Whole Foods Bakery
Macarons from Whole Foods
Treated myself to some Essie nail polish in Chinchilly & Set in Stones
Korean feast from Million Restaurant
Yesterday’s outfit: Red, white + Aztec print
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(All images: GABIFRESH)
I’m so inspired by fashion blogger GabiFresh! My good friend Jenna Hall introduced me to her blog because she’s curvy, classy and so darn cute! This is a great blog to draw some inspiration for our plus-size island girls. GabiFresh showcases her outfits of the day, her travels and the latest designs for plus-size fashions.
I love how she promotes women who are naturally big and beautiful. Another thing I like about her is that she leads such a glamourous life but she’s also real and practical. Take her Default post, for example. Everything she’s wearing is affordable and most of them are from Forever21!
Island Brew Coffeehouse has the best lattes in Hawaii Kai. I usually get the malabar latte with almond milk and this yummy everything bagel with cream cheese. Also, here are the latest cheap finds I’ve found in town this week >>> a Steve Madden cross-body bag ($20) from TJ Maxx and this Buddha necklace ($6) from Macys. I’ve seen the Buddha necklaces around the Downtown boutiques and in the yoga shops but they all cost over $50. This $6 necklace will do just fine. I really like the purple tassle at the end too.
If I were to sum up the major trends I’ve indulged in this past summer, I’d say they would be ombre, hi-low tops/frocks/dresses, Aztec prints and vintage leather. I always go back to past shops on Etsy to see what else these awesome designers have come up with. Take Brooke Fung’s Peeko Apparel, she’s listed some new duds for the fall season. I really like how she took the ombré to a wine shade and gave the hi-low top some shape with extra frills on the side.
As you can see from my previous posts, leather is a good investment. At Pascal Vintage, these rough, classic boots caught my attention and I’ve had them in my favorites list ever since. They’re a bit pricey for me, but that’s what’s expected of vintage clothing and accessories. You get that worn out feel.
Lastly, I saved these in my faves list just because they’re fun and colorful. I’ve been wearing a lot of black and grey lately for work so I figured that these would work well to break up the boring neutrals on Mondays. They’re pretty cute and made from real leather (according to the designer).
You can find more of these leather earrings and other goods by Tovi Sorga on Etsy.
I’m completely in love with Louis Baker’s voice, his exaggerated, sharp inflections and the soul in his voice. I’m inspired to book my flight down to New Zealand and explore the music and art scene in Wellington. I’ve checked out flights and they’re just as expensive as the flights from HNL to GUM/SPN.
Lately I just bought a good pair of leather kitten heels and boots. The next thing I plan to invest in is a genuine leather satchel or tote that I can use for work. I’ve been browsing through some good ones on Etsy and I really like Art of Leather by Lee Loong Studio.
Lastly, I like a random find here and there. This is a clutch by Blackbird and the Owl on Etsy.
…the sky was turning purple and lucky thing I had my DSLR in my trunk. This is one thing I love about working in Kaneohe. It’s country, it’s a little ghetto and you really can’t beat the beautiful scenery. These shots, however, were taken on my drive home through Waimanalo.
I usually listen to island music on my long journey home to unwind, but Frank Ocean made his way onto my playlist and paved the mood for the rest of the way.
You may be wondering why the sequencing of the photos don’t make any sense. Well, that’s because I was chasing the sunset towards Hawaii Kai. It was dark in Kaneohe and Kailua by the time I made it to see the sun go down from my house.
Once in a while I like to browse through some good photography on Flickr. I absolutely love Lululemon’s Flickr feed because all of their photos are so inspirational and positive. Yes, they are all promotional, but the photographer is damn … Continue reading