Before leaving for Hawaii, I stopped by my favorite local boutique (Therapy) to look for a dress for the luau my fiancé booked at Paradise Cove in Oahu. I wanted something bright and colorful but not flowery, since I wore flowery dresses to previous luaus. I ended up getting this fun Burn Out Strapless Tunic by Hot & Delicious ($42.00). I really like the look of turquoise and purple colors together. The dress comes with a matching purple belt, and it also has a built-in bra.
The picture on the left is how it looked after the first wash — it’s hand wash, but I threw it in the washing machine anyway in a bra saver and then hung dry… it survived! You can tuck the end of the belt so it doesn’t flap (like I did at the luau but forgot to do in this picture). The picture on the right shows that the diamond-shaped pattern on the outer turquoise layer of the dress is actually a sheer mesh-like material. The purple that shows up is the lining of the dress.
These pictures are of the sei I made and wore during the luau. Sei is the word for a single flower or cluster of flowers worn in the hair or on the ear. Making a sei is very simple — with a toothpick (or something similar), insert the toothpick through the top flower and then put any additional flowers from the bottom of the toothpick; once done, you can cover the tip of the toothpick with a stigma broken off from one of the flowers. Shown on the right, my fiancé happened to get a picture of me being suckered into doing a hula dance, but at least it had a good view of my sei. LOL
And lastly, here’s a picture of me and Greg — if you click on it, you can get a better view of the makeup I wore to match my dress. Aloha!
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