Kandy Kayne

Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to share a couple things from the weekend. I went on a quick trip to San Francisco. While I was there, I had an amazing lunch at Aikiko’s in the financial district. It was a multi course Omakase sushi tasting menu that was unbelievable! If you’re in the area it’s a definite must. We had dinner at Wayfare Tavern, Tyler Florence’s upscale American eatery that is oozing charm. The deviled eggs and popovers were delicious. Friday morning we strolled over to the Ferry Building for breakfast at Daily Driver SF (really good bagel). Lastly, it was shopping on Jackson Street where I picked up this perfectly fitting herringbone blazer (size 34), and ballet flats (25% off and so comfy).

Sharing my favorites from Jenni Kayne’s current collection.

  1. Jenni Kayne Cooper Cardigan, $445 Above picture.
  2. Jenni Kayne Shearling Lined Farmhouse Jacket, $445
  3. Jenni Kayne Down Pullover, $345
  4. Jenni Kayne Everyday Sweater, $155
  5. Jenni Kayne Sweater Coat, $425
  6. Jenni Kayne Cropped Cocoon Cardigan, $425
  7. Jenni Kayne Cashmere Fingerless Gloves, $55
  8. Sophie Buhai Everyday Hoops, $325
  9. Jenni Kayne Shearling Mule Slides, $425
  10. Jenni Kayne Fisherman Throw Blanket, $495

What I’m Cooking

Last night I made Spring Roll in a Bowl for dinner, a favorite in my family. You can check out my instagram reel for how to make it. Linking the peanut dressing here.

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

Holiday Gift Guides – Men’s // Women’s // Teen

Punta Mita

I am just returning from a long weekend in Punta Mita celebrating a friend’s birthday. It was my first time staying at Hacienda de Mita, a really nice condo complex with beautiful ocean views and access to several different beach clubs. Each condo comes with a golf cart so you can cruise around the area. We had lunch at Kupuri Beach Club, Pacifico Beach Club, and Dos Caminos at the Four Seasons. We had dinner at Sufi, Si Sushi, and Mina, all delicious. A quick, fun, and easy getaway from Los Angeles.

I had requests to share my packing list, below is what I packed or similar items in my Away Bigger Carry-On (check out the limited edition pink color way) and My Pliage Signature Longchamp Bag (I always get compliments on this bag at the airport).

Packing List

  1. Ulla Johnson Olina Dress, $455 or Ulla Johnson Puff Sleeve Midi, $417 similar to above, on sale. First picture.
  2. Mille Kiki Dress, $197 Comfortable cotton mini. Second picture.
  3. Ulla Johnson Amira Tie Belt Cotton Dress, $232 Can be worn on or off the shoulder. Third picture.
  4. Hill House Ellie Nap Dress, $150 The cotton Nap dress makes a nice cover-up. I also love the plaid Nap Dress for the holidays.
  5. Lemlem Lena Cover-Up, $173 On sale.
  6. Natalie Martin Silk Mini, $199 Cover-up or comfortable nightgown which is what I packed it for.
  7. Kule Lennon Cotton Sweater, $168 Thin cotton sweater.
  8. Saint James Nautical Stripe Top, $109 I always bring a nautical stripe top.
  9. Mother Cream Rascal Ankle Fray, $198
  10. Gucci Loafer, $920 I like to wear a closed toe shoe on the plane.
  11. Ayede Olga Heeled Sandal, $345 I wore these every night the nude matches everything. I also love the Elise which looks just like the Row Bare but for less.
  12. Pink Patent Birkenstock Arizona, $85
  13. Beatrice Valenzuela Slides Mushroom, $278
  14. Janessa Leone Packable Hat, $260 The best!
  15. Leatherology Camera Bag with a Woven Salt Strap This is a great travel bag because it has several zip closure compartments.
  16. Aviator Nation 5 Stripe Hoodie, $198 I threw this into my carry-on at the last min and I was glad I did because it was freezing on the airplane and in the condo when the A/C was running.

