keep up with it better than a camera.

  • Reply Valerie Hansen March 5, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    You are just darling! I love the vibe on your blog and your style! I’m on over 50 blogger as well and loving every moment of it~ Have a great day lovely!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 8, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Looking forward to following your blog too! 🙂

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge March 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    That bag really is fabulous, Dawn Lucy! And yes practicality definitely comes into play while walking a lot on vacation. But your red flip flops look adorable! What a fabulous trip. The shopping looks amazing! Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge.


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