Friday, April 30, 2010

Obsession

I'm still obsessed with my JC Tick Botties.  I really can't get enough of them.  I'll love them even when they go "out-of-style". :) 

This is my favorite corner at Barnes & Noble (I go to B&N a lot) - the Arts/Crafts/Sewing Projects section.  I normally find a new book to add to my collection, but no luck tonight.

{top - Club Monaco, boyfriend jeans - Old Navy, shoes - Jeffrey Campbell, bracelet - F21, pearl ring - Mom's}



I'm sure all of you have been waiting for the winner of the Hana Professional Flat Iron Giveaway.... Congratulations to Amy of Junghwa by Amy Stewart.  Yay!  Hope you have lots of fun with your new flat iron. :)


Thanks to everyone who participated.  I wish everyone could have won one... but if you want to buy one, hop on over to Misikko.

Have a fabulous weekend!! xx.

Love, S

***Listening to Alphaville - Forever Young***

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I caved...

I promised myself not to buy anything for a while.  There is absolutely no room in my closet!  But then I  found out about an awesome American Apparel sale on Hautelook.  Nothing over $20!  How can you pass on a deal that amazing?  Well, I stocked up on a few things and there's still time for you guys to stock up too!  Just click HERE.  Happy Shopping!!


Oh and don't forget you still have until 11:59pm (hst) tonight to enter my giveaway, click here.

Love, S

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy 137th Birthday!

Don't rompers make you feel like a kid again!?  I love them.

{romper - F21, sandals - Old Navy, sunnies - "Raybon", ha ha drugstore}


Pooma got a haircut last week.  Her purple color is almost gone.  Not sure if I want to color them again.  Picked up some of that Apple Bitter Spray... it's sort of working.  She runs when she sees us coming with the bottle.  Hee hee.


Yesterday we went to Local Boy's West and enjoyed some ono (yummy) shave ice!! (yes, locals in Hawaii call it "shave ice" as opposed to shaved ice, well most of us do).  There's quite a few shave ice places on the island, but today was the first day we both tried Local Boy's.  They give you a complimentary scoop of vanilla ice cream on the bottom and you can even add other things like, mochi balls and azuki beans.  I added the mochi balls.  I got to choose three flavors... guava, mango, and dreamsicle... and to add to the sugar rush they top it off with a drizzle of Kauai Cream! Oh la la.  Oh man, that shave ice was pretty awesome! Um, and yes it was shared.  :)


We played tourist and visited Lahaina Town's famous landmark, the Banyan Tree!

 
Yesterday it celebrated it's 137th Birthday (planted back in 1873).  There was birthday cake, games, artists, crafters, and activities for the keiki.  There were even clowns!  I got a quick picture with them before they got to the festivities.


Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Love, S

p.s. Hey did you enter my Hana Professional Flat Iron Giveaway?  Well, if you didn't what are you waiting for... click here.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

In the fall...

... I'll be going back to school.  It's just one class for now until I can work out my schedule at work, but I'm so excited!!

{pocket tank - Old Navy, skirt - INC International Concepts, shoes - Jeffrey Campbell, bag - Tahari, necklaces - Sanrio and Claires}




*Playing around with my picture size.. these seem "too in your face".. hmmm. Thoughts?*

Love, S

And don't forget to enter my Hana Professional Flat Iron Giveaway!! You still have lots of time.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hair IS Important **Review and a GIVEAWAY**

What is one of your favorite accessories?  Mine would have to be my hair. There is so much versatility in hair.  We can express so much of ourselves through the hairstyles we choose.  And even when you cut it all off, it'll always grow back. :)

I was excited when Misikko asked if I wanted to review one of their professional flat irons; the Hana Professional 1" flat iron.  Although I'm an avid Chi flat iron user, I was very satisfied with the results the Hana Professional flat iron provided.  It only took me a few mintues to achieve straight shiny locks, and my hair is pretty thick.  I give it an A+.


**I took these photos in the bathroom, without a flash... so you can't really see how "shiny" my hair really is!**

Misikko offers a plethora of the best flat irons on the market, like the Chi flat iron, the Babyliss flat iron, and the Hana Professional 1" flat iron to name a few.

