Hawaii: Makapu'u | Pink Wings
Hubby and I talked about doing a Hawaii vacay for a long time so it's been a blast so far. He often visits Oahu for work and comes back with chocolate toffee macadamia nuts for souvenirs, and stories of scooter excursions and underwater adventures. It was so easy prepping for this trip because we already had ideas of what we wanted to do, and filled in the gaps with recommendations from friends.

From following Malia's blog, Wandering Malia, I knew that she was an avid hiker and authority on Hawaiian trails, so I hit her up for some suggestions. She gave me the most amazing list, and the Makapu'u lighthouse trail was mentioned as one of her favorites. She said it had even been repaved since she'd last been on it, so it ended up being a perfect mid-afternoon trek for us since it wasn't too strenuous and offered tons of photo and whale-watching spots.

I saw lots of people using the trail as a workout, either running or fast-walking, but hubby and I just wanted a leisurely stroll so we took our time going up. Which made it the perfect occasion to wear this dress from Novelstyle. I'd been saving it for Hawaii because it's the perfect little light and breezy dress, and transitions well into night with a denim jacket. I just fell in love with the lacy eyelet design.

You can find the dress here, just know that the sizes are originally UK sizes and are similar to ASOS if you shop with them. For example, in US stores I normally wear 0, sometimes 2, but for this dress the US 6 fit perfectly - not too tight, not too loose. Also, they are doing a winter sale right now for 20% + free shipping with code Winter. But if that expires, use code PINKWINGS for the same deal!

Also check out these marshmallow mugs I'm obsessed with, as well as the Novelstyle blog!

And since I'm on Instagram way more than on my blog, make sure to connect with me there <3

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Dress: Novelstyle // Bag: Thailand



30 comments

  1. I'm so glad that you guys went to Makapu'u and yet again, love that dress! Definitely checking this site out!

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  2. Oh wow what beautiful photos! I love that adorable dress too. That sounds like such an amazing vacation, I'm glad you had a good time!

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  3. That is such a cute dress, all about the eyelet dresses!! And hello, Hawaii! Glad you made it out there! What beautiful pictures!

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  4. So so so so so so so gorgeous!! I am so glad that you guys are having a BLAST! KC and I are talking about going to Hawaii for our 5th anniversary next year! So, I can't wait to read your recaps!!!! Also checking out your friend's blog!! I wanted to reach out to you... because we are headed to San Francisco this spring... and I know you will have great ideas for me!! Plus, maybe we could meet up for a coffee? Or ice cream? Or anything really! Shoot me an email if you have any ideas! Also, you still totally remind me of Lena in these photos... ugh I loved those books and movies. :) Keep having fun!! XO - Alexandra

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  5. also.. do your codes or anything work on those mugs... because they're ADORABLE!!! XO - Alexandra

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    1. I know right!! And you can totally use the code for them!

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  6. Oh my goodness, these are stunning photos! I wish I was there right now!

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  7. Hawaii is a place I've always been dreaming about visiting. It looks so beautiful (and so do you).Looks like you had a wonderful day on the trails.

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    1. I'm sure you will end up there someday, you are such a world traveler! It is a beautiful place and honestly my favorite that I've been to in recent years <3

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  8. Stunning pictures! You are in paradise and look gorgeous!

    xo
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  9. This looks like paradise! You are inspiring some serious wanderlust girlie!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  10. Beautiful eyelet dress Gina! Also, you have the holiday glow and hope you're having a great time in Hawaii! x

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  11. Looks stunning and that dress is simply perfect!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  12. So many beautiful things going on here - your photos, the view and that dress, all so lovely!

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  13. Gorgeous photos! Love that dress on you!

    xo Jen
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  14. Oh wow such perfect pics and gorgeous dress! Gemma x
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  16. Hawaii is such an amazing place, and I hope to visit soon myself. Love your dress, you look beautiful!

    xx,
    Tania
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  17. I love the Makapu'u Lighthouse trail. Your photos are beautiful! Love that dress! Enjoy your stay on Oahu!
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    1. thank you! It was just perfect <3

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  18. Wow, great piece... extremely creative work!!

    Really thoughtful!!

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  19. Love the photos hon such a beautiful view, and your dress so cute!
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  20. what a charming photos

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  21. I LOVE your dress and you look so so pretty!! Beautiful pictures of Hawaii <3

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  22. These photos are absolutely gorgeous (you are so pretty!) and I love your dress! Glad you had a good trip :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  23. Nice life style and dress are nice as well. I really love this life style. This awesome fashion model, nice dress I fall in love it. Regards, Brian Keo Blog Tutorial Supporter

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