I've always been the "surfer girl" type, even though I still haven't learned to actually surf. I'm working on it, ok?! But for real, I've always wanted to learn. When I was 14 and I finally got to redecorate my room from my baby wallpaper, it was all Maui, all day. The walls are lime green with Caribbean blue, coral, and orange accents. The border is painted over with stenciled Hibiscus flowers, and my mom and I even DIY'd some awesome fake surfboards for the wall. Additionally, I had a grass bed skirt, a quilt with flip flops and flowers, and a cool umbrella over my bed. Remember, these were the times of Trading Spaces so it was pretty "themey," but I loved it. And I still do.
I bought books on how to surf, searched it on the internet all the time, and yearned for the days when I'd be at the beach. I rocked the bohemian look along with a plethora of O'neil, Roxy, and Billabong tees with trucker hats, tie dye, and tons of hemp arm candy. (see throwback pics below.)
This was teenage me for most of high school and college, with a little bit of prep thrown in (since American Eagle was the go to store at that time.) As I am now, I was still a little all over the place. But I've always liked that aesthetic and I still do. I feel like it matches my personality: colorful, laid back, and fun!
With that all being said, I've recently come across some awesome things I'm dying to have before summer bids us farewell. (Aka, until I can wear shorts without freezing my butt off.) I have a habit of keeping new things I find open in separate safari sessions on my phone. So here are the things that currently reside there.
|Wonderland Honolulu- Aloha Yoga Legging|
|Aloha Xchng- Tropical Gangster Muscle Tee|
|Lil Coconut Hawaii- Island Girl Status Clutch|
|Ocean Ave. (via Society6)- You Had Me At Aloha Tee|
|Hana Maui Creations (via Etsy)- Gold Wave Ring|