Dawn Patrol

Yesterday I went to Abbot Kinney to pick up a new pair of Birkenstocks (got the cognac) and also stopped by the new Christy Dawn store. The store is so charming, spacious (compared to the Lincoln space), and beautifully merchandized. It’s stocked with sustainable dresses, tops, and denim. Check out my highlights from yesterday’s store visit below.

  1. Dora Ruffle Blouse So pretty!
  2. Amber Floral Top I love the subtle floral print on this feminine top.
  3. Collette Silk Cotton Floral Dress Gorgeous print & dress.
  4. Jessa Ruffle Midi Dress This dress gives me Marianne Normal People vibes. Something she would have worn in Italy.
  5. Marin Eylet Ruffle Dress I love the eyelet ruffle.
  6. Bennet Mini Dress An easy to wear mini.
  7. Sonny x Sun Keep Sweater Cozy boho cotton sweater.
  8. Billy Overall I love the cropped flare leg on these overalls.

Moore Christy

Mandy Moore posted this picture of herself in a beautiful Christy Dawn dress, Jennifer Behr headband, Mini Bulb Bottega, and Roger Vivier Sandals (sandal similar to above) over the weekend. Of course it made me head right over to Christy Dawn where I found several new arrivals. As you all know I’m a big fan of her dresses and wear them quite often. I find her dresses practical for my lifestyle and so easy to wear.

  1. Dolly Dress Organic Cotton Voile Above picture.
  2. Macy Dress Noir Ditsy Silk Cotton Sweet mini has a Doen feel to it.
  3. Allie Mini Dress Cherry Blooming Meadow Organic Cotton Easy relaxed fit.
  4. Jessa Dress Blooming Garden Print Cotton Ruffled Midi.
  5. Maribel Dress Organic Cotton Easy breezy silhouette that has a detachable belt.
  6. Meadow Dress Morning Dew Textured Rayon 3/4 sleeve feminine midi.

To shop all Christy Dawn dresses click here.

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

Retail Therapy

We could all use a bit of Retail Therapy today!

  1. Basil Dress Christy Dawn, $298. My favorite Christy Dawn silhouette in 100% cotton. I have been waiting for them to release another cotton version of this dress and they finally did! Above picture.
  2. Shearling Arizona Birkenstock Nude Zappos, $150. I haven’t taken these off they make my feet so happy! I had several of you ask where you can find the Nude (Nordstrom was low in stock) and Zappos has a full size run.
  3. Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Top Race Length Lululemon, $78 & Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve Top Race Length Lululemon, $68. The Swift Tech top runs long, so I was happy when they came out with the race length.
  4. Organic Cotton Waffle Tee Everlane, $32 & Waffle Henley Everlane, $38. Everlane has great basic wardrobe staples that are affordable check out all their new arrivals here.
  5. Free People Movement Tie Dye Sweats Nordstrom, $78. I posted these last week and they arrived on Monday, so comfy!

Nab the Collab

Madewell has collaborated on some limited-edition styles with sustainable designer Christy Dawn, who sews vintage-inspired collections exclusively from recycled fabrics in her Los Angeles factory. Click here to see the whole collab.

  1. Striped Paloma Midi Dress Madewell, $250
  2. Tallulah Tie Back Dress Black Print Madewell, $238 also in pink.
  3. Stripe Emmy Top Madewell, $148
  4. Josephine Peasant Blouse Madewell, $148

For all you A.P.C. lovers another collab launched this week A.P.C x Suzanne Koller (stylist and fashion director of M le Monde). Check it out here at Matches Fashion.

  1. X Suzanne Koller Drawstring Leather Pouch Matches Fashion, $280
  2. X Suzanne Koller Leather Slipper Matches Fashion, $380
  3. X Suzanne Koller Striped Cotton Shirt Matches Fashion, $250