Hawaii Recap - Part I

Greetings Fashion Pad Readers,

Happy Monday good people. I'm actually doing this post from work so er umm......let me just jump right in, LOL!. As most of you know, I took my mother on a surprise birthday trip to the island of Oahu a couple of weeks ago. Needless to say, she and I, had an amazing time. For the next couple of days, I'm going to chronicle our trip. I promise you it won't be boring and of course I will be witty....at least in my mind, LOL. The pictures speak for themselves ;-)

This was the view from our hotel.....freakin GORGEOUS!!!

My mother talked so much junk about having to be my personal photographer for the trip. LOL. She wanted the focus to be on her clearly. SMH!

And here's the happy birthday girl....my mommy Annette! LOVE you pookie!

So you know our first day was filled with shopping, LOL. This marketplace was so full of stuff I was literally overwhelmed....me....overwhelmed with shopping options.....HAAA!

The wind tunnel in Waikiki is ridiculous!!!

FYI....there are truly no beaches on the island. According to our guide, they ship sand in from Australia and California. The island is surrounded by coral reefs so that's basically what you're gonna see on the shoreline.

I had to pull the hair back because it was whipping all around my face, lol.

Sunglasses - Chloe
Earrings and Top - Forever 21
Shorts - Hudson Jeans
Bracelets - Giorgia Armani
Sandals - Sam Edelman

These folks were swimming in a very dangerous location. The only thing that saves them from being pounded by the waves are the natural breaks that occur.

This is my absolute favorite scenic photo.....of the day. I couldn't really decide between about 20 of them, LOL.

Ring - Street vendor in NY

Part of Diamon Head Crater in the background.

More pics to come.....it's so hard to only show a fraction of what we saw. Wish I could share everything!!!



Unknown said…
It looks AMAZING!!! I am sure you and mommy had a great time, you both look great!!

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Unknown said…
How nice of you and beautiful photos. Now I see from where all of your fabulousness come from! Your mom is beautiful. Great post and thanks for sharing!
Ticka said…
Hi Ms. Annette!! =D Love the pictures! Sounds like you ladies had a blast!
Wow! What a beautiful time!!! You and your mom look so lovely! Girl...I know your name is Shanequa and I have no freakin' clue why I types D....Im trippin! LOL!
Latoya Sashay said…
Beautiful photos!!! :)
Style4Curves said…
Tavia Mac said…
Love the pics...nice to spend time with Ma Dukes. That pic where you said you ahd to pull your hair back...the one of you standing on a bridge with the ocean as your back drop is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Marcela Gmd said…
Wow great photos!!! your mom is beautiful!!!
Have a good week!

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥
Bonnie said…
Hawaii looks beautiful! What a fun vacation. You had a great view.

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You look so much like your mom, incredible!!!
Unknown said…
Happy B'day to your mom! can see you guys had an amazing time & your photos are beautiful!
Mai Musings said…
In the 1st pic of your mom, I can see where you get it from. Same pose and all. Looks so beautiful and serene. Your top is really pretty.
Sada said…
Just gorgeous!! I do love the islands!! Great photos and Happy Birthday to your mom. I can see where you get your gorgeousness!!! Lovely post!
ps. LOVE the floaty F21 top!

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Unknown said…
Gorgeous photos and your mom is so pretty.

<3 Marina
Great impressions; so lovely <3. Thank you for sharing.

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HeelsNposes said…
Looks like fun, it must have been hard leaving. Love your top! ;=)

xoxo (till next time)
LA Lynn's said…
LOVE your TOP!!!!! I can't wait to get to HAWAII *Fingers crossed* One dayyyyyyy... lol