For the Love of the Hawaiian Shirt

Original Posts: One, Two , Three

Original Posts: One, Two , Three

Today I'm partnering with Carnival Cruise Lines to talk about one of the most iconic pieces of clothing on the planet: the classic Hawaiian shirt! It's well-loved by travelers and party-goers alike, and it's popularity only seems to get stronger as years pass. My personal preference? I'm a huge fan of close cousin “palm prints,” which have taken off as one of the hottest trends this summer. Palm prints are a bit more subdued, and have graphics of actual palm trees and leaves while maintaining that tropical feel we associate with Hawaiian shirts. Of course the different ways you can wear it – rompers, shorts, swimsuits – certainly help the cuteness factor, too! (See examples on a budget below.) My own top is also an example of this type of style - I shared three ways I’ve worn it above. 

Why all the tropical prints today? One, because… palm prints. They are just too cute. And two, I wanted to kick-off my partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines with something fun and colorful. I’ve gone on two Carnival cruises since the inception of this blog (non-sponsored), so partnering together over the next couple months for a trip and some blog content is a match made in heaven. I’ll be sharing all my best tips (packing, shopping, dress codes), and of course pictures from the trip. Palm prints will certainly be making the cut when I pack my bags!

Would you ever wear a palm print? Which one below is most your style?

Shop palm prints on a budget

Dress  /  Swimsuit  /  Shorts  /  Pouch  /  Romper
Coverup  /  Pullover  /  Top  /  Shoes
Dress  /  Top  /  Swimsuit  /  Top  /  Dress

Today’s post is brought to you by Carnival Cruise Lines. All opinions and editorial decisions are my own. Thanks for reading!

Today's Everyday Fashion: Flats

Inspiration: BFA via Bazaar

Inspiration: BFA via Bazaar

Blush pink top with H&M striped skirt and white boat mocs

My outfit did not wind up being very similar to my inspiration, but I took "light pink, navy stripes and flat shoes" and ran with it. I wore this same skirt with similar shoes for sightseeing in Europe several years ago. If heels aren't your thing for any reason (height, injury, comfort during sightseeing), I don't think that excludes you from wearing dressy fabrics, full skirts or just having fun with fashion in general. Heels may be the more natural choice with this outfit, but flat shoes keep it from feeling too fussy and make it more comfortable! I shared more striped skirts to try with flats below.

Top: Express, $19 (similar, similar)
Skirt: H&M, $30
Shoes: Minnetonka c/o DNA Footwear, $53 (similar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Macy's, $130 (similarsimilar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Call It Spring c/o, $12
Approx. dates: Skirt is 4 years ago. Purse and top are 1  year ago. Shoes are this summer.

Striped skirts under $100

Today's Everyday Fashion: Rocker Chic

Inspiration: InStyle

Inspiration: InStyle

Concert tee with gray jeans and lace up heels

I normally reserve rocker chic looks for colder months, so today I'm mixing it up! A concert look or a night out in warm weather. (This combo last week with camo and leather could also work.) More ideas below for achieving this type of look. What's your vote for rocker chic: only in the cold months, all seasons or never?

Top: Forever 21, $16
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similar, similar)
Shoes: ShoeMint, $75 (sold out - similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors, $270 (same, same, same)
Sunglasses: Call It Spring c/o, $12
Approx. dates: Jeans are 4 years ago. Purse is 2 years ago. Top and shoes are 1 year ago.

Rock trend on a budget