April 21, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter weekend! We spent our Sunday having brunch at the beautifully vintage chic Royal Hawaiian Hotel.  One of my besties, Linh and her little family had the same reservations so naturally we joined parties. At first Shane wasn't able to commit, but he surprised us by getting off work early! It turned out to be the perfect day.

Every parent knows this desperate look.
Easter brunch attire: Fighting Eel dress, various accessories, Via Spiga pumps, Tory Burch purse.
 The bump and bling.
 My beautiful mom and dad. I'm the most grateful in life for them!
 World's best uncle.
 Her monster ("mimi") face.
 Yep, I live here.
 Some stuff I can't have.
 More stuff I can't have.
 Round one (Ok so, I ate one piece of sashimi).
 Make room for the pregnant lady! Rounds two, three and four (all at one time)
 Mini me status
 Pure happiness.
 She's always insisting that we kiss...
 How can we say, "No?"
 Fashion moment:
Linh's wearing Bardot trousers and necklace from Bamboo Sky. Don't know where her top is from, but I want it.
Good, I can still see my cute shoes.
 And the "Best Dressed Family" award goes to...
 Important business call
A three hour nap ensues...

April 20, 2014

Le Bump

Roxy Sunset Stripes Twist Bandeau Top, Roxy Surf Essentials Scooter Bottom, Wonderland HNL Morning Glass Pocket Kimono (sold out Bamboo Sky, but similar here)

So basically….. this is what I've been up to the past 5 months.  If you haven't already speculated by my lack of posts and the sort of questionable roundness popping through my denim shirt in my last entry, then now surely, your hunch is confirmed!!! Willow's going to be a big sister! We're totally over-the-moon excited for our new addition, but at the same time completely nervous.  Sleepless nights, zombie-like days and super "uncute" bags beneath the eyes come to mind. Lol.

Anyway, now that my pudgy tummy actually resembles a baby bump I'm ready to show it off.  So I figure why not reveal the little bean in my new Roxy bikini.  I absolutely love the fit of this set.  Comfort and function is key when you're a mom with a toddler clinging and pulling on you in the water, which is why I like the fact that their Twist Bandeau Top comes with a removable halter strap (no accidental boob shots).  The cup lining is thin (I hate padded anything) and I like the wideness of the bandeau as it wraps around to the back.  I store a little extra "insulation" now and thin straps tend to cut into my back fat in the most uncomfortable way.

As for the the bottom, I tend to favor the minimal coverage kind. I don't like my butt to look "long" (remember the 80's and 90's high cut, high waist kinis???  Ewwww!!!) Low rise, Brazilian is the way to go for me now.  Lots of cheek, but not yet a thong.  And did you know butt crack is the new cleavage??? Hahaha, really it is! Though this bottom doesn't do that, I just thought you should know. Also this Roxy Sunset collection is mix and match-able.  They have really cute palm tree/sunset prints that pair up nicely with the stripes. I have my eye in these bottoms too!

Sorry, this gorgeous chiffon kimono by Wonderland HNL is completely sold out, but Jess is always discovering new pattens and prints we can't live without, so just keep checking Bamboo Sky's instagram for new Wonderland goodness.

Have a Happy Easter everyone! We'll be enjoying brunch at Azure!



April 15, 2014

Double Dose

H&M shirt (similar styles available on their website here and here) jeans (bamboo sky restocking this week!) bag (bamboo sky, sold out) J. Crew earrings & bracelet (sold out)  Kelsi Dagger Bianca Sandal (via nastygal but also size 6 only on sale here)

 As per my usual affinity with pattern play,  I doubled up on polka dots AND denim today.  Dressed it up with some fancy jewels and of course more texture (lasercut tote).  I love mixing patterns and textures because it allows you to be totally creative and truly unique.  If you're interested, a while ago, I wrote about a few basic guidelines for pattern mixing here!