Luau Lounging

7.24.2012


On Micol: Victoria's Secret bikini top.


On Lauren: Club Monaco bikini (similar style here), 
Guess crochet top, 
F21 silk shorts (last seen here), 
Vintage wooden beads.

The weather in NYC has been pretty on and off lately, but this past weekend the clouds managed to part just long enough for Micol to throw her housewarming luau party, complete with tiki torches, a wickedly strong tropical punch, colorful rafts perfect for keeping afloat while sipping cocktails, and leis aplenty. Even Gideon, her new pooch, came dressed for the occasion in a blue garland that of course matched the one his mom was wearing. 

While Micol and I weren't sporting much besides bathing suits, our friend Kara showed up in a Pucci-inspired, see-through coverup (kind of like this one) that I was obsessed with, while another close friend Yanina donned a bold, bright pink maxi that gave off the perfect tropical vibe. Bright colors at a luau? Perfection...

PS - I made Micol include her killer punch recipe below, mostly because I want to replicate it asap, but also for your benefit if you feel like getting down. Enjoy! But don't say we didn't warn you... 

xL
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Micol's XXX Tropical Punch:
1 bottle of Bacardi Light Rum
1/2 bottle of Myers Dark Rum
1 large can of pineapple juice
1/2 a bottle of orange juice
1 8oz can of coconut water
1 8oz can of mango juice
lime juice to taste

35 comments :

  1. You look great, and we should definetely have a luau soon, sĂșch a great idea as it is not common in Europe!

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  2. Such nice photos :) everything looks so fun and relaxing

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  3. It sounds perfect - love all of your attention to detail! Punch recipe sounds strong but good!!

    Doll on fashion

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  4. wow looking fabulous! this looked like so much fun!
    www.Tinacious.Me

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  5. This looks like a blast! I love the lei headbands and the idea of a luau. Fabulous swimsuits, too :)

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  6. pretty ; ))

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  7. Poool party!!! I'm loving the vibe of this festive summer shindig, and I'm quite frankly insanely jealous that you have a rad-tastic pool and floatie situation at your disposal. Green, ladies. Absolutely green with envy!
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  8. OMYGOSH I'm totally jealous of Micol's backyard! I want a. a backyard and b. a big enough one to have a pool. How awesome. You ladies look beautiful. Loving the crown of flowers.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  9. OMG...this looks like SO much fun. and now i totally want to throw a party. and have a drink. =)

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  10. THIS LOOKS SO FUN! I FEEL LIKE GATE CRASHING, NOW ;D YOU GIRLS SURELY KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN, REMINDS ME OF MY SINGLE DAYS WHEN I WAS LIVING WITH MY BEST FRIEND. WE USED TO HAVE THEME PARTIES ALL THE TIME :)

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  11. Great looks, I wish I had a pool to hang out in.
    http://fashionfauxpas-mintjulep.blogspot.com

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  12. I love your tropical ...New York pictures!!!
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  13. What a fun photoshoot! Love the colors in your pictures.

    xx
    Quiet Luxury


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  14. OMG these pictures look like so much fun!

    colored--shadows.blogspot.com

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  15. What a fun and different photo shoot! How fab is that floral headpiece! Plus, the pup is the perfect accessory :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  16. you 2 look wonderful & cute dog ;)

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  17. i want a backyard pool party so bad! looks so fun, with the halos and punch bowl

    xo,
    a coy perspective

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  18. looks fun! xx

    www.head-toefashion.blogspot.com

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  19. Such fun shots - I love the colours! Those drinks look yummy :)


    www.fashionablepeople.co.uk

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  20. love this pictures so much! it feels like very cool summer when i look at you :D

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  21. wow seems like you had a great time!! :)
    http://weallarequeens.blogspot.gr/

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  22. love this!

    xoxo, caitlin schmidt
    fashion blogger

    http://www.caitlinschmidt.com/kate-spade-florals/#

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  23. you both look fabulous!! looks like an epic summer kick back

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  24. Great scene - this weather calls for it!!

    xx, alexia in the meantime

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  25. obviously loving the flower crown, and can't wait to try that drink recipe :)


    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  26. I saw a little of this on Instagram and instantly wanted to join you! Seriously looks like you guys had a great time! Flower crowns and to-die-for punch?! Of course it was a great time :)

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  27. colored ice cubes!? and a pool in Brooklyn!?? You're my heroes. I've never even had a yard!


    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  28. Hi dear ! You first image is AMAZING! love it :) Just found your blog today and i´m a new follower* Hope you can follow my baby blog back too
    Keep in touch

    http://thefrench-fries.blogspot.pt/

    xx

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  29. um, yeah this looks SO fun – i need a backyard luau STAT

    Sea and Swank

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  30. What a great idea! Just goes to prove kiddie pools aren't just for kiddies ;) Looks like you (both) and the pooch had a great time and this punch sounds killer!

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmmoxie.com

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  31. Awesome pictures! Love that floral crown!!

    xoxo lorena

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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  32. I went to a summer backyard party in Brooklyn many moons ago and it looked just like that! Great photos as always!

    Jennifer

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  33. wow. these look so amazingggg.
    a perfect what-my-summer-would-loook-like-if-i-wasnt-working
    Where in nyc are you from? it's like my dream to move there to work in fashion.

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  34. Love the fact you can do such a pretty Luau in NYC! Great idea and pics! Love the colors.

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