Bougainvillea & Bow Ties

     What a week it has been!  I have been traveling with my boyfriend and family all over the big island of Hawaii and have not had phone or internet for most of it.  It was nice to take a little break from all of the usual technology that fills my every day life.  I will be sharing some pictures of my adventures here in the following week.  We leave tomorrow, and I am completely dreading it.  Not even a small part of me is excited to return to Colorado in the middle of winter!
      These pictures were taken right outside of our apartment in Kailua-Kona.  I am in love with all of the Bougainvillea (umm, hardest word to spell EVER) bushes with brightly colored flowers in bloom all over which inspired this outfit.  To get the hairstyle, I put my hair in a high pony tail, then braided it and wrapped it around, pinning it in place with bobby pins.  Super easy but keeps the hair off my neck in this hot weather.  As for the bow tie, it is a vintage scarf I folded over and tied in a bow under the collar of my blouse.  Yes, I understand that I resemble a clown with my bright colors, polka dots, and bow tie, but who cares! I am on vacation.  


 Outfit Details:
Shoes: thrifted
Blouse: vintage/ thrifted
Shorts: Sears
Pin: vintage/ gift
Scarf (tied in bow tie): vintage/ thrifted

     I am off to make the most of my last full day here! Anyone know of any environmental jobs in Hawai'i where I could start tomorrow? I may even be willing to sling burgers for the rest of my life if it meant staying in paradise, and thats coming from a vegetarian!

Happy Friday!
xo Hannah


  1. Cute top!



  2. oh dear love your shirt! and the braid too!

  3. Oh my goodness, so adorable. Fun and warm! xx

  4. I really love this outfit! The daring combination of polka-dots and bright colours really just works. Good job :) Also, if I were you, I'd never want to leave either it looks to magical there!

  5. Sounds like so much fun! Love your pictures!


  6. Wow, super cute outfit!!:D The colours look beautiful!

    Stop by some time:D


    Mia's Little Corner

  7. This is so cute! I love the two bright colors together!

    xo jennifer


  8. So cute, Hannah! I love that you made your own bow tie blouse. Bright colors! What better way to dress in Hawaii?

  9. Glad you had such a fantastic time in Hawaii. I think I would definitely put up with slinging burgers if it meant staying there forever.

    I must say...this is one gorgeous summer outfit. The color palette is brilliant and so is that little bow tie. Love the hair as well:)

  10. Cute outfit. I love the way you've done your hair.

  11. I love the yellow and orange!! And your hair looks adorable! these pictures and look make me want to go somewhere tropic!


  12. Love the fabulous colour combo! Very inspiring for spring!

  13. you look so fun in all those bright colors, def not like a clown!! love the orange & yellow together. we have tons of boganvilla here in Phx (& is one of our fav plants) but I've never seen all those diff colors, so pretty.