October 20, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Hawaii


Aloha! If you follow on Instagram then you may know that I just returned from the island of Kauai in Hawaii. This was a very spontaneous trip - I had a free place to stay and randomly found inexpensive flights only two weeks ago! I spent most of the week in swim suits and cover ups (and I also didn't take a break from work), but these pictures are from my favorite day, and also my favorite outfits.

The first half was spent at Wailua Falls (picture below). You can drive to the falls and observe them from up high, but we heard a rumor that you could also hike down, despite the hazard/warning signs. It turned out to be a 173 foot nearly vertical hike down and I was covered in mud, but it was totally worth it. I would've worn more serious gear if I had known how rough the terrain is, but my boat shoes held up surprisingly well. After a day at the falls I cleaned up in a public bathroom and headed to the luau. This lavender tunic and white coral necklace were great for the occasion, which consisted of a walk in the botanical gardens, huge buffet dinner and a theater show which detailed the history of Hawaii through hula and other forms of dance. It was fascinating to learn about and take part in the Hawaiian culture.

This trip got me thinking about the fun places I've been in the last couple years and how my first time on an airplane was my senior year of high school. My love for travel has certainly grown with time and I cant wait to cross off more places on my bucket list. What's your favorite place you've been? If you could travel anywhere where would you go?

Lavender tunic: c/o Red Dress Boutique, $39 sold out (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
White shorts: Gap, $24 (similar)
Gold shoes: Rampage/Endless, $20 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $79
Turquoise clutch: c/o KC Malhan

Fedora: Banana Republic, $20 (similar)
Striped shirt: Limited, $31 (similar, similar)
Olive linen shorts: Forever 21, old (similar)
Boat shoes: White Mountain c/o Ross, $25 (similarsimilar)

Earlier that day at Wailua Falls
Luau ensemble
Trying to pet the peacock!

31 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to go to Hawaii! I love your lavender tank! So pretty!

    Lindsey
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  2. The pictures look amazing J, glad you had a nice trip ! 

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  3. Ohhhhh....my husband and I just went to Kauai this summer. Wasn't it magical? That's pretty amazing that you did the 'no-no' hike down Wailua Falls! :) 

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  4. WOW I wish I could take a spontaneous trip like that!! It looks gorgeous and sounds like you had a lot of fun even though you had to work while you were there :)


















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  5. What a fun trip! I defiantly love the outfit you wore at the waterfall!!! Very cool!


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  6. Hmmm I know that you said you were covered in mud at the waterfall, but I don't see it - you still look gorgeous as always!  ;)  Looks like a wonderful trip!! 

    Avec Amber

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  7. Beauriful pictures, your outfit is great! ♥
    xx

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  8. Thanks Amber! The mud was mostly on my butt and shoes and I also had been in the water behind me which cleaned me up a bit! ;-)

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  9. Thanks Cassie! Yes, I had a couple work days but also plenty of fun stuff too! :-)

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  10. I love the color of  your top...

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  11. I am such a huge fan of Kauai, I agree that it is magical!! 

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  12. Love that handbag! The tou

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  13. Glad you had a good trip! I live on Oahu and am hoping to head to Kauai in January for a mini vacay. 

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  14. That's great, I would love to visit Hawaii as well! Love your lila top

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  15. HappinessatmidlifeOctober 20, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    I think my list of places that I need to see are way too long and need to start visiting some of them soon!  I grew up in Hawaii so I go back everywhere and each time I wonder why I left such a beautiful place.  Looks like you had some great weather!

    Alice
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  16. Seeing the fit of that striped top makes me regret not looking into it more when you first posted about it (some of your readers said the fit was off so I didn't go see for myself...DANG IT).

    About trips, I went to Australia and New Zealand in February so that's the coolest place I've been so far...although I need to go back and explore the parts I didn't get to see. Next place I want to go to is Italy!

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  17. I'm from Australia so my favourite trip was visiting Canada/New York in the middle of winter!!! Coats, boots, scarves, mittens and hats were just a few things that I bought while I was over there! Pity they don't have as much use back home!

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  18. Looks like a great trip! :)

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  19. Love the striped top with Sperrys! Super cute! 
    xx Sarah

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  20. Love your lilac top! :) And your necklace, cute :)

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  21. Hey J! Love your pictures from Hawaii!! I am sure someone has asked this already, but I have noticed you have been wearing your hair curly (it looks beautiful!). What products do you use when you wear it curly? Thanks!

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  22. Looks like a lot of fun!! I wish I could go to Hawaii right now since it's so warm over there. The lilac color is so beautiful and so is the silver coral necklace

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  23. I Love your outfits especial the one in the cargo shorts and fedora...so chic!  Hawaii looks beautiful and I would not mind visiting.

    One the places I have gone so many times to count is London, England.  I love the vibe of the city and how it is so drenched with character and street style.  It is expensive to visit but I am lucky that half my family and in laws live there.  One of the most stunning tropical places I have ever visited is the Island of Zanzibar, where I went for my honeymoon.  Two places I would love to visit in the States is Orlando (Disney World) and New York, and beyond would be Paris and Marrakesh.

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  24. If you love London, you should visit Boston sometime! I lived there for 4 years and it really is the most gorgeous city in the U.S. in my opinion - very European feel to it. 

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  25. Thanks Meghan! It's wavy like this when I wake up, and then I add Loreal Springing Curls to help tone down the frizz!

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  26. So jealous! Australia and New Zealand are high on my list!

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  27. I love your "hiking" outfit!  :-)  Seriously adorable!  My husband and I went to Kauai right after he returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.  It was so awesome!

    One of my favorite places ever was Lake Como, Italy; I went while I was in college, and traveled throughout Italy.  An absolutely breathtaking place.  I also got to travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe, which was such an adventure!  I have 3 kids now, so my adventures are a little closer to home ;-).  I'd love to travel to England - I have a thing for English accents! 

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  28. Kauai is my heaven on earth.  My family owns a condo in Princeville and the moment I set foot on the island I am relaxed.  Now I can't wait to go back, hopefully next month if my hubby can ever take time off from work. You made me "heavensick".
    Love the lavender top. And the pics in Hanalei.

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  29. I went to Brisbane, Australia and New Zealand (North Island) last Christmas. You will love it when you go. I cant wait to go back and visit the South Island in New Zealand.

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  30. Love the lavender top! Have you ever considered selling your outfits? I think it would be a hit!

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