Jun 16, 2011 12:00 PM
Franny writes: "Magzilla, You did so great on my red shorts aspire acquire menage a trois that I have decided to call on you again. I am going to Hawaii in a month. What should I bring? I will be on Maui with my parents, brother, husband, and a toddler who loves to wipe ketchup on me. I don't like strapless anything. I don't
like anything tight, especially over my stomach. I have small boobs and I wear a bra maybe once a week and only when I absolutely have to for decency's sake. I actually pretty much hate wearing clothes at all, especially when it's hot, and prefer to wear things that are as close to not wearing clothes as possible. I hate pastels. I favor brights, black, and jewel tones. My style could be described as "African tribeswoman in Tokyo in the 60s and again in the 80s who refuses to wear uncomfortable shoes". I'd like to pack as light as possible because I also have to lug baby stuff and husband stuff. We're staying in a condo where I can do laundry. I'm covered on bathing suits, but I need advice about tops, bottoms, dresses, and shoes. I mostly need really casual stuff, but I'll probably go on a couple dates with my husband to the karaoke
locations I have already scouted in Lahaina. We'll probably go on some mini hikes and be at the beach a lot. Spanks a lot, Francesca"
Magzilla, as requested. And damn Franny, you are one specific lady. Makes my job easy. Hawaiian living is about as relaxed as it gets. Yeah yeah, it's warm and just as expensive to live in as Dubai. But who the hell cares? It's Hawaii! You'll see I put some real effort into making sure the whole wardrobe coordinated. Every top can be worn with every bottom and both shoes match the whole ensemble. I know what it is like to travel to Hawaii with a kid so everything is machine washable (smart move with the condo) and budget friendly. Except that dress, but OH GOD it's perfect. Enjoy your stay. Maybe we can wave to each other from island to island.
1. H&M Palm Top ($7)
2. J. Crew Linen Bermuda Short ($50)
3. Dorothy Perkins Stripe Top ($25)
4. Linen Blend Trousers ($39)
5. Calypso St. Barth Flutter Tee ($75)
6. Old Navy Perfect Khaki Capri ($25)
7. American Rag Twisted Tank ($68)
8. Zara Crepe Skirt ($59)
9. Oasis Stripe Maxi Dress ($105)
10. Saltbox Zigzag Beach Tote ($83)
11. Juicy Couture Flame Jewel-Toe Sandal ($68)
12. Bertie Gekko Two Ethnic Toepost Sandal ($66)
13. Sun and Sand Straw Hat ($20)
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