Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kate Spade Saturday Honolulu Preview

Last night I had the privilege of attending the Kate Spade Saturday preview of their new Honolulu store! The store is located in Ala Moana Shopping Center across from the Apple Store and it honestly is one of the the cutest stores I've ever seen! Saturday is one of my favorite brands because of its fresh and modern take on retro handbags and clothing. The preview was from 6-8 and it was complete with drinks and snacks to take while we shopped around. Although it's quite a small store, the team has made excellent use of the space they have. The grand opening of the store is today and from 1-4 there will be a DJ and customers will receive a free Honolulu tote bag with their purchase! I took loads of pictures of the night to share with you all so I hope you like it and check out the new store!

Will you be checking out the grand opening?

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Newest Skincare Favorite

I've tried my fair share of cleansers, exfoliators, toners, etc but none has impacted me quite like the Origins Make a Difference Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk. In the past, I used harsh cleansers full of salicylic acid to try and combat acne and spots, but they always seemed to make my skin concerns worse. After I ran out of my beloved Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser, my mom let me try out her new Origins purchase (thanks mom!!). Even after just one use, I could immediately feel a difference in my skin's tone and texture! The consistency of the cleanser is thin and milky, but it removes all traces of makeup and dirt left in my pores. It's also seemed to balance my skin's pH to make it more smooth and clean. Although it hasn't cleared up the spots on my face (it doesn't claim to anyway), it reduces the appearance of the redness and has lightened some of my acne scarring. Overall, it's an amazing cleanser that deep cleans my skin and has evened out the texture of my face. I will definitely be repurchasing it when I run out!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

And All That Jazz

*Cue the music: "Come on babe we're gonna paint the town...and all that jazz!"* That was a Chicago reference for all of you who are completely confused by the previous line! This past weekend I had a jazz performance in which semi formal black attire was required. I busted out my Cynthia Rowley A-Line Dress, which is honestly the most comfortable dress I own. The cut is very classy and is just fancy enough for the concert. I paired the dress with my Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch and a vintage gold Hawaiian bracelet for a touch of personality to the look. For shoes I reached for my Merona Alaina Mid Heel Pumps (of course) to add height and femininity to the outfit. To carry all the beauty essentials I added my Badgely Mischka Quilted Purse, which is the epitome of class and sophistication in my book. The performance went well and we played pieces from the likes of Stevie Wonder and Tower of Power! I hope you like the look!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Ode to the Pointed Pump

Oh pointed pump, you're the ultimate addition to my wardrobe. Your leather finish and midnight black color is chic and effortless. I love the height of your heel- an easy 3", which makes walking (and sometimes running) so easy! Who would've thought that you only cost me $45 from Merona? You look so much like the covetable Christian Louboutin Decollette Pointed Toe Pump ($625) but with a much lighter price tag. You pair well with dresses and jeans alike and I just can't put you down!

These leather like pumps are Merona Alaina Mid Heel Pumps ($45), which I recently purchased on a very lucky trip to Target! The shoes are probably the most comfortable heels I own and they are so classic! Until I can get my hands on the gorgeous Louboutins, these will definitely fill the pumps gap in my wardrobe!