This weekend seriously flew by! I got to attend both the Miss Hawaii America and Mrs. Hawaii pageants and had the best time. Honestly I think I was just happy to be in the audience and not the one on stage since I know how downright terrifying it can be to put yourself out there like that. During the days I kept it casual in jeans and this peplum top I snagged at Papaya few weeks ago. It’s no longer for sale online, but I put a bunch of cute alternatives in the slider at the end of this post. How was your weekend?
You know when you think you have all the time in the world to get ready and you’re cleaning and getting everything done you need to, and then all of a sudden, BAM, you have to leave in less than 10 minutes? That was this day. I blow dried my hair super quickly, then tied it up in a tight top-knot while my hair was still hot so it would hold a loose curl once I arrived at dinner. When in doubt, I usually go for black and neutrals. It’s my go-to hue whenever I need to throw an outfit together quickly, so I have no intentions of stowing away my black items just because Summer is here. What’s your go-to outfit when you’re in a pinch?
Is there anything better than a long weekend with no plans in sight? I honestly can’t remember the last one I had where I didn’t have appearances or events and I totally milked it — sleeping in, a massage, lazy beach day, a movie with my mom, take-out Indian food for my cheat meal, and capped it off with a barbecue with friends. At the end of the barbecue we had the perfect view right over Ala Moana Beach Park where they were doing a lantern floating ceremony and it was so gorgeous seeing all of the mini candlelit boats in the ocean. You can kind of see it in the last photo but I don’t think a photo does it justice. Hope you all had a lovely long weekend.
One of my favorite trends for spring is the monochrome outfit. Monochrome dressing is as easy as it is fashionable, and chances are you already have everything you need in your closet. To keep it interesting, experiment with layers, textures, and shapes until you get it just right. I love the look of all-white monochrome and will definitely be sporting it all summer long, but today I went with pink to match my amazing new She + Lo crossbody bag. No matter what I’m wearing I love that this bag brings a pop of color to my ensemble!
I mentioned this last week but I’d really love to meet you all and talk all things fashion and handbags, so if you live in the Hawaii area, be sure to stop by the She + Lo event on June 6th from 2 – 4 p.m. at Nordstrom Ala Moana Center. The designers Sheila Nazarian and Laura Darrah will be there too and it should be a really fun event.
It’s just not a holiday weekend without some serious savings, so I rounded up some of the best online Memorial Day sales. There’s nothing worse than going to checkout, Googling to find an applicable promo code, and finding out you just missed out on a sale (raise your hand if you feel me!). So whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect summer swimsuit or you’re dying to get those sandals you’ve been eyeing for weeks, here are some codes you can use to save big this weekend. Ready, set, shop!
Asos — Take 20% off your entire purchase with code LONGWKND
Baggu — Take 40% off leather clutches with code CLUTCH40.
Banana Republic — Take 40% off select items through 5/26 with code BRSUMMER.
BLANKNYC — Take 25% off your order with code LONGWKND.
Bloomingdales — Take 20% – 70% off select items during the Big Brown Sale through 5/25.
Current/Elliott — Take an additional 20% off sale items with code MD2015 through 5/25.
DVF — Take an additional 30% off sale items with code SUMMER30.
Equipment — Take and additional 25% off sale items with code MD2015.
Forever 21 — Buy one get one 50% off with code B1G150OFF on select items through 5/25.
Frends — 15% off entire purchase with code SUMMERFRENDS.
Gilt — Take 20% off your purchase with code SPLASH.
Joe’s Jeans — Take 25% off sale items with code HONOR.
Joie — Additional 20% off sale items with code MD2015 through 5/25.
Nasty Gal — Additional 40% off sale and 40% off select full-priced items with code HOTSTUFF.
Nordstrom — Take 40% off select items during the half yearly sale.
Parker NY — Additional 25% off sale items with code PKMEM2015, 5/21 – 5/25.
Revolve — Up to 75% off.