Getting Back Into the Swing of Things: Golden Coins and Trapeze Dress

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Hey All,

Happy Saturday to everyone. It’s definitely a hot and humid Summer. I thought that in the beginning of Summer I’d have more time to do more blog posts but life has been busy. I’m just hoping that I’ll get back into the swing of things once I get everything organized and check off my list.

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One of my favorite go to outfits for running around and doing errands are trapeze dresses and sandals. They are so easy to just throw on and accessorize. I have a few that I have been rotating during the summer to keep cool during these hotter months.

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I am really hoping to get back into the swing of things in a week or two but until then, thanks again for reading and take care.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
DRESS Ava Sky
SUNGLASSES vogue
SHOES grey by saks 5th avenue
NECKLACE tj maxx find
BRACELETS j crew

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Crispy White Summer

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Hey all,

Happy Tuesday to everyone. Warmer summer weather is definitely here. It’s been so humid out that wearing layers and jeans is out of the question. I’ve been keeping cool with lighter airy fabrics that make this humid weather more bearable. During the summer months, I live in dresses and sandals to keep cool and comfortable during warmer weather.

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Lately, I’ve really been loving this white apron dress that I picked up last summer from Rumi Murakami, a local designer here in Hawaii. I love the crispy white fabric and the deconstructed lines of this dress. It’s the perfect dress to battle the warm summer months.

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And the perfect pair of mainstay sandals are a great pair of gladiator sandals.

So how do you keep cool during the warm summer months? Let me know. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
DRESS rumi murakami
SUNGLASSES vogue
SHOES grey by saks 5th avenue

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Vintage Gingham

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Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. Summer is almost here and I have been very busy finishing up  work. I definitely welcome the summer months.  I just adore the opportunity in enjoying the beach, barbecue with friends, and just enjoying the nature of Hawaii. Summer brings back a lot of nostalgia for me especially because of all the great times spent with friends.

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A print that’s very current this season and is a summer mainstay is gingham. I have to admit, it’s one of my favorite prints to wear on its own and to mismatch.  I found this gingham romper at Barrio Vintage in Downtown Honolulu. I love the fact that this romper looks so much like a dress that it’s hard to notice that it is a romper. One thing I like about  vintage shopping is that most vintage pieces have the tendency to run smaller, so they are very petite friendly.

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So what is your favorite summer piece in your wardrobe? Comment below and Let me know.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
DRESS purchased at barrio vintage
BAG tribeca
NECKLACE j. crew
SHOES lanvin

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Bolder Shoulders: Assymetric Tunic and Trouser Jeans

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Hello All,

Happy Saturday to everyone. I’ve been so busy lately with school and work that I’ve been on a short break from the blog. I needed some time to get things done and work my schedule out. The end of the school year is always so hectic.

I’ve really been loving all the Spring trends this year and I could not help be bring out all of my old favorites. In honestly, when I saw the one shoulder trend on the runway, I was very ecstatic. I love asymmetric tops and I have been keeping this blouse for years waiting for the trend to come back into play.

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XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
TUNIC purchased at eden in love
PANTS banana republic outlet
BAG tribeca
RINGS random rings found at cinnamon girl boutique, a. wattz dezigns
SHOES lanvin

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Seventies Flare: Wide Leg Trousers and Bow Collar Blouse

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I am completely loving Spring’s throwback to the 70’s. The wide legged pants, the high necklines and platform shoes.  The feeling of nostalgia is welcomed without the color combinations from the 70’s.

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But it all honesty, the 70’s never left fashion, it just stepped out of the fashion limelight. At least that is how I see it. 70’s style has been around here and there, spotted in several reincarnations as jumpsuits, coordinates, blouses, and wide legged pants through the years.

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For this look, I did not look very far, I actually decided to shop my closet and see if the 70’s trend already existed in it and low and behold this outfit came together.

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It is an outfit of items I added into my closet from many seasons past. The trouser look from 2011, a bow collar blouse from two years ago and a basic cardigan I adore. Not to mention, a pair of ultra wedge platforms picked up on sale a while back.

A style or trend that is classic never really leaves, it sort of lingers until it takes the fashion stage again. So a tip I would like to share with you is, before running to the mall to get the latest trend this season, check out your closet and find items you already love that embody the trend.

How are you translating the 70’s trend this season? Tell me what you think. Thanks again for reading.

