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Wanderlust: Cruising Through Central America

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A few weeks ago we got an opportunity to take a break and spend time with family. Our first stop was Florida and a visit to the campus of University of Miami. versailles1

On our first night there, we got a chance to taste the Cuban food from Versaille Restuarant in Miami.

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Our first stop in Central America was Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras, were we got a chance to swim with dolphins. And a quick stop in Belize where we drifted down Rio Grande. Both places were full of eco-tours.

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We cruised up to Cozumel for some fun in the sun and a cooking class on Mexican food and learned strategies and recipes to bring back home.

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carribean.:Outfit:. TOP avasky SHORTS old navy SANDALS blue mountain (similar here )

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And finished the trip with a visit to the Mayan ruins.

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.:Outfit:.DRESS ava sky (similar here) SANDALS grey by saks 5th avenue (similar here)

Hope you enjoyed  these snap shots of the Western Carribbean.

XOXO,

Elle

Off The Shoulder

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Summer days calls for lots of breathable cotton and off the shoulder tops. I’ve been spending some time just enjoying the outdoors and breathing in fresh air and enjoying summer flower in bloom.

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I paired this blue pin striped off the shoulder top with a comfortable pair of jeans and some neutral accessories.

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Thanks and  take care.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
SUNGLASSES cole haan
TOP zara
BOTTOM Old Navy
SHOES dr scholl’s
BAG tribeca
LIPS colourpop

Birthday Wishes: Polka Dots and Pencil Skirts

Hello Everyone,

Another year older and another year wiser. I’ve learn so much about life and fashion in the past year and I hope that I can continue to share this journey with you.

This is the third installment of the collaboration with Vivid Foto.  This particular set is my favorite, it reminds me of old Hollywood Glamour and that true style, never goes out of style, we just update it often.

 

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Thanks again for reading, and here’s to more amazing years of style with you.

XOXO,

Michelle

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TOP forever 21
BOTTOM old navy
SHOES christian louboutin
NECKLACE pearls
BRACELETS j crew
NAILS by  manoa nail salon

Photography Balbino and Melissa Canoy from Vivid Fotos

Nature Inspiration

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Saturdays and Sundays are for enjoying the outdoors. I’ve definitely missing the turning of the leaves on the continent but I’m happy just being outside and enjoying nature. I’ve been meaning to visit the botanical gardens to get some color and outfit inspirations. I love how nature gives us clues on what color combinations and outfit ideas work best.

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to go and check out one of the botanical garden of Wahiawa on our way to the North Shore. We got a chance to check out the new orchid blooms as well as the other interesting plants.

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I notice how the ground cover looked a lot like the outfit that I am wearing. The way the purples and the silvery blue green merged complimented each other.

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Always know, that if it happens naturally in nature, it can be translated into an outfit. Try it out.

Thanks again for reading and I hope you get inspired by nature in your next outfit.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.
TOP old navy
BOTTOM old navy
SHOES grey by saks 5th avenue
BELT american eagle
BAG tribeca
NECKLACE unbranded, obtained from eden in love

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Polka Dots

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Hello All,

Polka dots are always classic. The skirt gives the print a softer look by using it on a sheer layer for this A line cut. I decided to bring out the color of the dots by using a similar color top and continuing the circle theme onto the necklace and the cutout of the shoes.

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Thanks again for reading.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.
TOP old navy
BOTTOM forever21
SHOES christian louboutin
NECKLACE stella and dot

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Rainy Day Break: Salted Lemon

 

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Happy Monday Everyone,

Hawaii has been hot and humid lately with our extended summer weather and potential storms in the Pacific.

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On humid and rainy days like the ones we have been having, one of the healthiest treats are cold refreshing acai and papaya bowls at Salted Lemon. I completely adore their take on organic and healthy snacks and drinks. Not to mention the fresh flowers and adorable succulents that adorn their upcycled palette tables and walls.

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The place has a distinct feeling of home and rightfully so, Patrick, the owner built the business as  an homage to his mom. He mentioned, that while she battled cancer and went through chemotherapy, he started looking at healthy food options and ingredients. He took this passion for health and built Salted Lemon to share healthy options with the community as well as support local growers that his parents once worked with when they ran Bob’s Market.

 

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If you are in Honolulu, stop by Salted Lemon and take a break with healthy amazing food.

XOXO,
Elle

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SHIRT j. crew outlet
OUTERWEAR  forever21
SHORTS old navy
SHOES grey by saks 5th avenue
ACCESSORIES j. crew

Concrete Jungle: Military Green and Nuetrals

 

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It’s been sunny lately with a bit of chill. Warm days and cooler nights, definitely Spring weather. It’s time to bring out warm weather pieces.