Undergarments – Sticky Bra Cups // Spanx Lace Hipster Underwear // Chantelle Stretch Thong

Jewelry – I went with big chandelier earrings similar to these, these, and these.

NYC

I am just returning from a fun weekend in NYC. We stayed at the Sixty LES the location is great but I prefer the Sixty Soho out of the two (stayed at both). We spent the weekend eating, shopping, and walking all over the city. Sharing my packing list, restaurants, and things I found while I was there.

Packing List – this all fit in my Away Bigger Carry-On and Longchamp Monogrammed Weekender.

  1. Leather Elora Moto Jacket Runs small size up. Below pictures.
  2. Moncler Lans Quilted Jacket Great for travel because it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
  3. Barbour Rain Jacket
  4. Nautical Stripe Cotton Turtleneck Sweater Size down 1-2 sizes. Above picture. I went into the Toteme store in Soho, this sweater is almost identical to theirs.
  5. Mother Tomcat Roller Wide Leg Jean Above picture & below picture.
  6. Mother Swooner Rascal Ankle These are so flattering, a great going out jean. On sale.
  7. Blundstones Waterproof Boot
  8. Isabel Marant Boot
  9. Kule Cardigan Below picture.
  10. Kule Stripe Sweater Lightweight cotton sweater.
  11. Natalie Martin Fiore Favorite silk nightgown & on sale.
  12. Slip-On Platform Vans
  13. Vince Slip Dress I wore this with the Elora leather jacket.
  14. R.S.V.P. Crossbody Bag
  15. Zara Rhinestone Cardigan I wore this cardigan with the Mother Swooner Jeans, Elora Biker jacket, & black boots . Last picture.

My shopping List

  1. Officine Creative Boots A quality timeless black boot, and I love the store in Nolita.
  2. Reformation Lugged Sole Loafer – the LES location has a nice vintage section.
  3. Loeffler Randall Platform Ballet Flat These are selling out everywhere but I found sizing at Zappos.
  4. Emmerson Fry Camel Layering Jacket Elegant jacket.
  5. Mango Structured Peacoat Nice quality for the price.
  6. Westman Atelier Foundation Stick Shade Atelier III I spent a lot of time in the Nolita Credo store.
  7. Westman Lit Up highlighter Stick shade Lit. Great highlighter.
  8. Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream My current night cream.
  9. Ursa Major Travel Face Wipes These are the best for travel!

Restaurants /Bars/Bake Shop

  1. Sonnyboy LES breakfast spot.
  2. Blue Ribbon on Sullivan St. The original location is my favorite, the space is so quaint and cozy.
  3. Russ & Daughters Cafe Breakfast.
  4. Plant Shed The cutest store that sells home goods, plants, florals, and has a cute cafe.
  5. Katz’s
  6. Supermoon Bake Shop Insane baked goods.
  7. Odean for brunch, the line at Bubby’s was insane.
  8. Via Carota Dinner was so good!
  9. Tompkins Square Bagels
  10. Levain Bakery for cookies.
  11. Fanelli Cafe We had drinks street side.
  12. Ear Inn One of the oldest bars in NYC.

Midi Madness

I started off the week at the Hollywood Bowl and ended the week at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Both great venues to see concerts. When I was in Santa Barbara we had lunch at Alessia Patisserie (so charming) and dinner at Bettina. We had just enough time before dinner to browse all the shops at the Montecito Mart. I went into the new Doen store and found two beautiful tops, the Vanessa Top and the Jules top (love the mahogany color way) and way eying this cardigan. I also spent a bit of time in Clic (such a great store), Kule, Cynthia Benjamin, and Jake & Jones (really unique selection of designers).

This coming season we will be seeing a lot of leather and faux leather midi skirts like Lisa Aiken is modeling above. I love the look, sharing some options below.

  1. Mother It’s- A- Wrap Skirt, $238
  2. Nanushka Leane Front Twist Leather Skirt, $575
  3. Nanushka Ames Wrap Skirt, $373
  4. Mango Faux Leather Skirt, $100
  5. A.L.C. Pleated Faux Leather Skirt, $295 Also comes in brown.
  6. Jonathan Simkhai Bia Vegan Leather Skirt, $445
  7. ASTR the Label Melody Faux Leather Skirt, $98
  8. Joseph Sidena Midi Skirt, $1,250
  9. CEFINN Leather Midi Skirt, $590
  10. Amazon The Drop Vegan Leather Skirt, $54

Have a great weekend everyone!

