Paradise – Hawaii Outfit 1

 Dress: ‘Miss Congeniality‘ Dress in Mint – c/o August Wrinkle

Necklace: ‘Chunky Statement Necklace‘ in Peach – c/o Rire Boutique

Sandals: Maurices – find them HERE 

Nails: Orly ‘Rage’ – find HERE

 I’m back, but I can’t tell you how badly I wish I was currently still sitting on the beach in Maui. Maui is absolutely beautiful, paradise (just look at the gorgeous flowers in the background!!). I had such a fantastic time, relaxing, swimming in the ocean, sitting in the sand and just enjoying my surroundings. It was by far the most perfect way to enjoy some R&R with the family.

I took pictures of most of the outfits I wore while I was there (which I will be sharing), but this outfit really sums it up: dress, sandals, and minimal jewelry. The warm weather was fantastic, and it was so nice being able to indulge in bare arms and legs and not having to stuff myself into coats and leggings and thick socks (yes, it snowed the day we came home).

When I received this dress from August Wrinkle, I knew it would be making the trip to Maui with me. This is one of those pieces of clothing that when you see online you love, but in person is SO MUCH BETTER. I can’t tell you how gorgeous this dress is in person, as pictures just don’t do it justice. The color is perfect and the sweet, chevron, knit pattern adds a unique touch. This is my first dress with an open back, which I love, but what’s even better? The built in bra feature, that makes worrying about bra straps showing through the open back, non-existent. As for jewelry, I wore this Rire Boutique necklace(find it HERE)  in a recent post, and knew it was the perfect companion for this dress. I love the peach and mint color combo (I just noticed that one of the pieces to the necklace is turned backwards…ugh…definitely an eyesore, sorry guys!) I threw on a pair of basic sandals, grabbed my jean jacket, and headed out to for dinner and shopping in paradise.



  1. March 21, 2013 / 11:57 pm

    you are such a baaaaabe! and that dress is just gorgeous!!! you look amazing in it.
    so glad you had fun in Maui too. i can't wait to go home ah!
    i bet all the local boys were checkin you out! 😉 haha

  2. March 22, 2013 / 12:38 am

    Haha, it snowed the day you came home?! Man, you just can't win, can you? 😉 But hey, I'm glad that you got to enjoy the weather while you had it, lovely. Your outfit is so very simple and cute, and I just adore the back cutout and color of that dress! And my goodness, that's such a pretty little backdrop with splashes of all sorts of flowers and colors. A small tropical paradise!

  3. March 22, 2013 / 7:05 am

    Beautiful dress! 😉

  4. March 22, 2013 / 7:39 am

    You're so TAAAAAANNNNNNNN!! Haha, sounds like a marvelous trip Ashley, and I'm glad you got some r&r time – what better place to do that than in Maui? :b
    And agreed, the peach and mint combo is perfect. That dress is so gorgeous on you! The built in bra feature is definitely a must for cut out dresses like that. So nifty 🙂

    Trendy Teal

  5. March 22, 2013 / 8:22 am

    Love the pastel colors! Extremely pretty look 🙂

  6. March 22, 2013 / 8:49 am

    This is really paradise and you really look like a pastel princess 😉

  7. March 22, 2013 / 12:23 pm

    I love this dress on you!

  8. March 22, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    amazıng dress!colors lookıng so good wıth you

  9. March 22, 2013 / 2:01 pm

    This is a perfect Hawaii outfit–you look gorgeous, and the color is amazing on you!

  10. March 22, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    That dress is gorgeous!! And the necklace fits perfect with the dress. Really want that dress!

  11. March 24, 2013 / 4:52 am

    You are looking so stunning in your Hawaiian wardrobe!!

    Lauren at adorn la femme

  12. March 24, 2013 / 10:55 am

    That dress is so lovely. Wish I were in Maui too <3




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  14. March 24, 2013 / 5:30 pm

    WOW this dress is SO PRETTY! Are you doing the lookbook feature with August Wrinkle? ME TOO! I love their stuff. Wish I had gotten this dress though…it looks so darn pretty on you! AND YOU ARE SO TAN! I've been to Maui 3 times before and it's my favorite place on earth. What I'd give to be there now!!!!!

  15. March 24, 2013 / 11:42 pm

    Mint looks fabulous on you and I love the bright necklace you chose to go with it! Such beautiful pictures

  16. March 28, 2013 / 4:22 am

    First of all, thank you so much for your kind kind words. It's so wonderful to know that others are going through or have gone through some of the same struggles as me! Makes me love blogging so much more because people are just SO amazing and sweet!

    I'm also so happy to have found your blog, it's wonderful and I've already gotten inspiration.. for an outfit (finding new blogs is my absolute FAVORITE!)

    oh, and you went to Maui! I am incredibly jealous! I've never been, but my fiance went a couple of years ago with his fam.. I was bummed I couldn't go with them, but I know he wants to go back really badly, so hopefully I'll be making my way there soon!

    Last thing, I promise.. mint looks AMAZING on you. Seriously, so beautiful and that dress is perfection. Love the detailing on the back and in the knit pattern.

    kristina in retroworter

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