Maui Morange

top: madewell {on sale!} | shorts: old navy | flippies: havaianas via flip flop shops slc c/o | bag: madewell | sunnies: ray-ban | necklace: madewell {currently my fave!} | bracelets: madewell, stella&dot | lips: ‘morange’ by mac
When I was in college, I had always wanted to move to California to live on (or near) the beach. My friends and I used to plan out how we would make it happen, “Next summer, for sure!” That was about the extent of it. I think we knew in the back of our minds that finishing school was the better priority. But, after getting my associates degree, I took a semester off of school and moved out to Illinois with my sister who was in med school at the time (it was January–the absolute worst time to move to the mid-west–and freezing cold). By the time April came around, I was desperate for a warmer climate, and applied for an internship with a company that (if I landed the job) would send me to someplace tropical to manage one of their retail stores. Long story short, I was soon packing my bags for Maui and was lucky enough to call the island my home for four blissful months.

One of the reasons I love being a brand ambassador for Flip Flop Shops SLC is that I get to relive my former beach life every time I style a pair of flip flops. This month, I was lucky enough to be in Maui for the shoot so I pulled together an outfit that I would have worn while I lived there: flippies, swimsuit and jean shorts on the regular.

Also, I didn’t wear much lipstick back then, but I will say this “morange” color by Mac is my absolute new favorite and a great change (for the change of seasons) from my typical ‘st germain’ (pink) or ‘russian red’.

Do you have a favorite place to wear your flip flops?

Special thanks to Flip Flop Shops for sponsoring this post.



  1. Natali says:

    Beautiful top and fantastic tote! You look so pretty in this laid back outfit.

    Posted September 22, 2014 | Reply
  2. Love this look! I have never been to Hawaii but it is definitely on my list!

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    Posted September 22, 2014 | Reply
  3. This is a perfect outfit for the warmer climate.


    Posted September 22, 2014 | Reply
  4. I just love that leather Madewell bag – perfectly paired with those cuffed shorts x

    Posted September 22, 2014 | Reply
  5. i love wearing my flip flops on the beach, still get to feel the sand between my toes without the burning effect of the sun and sand haha

    Posted September 22, 2014 | Reply
  6. Meg Cady says:

    A. The cut of that top is perfection!
    B. I could use a four month tropical vaycay 🙂

    Posted September 22, 2014 | Reply
  7. That necklace is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Posted September 22, 2014 | Reply
  8. I love the detail of that knotted drop necklace. I think I need it. Ha

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    Posted September 22, 2014 | Reply
  9. Stunning outfit!
    Love those shorts!
    -Adrienne. xo

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    Posted September 22, 2014 | Reply
  10. Sheila says:

    Great look!!

    xo – Sheila

    Posted September 23, 2014 | Reply