Lucked out in Lucca, Pisa, & 5Terre

the little mermaid's crashing rock..not really

the little mermaid’s crashing rock..not really

Dare I try all 6 different wines? mm YES

Dare I try all 6 different wines? mm YES

Caffe Americano per favore

Caffe Americano per favore

No Photoshopping skills required..just natural daylight please.

No Photoshopping skills required..just natural daylight please.

most memorable night

most memorable night

I came here to party and I'll dance if I want to.

I came here to party and I’ll dance if I want to.

the sight of this makes me wish for an even sunnier beach day

the sight of this makes me wish for an even sunnier beach day

Assisi, San Gimignano, & more Roman ruins

San Francesco was here.

San Francesco was here.

Love me some UNA hotel Roma

Love me some UNA hotel Roma

Greccos and Frescoes galore

Greccos and Frescoes galore

Very possible the Vatican City can be center stage to a fashion show soon.

Very possible the Vatican City can be center stage to a fashion show soon.

almost as if we're in the African continent

almost as if we’re in the African continent

Cypress trees have always looked so serene and painterly.

Cypress trees have always looked so serene and painterly.

posing with a Roman rock..

posing with a Roman rock..

everything you expect and MORE

everything you expect and MORE

Trevi Fountain...even more crowded than the Colliseum

Trevi Fountain…even more crowded than the Colliseum

In berry fruit & limoncello gelato heaven

In berry fruit & limoncello gelato heaven

where the Toscana sun shines best

where the Toscana sun shines best

"Quick! Take a pic while the shop ownder isn't looking"

“Quick! Take a pic while the shop ownder isn’t looking”

tee screen art

tee screen art

most likely pondering my next meal

most likely pondering my next meal

Castle wine tasting gates

Castle wine tasting gates

room with a view

room with a view

Giotto: village on a hill

Giotto: village on a hill

if only the winds were calmer..

if only the winds were calmer..

Montanucci Cafe-brunch and lunch

Montanucci Cafe-brunch and lunch

Wailea beach day

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 😀 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!

Paddle Surfing. Stamina required.

Those waves are no joke. Yogalates did not prepare me for this!

Wailea: 0
Camille:1 <WINNER

Haleakala Volcano peak sunrise 5:56AM Pacific

Chow down on island food mmmmm mahimahi

White monokini with rose gold sequins- Victorias Secret
Striped straw floppy hat- Scala @Marshalls
Teal stain glassed cover up- TJMaxx

first floral.

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 😀 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..

Perched up against a palm tree with Plantation Iced Tea in hand

This grass is too greenish good-ness to be true..

Def feelin’ my new rad JCREW teal necklace I threw on courtesy of my aunt Meridith!

Sandals look familiar? LOL it’s because it is..but my new Longchamp isn’t!

easy, Cali-esque bracelets are practically the only jewelry I brought!

LIVE for moments like these where you just pull over on the side of a dirt road to take a picture in the midst of a tropical field somewhere far, far away…

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
bracelets- gifted