Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My New Trend: Hawaiian Dresses accessorized with a Li-Hing Mui Margarita

HAWAIIAN DRESS - Hibiscus Collection Hawaii
EARRINGS - Forever 21
WHITE WATCH - Sprout
WHITE/NATURAL ESPADRILLES - MIA
On Sparkles:
FLORAL HAWAIIAN PRINT DRESS - GAP
GREEN POLKA DOT FLOWER HEADBAND - Made by my Mom
ORANGE SEQUIN NECKLACE - Made by my Grandma (Vintage)
YELLOW RAIN BOOTS (don't ask) - Target
"My back is killing me," Princess Sparkles said as I lifted her from the cart at Target into her car seat.  I just had to look at her and laugh.  That little 3-year old listens to everything I say.  It's like having my own personal tape recorder (wait, they don't have those anymore...I meant digital voice memo thingy that I have on my iPhone).  Dangerous?  Yes.  Luckily I don't say too many real bad things.  But she's right, my back has been killing me lately...

I'm really hoping Hawaiian prints make a comeback (and so does Camo, since those are his fave "dress up" shirts).  Because I will make my sister, Polka Dots, who is living in Hawaii, send me a box of dresses (since you can get 'em at the flea market for cheap).  Or better yet, I'll fly out there myself to buy some.  You know what?  I'm not even going to wait for them to be "in," I'm just going to wear them.  Hawaii, here I come!

I really wanted to come up with a cute, stylish outfit for today, but it's just too darn hot.  So I'm bringing back the Hawaiian print (it's kind of like an ethnic print, right?).  I almost wore my kukui nut lei too (remember when those were in?).  Next thing you know I'll be singing "Tiny Bubbles" or "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (IZ's version, NOT Judy Garland's) while sipping Li-Hing Mui Margaritas (in case you want the recipe).  Or I'll just sing it once and have my personal echo sing it back to me so I can just work on my cocktail!

30 comments:

Kelsey said...

super cute post! thank you for your sweet comment! xoxo

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GretchTM said...

You and your daughter look adorable in your dresses!! My aunt lives in Hawaii. It looks so beautiful over there. I really want to visit. The only time I've been to Hawaii was during a really short (maybe 5 minutes) stop over to switch planes. Unfortunately, I only saw the airport...lol.

Courtney Erin said...

Love the Hawaiian dress! My parents are in Hawaii right now and this is just making me want to call them...

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Tiffany said...

I love the Hawaiian dress - on both you AND Sparkles! I know all about three-year olds and their insane memory! lol Mine cracks me up all the time!

Rebecca said...

Your coordinating dresses are really cute! I like the prints.

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Ashley [Free Honey] said...

Such a fun print! I love how your mini-me is in a matching dress. So so cute!!

xo, Ashley

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

GAH YOU MAKE ME WANT TO BE LYING ON A BEACH. RIGHT NOW.

I love this outfit! It inflicts so much joy. You two are officially WAY TOO CUTE.

Also, you WEAR that print. You'll be bringin' it back. I'm callin' it!

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amelie said...

I agree wholeheartedly with wearing what you want whether or not it's in style! Anyway, you (and Princess Sparkles!) rock the Hawaiian print! I love her choice of shoes.

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Burning Skies said...

You and Princess Sparkles look so cute! I love the floral print dress!

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

wow, is this a coincidence or? something going on with Luau this week? bec I have no idea, silly me! We had hawaiian theme at the gym since yesterday and all these decorations and outfit by out instructor, and accidentally I wore my floral Nike's today so that counts!=) I also want to match with my son's outfit most of the time and I even want the dad to do the same, lol!

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Claire said...

aww what a cute pair! x

Mrs. J said...

Awwww...that last picture is so adorable!! I think Hawaiian prints are cool especially for dresses. So keep on wearing it you may start a blog trend!! :)

ps. I'm still rocking my Coat Azure, but may be changing to a red-orange color soon.

Lisa said...

Aw this is such a cute post! And I totally understand, some days are just too hot to wear anything fashionable. So yes, Hawaii prints are a good idea!

Love, Lisa

THE said...

Cute photo with the little one!!

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Tara said...

Can I go to Hawaii with you? I want to go back!

And my husband pulled out the Hawaiian print shirt that I generally won't let him wear around Atlanta while we were in Florida, because he figured he could get away with it there.

And finally, obviously, rain boots and a sundress are the perfect combination. Get on trend already :)

Kimberlee said...

Lol. Little echo's crack me up. When my daughter was three she announced loudly in the grocery store...this bra is killing me! A phrase she had picked up from her grandma.

I love the photo with your little one. So cute.

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You both are super adorable in your flowered dresses!

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Pop Champagne said...

haha I hope hawaiian print will make a comeback too! and overalls :D

Bonnie said...

I love Hawaiian prints. They really need to bring those back into fashion!

I think I learned all of my "bad words" from my grandma when I was a kid. Apparently, I dropped my first "f" bomb when I was two years old.
That obviously set the stage for the rest of my life.

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Kimberly said...

cute dress looks great on you and love your daughter's dress so adorable!

Dawn said...

Hi Claire, I noticed the comment about the grave yard at night...that is scary and I did not think about it until you said it. I would not go there at night by myself. Great dress, I have always loved these prints..plus I am going there this month...yay. I am following along with you and princess sparkles. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo drop in again sometime...

Grande Jewelry said...

Aw Claire! This picture is to die for. You both look amazing! Your daughter is so cute! Love both your dresses.

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two birds said...

i'm with you, bring em back! you look great!

rachel said...

soooo cute!! hawaiian prints never go out of style!! (at least here in hawaii!!)just give me the word and i'll buy you all matching outfits as long as you let me take pictures (and don't mind if i buy myself one too! ;)
come visit soon!

Lori's Wardrobe said...

Hi Claire
Thanks for your comments and the hand ironing top tip - the kitchen refurb is getting there but having a bit of a wobble about it today.
Love your dresses you both look so cute
love
Lori xo
http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

Shea said...

Well I love the Hawaiian print--it makes me think of our trip to Hawaii and it makes me very happy! So keep on rockin' the pretty Hawaiian dresses girl!

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