XX

Julie

Ciao

I am just returning from a family trip to Italy. I thought you might enjoy hearing some details about my trip, so I’m sharing some highlights. First stop Rome, we stayed at Baubino 181. It’s a boutique hotel right off Piazza del Popolo. Our first evening we had drinks at Hotel de Russe (gorgeous garden setting) then dined at Roscioli Salumeria. Our second day we spent the day roaming the streets of Rome taking in the sites and then it was dinner at Nino. The food at Nino was great (service a bit icy) but we enjoyed the street side setting. We had coffee at the original Sant’ Eustachio il Cafe and lunch at Pizzaria Da Baffetto. Next it was off the Puglia, it’s just a 1 hour flight from Rome. The Rome Airport might be one of my all time favorite airports (the Eataly food court is insane). When we arrived in Puglia we rented a car and headed straight to Masseria Cervarolo. A stunning family run Masseria in Ostuni. The setting, grounds, decor, food, and service were outstanding! We enjoyed several 6 course dinners during our stay at the hotel, and the most amazing breakfasts. Everything prepared at this property is made with local ingredients and all the pastries are homemade. It truly exceeded our expectations. We fell in love with Ostuni, the town square is bustling with locals. We had dinner at Osteria del Tempo Perso at the top of Ostuni (request a table in the cave). The views from the top are spectacular. Our second evening it was dinner at Piazetta Grande Ostuni a gourmet meal served in a historic cathedral. We had amazing sandwiches at Les Sandwiches in Ostuni. We visited Polignano a Mare, Alberobello (famous for their trulli’s), and Lecce. Also on our itinerary was a day at Cocarro Beach club for a beach day and some shopping at Orsina Dansai. We enjoyed afternoons relaxing poolside at the beautiful Masseria and tasting all the amazing wines from Puglia. A truly special part of Italy that we can’t wait to go back and visit.

Packing ListAway Bigger Carry On (amazing what you can fit in there) & Longchamp Personalized Le Pliage Travel Bag

DressesUlla Johnson Puff Sleeve Dress // Mille Kiki Dress // Mille Victoria Dress // Rhode Puff Sleeve Dress (similar here) // Hill House Nap Dress

BottomsAYR Short // AYR Pant

TopsAlex Mill Cardigan // Aviator Nation Ninja Pullover (so cozy for the plane) // Artiza SS White Button Down // Clare V. Ciao Tee // Jung Maven Tee // Zara Cream Blazer

ShoesBeatrice Valenzuela Slides // Mystique Rhinestone Slides (similar to mine) // Isabel Marant Slides // Vans Slip Ons

AccessoriesJanessa Leone Packable Hat // Ray Ban Aviators (gold colorway)

Pictures – 1st Lecce // 2nd Polignano a Mare // 3rd Masseria Cervarolo Pool

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Nash

I am just returning from a weekend in Nashville. It was focused on college touring but there was still time for some fun. We stayed at the W Hotel (great location) and walked around The Gulch, 12th Street South, Broadway, and Vanderbilt Campus. I picked up a cute pair of boots at Boot Barn, Zoe got a pair of Tacovas (nice quality and not expensive runs big), and I designed my own custom hat to match my boots at Rustler Hat Co. Sharing what made into my carry-on on this trip.

  1. Aviator Nation Puffer Above picture.
  2. Hoka Bondi 7 Sneaker Above picture.
  3. Alo High Waist Legging Above picture.
  4. Celine 48mm Cat Eye Sunglasses Above picture.
  5. Mother Weekender Flare Jeans I wore these with my Isabel Marant boots.
  6. Mother Mid Rise Dazzler Current favorite cream jeans and wore it with my Anine Bing Sweatshirt.
  7. Isabel Marant Dicker Boot Nice western style boot without being too western.
  8. Anine Bing Sweatshirt
  9. Natalie Martin Fiore Short Dress 100% silk favorite night gown for trips.
  10. Vans x Sandy Liang Sneakers
  11. Accolade Sweatshirt & Pant Great sweat set for evening flights.
  12. Aninie Bing White Button Down cute with the Weekender Flares and Isabel Boots.

