It’s a two-sie!
For some reason I adore two-piece sets, and this MARA HOFFMAN crotchet is high on my list. I packed mostly loose fitting dresses on this Hawaii vacation, so this outfit gave me some variety while also still being very comfortable and easy to wear.
MARA HOFFMAN top: shop here // MARA HOFFMAN bottoms: shop here and here // ANTHROPOLOGIE druzzy earrings: shop here // CLARE V. round tote: shop here // REBECCA MINKOFF studded sandals: shop here // DUOCCE lip stain in ‘Poppin Cherry’ : shop here
I usually bust out my bright, printed dresses and tops when heading to a tropical destination, but this set has an equally ‘beachy’ and ‘vacation’ vibe. The entire piece(s) is beautifully crocheted and hangs nicely on your body. One thing that often deters me from purchasing and wearing sets is it’s difficult to have both pieces fit you well and also work with each other nicely; the last thing you want to be doing on vacation after sitting in the sun all day is worrying about your top falling down or your dress being uncomfortable. But this duo hangs nicely on top and the high-waisted pants aren’t suffocating around the waist and hang loosely around the leg. Comfy!
(^how stunning are these Anthropologie earrings?? Very reasonably priced and come in a couple colors…even prettier in person!)
If you’re going to the beach, you need a straw tote. Why? Because they don’t get ruined by sand, they’re flexible enough to jam your towel, suit, snacks and books in, and because it’s the perfect excuse to get another bag ;)! This one by CLARE V. is unique in that it’s circular and although is a medium size, can fit just about anything you would need in there. While it does look pretty structured in photos, it is very flexible and will only look structured when fairly full.
I wore this cute crotched two-sie during the day, and did an easy change into this peach, maxi dress from FREE PEOPLE for dinner in the evening. This maxi is so comfortable and has some cute hardware on the ends of each tie. This color isn’t seen all that often (which is why I was drawn to it) but looks great against sun kissed skin and peachy gloss.
I’ll be sharing a few more of my Hawaii outfits soon so stay tuned! My two go-to online shops when looking for beach vacation outfits are FreePeople.com and Shopbop.com. Head over if you’re shopping for your next beach getaway, or circle back here when I do my ‘Beach Vacation Outfit Roundup’ where I give a quick snapshot of everything I brought on this trip. To shop two of my other looks, head to my posts here and here as well!