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Saturday Nostalgia

maroonHello All,

They say that the person you are today is a reflection of who you were in the past, just better.  I have to admit the things that I pick out for my closet now definite reflect certain memorable items from my childhood.



I’ve always loved beaded jewelry. I think the first beaded piece of jewelry I owned was given to me by my mother. It was a bracelet made of red seads with black dots at the very tip of each bead. They were strung up on a wax linen string. I adored it as a child. Today, I pick out beaded jewelry that I love to wear over and over again with different outfits. I love their earthy character.


Besides beaded jewelry, I’ve always loved the feel of a great pair of jeans. I must have been in the 5th grade when I learned that a great pair was essential. I adore this biker style black pair of jeans. I love the textured knees.



What are items in your closet take you back to your childhood? Let me know. Take care.




SHIRT allison izu
PANTS forever 21
SHOES coach
RINGS m33ms jewelry, silver spoon jewelry, tiffany and co., cinnamon girl

A Touch of Greece: Pleated Shoulders and Textured Pencil Skirt

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Hey All,

My schedule got busy again. On top of work and all the activities I participate in regularly, this past month was eventful with the addition of going back to school and welcoming my nephew. But nevertheless, with such a busy schedule, there was some time to do some blog shoots. Hopefully, I can still keep up. Wish me luck.

Last year, during Hawaii Fashion Week, I was perusing through the work of local designers and have been admiring the work of a few who fit my style esthetic. I recently had the opportunity to meet and check out the work of The Cut Collective. I’ve been loving their collections and have become a fan of their work.

When I saw this top at their showroom a couple of weeks ago, I really loved the pleated shoulders and was inspired to create an outfit that celebrated its Grecian feel. I paired it with a textured midi skirt and finished the outfit with some brass and gold accessories. Let me know what you think.






SHIRT allison izu
SKIRT h and m
SHOES christian louboutin
NECKLACE express (old)
BRACELET zara, j crew


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