Winter's Cold Is Too Much To Handle

The cool clime of Washington is too much for me...so I'm flying to Hawaii! Okay, so I'm not expecting anything under the Christmas tree this year, but I hardly care because my gift is my family meeting up on Oahu. My father will be back from down-range for his R&R and we're all heading to Honolulu. I graduated from high school in Hawaii, so I'm really looking forward to visiting my favorite old haunts.

Today is the day of my flight and I couldn't be more excited. Sunny skies, warm sands, and family; here I come!
Before I jet away to paradise, here is my last outfit shot in dreary, cold Washington...I've been wanting to do a shoot with twinkle lights forever. And let me just say, it was far harder to wrap myself in twinkle lights and run back and forth for the self-timer than I had anticipated...Gus (the dog) complicated things by barking at me. Concepts like these always work out far better in my head.
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Outfit details: dress- vintage, tights- Walmart, shoes- Rosegold via Gilt

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157 comments:

  1. wow that loks amazing! ecspecially the last one.
    sophie
    xoxo

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  2. beautiful beautiful! love the one where the lights twirled around you like a xmas tree.

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  3. Oh, Rebecca. These are lovely. The one with lights in your hair--you look like a futuristic Madonna painting.

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas in Hawaii!

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  4. I love this! So beautiful!

    Have a great time in Hawaii - I can't think of anything better I'd want for Christmas!

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  5. Well, even if you had trouble Rebecca (and LOL I so relate, I get impatient running to the self-timer even during daylight ;)), your pictures came out fantastic in my opinion! :) Love Gus wrapped in lights too!

    Have a lovely vacation down in HI!!

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  6. I love these--so magical, especially the last one. Beautiful!

    xx

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  7. This has to be one of the most amazing posts I have ever seen!!! Awesome! Have a great time with your family.

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  8. i like the idea and the photos turned out great!must have been a little warm with all those little lights...

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  9. Haha =D I can imagine the scene with your dog running after you and the lights!! =D
    It's not so easy to take photos alone!
    But it's really beautiful photos, nice effects!!! And this dress is so cute!
    Haaaa you are so lucky to go to Hawaï booooouh T__T
    I'm jealous!!! I hope you will bring a lot of photos ^^
    Enjoy your holydays!
    Kisses from Paris,
    Pandore

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  10. Oh you're making me jealous! I wish i could go to hawaii with you! My sister is going to australia during the christmas holiday so she can lay down in her bikini too and sing "all i want for christmas" haha, well i'm used to rainy christmas (no white christmas in the netherlands). The pictures are amazing, love the one where you're lying on the coutch. Nice effect!

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  11. Well, the pictures turned out fantastic. I especially love the one of Gus, and the one with your twinkle light halo. Very angelic.

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  12. This is such a cool idea and the pictures came out great! Have a fun time in Hawaii, i wish i was going too!!

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  13. Awesome pictures!! Love the twinkle lights idea! And let me just say I'm so jealous that you're going to Hawaii!!! It's like 20 degrees here and snowing and oh so cold. Have a fantastic time in Hawaii :)
    xoxo-Tiffany-http://imashoewhore.blogspot.com

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  14. Awww... gus looks stoked to be wrapped up in twinkle lights.
    I think they came out well, very pretty.

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  15. Oh I've always wanted to take pictures with fairy lights as well!! Your pictures turned out so perfectly!!

    Hope you have fun in Hawaii!!

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  16. I always imagine that if I ever got to spend Christmas in the sun, I would find it too strange. It's traditional for it to be cold at Christmas!!

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  17. Wow. These shots are AWESOME. Love the second one down.

    Enjoy Hawaii! That's definitely a good place to spend dreary winter days.

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  18. I love this. Playing with Christmas lights = best thing ever. Also, I'm coveting your red velvet vintage dress. Velvet is my favourite material...I'd do anything for a deep green velvet dress with an empire waist.

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  19. cool outfit! Have a great time Hawaii, I love that place. We'll definitely miss you!

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  20. love this shoot! so christmas-y! :) have fun in hawaii. you're so lucky!