A couple things I spotted while out shopping – Sabina Musayev White Ruffle Blouse (on sale) // Hunter Bell Landry Top // Eleven Six Cardigan (found it on sale at Nordi Rack)

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

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Southern Charm

Over the long weekend I went on a girls trip to Charleston. It’s been on my list for so long and I was so happy to finally make it there. We stayed at the Belmond Hotel which is located in the historic district. Charleston is full of amazing restaurants, bars, shops, and beautiful architecture. The first night a rickshaw was waiting outside of our hotel to whisk us off to dinner. We dined at Hall’s Chop House an iconic Charleston steakhouse. It was one of the best steakhouses I have ever been to. The service was impeccable and the iceberg wedge, petit filet, seafood tower were all perfection. The next day we spent time exploring Charleston by foot. I was in awe of all the beautiful architecture, well manicured homes, and cobble stone streets. We stopped for lunch at Basic Kitchen which is LA meets Charleston cuisine. Next was shopping on Kings Street and we started with Charleston’s beautifully curated Hamden Clothing store that carries an abundance of unique designers (they have a great on-line store). Then it was Beau & Ro (I picked a Mille Dress runs big size down) and refreshed my St. James Top), Madison Mathews (cute boho dresses), and Etu Home (I wanted everything in there). Then it was time for Shanghai Rummy and drinks at The Gin Joint. This bar was oozing with charm. We had beautiful hand crafted cocktails, delicious Lambrusco, homemade warm pretzels, and chips and caviar. Next, it was dinner at Fig which was a warm and cozy atmosphere. The scallop hamachi was amazing but the seafood entrees were underwhelming. Sunday we drove out to Kiawah Island and had lunch at the The Ocean Course. It’s absolutely stunning with panoramic ocean views. I now know why so many of my friends vacation in Kiawah every year. On the way home we stopped to see the magnificent Angel Tree. Our last evening was spent at another charming vintage inspired bar The Belmont and then we headed across the street to The Ordinary. This seafood restaurant featured the most incredible seafood tower (oysters, clams, black bass larb, tuna hamachi, flounder with smoked trout roe). We finished off dinner with a flavorful crab gumbo, blue crab fried rice, and a chocolate budino for desert (so good!). The following morning we packed up and headed back to LA. Charleston is truly a special city and I had so much fun exploring it with my friends.

Sharing my Packing List that all fit into the Away Bigger Carry-On & Longchamp Tote.

Airport Fashion

  1. Away Bigger Carry-On with Pocket – It turned out to be perfect for this trip.
  2. Longchamp Monogramed Tote Create your own carry-one. I love this because it’s so lightweight.
  3. Mark & Graham Cosmetic Case These are great but skip the monogram.
  4. Leatherology Computer Case (also love the Train Case and it’s on travel wish list).
  5. Alo Sweat Shirt and Pant Perfect travel outfit for a 6:00 am flight. Runs big I wear xsmall.
  6. Vans x Sandy Liang wore with Nike 3/4 socks. Very comfortable.

Evening Outfits

  1. Laura Lombardi Think Chain Necklace
  2. Black Jumpuit Similar to mine.
  3. Zimmermann Dress
  4. Anine Bing Oversized White Button Down (Size down 1-2 sizes) Looks cute with a chain belt and faux leather pants).
  5. Leopard Coat Similar to mine.
  6. Jenni Kayne Cashmere Gloves I always pack these for chilly trips.
  7. Artizia Faux Leather Jeans Aritzia has a nice selection of reasonably priced faux leather pants.
  8. Block Heel Pump Similar to mine. I like a block heel because you can still walk around a city in the evenings.
  9. Leather Moto – I brought this to wear over my leopard dress and jumpsuit.

