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Category: Fashion History

All Lined Up

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Hello Everyone,

I’ve been unearthing pieces from my old closet lately. I adore this dress mainly because it plays with stripes in unexpected ways.  I love the contrast of thin and thick stripes throughout the dress breaking the monotony.

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I’m completely adoring this quilted Love bag from Rebecca Minkoff. It’s been the bag of choice lately. It’s a perfect bag for causal outfits and it nicely pairs with dressier outfits. It’s a great all around bag.

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Thanks again for reading. Take care, have an amazing day and let me know what you think.

XOXO,

Elle

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DRESS eden in love (another cute one here and here)
SHOES kate spade saturday (old) (similar here and here)
BAG rebecca minkoff love ( chevron version here)

Passing Through The New South Shore Market

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A couple of weeks ago I went to check out South Shore Market. It’s a space that’s celebrates the local boutiques and brands in Hawaii with an organic and industrial space. I completely adored the hanging light bulbs and the vertical garden.

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The space allows to sitting and chatting and enjoying the space with beautiful lighting and local favorite stores like Eden in Love.

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Even an interactive mural to snap fun photos with.

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I decided to pass through and walk through all the cool shops that promot local designers and small businesses. If you haven’t walked through yet take the time to stroll through and enjoy the space.

Thanks again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

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TOP zara
PANTS 7 for all mankind
SHOES  christian louboutin
SUNNIES cole haan
BAG barney’s of new york

Stripes: The Bold Staple

 

 

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Stripes was a patterned cloth that was religiously shunned for years because of its “barred” resemblance. During the Crusades, the Carmelite Monks wore bold brown and white stripes to symbolize their connection with Elijah but rather than being celebrated for their work, the monks were shunned for their bold striped cloth and fought discrimination for years until the collective finally traded their stripes threads from plainer clothes. The print was often found among the untouchables of medieval times. Later, the patterned fabric that was the symbol of prisoners, jesters and the outcastes became iconic when monarchs popularized it in boating outings.  Today, stripes are a staple in wardrobes.

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I like the look of stripes mix and matched. For this outfit, I played with different shades of blue and different stripes to create a nautical look. Let me know what you think.

XOXO,

Elle

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TOP zara
SKIRT j crew
SHOES christian louboutin yoyo
RINGS m33ms single acrobat ring,  me plain stacking rings
BRACELET me

Metallic and Print

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Hello All,

In the next few posts, I wanted to highlight a few of Hawaii’s Fashion Professionals in celebration of Honolulu Fashion Month.  Every November, Hawaii’s top designers, stylists and fashionistas gather to celebrate the talented people who make Hawaii Fashion what it is today. Please tune into my blog and read up on the amazing people who put Hawaii Fashion on the map.

Metallics are in this Fall. This shirt is from Ari South a locale designer who inspires a lot of Hawaii youth to reach for their dreams.  She’s one of Hawaii’s contestants who became a finalist on Project Runway. To highlight the shirt, I choose a subtle rose gold skirt and kept the shoes neutral.

 

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Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know what you think with a like or a comment.

XOXO,

Elle

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SHIRT ari south
SKIRT forever 21
SHOES christian louboutin
RINGS m33ms single acrobat ring,  me plain stacking rings

Fall Hues

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I love the colors of Fall, the chill in the air, the taste of pumpkin flavored everything. I miss the Northeast. I really wanted to go this year to pick apples, watch the leaves turn into beautiful oranges, yellows, and reds but that will be reserve for another time. It’s still very warm here, I miss when Hawaii weather got so chilly that when you went out into the morning you could see the condensation of your breath in the air when you spoke.

To celebrate Fall colors, I decided to wear what the Pantone Color Institute designated as the Fall 2016 colors. I love this color palette.

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Thanks once again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

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CAMISOLE  j crew
SKIRT h & m old
SHOES vintage marc jacobs
RINGS m33ms single acrobat ring,  me plain stacking rings
BRACELET me

Lighthouses, Fashion, and Pinstripes

pinstripes5pinstripesI saw this lighthouse on one of the photos a friend of mine shot and instantly fell in love. There is something so serene and peaceful about lighthouses.  On our last trip to New Hampshire, one of the things that I wanted to cross off my Bucket List was to see a lighthouse in Maine. The really cool thing about lighthouses is that in daylight, at night  and in hazy fog, it beckons people home and leads their way.

Fashion has been a beacon for me throughout the years. It is the one constant that inspires me to keep dreaming but at the same time it keeps me grounded on the idea that change is inevitable and that to succeed in the business of Fashion you have to be willing to stand your ground when it comes to style and go with the flow when it comes to trends.

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pinstripes3Pinstripes have been a staple for fashion since 1890s with it’s start in boating clothing. It then made its way into Baseball uniforms in 1907 and then into suiting material in the 1920’s with the iconic Zoot suits. Pinstripes are a style that has been tested by time and trends. This fall, the runways celebrate this iconic print in wide legged suiting silhouettes. I translated this style with a shirt dress that I recently picked up.

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Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know what you think with a like or a comment.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
DRESS ava sky dolce
SHOES tory burch reva
RINGS m33ms single acrobat ring,  me plain stacking rings
BRACELET me

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