Hawaiian faves


My fiancé and I have been talking major wedding plans this week. One thing we’re super excited for…honeymoon! Though it’s a year away, I can’t help but start thinking about lying on the beach with my husband (!) and swimming in the crystal clear ocean. My online shopping carts are overflowing with tropical inspired dresses and swimsuits, and since it IS summer and vacation season, I figured I’d share some of my favorites!

hawaiian faves

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Some of my favorite places to shop for Hawaiian prints are linked above, so check them out!

I hope all of your summers are off to a great start. The fiancé and I are accepting any honeymoon suggestions, so please send them our way 🙂


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  1. Lauren on May 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    My husband and I got married in July, and we went to Jamaica! Absolutely recommend it. The resort we stayed at was Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay. All-inclusives are the way to go!

    • Shaina on May 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      I second that! We went on a pre-wedding trip just to destress from work and all the planning and stayed at Sandals Ocho Rios. Fantastic! I’d recommend our honeymoon spot – Costa Rica – except if you’re getting married in the summer it will be rainy season. If you have the chance to take a trip during dry season…its a MUST!

      • Lisa @ Fresh Spinach on May 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        We hit up Jamaica on our cruise! There were a lot of newlyweds on the cruise too so it was fun to hang with them too.

  2. Niki on May 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Just got home from Belize, it was absolutely amazing, such wonderful people and you can’t beat the beauty there! Would go back in a heartbeat!

    • Heather on May 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      That’s where we went on our honeymoon! I felt like it was the perfect place to escape without being to o “commercial”. We spent our days chilling by the beach, in the pool, or in a hammock. Loved it and can’t wait to go back!

  3. Heather on May 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    My husband and I just went on our honeymoon last month. We went to Hawaii and it was AMAZING! We stayed in Waikiki and I did not want to leave 🙂 There is so much to do and yet it’s incredibly relaxing all at once. Now I am obsessed with everything Hawaii, especially fashion!

  4. Heather C on May 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Adorable dresses! I helped Gina and Tom with their Sandals getaway a few years back – I’d love to work with you and Kyle on your HONEYMOON (!!) – heather@classtvl.com 🙂

  5. Casey on May 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    My fiance and I are going to Thailand! The more I read about it, the more excited I get. 🙂 Strikes me as somewhere you would prob like too! Supposed to have some of the prettiest beaches in the world!

  6. Shelley on May 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    My husband & I are planning (hoping!) to take a trip to Hawai’i in the fall! We met on the Big Island in college, & haven’t been back in 10 years. We had a destination wedding/honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It was beautiful, but I’m a scaredy cat about Mexico these days, & would probably not go back right now. We did a trip to Belize 2 years ago (right before getting preggo), & it was amazing. Def would go there if I was planning a honeymoon right now. We stayed here on South Water Caye & it was perfect: http://www.pelicanbeachbelize.com/general/pelican-beach-south-water-caye-2.html

    Happy Planning!

  7. Lorna on May 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I’ll be the oddball here, my husband and I went to Colorado for our HM. We are very outdoorsy, so we went hiking, white water rafting, cave spelunking.. you name it! We went at the end of June, and it was a perfect time to be there. The temps and weather were fantastic. 🙂 We stayed in Vail, but did a bunch or driving around in all different directions.

  8. Sana on May 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Ahhh, so exciting Meg!

  9. Katie on May 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I live in Hawaii and my husband and I are actually roadtripping in California and Arizona for our (belated) honeymoon next month! Hawaii is a LOT of fun, though! I live on Oahu, which is a blast, but I highly recommend Kauai. No matter where you end up going, you can find decent vacation rentals on AirBNB.com or even a hotel room with a full kitchen, so your fiance can cook and you two will end up saving a lot of money and having fun private dinners in your room. 🙂

  10. Tia on May 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Me and my husband went to Sicamous, BC (Canada). We are from AB, Canada. It wasn’t much of a honeymoon in like a planning sort of way. We wanted to spend some time with our maid of honor and best man (husband and wife) and there boys. I was a bit apprehensive at first but we had an amazing time, boating, hiking, kayaking, it was amazing and we got a few nights to ourselves in this amazing 4500sqft cabin, it’s like luxury and it was all FREE 🙂

  11. Christina on May 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    It’s not about where you go, but who you go with. It’s also not about how much you spend, but how you spend the time.

  12. Kaitlyn @ Keeping up with Kaitlyn on May 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    St. Thomas is a gorgeous island. A cruise is also a great option too! I’ve been on two Caribbean ones and one Mediterranean cruise. I’ve recapped my Western Caribbean in January on my blog and currently recapping the Med Cruise we took a year ago!

    Good luck choosing! I am sure its a hard decision!!

  13. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana on May 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Congratulations!! I grew up in Hawaii and we are just about to move back there 🙂 It’s a wonderful place to honeymoon. What island are you planning on staying on?

  14. Beverly on May 24, 2012 at 10:55 am

    My hubby and I spent Christmas on Oahu. AMAZING!!!

  15. MMiller on May 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    My husband and I went on a cruise in Hawaii last year for our 25th wedding anniversary! The Norwegian Cruise line cruise ship “Pride of America” leaves and returns to Honolulu on a 7 day cruise and hits 4 other islands! (Our favorite was Maui) It was an amazing cruise and we came home feeling like everyone should take that cruise at some point in their lives! My other suggestion is an all inclusive resort in the Caribbean!

  16. Sarah on May 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    We honeymooned in the Cook Islands in the south pacific. It’s like what I’d have imagined Hawaii was like 70 years ago. It’s not overpopulated or overly touristy. (There are no chain restaurants for example.) But it has a strong enough tourism industry that there are plenty of amenities and fun things to do, they’re just all run mom-and-pop style. We got our own little bungalow on a beach on Aitutaki for somewhere around $300 a night, which is crazy-talk compared to Hawaii or Tahiti.

  17. KYLE aka lil bro aka fiance aka the chef god aka @2wavy on May 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm



    • Fitnessista on May 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      i can’t express my “like” for this comment enough

  18. Bonnie on May 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Hey Meg and Gina! I know this doesn’t really go with the post, but would you ever consider writing about your favorite wardrobe essentials? I like fashion, but with a limited wardrobe budget, I would love to know what I truly need to start a great foundation for a stylish and timeless wardrobe. Thanks so much!

    • Fitnessista on May 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      sure, that’s a great idea for a post!

      • Bonnie on May 27, 2012 at 3:06 pm

        Yay, thanks!

      • Meg on May 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm


  19. Virginia on June 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

    So excited for you, Meg! I am from Mexico and would recommend the Mayan Riviera/Yucatan Peninsula for both beautiful, relaxing beaches and amazing adventures through jungles and ancient ruins. There really are no safety concerns for those areas, I promise. I also recently went to Costa Rica for the first time and it was absolutely gorgeous and so much fun- I highly recommend a trip there to anyone! You two are sure to have a great time anywhere though 🙂 Congratulations!

  20. Kelly on June 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I went to Hawaii for my honeymoon this past December. I’m not sure if you’re staying one place or island hopping, but we went Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America. We got to experience 5 islands in 7 days and it was amazing!!! Every island is different. My husband is quite the traveller, but his favorite place in the world is Hawaii now.
    Tip: drive the road to Hana in Maui. Most people turn back and go the same way back to civilization. We drove the whole way around (there is a dirt road for about 15 miles, go slow) and we weren’t disappointed. It’s one of my favorite days I’ve had in my life. We will always remember it and we talk about it all the time.

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