Monday, February 04, 2013
What I'm Taking to Hawaii
Travel Zoo is your friend. Open up a new window right now and go sign up. They didn't pay me to say that (but they can if they'd like), I just like Travel Zoo a lot. On Wednesday, an email came up in my inbox with a Maui flight sale. Brandon, at work, seeing the same email says, messages me: "Let's do it."
And just like that, we are going to Hawaii! We had sort of planned to go on a big trip before I found a new job and didn't want to spend a fortune, so the sale came at a great time. We booked the flights and car together and I found a deal on a hotel with 5th night stay free and free breakfast.
Naturally, I started shopping for a swimsuit and I made a mood board of things I'm bringing/buying. I know, stop it with the mood boards already. Perhaps they will be my niche for my niche-less blog?
1 ) MOSSIMO KIMONO DRESS - TARGET - $18
I have this dress in black and gray and it's the perfect swimsuit cover up as well as a fun casual dress. I really love this mint striped one and at $18, it's such a steal.
2 ) TERRY LOUNGE HOODY - OLD NAVY - $15
I have one of these in gray already and love this coral color. This is a super light-weight jacket and while probably be all I need as far as jackets go for the trip. I ordered this one yesterday during the Super Bowl Sale and got an additional 20% bringing it to $12.
3 ) HERITAGE SOLID TRIANGLE TOP + GLAMOUR GIRK BIKINI - JCREW - $42
Last summer I purchased like five bathing suits and ended up not liking any of them. So I went back to an old favorite: J.Crew. Their suits fit me so much better than any others and last at least three summers. Also, their suits are free shipping and free returns, so I ordered a few different cuts to try. Warning: J.Crew is way into vanity sizing with their swimsuits, so order a size down.
4 ) COPPERTONE SENSITIVE SUNBLOCK IN SPF 50 - $9
This has been my favorite sunblock for years. I don't burn easily, but Brandon does no matter how much we slather on him...but he doesn't with this. We have like five bottles saved up in case they ever discontinue it.
5 ) BABY BEACH AVIATORS - MAUI JIMS - $250
I died in a little inside when I dished out the money for a pair of these last year, but I couldn't be happier with them. I used to wear a similar pair from Ray Ban, but they scratched easily and were broken after a year. My Maui Jim's still look new. Worth the money and if they DO break, they will fix them for free or on the cheap.
6 ) LANZA HEALING STYLE BEACH SPRAY - $10
I spray this on my hair after a shower and it creates texture and waves. A lifesaver for when you don't want to break out the flat iron.
7 ) SLIM STYLE FLIP FLOPS - HAVAIANAS - $26
Best flip flops for the beach, ever. They are cute. They hold up well. You can rinse off the sand.
8 ) PURE BODY V-NECK - GAP - $17
I've probably mentioned this before, but I swear by these tees. So soft and comfy and they don't stretch out like the similar ones that Target sells.
Clothing and accessories: check.
Flat abs: not so much. I'm going to get real good at planking in the next few weeks.
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