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I LOVE Sunglasses!!!!!  Anyone that knows me, knows that you can find me in sunglasses the minute the sun rises until the sun sets.  I am a huge fan and lover of Maui Jims because I grew up with the brand (my dad had a pair that was over 40 years old before he passed) and the customer service is awesome.  But, when I’m looking for something else in a different range of brands and styles, I love checking out other brands available.  I was recently introduced to Ottica, a sunglasses, and glasses website that offers a variety of brands to suit all styles and fashion statements.  Let’s learn a little about the site and what it can offer us fashionistas, shall we?

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As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of Coach so I was immediately smitten when I saw that Ottica offered Coach Sunglasses and prescription lenses.  Ottica is an online retailer that offers a 365 Day warranty and 100% Money Back Guarantee.  With brands like Versace, Coach, Ray-Ban, Carolina Lemke, Tory Burch, Burberry and Michael Korrs, there is bound to be a sunglasses or prescription lens that you will enjoy from a brand you love.  You can select from a variety of brands at different price points and the website is very easy to maneuver.

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Ottica offers men and women’s classes in different shapes, lens colors, etc. and you can choose if you want to have an Rx (prescription) put into your frames or a selection of different lenses they have on hand.  You can also opt for a polarized option if you would like those.

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What’s so awesome about Ottica is that they really embody a simplistic approach to things – Less is More.  They hand pick their frames and present a carefully curated selection.  While the variety is wide, each pair available is selected to keep their choice small, but varied.  They are constantly updating their collection and featuring new and exciting products from the world’s most beloved brands.  Each frame is checked for materials, finishing, and functionality to ensure that they will not only be durable and pliable when wearing them.  Every screw and bolt and the quality of the product is verified prior to listing on the site.  They literally take each aspect of your glasses seriously to ensure you are getting the quality product you deserve and paid for.

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Since my Maui Jims need to be repaired, I’ve been sporting my Coach sunglasses for Ottica for the last 2 months.  Let me just say that while I expected great quality since Coach is a brand I love, I’m enjoying the durability of these glasses.  The lenses are scratch resistant (now they will scratch if care is not taken) and they come with a little microfiber cloth and a gorgeous case.  I have been using this pair everywhere, even on our little staycation this past weekend and in the pool.  They are comfortable and fit perfectly for me.

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Ottica offers wonderful service and commitment.  I was able to experience the same buying process as any of their customers and loved that if I had a question, they could answer it quickly and without issue.  Even if you’re buying sunglasses or glasses online often, it can be an issue dealing with the right size and shape, so I love that Ottica offers that money back guarantee and free shipping and returns.  You can also select their extended coverage if that works better for you.  Ottica operates a 24/7 in-house customer service department (which is wonderful for people like me who don’t live in the usual East Coast time zone) and the staff is knowledgeable and so nice.  You also get a live chat option if it’s available at that time.

Overall, my experience with Ottica has been great and I know that it will be a site that I’ll turn to for future purchases as well.

You can check out Ottica yourself here and see if there is anything that you may like.

https://www.ottica.com/

Have you heard of Ottica before or tried anything from this site? Is this a site you’d be interested in checking out for yourself?


Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were provided to me by the brand for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links may be posted through out.

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I am totally looking forward to the summer months here on Maui.  Summer months here mean spending most of my days lounging on the sand and enjoying the beautiful beaches that Maui has to offer.  It also means that the sun is up longer during the day and that leaves more time for walks and working out later in the afternoon.  But, due to a condition I’ve been dealing with lately – I’ve gained some weight and I have been covering up my body a little more than usual.  Working out or hitting the beach for a plus sized gal can definitely be a challenge when you need to find clothes that fit.  And, many women are too modest to wear a tankini or show too much skin.  That’s where HydroChic comes in.  This awesome company offers versatility in their active wear while giving you the option of covering up a little or just being comfortable.  Being plus sized can be a challenge to find swim and active wear that fits and still looks good so today, I’m going to share this awesome brand with you to get you “Summer Ready”.

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HydroChic is an athleisure wear line that is versatile and comfortable while offering gorgeous prints and colors for any style preference.  HydroChic offers Mix-and-Match Swim and Active Wear that provides the wearer comfortable coverage with less skin, lots more style and UV Protection.  For someone like me who lives in the sun most days (especially in the summer) whether it is for play or exercise, this line is absolutely perfect.