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  21. I've always wanted to do a shoot like this! these came out so great!

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  22. have fun in HI! looking forward to the photos. and these current photos are amazing, so fun and festive!

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  23. what a lucky girl!!! enjoy your warm weather in Hawaii!!! Can't to go back to my lovely Florida!!!

    Have fun!!
    xoxo

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  24. Beautiful pictures. :) xxx Camilla

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  25. wow youre goin to hawaii for xmas?? how freakiin cool and movie like is that? :)
    i loovoe this dress, you remind me of a littl ehiliday doll in it!

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  26. have fun! i'm so glad you get to be with your dad on christmas!

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  27. Gorgeous photos Rebecca! That dress looks just perfect too. Very jealous at the mere mention of Hawaii, England is so cold, wet and miserable!

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  28. Winter in Hawaii sound amazing! :) Have Fun!

    Great work with the Christmas light! Super adorable Holiday theme photograph! I love your red and gold trim dress!

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

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  29. Winter in washington? Try winter in England and YOU WILL FEEL COLDER :/ have a wicked time in Hawaii though, one of my dream places to go!
    mmmm :) the last photo, are you moving them about to get that effect?
    x

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  30. i love the photos! they are very fun and your dress is adorable.
    i hope you have a wonderful time in hawaii. do a hula dance for me :)

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  31. I love the 2nd, the 6th, and the 8th. My tripod is coming in tomorrow, and I'm really excited to be able to take self-portraits finally. Hopefully they'll be as good as these!

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  32. love the sixth pictures. It's so Christmas-like

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  33. What a great idea to take photos with those christmaslights!
    I love this outfit! The gold goes great with the red! Love that dress!

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  34. the last picture is gorgeous, and I love that dress with all my heart

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  35. did you do everything by yourself, alone, only with the self-timer? Well, you're amazing, it's hard to bring pictures into focus with so little light ... you are great!

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  36. AH! I'm so jealous that you get to escape to Hawaii! Meanwhile, I'll hold down the Washington scene.. it better not start snowing yet.. haha In other news, I really love your belt/the belt on the dress. I think this is a fabulous holiday-esque look (and not just because you are draped in lights!). Your's is one of my favorite fashion blogs to read.

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  37. great pics! i love the dress! i need a holiday fete to get dressed up for!

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  38. did you go to the same school as barack obama? i know this is a stupid question but an old colleague of mine was from hawaii and went to school with barack obama! hehe. these photos are lovely, fairy lights shouldn't be just for christmas

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  39. I LOVE these shots. Very creative and magical.

    Have fun in sunny Hawaii!

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  40. How lucky you are going to Hawaii!
    I like the light in these pictures!

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  41. awww you look so cute! hahah these pictures are so gorgeous! very creative wrapping yourself in lights. and wow didnt think you were the west coast type but thats great. hope you have a grand time.

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  42. These are wonderful! My dog gets in the way of everything too :)
    Keep up the good work, and have a great time in Hawaii!

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  43. A Rebecca Christmas tree! Have a warm, wonderful time in Hawaii!!

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  44. I love the pictures and the concept, with the lights and everything! It's so cool! If I ever did that, I know I'd get myself all tangled up and wouldn't be able to get out of it :) Hope you have fun in Hawaii! I'm super jealous! Mele Kalikimaka!

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  45. these are so pretty! hope you have a lovely Christmas in Hawaii!
    xo

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  46. These pictures are totally lovely !

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  47. I am without words. This is lovely and very spirited (so I guess I am not entirely without words then)

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  48. these photos are so great! I was thinking of doing this too, but I forgot and now my Christmas lights are all attached to something.
    but I especially love the one of you with the lights around your head, and the one of you standing is way awesome.

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  49. R these photos are so FABULOUS! i love the idea, and they came out brilliantly. it does not hurt that you are wearing my fav velvet dress along with the pretty lights. also, i am dying at the photo of Gus wrapped in lights- he doesn't look so sure about it. i hope you have a good flight, and post lots of photos of hawaii! ~joelle

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  50. Your dress is amazing, i love the pics!

