Aloha Friday

IMG_5426Super cute gladiator sandals, perfect for Spring, from Latigo

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IMG_5415Homemade triple berry bowl- topped with fresh fruit, bee pollen and Renola (GF/Vegan granola and its the bomb)

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Serial Podcast, put this on your must listen to list!

TGIF, right?! So looking forward to this weekend but before we hop to it here are a few highlights from this past week…
– New gladiator sandals with a vintage vibe- You can expect to see these A LOT in the next few months!
– Picked up a bouquet of spider mums and made a few mini bouquets to spread throughout the house. Having fresh flowers around the house always makes me smile.
– I attended the wedding of one of my close girlfriends this past weekend.  Had way too much fun with the Photo Booth!!
– I’m pretty much addicted to smoothe bowls, think Acai bowl but instead of the Acai I use a tri of frozen berries. YUM! They are an ideal breakfast/lunch in this humid Hawaii weather!
Serial. If you haven’t listened to it, do yourself a favor and download it, PRONTO.

Fancy Pants

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Dirty Ballerina Pants c/o // Toggery Brand Tee c/o // Prada Fanny Pack (similar) // Dolce Vita Shoes (old, similar) // Forever 21 Tassel Necklace

Happy Thursday! Dirty Ballerina just re-launched their new collection with Nordstrom and I’m a big fan! I’m loving this yellow skirt and crop set as well as these retro, animal print culottes. Clearly I’m on a fancy pants kick so I couldn’t pass up these butterfly patterned joggers and love how perfectly my Prada waist pack (THESE are HUGE for Spring, BTW) matched. All tied together with a pale pink boyfriend tee and a bright tassel necklace. Follow me on Instagram to see how I styled another piece from the release!!

Spring Sandal Must Haves

This past winter I bought an adorable pair of booties from Forever 21 that ended up becoming one of my go-to pairs of shoes for winter. I was shocked, in a good way, at the quality and comfort of the booties since I scooped them up for something like $40. While recently perusing the shoe section on the Forever 21 website I couldn’t believe how many trendy, chic and seriously lust worthy shoes they had for prices that were almost too good to be true. Gladiator sandals, mules, espadrilles and metallic slides are a few of the styles that have been on my spring/summer shoe radar and Forever 21 has some really great styles that won’t break the bank. Here are a few of my favorites…

Culottes

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Long Tall Sally Crop Top and Culotte Pants c/o // Stella McCartney Clutch // Sam Edelman Shoes (similar) // Dior Sunglasses

Nothing screams spring quite like a powder blue outfit and this crop and culotte from Long Tall Sally is what my spring outfit dreams are made of. The last time I owned a pair of culottes was in High School and they most certainly weren’t as flattering nor did they come with a coordinating crop top. Since I picked these ones up I’ve worn them numerous times; a few weeks ago with a embellished button up for a meeting and then again paired with this coordinating crop and a hot pink clutch. They are kinda the perfect pants to wear in this warm Hawaii weather and I think they will be super cute with a cotton tank and delicate pair of flat sandals!

Aloha Friday

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New vintage Persian rug that we scored on Craigs List. Penelope and I are both big fans!IMG_3994  Sunday morning in KailuaIMG_4040  The cutest new bikini from Sofia by Vix c/o. I’m obsessed with these tassel ties!IMG_3995This way to paradise…

IMG_4021Breakfast nook update…The bench got a fresh coat of dark blue paint. Next up…cushions and a new chandelier!

TGIF!! Coming to you today from Sunny San Diego! We flew out last night to spend the weekend with family and friends and celebrate the marriage of one of my closest girlfriends. We’re super excited to indulge in a little Mexican Food (Hawaii is seriously lacking in this department) and a few cocktails/ dancing at the wedding. This past week was pretty low key and we spent most of last weekend working on on some things around the house which is always a little more time consuming than you’d think.  We did squeeze in a few beach walks, a trip to the movies to see Fast and Furious 7 and enjoyed an after dinner glass of wine in the garden. It was a simple yet lovely week!
Have a great weekend!

Mexican Mule

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I have been a long time fan of the classic combination of ginger beer, vodka and lime…aka The Moscow Mule and have recently begun experimenting with swapping out the vodka with other liquors, for a different take on the classic mule. By simply swapping the vodka for tequila the mule is taken to another level of deliciousness and is equally as tasty if not better than the classic mule. Yep, I said it. It’s better than a Moscow Mule but thats coming from someone who has a deep love for tequila and margaritas and really all things Mexican, so giving the mule a mexican twist was a natural next step for me. Here is how you make it…

Mexican Mule:

Ingredients:
– 2 ounces tequila
– ginger beer
– lime

Directions:
– Fill a glass (or a copper mug if you have one!) with ice. Pour in the tequila and top with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime. Stir and enjoy!!

It’s so so simple yet so delicious!

Caftan

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SAMSUNG CSCRiller and Fount Caftan // Leopard Belt // Steve Madden Shoes // Alex and Ani Necklace c/o // Alex and Ani Bracelets here and here c/o // Daniel Wellington Watch c/o  // Saint Laurent Bag (similar under $50)

I have always loved an all black outfit with gold and cognac accents. It’s a great classic combo that is super easy to wear. It’s also one of those timeless looks that you can wear from season to season. I’ve had this Riller and Fount caftan for awhile (it is beyond comfortable!) and have worn it with numerous different belts and shoes. When styled with a leopard belt, studded sandals and gold jewelry it makes for the perfect and comfortable outfit to run around town!

Inspiring Spaces: Chandeliers

Our little Hawaiian bungalow is coming along quite nicely and really starting to feel like home. I made some major progress on my closet/office and while I hunt for a few more things I need to complete the room I’ll be switching gears and tackling the breakfast nook. We recently found an old wood Amish corner bench on craig’s list and gave it a fresh coat of paint. I’m kinda obsessed with how it turned out… its amazing what a little paint can do!! Next up for the nook, updating the chandelier. The house currently has an old chandelier with a stained glass floral motif and while it is lovely, it just doesn’t fit our style…so the hunt for a new chandelier is on! Here are a few looks I’m eyeing…

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