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In Attendance: Honolulu Fashion Week

This week fashion took the center stage in Honolulu at the Second Annual Honolulu Fashion Week. I went to opening night to check out the fashion shows as well the work of up and coming designers in Honolulu. I got a chance to mingle with friends in the Fashion Industry and check out their new collections. It’s always refreshing to find new brands on the islands that speak to my style esthetic. I hope to share more with you in upcoming posts. But for now, here’s a few pictures I snapped while I was there.

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Hawaiian Airlines, the main sponsored asked designers to recreate old seating material and here are the results.

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I kept my outfit simple and comfortable while hanging out with friends.

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Awaiting the Kini Zamora Fall 2015 to premiere.

Can’t wait for next year’s fashion week.

XOXO,

Elle

Downtown Adventure: Modern Mod Dress and Simple Crossbody

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Hey Everyone,

Hope you are having a great week. This past weekend, I celebrated the two year anniversary of A Pair of Shoes for Everyday. It’s been a great year of learning and growing but I could not help but celebrate the small successes.

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To celebrate this little blog that can, we decided for a Downtown Honolulu adventure. For several years, Downtown Honolulu has gone through major transformations, there are so many cool places to eat and lounge as well as shop. We decided to checkout a new location for Marukame Udon and Tempura before checking out the different boutiques.  I like the atmosphere and character of downtown; the different architectural styles, the red bricked buildings, the patches of cobble stone walkways, the older buildings of China Town intermingled with soaring skyscrapers and the small welcoming gardens for people taking a break.  Everyone is always coming or going but on holidays, it is quite peaceful.

After lunch, we walked down the street to check out the boutiques that have sprung up near the landmark Hawaii Theatre. On days like this, I like to pop into Fighting Eel to see their latest line, check the stock  of Jeffrey Campbell shoes at Homecoming Boutique, new artful accessories at Ginger13 or stop by Let Them Eat Cupcakes to pick up my favorite flavors. Today however, I decided to check out Barrio Vintage to peruse their selection of vintage finds and check out Cake Envy for their amazing cheesecakes.

Recently, my go to purse is this cream Tribeca Hudson Street Crossbody. I’m rarely ever interested in handbags or bags for that matter but I picked this up a couple of months ago to make it easier to carry all the essentials. It was the bag of choice as I ran out the door for our downtown adventure.  It’s so easy to pair with anything, perfect for days you want your hands to be free, and great for shopping and running errands.

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What’s your bag of choice?

Thank you again for reading. Take care and Enjoy the rest of your week.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.

DRESS bamboo sky
SHOES jeffrey campbell
BAG tribeca hudson street crossbody by joy gryson

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

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

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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

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