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  51. maybe it wasn't easy, but it was worth it! those shots are so cool looking!

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  52. how exciting is it that you get to go to Hawaii?! I hope you take lots of pictures. Gus looks adorable!
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  53. Love to watch your creativity grow. These are amazing!

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  54. Although those lights may have provided some difficulties... SO WORTH IT. ♥

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  55. I'm so jealous that you're going to Hawaii for Christmas! I went to Honolulu for my honeymoon this year-- such a wonderful, scenic area, and we wished we could've stayed longer than a week. We had major fun going to the Polynesian Cultural Center and parasailing. Did you grow up on Oahu?

    Beautiful photos, as always! - JoAnn

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  56. Lovely photos!
    I hope you have a grand time with your family!

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  57. woah, i'm leaving the other washington (DC) for honolulu in two weeks! have fun, and merry christmas!

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  58. Ooooh Hawaii...have a great stay there!
    The twinkle light photos look awesome, I especially like the one where you wrapped it around your head :)

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  59. Oh, these photos are pure magic! Hope you have a fantastic time in Hawaii! I am flying to Japan to meet my family. I always think the best present is always time with family...priceless :)
    xx

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  60. Rebecca, these are seriously the prettiest pictures I've ever seen! Your dress is so beautiful, I've been wanting a dress like that for so long. The lights came out perfectly! I also was inspired by your perfect photos to buy a little tripod for my dumb canon powershot camera (to tide me over until I get a better camera and tripod.) I'm looking forward to having COMPLETE control over my photos (sorry if that sounds demonic.)

    Take tons of photos in Hawaii--it sounds like a dream vacation.

    love Jenny

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  61. Hey Rebecca,
    those pictures are just sooo amazing. I am again fascinated!
    Have a great time in Hawaii!
    Regards
    Nathalie

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  62. these are beautiful! I absolutely love that dress. have fun on your vaca! :)

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  63. Wow! These photos are STUNNING. I'd love to attempt this myself but know for a fact I'd end up in a pile on the floor. Beautiful dress.
    Jen xx

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  64. These pictures are definitely worth the effort, they are stunning!
    Have fun in Hawaii you lucky thing!

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  65. The pictures are amazing. They are almost magical and you look quite fairylike.

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  66. that's sounds great!!! Enjoy hawaii!
    Love your photos, xmas lights always looks beautifull.
    Thanks for your comment, you're right, after took just "selfportraits", I feel uncomfortable when someone else took my pictures.
    Kisses!

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  67. Hey Rebecca!! That's so exciting!! If you're here this week, we should definitely meet up!! My birthday is tomorow and I will be driving around town with my bf so if you're in the city, let's meet! :-) xoxoxoxo

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  68. i love the one where you can see all the lights in your hair, it's so pretty, I can't wait to get my christmas lights out.

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  69. Love these photos! What a wonderful idea!!

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  70. As I type this my fingertips are frozen! Have a great time.

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  71. These are stunning. The lights are so beautiful. I just did a whole post about how much I love Christmas lights, actually!

    And oh my goodness, have an incredible time in Hawaii and take plenty of photos (though I'm sure I don't need to tell you that)!

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  72. I dunno, I think the lights turned out pretty darn stellar.

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  73. The pictures are stunning! I love the look of Christmas lights, and you've captured it really well in these photos. Great look!

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  74. the concept was really good and it came out really good too! I love your dress too (:

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  75. I love this post! it's magic ... thank you!

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  76. these are beautiful, you look like a very pretty christmas tree :D
    xx

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  77. That's so beautiful,
    all those light against that dress and belt.
    xo D.

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  78. i think the photos turned out fantastic!! :) they look just like an editorial or something...

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  79. I saw these pictures when you put them up on Flickr and was totally wowed. I'm glad you did a post with these photos. My best friend in high school did his senior picture wrapped up in Christmas lights, so I'm especially fond of this idea.

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  80. These photos are luminously beautiful (no pun intended). The halo of light is so beautiful. Excellent post!

