Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Aloha! Packing for Hawaii

It has been particularly chilly in Georgia lately, y'all... so I can't help but think about my upcoming trip to sunny Hawaii!  I've been thinking about what to pack, and I'm full of ideas; I've been to Hawaii a half dozen times (I have family there) but this time I'm venturing off Oahu to Maui!

I'm checking a bag this time, since I'm traveling for 10 days and have a bridesmaid dress/shoes in tow.  So, I'll be packing my bigger Burton Wheelie, the Double Deck.  I love this bag because of its 'cram' zippers and 50/50 split; it's the magic carpet bag of suitcases, and you can pack it to the brim!  I'm also bringing my new Epiphanie Lola camera bag, which looks like a purse but secretly stashes my Canon DSLR and lenses.  I can't wait to take some amazing shots with my new camera!

Another must for Hawaii is, of course, swimsuits!  Being a curvy gal, I favor the retro style suits; I have two one-piece Jantzen Vamp Maillots, and they are my favorite.  I also have a nice halter two-piece from Target.  You should choose a swimsuit that makes you feel good even on your not-so-skinny days (of which I'm having a lot lately!).  I always pack multiple suits for Hawaii, and plenty of sunscreen.  I also plan to wear my pink Betsey Johnson sunglasses, because Hawaii is all about COLOR!

Lastly, I had to have a tropical dress to wear for LC's rehearsal breakfast and bridesmaids' shopping outing... so when I snagged this belted tropical floral dress by Spense on clearance at Goody's (I paid $15 on an $80 dress!), I had to get it!  It's perfect for a Hawaii trip, right?

I've got a lot more packing to do, but these are just a few of the things on my list!  :)

Where to Buy:
Betsey Johnson Sunglasses, $65 at Zappos
Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera and Lenses (mine is from 42nd Street Photo)
Xhilaration Pink Retro Halter Bikini, similar pictured for $20 at Target
Vamp Maillot (I have it in black and pink!),  by Jantzen, $35 on, or similar for $35 at Target
Burton Wheelie Double Deck, $290 by Burton
Spring Floral Dress, similar at Modcloth 'Honolulu Holiday Dress, $158
Lola Camera Bag, $165 by Epiphanie


  1. This last trip to Hawaii, I discovered the importance of smoothing milk for longish hair. Between car rides with the windows down, beach salt and lovely but windy vistas.

  2. Thanks for the Feedback here Jennifer. I've been growing my hair out to donate it and I have recently realized the importance of really taking good care of it. I'm going to give it a go :)


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