Sunday, January 18, 2009


This is from my last full day on O'ahu. I was finally starting to feel human again and went out to enjoy the last bit of my time on the island. Though the weather had been amazing all week, this day was windy and rainy. 

Outfit Details: Jacket, Reference (with buttons sewn on by me). Shirt, H&M. Denim Capris, Express. Scarf and Earrings, Target. Purse, Coach. Shoes, Payless. 

As for today I'm in Pajamas and planning to stay that way. Paradise was nice, but Dorothy had it right when she said, "There's no place like home!"

She Lives

Day two, three, and most of four were lost to the confines of my hotel room to the afore mentioned food poisoning. This is what I wore when I finally felt well enough to venture out for a dinner at one of Waikiki's nicer restaurants (which, luckily for my energy level, was located in my hotel). 

Sorry for the poor quality of this photo. I only brought my iPhone on vacay, and it takes terrible photos at night. 

Outfit Details: Shirt, Pants, Limited. Earrings, Target. Purse, Coach. Shoes, Payless. 

Island Girl

Here is the dress I wore the first day in Hawaii. I've had this for years, but only wore it once before now. It's shorter and more body-conscious that I am normally comfortable with these days, but I figured I was on vacation so what the hey, why not flaunt it a little. The photo really doesn't do justice to what a pretty, rich blue it is. And see how happy I look? How healthy? Yeah, this was taken minutes before I stepped into the sushi restaurant I would come to sorely regret visiting all too soon.  

Outfit Details: Dress, Victoria's Secret. Bracelet, Vintage. Purse, Coach. Shoes, Payless.

Best Laid Plans

My intention for my holiday in Hawaii was to continue blogging and sharing my vacation outfits each day, but that didn't happen for two reasons: one, painfully slow and frequently dropping internet connection in the hotel and two, a horrible bout of food poisoning I caught the very first day in Hawaii and didn't shake for four days. But, I did get a few outfit pics from the little bit of time before I got sick and then after I recovered well enough to leave the room without frightening the other guests with my gaunt, pale, sunken-eyed self. (If you've ever had food poisoning you know what a painful, frightening, dignity-robbing experience it can be.) 

Sorry for the quality of the trip photos. I left the fancy schmancy camera at home and these are from my iPhone.  

Here is what I wore on the flights from KC to Honolulu. Photo isn't that great, and I look all jaundiced from the plane lights, but you get the idea. Planes do uncomfortable things to my contacts, so I just wore glasses. I'm particularly proud of the jacket. I've had it for years. It's a lovely color - aqua blue - but had some horrible plastic buttons on the same color that made it look cheap. (Well, it was cheap, but that doesn't mean it gets to look cheap!) So I marched over to a fabric store, bought some beautiful stone buttons and sewed them on, and I think it gave this jacket a whole new life. 

Outfit Details: Jacket, Reference. Turtleneck, Kenneth Cole Reaction (Marshalls). Jeans, Seven. Shoes (not shown) Sketchers.