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  81. Wow! Awesome!
    Your dress is lovely.
    xo

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  82. It was 18 degrees this morning. 18!!!

    Lucky girl, flying off to Hawaii...

    Lovelovelove the Christmas lights!

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  83. These pictures are fantastic! You consistently impress me. Have fun in Hawaii!

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  84. i'm jealous! i wish i could be somewhere warm this winter! anyways, have fun in hawaii. can't wait to see photos of your visit ^^

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  85. lucky girl! i just came back from hong kong and my body is having serious trouble adjusting to the cold. Happy vacationing in hawaii, i have my answers coming back to you in email :)

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  86. These pics turned out fab! I love the effect!

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  87. Gorgeous!

    Aw, enjoy your Hawaiian vacation :)

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  88. BEAUTIFUL photos- and I love Gus in the Christmas lights.

    I love Hawaii, and have been dying to go back ever since I was there four years ago. Have fun, you lucky, pretty little thing you!

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  89. gosh your so glamour! your dog looks just as hott on light up with fairy lights!

    love your boots
    keep the photos coming!

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  90. this is definitely new for me !
    never thought xmas lights would look good as cute accesorries ! but probably only you can pull it off . haha..
    i love ur red dress very much ! it looks sooo festive :D
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  91. I love the first photo..you're so lovely!

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  92. these are adorable. I've been trying to take pictures with similar lighting/twinkle lights but have not yet been successful!

    PS: have a great time in Hawaii! I'm a bit jealous.

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  93. gorgeous as always darling
    love it, great inspiration
    thanks for sharing
    and thanks for the sweet comments

    -cma
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  94. Wonderful!! Have an amazing time in Oahu!!!

    Love the lights wrapped around your dress and in your hair!! So lovely.

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  95. you're like a human christmas tree :) i especially love the second and last pictures. that dress is so perfect for the holidays.

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  96. I love the pics! :)

    I live on Oahu and it is a lovely 79 degrees right now. I hope you have a great vacation here!

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  97. Haha. You are so creative. I love it. The lying on the couch one is my favorite.

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  98. Ok so while you run off to Hawaii I am left here in WA. It was 18 degrees this morning, infact it still is!
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  99. i can imagine this being tricky but i LOVE the photos! have fun in hawaii

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  100. Oh, I adore twinkle lights. They just feel so magical. I love them set against that rich red color and the jewel-like details. Beautiful! Have fun in Hawaii! It's even cold in SoCal now, so I'd love to head somewhere warm and sunny right now and ditch the rain!

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  101. Jealous! I think I'm going to Maui in March. I can't wait. I went to Honolulu this past January. I love Hawaii.

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  102. the second one is so beautiful.

    also, i love that you spent some of your adolescence in hawaii. my mom had an air force father and so also hopped around the globe quite a bit. she spent middle school and the first two years of high school there. i've always felt a little bit hawaiian because of it. i got to go there when i was seven and would love to return someday.

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  103. How very arty of you! love the one of you standing up.

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  104. Beautiful shots! Beautiful dress too....

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  105. Amazing idea to take photos with the lights! Totally love the one with the lights in your hair, looks like a lighted tiara.

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  106. Gorgeous photos! Have fun in Hawaii...it HAS to be better than here. We had a sunny, clear day...with a high of 29! EEK! :)

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  107. Love the last photo, nice! Have fun in Hawaii!

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  108. these are so wondeful pictures! and that might sound weird to say but, you look good with chrismas lights hehe

    leen

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  109. beautiful red dress and beautiful wine coach! beautiful photos as usual. you are so creative and artsy in so many ways. the 2nd to the last photo and the last photo are my fave.

    great shots and ideas as usual! :)

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  110. u r beautiful

    wow!!! i like idea

    GOOD :)))

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  111. These are beautiful and remind me of some recent photos done by Anita Suchocka, you should check her out she is amazing and a great source of inspiration for photos.

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  112. love it ! The outfit and escaping the cold !!

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  113. wow, beautiful photos, worth the hassle i think! it's currently 21 degrees here... you got out just in time!
    xo

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  114. Have a great time in Hawaii. I feel like Christmas would feel weird in the warm (not that I'd turn down a trip!)

