I blame my university's excessive palm tree population. I guess I can also blame the city of Los Angeles. Warm days with ocean breezes and the sun shining between rows of leafy palms have put me in a Hawaiian state of mind since last August.
I love Hawaii. I've only been to Maui, but so many summers spent there has me close to calling it a home away from home. I am immediately at peace when the humid air touches my face. The sweet smell of Plumeria (my favorite flower), sunscreen, and salt is something I wish I could bottle up and wear everyday. The anticipation of long, relaxing days by the pool and beach brings the biggest smile to my face, as do long nights watching the sunset and walking along the beach. I can't get Hawaii off my mind, so here's to hoping I can go back soon!
In the meantime, I want to incorporate Hawaiian prints into my wardrobe. These items aren't too Lilo (from Disney's Lilo and Stitch), but can be worn to make up for a lack of days sans fruit drinks and a sandy beach.