You can take the girl from the island....

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Necklace: c/o Skinny Pig Designs
Bracelet: c/o Skinny Pig Designs
Dress: c/o Persun Mall
Bun Wrap: Francesca's
Heels: Go Jane

....but not the island from the girl. (;

Some wise--a bit altered for gender--words sung by my favorite Hawaiian artist, Justin Young! He's otherwise known as Colbie Caillat's former guitarist and now boyfriend, but when I was about twelve, I saw him in concert back in Hawaii. My friend and I snuck a picture with him after and he may or may not have kissed my cheek and I may or may not have blushed (he's like 13 years older than me so I was  your typical teeny bopper fangirl haha).

Anyway, I quoted his song today because I dressed up this LBD today with a little tropical touch, inspired by the place I call home, Hawaii! Nothing like a little floral and shell accessories to give an outfit that "island vibe!" I doubled up a flower crown and used it as a bun wrap, and I'm also wearing some adorable jewelry from a Hawaii-based Etsy shop called Skinny Pig Designs! Using glass, crystals, sea shells, stones, and metals, Moana-Marie, the owner of Skinny Pig Designs, loves making dainty, feminine jewelry that is inspired by her beautiful life in Hawaii. She especially loves discovering something that may seem a bit rough at first and then transforming it into a sparkling piece of jewelry, which I just absolutely love!!

I've already mentioned on my blog a billion times how homesick I am and I'm making this a billion and one by saying that I'm still soooo homesick. Tonight, our friends, Amy and Eddie, who have been up here in Provo with us since my sophomore year of college, are driving to California to fly back home to Hawaii--I'm so extremely jealous that they get to go back! Don't get me wrong, I'm loving the weather right now in P-town but I'm in dire need of some ocean therapy right about now. Also, I haven't seen some of my HS friends for a few years now so a reunion is way overdue!

For now, I'll just keep singing Justin's song over and over again in my head and count down the days until Christmas break where there is a 99.9% chance we will fly to Hawaii!


  1. Simply beautiful

  2. You always look so beautiful! I love the dress and the cute flowers in your hair. You will get back to HI some day :)

    Allison over at Allison's Eye

  3. very cute! :)

  4. i'm not kidding when i say i'm wearing this exact dress in green today!! how cool :) love persunmall!


  5. Love your dress. I know how you feel girl I miss home too.

  6. So pretty! Love the simple black dress and your black heels look perfect with it. Love the cute bun and the pretty flower wrap.


  7. So cute! And Iove the bow in your hair - it's the perfect touch!

  8. Oh Hawaii. I promise to bring you something back in August to tide you over until Christmas! xoxo

  9. I love your accessories with this lbd!!

  10. Love the simplicity in the outfit! You're so lucky to have grown up in Hawaii! I've been there once and I would love to visit again

  11. We just had the opportunity to vacation in Hawaii and loved it. I can see why you feel this way plus I love how you incorporated it into your style. Great LBD!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  12. Beautiful Ariel! Thanks of linking up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party. Pinning!


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