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Kissing the Shoreline: Flannel and Flowers

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There is something about the ocean and the shoreline that takes me back to great memories of my childhood spending time with my great great grand aunts on their beach front Spanish style home in Northern Luzon in the Philippines. Wherever I go, I always seem to find myself near the shoreline, looking at the ocean and the peaceful waves that whisper the stories of a place.

On this day, we found ourselves visiting the shorelines of New England.  We spent time in Gloucester and visited the Fisherman’s monument. It is a memorial for the many lives lost at sea in this area.  We also headed up north to Maine to view the beautiful lighthouses. Just like the ocean beckoning me to visit the shoreline, light houses allow people to find their way home. I definitely feel right at home in New England.

It was a little chilly out this morning so I decided to layer lightly. There is something cozy about flannel. I love shirts that are soft and very comfortable and flannel definite fits the bill. I love to juxtapose the rugged and rough look of flannel with a bit of fall floral accents.

I hope you are enjoying the fall as much as I am. Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

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.:Outfit:.

T SHIRT forever21
SHIRT j. crew
SCARF forever 21
SHOES adidas by stella mccarthy
ACCESSORIES  open heart ring by tiffany’s, random rings from cottage by the sea
and cinnamon girl

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Apples and Pumpkins: Layers of Flavor

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Hey Everyone,

I checked my phone and it was 45 degrees in the morning. I am definitely not use to weather that chilly. I decided to layer it up for the activities of the day. I kept my base cozy with a button down flannel and then topped it with an open knit pull over cashmere  sweater. I am wishing I could bring this weather back to Hawaii. It’s been so humid and warm back home that I am wishing for cooler weather soon.

We decided to go outlet shopping and then go apple and pumpkin picking in the afternoon. Both activities required attention to detail and I couldn’t wait for both. For the day, I decided to bring with me two pairs of shoes, my pair of comfortable Tory Burch “Reva” flats for shopping and a pair of sneakers, my Adidas cross trainers by Stella McCarthy to help me walk around the farm comfortably.

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Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.

SWEATER club monaco
SHIRT j. crew
SHOES tory burch “reva” & adidas by stella mccarthy
ACCESSORIES  homecoming honolulu, gorjana, 7 for all mankind
BAG michael kors “hamilton”

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

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.

XOXO,
Elle

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

Tough Girl Green: Bold Stripes and Comfy Boots

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Hey all,
Hope you are having an amazing weekend. Rainy season in Hawaii has given way to very very humid weather. There are pockets of cool weather here and there but Summer is definitely pushing Spring out of center stage real fast. I definitely miss Winter and Spring for the cooler weather that’s because I love layering and wearing boots. I welcome the refreshing coolness since Hawaii is typically warmer throughout the year. I guess it’s time to embrace the warm weather. I did some Spring and Summer shopping which I will be sharing with you in the upcoming blogs.

What are some Spring and Summer items that you picked out for yourself? Let me know.

XOXO,
Elle
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JACKET zara
DRESS fighting eel
SHOES dr. marten’s
ACCESSORIES jcrew, t.j. maxx, homecoming honolulu, gorjana
BAG michael kors “hamilton”

Photo Credit: Glenn Andaya Photo

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