I know spring has only just arrived but the warmer seasons sort of blur together here in Hawaii. So basically... Summer comes early. Hopefully that was a good enough reason to get started on my pre-summer shopping.
|Bikini (HERE) | Bandeau (SIMILAR) | V Neck (HERE)|
I originally put in an order with a different bikini top that was floral and strapless and the back of it was incredible... Sadly, I mixed up the shipping address with my billing address and I had to cancel the order. When I went back to re-order all of the smalls were sold out! Just my luck! Ugh!
Anyway, I had to settle with this top instead and I was pleasantly surprised. Reminds me of an ikat print of some sort. It's not pink in real life though... More of a bright tangerine/coral/orange color. It does weird things to the camera. I'm a 32B (itty bitty titty committee) and the small fits perfectly.
The only reason why I put in the order was for the bikini top but with the shipping being $10 that would be dumb so I quickly threw in a white v neck (large) into my basket as well as this black bandeau (small).
|Shorts (HERE) | Shorts (HERE) | Jeans (HERE)|
As usual, Hollister was having some sort of promotion and this one one happened to be jeans for $25 + free shipping with a jean purchase. I ended up getting these light wash boot cut and two pairs of shorts which were on sale.
I'm pretty happy with everything but I admit... The light wash shorts ended up being REALLY short so I need to tug them down a bit. I also needed to trim the fringe.
The only complaint I have is that the shipping takes so dang long. I ordered it on the 28 of last month and only got it this Monday... I think it has to do with the free shipping option of whatever.
Lastly was this baby... This was definitely my "big" purchase.
On Kauai we don't really buy our bikini's in box stores or anything, but we support the local businesses who import their bikini's from brazil and other places. The cuts are a lot tinier than those you see on the mainland but that doesn't mean that the prices are any cheaper.
My friend and I went on a coffee date down in Hanalei and that is where most of the suits are sold. We went to a couple of the surfshops and a beach boutique, and I found this glorious one piece. My heart broke in a million pieces once I saw the $200 price tag. I then sort of slumped out of the shop and we were on our way.
After browsing through some racks at another surfshop, I spotted this suit but in a lovely seashell pink color. And then I nearly shrieked when I saw it in black. The price was a hefty $140 but I could totally justify that rather than $200. I waited a week so I could save up for it and then went back and bought it. I figured I would wear it a lot and definitely get some good use out of it.
I tried it out for the first time yesterday and it really is a lovely suit. The material is so soft and the gold detailing is beautiful.
Anyway, definitely not much but it's a start! Have you gotten around to preparing your summer wardrobe?