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  115. these are so beautiful! i love the soft lighting. very christmasy.

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  116. hope you have a great time in Hawaii!
    those are wonderful pictures <33

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  117. love these pics...and i'm SO JEALOUS that you get to go to hawaii. have fun!

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  118. These are beautiful! I think they came out really well, though I bet the set up was tough. :) Gus probably just wanted a turn: he looks great wrapped in lights too!

    Have a nice time in Hawaii! I'd like to be somewhere warm too!

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  119. have a great flight!!

    i love this photoshoot...totally tempted to try it out...

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  120. I'm coming over right now to put gifts under you.

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  121. Love this!
    I've always wanted to try something with Xmas lights

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  122. Though it was hard to do, it was clearly worth the effort because th pictures look really cool.
    And the puppy has the patience of a saint, all wrapped up in lights...so cute!

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  123. This is such a great idea and it turned out so well! Enjoy Hawaii...jealous of the lovely weather that you'll be having! It's far too cold in England...

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  124. WOW! let me just say your efforts are very much appreciated...great pics!

    and OMG, so jealous of you!!! Have fun in Honolulu! :D

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  125. haha, great idea!! love the last picture especially :)

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  126. Oh, Mele Kalikimaka! What a treat -- Hawaii is perfect in December, especially for us Pac NW-ers. I spent nearly every holiday w/ my parents on Big Island and some time w/ aunts and uncles on Oahu. What a wonderful trip you will have with loved ones!

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  127. oh wow! I think this might be one of my favourite posts of yours so far! so festive and beautiful x

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  128. 1, your dress is amazing. 2, are you an army brat? I see telltale signs here...

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  129. Such a cute idea. Love it.

    xoxo
    J

    P.S. what kind of camera are you shooting with?

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  130. LOVE! those ones where you're wrapped up are fabulous!

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  131. i think these look gorgeous--beautiful & seasonally appropriate. ;) i used to go to hawaii during my summers of growing up on guam, loved it.

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  132. yeayyy!!the pictures are heree!I love love this photoshoot!!And Gus looks absolutely adorable.

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  133. clever photo idea! they turned out very beautifully.

    I had no idea you graduated high school from Hawaii! It's so beautiful, I'm jealous you are heading back there soon. I've only been to the big island in 2005 and I do miss it. I can only imagine how much you might miss it too?

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  134. The photos turned out great!! Even though the hassle of running back and forth,I adore this outfit with the lights!

    gorgeous with the lights matching your red dress and those heels. Awww,so adorable Gus got into the fun too <3

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  135. Looks gorgeous! You did a stellar job. Have fun in Hawaii! (I'm totally jealous. New England winters are no picnic either.) Can't wait to see your beachy photos!

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  136. Oh darling it was well worth the hard work. This is so beautiful and I doubt Gus was barking in annoyance. Am sure he was just praising you.

    You're already in Hawaii and I am so jealous. Ive been hibernating but I have to venture out tomorrow,brrrr! Have a great time!

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  137. First of all, I hope you are having a wonderful time in Hawaii. Secondly, how adorable are these pictures?! I especially love the one of you with the lights in your hair! And I'm totally loving the red velvet dress!

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  138. What a beautiful idea!! You look so pretty and the photos are so original. Good job!

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  139. This shoot is pure genius, my friend. I love this idea! And the photo of you standing is editorial-worthy.

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  140. fantastic pictures! what a great christmas it will be, i'm going through my google reader so haven't come to your posts there yet but i can't wait to see them!

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  141. these shots are so fun, well done!

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  142. well even if it was hard to execute- the shots came out just lovely!

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  143. You're like a little Christmas Angel, sent to bring us all comfort and joy. xo.

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  144. It's ironic that I live in Hawaii and wish I had access to the kind of outdoors you have in Washington. But, I agree with you about the intense colors we have. I definitely missed it when I moved to PA for college. Nevertheless, I am duly re-inspired by your enthusiasm for the aloha state. Thanks!

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