On occasion, I like to get dressed up and wear heels in Hawai'i. Rare, I know. But it happens. I wore this particular outfit on a dinner date with my man. I had to have a reason to wear the best purchase of my life.. a pair of Céline wedge heels for a steal. If you're familiar with Céline then you know a purchase [at regular price] is usually one or two months rent [plus a monthly car payment depending on what you buy.] But I found these so ridiculously cheap [try 85% off cheap!] that I had to get them.. even though they are pretty impractical for my island-living and make me [an unnecessary] 6 inches taller. I may need to sacrifice a couple sprained ankles but whatever. They're fab!
I have also become guilty of wearing one-piece swimsuits as tops.. on a regular basis. In such a major way that I have to refrain in fear of becoming a fashion no-no; a repeat offender. Like I haven't done it before with most of my style obsessions. But I think this one is pretty obvious. So much so that several people have pointed it out [and they were guys.. guys who don't really care about fashion. Hah.] BUT this Kenya One-Piece from Issa de Mar's 2015 Collection is pretty hard to avoid wearing as such. The neckline and back are incredible. I'm pretty sure I don't even own regular tops as beautiful as it. The fact that it doubles as a top and swimsuit made it a necessary purchase. Maybe even in every other color too??
And what island girl doesn't want to be dripping in pearls? Pearl jewelry is a Hawai'i girls diamond. And the ladies over at pearl.love sure know how to make it for the everyday coconut girl in a high fashion world. I'm starting to build my collection and have no plans on stopping any time soon. The pearls sort of completed my look. It definitely would not have been considered a fancy outfit without them.
Oh, and hello. Wide leg, knit, and elastic?? All things good and comfortable that my style needs. And the best way to cover up my unshaved legs. Hah. I have to say they are incredibly flattering. The elastic waistband hits my waist in just the right place that I don't feel like I am oozing out of the top.. if you know what I mean.
I especially love that a majority of my outfit comes from local designers and companies. A lovely little going-out outfit for those nights I just wanna get dressed up!