Packing for a vacation is hard. It just is! As a woman, you never quite know what you're going to feel like wearing once you get to your destination, what the weather will really be like, what sort of fancy-pants dinners you'll be heading out on--or if you're just going to spend the entire week on the sand living in your bathing suit. Welllll, all of this to say that I'm off to Maui this week for the wedding of one of my best friends, and the shoe-packing has been quite a challenge! That's right, my hub & I have turned this Hawaiian event into our big summer vacation and will be trading in our week of work & daily grind for a few mai tais and a nice tan. I had to share with you the 4 pairs of shoes (gasp!) that I plan on packin' away with me--it's super casual-land in Maui, so I tried to keep that in mind. Whatcha think?!
I dig with a passion my Reef 'Ugandal' sandals--great t-strap and tan leather that makes my legs look simply sun-kissed (hence they're purrrfect Hawaii beach shoes!). The colorful papery beads on these cuties are made by women in Uganda, who are trained jewelry designers, and are encouraged to make a better life for their families by providing a market for their jewelry--part of a project started by 31 Bits. 31 Bits carries tons of cute necklaces and bracelets too (many of which I own and love!).
Also in the sandalia category, I'm definitely packin' away with me my white & gold-studded Cynthia Vincent sandals from Target. Such. A. Deal. You might remember my Cynthia Vincent for Target purchase back in April (I still feel my heart jump up and down every time I think about scorin' these amazing wedges)! I think the gold embellishment on these puppies just adds that extra day-to-night look for flat sandals.
I just can't leave on a vacation without red shoes. It's like an unsaid rule in my shoe-lover brainy brain. So I'm also taking wedges similar to these (below) that I found on a killer sale a few summers ago at a little shop in my central CA hometown. They're just enough color to spice up an outfit--even with my new army green short-shorts!
Finally, these BP. Platinum 'Empire' sandals are my fabulous bridesmaid shoes (which make a great double as my out-to-a-nice-dinner shoes, I must say!). I will admit to you that I picked these out for all of us b-maids (who else would you expect to do it, right?!), and they're quite a hit. Comfy beyond belief and just the right height--and a lovely shade of not-too-shimmery gold.
As far as keepin' the sun outta my eyes, I made this fedora purchase at Target yesterday--which I know I won't regret. Super cute to roll out of bed, throw on my head, and head down to the beach!
Well, that's that, I'm off to Aloha-land. Awww, don't worry...you have my high heel giveaway to keep you busy. Enter, enter, enter. Mahalo!
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