Saturday, July 31, 2010

That's one big hat

The Pirate, Pooma and I are back from our mini staycation at the gorgeous Westin Maui Resort.  The past two nights were the best two nights of sleep I've had in a long time.  We enjoyed a king-sized heavenly bed.  The beds at Westin hotels are the absolute BEST (they even have heavenly dog beds).  We had fun frolicking at the pool, going down the slide, and getting sun-kissed.  I didn't want to leave and as spoiled as this sounds, I wish I had a maid! 

Here are a few pics I managed to take.  I was having way too much fun, that photo's were the last thing on my mind.

Me in a bathing suit. Don't laugh. ;)  My mom got me this hat for the pool.  Big huh!? I love it! Thanks mom.

{Ralph Lauren one piece | VS robe | San Diego Hat Co. hat | Chanel sunnies}


Gorgeous day in paradise!

Hope everyone is savoring the last few moments of the weekend. :)

Love, S

**Still a couple days left to enter my giveaway.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mariel AND 99!!

My Mariel's came in today. Stoked.  Doesn't my skin look quite vampirey in the first pic? I love it!

{T by Alexander Wang sweater | ON shorts | Jeffrey Campbell Mariel wedges | Tahari bag}

For my birthday I should've wished for a plumper bootay. :/

And LOOK! My hubby got me the 99 Zip Wedge in Snakeskin.  Sigh. Thank you huuuuuuuubbbbie! Me lovie.

Gotta go... rented Valentine's Day.  Hope it doesn't blow.  And if you haven't entered my giveaway yet, you should. :)

Love, S

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday to Moi!

Today I went to the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm.

Enjoyed a delicious lavender scone!

[Yes, those are my shoes in my purse.  The farm was no place for walking around in 5 inch heels.  I'm aware that it's quite disgusting to have shoes in my purse.  But it's my birthday, and it's my purse. :)]

Took in the breathtaking views. 

{Thrifted top | Gap shorts | Jeffrey Campbell Snick wedges | Wendy Mink ruby ring}

Soaked up some sun.

Ate one of the BEST flatbreads evaaaaar! 

And devoured a slice of blueberry cheesecake from Broke Da Mouth bakery.

Being Twenty-Eight is GREAT.  Thank you Pirat_E for such lovely day.  You are the best.  I love you forever and ever and ever!

Love, S

*Enter my GIVEAWAY below!!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wendy Mink Jewelry GIVEAWAY

As all of you know I love coming across new online shops.  A few months ago I discovered Wendy Mink Jewelry and fell in LOVE.  Each piece is exquisite and exceptionally crafted.  Wendy's pieces are definite statement pieces.  Even her Simplicity styles have a "WOW" factor.  I had to contact the Wendy Mink team to let them know how much they rock!!

Tell us a little about Wendy Mink Jewelry
Wendy Mink has been in business for about 20 years.  Wendy has always operated out of NYC and has worked with Tibetan artisans from the very beginning  An important thing for Wendy is the quality and workmanship behind each piece. Each piece is handmade right here in NYC or by collaborative artisans in Peru and India. We try to maintain a 'personal touch' and very much enjoy an informal relationship with our web and boutique customers.

Where does WMJ gather inspiration?
Wendy's main inspiration is from vintage jewelry, with Victorian being her first love. Travel is also important with India, Nepal & Tibet featuring in design.

What type of girl, do you envision wearing WMJ pieces?
In terms of customers we see the WMJ customer as being an individualist with an eclectic sense of style! our customers are so varied!

Any tips on accessorizing?
Wendy's motto is "If you love it then you will wear it well."  Don't follow trends.  Buy what you see working year after year for you!

Wendy Mink was so kind to send me my very own Wendy Mink piece, this stunning Ruby Cocktail Ring.  I've wanted a ruby ring for so long and I'm truly thankful that I received such a gorgeous ring.  Especially since ruby is my birthstone.  (Yay, it's my birthday tomorrow!)

And Wendy Mink has generously offered to give one of my readers the chance to win their very own Ruby Cocktail Ring (shape will vary).  See details below to see how you can win!

Giveaway Rules
1.  Leave you Name and Email address.
2.  Visit Wendy Mink Jewelry and tell me what your favorite item is. 

Easy peasy right! Right. :)
*Giveaway open to everyone, yes International readers too!!*
Winner will be announced on Monday, August 2nd.

Love, S

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hello Lover!

The night I got engaged was such a magical time.  I remember it like it was yesterday.  My best friend was probably just as excited as me.  She knew it was a day that I was dreaming of for so long and she was so sweet to offer to buy me my wedding shoes.  A few months later, I came across the perfect pair, the Manolo Blahnik Jeweled Satin d'Orsay.  I emailed her immediately and told her I found the one.  She probably thought I was crazy, because as generous as her offer was to buy me my shoes, I'm sure she didn't anticipate buying me $700 ones!  I'm not sure how the exact conversation went, but I'm sure she asked me "if I was out of my mind?!"

