I finally succeeded at what I wanted most to do more than anything in Hawaii, have a lazy beach bum day. I love a good pineapple tour as much as the next buttoned-up golf shirt guy with purple Plumeria leis, but a girl’s gotta tan! I was Snookified and overcome with Pauly D disease-TANorexic! Can you believe I did not get to step foot on rocky, Hawaiian sand until the last day of our trip?!?! Pshhh yeah. I was pretty mad too but at least I got proof in pictures :D My Vicky Secret ruffle suit and floppy hat saw the light of day and the weather could not have been more cooperative :)
OH and I can cross paddle surfing off my To Do list! The true teal waters were
serene yeah right! More like riding a choppy helicopter LOL but it is true according to Adrianna from The Hills..nonetheless, great ab workout and full-body!
White monokini with rose gold sequins- Victorias Secret
Striped straw floppy hat- Scala @Marshalls
Teal stain glassed cover up- TJMaxx
Who woulda thunk it-a winding tourist attraction home to the East side of Maui’s dangerous, mountainous curves. Well our second day in Maui was a 12 hour day trip viewing some of the most breathtaking flora, fauna, scenery, and Hawaiian history all jam packed with 20 other bus riders from the Midwest. The weather really played with us that day; did a little rain dance, got hot, got cold, and almost blew me away off a scary slippery slope! LOL The pictures will illustrate this, passing through different climate zones but I assure you we are still on the island of Maui!
1 piece swimsuit- Mara Hoffman @shopbop.com
coral romper with fish belt- Marc by Marc Jacobs @TJMaxx
sunny G’s- HM retro tortoise style
mint scarf- Poppy @DSW
straw beach bag- Loop @Marshalls waaaaayy long time ago
nude cutout sandals- 2 Lips @DSW
other sunnies- Tory Burch aviators @TJMaxx
straw canvas fedora with silk sash-Eugenia Kim @Shopbop
This outfit is actually impromptu because prior to airport departure time this is the closest thing I had to jeans. Oops. How was I supposed to know Maui is way more breezy, beautiful, Covergirl? :P
I picked the perfect day to pair my Target tunic with my favorite head accessory, a mustard-yellow turban. Would you be brave enough to wear this outfit in front of tourists and California cool people alike? I also love how the ikat printed platforms match the greenery on my shirt! When in Rome..do as the Romans do! ;)
mustard turban- Elie Tahari @shopbop.com
Miami tunic- The Shoppes at Target @theWebster
carafe chain pot- Vanessa Mooney @shopbop.com
brick red capri jeans- Rich&Skinny @ TJMaxx
ikat platforms- Steve Madden @DSW
gold face watch- Fossil @Macys <<<looooong time ago
Man oh man is it good to be back on my blog, or should I say lilypad! Hawaii pictures can be found from my trip here as well as Facebook but note that outfit-of-the-day photoshoots will be posted here :D It’s both good to be back on familiar ground and sad at the same time…I was almost beginning to think I was a native Hawaiian after staying in the Pacific for a week! I didn’t get to accomplish everything on my jet packed Hawaii list but we did good B) *Nor did I get to wear all my scheduled outfits–hmph!!–haha but family times like these you just got to roll with the punches..
linen gauzy cowboy-like hat- ZARA
puka teal shelled long necklace- JCREW
billowing 3/4 blue tunic- Jeunesse @Piperlime.com
aqua blue denim shorts- Paige
brown shoulder tote- Longchamp limited edition
beaded n’ braided sandals- Coconuts
ghost nails- Sally Hansen peel n’ stick strips
Happy 4th of July 2012 everyone! Hope everyone is having an awesome independence day full of family, fun, friends, white wine, barbeques, and THANKFULLNESS. You get my drift :P LOL. I just wanted to take the time out and say how blessed I am to live in this country. We all go through the day to day grind of work and life and sometimes forget what an amazing nation we live in of FREEDOM and individual rights.
I wanted to share with you my chic outfit (that’s SO not red, white, and BLUE) of what I wore during America’s birthday. My uncle stopped in town for the day so we went to the local military base and went SHOPPINGGGG YESSSS :D *um can we say no taxes?* followed by a bite to eat at Cheddars, our first time there, and of course the day trip would not be complete without TJMAXX. <<More haulage from ya girl maxxinista to come!
But anyways BACK to my quick outfit of the day!!
buttoned stripe top: H&M
orange t-shirt: J Crew
bow belt: H&M
grey denim shorts: Hco
purse: Chanel from China
shoes (closed toe b/c I did not get a pedi yesterday): MaxxStudio
arm candy: Jcrew rope, Ross black stones, TJMAXX rose gold magneto
hair: professionally dyed red ombre with caramel highlights! <<Also a video on that to come :)
HOLLA all my loving lillies!! I finally have a few great quality pictures from my four day getaway from the haystacks! I’m sure I’ll add more pix as the lighting gets more attractive #instagram XP All the outfit details will be captioned in the wardrobe changes :) For now I hope you all enjoy and comment in the empty boxes below. Thanks ya’ll and happy hump day!