I am perhaps the only person that continues to remind people I have turned 30, but there’s no way to not remind you in this post because it is an outline of our trip to Mexico, a birthday gift from my Mr.
A gift that never stops giving is the perfect gift. The memories from the trip will stay with us forever. We will recall karaoke night when I went on stage completely alone and sang “Oops I Did It Again” in front of too many strangers. Made a fool of myself. But, it was completely worth it. Or the morning we (read: I) poured a bucket of ice water on my cousin to wake him up. OK, maybe it wasn’t a bucket. But it was a lot of water. And, he was woke! Ha ha.
Where Did We Stay? At the Finest Playa Mujeres. It’s an all-inclusive luxury family-friendly resort — it also has an adults-only option. The beach is clean, white, pristine and beautiful. The design and grounds were beyond aesthetically pleasing. Except for one restaurant, our food experiences were pretty good. The service was excellent. Honestly, I don’t have any negatives to share. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ping me.
Who Joined the Fun? It was a party alright. I was super excited that my sister and brother-in-law, who were visiting from Jakarta, joined us. Just felt bad that my poor sis caught a cold and wasn’t feeling great (but she looked fabulous!). Also, my little bro, our cousins and close friends tagged along. We love traveling as a group, and I felt more than special that they came to celebrate my birthday. (Heart you guys!)
What I Wore?
Well, if you follow me on social media you already got multiple glimpses of my #ootn. But, I’ll detail them for you here (and linked below) nonetheless. Night 1. I wore an NBD top from Revolve with Levi’s wide leg jeans, which I have worn many times before. I threw on my red BOYY bag which I am clearly swooning over because I keep pairing it with every outfit, in case you haven’t noticed. I topped the outfit off with red dangling earrings.
Night 2. I went with a sheer skirt and a bodysuit. So the sheer skirt comes with built-in undergarment, but I didn’t feel comfortable showing a$$ cheek so I wore shorts underneath. My Chanel earrings are another birthday gift from the Mr. and they are officially my favorite earrings.
Night 3. I wore these HM white shorts (repeat offender alert) and a white topshop tank (also, repeat offender) along with my red Who What Wear collection pumps. I’m quite certain these are the cutest sandals.
Night 4. It was backless vibes all night. I wore this backless Asos dress with my red Who What Wear sandals. (Not So) Fun fact: we stepped into a bushy area to snap some photos and the mosquitos ate me alive. I had over 10 mosquito bites on my body. For the gram.
Bonus: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me.” Truth is words can hurt, but they should never be allowed to break you. No sir. No ma’am. Where is this coming from? Well, let’s just say there were a couple hateful peepers peeping my gram during my trip. So, how to cope with trolls on social media?
- Step 1. Read and giggle. You can let off steam and tell your husband and/or bff about the whacko. But, end it there. This person doesn’t know you. He or she is likely hurting in his/her own life. Their comment is a reflection of them, not you. I got a good laugh out of the hateful comments. That is the only impact you should let them have on you.
- Step 2 (optional). Don’t delete the comment. Their comment is based on hate and lies. Not truth. So I chose to leave the hateful comments on my post because I had nothing to hide. Their comment made them look classless, not me. (**the comments on my post did disappear when I blocked the accounts.)
- Step 3. Don’t respond. Trolls feed off your responses. It gives them a sense of joy. If you feel the need to comment (I did), go for short and sweet, like “thank you.” They’re not worth your time or breath. What’s the point?
In general, we need to choose our words ever so carefully. We all have opinions about everything. Some of us more than others, but sometimes certain opinions are not meant to be vocalized or shared. Does that person really need to know your opinion about the issue at hand? Probably not. If we as a society, practice a bit more consideration in our interactions with other people, we will likely be a happier, more considerate society.
As always, thanks for tagging along. Heart you, all!