I wore this outfit touring through the new murals that went up in the Kakaako Area. I love looking at the different murals and looking for inspiration.

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I love the effortless pairing of cream and black and I decided to add on a military green anorak for a little bit of color without taking away from the neutral vibe.

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I kept the the whole outfit very casual and softened the look with closed toe heeled sandals. I can not get enough of this pair.

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Thanks again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

 

.:Outfit:.
SHIRT h & m
SKIRT old navy
VEST forever 21
NECKLACE j. crew
SHOES kate spade saturday

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Wanderlust: Taste of the Garden Isle, Kauai Adventure

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About a month ago, we decided to take a break from Oahu and make our way to Kauai. It was a great weekend to get away and just enjoy life on another island. We got a chance to spend time with family and check out the cool sites to see on Kauai. Here are a few shots on our drive up to the north where we got a chance to visit the wet and drive caves.

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I enjoy the character of each island. Kauai has this air of relaxation wherever you go. I love checking out the beaches there, so serene and peaceful.

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We got a chance to check out the newly renovated Kilauea light house and listen to its significant story.

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We also got a chance to check out one of my favorite local brands of coffee,  Kauai Coffee Company and take a tour of their farm as well as go coffee tasting.

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wpid-20150221_193915.jpgAnd best of all, we got a chance to taste some of the local cuisine at a few popular eateries. Many Kauai restaurants are incorporating locally grown produce in their dishes.
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Hope you enjoy these snap shots of Kauai.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.

SHIRT old navy
SHORTS j crew
SANDALS grey by saks 5th avenue

Flowers in the Shade: Sleeveless Button Downs and Floral Pencil Skirt

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I’ve always been a fan of the classic pencil skirt in unexpected prints. I feel in love with this skirt last spring because of its bold red poppy print against the deep violet background. I love the contrast of the two colors and how compliment each other so well. They remind me of the beautiful perenials that welcome the Spring sunshine.

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The personality of the skirt is so strong that I decided to highlight by using neutral accessories.

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This is a perfect outfit for afternoon tea with friends.

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Thanks again for reading. Let me know how you dress for easy going Spring afternoons.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.
SHIRT old navy
SKIRT zara
BELT muse belts
SHOES christian louboutin
BAG tribeca

Northward: Packing for Winter Weather

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Hello Everyone,

These pictures were taken a couple of days before we got back home from Michigan. The snow lightly covered the area where we stayed.

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 I got a chance to test out my Hunter Rain Boots in the snow.

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I had hoped to do this post closer to my trip to Michigan but since it’s snowing heavy back east, I figured it would be cool to do a packing post. It’s rare, I visit the continental U.S during the winter and this time around I decided to just take carry-on luggage given that flights usually get moved, delayed, and cancelled. Also, I really did not want to lose luggage going to and from my destination.

The trip was about a week and a half to Northern Michigan where the temperatures get really low. We checked weather reports up until the day we left, it was to make sure that we were packed accordingly.

This is what I packed in my carry-on.

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L to R:  top row: plaid shirt, j. crew. red pullover, forever 21. chambray button down, j. crew. middle and bottom rows: thermal long sleeve t-shirts, old navy. sweat shirt, old navy. cable knit sweater, old navy.

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L to R:  top row: skirt, j. crew. cordoroy jeans, j brand jeans. lace shoulders dress, h and m. middle row: wool skirt, j. crew. quilted leather clutch, found at t.j. maxx. flower crystal necklace, leslie danzis. bottom rows: skinny belts in red and leopard, ann taylor. jeans, old navy. leather belt, american eagle.  necklace, elizabeth stone jewelry, pearl and pyramid bangles, j. crew.

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L to R:  cowl neck sweater, old navy. chevron scarf, eden in love. coat, ross.

I kept most of my pieces neutral with lots of browns, grays, and beige. I also added some color to my wardrobe with pops of red. I brought three pairs of shoes; a regular pair of lace up boots (they are my go to Dr. Marten’s knee high boots),  a pair of strappy pumps (my favorite Christian Louboutin shoes as seen in my New Year’s post)  and a the Hunter boots that I decided to test out in the snow. They definitely kept my toes warm with heated socks. I found the heated socks work better than the regular hunter socks (thanks to my boyfriend’s dad, who got them for me.) I did not picture that pairs of shoes here because I use them often on this blog.

I hope that I am able to do a styling post for the pieces that I brought in a future post. I have to admit, the outfits worked out better than I expected and they managed to keep me warm. Not bad for a newbie in winter weather.

I hope you are having a great start of your week. Take care and let me know you think.

XOXO,

Elle

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