Hawaii Outfits and Photo Spots

Hi there! I put together all of our favorite vacation clothes we wore on our first trip to Hawaii and some of our favorite photo spots. You’ll find links to our Hawaii outfits with the photos below!

My favorite spot was Kawela Bay on the north shore of O’ahu. There we saw a massive banyan tree (you might recognize it from ‘Lost’ !) that was awe-inspiring to walk under. Plus, the beach on Kawela Bay is great if you want to relax somewhere less busy than Waikiki. We spent a day away from crowds in the waves there and took breaks to read under an umbrella. Not bad at all.

Hawaii Outfit

From the top! Hats are always a major part of my travel outfits to places with a high sun factor to help keep sun off my face…

Hawaii outfits

hat // swimsuit from athleta 2016 // pants

Location: massive banyan tree at kawela bay on the north shore, o’ahu, hawaii

And I was so excited to wear a long, flowy floral dress to a luau….

Hawaii outfits

floral dress // shoes

I tried to keep all my clothes pretty flowing and loose to keep cool in that humid heat….

Hawaii outfits

white top // pants // sandals // hat

Location: alawai canal, waikiki, hawaii

Hawaii outfits

swimsuit cover // hat

Location: kawela bay, o‘ahu, hawaii

Flower headbands are something I could really get used to…

Hawaii outfits

Love.

pink dress // blue flower headband from h&m, here is a pink one I love

Hiking Laie Falls was an adventure with beautiful views of the north shore in O’ahu!

Hawaii hikingfitbit // sneakers // crop top

Location: laie falls trail, laie, o’ahu, hawaii

Mens Hawaii outfit

mens tank top // swim trunks

Location: kawela bay, o’ahu, hawaii

Mens swim trunks | hawaii outfit

swim trunks

Location: kawela bay, o’ahu, hawaii

My favorite thing no matter what I was wearing? The fresh orchid flower leis! They totally completed my Hawaii outfits.  I saw them for sale everywhere, and I got mine for $7 at Target. Best $7 I ever spent.

Mahalo~

kate

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Today’s Giveaway: Pree Brulée

 
The giveaway today is coming to you from Pree Brulée…. They’re offering $50 credit to their online boutique plus another extra special secret surprise!

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They’ve got tons of chic and unusual jewelry + handbags + accessories. My latest fave is this Fleur de Paris necklace…. 🙂

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To enter:
1. Like Pree Brulée on Facebook and tell them Khollin sent you : )
2. Follow Pree Brulée on Twitter

Entries will be accepted until midnight PST Thursday, July 21st. Pree Brulée will select a winner at random and contact you from there.

Good luck! : )

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outfit snapshot.

 

Being abroad almost this whole year so far means tons of awesome new experiences, lots of sightseeing, and plenty of adventure. Being on the go a lot also means packing light, and so I’ve been keeping it simple with jeans and tees most of the time.

In between spring study abroad and my summer internship, however, I was back home in America and wore this….

dress: Isaac Mizrahi for Target
black suit jacket: Anne Taylor Loft
bag: Topshop, London, England
sandals: Rome, Italy
vintage necklaces

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Five Things Friday

 
 
Five things I’m loving this week….

1. This earring display I saw on the street in Rome! It was so functional and creative. My ears aren’t pierced, but if they were I would totally have bought earrings from this guy.

earring display.

2. This toy camera from Poketo. I love the idea of these toy cameras, and I love my Diana Mini!

Source: poketo.com via Kate on Pinterest

 
 
3. Love this idea for changing up the frame mat! It’s definitely something I want to try with my used European city maps after I get back home.

 
 
4. Super cute boots to go with jeans and summer dresses.

Source: needsupply.com via Kate on Pinterest

 
 
5. J’adore this version of the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. And I can’t wait for Project Runway Season 9 to start!

 

happy weekend, everyone : )

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outfit snapshot. – new year’s eve!

 

A little bit late but…

Happy New Year’s everyone!! How did you celebrate the new year? I kicked off 2011 with Stephanie and some other friends, a few impromptu resolutions, and looots of cake candy and sugar. It was a great way to end 2010 and welcome 2011!

I wore a blouse from Ann Taylor Loft, a jacket I’ve had for a while, a new gray scarf I got for Christmas (!), and gold Toms. : )

I also tried to follow along with this super cool scarf-tying technique… but I didn’t quite get it right. I think it turned out pretty well, though! : )

Here’s hoping everyone has a great 2011!

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outfit snapshot.

Yesterday was a muggy, rainy day. It was chilly in the morning and evening, warm in the afternoon, and sweaty on the shuttles back and forth to main campus!

 

Tunic shirt from H&M, and black skirt + pink fishnet leggings from Target.

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outfit snapshot.

 

Came back home this weekend for the Harry Potter premier! I didn’t pack any spare clothes for church, and when I stood in front of my nearly empty closet at home, I realized: having clothes here, there, and everywhere makes you get creative.

I was lucky to pull together this outfit from among the things I didn’t carry to school!

Black dress from Target, belt from H&M several years ago, and a vintage sweater that belonged to my great-grandmother!

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outfit snapshot.

 

These past couple of weeks have been super busy. Seems like I only have time for blogging these outfit snapshots!

BUT! Stay tuned for some upcoming posts about the recent haps around Emory! : )

Boots by Steve Madden, thigh-high socks and black tights from Target, plaid wool skirt from the Gap (2 years ago), shirt from Urban Outfitters, and a warm vest I’ve had for years!

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