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There are more than 100 slimming mix-n-match separates to choose from, regardless of your size – girls, missy, plus sized, you name – they have it.  And, if you’re like me and want a little more coverage, they got your “covered” literally.  HydroChic offers lightweight, chlorine-resistant and chlorine-proof stretch fabric that dries really quickly and provides you with UPF 50+ sun protection.  It’s durable, yet super flexible and allows you to use it at the beach or pool or to the gym, yoga or whatever your heart desires.  It’s designed so that it doesn’t constrict movement and is sporty and figure flattering.  With a variety of shorts, pants, leggings, long, short and sleeveless tops (with several bra options) and versatile swim dress, skirts and skorts – you are completely covered.

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I am using the Black Tribal Sleeveless Swim n’ Gym Top (retail $72.00) that came with a Swim/Sports BRA with cups which make it easy for me to use with a little bit of push-up.

Details of the Tidal Tank Sporty Sleeveless Swim n’ Gym Top: Back zippered pocket is perfect to securely stash keys, ID, money  Chlorine resistant Fabric XTRA LIFE LYCRA®/ Nylon Comes with a complimentary swim/sports bra Available in Missy XS-XL and Plus Full Cut 0X-3X Quick drying UPF 50+ sun protection.

I am also using the Diving Diva Black Swim and Bike Shorts (retail $58.00, not chlorine proof) which is available in sizes XS-XL in Missy and 0X-4x in Plus.

Details of the Diving Diva Black Swim and Bike Shorts.  Mix and match them with any of our fitness tops.  Covered elastic waistband, Plus Size has wider supportive waistband.  Chlorine resistant.  Fabric: XTRA LIFE LYCRA®/ Nylon.  Available in Missy XS-XL and Plus Full Cut 0X-4X.  Quick drying.  UPF 50+ sun protection.  Shorts are 19” long in a size Medium, inseam is 9”.  The bottoms are designed to sit at the natural waist line.

Now, I’ve had my HydroChic set for just under a year and it’s been washed and worn many many times.  I throw mine in the dryer on the low setting to dry – though I definitely suggest line drying to help keep your HydroChic wear in optimal condition.  Even after almost a year – each piece looks brand new so I know it’s made with quality materials and craftsmanship.

I absolutely love how comfortable these all fit on my body, no weird bunching and funky cuts that make sitting or standing odd.  The top is perfect for me when running, walking or working out because it helps to keep me cool and it’s not overly form fitting so it is easy for me to move in – whether swimming, jogging or any type of sports, it’s just easy to use.

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HydroChic is available at select stores throughout the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Israel, and online at www.hydrochic.com.  Available in sizes Missy and Plus–4X. Prices range from $29.50 to $95.00.

About HydroChic – HydroChic, LLC. was co-founded by Daniella Teutsch and Sara Wolf, and launched in May, 2008. The idea came to them one day at the Jersey Shore as they watched women of all ages slather themselves with sunscreen and pull sloppy men’s t-shirts over their traditional bathing suits to protect their skin from sun damage. They knew that more fashionable coverage options were missing in the swimwear market. Only then did they realize how many other women were searching for the very same swimwear solutions. HydroChic is based in New Rochelle, NY.

With summer right around the bend, now is the perfect time to choose out a summer hit and I know HydroChic will be one you’ll enjoy.  Back in my surfing days – I would have loved something like this because it would help to keep my “girls” in place without they bouncing around for everyone to see and I wouldn’t have to worry about my top or bottoms flying off after being tumbled in a wave.  Any woman or girl who surfs, knows this dilemma and HydroChic would have made a great addition to my swim and surf wear back in the day.  I’m glad I can utilize it now.  The outfit is perfect for days when I take my sons to the beach or pool – because I don’t have to worry about one of them tugging on my top and it falling off revealing the girls… ya know?

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HydroChic offers so many styles to choose from that I’m sure you’ll find something you enjoy.  Shipping is very quick and I enjoyed it so much I purchased several for my  sisters since they like to be a little more covered up when hitting the sand too. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still rock a bikini or tankini but I love that I have an option if I’m just not feeling up to revealing some skin.

