Riviera Maya

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Wearing: Mexican market top, clutch and bracelet, Ksubi shorts, Isabel Marant sandals, Athens market leaf ring, Mania Mania ring, Jacquie Aiche rings, Gorjana bracelet.

When I first travelled to Europe by myself back years ago I collected postcards from every place I went. I sent dozens from each place back to family and friends back home, but also sent one to myself each time. Sometimes I just wrote a date or maybe what I did that day, other times I wrote to myself as reminders for a certain experience or how I felt while there. Although this turned out to be a quite expensive habit (postcards and postage can seriously add up!) I quite literally have walls covered and drawers overflowing with postcards moments of my life that was full of excitement seeing everything with fresh eyes, meeting people and cultures I had never previously considered, and getting to know myself.

Now when I travel I don’t shop for souvenirs (mainly due to budget or luggage restrictions), but always manage to find a few special things that I know I will love for years to come as a momentum. I bought this hand sewn top from a little old lady’s market stalls at Chichen Itza and will continue to wear it on special occasions over the summers, and clutch from Tulum every other week. All while nostalgically adoring being able to carry a little piece of my time in Mexico with me.

  • Malena

    Wow, that top is gorgeous. The details are really beautiful!

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  • http://kcomekarolina.com/ kcomekarolina

    you look amazing!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
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  • Laurenzia

    I adore these flowers!!!

    xoxo Laurenzia

    http://ohnowheregirl.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/darkbluestripes Christie Moore

    The stitching on the top is gorgeous. Such a great nostalgia piece. Loving the blooms in the background too.

    Christie x

    http://www.darkbluestripes.com

  • http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/ Carol

    oh my god, i really like this top so i desperately want it :) perfect piece for summer and tanned skin :) gorgeous :)

    xo

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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  • Coline Chavaroche

    oh god that top is amazing

    and im in love with the IM Shoes!

    Http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline ♡

  • stylishlyinlove

    Beautiful look on you Tuula. I love the off the shoulder look blouse.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post ‘Mon Chérie’. I would love to read what you think.

    Have wonderful weekend.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  • Luisa M

    That is possibly the most incredible top I have ever seen! It is just gorgeous…a great find!!

    http://sydneycorporate.blogspot.com.au

  • Paulina Maria

    Amazing look , you are so sweet :)

    Shadow Of Style

  • http://twitter.com/fashionloverett FASHIONLOVERETTE

    This top is amazing and you obviously too :)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/andithenewthing Andini Ria

    That top is stunning, such a great find! Beautiful photos as always :)

    http://andini-ria.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.styleclouds.de/ Styleclouds

    You look stunning!! xo Christina

    Styleclouds

  • Marina

    Love this post. I think your best outfits are when you find vintage/market pieces and the backdrop you chose was very fitting. I love to find trees like this to shoot by. Are you posting a Mexican photo and video diary, your trip from Cancun/Tulum looked amazing on instagram!

    But can’t wait to see more pictures from Germany/Europe on instagram, its so admirable that you travel on your own to Europe each summer – i’ve booked a trip to Greece after I saw your frequent photos on instagram last year. x

  • Lucy

    Love the traditional Mexican top! You look gorgeous xx
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  • http://mancinasspot.blogspot.com/ Mancina

    gorgeous pics, amazing top, and those long legs… gorgeous!

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  • Emily Whitehall

    Gorgeous photos, such a beautiful location. You look absolutely stunning.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lydia.bishop Lydia Bishop

    The top is a true gem girl, you look so happy and healthy girl! Yours glowing :)
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  • http://twitter.com/TripsTreasures Trips & Treasures

    It really is a pitty that postcards got really expensive, I used to have the same habit.
    That top looks beautiful on you, love the matching red lipstick

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    new outfit post

  • Huyen

    stunning pictures, those trees are the perfect background for that top to shine!

    xx

    http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

  • Lisa

    Beautiful! I like the top :)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tess.durbervilles.7 Tess D’Urbervilles

    You look great with the red lipstick but I don’t like too much your top!

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING

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  • johan andrén

    why dont you upload the raw images instead of these ridiculously highres pictures, this page takes forever to load you should either look into a new better hosting service or not upload such extremely highres pictures instead shrink them down to the size that they are displayed in. oh well im unsubscribing now cause i cant take the hour it takes to load an entry, sorry to say cause this is some good stuff. :(

  • rhodawong

    i can’t get over the big print!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • Charlotte

    Wow this top! This pictures are awesome!

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  • http://twitter.com/OliverLips Oliver Lips

    This top is so mexican & so gorgeous!

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  • mckenzie.collins

    I love how you always take where you are into inspiration for your style! It’s so refreshing!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jens.lundstrom.33 Jens Ken Lundstrom

    So beautiful shoots!
    You re so beautiful!

  • Lea Hudson

    Great top :) I keep postcards and coins from the places I’ve been too, but I didn’t send them to myself, because I never have the time to find stamps and they could get lost by post :)

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  • The Fashion Panda

    Beautiful top and it fits with the nice flowers in the back :p

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001401241336 Veronica Agapova

    WOW I want this top!!! It’s so beautiful!!! And, of course, you are much more beautiful! Enjoy travelling :)

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  • Sasha Jane Shanks

    Unsurprised that you have a room full of memories! Love the Isabel Marant sandals, they’re gorgeous x

    http://my-cupof-tea.blogspot.com.au/

  • eleni

    It’s amazing the little treasures you can find on unexpected places all over the world.. this top is amazing and suits you very much:) I also think that red lipstick looks great on you! xxx from Greece!

