How fun is the print on this Mara Hoffman maxi dress? It feels a little bit like a modern day version of an Egyptian queen’s dress to me. Especially if some of the diamond shapes were replaced with jewels. We shot these photos towards the end of my Maui trip, while we were strolling the grounds of the Hyatt Regency. Our family used to vacation there a lot when we were kids (back when summers were long and PTO wasn’t something we needed to calculate), so it was fun to see all our favorite old hangout spots, including a hidden cave, elephant statues we used to “ride,” and penguins that like warm temperatures. It’s funny how certain smells can bring you back in an instant to a place and time. The hotel still smelled the same—like ocean breeze and coconuts, and a little bit of chlorine from the pool—and it transported me to family vacays circa 2000, racing my sister to the water slide.
Mara Hoffman Maxi Dress // Splendid Sandals (c/o Zappos)
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.