Tag: vacation style

Hawaii (Kauai) Vacation Outfits: Snakeskin Print Shirt Dress with Vegan Wedges

Dress: H&M (similar here, here, and here) | Shoes: Charles by Charles David (similar here & here)

Purse: Amazon (similar) | Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs | Hat: Zappos

Earrings: Nordstrom Rack (old, similar here & here)

Finally sharing another look I wore during our Kauai vacation a few weeks ago. Can you tell I’m wearing a bathing suit underneath this dress? Hahaha. We were headed to the kid beach at Lydgate Park in Kapaa on this particular day. I wore this look  during the earlier part of the day while we shopped and explored Kauai. Then as beach cover up with vegan leather sandals a low bun and oversized sunglasses (see last two photos) while we were at the beach. Snakeskin print can be so versatile and this style of dress can be worn and styled many different ways so for under $50, it’s an excellent buy. This dress is almost sold out but I linked a few other similar styles that are totally worth it for their versatility and comfort.

I got a lot of questions about these wedges and my hat. First, my shoes are made of vegan leather and are under $100. They’re pretty comfortable for walking around in all day and the cork wedge makes is perfect for spring and summer outfits. Now for my hat, I’ve had it for years and it’s a super popular style so it’s still current. It comes in a few different colors, I have both the white and the natural color. I love the extra large brim; perfect for protecting your delicate skin from the shoulders up as you lay on the beach for hours. You may wonder how you’d pack such a large hat for travel but this one you can fold up pretty easily and it springs back up once its unpacked. You can also use this travel hat box. I also highly recommend this travel box for storing and protecting multiple sunglasses and jewelry.

Hawaii (Kauai) Vacation Outfits: Tropical Floral Dress

Dress: H&M | Sandals: BGBGeneration (50% off!)| Bag: Amazon | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Earrings: BaubleBar

How perfect is this print for a tropical getaway?! I wore this look to dinner on Athena’s birthday. We ate at the beautiful and award-winning restaurant Red Salt. I wanted to wear something nice but not too dressy so this is the look I pulled. This dress is so soft and comfy. I linked the wrapped version of this dress though (it’s the same print) because this exact one is sold out. My sandals are now over 50% off and they come in four different colors including tan (pictured), black, white, and blue. I love the cushioned footbed and the large chainlink detail.

I still can’t get over these cute white oversized flower earrings from BaubleBar! I got SO MANY compliments and questions about them. They’re still available but if you like them get them asap because they’re one of their most popular styles and they’ll most likely sell out soon. Lastly, if you’re looking for a Chloe ring bag dupe, you need to check out this one I found on Amazon. It comes in various colors, it’s cruelty-free because it’s made of vegan leather, and it’s only $40 compared to the original $1,700! For a better look, you can also see it styled two different ways here and here.

 

Hawaii (Kauai) Vacation Outfits: Floral Blue Jumpsuit


Jumpsuit: Faithfull The Brand (also available from Amazon)

Silky soft and SUPER comfortable— this floral jumpsuit was the perfect piece for running around barefoot on the grass on a beautiful, sunny day in Kauai. We were in Hanalei Bay which is on the north shore of Kauai. The wind was blowing, we could see the mountains, forest, clouds, ocean, and plenty of palm trees from this spot. We were right next to a beautiful church that has the prettiest stained glass windows. A breeze was blowing and the rays of light filtering in and out of the clouds as they moved past was just beautiful. I felt like we were in some sort of magical fairyland.

We went straight to the beach right after this and drank fresh coconut water (from actual coconuts!) and had the yummiest vegan snickerdoodles from Java Kai (both of which we picked up in Kapaa on our way to the north shore). Finding fresh coconuts on this island is a little tougher than one would think. We got these from a stand that’s right outside of this Thai restaurant. This same little stand also has some really delicious vegan coconut taffy, which make great gifts!

A little more about this jumpsuit, its got a cropped leg and a zipper in the back. The top ties behind the nape of the neck and on the end of the ties are these cute little white tassels. The print and color are my favorites, it’s such a delicate looking and feeling piece that I was surprised at how comfortable and easy it was to move around in. It’s made of rayon crepe, so it feels super soft, lightweight, and perfect for warm weather.

Fun fact: Did you know rayon comes from trees? It was first produced in the 19th century as a substitute for silk. #vegansilk

 

 

 

Hawaii (Kauai) Vacation Outfits: Yellow Floral Maxi Dress With Woven Straw Tote Bag

Dress: Nordstrom | Purse: Amazon | Earrings: BaubleBar | Sandals: Target

Sunglasses: Target (sold out, similar here)

This yellow kimono sleeve maxi dress has got to be the most comfortable maxi dress I’ve ever owned AND it’s on MAJOR SALE right now! It’s like, 40% off and you’re going to want to grab one asap before your size sells out. It’s the perfect summer dress! The cherry blossom print is adorable and the fabric is lightweight and flowy. I love a kimono-style sleeve maxi dress. The waist is a true wrap-style, meaning it’s not sewed together and you can actually open the dress and wrap it around. It ties at the waist with an extra long sash that flutters beautifully with the slightest breeze. I got so many compliments on this dress during our stay in Kauai. I think it’s because the flowy fabric makes this dress look so chic but still super casual due to the print. This dress shape is also super flattering on all body types. It covers imperfections and gives you a beautiful shape. I also wore it as a swimsuit cover-up and it can also be worn with wedges and a cute clutch to dress it up. It’s such a versatile piece.

I also have to tell you about these earrings which you can see in the 4th picture from the top. I first saw them on Rachel Parcell and instantly knew I needed them. The white floral shape is perfect for spring and summer looks. They’re made of white resin with a fabric covered center. I wore them with almost all my outfits in Kauai even though I brought lots of other styles, these are just so pretty and they really go with everything. They’re also available in a few other colors and prints.

Lastly,  I can’t wrap this post up without telling you about my $15 sandals. How pretty are these? Again, this is a style that goes with everything. I had these on repeat almost every day in Kauai. The ones I got are a muted gold color, but they also come in a beautiful tan leather as well as a few other colors. Best of all is that these are made of vegan leather. Finding cute vegan leather sandals can be tough, especially ones at such a great price point so I suggest you grab a pair before they’re sold out.

Really quick before I sign off if you’re in Kauai go to Anake’s juice bar (click here for their Yelp), get a Poipu Paradise smoothie bowl (without honey, to make it vegan) then walk across to this shopping center (The Shops at Kukuiula) and enjoy your bowl at a bench under the large trees. That’s what we did on this day for breakfast. Athena had so much fun chasing the birds while we enjoyed our smoothie bowls. There’s also a farmers market every Wednesday from 3:30-6. The produce selection is unbelievable and the prices are pretty great. I got a HUGE bag of fresh basil for $3!.