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Detail Oriented: Textures and Accessories

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Hey Everyone,

It doesn’t get that cold in Hawaii but I love to layer when the temperature drops just a little. We might not have the cold chilly winters of the continent but the trade winds more than make up for that. It is definitely not sunshine all year round here, so I have my share of light sweaters and jackets.

When the weather gets cooler, I like to layer my outfits and play with different fabrics. Right now, I’m really loving the look of satin juxtaposed with a light knit  sweater or the fine woven finish of a button down.  It gives an outfit more dimension and character, playing up the different textures harmoniously.

In addition to texture play, I’m currently obsessed with working with accessories to accent and finish my outfits. I love accenting the collar with a pop of sparkle and color or picking up bracelets and rings that have subtle but interesting details.

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Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

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SWEATER j. crew
SHIRT j. crew
SHOES christian louboutin (old)
ACCESSORIES  homecoming honolulu, gorjana, 7 for all mankind, t.j. maxx, leslie danzis

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Mad About Plaid: Plaid Shorts and Versatile Sandals

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Hey all,
Hope you are having an amazing weekend. It has been hot and humid here in the islands, Summer weather is definitely making its presence felt.  My go to Summer weather outfit is a nice light tee, a fun pair of shorts and of course, a cute pair of summer sandals.

Finding a great pair sandals can be difficult. There are so many factors to consider; fit, comfort, quality and materials used.   About 4 years ago, I found these pair of BeSpoke Mohops Sandals. The cool thing about this pair of wedges, the top is interchangeable so you can literally have an infinite amount of sandals using a couple of yards of ribbon, your imagination and a bit of creativity.  On top of being a versatile sandal, its comfortable, vegan as well as eco friendly.  I have to admit, I have a lot of fun trying out different ways to tie these sandals.

What’s your perfect Summer Sandal?

XOXO,
Elle

P.S. I’m working with my new photographer. He’s learning a lot and so am I about taking pictures and working on this blog.

TOP tommy hilfiger outlet
SHORTS banana republic outlet
SHOES mohop  infinity “bespoke” high heel
ACCESSORIES homecoming honolulu, gorjana
BAG michael kors wristlet

Photo Credit: My New Photographer

Dots of Prosperity and Joy

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Hello all,

Happy Aloha Friday everyone! I love saying that. It has a ring to it that makes you enjoy the weekend just a tad bit more. As a kid, I enjoyed my summers away from school spending time at friends houses, having sleepovers, and enjoying the beach on sunnier days. I remember going to this place, Sand Island, and playing on the rocks with my brother whenever my family had a beach day.  Ashley, my photographer, and I had fun taking this shoot on the rocks with the backdrop of Downtown Honolulu. I love the juxtaposition of the relaxing beach atmosphere to the concrete jungle. I enjoyed skipping on the rocks, can you tell?

In my culture, wearing polka dots on New Years Eve suggests that the coming year will be full of wealth, joy, and prosperity  and since Summer for me marks the ending of a year and the beginning of a new one, I decided to wear polka dots to celebrate a more amazing year for my career, this blog, as well as other plans I have in store.

Hope you are Having a Great Friday! I am about to start mine. Follow my blog or check me out on Instagram at ellelovesshoes.

XOXO,

Elle

OUTFIT

DRESS jcrew
SHOES tory burch “reva”
BELT ann taylor
ACCESSORIES jcrew, homecoming honolulu, tjmaxx, gap & gorjana
BAG dooney and burke

Photo Credit: Taryn Reid Photography

Geometric Peplum

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Happy Monday Everyone,
Hope you are having a wonderful Monday. I love the the geometric pattern on this blouse.

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TOP banana republic
SKIRT forever 21
SHOES christian louboutin
ACCESSORIES jcrew, t.j. maxx, homecoming honolulu, gorjana
BAG proenza schouler

Photo Credit: Glenn Andaya Photo

Smiles and Rainbows: Printed Dress and Gold Details

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Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are having an amazing and good Friday! It’s been raining a lot lately here the past couple of days. When in rains in Hawaii, there are always rainbows, gleams of hope on rainy days, that brighten up the gloomy sky. I love the way the half moon print of the dress reminds me of rainbows and smiling faces.
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Hope you are having an amazing day!
XOXO,
Elle

OUTFIT

DRESS banana republic
VEST forever21
SHOES dr. martens
BAG michael kors
ACCESSORIES stella & dot, jcrew, homecoming honolulu, gap, gorjana

Photo Credit: Glenn Andaya Photo

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