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Good Friends, Great Times: Lace and Pleats


Hello All,

This past Spring break, I flew up to Las Vegas to celebrate my best friend’s wedding as well as spend some time with great friends. While visiting, I got a chance to do a photo shoot with my good friend Kris from KM2 Creative. It was so much fun shooting on location as well as learning so much about fashion photography. I have to say, I’m super proud of him for following his dreams as a artist. He is truly an inspiration.



While on my mini vacation in Las Vegas. I like to shop at places that we do not have in Hawaii.  One of my favorite places to frequent is Zara. I love their selection of pieces. They are always on trend and runway inspired. When I first saw this skirt on their website, I instantly fell in love with the colors of the lace. I loved it more when I saw the skirt in person at their Las Vegas store. It is a such a beautiful piece that I wanted to really highlight the skirt in this outfit by choosing pieces that were more subtle.


 Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know what you think and leave me a comment below.




TOP zara
SKIRT zara
SHOES nine west

PHOTO CREDIT:  Kris Mayeshiro. For more of Kris’s Work Check Out  KM2 Creative

Barely Cropped: Cropped Top and Full Skirt





Hey Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend. The crop top trend is not going away anytime soon. It looks like it going to take us well into the Spring.  Despite the fact that crop tops are summer staples, it’s still wearable for fall with some considerations, higher necklines and longer sleeves. I like to pair mines with full skirts. If you aren’t one to bear the mid riff, like myself, I like to wear it with a wide belt to cover some skin so that it does not feel so bare. Always keep in mind when wearing something tighter and shorter like the crop top, the outfit counter part needs to be looser and more voluminous.

Thank you again for reading. Hope you learned a couple of tips to wear those crop tops proudly. Take care.



TOP topshop
SKIRT h & m (old)
SHOES christian louboutin (old)
RINGS cinnamon girl, cottage by the sea
NECKLACE forever21
BELT nordstrom

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Midi Skirts Make a Come Back







Hello All,

I hope you are having a great week. Recently, I have been loving midi skirts. I love its classic cut and worry free length. For petite women like myself, sometimes it is harder to wear a midi skirt without feeling a little overwhelmed. I like to find skirts that I can wear high waisted. I also like wearing nude heels with them because it helps to give the illusion of being taller.

How do you wear your midi skirts? Let me know and share your tips.

CARDIGAN unbranded
TOP topshop
SKIRT vintage find from barrio vintage
SHOES sam edelman
BELT forever21
ACCESSORIES stella and dot, gorjana, homecoming honolulu, 7 for all mankind, leslie danzis

A little Fun in the Sun: Crop Top and Brocade Skirt

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Hello Everyone,

Happy Saturday to you!  I woke up to the rustle of wind outside and the sun peaking through the clouds.  I have to admit that as  Summer approaches, the days here start off sunny and end up with  light showers and  wind. One of the major challenges that I have dealt with in the pursuit of taking great pictures for this blog is dealing with the elements on photo shoot day. The sun gets into your eyes, the wind blows everything everywhere, and the rain likes to pop in here and there, and through it all, the face, the clothes, and the pose need to look flawless. It’s work in progress but eventually, I will master the art of taking better pictures.

The crop top is definitely making a comeback. I love to pair it with trouser jeans, flowing skirts, and shorts. Sometimes I like to layer it under jackets and vests. On hot days, it’s a welcomed outfit staple when touring around the island getting pineapple ice cream or “shave ice” desserts or getting lunch at Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck on the North Shore of Oahu.

What comeback trends have you tried lately? Please share your thoughts with me.  Thank you again for reading.


TOP topshop
SKIRT topshop
SHOES diesel
ACCESSORIES janet jewelry “rough around the edges” heart ring, cinnamon girl, fossil, gap,  handmade bangle, handmade pearl wrap bracelet, handmade pearl bracelet

Photo Credit: Glenn Andaya Photo

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