I had my heart set on the Manolos, and I think the shoe god's were watching, because they pointed me to Zappos.  There, I found these.  I'd like to introduce you to my Mocknolo Blahnik's.  Beautiful, aren't they?  And if you didn't know any better, they totally look like the real deal.  And better yet, they were only a fraction of the price.  I called my bestie to let her know and less than a week later they were mine.

To this day I still love these shoes, so much that I wear them around the house.  I plan on wearing them for our 2nd wedding anniversary, which isn't until next March, but it'll be here before I know it.  Thanks Jo!!!  You're the best.  But you already know that.

Love, S

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pizookie please

I got this tunic from F21 last weekend.  I was thinking of wearing it during the day or hanging out by the pool for our upcoming stay-cation, but tonight was extremely hot and muggy and I didn't want to wear anything clingy.  I feel like it makes me look wide, but it's so comfy.  Paired it with some flat sandals, but then realized how "short" I looked, hence the tippy toe action.

{F21 dress, bandeau, ring | Soda sandals | Tahari bag (my fav!) | Banana Republic bracelets}

Eli and I had a craving for some deep dish pizza, so we trotted on down to Lahaina Pizza Company (formerly known as BJ's Pizzeria).  I haven't eaten there for a while and was really looking forward to the Pizookie. YUM.

Sesame chicken salad, "The Works" deep dish pizza, pizookie (jumbo gooey chocolate chip cookie a la mode!)

Love, S

Shoe lusting

I'm currently in LOVE with these Jeffrey Campbells.  Will the shoe fairy bring me one (or two, or all!) for my birthday? I hope so!

JC LoveFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

JC Love by sharonlei featuring Jeffrey Campbell shoes

clockwise: 99 Fur, 99, Miracle Fur, Mariel

July 24th UPDATE:  I just bought myself the Mariel's (in suede).  Thank you ShopBop.  Even though my bank account loathes you, I still love you!  I can't wait to get my new shoes in.  Yay, Happy Early Birthday to me!

What shoes are you coveting?

Love, S

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A spot of tea

I've been wanting a tea set for some time now, but have yet to find the perfect one.  Recently, I've perused through the CSN Stores website, in their dinnerware section and found a couple to my liking.  This isn't a whole tea set, but aren't these tea cups pretty?!

I still can't believe that CSN Stores has over 200 online stores.  You can seriously spend hours looking through all the stores. Have you found or bought any fun things from CSN Stores lately?  Do share.

Love, S 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Anthro, I heart you!

These things are currently sitting in my Anthro shopping cart.. and most of them are on sale! Yay for sale.

This is so sweet, just like me!  I'm a sucker for a sweetheart neckline. I'd pair it with a different belt.  Maybe something a little more edgy to play down the sweetness.

{Wind Catcher Dress}

I NEED THIS BELTNEED NEED NEED!!!  I first saw it on Lisa from Respect the Shoes and I immediately fell in love.  I know I will have dreams about this belt tonight!

{City Safari Belt}

I remember seeing this top in the last catalog I received from Anthro and knew I needed it, but didn't want to pay $98.  At only $19.99... what a steal!

{Banderole Tank}

Eli thinks this is an "ugly" bag.. but I think it's fun!

{Knotted Satchel}

{Marietta Blouse}

{Hovering Dots Dress}

... And I want every single blouse in the blouse section of the site!!  I feel like I need more tops in my wardrobe.

Why isn't there an Anthropologie in my town?  Why oh why?  For my birthday, I'm going to wish for one.  But shhhhhh don't tell anyone I told you, it might not come true.  I'm super excited for my birthday and also excited that Eli and I and even Pooma will be going on a mini stay-cation!  Hooray!  If you could pack your bags and leave for the best holidays right now, which top 3 destinations would you go for?

Love, S

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

I am not a repeat offender. I swear!  And if I was, would you hate me? I hope not.  I think I like this lace top a bit more than the previous one.  I don't feel guilty about owning two lace tops that are pretty much identical, because they're both from F21 and they were cheap cheap cheap.  My birthday is in exactly one week from today and I'll be turning twenty eight.  So, considering I'm in my late 20's, I should think twice about shopping at F21 so much, if not at all!  Ha ha.  At least here on Maui, I don't have to be surrounded by a bunch of annoying over-enthused teenage girls.  I guess I pick the right times to step foot into that store.  Plus, ours is pretty organized and NEVER a mess.

I wanna thank everyone for their comments and concern over my eye. :) It feels like it's almost 100% better.  I'm still not sure if it was a stye, but it's definitely not pink eye.  Whew.  The hot compress helped a lot.  I can't wait till it's completely healed. I hate going out without mascara on.

{F21 lace top | GAP cami + skinnies | Michael Kors flats | Macy's bracelet + ring}

Again I want to give a huge thanks to my girl Megan from Alainn Bella for hosting an awesome giveaway.  You rock chica.  Hopefully if you ever visit Hawaii, we can sip some cocktails on the beach together. :)  So drum roll please.... the winner of the Alainn Bella "Striped Dress" giveaway is Viv from DiamondsandTulle!  Yippee!  Thanks to everyone to entered.  And great news, I have ONE more giveaway before the month's over, so check back.  It's gonna be a sweet one!