Check out all of their designs and full line of products available at: http://hydrochic.com/

So, are you a little more conservative when you hit the beach, pool or workout?  If so, do you think that HydroChic would work for your style and comfort?  Let me know in the comments below if you think they could be your next summer hit.

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Living on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean means that many times, we are last on the list to have any new stores or establishments open.  So, because of this – I was quite excited to see that a new store made it’s way to the islands.  BoxLunch (a pop culture gift store with a cause) will be opening its newest location today in Aiea, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, at the Pearlridge Shopping Center.

BoxLunch will celebrate their grand opening in-store on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd from 12pm to 4pm.  BoxLunch offers a variety of thoughtfully curated selections of the world’s most popular licensed shirts, accessories, collectibles, beauty, home goods and gifts for everyone and anyone including the most dedicated fan to the more casual pop culture enthusiast.

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What makes BoxLunch so awesome is the cause they work for.  To fulfill its civic mission of “Get Some.  Give Back”, BoxLunch will donate one meal to Feeding America for every $10 spent in-store or online.  BoxLunch is proud to support national hunger-relief efforts as well as local efforts through Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks, including the Hawaii Foodbank, Inc. which will directly receive a percentage of the donations raised at the Pearlridge Center BoxLunch Store.  It is awesome that a store newly opened is giving back to its community – right here at home, in it’s own backyard.

“We are thrilled to open a BoxLunch in the Aiea community.  Our mission is simple, sell the best product and use our business to inspire and implement solutions to help fight the hunger crisis on both a local and national level.” – Robert Thomsen, Vice President, General Manager of Merchandising and Marketing of BoxLunch.

BoxLunch retail storefronts across the country provide a way for the general public to be exposed to hunger relief and offer a means for their customers to easily give back through their purchases.  The support has translated into more than two million meals donated to provide hope to families facing hunger in the United States.

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I’m excited to stop in and check out the store the next time I’m on island.  Sadly, I’m not located on Oahu, I’m on Maui – so I’ll need to wait till my next visit before checking it out.  If you are  on Oahu, I highly suggest stopping by Pearlridge Shopping Center and visiting the BoxLunch store.  Whether you are a beauty lover or someone who loves anything fun, I’m sure you’ll find a plethora of products here for the pop culture obsesses to anyone who just loves to shop.

Location Address:

Pearlridge Center

98-1005 Moanalua Road

Aiea, HI 96701

For more information or to learn about BoxLunch visit: http://www.BoxLunch.com

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Fall is my favorite time of year.  Cooler weather means that we can dress warmer here in Hawaii and embrace the colder months.  The thing about Hawaii  though is that while it cools down, it can still be warm and humid.  I wanted to provide you with a kind of universal Fall lookbook and style diary that offered you some warm weather cozy while still having something for a hot Hawaii day.   Today I’m doing this post and video in collaboration with a fellow beauty and lifestyle blogger from Hawaii – Kathryn (Kath) from The Fabzilla.  Make sure you head on over and show this gorgeous beauty some mad love too.

*click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Look 1 –

  • Black Convertible Top – Target
  • Jeans – YMI Plus Size WannaBettaButt Jegging
  • Handbag – Coach
  • Footwear – Flip Flops (I’ll be rocking this pretty often – I banged up my ankle quite a bit a few days ago.)
  • Minimal makeup – mascara and brows with lip balm
  • Sunglasses – Ray Ban Aviator Classic Gold

Look 2 – 

  • Duster Sweater – Target
  • Black Jeggings – Forever 21 Plus
  • Black Camisole – Walmart
  • Calf High Boots with Buckle – Justfab.com
  • Minimal makeup – mascara and brows with ColourPop Konichiwa lippy stix
  • Sunglasses – Ray Ban Aviator Classic Gold

Look 3 – 

I hope you enjoyed this little style diary.  Remember – as I always say, style really is personal preference.  For me, I love to be comfortable and if the season allows – I love cozy.  You can catch me in flip flops most time of the year unless it’s cold and then a pair of boots will always suffice.  Since I injured my ankle badly – I’m unable to use a lot of my traditional footwear that I would pair with my outfits like flats or ballet slippers because my ankle is swollen and they won’t fit over my brace.  But, nonetheless, I dress in what makes me comfortable.  To me, just like makeup – style is a form of self expression.

