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

Sushi

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Monday night was sushi night. I picked up nori, short grain rice, cucumber, avocado, crab, and lobster meat. I used the¬†NYT Sushi Rice Recipe, and watched a quick youtube tutorial on how to roll sushi. It’s a really simple and fun dinner activity for everyone.¬†I didn’t have a bamboo roller and it was fine rolling without it. Enoy!

Outfit: Top Doen (similar to above), Pant Alex Mill, Heart Necklace Meredith Quill, and Chain Link Necklace Meredith Quill.

Tuesday’s Top Picks

Chic & Sleek

  1. Wide Embroidered Scalloped Blouse & Other Stories, $89.
  2. Laura Lombardi Rose Necklace Net-a-Porter, $145.
  3. Flare Leather Trousers & Other Stories, $379.
  4. Spanx Spotlight Bralette Net-a-Porter, $52.
  5. LOQ Dora Braided Sandal Net-a-Porter, $320.
  6. Doen White Rune Cotton Poplin Blouse Net-a-Porter, $190. New Doen at Net-a-Porter Eve Midi & Eta Cotton Voile Top.
  7. Ray Ban Frank Legend Square Frame Net-a-Porter, $155.
  8. Eliou Gold Red Kavala Coral Earrings Net-a-Porter, $180.

 

 

Doen Drop

Doen

  1. Doen Jane Floral Print Cotton Shirt Net-a-Porter, $148. New Doen just dropped at Net-a-Porter.
  2. Doen Meadow Floral Print Silk Mini Net-a-Porter, $278.
  3. Brinker & Eliza Sunshine & Lemonade Necklace Shopbop, $118.
  4. Freya Daffodil Hat Shopbop, $200.
  5. Theia Jewelry Cecil Stud Earrings Shopbop, $46.
  6. Villa Rouge Beach Slides Shopbop, $140. Similar to the Bottega Padded Sandal (but for a lot less!).

 

 

Babydoll

Short and sweet…the 60’s inspired babydoll dress is back in a big way!

  1. Loveshackfancy Jullian Dress Shopbop, $325. Above picture.
  2. Ulla Johnson Dahlia Dress Shopbop, $475.
  3. Sea Pascale Short Tunic Dress Shopbop, $368.
  4. Loveshackfancy Raleigh Dress Shopbop, $345.
  5. Free People Striped Mini Shopbop, $148.
  6. Sahara Mini Dress Free People, $138.
  7. UO Embroidered Puff Sleeve Babydoll Dress Urban Outfitters, $79.
  8. Angelou Nightgown Doen, $168.

 

 

Hot Sock

 I need a pair of these feminine and frilly Doen x Collegien ankle socks! They would look so cute peaking out of a pair of booties or with my loafers.

Jane Addiction

These Doen Mary Jane slippers remind me of the ones I used to buy from Pearl River Market on Broadway in early 2000. I loved them then and I love them now!

  1. Velvet Mary Jane Slipper Doen, $188. Above pic.
  2. Drogheria Crivellini Red Mary Jane Alex Mill, $98.
  3. Cotton Mary Jane Pearl River Mart, $16.50 & Floral Brocade Mary Jane , $17.50. They still have them!
  4. The Row Ava Mary Jane Saks, $790. More sizing here
  5. Repetto Mary Jane SSENSE, $365.
  6. Tabitha Simmons Hermione Mary Jane’s¬†Net-a-Porter, $695.
  7. Alina Leopard Maryjane Madewell, $128.
  8. Maryam Nassir Zadeh Thelma Flat Need Supply, $435.
  9. Miu Miu Velvet Flat Moda Operandi, $495.
  10. Sophia Webster Toni Crystal Faux Pearl Net-a-Porter, $425.

Yes White Dress

Say yes to the white dress! There’s no denying the white dress trend looming this season.

  1. Marabella Dress Reformation, $248. Dress in the above pic also like Reformation Veronica Dress.
  2. Veronica Beard Trail Dress Intermix, $258.
  3. Doen Georgia Lace Dress Net-a-Porter, $245.
  4. Ruffled Cotton Dobby Midi & Other Stories, $119.
  5. Ulla Johnson Claribel Dress Net-a-Porter, $425.
  6. A.L.C. Sidelle Dress Shopbop, $425.
  7. Juliet Dunn Cotton Midi Dress Matches Fashion, $343.
  8. Innika Choo Madonna Mini Dress Matches Fashion, $398.
  9. Madewell Button Front Tank Dress Nordstrom, $110 additional sizing here.

Photo: @parisinfourmonths Carin Olsson

Welcome

Welcome to Net-A-Porter Doen! You can now find select pieces of the Doen line at Net-A-Porter starting today. Check out the full selection here. It won’t last long!

  1. Jane Gathered Floral Blouse Net-A-Porter, $138.
  2. Albertine Lace Trimmed Blouse Net-A-Porter, $158.
  3. Carnation Ruffled Floral Dress Net-A-Porter, $268.
  4. Sol Shirred Floral Dress Net-A-Porter, $298.

Celebrity Approved

According to Vogue there are nine celebrity approved brands that made it big this year. I’ve narrowed down the list with my favorite from 2018.

  1. Doen – who wasn’t jumping for joy when Doen decided to have a long term pop-up at the Brentwood Country Mart this year, and if things couldn’t get any better they had a giant sample sale where we could all stock up on well priced goodies. Katherina and Margaret Kleveland are designing practical bohemian prairie inspired styles that can be worn day and night. Lily Aldridge is a fixture on Doen’s instagram modeling their beautiful dresses. I love¬†this¬†this,¬†this, and this¬†from the current line. Bird at the Platform in Culver City has a large selection of Doen until January 5th.
  2. By Far РBulgarian footwear brand By Far was founded in 2016 and has high-profile fans. Their contemporary, elegant shapes are all handmade in a family run factory from a mix of premium and sustainable Italian leathers and suede. They have been spotted on the feet of Aimee Song, the Hadids, and Jenners. I like this, this, and this from their line.
  3. Veja – Is a French brand with focus on fair trade and environmentally responsible suppliers. ¬†These sneakers are being spotted around the globe. It didn’t hurt that Megan Markle choose to wear them on her recent trip to Australia. I’m a fan of¬†these.
  4. Medea – Medea is the brain child of artists, models, and twin sisters Giulia and Camilla Venturini. This new Milan based brand is set to have the next IT bag! Click here to check it out.

 

Photo: Megan and Harry @veja-official, Lily Aldridge @shopdoen.