Monday, August 18, 2014

a week in maui

 {Charlotte Russe top, Quiksilver shorts, J. Crew hat; Billabong and Victoria Secret bikini separates}

Exactly one week ago I woke up and left paradise, otherwise known as Maui to me. It was beautiful, lush, colorful and everything a tropical destination should be- including copious amounts of tiny umbrella drinks.

Good friends of ours were getting married in this beautiful island and we were lucky enough to spend a week there on vacation as well as attend their ceremony- talk about a destination wedding, right? With Hurricanes Iselle and Julio making an appearance in the middle of our week, it took a day and a half away of beach/wave time but we still had the best time. I'd like to admit that I did all sorts of adventurous things like jump off of Black Rock and swim with sharks but alas I did not...more like relax, beach time, eat, and do it all again. It was awesome. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#ootd: she's the man

{Zara blazer, Uniqlo white buttonup, Gap denim, Asos bow-tie (similar style), Vince heels c/o Bloomingdales, men's Gucci belt, handbag from Prague, Brownie and Madam sunglasses c/o}

I've never been quite the girly-girl. While I do love my fair share of same-print separates worn together, and numerous shades of red lipstick dabbled on just so, I've never been a Pepto-pink and ruffles kind of lady. While that has it's time and place- a masculine/feminine vibe is more my vibe. The above look is the ultimate for me, a sharp polished outfit that's a little bit dapper, a little bit sassy, yet still very much office appropriate. 

Check out some of my favorite ways a lady can wear a bow-tie:

Photography by Donna