Beach Vacation / Spring Break OOTDs

Unless you're a teacher, after college graduation, you don't get a spring break anymore. But, in its stead, life offers a great opportunity to those who work hard to take a well-earned vacation on your own schedule.

So, after reaching our #mrkate1million goal (yay!!), Joey and I took a celebratory spin on the big island on the Kona Coast in Hawaii for a week. Resplendent sun, statuesque palms, and more golden sand than you could imagine became our surroundings for a week, and I was just as excited to soak in these elements as I was to incorporate the island aesthetic into my vacation wear!

Take a peek through my Hawaii snaps below, and check out the details for each look for your own spring/ summer/ whenever vacation packing list inspiration, and scope my Instagram for more sights from the island!

The island is so bright and beautiful itself that I opted to keep it simple in a black one piece bathing suit with a deep V and figure-loving waistband (seriously, who wouldn't this look good on?!) A leopard cap and some rose gold reflective sunnies gave my vintage-inspired bathing suit a cheeky, modern twist. The perfect look for some beachside lounging!

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Even though I live in the almost-always-summery climate of Los Angeles, I still think of espadrilles as a seasonal shoe choice. It was great to break these nautical, striped ones out a few months early and take them for a walk along the coral-adorned beaches!

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I wasn't surfing while wearing this look, but I might as well have been with these sea blue waves!! A bandana is a great option to keep frizzier hair textures at bay in a humid climate (check out more of my fave vacation hair styles here!), and with a fresh flower and some pink-toned shades, I'm looking at life through rose colored glasses literally!

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For a nighttime look, I paired a goddess-esque maxi dress with a braided updo, some bold red lips, and gladiator sandals! There's nothing better than feeling great, comfortable, and free to run around the beautiful greenery like a nymph!

P.S. See a daytime OOTD with this same dress!

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Vacation is all about relaxation, and there is no better place to get some zen and some calm than the spa! If you're not on a vacation or able to visit a guest-pampering spa yourself, you can do a lot of treatments at home — just make sure you have the cute robe and glittery cell phone case so the selfie comes out flawless!

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By the end of our trip, the colors and vibrant vibes of Hawaii had gotten to me so much that I was dressing like a bright hibiscus flower myself! (Or like a tropical cocktail ... your choice!) Wrapping my hair up in a scarf, much like I did while in Cuba, was not only better for these newly-bleached locks, but I got to sneak in another accessory!

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