Thursday, April 09, 2015

Thrift Style Thursday: Spring Cleaning

Megan asked us to clean out our closets this week and pull out something we haven't worn in a while. I dug deep and found this little number I thrifted two and a half years ago for our anniversary trip to Hawaii aaaaaaand I don't think I've worn it even once since then.

Thrift Style Thursday: Spring Cleaning

There's nothing like waking up to a gorgeous sunrise over the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean just a few feet from your lanai.

Sunrise in Hilo
Sunrise over Hilo Bay

The little lake - hardly more than a pond really - at a nearby park doesn't even hold a candle to it.

Thrift Style Thursday: Spring Cleaning
Woodlake Lake, Carrollton, Texas

The orange floral print on this dress reminds me of all the breathtaking blooms we found on vacation.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

I selected an orange statement necklace, also a neglected piece in my wardrobe, to accent the dress' pattern.

Thrift Style Thursday: Spring Cleaning

And of course, you'll need the proper footwear if you're going to hike for miles and miles over old, hardened lava flows to spend an hour poking active lava with a stick.

Lava Hike
West of Kalapana

My olive green Converse would not have been appropriate for that task, but they were perfect for a stroll in the park culminating in a lakeside photo shoot.

Thrift Style Thursday: Spring Cleaning

Thanks, Megan, for this trip down Memory Lane. I could really use another Hawaiian vacation!

Thrift Style Thursday: Spring Cleaning
Dress: $6 thrifted // Necklace: clothes swap // Zipper earrings: Etsy // Shoes: $5 thrifted

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10 comments:

  1. Its a throwback AND a thrift style thursday! Love this - and the little trip down memory lane, the dress is perfect for Hawaii (but also kinda perfect just for life in general)

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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    1. I know! I don't know why I haven't worn it more often.

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  2. The print on this dress is absolutely gorgeous and so tropical, and your accessories are perfect! What a fun trip down memory lane, thanks for sharing, especially the beautiful shots from your trip!! :)

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    1. Hey, any excuse to post pictures of me poking lava because, seriously, coolest thing I have ever done. Ever.

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  3. This dress needs to be featured some more! I love how your pictures of flowers match the print on the dress as well--great pairing ;)

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. The botanical garden (and just the whole Big Island really) was absolutely beautiful! It was hard to pick only two flower pics to post!

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  4. Love the dress and necklace...and that you included shots from your trip! Hope this dress makes it into regular rotation as summer rolls around :)

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    1. Definitely! Both the dress and necklace deserve to be worn more often.

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  5. Very cute Carissa! The zipper earrings made my day! :o)

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I love those earrings!

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