Refreshed and recharged, after spending 8 restful nights in Hawaii with the family, I’m slowing getting myself back into the swing of things. Today, I have a fun shopping post for you, but truth be told, I didn’t spend a whole lot of time shopping, while visiting Kauai last week. Having visited the islands many times in my life; what I enjoy most is snorkeling with the kids, discovering gorgeous beaches, fabulous dinners out, getting lost in a great beach read, sharing a glass or two with my husband on the lanai – all while the kids run free range, as the sun sets on the island.
We spend lazy days at the pool reading and swimming – it’s my break from work, schedules, and everyday life.
My happy place.
That said, my daughter wanted to visit a few shops in the town of Hanalei, and Poipu (I think what she was really after, was an Island Shaved Ice); so we did hit a few boutiques while in town. So, grab your cup of coffee (maybe add a bit of coconut creamer), and let’s take a look at a few of our favorite shops and finds!
Adorable inside and out, Hula Beach:
Tucked away behind Kalypso, we loved The Root Hanalei.
Full of fun, reasonably priced unique sundresses, tops and rompers; my daughter picked up this darling romper, by Lani California.
I loved the bold print, on this cold shoulder dress by Flying Tomato.
and wore it here, for our last night in Poipu.
A small tucked away boutique; it’s a great example that bigger, is not always better.
Not sure what to wear under those summer dresses, rompers, or those tops with the tricky straps?
The Root, had every bralette and bandeau – to go under any top; which is where we discovered KURVE.
One example, of the many options available from KURVE,
Super soft and lightweight, made in the USA.
Over in sunny Poipu, Sand People, was a real find!
A cute boutique, which houses a fabulous selection of accessories,
and fun treasures,
including a slew of pineapple gifts for the home!
At Maui Clothing Company, my daughter found another fun romper, by Rip Curl.
and this fun cover-up, came home with me.
I think it’s such a unique poolside piece; at a great price!
I was tempted by this chic off-the-shoulder fringe tunic,
but was in a rush to get to our dinner reservation, and passed on it.
Can you believe the price??
I can picture this tunic with wide leg pants, white denim, or on it’s own as a tunic.
So there you go, a little taste of the islands – right here at home!
Do you shop when you are on vacation?
Do you like to purchase a special piece, as a souvenir of the places you visit?
Do any of these fun styles grab your eye?
I know many of you visit the islands of Hawaii, do you have a favorite boutique, to share?
Looking for more?
Click here,to check out my Instagram Feed, for a few of my favorite Island Pics!
And, I’ll be back on Saturday, with a look at What I Wore: Island Style.
Have a fabulous week!