15,000 Aloha Shirts - Hawaii Series

 Happy weekend guys! Today calls for another hawaii post, I was going to include this in a maste post of places to visit in O'ahu but i just loved the shop so much i felt like it deserved its own post! We stumbled across it kind of by accident but i'm so glad we did! Ignoring the kind of cheeky advertising outside, the shop is insane, its like a step back in time, im not a big one for vintage shopping but i think this is definetley a must visiting for anyone!

So it's called Baileys Antiques & Aloha Shirts (link ) and boasts and amazing 15,000+ shirts and let me tell you it is insane to walk into a store with that many shirts, they're hanging from the ceiling, piled up in big cabinets and swapping the shop floor, you're basically absorbed into aloha shirts. Theres so much choices its a little overwhelming but they dont just sell shirts, theres a wall stacked high with records, knick-knacks everywhere and even little aloha shirt luggage tags (super cute!), the owners are really lovely, the whole feel of the store is friendly and welcoming, so if you do ever find yourself in Waikiki, make sure you check this out, even if you're just popping in! 

Coconut Lane Sunglasses

There's a whole post coming on this look soon but in the mean time there's still 20% at Coconut Lane with the code 'fashiondew20', they have some super cute bits and the new luxe range!

This post is not endorsed or an ad, its just an amazing shop and i wanted to share it with you guys!

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Waikiki at Dusk

M&S Dress (now on sale)
 Primark Necklace, H&M Shoes (old )
Hey lovelies! I'm starting my Hawaii series with a little outfit post, which should 100% be called 'How not to take beach pictures at dusk', we definitely learnt a lesson looking back at these pics, the idea and intent was there but with the lighting and the focus being all out, it totally killed it. Apparently sunset is like 7pm in Hawaii, which totally threw us out because we're used to 9pm sunsets in the summer over here buuuut at least we know for next time!
Now, the dress isnt it pretty, i went all heart-eyed when i saw it and just knew i had to have it. Its totally not something i'd normally go for but tbh when i was in O'ahu i hardly wore anything like what i normally do, black just wasnt an option and i found myself wanting to wear blue denim shorts and floaty dresses, the warm air did something to me...

Anyway, this is the dress I ended up wearing to my parents vow renewal on Magic Island, which was the cutest and most romantic thing I think I've ever witnessed, my dad surprised my mum, and well all of us, by arranging it all to surprise her after knowing she'd been wanting to do it for a while. It was the most adorable thing, sunset with Waikiki and Diamond Head watching over and the cutest little set up, oh gosh, in the words of my closest friends #RelationshipGoals

Anyway, the dress, the dress, i keep getting distracted but the dress. I found it and managed to grab it in my size the day before we flew out, its a crepe kind of fabric which is super cooling and breezy, perfect for warmer evenings. It has side splits to the knee (I've pulled it up here cause, well, ocean) and its not fitted so i wore it with a belt for the vows but i really wish i hadnt, it wasnt as flattering as just letting the flow but i still received loads of compliments, I just wish the pictures we took could really do it justice because its beaut!

Ignoring my sightly swollen ankles, what do you think of the dress, are you into palm tree print?

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Things I'm Glad I Learnt Before Turning 20

Sup guys! Saturday was my biiirthday!
I turned a fifth of a century (or 20 in normal people terms) which kinda is scary but also kiiiinda.. whatevs, yeppo. If you'd have mentioned it a few months ago i would've freaked out, for a while i was really weirded out by the prospect of turning 20 but now it's actually got to it, im okay, im not scared to go into my twentys, its just bitter sweet saying bye to my teens. In all honestly my teens were complete shit, from depression, eating disorders and a heart op to losing people, ending relationships etc, you get the picture

Tbh, it wasnt till i turned 19 that things really started looking up for me, that i started enjoying life and everything that comes with it: i got some tattoos (look here), started uni, made some amazing friends, travelled to beautiful places, started dating (eww ), went to a ton of concerts and most importantly made so many insane memories that the bitter sweet part is actually saying bye to being 19 cause its been a hella amazing time.

twenty things i learnt before turning twenty

Anyway, going into my twenties i decided to round up 20 things im glad i learnt in my teens, 20 before 20, hopefully some of you guys can relate :) 

  1. People are in your life for a reason, and they leave for a reason.
  2. Not everyone is going to like you, sometimes they have a reason, sometimes they dont, its okay.
  3. Similarly, you dont have to like everyone either, and that's okay too.
  4. Make and spend time with those important to you, your friends your family.
  5. Make sure you take care of yourself and your body, there's only one of you, don't neglect yourself, don't hate yourself. Take time, care and love.
  6. Travel as much as you possibly can, jump on that plane, oitnb can wait.
  7. It's okay to not be the best at everything, just be the best you can be.
  8. It takes time finding who you are, be patient with yourself - you're still growing, learning, changing.
  9. There's nothing wrong with you cause you're not in a relationship.
  10. Don't be ashamed of the things you enjoy, the music you like. So you like Shawn Mendes, drag queens and The Flash? Good for you, enjoy it.
  11. Things get tough, you know that better than anyone, but things will get better, they always do, just push through it, you'll make it through.
  12. Social. media. does. not. define. you.
  13. If things are getting too tough to handle on your own, tell someone, dont be ashamed to ask for help.
  14. Say yes more.
  15. You'll never make friends if you dont put yourself out there - go to the party, go for a drink, let your walls down.
  16. Its okay to be down, to be sad and to hurt. Let yourself feel, let yourself heal.
  17. It takes time. It takes time to recover, to improve, be patient. 
  18. Go to the concert. Go see that film. Take a trip to the sealife centre. Enjoy yourself.
  19. You're stronger then you give yourself credit for, you've been through a hell of a lot and you made it through the other side. Recovery looks killer on you. 
  20. It's okay not to have it figured out, who does?!
twenty things i learnt before turning twenty
Shirt - H&M
Jeans - ASOS
Flip Flops (I cant believe im wearing flipflops in these pics omfg) - M&S

There was actually about 40 of those i could have added but i decided to stick with the important ones, get personal, reminisce, all that jazz, anyway, twenty here i come!

also these balloons might be cute af but theyre hella difficult to work with omg

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