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Holi-daze and New Year’s Cheers!




The year is winding down with family and friends coming home, family gatherings, lots of food and drinks, and time to reflect on another amazing year of life. Whether this year was a challenge for you or an amazing one, take time to reflect and grow.  It is officially two days until the end of the year, let us all start the new year with goals not resolutions.  But regardless of what you plan do as the year ends, always remember to keep your love ones close, enjoy every moment with them, and to celebrate life.  Let’s take the last few days to celebrate renewal, hope, and inspiration in 2017.

So pick out an outfit that will like you shine. Wear fringe, a flattering LBD, a lacy top, something velvet or a bottom with sparkling sequins and welcome the new year with some fireworks.


TOPS zara fringe & lace tanks similar here unbranded  beaded satin cami 


SKIRTS forever 21 & banana republic (old)  similar here


PANTS seven for all mankind (old) similar here

But whatever you choose always  bring out a pair of shoes that will let you stand out in the crowd.


SHOES:  gianvito rossi and christian louboutin (pigalle follies (similar here), tobaggon, simple pump (black version here))

And add some accessories that make you sparkle.



purchased at a craft store

avela jamila purse

j crew crystal necklace
leslie danzis tear drop crystal drop necklace
aloha stadium market ribbon and pearl necklace  

t & j designs double pearl studs on sale now!
j crew crystal earrings similar here
j crew crystal leaf earrings (old)

Thanks again for reading and for all your support throughout all these years. Have an AMAZING and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!


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.




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



TOP forever 21
BOTTOM old navy
SHOES christian louboutin
NAILS by  manoa nail salon

Photography Balbino and Melissa Canoy from Vivid Fotos

Victorian Elements


Hello All,

I’m restyling old pieces that I found in my closet this past weekend. Every season before I go to purchase any must have styles, I peruse my closet to see what I already have that work with this season’s trends. I found this chiffon piece that I bought a while back. It has the puffy sleeves, ruffles and the ribbon tie closing at the neck, elements of the Victorian trend that was found on the runway for Spring season. I also found a mermaid skirt that reflects  early and late Victorian skirts styles. I kept  the colors dark in this outfit and I played with cloth textures and weaves.

Thanks for reading.



TOP papaya clothing (old)
BOTTOM forever 21 (old)
SHOES  christian louboutin (old)
PEARLS flea market find


Layers of Lace

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Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having an amazing Wednesday. I’m playing with lace today. The key to layering lace prints is similar to that of layering patterns. I gravitate towards lace pieces that have similar patterns and I keep both lace pieces neutral. Because lace is delicate, I accessorize with multiple strands of pearls and a bit of sparkle. This outfit is perfect for brunch or a dinner with the family.

Thank you again for reading.




TOP forever 21
SKIRT forever 21
SHOES christian louboutin
BRACELETS j crew, unknown


Summer Lace & Retro Pearls

Summer Lace

Hey Everyone,

Nothing reminds me of summer more than cream and lace. When I first saw this blouse from J. Crew, I absolutely adored the puffy lace sleeves and the airy cotton bodice,  perfect for the warm summer days and nights in Hawaii. I foresee this blouse becoming a definite summer wardrobe staple. I cannot wait to pair it with shorts for a more casual look or dress it up a bit with a high waist pencil skirt.



I added retro inspired pieces like the pearl and pyramid bangles and the pearl leaf necklace to dress it up a bit. I love the creamy look of the gold paired with the pearls in each of these pieces,  the gold is subtle and not overpowering so it dresses up this casual outfit.

IMG_6886 Summer Lace


Thank you once again for reading.



TOP j crew
PANTS old navy
SHOES tory burch “reva’
NECKLACE tj maxx
BAG london fog

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Pretty in Pink: Sparkle, Pearls and Pink Tulle


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.





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

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Vintage Appeal: Damask Print and Pearls





I gravitate towards classic silhouettes with unexpected fabrics and prints. When I first saw this shift dress, I instantly fell in love with the bold damask print. I love it’s vintage appeal and charm. I definitely could not wait to pair it with strands of pearls and silver accents.

Thank you again for reading. Take care and blessings.



DRESS everly
SHOES bcbgeneration (old)
RINGS silverspoonjewelry, unbranded
NECKLACE forever21 (old)
BRACELETS handmade by me

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Tweed, Pearls, and Channeling Coco

Hello All,
Just stopping in to say hello. I hope you started your weekend with something amazing. One of my favorite fashion icons is Coco Chanel. Her style and taste is timeless. One iconic piece that reminds me of her is the Tweed Blazer. I love to wear tweed on cooler days in Hawaii. I like to layer it over button down shirts and multiple strands of pearls. It is definitely a piece that is worth investing in because it’s not only timeless but also a great way to pull together an outfit and make it dressier. How do you wear tweed? I would love to hear from you.

Thank you again for reading. Please like, comment, or follow my blog. Take care.


:: Outfit ::

Top: Forever21
Tweed Blazer: Thrifted
Shirt: Forever21
Bottom: Gap
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Old)
Rings: Tiffany & Co., Cinnamon Girl, and 7 For All Mankind
Necklaces: Forever21

Photo Credit: Taryn Reid Photography

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