Welcome to Paradise | Gingham Bikini and Floral Maxi

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.
Swimsuit: J.Crew Factory (similar here and here) || Dress: ASOS || Acessories: Feisedy sunglasses, Kate Spade necklace (similar here) || Shoes: H&M sandals (similar here)

Aloha from the skies! I am now on my way back home from a fantastic week in Hawaii! As this post goes up, I should be flying back but I had to schedule my post on my first night in the gorgeous beach town of Lihue.
We stayed near the Kauai beach our first night and I managed to get these photos while walking along the sand. As you can see, the weather was beautiful with tropical breezes that prevented us from getting too hot, the sand was perfectly soft, and the water was pristine. I knew I was in paradise. 
I had a great welcome to Hawaii in general. We took an Alaskan Airlines flight to Kauai and the crew was nice enough to give everyone mai tais about an hour before we landed. I had never had a mai tai before but I immediately knew after one sip this would be my drink of choice during this vacation. It was a nice way to get a little taste of the island before landing. 
Once we got to our hotel I pulled out my cute gingham bikini I got last year at a J.Crew factory sale and paired it with my navy floral beach cover up dress. I like this dress but it's the material is incredibly thin and very see-through so I knew that it would only be appropriate at the beach. I threw it off when I got into the water, of course, but it was fun to finally break it out and walk along the shore with it. 

I'm planning a post in the near future on some of the sights we saw, some of the things we did, and, of course, some of the things we ate. Stay tuned!


  1. Wow this looks like paradise! I would love to go to Haiwaii someday :)

  2. very nice ootd and nice bikini
    i was also on the beach lately but water was too cold here in boston

  3. I loved seeing all your posts on instagram- it looked like you guys had the best time! Love your suit & coverup.

  4. That dress looks like it was made for a tropical vacation and Hawaii looks absolutely amazing! Digging that bikini too, so on trend!


  5. This dress is soo fun! I love that it doubles as a fun sun dress AND cover up. That gingham bikini is adorable too, I need to grab that!

  6. Beautiful dress! I wish I could go to Hawaii!

  7. Loving gingham lately and I love how you can see a peek of your swimsuit underneath that gorgeous maxi!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  8. Looks like an amazing vacation! And I love your suit


  9. My husband and I went to Kauai last year for our honeymoon and it is SO gorgeous! The beaches are unlike anywhere else in the world. Looks like you had a great time. Loving your dress!

    Carrie | https://carrieeliseandkho.com/

  10. Beauty! Love your maxi and your two piece! So cute.

    Rachel / www.helloher.co

  11. Omg the bikini is so cute!!! >_< and i loove the dress! I gotta go to the beach this summer haha

  12. Gorgeous photos, you must have had such a good time! Hawaii must be a dream. Your dress is beautiful, and so is your gingham bikini! Can't wait to read more about your trip :D

    Julia x
    Last Post: Exploring California | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.com/2017/07/hiking-in-torrey-pines-california.html

  13. yess! can't wait to see your sites posts! so excited for our trip!

  14. It looks like you had a blast. I absolutely love Hawaii! It's been one of my fav vacations so far.

  15. Such a beautiful setting and I love your beach attire!! The dress has the perfect summer print and those sunnies are genius!!So happy I discovered your blog, I followed you on bloglovin' and instagram, I hope we can keep in touch!

    Have an amazing day,
    Mary x

  16. This comment has been removed by the author.

  17. This comment has been removed by the author.

  18. That gingham bikini is so on cute and on trend ;) Hawaii looked so beautiful in your insta stories! Hope you had a lovely time :) And happy belated to your boyfriend (I think? I may be confusing it with someone else's insta stories lol)

    Mili | sharmtoaster

  19. Loving this suit and dress!!

    xx Rebecca // http://www.rebeccapiersol.me

  20. That bikini and the dress is so cute! Looks like you had a great time.

    Alix | apintsizedlifeblog.com

  21. This bikini is so cute on you, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  22. I love your bikini and maxi! Super cute finds!

  23. In love with the bikini!! So cool!
    Mónica Sors

  24. So glad you had a good time! Great post.

  25. Wow, dear Deborah! You are really well in shape!
    And I have to admit I never tasted a Mai Tai, but it was lovely you got already in the plane such a drink and you see you were definitely in paradise!
    Your dress is wonderful and your J. Crew bikini, too!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  26. What a gorgeous maxi dress and I love your bikini too!


  27. Love your swimsuit and that cover up is so cute!

  28. gorgeous backdrop and love this cover up! so summery x


Thank you for your comments! I read every single one :]