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TrendyCurvy Travels: Honolulu

June 23, 2019


Outfit Details – Dress: Forever 21 | Earrings: Aldo

I’ve just recently gotten back from a heavenly vacation to Honolulu to celebrate my 32nd birthday. It was everything I wanted and more. It was beautiful, luxurious and self-indulging. As always, here’s a full recap of my trip that includes everything from what I wore, to where I stayed and what activities I did. Hope you enjoy following along my trip!

Even from the plane you can see the beauty of these islands. Hawaii is just breathtaking and absolute paradise.

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Where I Stayed

Since it was my birthday, I decided to splurge a bit on my hotel. If you’ve read my travel recaps before, you know that I typically stay at nice places. Everyone has their thing. For some people it’s designer handbags or shoes. For me, it’s experiences and when I travel, I want to have the best experience possible. This was especially true this time around so I booked a room at the Ritz Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach. I regret nothing, you hear me? Money well spent! The property was gorgeous and there is not a bad room in the entire place.

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The pool area was my favorite place to hang out. I pretty much spent all of my actual birthday there in one of their cabanas.

Outfit Details:

Bathing Suit: Nasty Gal x Tara Lynn (sold out in larger sizes. Similar suit here and here) | Cover up: Forever 21 (only white left in a 3x. Similar black cover up found here) | Hat: Target

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What I did

Honolulu Sunset Cruise

One of  my first activities was a sunset cruise. There are many to choose from but I decided on the Na Hoku II Catamaran. It was a great experience and really has that booze cruise, party feel. It’s unlimited mai tais, wine and beer so you can get your drink on while listening to a primarily hip hop and rap playlist.

Outfit details – Hat: Amazon | Top: ASOS | Skirt: ASOS


Honolulu Luau

I also went to a luau because…when in Hawaii, that’s what you do! I went to my first luau when I went to Maui back in December. Since I was on a different island, I wanted to have a whole new experience. Based on reviews, I selected Chief’s Luau, although there were several great options. The show was phenomenal! The story telling, crowd participation and best of all, the fire knife dance finale was simply amazing. The food was good, not great but nothing that would deter me from going back. Overall, a great experience!

Outfit Details – Dress: Forever 21 | Shoes: Target

North Shore

The North Shore is about an hour outside of the Honolulu/Waikiki area. I was not planning on making the drive but it came highly recommended by several people I came encounter with. And I’m glad I decided to go. Honolulu is very busy and city-like, while the North Shore is much more laid-back. There aren’t any high-rise buildings, designer stores and chain restaurants there. It reminded me of Maui.


Outfit Details – Swim Top: Rebdolls (sold out). Similar Top here | Swim Bottoms: Boohoo | Beach Bag: Walmart | Sunglasses: Aldo

Snorkeling was a must-do so we stopped at Shark’s Cove (named for the rock formations, not the sightings of sharks. Trust me, I asked lol). There were so many fish. I saw schools of probably 100 fish and it was just so exciting to witness. Afterwards, I got poke from the Foodland across the street and shaved iced and had a nice little sunset dinner on the beach. It was perfect.

Outfit Details – Dress: Forever 21

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I am so incredibly blessed to be able to go on getaways such as this. I hope that you all enjoyed following along on my trip and feel free to reach out if you ever decide to vacation there!

Special thanks to my amazing boyfriend for capturing all of these images of me and for making my birthday extra special. Love you!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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  • yaki July 9, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for Sharing such a nice post. love it and subscribed so i will never miss your post.

    • Kristine July 10, 2019 at 11:50 pm

      Thank you!

  • Ashley M July 1, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Love Love LOVE your style!!!!

    • Kristine July 7, 2019 at 8:42 am

      Thank you Ashley!

  • Pashmina Faith July 1, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Kristine,
    This cute, romantic look on you! You are the perfect type for this.

    • Kristine July 1, 2019 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you!

  • Toni June 30, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Hey sis,
    Loved every single detail. You deserved all the splurging. I too loooove making my travels worth every dime. Hey, you work hard, you play harder. Keep celebrating your fabulous life!! Thanks for making us curvy girls look amazing!! xo

    • Kristine July 1, 2019 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much Toni!

  • naisihia June 28, 2019 at 7:52 am

    I love how you create looks and show bigger girls like myself, that you don’t have to be a size 2 to look amazing. You are beautiful. I love reading your posts. Can you tell me what shapewear you are wearing with your dresses.

  • Tonia Morrison June 24, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Girl, Kristine, do the dang thing… are my girl!!! I am ready to do a BBW party.!!

    • Kristine June 24, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks so much Tonia!

  • Dee June 23, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    You looked amazing in every single outfit. Happy belated birthday!

    • Kristine June 23, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks so much Dee!

  • Judy June 23, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Kristine, I have been following you on Instagram, but I am not signed up for Instagram so I could not comment. I loved every minute of your trip. The first dress you posted had me and I would go back every day in anticipation to see what you would come up with next. You never disappointed me. The black dress with the yellow flowers is so gorgeous on you. I went to the website and I had to double check to make sure I was looking at the same dress. You took that dress to a totally different level. Thank you for sharing and I am glad you had a great time.

    • Kristine June 23, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you so much Judy! I’m so happy to hear that you loved my looks and enjoyed following along on my trip. Much love!