...and now for the best part, Misikko is offering one of my beautiful readers a chance to win their very own Hana Professional 1" Flat Iron. 


To enter (this is Mandatory)
1.  You must be a follower of my blog. (yes, I will check)
2.  Leave your name and email address.  I need a way to contact you if you're the lucky winner!

For EXTRA entries (please leave a separate comment for each one you have done)
1.  Follow Misikko on Twitter. (1 extra entry)
2.  Blog about this giveaway. (1 extra entry)
3.  Join Misikko Newsletter. (3 extra entries)

...and for ONE more Bonus entry
Become a fan or add me as a friend on Chictopia.

Update: All entries need to be in by Thursday, 4/29 @ 11:59 HST.  Good luck!!

Love, S

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Don't Stop...

I had a mini melt down today.  It was terrible!!  My hubby tried to make me feel better and although he normally helps me realize that the "world isn't going to end and that I'll be ok", I still didn't feel ok after talking to him about it.  So I called up my best friend (Jo of joaniebean, visit her here) to vent and ball my eyes out.  Her response was... LAUGHTER!  Yes, she laughed at me and told me I was crazy and thinking irrationally.  Well, she was right.  I laughed at myself too.  I think I just needed a good cry and vent session.  Thanks Jo!  So glad you picked up your phone today.  Everything is better now and my emotions are in check.  This week was has been a trip.  Here's hoping for a better tomorrow. :)

I got this sweater in March.... and it's been so warm this week... but who cares! I'm still lovin' stripes and it's perfect for eating an extra cookie or two.. hee hee. :) Just kidding. I'm trying to make better eating choices. We got a George Foreman grill. It's actually pretty awesome.. and clean up is a breeze!

{sweater - American Apparel, leggings - INC, shoes - Jeffrey Campbell, bracelets - F21, pearl ring - Tahiti}
 


Does anyone own a 7-day ring?  If so, where did you find/get yours??  I had one when I was younger.  I wish I still had it!  If you're unfamiliar with what a 7-day ring is, hop on over to joaniebean to find out. 

Love, S
***Listening to Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop***

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ding Ding Ding, we have a Winner!

Today I felt annoyed.  Yes, it was one of those days... But on my lunch break I took a breather, ate some an pan, got some vitamin D from Mr. Sunshine, watched some birds fly by and listened to the waves crash onto the shore.  I guess I have no reason for feeling annoyed when I live in such a relaxing place.

{skinnies - Old Navy, flats - Sam Edelman}

Yummy mini azuki bean an pan! nom.nom.nom.

I'd like to thank everyone for their input about my lovely thrift find. :)  I tallied all the comments and it was a tie!   It was fun reading all your comments.  I actually think I'll be wearing it more "backward" than forward.  Also, thanks for entering the giveaway.... and yes I picked a winner.... drum roll please.....

I did it the old fashion way, names in a hat.  Well, more like names in a kitty treats jar. 

....picking the lucky winner....

and the winner is....

Congratulations Erica from Sweets and Hearts!  Erica is super cute and super talented.  If you haven't stopped by her blog yet, what are you waiting for!? Head on over HERE.  She also has some cutie patootie things in her Etsy shop, check it out here.  Thanks again to everyone who entered.  

Love, S
***Listening to Train - Hey, Soul Sister***

Who needs practicality?!

It was love at first sight when I saw these babies!  They may be impractical, but who needs practicality when shoes are this cute!?!  My closet needs some Miu Miu, but my bank account begs to differ. :/  Oh shoe fairy where art thou?!


If you're a babe on a budget like me, take a look at Vanessa from The Haute Pursuit's DIY Sparrow tights!  So super cute.  If you have the time and the patience, you should give the DIY a try.  I know I want to!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Love, S

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Une Very Stylish Fille *Giveaway* - CLOSED

Sharon:  How do I look?
Eli:  Very Good.  I must say, I'm amazed!
Sharon:  I am a very stylish girl. :)

I found this dress last weekend during our impromptu thrifting adventure.  It seems to have been a "sample dress" by a sample maker named Martha.  The tag says it was made on 12/08/09 for a Summer 2010 line.  I wonder if I'll ever run into Martha.  Maybe she'll recognize the dress she made.

