Saturday, July 20, 2013

Island Snapshots

Cardigan: Loft; Dress, belt: Forever 21 (similar save); Shoes: TJ Maxx (similar save)

Shorts: Gap; Top: Forever 21 (similar, similar 2)

On Monday we head back to Seattle and leave behind the tropical island and all of the new photo locations (boo!). Above are some snapshots of the trip so far. 

Ben and I visited the winery about 10 minutes from the house I grew up in and the only winery on the island. The winery, as you can see from the sign, is the southernmost winery in the U.S. and supplements many of their grapes with tropical fruit like the jaboticaba. We had a great time tasting sweet local wine and then headed down to the local brewery in Hilo called Mehana that offered free tastings and a gecko that lived under the cash register and drank the left-over beer. 

We also spent just about every other day at the beach where Ben snorkeled and I enjoyed the salt water and gentle waves and attempted to tan myself (burns resulted, no tan as of yet). After the beach we headed into town to get shave ice in our favorite flavors. I think we hit the shave ice shop three times and the beach upwards of five out of eight days we were here. As you can see I also borrow my Mom's Loft cardigan as I didn't bring a jacket and it was a bit chilly. I'd highly recommend checking it out if you need a simple cardigan.

Today (Saturday) was my birthday and we headed up the mountain into the chilly weather at about 7,000 feet elevation and enjoyed a French themed picnic! Can't believe I'm 24 and that this decade is already flying by. Hold your horses year!

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  1. Happy belated birthday to you! A visit to Hawaii is very high on my book, I am in need of a good dose of exotic palm trees, haha. Oh, and may I say that I just LOVE the outfit you wore there! Cobalt + orange = perfection! xo

  2. How lucky are you to have grown up in such a gorgeous place!! So jealous of you! I am super glad that you had a great birthday!

  3. What a beautiful place! it looks like the perfect location to just get lost. That gecko sounds pretty hilarious!

  4. What an amazing way to celebrate your birthday!! Happy Birthday to you! May this year be full of peace and love in your heart and dreams coming true!

  5. Oooh lovely! I want to be there right now! And I love seeing how your wore your pretty orange cardi two ways!
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  6. I love those shoes, and your outfit at the top is just darling. I think that's really neat about the winery.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  7. Happy Birthday looks like you had a great time :)

  8. again, so jealous you are on an island! i want to be there!

    Sandy a la Mode

  9. I love combo of blue and red! Adorable outfit!

  10. love the blue + orange color combo on your second look - it's actually one of my favorite looks (and a throwback to one of my first ever outfit posts!)

    The Style Scribe

  11. These photos are amazing! I am glad you had such a wonderful time. Happy belated birthday!!

    xo Amy

  12. Cute outfit! That looks really good :) I've alwasy wanted to snorkel...wait! I just remembered I did at camp like 12 years ago haha

    Tiffany Ima
    <a href="<Style Honestly</a>

  13. A volcano winery? How cool! Love that first outfit and these photos make me miss Hawaii bad. Happy Birthday!! Sounds like a romantic and fun day :) You're just one year older than me :)

  14. Gorgeous photos! Looks like a fabulous time!

  15. Love your summer chic orange and blue outfit.

  16. Your second outfit is SO SO gorgeous! I love the vivid blue and orange together, and your shorts, top, and shoes are beautiful.


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