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Sweaters & Interesting Details

Hawaii is experiencing a cold spell. I really love colder weather here. I get the opportunity to wear sweaters and get bundled up. I completely adore sweaters with unexpected details; bow prints, polka dots, stripes or distressed details.

I have been watching a show on Netflix called Meteor Garden. I’m completely inspired by the fashion of the characters and all the different sweaters they use. I love all the different details from hooks, to distressing, to patterns, and interesting color combinations.

I have had this sweater in my collection for a while I love its distressed and unraveled sides, the soft yarn used, and the slouchy look. I paired it with dressy jogger pants and an asymmetric shirt.

What kind of details you like on your sweaters?

Thanks again for reading.

XOXO,

Michelle

P.S. My hair was braided by Tiffany from TBraids808Hawaii. Thank you for making my hair for amazing.

SWEATER forever21 (old)
T SHIRT all saints
PANTS uniqlo
SANDALS isabel marant “jeyka”
HAIR tbraids808hawaii

Spring is Here: Shirt and Stripes

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Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a great first day of Spring.  One of the major Spring trends that I’m loving right now are shirt dresses. I’m a huge fan of button down shirts and shirt dresses have the same appeal for me. Shirt dresses are easy to put on and embellish. You can definitely dressed them up or down and accessorize how ever you want.  It is a versatile piece you can definitely wear on its own or wear over a pair of skinny jeans or even tuck under a pencil skirt.  It’s a piece that is a great addition to any wardrobe. Ideally, I would recommend finding one that is plain colored or pinstriped if you want to give it staying power in your wardrobe.

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I picked this up on sale a couple of years ago while shopping at a local Hawaii boutique called Eden in Love. I instantly fell in love with the colorful stripes and the soft feel and drape of the fabric. Here I finished the look up with a leather obi belt and some nude pumps to give my legs some length.

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Thanks again for Reading.

XOXO,

Elle

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SHIRT DRESS xtaren
BELT ada belts
SHOES christian louboutin

Warm and Cozy Plaid and Hunter Boots

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Hello Everyone,

Before the temperatures dipped and the snow started to fall full force, we got a chance to take some pictures outside. I’m loving the fact that I can layer more here than back in Hawaii. I’m loving the winter weather. I know it’s very cold but I can’t help but enjoy getting cozy, drinking some hot chocolate, keeping warm, and spending time with family and friends. There is something so beautiful about snow covered landscapes. I love the way the snow blankets the land like it’s preparing a big surprise for spring. I find it amazingly gorgeous.

 

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I don’t know what it is about winter weather but plaid flannels  come to mind. It’s warm and cozy and so comfortable. I decided to pair this shirt with corduroy pants, heated socks and my Hunter boots. They definitely kept me warm outside while I slushed around in the grass.

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Thank you so much for reading.

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XOXO,
Elle

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TOP forever21
SHIRT j. crew
PANTS j brand
SHOES hunter
BELT american eagle

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

Layered Sparkle and Stripes

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Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having an great Wednesday.

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This past week, we traveled up North to Michigan to spend time with family and friends. When we arrived, there was little snow on the ground and the air was chilly. I decided to play with layering for colder weather since I do not really have an opportunity to do that here in Hawaii. The focal piece of this outfit is definitely this striped skirt I purchased last year. It proved to be a great piece that’s simple and dressy. I continued the striped theme onto the turtle neck and layered a pull over on top to bring it all together. I added thick knit stockings to keep my legs warm from the chill and warmed up with my coat. I definitely do not know if I could get use to the cold but I love to layer.

Hope you have an great day. Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think.

XOXO,
Elle
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SHIRT forever21
SWEATER forever21
SKIRT j. crew
STOCKINGS worthington
SHOES dr. martens
BELT ann taylor
JEWELRY leslie danzis

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

Fade to Gray: Gray Stripes and Violet Highlights

 

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Happy Saturday Everyone,

The weather here is getting chilly especially for Hawaii standards. It is definitely my favorite time of year because I have the opportunity to layer, something I do not have a chance to do the rest of the year.

Gray is big this season and I wanted to create an outfit using different shades of gray. I found this dress from Florencia Arias, a local designer, and I instantly fell in love with the cut and the subtle stripes of gray. I like to mix pieces that have structure to pieces that are more organic so naturally, I chose this open cardigan for its shape and added a pop of color with this scarf.

 

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Thank you so much for reading. Let me know what you think.

XOXO,

Elle

 

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DRESS florencia arias
SWEATER gap
SHOES zara
RINGS silver spoon jewelry, cinnamon girl, m33ms, tiffany and co.

