I brought this little red MLM dress with me to Maui to bring a bit of holiday spirit to our tropical Christmas. I didn’t mind substituting fireplaces and cold weather with palm trees and sunshine one bit. We were still with family, which is what makes the holidays so special in the first place, so it didn’t matter where we were. We woke up on Christmas morning and walked down to the Andaz for their amazing breakfast buffet to fill our bellies before opening gifts. Thomas and I stayed at the Andaz the previous year and loved it, especially the food! The restaurant there is wonderful and a great spot to grab drinks and dinner whether you’re staying there or not.
We spent the rest of our day on the beach, only leaving for a piña colada break in the afternoon. Bare faced and bronzed from the sun, it couldn’t have been a better day. This trip was the first time I think I’ve actually relaxed on a beach and read for longer than 20 minutes. It was pure heaven! (For those of you interested, I read and finished The Fortune Hunter and loved it!)
There seemed to be a theme with my packing for this trip: off the shoulder tops and dresses (see also here and here). I wore this dress all day- from brunch to beach to dinner. This red color is currently sold out, but it comes in black and blue gingham as well as top versions here and here. I’ve also found a few more affordable off the shoulder options for any warm weather destinations- this gauzy white set for under $110, this dusty rose top under $55 and this mint dress under $80. This striped dress, this blue and white one and this colorful maxi are also a few of my favorite pieces out right now.