still slowly easing my way back into the real world post vacation. things are crazy busy with life plans, work, blogging, etc. instead of boring you with the details, i’ll just share this quick snapshot of my loeffler randall starla sandals on the beach, so while i dive in to my mountain of work, i’ll have beachy scenes floating around in the back of my mind…
today i’m excited to share with you my latest giveaway courtesy of parker barker for lime ricki! if you haven’t already seen the collection, it’s an adorable swimwear collaboration designed by fit graduate hayley parker-barker, inspired by the beverly hills hotel and vintage photos from the 60s and 70s. i wore my seberg suit while on my trip to hawaii, but there is a selection of several more suits to choose from.
to enter, simply visit lime ricki and tell use which parker barker swimsuit is your absolute favorite in the comment section below.
only one entry per person. this giveaway is open to international readers, so anyone can enter. winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email after monday, april 8.
and don’t forget our discount code! limericki is also offering you 15% off any item from the parker barker collection with code “calivintage” now through april 10!
UPDATE: THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, SARAH!
traveling to such a tropical vacation locale like hawaii has many perks: the weather is amazing, the landscape is lush and wild, and you get to pull out all of your most garish clothes to wear unashamedly while lounging poolside drinking mai tai’s. just before i left for my trip, i made a bold step and bought my first hawaiian print dress. much the way i once thought leopard print was too overdone, i’ve always avoided cliche hawaiian prints in favor of more subtle fare. but if there is any time to let go of silly rules, it’s when you’re on vacation in hawaii. so this is my tourist outfit, complete with all of the kitschy themes i could think of: straw baseball cap (a visor would have been pretty awesome, too), bold tropical print, clear plastic espadrilles, and a shade of occ lip tar aptly named ‘grandma.’
our second day in kauai was spent driving around the island and getting the lay of the land. we meandered along highway 56 from poipu all the way up to hanalei with a stop at mermaids cafe for ahi wraps along the way. unfortunately, we didn’t get to do much outside of the car because most of the day it was pouring rain. but we did get a taste of what the island has to offer peering out our car windos. i kept it super casual in this lauren moffatt jumpsuit. it’s actually the first time i have ever worn a jumpsuit in my adult life, and even though it’s not what you might typically expect to see me wearing, it just felt so perfect in the warm hawaii weather.
if you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed a slight change of scenery in my last few photos. that’s because this week i’m spending spring break on the island of kauai with brendan and his family. it’s become a bit of an annual tradition for us to board a plane and spend a week exploring another island in hawaii. knowing that there’s a trip around the corner gives me something to look forward to when life is getting crazy, and thinking about this vacation has certainly helped me to get through some of the harder months this year! i also had a lot of fun preoccupying myself with picking out clothes to wear for the warm weather. you can somehow get away with wearing so many silly clothes in bright garish colors when you’re staying in a place like hawaii, so i decided to keep things super casual and slightly kitchshy. my first look is the simplest and most casual, i wore this for an easy 4-mile “hike” along maha’ulepu trail near keoneloa beach. it’s the first place we’ve explored near our hotel, and if this is any indication of what the week is going to be like, then we’re in for quite a treat!
wearing: american apparel oxford shirt, current/elliott boyfriend jeans, saltwater sandals, orla kiely bag, flora bella straw baseball cap (sorry, i can’t find a link to where you can buy it online. i got mine at bloomingdale’s.)
and just like that, i’m back at home in oakland getting ready to go to the office and start the work week. but i still have just a few more photos i wanted to share before i jump back into the regularly scheduled programming here at calivintage!
above: enjoying a hawaiian shave ice at matsumoto in haleiwa. this place was recommended to me by several friends, and it was a delightful treat after a very long day!
on the beach at our resort in ko’olina.
if you were ever curious about the types of people you see at these touristy locales, this was a cute little couple strolling along the beach at the resort. note the combination of an aloha shirt with plaid shorts, argyle socks, and loafers.
enjoying the most beautiful beach, kailua! wearing the lake me with you swimsuit from modcloth.
last sunset of the trip. complete with a sailboat passing by…
today is my last day in hawaii before i board a big plane and spend five hours flying over the ocean headed back to my little apartment in oakland. i looked up the forecast and should be expecting rain showers and temperatures in the 50s when i return. it’s back to the grind for me, but i’m thankful to have been able to spend a week in paradise before returning to my usual routine.
these photos were snapped at the botanical gardens in waimea after we feasted on kahuku shrimp in the north shore of oahu. the gardens were absolutely stunning and we had fun prancing around and snapping cheezy tourist pictures, which is the thing to do when you’re on vacation! after spending about two hours wandering about in the lush greenery, we headed out for some hawaiian shave ice at matsumotos, and then drove through the country side back to our hotel. it was a beautiful day that i will not soon forget!
the day before i left for my vacation in hawaii, i received an express package from the very sweet jaclyn of audrey grace boutique. i pulled open the wrapping to reveal this pretty dress by la-based designer, popavina. she had sent me a little iphone photo of the dress before it arrived, but that teeny tiny picture did not do it justice at all! i instantly fell in love with the pretty layers upon layers of wavy lines in pretty pinks, sea foam green, and brown. i know it’s a bit of a dressy little number, but being in hawaii on vacation, i thought it would be the perfect thing to wear on a quick trip to the beach near my hotel here in ko olina. i think it would also look equally stunning for a fancy night out. perhaps just the thing i would wear to visit the audrey grace pop up shop opening tomorrow night in new york. i won’t be able to attend, but if you’re in the new york area, you definitely try to make it out. she carries a lovely selection of some of my favorite designers, so i’m sure it will be a blast.
i was also recently interviewed for the audrey grace magazine, which you can check out here!
i’m halfway through my hawaii adventure, and enjoying every moment of it. thought i’d pop in quickly to share some of the photos i’ve snapped over the past couple of days with instagram. now i’m off to grab some shave ice and kahuku shrimp!
today i am excited to offer you the opportunity to win a t-shirt from stylemint! if you’re not already familiar with the site, then just take a look at this cute little nautical number i’m wearing today. i packed this easy little t-shirt dress because i knew it would come in handy on my trip to hawaii. i wore it on a scorching hot day to go out to lunch and drive around the country side, and then used it as a swimsuit cover-up while laying in the sand at kailua beach. this little dress is pretty much perfect for the coming spring and summer months, and i have a feeling i’m going to be wearing it a lot!
1. sign up for stylemint. it’s free to join and there is no obligation to purchase. simply visit stylemint.com and take the style quiz to be taken to your showroom of recommended styles.
2. leave a comment in the section below telling us which t-shirt is your absolute favorite.
contest is open to international readers, so anyone can enter. only one entry per person. winner will be randomly selected after tuesday, march 27 and contacted via email. winner will receive one stylemint credit good towards the purchase of one stylemint t.
not interested in giveaways? sign up for stylemint and get 20% off your first t using code “cal20” now through march 31st!
EDIT: THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. congratulations to our winner, jinah!