happiness [boutique] is.

...a great statement necklace.
every outfit deserves oomph-worthy accessories, delicate or bold. i'm loving this jasmine blossom necklace from Happiness Boutique which falls in between making it wearable even with a t-shirt and jeans. Happiness Boutique has cute clothing and accessories and an excellent selection of jewelry. i'm wearing the necklace with another great piece from a swap with my friend.

we have two storms headed our way which will probably bring more rain this weekend. please pray for those in florida and have a safe and dry weekend.

how do you wear your statement necklaces?
how's the weather in your neck of the woods?

(express dress via swap; lulu's shoes; justfab bag)

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black white and red.

this is one of those dresses that looks better on than on the hanger. i have a lot of striped mini dresses, so this longer length was a nice change. i love the uneven hem, the side slits, and the fact that this feels like a cozy oversized tee. rocking a bold red lip, because why not?

we have been having a slew of rainy days here with all the storms passing thru. this weekend i was at lanikai beach; it was beautiful one minute, pouring the next (if you missed it on periscope, you can still see it on katch)!
part two of kauai pics below.

how's the weather in your area?

(Rocksbox necklace; Avon lipstick 'eternal flame')
you can still use my code: rockoomphxoxo to try your first month free.
Kauai Shores Hotel, Kapa'a
our next stop was the hotel to check in. the grounds were decent with two pools and access to the beach below. an xbox console was provided in the room, DVD rental booths, and (good) wifi on the grounds. free parking (although very crowded at night when everyone is home), free outdoor yoga, and coffee and tea service in the mornings (actually, there were donuts, fruit, toast/cheeses as well!). an excellent place to stay for under $100/night.
Waimea Pier, "the landing"
i practically grew up on this landing. my mom flew us to kauai every weekend to visit my grandparents, and we would fish and cast crab nets...and take our catch home for dinner. this is a black sand beach.
Hanapepe Swinging Bridge
they have fixed this bridge since the last time i was here. it used to be a rope bridge, but wooden planks have now replaced that. it doesn't swing as it used to, but it certainly does shake...did you catch it on periscope?!!
(Patty's Closet dress c/o; Lulu's shoes; JustFab bag; Rocksbox necklace)


peek a boo lace.

comfort is key around here. i'm wearing my favorite black cardigan and these comfy shorts from Patty's Closet. black is so effortless...just incorporate texture and details as with these gauzy shorts with lace trim.

i spent the weekend on kauai. it was a quick trip for mini-she's volleyball, but we managed to squeeze in some sight-seeing and a lot of eating. part one of kauai pics below.

how was your weekend? did you travel this summer?

on the plane: always look forward to reading hana hou!
first stop: po's kitchen for breakfast bento boxes on the go.
we headed straight to waimea canyon...did you catch it on periscope?
water was flowing down the red dirt hills.
drove thru hanapepe for ono taro chips before heading to the hotel. 
(Patty's Closet shorts c/o; NYDJ sweater (similar);
Nike Free 5.0; sunglasses via Patty's Closet)

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back to business. work outfit.

i was thrilled to find this dress at Patty's Closet. with summer coming to a close, it was a great find to get my mind back into work mode. this LBD has great texture, a cute square back (which i didn't get a photo of), and it's the perfect office-appropriate length.

are you ready for summer to end?

(Patty's Closet dress c/o; Charles David shoes; Happy Wahine bag)

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dress of a different kind.

business in the front, party on the sides?
like i always say, i enjoy pieces that are simple yet have oomph-worthy details. while this may look like a plain black maxi dress from the front and back, the blue side panels stop at the knee allowing just a bit of leg to peek out.

we did a little bit of exploring this weekend which consisted of a lot of eating and a lot more driving. photos below.

how was your weekend?

periscoping the view from tantalus.
chicken katsu ramen.
cooling off at the pool until sun down.
sunday sushi.
(Patty's Closet dress c/o; Lulu's Elsi shoes; LAQA & Co. lips)

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