Kaanapali, Hawaii

Maxi dresses reemerge every summer without fail. It seems that just as the days start getting longer, so do the dresses—and I love them. They are carefree, casual and they will simply never NOT be a thing. And to top it off, it seems to be the easiest piece to wear. I mean, let's face it, most maxis are not form-fitting and require minimal accessories (or even a bra!) So it's definitely a must-have for your next tropical vaca. 

I wore this floral one all over Maui! I didn't expect to wear it so much, but it turns out it's great for day and night on the islands. I tossed it on for dinner at Mama's Fishouse and then wore it again as a  beach cover-up. I just couldn't get enough. What I can get enough of is these back-to-school campaigns and end of summer sales! We get it, September is approaching, but I don't love the reminder. Let's make these warm, maxi dress days last forever... Who's with me?

Dress: Anthropologie (on sale NOW)

Slide Sandals: Nuage Bleu (similar here under $20)

Earrings: Nuage Bleu (similar)

Bag: Diane's Beachwear (found in store, similar here)



Beverly Hills, CA

Denim is always a ‘do. No matter the season, no matter the occasion, it’s a classic choice. And in the dead of summer, I love finding ways to wear pants or rompers, since I always go for the obvious dress when it’s so warm outside. I ADORE this piece from Anthropologie because the flared cut actually gives the appearance of a longer leg and the fitted top makes for a really flattering silhouette. It’s a jumper that’ll keep you cool on steamy days and transition well into fall with the addition of a tee or jacket.

It’s also a fun number to accessorize! Try either statement earrings or a neck scarf up top and some bolder booties or pumps on the bottom.



Wailea, Hawaii

I've never been great at posting in real-time, especially when that time involves frozen drinks. And that's why two weeks after my Hawaiian trip, you're still going to see island posts. In addition to that, let me just say that even with the newest of iPhone updates, it's not always easy to capture the beauty of a sunset or crashing wave or even a really cute outfit. During the week, I am spoiled with a photographer who has an eye for that kind of thing. But when I'm traveling or out with friends, it's not always glamorous or fun to force them to snap a solo shot of me by the pool. Are you with me??

We're all relaxing with a cocktail and then I pop up and pose like I am casually laughing at a great joke (that they are most definitely not telling me). In fact, they want to kill me for making them get up from their lounge chair. Or how about a pretty scene? I see one (or in the case of Hawaii... 500) and then stand there looking like a kid who's mom is taking pics of them of the first day back to school. Ah yes, REAL LIFE!

That being said, my pals are amazing sports and so we go through the whole process anyways! I really just wanted you to picture how ridiculous the real me looked posing for these seemingly breezy shots. But isn't this tank from Banana Republic Factory perfect for the islands and well, summer in general? I love the colors, the ruffles and the fact that it makes me look polished even in 100 degree heat. AMEN! 

Ruffle Tank (50% OFF): c/o Banana Republic Factory

High-Waist Shorts: Anthropologie

Earrings: Nuage Bleu