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7 Jan

holiday in paradise.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetluggage found here {one of my favorite Christmas presents}

for those of you who don’t follow me on insta, my family & i vacationed to the Hawaiian island of Oahu for a little post-Christmas/New Year’s in paradise! almost everyone on my dad’s side of the family went & it was beyond amazing to soak up the warm sun all last week {especially while it was dumping snow back home in SLC}. we adventured all over the island, visiting the Dole Plantation for Dole Whip, ziplining through the “country,” & the seeing all the colorful fishies at the Waikiki Aquarium. but, it was also so nice to relax down by the pool. we came home on Sunday to a winter wonderland in Utah, but it sure was great to start the New Year in a tropical location!

enjoy my favorite pics from the trip! hope you’re having a great start to the new year! xoxx

IMG_3960my tee: French Connection { of course i had to wear a pineapple shirt to the Dole Plantation!}

IMG_3965bathing suit: Nordstrom {similar}
zip-up: SwimZip from this post

IMG_3974 IMG_4014Turtle Bay is a dream Resort & we highly recommend staying there if you want to stay on the gorgeous North Shore side of the Island!

FullSizeRenderif i were a fish, this would be me. ;]
via Waikiki Aquarium

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetfav white tee: Target
distresses denim {self-patched}: Urban Outfitters {similar}
sandals: Sam Edelman
handbag: Louis Vuitton via Tradesy

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preseti know, this looks like a painting. that was the view from our balcony for the week!

IMG_4089top: via Suggestions Salon {some casual New Year’s Eve sparkles in Hawaii}
jeans: Nordstrom Rack {buy them, my new fav jeans!!}
Nike’s: vintage via eBay

IMG_4093ohana means family.


isn’t my nephew the cutest little hawaiian babe ever!?

IMG_4094i love this picture. the afternoon my dad stole my husband from me to go golfing!

IMG_4127this was probably my favorite adventure! ziplining on New Year’s Day was a blast!

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetupside down ;]


Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetthese are some of my favorite pictures from our vacation. we went to Sunset Beach our last night to watch the sunset. we took our 50mm lens & captured some really pretty shots.

IMG_4233maxi dress: J. Crew {old}