Island Girl

posted by on 2013.11.30, under Chriselle Inc., Outfit Of The Day, Outfits
















Photography by Jana Williams

As i’m back in drizzly California bundled up in my oversized knit sweater, it’s hard to believe that I was wearing this tropical outfit in Hawaii just a few days ago.

My childhood best friend of 16  years got married on the gorgeous island of Oahu, and a group of us decided to make an extended vacation out of it. In lieu of staying at your typical hotel/resort, we rented out an exquisite estate/ house in the North Shore, an hour away from the city. When in Hawaii I usually stay in the more “touristy” area of Waikiki, so it was a nice shift to be tucked away in a more quiet & solitary location. Besides this outfit, I spent all weekend in flip flops , bikinis, & cut off shorts.  Morning coffee by the beach was a necessity, daily coconut runs were a must , and midday swims became routine….I was getting used to the island life.

As I was getting acclimated to the island pace of life, I also found myself having difficulties to “dress up”. I mean, why would I need to throw on a pair of heels when I have my flip flops, and a  skirt when I have my cut off shorts, right? But  there was certainly no way I was going to be present at the  rehearsal/welcome dinner in my bikini and floppy hat.  So I ended up  styling my white halter dress into a top by layering a tropical skirt over it.  I packed very minimally on this trip, which gave me all the reason to find multiple ways of wearing the pieces that I brought. Although I’m back here on the mainland, I find myself  constantly in and out of my island daze. I definitely left my heart in Hawaii.


P.S Hope you all had a lovely thanksgiving, and if your like me i’ll be spending the rest of the weekend shopping…in bed. Make sure to check out all the insane weekend sales HERE.


 Skirt- Cameo (similar one HERE )

Top- (originally a dress) Keepsake (in blue)

Cuff- LUV AJ

Rings- Melinda Maria Designs  & Alexa Leigh (similar HERE)

Shoes- Manolo Blahnik (in Black)

Purse- Chanel Cambon Tote Bag



love your hair do! i have short hair too and have been searching for ways to style it differently.

jules ( December 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM )

All these accessories are fabulous!

Tra Mi ( December 7, 2013 at 1:50 AM )

So pretty I love it! I miss Hawaii myself I definitely want to get away from the tourist areas and visit the northern shores :)

Phuong P ( December 2, 2013 at 12:41 AM )

    It’s a must! Hope you get the chance to do so!

    Chriselle ( December 2, 2013 at 10:31 AM )
monkeyshines ( December 1, 2013 at 3:49 PM )

Love the skirt! It’s so adorable <3
xx, Claire

Claire ( November 30, 2013 at 5:47 PM )

This outfit is so perfect. I’m in love with the bag, the colour is gorgeous & I love the skirt, Finders Keepers, Keepsake & Cameo have the most amazing prints!

The Fashann Monster

The Fashann Monster ( November 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM )

    I agree they have some great pieces!

    Chriselle ( December 2, 2013 at 10:31 AM )

You look absolutely gorgeous, Chriselle! I love your skirt! x

Jeline ( November 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM )

Totally adoring this!

irene laura ( November 30, 2013 at 1:06 PM )

Aloha Island girl! I had a couple of friends at the same wedding! Small world!
Love this skirt, it’s very tropical and apropos! You look beautiful!


Eye Like Fashion ( November 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM )

    no way! Very small world!

    Chriselle ( December 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM )

gorgeous! the collar to that top is amazing, and love the pretty, bright print on the skirt.

Valerie | Lily on Fillmore ( November 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM )

    I’ve never seen something like this before either, the collar is very unique!

    Chriselle ( December 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM )

Amazing outfit! You look chic.

Tahirah D ( November 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM )

So fresh looking, love the embellished collar! XO

Marija ( November 30, 2013 at 9:46 AM )

I love your bag!

Fashion Snag ( November 30, 2013 at 9:17 AM )

Gorgeous! The photos are stunning and the outfit is the perfect combination between girly, classic and simple with edgy, stylish, fashion forward and chic :)

Thanks for sharing! :)

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Renate ( November 30, 2013 at 8:27 AM )

That place seems amazing!! such beautiful photos! makes me wanna be there :), about your look, the skirt looks great! is so like summer and tropical places!


Valeria ( November 30, 2013 at 5:27 AM )

This place looks wonderful and so does your outfit! Great look, Chriselle! :)

andreavytlacilova ( November 30, 2013 at 5:21 AM )

That outfit is stunning! especially the skirt. ♥

* b l o g .

Valeria Mary ( November 30, 2013 at 4:28 AM )

Your bag is unbelievable!! Totally want it!! Looks so beautiful where you are. x

Jessica Rose ( November 30, 2013 at 3:24 AM )

That top and skirt make such a lovely dress!


TERESA ( November 30, 2013 at 3:12 AM )

Your look so gorgeous, love and superb bag.
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FREED MODE ( November 30, 2013 at 3:05 AM )

Amazing look baby! I love flowers print!
Happy week end!

Viky ( November 30, 2013 at 3:04 AM )

Love this outfit!
I’ve always wanted to visit Hawaii, it sounds gorgeous! x

Runway Ribbons ( November 30, 2013 at 3:03 AM )

Beautiful skirt! Thanks for summer inspiration!

Jul ( November 30, 2013 at 3:03 AM )
QueenLina ( November 30, 2013 at 2:58 AM )

When denim merges with Chanel, casual means romantic and chic

fashmongers ( November 30, 2013 at 2:40 AM )


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