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

White Shirts are Easy

 

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Hello Everyone,

White shirts make the world go round. I have a ton of them in my closet, in different fabrics, cuts, and fits. I found this easy pullover from Rumi Murikami’s Summer Collection last month at the Made in Hawaii festival and I’ve already worn in several times. It’s an easy piece that goes with everything. I can dress it up or dress it down and the cut is perfect for those extra warm Hawaiian afternoons. I paired this shirt with a set of DIY necklaces and a pair of patented red ballet flats to give it a polished tribal look. How do you wear your white shirts? Let me know.

XOXO,

Elle

P.S. The Cut Collective is having a trunk show this weekend, Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11 AM-4PM. Check out the amazing collections of Allison Izu, Rumi Murakami, and Ten Tomorrow.

 

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SHIRT rumi murikami
PANTS gap(old)
SHOES zara
NECKLACES diy

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

Pretty in Pink: Sparkle, Pearls and Pink Tulle

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Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having an amazing week. The week is almost over and the day of love, hearts and passion is just around the corner.

I had a talk with my aunt the other day about my childhood dreams and she reminded that before I even started school, she remembers me loving to dress up to put on fashion shows or practicing pirouette and plié movements in ballet performances on the staircase landing of my grandmother’s house. She knew back then that I had always loved fashion and the arts. It is a dream that has never gone away. She reminded me that my first love was always and is always with me today and that it’s never really to late to follow my dreams. Perhaps the true meaning of love is just that, to follow what makes our soul the happiest and our dreams within reach.

As the holiday of love, humanity, passion, care, and romantic gestures comes, perhaps the one thing we forget is that the person who started it in history followed his dream of sharing love with people. We often forget that the holiday is far more than gestures of love with a significant other, shapes of hearts, candy, and flowers but rather gestures of love to human kind and to follow our passions despite judgement.

To celebrate my love for the arts and to remind me that my dreams are just within reach, is a tulle skirt, pearls and some sparkle. Perfect for an evening to celebrate dreams, wishes, and hopes.

Thank you again reading. I hope you have an amazing weekend full of joy and happiness. And don’t forget dreams are always within reach.

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XOXO,
Elle

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TOP ann taylor
SKIRT space46boutique
SHOES Christian louboutin “yoyo”
BAG proenza schouler ps1
NECKLACES forever21, oiajules

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Where All the Flowers Bloom: Floral Skirt and Polka Dot Shirt

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Happy Tuesday Everyone!

While going to the grocery store the other day, I was completely inspired by the beautiful orange flowers on this wall. They reminded of spring and summer weather and a floral skirt I bought last year that is vibrant and so full of life. I could not wait to go home and play with different pairings for the skirt. After some thought, I decided to pair if with a polka dot button down that accents the magenta and orange orchid design. It was a little rainy today, and the floral design reminded me that spring is just around the corner.
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Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

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TOP j crew
SKIRTS ann taylor
SHOES  yoyo by christian louboutin
RINGS fork ring, random stacking rings, tiffany and co.
BRACELETS bracelets with a message

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Let’s Chill: Sweatshirts and Jeans

IMG_6094Hawaii’s winter weather is nothing like the one you find on the continent. Snow only covers our highest mountains for a short period of time. This winter has been wet and windy and definitely unpredictable. The temperatures have dropped to the low 60’s and mid 50’s here.  “Cold” for Hawaii standards if you ask me. When the weather drops, it’s definitely time to bring out the sweaters and the sweatshirts.  Recently, sweatshirts and jeans have been my uniform for the “colder” weather in Hawaii.  It keeps me warm, cozy, and comfortable on chilly days. I like to pair mine with jeans that have interesting textures and prints and keep it interesting by layering necklaces over them.Sweatshirts

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So what’s your colder weather uniform? Let me know.

Thank you again for reading. Take care and have a great Monday.

XOXO,
Elle

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SWEATSHIRT old navy
PANTS j brand
SHOES christian louboutin (old)
RINGS silver spoon jewelry, unbranded
BRACELETS handmade by me
NECKLACE forever21, leslie danzis

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

For the Love of Denim: Pencil Skirts and Light Sweaters

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

There is something completely nostalgic about denim skirts. Before I found the perfect pair of jeans, I found the perfect denim skirt.  It has become a staple in my wardrobe as long as I can remember. I have them in different cuts and washes. Recently, I have been looking for one in a high waisted pencil cut in dark wash and I have been eye-ing this one from Zara for a while now.  I could not help but get it when it went on sale in December. It is the perfect blend of feminine and tough. The classic pencil cut and the dark wash allow the skirt to be worn with many different pairings. I can not wait to find more ways to wear this skirt.

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What is one of your staple pieces that you cannot live without?

Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

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TOP zara
SKIRTS zara
SHOES sam edelmen “lorissa” (old)
RINGS fork ring, stacking rings
BRACELETS gap, handmade bangle, flea market finds

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

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