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How to Make the Most of Your Hawaiian Vacation

Hawaiian Sunsets are the most beautiful sight to behold! Hello friends, the middle week has arrived and the long weekend is almost here! Summer is in full swing now, and that means mostly everyone is planning a vacation or mini getaway.  This past week was my 4th time to visit the island of Oahu.  It never disappoints and I always discover something new that I didn't see in former visits.  It was a great time celebrating my daughter's high school graduation. Swimming on Waikiki beach is always the highlight of my stay in Hawaii.  The water is the perfect temperature, and you can walk pretty far out and the water never goes above your waist.  Choosing where to swim on the long strip, is key.  I have ventured to other parts of the beach, and the location right in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel is where we like to hang out.  There are no rocks on the bottom to cut your feet, and the waves to body surf or boogie board are

How To Dress for Comfort and Style In Hawaii

   Shop the Look:| white shorts | Michael Kors sandals | lace top | Hi, I am so excited to share my Hawaiian trip with you! I hope this weekend is treating you great! After I sort and edit all my pictures, I will have some more posts coming up with outfits and my adventures in Waikiki.  The hotel lobby where I stayed at the Aqua Oasis was just beautiful, and a perfect backdrop for this outfit!  The foliage in around the area was just breath taking! Choosing the right wardrobe pieces for comfort and style, will help with dealing with the intense heat and humidity. Light and  airy tops with bandeaus underneath are the way to go in a tropical climate.  The lace fabric and open back feature of this lovely crop kept me cool and comfy.  The fabric of your shorts will make a big difference too.  Fabrics with a cotton polyester blend and lycra stretch, are perfect for this climate.  I love the high waist and nautical styling of this pair I found at Penny

Designer Night at Seattle Fashion Week

Good Morning! This past Saturday evening, I attended the designer showcase night for Seattle Fashion Week.  It was an amazing night, and it was so fun to sit up close in the media section!  The designer talent I saw was just WOW! The first designer on the runway was Karen Ashley .  This beautiful work is a celebration of a woman's femininity, elegance, beauty , and strength.  As you can see from her striking pieces, her designs represent all that is timeless and classic.  I really liked the rich jewel tones of teal and plum, and the fur is fantastic as well! Next up was House Of Ham by Maria Ham.  I  actually met Maria last March at the Seattle Art Institute where she was attending.  I had the fun experience of modeling for some of the designers presenting their collections for graduation requirements.  She is lovely and a very talented young lady. Her designs definitely fit the more casual aesthetic in the Seattle area. House of Ham garments are constru

Look Who's a Style Icon at 77

    Photo: Wikipedia.org Who can deny the timeless style of Jane Fonda!?!  She has always exuded class and confidence, and at 77 years old she is being haled a style icon.  Her recent quote says " I had a vision, I wanted to give a cultural face to older women."  Most of us have followed her down through the years on the big screen in several iconic roles. I have always admired her as an actress and for her strong confidence and resilience. She is quite amused that people are giving her the title of  "fashion icon".  At the age of seventy-seven she is a sex symbol, fitness guru, and Oscar winning actress.  She started her acting career in NYC in 1959.  Her father Henry Fonda was not keen on her idea to become an actress.  In spite of his discouragement, she forged ahead and carved out her empire.  Jane's fabulous sense of style first showed up in her movie called "Barefoot in the Park". She was a bohemian babe in her suede boots, slim corduroy

How to Dress LIke a Hawaiian Girl

Photo Credits: Ruth  Faustino Aloha and happy Friday! Just a few more days of teaching left, and I will be off to bask in the Hawaiian sun!  This cute strappy sundress from Victoria Secret has me in the Aloha spirit for sure! It's super comfortable, and would be great to travel in.  This lovely little dress can easily be dressed up or down, by your choice of accessories.  Tropical prints are huge this spring and summer,  I am so loving this trend!  I especially love vintage Hawaiian prints. Hawaiian fashion first became popular in the thirties decade.  Many vacationers returned home with brightly hued prints.  After WW2 the trend spread as GI's came home in tropical clothing from being stationed in the Pacific. I recently read that every Friday in Hawaii is Aloha Friday. It's a day when everyone wears their favorite Hawaiian dress or  shirt, making downtown Honolulu  a sea of tropical wear!  I am looking forward to checking out all the vibrant