Day Outfits

  1. Quilted Coat
  2. Mother Insider Crop Jeans
  3. Kule Leopard Cardigan
  4. Gucci Leather Mules These made it into the suitcase but I didn’t wear them.
  5. Aviator Nation Tiger Tee So soft and a nice layering piece.
  6. Saint James Drop Shoulder Tee Runs big I wear the xsmall. I love the way a nautical stripe looks with a leopard jacket.

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

To the Village & Lake

Yesterday the girls and I headed over to Atwater Village and Silverlake. First stop (per the girls request) was spiced gingerbread ice lattes at Black Elephant Coffee and Acai bowls at Ritual Acai. Then it was lunch for me at Squil (the pesto rice with kale is insane!). Lastly, it was retail therapy at Midland Shop, Clare V, Mohawak General, and Beatrice Valenzuela.

A couple things I spotted while shopping yesterday.

Lemaire Pouch (super soft leather) // Lemaire Sweater // Cordera Cardigan // Wal & Pai Shearling Slide // Clare V. Ciao Necklace // Clare V. Quilted Midi Sac // Jamie Haller Loafer

Above Outfit – Camel Jacket // Kule Cotton Sweater // Mother Tripper Jean // Mansur Tote (current fave bag perfect size and weight) // Brown Boots (similar to above)

Have a great day everyone!

XX

Julie

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Costa Palmas

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I’m just returning from a quick trip to Cabo. We stayed at the Four Seasons Costa Palmas for the first time and it did not disappoint. Situated on 50 acres with stunning views of the Sea of Cortez. This Four Seasons property has a boutique feel with a total of 141 rooms and 6 swimming pools. Each room is spacious with modern decor and a beautiful patio overlooking the ocean. The service and food (they just opened a Mozza) were outstanding. We took advantage of the beautiful gym, two tennis courts, pickleball court, and spa. You can’t help but relax at this truly special and private resort.

I’m sharing some items that I packed on my trip along with some travel inspired gifts for the holidays.

  1. Natalie Martin Isobel Dress 100% silk I’m wearing the xsmall runs bigs
  2. Natalie Martin Mini Fiore My favorite nightgown to travel with.
  3. SZ Blockprints Yukari Dress This is a new style for SZ and I love it.
  4. Ulla Johnson Ilia Dress I love a white dress for beach vacations.
  5. Brand Black Pool Slide Love all the fun colors these come in.
  6. Uniqlo Cashmere Cardigan Brown is back in stock, really cozy for the plane (size down).
  7. Kule Malibu Top I always pack a nautical stripe top on vacation.
  8. Leatherology Train Case – makes a great gift.
  9. Longchamp Personalized Travel Bag – a great gift and perfect carry-on bag.
  10. Leatherology Slim Passport Holder Monogram available.
  11. Mini Theragun
  12. Duxiana Travel Pillow The best travel pillow!
  13. Beats Headphones
  14. Eberjey Frida Pajamas Set 50% off I just ordered these for a gift.
  15. Skin Pajama Set
  16. Ursa Major Essential Travel Kit

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

NYC

I am just returning from a long weekend in NYC. It felt so good to be back in the city. I loved visiting all my old haunts. My first job in fashion (Kate Spade), old apartment, and all our favorite restaurants. We squeezed it all into 3 days and made time to see friends. The city is back and thriving. We stayed at The Bowery Hotel which is in a great location. Friday we started the day with breakfast at Sadelle’s then it was lunch at Katz’s, dinner at Balthazar, and late night pizza at Rubirosa. On Saturday it was lunch at Pastis, Chai Latte at Oslo Coffee in Greenwich Village, amazing pastries at Supermoon Bake House, and dinner at Il Buco. The trip wasn’t complete without Dim Sun at Golden Unicorn (will try Nom Wah next time), and a Chai Latte at Kaffe Landskap in Tribeca. No meals were missed on this trip.