I hope you are all enjoying your cooler weather.  Don’t forget to head on over to check out Kath’s sweet looks – you’ll love her, classy style and a beauty.

Kath’s Blog:  http://www.thefabzilla.com/2016/11/style-and-makeup-diary-hawaii-fall_12.html

Kath’s YouTube:  https://youtu.be/51BcTtRBwmY

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When it comes to jewelry, I’m pretty picky.  I’ve discussed this time and time again and have mentioned it before, but because I have sensitive skin – finding the perfect jewelry piece can be a challenge.  I am also someone that tends to gravitate towards dainty pieces that offer a statement without looking gaudy or too overdone.  Let’s face it, we all know that I’m a casual girl and prefer a pair of jeans and boots to slacks and heels.  But, that’s what makes our world so unique and fun… it’s that we all have our own individual style and flare.  For me, I love something that is personal, offers a special touch and if it’s gold… hey, we got a winner.  Today I’m going to introduce you to gorgeous personalized jewelry from Six Sisters Beadworks.  I love a sweet piece of jewelry and this one, well it absolutely screams Honey… literally. lol

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Six Sisters Beadworks is the business owned by Michelle who launched her jewelry business with the goal of introducing to others a gorgeous line of timeless keepsake gifts that are meant to be cherished for a lifetime.  Michelle was inspired by her six small daughters to pursue a professional jewelry design business in an effort to create meaningful pieces that are artfully fashioned to feel and look both unique and spectacular.  With classic heirloom pieces that are personalized with names, initials, dates and birthstones – they are crafted from the finest materials of .925 Sterling Silver, 14K gold filled, genuine Swarovski Crystals, freshwater pearls and natural gemstones.  Michelle Bisesto’s jewelry designs are beautiful and what I love about them the most, is that they are timeless.

Each of the pieces that are offered at Six Sisters Beadworks are created and handmade with great attention to detail and a serious interest in fine craftsmanship.  The designs are innovative and exciting offering pieces for babies, little girls, teens and women and they make beautiful custom made gifts.  Recently Michelle has added custom pieces for boys and men as well for a classic and modern style.

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I received the Hand Stamped Gold Cuff Bracelet – $102.00.  When it comes to jewelry I look for attention to detail and I’m absolutely in love with this bracelet.  It is a smooth 14K Gold Filled cuff that is hand formed and personalized.  This piece is simplistic, but classy and can be worn anytime with anything.  I am plus sized and found that this cuff fit perfectly and I was able to bend it open to place it onto my wrist with ease.  You can personalize your cuff with special names, initials, date or phrase and I chose to go simple with just my name – HONEY.

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This cuff bracelet can be worn on its own or as part of your arm candy with other bracelets.  I love how easy it is to use and pair with your favorite styles and fashions.  It’s well made and has stood up to my daily use without any tarnishing or discoloration.

Jewelry Care for any pieces ordered from Six Sisters Beadworks includes:
-Keep jewelry dry.

-Remove before sleeping.
-Remove before changing clothes.
-Please do NOT use silver polish on alphabet beads.
-Sterling Silver does tarnish slowly over time due to exposure to air. Simply wipe with a polishing cloth to restore its original shine.
-Store your Sterling Silver jewelry in its original gift box or inside an airtight plastic bag to slow the tarnishing process. 
-Please click HERE to purchase our Sterling Silver Polishing Cloth.
-Storing your jewelry in an airtight box or bag will delay the tarnishing process. 

With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to be sure to share this bracelet and company with all of you.  I’m an online shopper and absolutely LOVE purchasing gifts for loved ones that add a little personal touch to their lives.  This bracelet as well as the others offered at Six Sisters Beadworks are unique, beautiful and would make a great gift.  I wouldn’t be surprised if you seen this in an upcoming gift guide because I do love it that much.

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I love a business that offers quality and detail in each of their products and you will surely find something you love or a gift for someone you love at Six Sisters Beadworks.

Have you heard of Six Sisters Beadworks before?  If so, have you purchased anything from them?  If not, is there anything you have your sights on?

You can check out what Six Sisters Beadworks offers and their collection for sale here:  http://sixsistersbeadworks.com/

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You know, I’ve said this time and time again… but who I am today and what I have become was in part molded for me by those before me.  My parents, my grandparents, family and friends who have inspired who I am as a person today.  I recently was introduced to a beautiful Angel Locket by Yourself Expression and I wanted to share with you this beautiful piece that has completely won over my heart.