Love, S

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mrs. 4-eyes

"What's the most resilient parasite? An Idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it." 

If you haven't watched Inception yet, I recommend you do.  It was brilliant and quite intriguing. 

On another note, I think I have a stye eye.  While shopping yesterday, my right eye started tearing uncontrollably and there was some discomfort.  Basically, I was walking around like a one-eyed crying fool.  When I finally got home, I took off my contacts hoping for some relief, but there was none.  It was still crying.  Hoping for a better tomorrow, I went to bed, but woke up with a swollen eye.  I really should go put a hot compress on it... and totally crossing my fingers it isn't a stye!  See ya guys laters.

Here's what I wore yesterday... pre-eye dilemma.

{F21 lace top | Banana Republic cami + chinos + bracelets | Jeffrey Campbell sandals
Momoberry (Hello Kitty) necklace from BFF, Cinnamon Girl key necklace}

You can't really tell, but my eye is "crying".

Trying to find relief, but none found.  At least I still have a smile on my face.

{DKNY eyeglasses}
Love, S

**There's still time to enter my giveaway.  see post below.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Alainn Bella G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y

Hey guys! Guess what?!  I'm sure you've already guessed (since the post title clearly states giveaway!), but I have another great giveaway going on!  Yep, that's #3 this month! Woo hoo!

Megan from Alainn Bella (remember my write up about her shop, here), is now offering one of my readers the chance to win this fabulous dress from her shop.  The winner gets to choose the size she wants.

Giveaway Rules
1. Name and Email address.
2. Follow me via Google Friend Connect.
2. Sign up for Alainn Bella's newsletter.

Addtional entry if you... 
4. Like Alainn Bella on Facebook.
Open to U.S. and CANADA residents.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, 7/20th.

And if you can't wait to see if you're the lucky winner, you can use Promo Code: Elisharon to get 20% off anything your little heart desires at Alainn Bella.

Love, S

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A fun find in my closet

There's a little pink lunch wagon in town called, Nobu's.  It's been around for 18 years and I've never eaten there.  Today, before Eli went to work, we decided to finally give it a try.  We had the shoyu chicken (served with rice, macaroni salad, and noodles.)  Mmmmmmm!  It was a party in my mouth. Why haven't I eaten there earlier?  I'll probably go back tomorrow for lunch!

{hubby's UO shirt | ON perfect khaki shorts | Steve Madden sandals
my favorite bag from Tahari | Chanel sunnies | F21 necklaces}

A couple years ago, I literally stalked the Macy's shoe department for these sandals.  They were priced at $90 when they first came out, but a couple weeks later were marked down to $50, so I snatched a pair right away.  As much as I loved them back then, I never wore them.  Today, they finally made their debut and I still love them as much as I did the day they came home with me.  I love discovering things in my closet!

I'd like all of you to meet my new lovelies.  Got them from my in-laws as an early birthday gift!  When I saw Rumi from Fashion Toast, sporting these babies a while back, I knew I had to have a pair. I'm  super excited to wear them out, but also a wee bit terrified!

And congrats to Leah from The Domesticated Wife.  She's the lucky winner of the Menara Earrings from Spotted Moth.  Thanks again for everyone that participated and BIG THANKS for the team from Spotted Moth for such a lovely giveaway.

Love, S

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Prisoner of Fashion

Today we visited Hale Pa'ahao.  It used to be the old prison in Lahaina town.  There's even a "prisoner" that still lives there.  My camera died before I could take a quick snap of him.  The prisoner's "voice" frightened Eli and I've never seen him jump at anything... ANYTHING!  It was pretty entertaining.  (The prisoner dude was actually just a mannequin and his voice was a recording.)

{top from local boutique | Jeffrey Campbell booties
F21 and InezDesigns necklaces | F21 and personalized rings}

Nicole from le mode du jour sported this nail polish trend! LOVE IT. Thanks for the inspiration Nicole. :)

And for lunch we enjoyed ono grinds at Star Noodle. YUM!

clockwise: Star Noodle sign, garlic noodles, miso salmon and nori chicken bento, steamed pork buns

Gotta jet.. going to a going away bbq dinner. yum. BBQ.  Hope everyone is having a fun weekend!  Don't forget to enter my giveaway below!

Love, S

Friday, July 9, 2010

Spotted Moth G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y

"Be chic and sweet in clothes that are rich in style, but not in price!"

Another great online boutique I've recently come across is Spotted Moth.  They just launched their site this past spring and what a lovely site it is!  I love that everything in their store is either hand-picked or hand-made.  You all know I'm a big fan of all things hand-made.  And their selection of hand-picked items, like the ones below, excite me too!

Spotted Moth has teamed up with me and is giving away a pair of their "Menara Earrings".  You know your ears are dying to wear these beauties!

Giveaway Rules
1.  Leave your Name and Email address.
2.  Visit Spotted Moth and tell me what your favorite item is.
3.  Extra entry if you become a fan of Spotted Moth on Facebook! (let me know if you've done this in a separate comment)
4.  Another entry if you follow me. :)
Open only to US and Canada residents.

Winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, July 14th.

Good luck sweetie pies.

Love, S