What to Wear in Mexico City in August/September

by Jacquelyn Barnes
( August 14th, 2015 )

I’ve told you what to wear in Paris and London. I thought it was time to change continents and tell you what to wear in Mexico City.

What to wear in Mexico City

Ililily Blouse / Columbia Raincoat / Karen Kane A-Line Dress / Felt Fedora / Green Scarf / Linen Pants / What a Crescent Surprise Necklace / Cushe Glimmer Dress Sandal / Heading in the Bright Direction Bag / Toms Shoes

Mexico City may be in Mexico, but nobody dresses like they are going to the beach. It’s a city—one at a fairly high elevation, too. Be ready for it too cool down a little at night.

If you’re traveling in August or September, you’ve just missed the warm season, but you’re not out in the cold just yet. That means you’ll need to be prepared for everything. Look for highs in the seventies and lows in the forties. Bring a scarf, some close-toed shoes, a rain jacket.

You’ll want to keep the jewelry simple. Bling will make you a target for theft.

A small messenger type bag might be good to carry around—less touristy than a backpack. This Modcloth bag is pretty cute—and it even has a travel-themed name.

You’ll want shoes you can dress up for a night out dancing salsa or meringue, but nothing that will cause you to tumble on the cobblestones.

Now you know what to wear in Mexico City. Have fun!

Go in style,

Jacquelyn

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Ahnu’s Coburn Boot, a little something for the men

by Jacquelyn Barnes
( August 7th, 2015 )

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A long, long time ago, I told you I would give you some more insight into what my husband Ty and I thought of Ahnu’s Coburn boot.

Like all Ahnu shoes, the Coburn is packed with the latest technology. They use durable leathers—waterproof, of course—and a stylish rubber toe protector. (I adore the stitching and shape of the toe protectors on most of Ahnu’s hiking boots. Somehow their boots look rugged and classy at the same time.)

The tongue is gusseted to keep out water and debris. The incredibly waterproof bootie uses eVent technology, so you aren’t trudging along in a pair of sweat buckets. Ahnu’s Coburn Boot also uses Numentum technology to help guide the foot with stability while maintaining athletic forefoot flexibility, preventing stone bruising, and remaining incredibly lightweight so you can keep on hiking. In the picture above we just did a little memorial day weekend trip. We averaged eight miles a day, both grateful for our Ahnu boots.

My husband typically does not like wearing boots that go above the ankle, but when he picked out the Coburn, he decided to put that to the test. Turns out Ahnu’s Coburn Boot struck the perfect balance, providing more support for the ankle, but remaining soft enough that he didn’t feel restricted by the ankle. He found that the eVent technology did it’s job and kept his feet well ventilated.

Turns out, we’re both impressed by Ahnu’s design and technology.

Any time someone mentions needing hiking boots (or not), I preach the Ahnu gospel. I converted my husband. Who’s next?

Buy Ahnu’s Coburn Boot here!

Go in style (and make sure he does, too),

Jacquelyn

 

*We received this item for review purposes, but all opinions expressed are our own.

 

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Mountain Khakis Summer: Sunnyside Tunic and Island Short

by Jacquelyn Barnes
( July 24th, 2015 )

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I think by now here at WanderChic we’ve established that Mountain Khakis is a pretty sweet brand making adorable clothes—built to last—at an affordable price, so it’s no mystery why I was excited to try out a couple pieces from their newest line: the Island short and Sunnyside tunic. I’m having myself a Mountain Khakis summer.

I wore these items to the lake a few weeks ago, at which time I especially enjoyed wearing the Sunnyside tunic as a swim coverup. The cotton/twill chambray is a perfect material for throwing over a swimsuit, breezy, cool, won’t absorb water from your suit. Also I love that the fabric has that nice dark hue on the other side, it’s a lovely detail.

Speaking of details, check out that embroidery! It’s so cute. It takes what would be breezy bohemian chic and adds a fun twist with the neon thread.

As I said, my favorite way to wear to tunic is without pants over a swimsuit. It’s a a little too short to wear without pants for any other occasion. I’ve also worn it with tights or shorts (as pictured). I originally ordered a small, but I discovered I liked the fit better when I went down to an XS. I’d recommend sizing down.

The Island short is a conservative length, which I like. I also thought the oxford weave material felt nice and light on my skin with it’s linen-like texture. Just be sure to remove them promptly from the dryer, they will wrinkle, like anything of that weight and texture.

Why do they call it the Island Short? Well besides the fact that anyone could have a blast wearing these on an island vacation, the buttons are also made from coconut, how fun!

Regarding sizing, they told me the Island Collection tends to run a bit big, so we started me with a size 2 instead of my usual 4. I ended up exchanging them for a size 4 anyway, so they are pretty true to size in my experience.

Be sure to check out everything in the new Mountain Khakis Collection, here.

Go in style!

Jacquelyn

 

Photo Credit: Ty Barnes

 

*I received this item for review purposes, but all opinions expressed are my own.

 

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