Now onto shopping! I was excited to check out the new Sezane store (love this beautiful suede moto jacket), Alex Mill (picked up the Standard Jumpsuit), Hill House Home, Kule (love the Sinclair Cardi in Grey), Kirna Zabete (picked up Veja hightops they saved my feet!), Clic, Ganni (picked up these flare pants), Frankie Shop (had to try on the IG famous quilted coat), and Woolrich (love the Gentry coat). It was so inspiring to watch all the chic street style from uptown to downtown. Some standout trends were faux leather puffer coats (similar to this, this, & this), camel colored midi coats (this, this, & this), Chelsea boots ( this, this, & this), long shackets like (this, this, and this), Prada Lugged Sole loafers, and New Balance 550’s.

It was such a great weekend and I can’t wait to go back!

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Julie

Silver Lining

This week a trip to Silverlake was in need for some retail therapy and a pitstop at Sqril. First stop, Beatrice Valenzuela then it was Mohawk General Store, Midland Shop, Clare V. , A.P.C., and lastly lunch at Sqril (Sorrel Pesto Rice with Kale & Avocado was insane!).

I had so much fun browsing in the boutiques some pieces that I found.

  1. A.P.C. The Grace Bag Serious Celine Classic Bag vibes but for a lot less.
  2. A.P.C. Georgia Ankle Boot A.P.C. makes beautiful quality boots.
  3. A.P.C. Porselli Ballet Flat I love the leather on these flats. Come in several different colors.
  4. A.P.C. Joey Ankle Boot Classic ankle boot that can be dressed up or down.
  5. Clare V. Drop Shoulder Ciao Sweater 95% cotton 5% cashmere.
  6. Clare V. Overized Sweatshirt
  7. Clare V. Ciao Beanie
  8. Beatrice Valenzuela Clog
  9. Ottolenghi Flavor Cookbook Nice hostess gift.
  10. Everything I Want to Eat Jessica Kaslow Sqril Cookbook

Yes Dress

I’m just returning from a weekend at the Ojai Valley Inn. It’s such a beautiful hotel and only an hour and a half from LA. The grounds are stunning surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful mountains. We played tennis, walked around town (so many cute shops), had lunch at Ojai Rotie (amazing homemade bread), and a delicious dinner at Olivella.

A friend of mine give me a list of all the shops to hit in Ojai see below.

Dekor Living // Blue Ojai // Summer Camp // Canyon Supply // In the Field // Fig

I’ve had a lot of requests for event dresses these past couple of weeks so I’m rounding up some fun, cheerful, and colorful dresses.

  1. Zimmermann Midi Musk Floral Similar dress to the one in the above picture.
  2. Zimmermann Concert Lace Up Dress
  3. Ulla Johnson Zehra Batik Chiffon Midi Dress
  4. Self Portrait Pleated Maxi Gown Self Portrait runs small size up.
  5. Self Portal Sequined Flared Dress
  6. A.L.C. Chiffon Midi Dress
  7. A.L.C. Cody Smocked Dress
  8. Self Portrait Chiffon Lace Mini Dress
  9. Misa Kidada Dress
  10. Saloni Isa Ruffle Dress
  11. Loveshackfancy Popover Mini
  12. Saloni Crystal Bow Black Dress Also comes in Pink Mini.

Un Deux Toile

Yesterday I stopped by the Rosewood Miramar hotel to have lunch at the Revere Room with a friend and check out the Dior pop-up. Not only did I fall in love with a pair of raspberry Dway Slides and a Mini Dior Book Tote but the hot pink toile wallpaper and lime green toile couches were cute as can be! It gave me some serious interior design envy! If you’re in the area it’s worth checking out along with a drive down the main drag of Summerland (which has some cute shops).

Above outfitNili Lotan Arlette Top or La Ligne Stripe Top (similar to above) // J. Crew White Short // Salt Bag Strap // Leatherology Bag // Big Buckle Birkenstocks // Initial Necklace // Turquoise Gumball Earrings

Nobu Cabo

I am just returning from a quick trip to Cabo. We stayed at the new Nobu hotel in Cabo San Lucas. The beautiful resort mixes Japanese minimalism with modern Mexican decor. The perfect blend of sophistication with laid back luxury. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and comfortable (beds were amazing!). The hotel has three large pools to choose from the Pacific Pool being our favorite with swim up cabanas. The overall service at the hotel was amazing with each room having their own personal ambassador. It was a great way to kick off Summer!

