Kalakaua Ave.

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New shorts – c/o Kiwilook
 new top – American Apparel
 bag – Forever 21
 heels – Aldo
 watch – NY and C
 ring – c/o Rings and Tings sunglasses – c/o Vivilli

This trip has turned out so differently from how I dreamed it would be 7 months ago. I never imagined getting the flu for the first 10 days of my trip, seeing a doctor for a terrible cough or getting stung by a bee my second day of laying on the beach, only 5 minutes into my book! Oh but that’s not to say I am not enjoying my trip – no, no, no. I love Hawaii. No trip can ever be perfect, though I’ve had a few come very close. It’s very important to always make the best of what you have, and I can’t ignore the fact of how very lucky I am to even be here at all.

I love the soft sand, clear blue water, pretty fish, friendly locals, entertainers along Waikiki, fun activities (para-sailing, banana boating, snorkeling, boogie boarding, swimming, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, surfing), amazing Hawaiian food, fireworks, fresh pineapple everywhere I turn, random celeb spotting (my sis saw Kim Kardashian in our hotel the other night), the incredible view of our condo and endless opportunities for fun fashion shots! Oh the list goes on… but I don’t want to bore you πŸ˜‰

This outfit felt like structured casual. And my ring, sent to me by Rings and Tings, is just so cute and retro! I had fun walking in heels, but eventually changed to pretty sandals. P.S. Giveaways are getting lined up again. Keep watch! πŸ™‚ 

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33 Comments

  1. fifi
    August 18, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    Awww so jelly! Want to be in hawaii! Despite everything you look. Gorgeous! Xo

  2. Emma Fox
    August 18, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    beautiful!www.foxtrotbravo.blogspot.com

  3. CP and KW
    August 18, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    adore those shorts, lady! πŸ™‚ beautiful. i'm from hawaii and the scenery reminds me of home.kw, Ladies in Navy

  4. LAURA
    August 18, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    you're absolutely stunning! i love the simplicity of this look =DLaura xdemure-porcelain.blogspot.com

  5. April Cheung
    August 18, 2012 / 4:26 pm

    love the shorts!delicatelyfierce.blogspot.comEnter to win a $75 gift card to Shabby Apple

  6. MarieAntoinette
    August 18, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    so stunning! I love it.

  7. Nieszka
    August 18, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    Glad you're enjoying your trip! There have been some unexpected events, but that's what makes it memorable. It sounds like an amazing place and like there's so much to do! Best of all, lots of SUNSHINE!! Good to have few weeks just to relax. Comfy and cute outfit Jess. I like the touch of yellow nail polish πŸ™‚ You look adorable. Safe travels! xoxoMemoriesOfTimesPast

  8. Candace Wu
    August 18, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    Woww you loook so amazing! Glad you got betteer!Adore your blog !β™‘ candace from [ aphrodite blue ]

  9. Shirley
    August 18, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    hi Jess! ahhh love the shorts(: Don't know if you'll go look at my blog, but I have a blog award for you on my blog(: Hope you can check it out<3-Shttp://classifiedcloset.blogspot.com/

  10. Jacy
    August 18, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    I absolutely love your little striped shorts and those rings are so pretty!~Jacywww.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

  11. k come karolina
    August 18, 2012 / 9:00 pm

    omg! i love these photos!xoxo from romeK.kcomekarolina.com

  12. Tori Ishikawa
    August 18, 2012 / 9:18 pm

    This is so cute! And wow, getting the flu? D: Ick. Glad you're enjoying here! πŸ˜€

  13. Sachiko
    August 18, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Nice summer look! I miss hawaii ^^sachikohttp://taskin-illusion.blogspot.com/

  14. Lily
    August 18, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Love this simple-chic look! Followed you via Bloglovin as well (:

  15. Michelleesque
    August 18, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    Love how you styled the crop top!Michellewww.michelleesque.com

  16. Ángela
    August 18, 2012 / 10:59 pm

    So pretty as always Jessica! I follow you on Instagram and I'm agree, you're having a lot of fun and enjoying so much in Hawaii πŸ™‚ I hope it stays that way!A very big hug dear!

  17. Kris
    August 19, 2012 / 1:39 am

    magic! love it!xxxwww.cristeene.blogpot.com

  18. Rory
    August 19, 2012 / 2:17 am

    LOVE the cropped top! πŸ™‚ Looks very cute with the shorts. So glad your back! And feeling well, too! I love hawaii. My fave island is Maui for sure–it's laidback but not TOO isolated like Molokai hehe :). And paddle boarding is SO FUN isn't it??? Are you from Hawaii? You look like ya could be πŸ™‚ Can't wait to see more posts from HI! :)Rorywww.WearAboutsBlog.com Win a tribal lace dress!

  19. Mira
    August 19, 2012 / 8:18 am

    You look beautiful as always. I wish somebody would send me this pretty ring by accident hahaa. Glad you feel better now. IΒ΄m really sorry that this stupid bee stung you. Hawaii minus bees and minus Kim K. sounds like the perfect destination :DxoglamDevils

  20. yonosoyunaitgirl
    August 19, 2012 / 11:23 am

    Nice look! I love your shorts! XX

  21. KARINA KUBIS
    August 19, 2012 / 1:16 pm

    It's great to hear that you're spending a lovely time:) I really want to go to Hawaii! Beside this, you've got really nice shoes!

  22. Sabrina
    August 20, 2012 / 3:17 am

    hiiBeautiful all the time lovelly outfit:Dsabrinaterejour.blogspot.com

  23. Grace
    August 20, 2012 / 6:42 am

    Hawaii. SO JEALOUS OF YOU. P.S. that cobalt blue is definitely your color. P.S. My sunglasses from your Vivilli giveaway came in the mail last week! I ADORE the aviators I got and will definitely wear them in my upcoming blog posts!xxhttp://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

  24. Anonymous
    August 20, 2012 / 6:42 am

    Good other you are still enjoying your trip despite the set-backs! What a trooper!

  25. Diva In Me
    August 20, 2012 / 10:37 am

    Looks like you are having so much fun in Hawaii. I'm so sorry you went through some rough times during your holiday =( Though, I'm glad you look at things positively and still enjoy it anyway! =Dhttp://diva-in-me.blogspot.com

  26. β™₯ Cassandra (Backtofive)
    August 20, 2012 / 10:39 am

    The outfit is really cute! I hope you are feeling better now! :Dbacktofive.blogspot.combacktofive.blogspot.combacktofive's twitterxoxo backtofive

  27. Kelly Yeh
    August 21, 2012 / 3:09 am

    So cute! I look forward to read your blog all the time =)<3 KellySavvySelections.blogspot.com

  28. pj
    August 27, 2012 / 3:04 am

    love this outfit! so fresh

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