Hey, hey Wednesday!
It’s a super-sized post!
First, I have a few new pieces from Cassie’s latest Gibson line launching today and then, it’s PART TWO of our Hawaiian vacation recap!
A few weeks ago, Erika and I shared our podcast episode recapping the entire vacation the we took last March and then let you know we’d be breaking it down on blog recaps throughout the summer too (because pictures really do say a thousand words!). If you missed the podcast, you can listen HERE (we recap the entire vacation) and then if you missed our first recap, check it out HERE.
Today, I’m sharing pics from when we boarded the ship and set sail on our seven night Hawaiian cruise PLUS our first port in gorgeous Maui where we went whale watching…but first…
…Cassie’s latest collection is out today!!! Eeeeeks! I’m so excited for her!! Plus, as always, use promo code SHAY15 for 15% off your order! The first piece I knew I needed to grab and share with you guys was this dress here 🙂 . It comes in several different fun prints and colors, is lined (so no undie lines will show!) and it has pockets. I love a dress with pockets.
I paired it with my turquoise hoops for an extra pop…
…and my clear strappy sandals.
I am 5’3″ and it’s hard to find a long dress I can wear with flat sandals, so I wanted to show you the length of this dress (I am wearing an xs). I could totally wear it with a shorter heel as well!
As much as I love dresses, when it comes to summertime, I’m a t-shirt kind of girl…
Um, look at this cute tee!!! Give me all the blue and white stripes for summer!!
It comes in white too 😉 .
Thanks to Cassie, I’m all fixed up for summer! Everything I shared with you was in an xs.
One last thing, I can’t quit it with my new sandals from J Crew! They come in so many fun colors for summer but this neutral color here spoke right to me.
Congrats, Cassie!!! Another amazing collection!! You can shop every piece (she has so many other cute items right now!) on Gibson’s site. From pants to dresses, skirts and more tops, it’s all gorgeous! So happy, so bright, so adorable! Make sure you check out everything (there are so many!!!) HERE and use promo code SHAY15 for 15% off your order!!! xo
Okay, time to recap PART TWO of our Hawaiian vacation!!
We left off in PART ONE…
…with us finishing off our time in Ko Olina and about to board a cruise ship for a seven night Hawaiian island sailing!
The next morning, we loaded up in a big van and headed off to the cruise terminal to board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America!
We boarded, dropped off our bags and headed straight to lunch. I have my man and my lei 🙂 .
After lunch, we all went straight to the pool to kick off our amazing cruise! Seriously, boarding a cruise ship is one of my VERY favorite things to do!!!
The kids had the best time swimming that afternoon, and we enjoyed the laziness of the day.
After swimming, we all got cleaned up and watched the ship leave the port of Honolulu. After that, it was time for dinner!
I love a fun dinner on board a ship with my bestie and our fams! We ate, we went to the nightly entertainment, we laughed a ton and then…
…we slept hard.
When we woke up the next morning, we were in Maui! We were super pumped because on this day, we had an excursion through Norwegian to head visit the town of Lahaina and go whale watching! If you haven’t listened to our podcast, you should as we go into great detail about this day. IT WAS OUR FAVORITE!!!! Seriously, when I looked back (15 months later) on this trip, this day in particular stands out as our very favorite.
Here we are on board our ship about to disembark and head off for our tour. This is Instagram life…
…and this is real life. Hahahahaha! #somanykids
The cruise line had shuttle buses lined up to take us from the ship into town…
…oh Lahaina, I love you! I’ve been to this town many, many times and when I think of Hawaii, it’s always the first place that comes to mind. Before our whale watching excursion, we had time to look around.
Besties with matching Hawaiian flower necklaces…
…and besties with matching Hawaiian baseball caps.
Tab and Erika said he didn’t need a ukulele. His smile told me that he did. He played it the entire trip! (Side note: a ukulele is much more enjoyable when it’s not being played by your own child in your own cruise cabin. bahahaha!)
We were so excited when it was time to board the boat for whale watching!! (Again, you should listen to the podcast!)
All aboard! Time to check out the whales!
This tour was only about two hours but we saw SO MANY WHALES!!!!!
I’ll post videos on Stories today so you can see up close, but we were blown away by the number of whales we saw that time of year!
I seriously think I have over 100 pictures and videos of whales on my phone from that day…but I won’t post them all 😉 .
It was a great day for whale watching with your bestie!
This was seriously an excursion we’ll never forget.
When we got back on land, the 12 of us headed over to Lahaina Fish Co for a DELICIOUS lunch!
Our table wasn’t noisy at all.
We finished the day with a bit more shopping and then some ice cream.
It was a magical day in Maui.
We headed back to the ship that evening and got dressed for dinner.
We were all still having a whale of a good time 😉 .
Being on a cruise ship is magical, friends.
That night, the ship stayed in port, so we woke up the next morning still…
…docked in Maui! We decided that since the day before was such a BIG day, we would use this day as our “enjoy the ship day”. We stayed by the pool and relaxed all day long.
I love that as I’m taking this pic of Andrew and his girl, you also see Tab tickling his girl in the background.
You know it’s a good day when you’re too busy enjoying it to take a lot of pics.
I do think Britt at dinner though does sum us all up ;).
That’s PART 2! Next week, we’re sharing PART 3!
Erika also blogged our trip today too, so make sure you hop on over to her blog to check it out!
In the meantime, I have to get busy booking more magical Mix and Match Travel Agency vacations! It’s been fun reminiscing with you. See you tomorrow! xx