And the best thing about this dress, besides the fact that I scored it for a mere $5, is that it's really two dresses in one.  I can sport it either forward and backward.  I like it better backwards. 
Which way do you like it?
     
{dress - Thrift, 1st pair of shoes - Dollhouse, 2nd pair - Jeffrey Campbell}
(forward)                                                                   (backward)

...and for answering that simple question, ONE lucky winner will win this set of four Audrey Hepburn glass coasters.  Every Stylish Girl needs to have a set of stylish coasters to place her drink on.


Rules are simple...
1. Name & Email Address.
2. Tell me if you like the dress worn forward or backward.
3. Be a follower of my blog and recieve ONE extra entry. 
4. Blog about this giveaway and recieve ONE extra entry.  (Leave a separate comment if you've done this.)
**Yep, that's right you can have up to three entries!

Giveaway ends on Monday, 4/19 (11:59pm, HST) and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.
Open to everyone.  Good Luck!

Love, S
*Listening to Dimitri From Paris - Une Very Stylish Fille*

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Random loveliness

Pooma wanted to say hello to everyone!  She also wanted to ask if anyone knew how to get her to quit licking her paws!?!  She licks so much, they are stained.  :(  

{sweater - Fashion Pet, tutu - DIY by "mommy", heart dog tag - The Pet Shop, yellow "diamond" studded collar - The Pet Shop, purple ears - Lee's Pet Grooming}


My friend Cielle (of CielleStar) made this gorgeous bird's nest ring for me!  Isn't it great?!


And the other day I made a couple of these swarovski starfish and turquoise necklaces for two special friends. :) 


Also picked up these two books at B&N tonight.

What random loveliness has crossed your paths today?

Love, S

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays

... never get me down.

It was rainy today.  I had the day off.  It was a great day!  Took these pics before the rain came...

{dress - Jean Paul Gaultier for Target, wedges - Nine West, belt - F21}

Played with the draping of the dress and made a makeshift shrug.

I'm also super stoked because I was one of the lucky winners of this beautiful bracelet from Amy's {junghwa by amy stewart} Rope Bracelet's Giveaway.

I can't wait to wear it!  Thanks again Amy for picking me!!  If you lovelies don't know Amy yet, definitley check out her BLOG and also her ETSY STORE.  She's a total sweetheart and is uber creative too! You're gonna want everything in her shop!  I know I do. :)

One thing that did make me a bit sad... was my failed attempt to find a boater hat.  My head is large and in charge... there is no hat on the planet that fits my head. :(
{bb pic}
Love, S

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Release the Kraken

Today there was a Pamper your Pooch day at the local beach park. We thought it would be great to take Pooma so she could meet up with some fellow k-9's, but because I like to "dilly dally" while getting ready, we were late and missed it!  The story of my life - always late!

We did get to enjoy a nice lunch outdoors from Honokowai Okazuya.  They have ono grinds (yummy food) there (Chicken katsu, Broiled salmon with chili sauce, Ono lemon caper with sundried tomatoes, panko crusted Mahi Mahi to name a few), but I wanted something on the lighter side, so we shared a turkey melt + fries.  I guess not so "light" with the fries.. but oh so yummy.

Enjoyed a peach tea flavored Snapple too.  I haven't had a Snapple in years.  I love the randomness you find underneath the bottle cap.  Puts a wrinkle in my brain.

Tried getting a picture with Pooma, but she couldn't keep still.  I don't blame her, she was out enjoying the great weather... blue skies, sunshine-y goodness, puffy clouds, tradewinds, and blue waters!  Paradise is bliss.

And we made it to the movies tonight too!  Clash of the Titans was awesome.  Kinda bummed we only experienced the 2D version.  If you haven't watched it yet, go NOW :).  Sam Worthington (Perceus) was delicious eye candy and so was Gemma Arterton (Io), what a beauty.  Before leaving I needed to get a quick snap with Carrie.  Can't wait for SATC2!

{dress - F21, jacket - Thrift, shoes - Sam Edelman, bag - Coach, necklace - F21, bracelet - Thrift}

Love, S