Well, OK, there won't be pompano in Hawaii, but there's not a lot in Florida these days either.
We plan to spend about a week on Maui and then a few days in Honolulu. Local sources tell me that the islands are very informal and that I will need very little by way of clothing. The last time someone told me I wouldn't need clothes, I was on my way to Cambodia and Thailand and was told that all you need is sandals, a sarong and a little underwear. Good thing I didn't believe her, because we wound up at a black tie event and another reception where a sarong and flip-flops would have been seriously out of place.
So obviously I'm bringing beach stuff and shorts and tanks and tees, ample supply of all of that because I believe that nothing spoils a relaxing day like knowing you have to do laundry before you go out to dinner. And I'm bringing some of my J.Crew stuff, like that very lightweight long cotton flowered skirt with drawstring - I don't remember its name, hope its feelings won't be hurt . This one -- oh, right, Flora?
and the slicker:
and a bunch of shoes that I'm sure some of my readers will recognize:
I found a perfect shirt in this print at the Crewlet that's not far from Flintstone Manor
and I think I'll love it with pale pink chinos.
Remember a long dress in a very soft cotton fabric, dippy back, this print?
It turned up while I was hunting for something else, I may bring it along.
These are my favorite short shorts, they're from Target! All cotton, beautifully made.
And this is a quite elderly Ralph Lauren tee which just looks Hawaiian to me:
Hats, sunscreen, must remember to put powerful sunscreen on backs of hands.
Himself is going crazy looking for tees and polo shirts that look respectable, he's very cruel to his summer things. It doesn't matter in Key West, the more you look like a bum the better treatment you get, in fact, but Maui? we'll see.