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  • http://carlysscloset.blogspot.fr/ Carlysscloset

    I do this aswell, I think objects brings you back to a place more easily than a post card! Plus that’s more personnal!

    I love your outfit!

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  • http://www.zahararose.blogspot.com Zahara Rose

    speechless! so beautiful and breathtaking!!

    xxxo
    ZR

  • Belén Cavas Hernández

    Really beautiful

    New post in the blog. Oriental style.

    http://iwanttobeavoguette.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/oriental-influence.html

  • Katerina

    I absolutely love everything about this!! That top is beautiful and looks great!!

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  • http://twitter.com/Fashiable Nanne

    Everything looks so beautiful on you, I’m jealous!! Happy weekend :)

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  • Dosta Radnjanska
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  • http://www.fashion-fierce.com/ FASHION FIERCE

    wow, very beautiful pictures! enjoy <3

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  • http://twitter.com/GazetteJessica Jessica G.

    This top is perfect! Love the colors :)

    xx.

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  • brunetteletters

    I love love love your top!! So beautiful!

    Brunette Letters Blog

  • http://www.curlsandbags.com/ Nathalie Van den Berg

    gorgeous!

  • Arianna Elizabeth

    I ADORE those sandals!!!

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    I love this festive look! And always love looking at those ksubi shorts! :)

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  • Julie Hunt

    Super festive and summery!

    Style by Joules

  • Jade

    Your top is amazing ! I already knew how breathtaking are these tops since I saw some posts from another blog (The cherry blossom girl, a cool french blogger who also went to Mexico a fews months ago and who wore some amazing dresses ! maybe you know her ?) but I’m always stunned to see how beautiful is this kind of clothing, so typical and so stunning at the same time !

  • Leah

    Absolutely stunning!
    xox
    http://www.flowerthewall.blospot.com

  • http://thefashioness.com/ Lu

    Lovely! This top is really unique!

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  • Kacie Cone

    Wow gorgeous! I love all the color!

  • Eda Filiz

    absolutely gorgeous outfit!! xx

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  • Patricia g.

    Amazing look!!!! You are perfect!
    Kisses

  • Angelica Lainis

    I love the idea of the postcards! So precious, the top is so gorgeous x

    http://afinefashionfrenzyblog.blogspot.com.au/

  • greekette

    amazing colours! love this top!

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  • http://twitter.com/FoxyOxie Oksana Radionova

    I too have the hardest time not being able to buy souvenirs from each place we visit throughout our 5-month tour of Europe! But considering that I had to fit 5-months’ worth of outfits into one tiny suitcase, I guess I might as well forget the souvenir idea, right? :)

    Hope you’re having a fabulous time in Berlin! How long will you be staying there? XOXO

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  • Belen Sanchez

    You look gorgeous! These pics are amazing! http://www.fashionandthecity.es

  • Alba

    It is unbelievable how us Mexican don’t see the beauty in all this hand made items that our people do, it is art! It’s sad how it isn’t until we see a foreigner being proud of their purchase and showing it off that we appreciate them. It looks great on you :)

  • M

    A little research into the actual names of the garments would show more interest in the culture and inspiration of the fashion item. The top is called an “Adelita,” fyi…..

  • Rosie Gaunt

    I am in love with this top! Dolce and Gabbana a go go! Those special things you buy whilst travelling are the best part of it as they allow you to remember and treasure your experiences for as long as you have them! I would love to go to Mexico one day – I treasure a poncho made from cactus fibres (!!!) that my sister brought me back from Mexico!
    Rosie x
    http://www.impaledonmyiambics.blogspot.com

  • Radka Sokoliova

    In love with those flats :)

    Love,

    Radka from http://www.flowerofpassions.blogspot.com

  • Jassina Gr

    i’m from mexico and it makes me so proud to read your lovely words about my country and also makes me more proud to se how much you appreciate things like this,they look beautiful on you ;)

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  • natalie

    you are so gorgeous!

    love the top

    xx

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  • http://agirlastyle.com/ A Girl, A Style

    This post (both your sentiments and the pictures) is so gorgeous Jess! Love this top on you, and you look so beautiful with red lipstick on!

    Briony xx

  • Mette

    The shirt is something you cannot find anywhere else but Mexico!

    http://www.danizooblog.blogspot.ffi

  • Manuela

    lovely shirt !

    amazing pictures <3

    http://manuwears.blogspot.de/

    xoxo manu

  • Shopopal

    Love the top and sandals! Great look
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  • cleo

    this top is amazing!<3

  • gio

    Tuula can you tell us if there is a way to buy this shirt online? thank you

  • Yvett Fülöp

    Beautiful Tula! :) xoxo:Yvett,http://divat-mania.blogspot.hu/ Follow me via Bloglovin’: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4669937

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  • Yoldyz Lukmanova

    WOW!!!Great!!Can’t wait to shop Mexican markets:)))Exquisite Top & clutch!!!!!