A Pair of Shoes For Everyday

A Hawaii Style and Fashion Blog

In Attendance: Honolulu Fashion Week

This week fashion took the center stage in Honolulu at the Second Annual Honolulu Fashion Week. I went to opening night to check out the fashion shows as well the work of up and coming designers in Honolulu. I got a chance to mingle with friends in the Fashion Industry and check out their new collections. It’s always refreshing to find new brands on the islands that speak to my style esthetic. I hope to share more with you in upcoming posts. But for now, here’s a few pictures I snapped while I was there.


Aloha Airlines, the main sponsored asked designers to recreate old seating material and here are the results.



I kept my outfit simple and comfortable while hanging out with friends.


Awaiting the Kini Zamora Fall 2015 to premiere.

Can’t wait for next year’s fashion week.



One Month Challenge


A week ago I finish the 30 Day Challenge of wearing Fighting Eel, a local brand in Hawaii. I had fun creating outfits with their stuff and trying to make each outfit unique since a lot of the items I purchase from the brand are solid colors. I do not know if I’ll do anymore challenges in the future but I had fun doing it. I’ll share a few outfits I really liked during the challenge.





I have to be honest, I like to mix it up with different pieces in my closet so the pieces do not only stand alone but also work with items I already have. I also like to accessorize the outfits to give them some personality. I hope you like it.






P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I just happen to have a lot of their pieces in my closet.

Nature Inspiration



Saturdays and Sundays are for enjoying the outdoors. I’ve definitely missing the turning of the leaves on the continent but I’m happy just being outside and enjoying nature. I’ve been meaning to visit the botanical gardens to get some color and outfit inspirations. I love how nature gives us clues on what color combinations and outfit ideas work best.

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to go and check out one of the botanical garden of Wahiawa on our way to the North Shore. We got a chance to check out the new orchid blooms as well as the other interesting plants.


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I notice how the ground cover looked a lot like the outfit that I am wearing. The way the purples and the silvery blue green merged complimented each other.



Always know, that if it happens naturally in nature, it can be translated into an outfit. Try it out.

Thanks again for reading and I hope you get inspired by nature in your next outfit.


TOP old navy
BOTTOM old navy
SHOES grey by saks 5th avenue
BELT american eagle
BAG tribeca
NECKLACE unbranded, obtained from eden in love

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo



Lately, I’ve been posting outfits more often on Instagram apart from my blog posts. I’m not into contests but I found this more of a challenge to force me to wear my clothes and be a little creative with what I have in the closet.


I’ve been a huge fan of Fighting Eel for as long as I can remember. My introduction to the brand was Alex the owner of Second Skin when it was at Ward Warehouse. Alex had great fashion sense and choice. I got to know him and the brands he carried and one of them happened to have been Fighting Eel. I love the modern cut of the dresses and tops and the idea that two local designers were doing what they loved and getting attention from famous people for it. I was amazed. I loved their vision for the brand, the fact that each piece could be worn anywhere depending on each wearers personality. I liked the fact that the brand gave me a sense of local identity without trying to fit into flower print island fashion which was not my style.


As I attempt to complete 30 days of Fighting Eel, I want to remember the guy who introduced me to the brand. Despite the fact that we lost him a few years back, the contest reminds me of our conversations and the friendship built on Fighting Eel.






In Search for Angel Wings


I’m a huge fan of Colette Miller and her Angel Wings Project. It’s art that reminds us that we are the biggest change agents within our community. When I found out that her art work was in Hawaii from a friend. I could not help but go and find it.  We often do not realize how much of an impact we have on our communities, her art makes us realize that we are angels for others here and that we have the power to transform other people’s lives as well as our own.  So on my trip up to North Shore, I paid homage to her art and took the customary picture that many have done.


Here’s a link to her project.  She has gone to many communities using her art as a means to motivate people. Enjoy and I hope you get a chance to check out her art in your community.



SHIRT forever21
SKIRT topshop
SHOES zara

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo




It’s Thursday and the week is almost over. The week has been so busy that I’m always here and there, barely stopping. Recently, I’ve been gravitating to my all time favorite combo, a great pair of jeans and a loose button down shirt. It’s so easy to throw on in the morning before work and so easy to change up for whatever comes afterward.  I usually wear it with a pair of flats and minimal jewelry but always change up the look with a cute clutch and some simple heels for a dinner date.


Thanks again for reading.



SHIRT forever21
PANTS old navy
BAG boho
SHOES zara

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Polka Dots


Hello All,

Polka dots are always classic. The skirt gives the print a softer look by using it on a sheer layer for this A line cut. I decided to bring out the color of the dots by using a similar color top and continuing the circle theme onto the necklace and the cutout of the shoes.


Thanks again for reading.


TOP old navy
BOTTOM forever21
SHOES christian louboutin
NECKLACE stella and dot

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Kaimana: One Shoulder Mini Dress and Mediterranean Sandals



Hello All,

Happy Aloha Friday.

I have this love affair with Mediterranean inspired pieces. It takes me back to grade school and learning about Ancient Greece and Rome. I loved perusing pages and pages of Greek Architecture and learning about history. So much of Greek and Roman history permeates our culture today from architecture and fashion to everyday things that we take for granted.


Greek inspired fashion trends come and go but one thing remains the same, it comes back. I found this mini dress a few years ago and decided to bring it back in rotation for the summer. The cream color of the dress is a blank canvas for different accessories. For this particular outfit, I added brass and gold tone jewelry and made the focal point of the outfit the suede and leather wedge sandals.

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DRESS purchased at eden in love (old)
SHOES charles by charles david (old)
RING gorjana (old)

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Feeling Blue


Happy Wednesday.

While the rest of the continental U.S. is cooling down. I still feel like it’s summer here, the humidity as of late has been a friendly remainder of tropical island weather. Truthfully, I’m missing the cooler weather and the ability to layer and wear cute sweaters. I’m really hoping for a colder winter in Hawaii sans torrential downpours. While we wait for sweater weather, I’m satisfied having more time to wear some of my summer favorites.


The gemstone blue of this dress screams Summer. I adore the shift silhouette with the asymmetric flounce detail of the hemline, a modern take on a classic cut. It adds a soft touch to a very structured neoprene. To break up the bold color, I added black and gray accessories to give it more shape and personality.

Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think.

With Love and Thanks,

DRESS j. crew
BELT  bcbg
SHOES christian louboutin

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Rainy Day Break: Salted Lemon



Happy Monday Everyone,

Hawaii has been hot and humid lately with our extended summer weather and potential storms in the Pacific.


On humid and rainy days like the ones we have been having, one of the healthiest treats are cold refreshing acai and papaya bowls at Salted Lemon. I completely adore their take on organic and healthy snacks and drinks. Not to mention the fresh flowers and adorable succulents that adorn their upcycled palette tables and walls.


The place has a distinct feeling of home and rightfully so, Patrick, the owner built the business as  an homage to his mom. He mentioned, that while she battled cancer and went through chemotherapy, he started looking at healthy food options and ingredients. He took this passion for health and built Salted Lemon to share healthy options with the community as well as support local growers that his parents once worked with when they ran Bob’s Market.




If you are in Honolulu, stop by Salted Lemon and take a break with healthy amazing food.


SHIRT j. crew outlet
OUTERWEAR  forever21
SHORTS old navy
SHOES grey by saks 5th avenue


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