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Cobalt Blue

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Hey everyone!

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I hope you are having a great Saturday. I’m loving the clear blue skies we have been having lately.

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I’m currently loving blues. I am really loving the richness of the color and the peacefulness it exudes. One of the pieces from my closet that I’ve been pairing for different outfits is this cobalt blue pencil skirt. For this outfit, I paired it with a striped button down, a nude pair of shoes, and a little bit of bling.

Let me know what you think. Take care and thanks for reading.

XOXO,
Elle

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SHIRT h and m
SKIRT j. crew
SHOES michael kors
NECKLACE elizabeth stone jewelry

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

Tulle and Tee Shirts

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Hey All,

There is something completely whimsical about tulle skirts. I love the airiness and flow of the fabric. I adore the fact that they can be worn casual or formal depending on the pairing. The tulle skirt I am wearing in this picture took me a year to make. It’s not because it was hard to make. It took a year because I put it off while I made different styles of tulle skirts in between. This was the first tulle skirt I attempted to make but I made it a little little different from the others. I took it apart several times before I settled on hand pleating each layer and then finishing it.

Today, I decided to wear my tulle skirt with my favorite simple fitted tee, it reminds me of a ballerina’s outfit, simple and romantic.  I decided to pull it all together with an obi belt and a pair of nude pumps to lengthen my frame.

Thanks again for reading.

XOXO,

Elle

 

 

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SHIRT j crew factory
SKIRT diy tulle skirt
SHOES michael kors
BELT ada collection

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

Sweater Weather: Leopard Spots and Biker Details

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My absolute favorite time of the year is sweater weather in Hawaii. It’s just enough cool to wear light jackets and sweaters. I have a preference for light sweaters and layering. The cool thing about sweater weather here is that its still sunny with a bit of chill in the wind.

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Leopard is back this Fall and Winter and it’s more feminine than ever. I found this sweater a year and a half ago. I love the leopard print on the yoke. It has enough leopard to keep the sweater interesting but not over powering. I used it to layer over a basic white shirt and a pair of biker detailed pants.

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How do you wear your sweaters?  Let me know what you think.

XOXO,

Elle

 

 

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SWEATER forever 21 (old)
SHIRT forever 21 (old)
PANTS forever 21
SHOES michael kors (old)
RING silver spoon jewelry

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

Rainy Daze: Rainboots in Hawaii

Hello All,

Hope you are having a great day. Rainy season has arrived in Hawaii. The gloomy skies make me want to cuddle up with a good book and read away, warm up with a bowl of hot pho or sip on hot cocoa with floating marshmallows.

With all this rain, it’s amazing not many people wear rain boots in Hawaii. There was a time some years ago when for a whole month or so, we had rain of biblical proportions. It rained so much that for 40 days and nights the rain seemed like it was falling non stop. I will admit it, I should have bought rain boots then but it never dawned on me. It would have saved me so many pairs of shoes that got ruined from the rain.

Last year, I decided to get a pair of wellies to use during rainy season here. This Fall in Hawaii we have had 6 inches of rain and a few flash flood warnings, so I am definitely making it a point to keep my pair in the car just in case.

When I bought my first pair, I decided to find an inexpensive pair because I wasn’t sure about how many times I would wear them. My first pair of wellies have a comic print. It definitely fits my personality but I’m feeling the need to replace them and get a pair that I can use with more outfits. Recently, I decided to start looking for a pair with style and a color that I can integrate into my wardrobe. I’m looking for a pair that looks less like a rubbery rain boot. Wish me luck.

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Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

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CARDIGAN old navy
TOP  h & m
SHOES wellies from ebay
ACCESSORIES  homecoming honolulu, gorjana, 7 for all mankind
BAG michael kors “hamilton”

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

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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

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

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

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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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