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Oahu Part 1

Exploring Waikiki 

One of my favorite things about Hawaii is the food. Luckily, our hotel is surrounded by markets, bars, and restaurants. On our second day in the city, we stumbled upon the cutest Hawaiian restaurant just outside the Waikiki Shopping Center. Aloha Table is charming and refreshingly innovative. They’re located in an alley, next to a tiki bar and a shrimp truck that gets rave reviews.

Outfit Details: Forever 21 Romper,  Straw Tote via Amazon, Ray-Ban Hexagonal Sunglasses, Gorjana Choker via Stitch Fix

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Fueling Up For Lanikai Beach

While researching things to do on Oahu prior to our trip, I came across Buho Cantina under the Waikiki geotag. The colorful food and view of the city is what caught my attention, but the breakfast buffet is what got me to visit. Tyler and I dined on coconut fried rice with Portuguese sausage and mini burritos. Since we were still on California time, we beat the rush and got there by 9AM. Our server surprised with goodies not on the buffet lineup; eggs benedict, avocado toast, and pancakes and as we were wrapping up, she asked if we’d be interested in a banana smoothie. Reluctantly, we turned down the sweet treat because we were on our way to float down the Pacific. We packed up the Jeep with sunscreen, waters, and an inner tube shaped like a flamingo and drove east to Lanikai Beach.

 

Outfit Details: Forever 21 Overalls,  Quay Australia Paradiso Sunglasses, Halter Bikini Top (old, love this one & this one),  Zara Headband (similar), Madewell Oversized Hoop Earrings

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Getting Blow Away @ Pali Lookout

Literally and figuratively, the view paired with the high powered winds of Nu’uanu Pali State Wayside. The foggy views reminded me of home, except it 20 degrees warmer. Although the gusts nearly knocked me over, the humid temps made my swimsuit turned bodysuit, feel totally appropriate for the day. The suit is sold out on ASOS (bikini version available), but I found the one piece still in stock via Surf Stitch

 

Outfit Details: Rip Curl Farrah Swimsuit, ASOS Retro Sunglasses, Madewell High-Rise Shorts, straw sunhat purchased from drugstore (love this one from Target!)

what-to-wear-to-oahu-honolulu-stylewhat-to-wear-to-oahu-honolulu-style[shown above: Rip Curl Farrah Swimsuit, ASOS Retro Sunglasses, Madewell High-Rise Shorts, straw sunhat purchased from drugstore (love this one from Target!)]

 

I still have a few more days left on the island of Oahu and I can’t wait to share more pics with you. If you want to follow along in real time, catch me on Instagram and Stories!

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Dots

What I’m Wearing:

MANGO Textured Blouse, Pilcro Jeans (similar pair (see more options below)),  Levi’s Boyfriend Trucker Jacket, Nike Cortez Sneakerspolka-dot-trend-how-to-wear-polka-dotspolka-dot-trend-how-to-wear-polka-dotspolka-dot-trend-how-to-wear-polka-dots

Outfit Details

Polka dots have been everywhere this summer and I have a feeling they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. They’ve slowly, but surely have been making their way into my wardrobe because they’re simple, versatile and a nice alternative to stripe. I found this top (shown above) along with this sweatshirt (see how I wore it here) at MANGO. When searching for other dotted pieces for this post, I came across this one-shoulder J.Crew top that I’m declaring as a fashion-girl’s fall must-have. If the silhouette scares you, I found a low-key version here

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Outside Lands

When I think of music festivals I immediately think of dancing under the sun on a hot summer day. Then I remember I live in San Francisco, home of Outside Lands (and yes, the brisk “San Francisco Summers” are a real thing). The 3-day event takes place in Golden Gate Park where the weather is as unpredictable as the lineup. Though the temperatures fluctuate, I can always bet on lots of layers to keep me comfortable and fuss-free from day to night. Here’s what I wore to Outside Lands 2017:

Day 1

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With it being day 1, I braced for the worst and accessorized my knee-length coat with a chunky scarf and beanie. I bought these boots from Forever 21 because I knew I’d want my feet covered from the dust and muddy grass. They worked out perfectly and I can’t wait to wear them again!

Day 2

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Day 2: Tolowa Top, Bleecker Velvet Sneakers & Bryn Camera Bag via Rebecca Minkoff, VIDEN Trench Coat, Amuse Society Jeans, Sweet & Spark Necklace, ASOS Sunglasses

I was feeling overzealous and decided to lose a couple layers for day 2. Fortunately, my trench shielded me from the marine breeze. The evening started to clear up, which led to the perfect sunset backdrop.

Day 3

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Day 3: Free People Jacket via Stitch Fix, Rebecca Minkoff Verona JacketDL1961 Jeans, Forever 21 Combat Boots, Ray-Ban Hexagonal Sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel

I dove feet first into fall as we entered day 3. There was wind in the forecast so I knew a beanie was a must. As the day went by, the heavy mist began to roll in. When I could no longer see through my wet sunglasses, I knew it was time to start heading home… and what better way to end the weekend than with Karl the Fog.

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