Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Babymoon in Maui at 32 Weeks

At 32 weeks pregnant, I spent a quick 4 days on the beautiful island of Maui as our last vacation before the arrival of our baby girl.  Dr. S and I would have loved to spend a full week there, but our work schedules wouldn't quite allow for it.  Normally our vacations are much more action-packed, and had we ventured to Maui minus the large baby bump, we would have been hiking to waterfalls along the road to Hana and trekking up Haleakala.  This time around, we spent our time relaxing by the beach and pool, soaking in the sun and delicious food.

I wore this dress to a sunset dinner at Merriman's in Kapalua, in the northwest part of the island.  When shopping for maxi dresses while pregnant, I've found that empire waist styles are the most flattering, as they are tightest at the slimmest part of your body.  This non-maternity dress was loose flowing without a defined waistline, so I simply added a braided belt to create my own empire waist.  Braided belts allow you to widen the width as your belly grows, and I can wear it post-pregnancy just as easily.

I'm enjoying my virgin mojito at Merriman's.  Dr. S' mai tai was awesome as well (so he says!).  We highly recommend the macadamia nut crusted monchong (a local white fish), pan roasted diver scallops, and the crunchy Waialua molten chocolate purse.

Floral print maxi dress: Clover Canyon (similar here).  Belt: Anthropologie 'Dual Braid Belt.'  Assorted bracelets: Madewell, Vita Fede 'Gold Mini Titan Bracelet', and gifts from Mom.  Silver flip flops: Tkees.

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