Stressed But Well-Dressed

One of my favorites: Lox & Bagel, with an Everything bagel, of course. :)

This macadamia nut tart was so perfect in flavor and texture, my mouth is watering just thinking about it again…
With my sweet tooth, there is ALWAYS room for dessert. ;)

shirt: J. Crew | distressed boyfriend skinnies: Bamboo Sky (in store) | loafers: Jeffrey Campbell (on sale!)

sunnies: Tom FordĀ  (also available here) | clutch: Zara | necklace: Jennifer Zeuner

bracelets: Bamboo Sky (similar here) | rings: Kira Hawaii + Tiffany & Co.

photos by: my sister :)

As soon as I spotted this Zara clutch online, I knew I had to have it! The older I get and the smaller I feel this island is, the more I can relate to this phrase. Stressed? Yes. Well-dressed? I sure hope so! You just never know who you’re going to run into on any given day. This is not to say that I don’t “slum it” once in a while and wear what my friends and family would call “home clothes.” I totally do… If I’m at home or going to or leaving the gym, that is. My personal standards have just changed over time and I have grown tired of the sometimes sloppy dress standards of this beautiful state. I don’t want to go too deep into my personal opinions in this post, so I’ll save it for an upcoming FAQ, which will answer some questions I’ve received about the meaning behind my blog name.

They say, “Big sunglasses hide all sins.” These Tom Ford sunnies are my favorite for hiding tired, makeup-less eyes on any given weekend; especially those that require being productive. I spent my Saturday afternoon with my sister, driving around Kailua and picking up last minute supplies for baby shower favors my mom was working on. At 1 pm, I thought the places we had in mind for food would be clearing out, but we were wrong! Tourists have taken over Kailua and a great deal of patience is necessary if you ever want to eat at any of the popular breakfast spots. We were so hungry, that after seeing lines of people waiting outside for our top two places of choice, we headed to Kalapawai, where we were happy to be able to eat quickly and head out to Ben Franklin!

Later in the day, I had an early dinner with my family at Lucky Belly downtown. With the voggy, rainy weather, ramen was just what we needed!

Lucky Bowl (sans soft boiled egg) | Hibiscus [sparkling] Lemonade | Pork Belly Bao (A MUST!)

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