We had two amazing dinners, one at Manta (The Cape Hotel) and one at Cocina Del Mar (Esperanza Hotel). Lunch at Nobu’s Pacific Restaurant was delicious (the shrimp quesadillas were so good!). Now onto what I packed into my carry-on!

Packing List

Travel Outfit : Kule Top // Alex Mill Expedition Pant (best travel pant) // Espiritu Huarache Mules

Dresses : Lemlem x H&M Kaftan (first picture) // Mi Goldrina Dress (second picture) // Mille Clementine Red Dress (third picture) // Hill House Nap Dress // SZ Blockprint Dress (similar to mine)

Tops: Madewell White Cotton Gauze Top (Xirena look for less) // Everlane Button Down (size up to wear as a cover-up) // Doen Long Sleeve Top // Doen Shore Top

Short : AGOLDE Denim Parker Short

Bathing Suit : Summersalt Suit // J. Crew Leopard Suit (similar to mine)

Sandals : Calleen Cordero Eliza Sandals // APL Slides // Beatrice Valenzeula Slides

Accessories : Longchamp Personalized Travel Bag // Leatherology Crossbody Bucket Bag (lightweight great for travel) // Leatherology Personalized Travel Case // Leatherology Personalized Computer Case // Colorful Beaded Necklace // Turquoise Gumball Earrings

Have a great week everyone!

Aloha

I am just returning from an amazing week on the Big Island of Hawaii. This was our first time going to the Big Island as a family. We stayed at the newly renovated Auberge Mauna Lani Hotel. They did a beautiful job with the renovation. The hotel has an open airy feel surrounded by lush greenery, modern decor, and beautiful Hawaiian wall art. They have three pools, a beautiful beach, and stunning grounds to walk around. The hotel only has 330 rooms so it doesn’t feel as big of some of the other resorts on the Island. The food and drinks were excellent, and having a tennis center was a major bonus for me. We had dinner at the CanoeHouse the food was amazing along with the stunning setting! Other restaurants we loved on the island were Pueo’s Osteria (mushroom truffle pizza!!), Moa Kitchen, Izakaya Shiono (casual sushi in Kona), and Seiji Sushi (nothing fancy but it was delicious sushi prepared by a husband and wife team who we loved). For a sweet treat we enjoyed ice cream at Anuenue (the Volcano and Lily Koi Cheesecake were out of this world), and Acai bowls at Yoga Barre. It was so nice to see the hotel bustling and tourism coming back to the Island. The staff at the Mauna Lani couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating we can’t wait to go back!

Now onto fashion.

Packing List

  1. Longchamp Personalized Travel Bag Perfect lightweight travel carry on bag. Bag in the below picture.
  2. Christy Dawn Brooklyn Dress Comfortable dress that can be dressed up or down. Also like the Bodie (if you don’t want elastic on the arms). Dress in the above picture.
  3. Lacoste White Pique Polo Below picture.
  4. J. Crew x Liberty Plunge V Neck One Piece Extremely flattering suit.
  5. J. Crew V Neck Crisscross One Piece Nautical stripe suit.
  6. Farm Rio Cotton Wrap Skirt & Print Wrap Skirt I love a wrap skirt over a swim suit. The one I have is sold out but I found two cute ones from Farm Rio which they now carry at Nordstrom.
  7. Madewell Poplin Bubble Sleeve Mini Inexpensive white puff sleeve dress. I love the way a white dress looks with turquoise jewelry.
  8. Xirena Aubrey Top Lightweight cotton white top that I wore with daisy embroidered cargos (similar to mine).
  9. This is the Great Ranger Pant These are my loose fitting travel pants (size down).
  10. Isabel Marant Encore Beige Sandal & Isabel Marant Hellea Slide
  11. Mi Golondrina Soledad Dress
  12. Doen Jane Blouse