take me to the north shore

Hello loves,

I have been majorly flooding Instagram with photos from Hawaii sooo I though it was about time to catch up with life to write about my trip! I am seriously  missing the tropical gorgeous-ness that makes up that state.  

 
As it was my first time to the island of Oahu, a lot of people asked me what I thought. Every time I replied with: 1) the water is so blue! 2) everywhere I look, everything is green! 3) it rains so much! (Because it literally rained every day I was there. Le sigh…says my tan)
  

One of my best friends lives over there, so she showed me all around the island and I was able to go to a lot of local places as well which I enjoyed more than the super tourist-y areas. Although I must say, Dole Plantation has instilled a newfound appreciation of pineapples within me. :p

  
From eating shaved ice with natural organically sourced flavors from The Local, to finally getting that Aloha mason jar I was obsessing over… 

  
Here’s a quick list of my highlights:

1. Walking the Waikiki Strip and happy hour overlooking the beach. 

2. Visiting the new Disney Resort Aulani (which is heaven on earth.. The coves are gorgeous!)

3. The perfect white sand and beaches along with sunset watching from the west side of the island every night. 

4. The Dole Pineapple maze in pouring rain and getting lost inside of it (but really, I enjoyed the train tour of the plantation.)

5. SPAM MUSUBIS!!!! And while I’m at it… Green Tea Cocoa Puffs!

6. Surviving the Crouching Lion hike and that gorgeous view from the top. 

  
Let the countdown to summer begin!

Xo,

Lena

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event season.

Hello lovelies!

With Mother’s Day approaching tomorrow, I just wanted to start this post off with wishing all you mothers out there the best day! I hope you feel appreciated and loved as the true MVP’s that you all are.

Well, busy season has officially begun! Events upon events seem to fill up every weekend until August. I am totally fine with that, but that means outfits are definitely needed!

 I collaborated with Tobi on both a dressed-up as well as casual look. All new customers receive 50% off their entire order. You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

I am a huge sucker for this dress. The dainty straps and detailing makes me say “Move over LBD, LWD is here!” (For all of you not too familiar with acronyms, little black dress and little white dress :P). Now this would truly be a perfect bridal shower/bachelorette/etc dress, and I have linked the dress here.
 
Throw on a denim jacket and some sunnies, and boom! Instantly cool. *Insert sunglass emoji*
   

 

The second look from Tobi brings me back to the nineties, and FAST! I have serious choker obsession. I’m definitely wishing I never got rid of my choker collection from elementary school! 

  
This top can be found by clicking here. I love how it can be dressed down as well as be a perfect summer top for work. Weekday and weekend wardrobe both?! SCORE!!!

  

I hope you feel all the summer vibes! Harbors and beaches will be my background of choice in these upcoming warmer months. 

Xoxo, 
Lena

(For more outfit ideas, check out Tobi’s favorite dressesparty dressesmidi dressesjumpsuits/rompers, and skirts. I got chu girl πŸ˜‰ )