Waikiki Beach, Hawaii

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We landed around 4pm and by the time we got to our hotel it was just about sunset. The kids had so much energy from being cooped up in the plane we threw on our suits and went to the beach across from our hotel. The water was so warm and the sunset was perfect. The kids were just so excited to be in the water!

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We stayed at the Trump Waikiki Beach – it was right across the street from the beach, and a block away from the main shopping strip. It was a perfect central location.

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One of the things I loved about the hotel was that they had a full kitchen. Fridge, pots and pans, stove, dishes, the works. It’s really nice with kids to be able to have a few meals in your room. I swear the kids are all going through a growing spurt they are all always hungry!

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On Mara’s birthday we went to Aunty Bella’s Lei Stand, it’s the oldest Lei shop in Waikiki, only a couple minute walk from the hotel, and this sweet lady hand made us leis with Mara’s favorite color flower (purple). It takes about 20-30 minutes so just plan a little time but they are so pretty!

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Fresh squeezed orange juice is probably one of my favorite drinks of all time. It was really good at the Trump – sweet not sour and the waffles boats are so yummy! I had this two of the mornings for breakfast. They also have a really good buffet with a waffle toppings bar that looks like an ice cream sundae bar! The kids were in heaven they had sprinkles and chocolate on their waffles for breakfast :)

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We were all laughing so hard, cause B would just plant his face into the pina coladas. I think we literally had 5 pina coladas a day! Ok maybe not that many but seriously the hotel had some of the best ones we’ve ever had so we got at least a couple every day. They are Cody’s favorite drink and now I think Beckam’s become a pina colada lover like his Dad :)

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Happy Monday guys! Excited to share some pics from our trip to Hawaii! Honestly it was one of my favorite trips we’ve done in awhile! The temperature was perfect, the water was so warm, we had such a blast. We’ve already talked about making it our annual family trip, none of us wanted to leave! Our time was so thrown off though since it’s a couple hours earlier in Hawaii then back home, so we were up by like 5am every morning and asleep by 9 or 10pm.

I ordered a couple new swimsuits for the trip. A lot of you asked about this pink one, and it’s under $50. I love the mesh on this strapless black one piece, and this one isn’t shown in these pics but I wore it a lot and it’s was one of my favorites.

We stayed at the Trump Waikiki Beach and it was so great with the kids. They give you shell lei necklaces when you arrive and stuffed animals for the kids. Mara is a stuffed animal fanatic so she was really excited. We split our time between the hotel and beach. Everyday they give you a beach bag (for free) with towels, bottled water, and fruit, so you have snacks for the family, and I know this is such a basic thing but the bottled water is free all through the hotel, in your room, by the pool, etc. I know it’s dumb but I always get so annoyed when I have to pay for water at hotels.

The infinity pool was my favorite part of the hotel. Every night when we got home from the beach we would go to the pool, order pina coladas, and watch the sunset from the pool. If you come on a weekend make sure and book a reservation at their outdoor restaurant for Friday night. They have fireworks on the beach every Friday at 7pm I think (I can’t remember the exact time) but you can watch from the terrace while you eat. It just happened to fall on Mara’s birthday so she thought she was getting her own firework show :)

The Pro Bowl was going on while we were there, so at night we would walk to the main street where everything was going on and roam around. They have tons of shops everything from Chanel to H&M. It’s all outdoor and really pretty. I picked out a new little yellow cross body for my birthday – excited to show you guys! This is also where the lei shop I talked about earlier is at. It’s just a couple blocks from the hotel :) We found a candy store the second to last night called Candy Bar Hawaii and it’s a must stop! The people were so nice and gave the kids a bunch of samples and they had pina colada cotton candy that was really good! You need to try it.

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I was trying to have our travel diary/vlog video done today but I didn’t get it finished in time so I will be sharing that later this week along with a list of my favorite beaches on the island. So more to come!

Thanks so much for reading! XX, Christine

 

V-Day Ready

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DETAILS: 1. RED HANDBAG | 2. SILVER SUNGLASSES | 3. BLUSH CROCHET DRESS (MORE SIZES HERE – ALSO LOVE THIS ONE) | 4. NAIL POLISH (SHADES: TRA LA LA & ROUGE) | 5. SILVER MIDI RING SET | 6. RED V-CUT MAXI DRESS (40% OFF) | 7. SILVER WATCH | 8.  LIPSTICK (COLOR: PEACH BLOSSOM) | 9. RED LACE HEELS

Red and pink are two of my favorite colors, so (as if I needed one ;) it’s just another reason to love Valentine’s day. Pink and red together is one of my favorite color combos. I love the balance of a bold, sexy true red is perfect with a soft feminine pink – and Valentine’s Day is one of the best excuses to wear them together!

Whether you have Valentine’s plans or not, it’s the perfect chance to embrace the reds and pinks. I love this crochet blush dress and this deep v-neck dress (now 40% off) but you can also stick to subtle details if that’s more your speed. I’m obsessed with these red lace heels – I just got them and they are even more amazing in person. They are the perfect pump to dress up for a romantic date night out and just as good dressed down with your favorite boyfriend jeans and a cozy sweater if you’re out with the girls celebrating being single. And don’t forget the matching nail and/or lip to finish the look!

Check out more of my favorite pieces for a festive Valentine’s look below.


XX,
Christine

4 Booties Every Girl Should Own

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LOOK I: SUEDE ANKLE BOOTIES (SIMILAR HERE) | WHITE BLAZER (SIMILAR HERE) | TAN BOYFRIEND TEE  | BLACK DENIM | CELINE HANDBAG

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LOOK II: SUEDE ANKLE BOOTIES (SIMILAR HERE) | GREY TOP | DISTRESSED SKINNY JEANS | CELINE HANDBAG

BECKAM: HUG SWEATSHIRT

One shoe every girl needs in her closet is a comfortable ankle bootie. Booties can be styled in so many different ways making them a great option for any season. You can’t go wrong dressing them down with distressed jeans and an oversized t-shirt – it’s the perfect ensemble for those days you are out running around (or after kids :) and need something comfortable but still put together.

You can also dress up your booties with a more polished look, like black denim and a blazer to make it work for the office or out for dinner. Below are 4 booties every girl should own:

  1. Black leather bootie: I love a good pair of edgy leather booties (love the buckle detail on this one). Whether you have a more feminine style or are all about the menswear, it’s a must for bringing some edge to your wardrobe.
  2. Brown suede booties: Is there any better neutral than brown suede? This suede bootie is beyond easy to transition from casual to dressed up and something you can throw on without even thinking twice. (Also love this heel option.)
  3. Dress bootie: Whether you are more of a cut-out pump bootie or a chic wedge, you’ll never regret a pair of booties with a heel.
  4. Western bootie: I am all about the western bootie (how pretty is this pair?!) They can do so much to transform your look and are perfect with jeans during fall and winter or paired with cut-offs or a shift during spring and summer.

What are some bootie styles you can’t live without?

XX, Christine

*Photos by JessaKae. In collaboration with DSW.