XOXO,

Elle

 

.:Outfit:.
SHIRT purchased at eden in love
CARDIGAN gap outlet
PANTS banana republic outlet
BAG tribeca
RINGS random rings found at cinnamon girl boutique, a. wattz dezigns
SHOES lanvin

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Concrete Jungle: Military Green and Nuetrals

 

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It’s been sunny lately with a bit of chill. Warm days and cooler nights, definitely Spring weather. It’s time to bring out warm weather pieces.

I wore this outfit touring through the new murals that went up in the Kakaako Area. I love looking at the different murals and looking for inspiration.

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I love the effortless pairing of cream and black and I decided to add on a military green anorak for a little bit of color without taking away from the neutral vibe.

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I kept the the whole outfit very casual and softened the look with closed toe heeled sandals. I can not get enough of this pair.

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Thanks again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

 

.:Outfit:.
SHIRT h & m
SKIRT old navy
VEST forever 21
NECKLACE j. crew
SHOES kate spade saturday

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Window Pane Gingham and Saturday Shoes

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I have a slight love affair with gingham and plaid. I love the criss crossing patterns of colors and the unexpected color combinations that result from the interwoven threads.

A few months ago, I found this window pane white gingham blouse. It does not have color but I like the unexpected and subtle sheer details of the blouse. It lends itself to other outfit pairings. It’s such a great blouse to dress up or down.

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I personally want to play with a pop of color for a layer underneath or to dress down the look with a pair of boyfriend jeans but that will be for another day. Today, I paired it with my midi box pleated skirt and a pair of my favorite Kate Spade Saturday Sandals.

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For this particular outfit, I wanted to play with the ever so classic black and white combination. I added a muted black jeweled rope necklace and carried over the criss cross lines of the blouse to my favorite quilted bag.

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Have a great Saturday and Thank you again for reading.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
SHIRT forever21
SKIRT found at tjmaxx
NECKLACE h & m
BRACELETS j creww,
SHOES kate spade saturday
BAG found at tjmaxx

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Sunday Brunch: Oxblood Skirt and Linked Details

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I hope you are having an amazing Sunday spent with your love ones. We spent a part of  Sunday at brunch in Downtown Honolulu. It was such beautiful warm day to be out.

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I have been searching for a neoprene skirt for a very long time and recently found this front pleated a-line skirt that I absolutely adore. Neoprene can sometimes look very bulky depending on the way the fabric is cut because it does not drape and tends to sustain a stiffer shape.  I was excited to find this skirt and welcomed it’s simple silhouette.

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I paired the skirt with a striped shirt and finished the outfit with my favorite quilted clutch, a pair of my favorite oxblood pumps and some chain linked accessories.

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How was your Sunday? Let me know. Take care and thanks again for reading.

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XOXO,

Elle

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.:Outfit:.
SHIRT forever21
SKIRT h&m
NECKLACE j crew
BRACELETS j creww, tj maxx
BELT bcbgmaxazria
SHOES salvatorre ferragamo
BAG found at tjmaxx

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Taste of the Garden Isle: Kauai Adventure

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About a month ago, we decided to take a break from Oahu and make our way to Kauai. It was a great weekend to get away and just enjoy life on another island. We got a chance to spend time with family and check out the cool sites to see on Kauai. Here are a few shots on our drive up to the north where we got a chance to visit the wet and drive caves.

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I enjoy the character of each island. Kauai has this air of relaxation wherever you go. I love checking out the beaches there, so serene and peaceful.

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We got a chance to check out the newly renovated Kilauea light house and listen to its significant story.

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We also got a chance to check out one of my favorite local brands of coffee,  Kauai Coffee Company and take a tour of their farm as well as go coffee tasting.

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wpid-20150221_193915.jpgAnd best of all, we got a chance to taste some of the local cuisine at a few popular eateries. Many Kauai restaurants are incorporating locally grown produce in their dishes.
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Hope you enjoy these snap shots of Kauai.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.

SHIRT old navy
SHORTS j crew
SANDALS grey by saks 5th avenue

Flowers in the Shade: Sleeveless Button Downs and Floral Pencil Skirt

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I’ve always been a fan of the classic pencil skirt in unexpected prints. I feel in love with this skirt last spring because of its bold red poppy print against the deep violet background. I love the contrast of the two colors and how compliment each other so well. They remind me of the beautiful perenials that welcome the Spring sunshine.

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The personality of the skirt is so strong that I decided to highlight by using neutral accessories.

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This is a perfect outfit for afternoon tea with friends.

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Thanks again for reading. Let me know how you dress for easy going Spring afternoons.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.
SHIRT old navy
SKIRT zara
BELT muse belts
SHOES christian louboutin
BAG tribeca