Secret Beach

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Swimsuit: c/o Beverly Swimwear
Roundie: c/o SwimZip
Sunglasses: H&M

Hey there.
Remember me?
My name is Ariel if you forgot...

But for real, welcome BACK to my blog!

I apologize for the month of radio silence on here but when you're juggling a bunch of priorities in life, one of them is bound to eventually fall, roll under under the couch, and get covered in a dust for a bit. And unfortunately, that priority ended up being my blog. But after some groveling and begging for forgiveness, Auteur Ariel and I have finally made amends and we are BACK IN BUSINESS baby!

With long breaks come a looooot of catching up to do. I have about 4-5 outfits still to post that feature my old hair and previous seasons so please bear with me as we take a visit to the past for a bit! :)

Today's post is from our trip back home to Hawaii for my brother's wedding (back in June, hehe)! During our short visit I was able to squeeze in a stop at one of my favorite beaches on the island. It's a bit of a walk to get to and most people/tourists don't know about it so it's perfect for a day of peace and relaxation. When you're from a vacation destination, it's almost impossible to go to a beach that isn't overrun by tourists so I always tend to spend my time in the lesser known areas of Hawaii. It's one of the perks of being able to call this island my home.

If you're going on vacation somewhere warm or you just live in a forever summer climate, make sure you check out Beverly Swimwear and SwimZip! Beverly Swimwear has custom-made swimmies that are so cute and flattering to the body, and SwimZip has awesome roundie towels that are necessary for the beach! Just because it's nearing the cold seasons, doesn't mean the beach partying needs to stop. ;)

Okay guys, I PROMISE this time I'm sticking to posting AT LEAST twice a week.
I said it.
Now you can hold me to it.

Btw, I'm always posting on my Snapchat and Instagram so if you want to stay updated with my life make sure you follow me there!

As always guys, keep it classy.


Summer Details

Friday, September 2, 2016

Dress: c/o Billabong
Hat: c/o Billabong
Sunglasses: c/o Woodzee
Sandals: Salt Walter Sandals

Feeling all sorts of ironic right now.
I'm currently putting together this blog post of my tropical mexico look while sitting in a dreary waiting room of an auto shop. #life

For the past few months our car has been doing this thing where if it's going over 60 mph, the front tires start shaking unless you let off the gas. So basically--every time I drive on the freeway which is all the time, there's a possibility the wheels could fly off and I could die. Yep.

So we thought it would be best to get that fixed.

Today's outfit features one of my favorite cover-ups from Billabong! It's an adorable, light summer dress that has the coolest macrame details, ever. It's even inspired me to try out some DIY macrame projects that I'm excited to share with you guys real soon! Seriously, you would be surprised how easy it is to make your own Urban Outfitters-inspired macrame wall hangings for more than half the price.

If you've got some last minute summer vacation plans or you live in a place where it's summer 24/7, make sure you check out Billabong and their amazing collection!

I'm taking a last-minute trip to San Francisco this weekend to see an old friend so make sure you follow me on Snapchat (@heyitsaray) and Instagram (@arielrayhamilton) to stay updated on my adventures! I'm going to see Coldplay on Saturday night and I may or may not cry from all the excitement...

Have a great weekend, friends!


Forever Summer x Billabong

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Romper: c/o Billabong
Sunglasses: c/o Woodzee
Sandals: Salt Water Sandals
Bag: Color by Amber
Bracelets: c/o Color by Amber

How much would you judge me if I said these pictures were from when I went to Mexico... 6 MONTHS AGO.


At least I posted them within the same year, right?

Well guys, summer is coming to a close and it's pretty bittersweet. The weather here is still blazing hot though (but give that a few weeks). Schools are back in session. Leaves are showing a hint of red in the mountains. And it's officially September. Here's to another chapter of summer fun ending and to a brand spankin' new chapter of scarves, boots, and mugs of hot cocoa. I'm sorry I can't help it--I'm such a FALL girl.

As much as I love everything that is autumn, there are of course lots of things about summer that I'm going to miss! Pool parties, barbecues, carefree atmospheres, and of course, the fashion. Cover-ups are one of my favorite summer pieces (I think I've mentioned that several times in my blog haha) and I love when I can find different variations of them! One of my favorites have been rompers--like this denim one from Billabong! I love how casual-looking it is and the laid-back vibe it gives off! This was perfect to wear around in Cancun because we were going in and out of the resort all the time--I didn't feel underdressed anytime we were indoors or overdressed when we were at the beach!

Long live the summer of 2016.
It was definitely full of memories and one for the books. :)

Stick around for the last of my summer outfits coming to the blog in the next couple weeks.
Then.... the fall party begins.
*I've already used this gif before but I'm binge watching Parks & Rec again so I thought it was appropriate...