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These beautiful Angel Lockets are the perfect way to express love or remembrance (or both).  These lockets are unlike the traditional lockets you are accustomed to.  They are bold, but dainty and offer gorgeous geometric shapes to compliment who you are as a person or your personal style.  Each locket features filigree-like detailing and crystal accents.  What makes these lockets different than your traditional ones is that instead of holding a picture inside of your loved one, each locket houses a sphere with a chime inside.  Each necklace can be personalized to fit your taste by choosing the color of the sphere, making your choice something that is symbolic to you or simply your favorite shade or hue.

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The chime inside is subtle, light and not distracting at all.  It serves as a reminder that someone you love is thinking of you and always with you in spirit.  Each locket is meant to keep love and protection around you or the person you gift it to.

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Teen Entrepreneur Shelby Golguski and her brother Gordon created Yourself Expression to share things they love with others – young and old.  Their Angel Lockets merge customized accessories and an on-trend look perfectly.  There are various different lockets in different shapes, designs and finishes that make these so pretty and unique to your personal style.

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I have the Yourself Expression Spiral Design Angel Locket in Gold with a Silver Chimer.  My chain is made of stainless steel and my locket is silver plated with a copper base.  My chimer is a clay-painted ball that makes a soft chime when you move.  Each Angel Locket can be easily cleaned and wiped dry and you should take care in not wetting it or wearing in water.  The chain is 32″ and the locket 1″ in size.

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I have had this locket now for about a month and have absolutely fell in love.  It reminds me of my childhood and if you know anything about me, you know that each jewelry piece I use consistently has some type of significant meaning to me.  The piece is lightweight and I absolutely love the soft chime I hear when the necklace moves about it.  After using this consistently over the last month, I also love the fact that it hasn’t tarnished on me or turned my skin green as well.  Most jewelry pieces will do that to me after the first use if they are not real.  It’s sturdy and really well made.  Each locket is $20 and I look forward to picking up one or two more to add to my collection because I am absolutely in love with my locket.

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They say that when a loved one passes, you will carry a piece of them in your heart always.  What makes this locket so wonderful is that the little chimes that come from it are little reminders that I’m never alone.  As a lover of mythical creatures like fairies and unicorns, I am reminded that there is always a little bit of pixie dust somewhere to help brighten my day and that I always have angels over my shoulder.

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I think this will be a timeless piece for years to come and a great gift for yourself or a loved one.  Angel Lockets are a unique gift and the perfect little treasure for anyone to have.  It’s affordable, well-made and stylish.  I love the concept and enjoy the product and I’m proud to share it with all you today.

What about you, do you think Angel Lockets is something that you would enjoy or a loved one would like as a gift?  Have you heard or seen anything like this before?

You can check out all the designs available for the Angel Locket and purchase your own at: https://www.thegrommet.com/yourself-expression

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If you’ve been on my blog for a while, then it’s pretty obvious that you have read or seen that I have a love for shoes and handbags… actually, it could most be categorized as an addition – ssshhh… don’t tell the husband (lol – he already knows).  As much as I love product to keep me in touch with fashion, I’m also a mom who’s realistic and knows that having a lot of shoes takes up much needed space.  Last year I introduced you to ALTERRE 21-in-1 Shoes, a brand that literally takes a bunch of shoes and wraps them into one pair to keep on you.  If you’re one of those ladies that need comfy footwear that is versatile, then these are for you.  Today, I want to share with you a few details of ALTERRE and their Kickstarter campaign.  Starting May 16th and running thrugh June 15th, ALTERRE is running on Kickstarter to help raise $15,000 or more to help fund new styles for next season.  As someone who absolutely loves their footwear – I have a pair of my own, I just had to share.

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ALTERRE shoes are designed in New York City but produced with fair labor in Brazil.  In collaboration with shoe experts with more than 30 years experience both here in the US and there in Brazil, ALTERRE brings to you a shoe that is expertly crafted and made beautifully.  ALTERRE also believes in producing shoes with fair labor so they visit the factory themselves to ensure that everyone there was happy and healthy while working.

ALTERRE is inspired by women and each shoe is named after women that the founders and designers admire.  With the $15,000 or more that ALTERRE hopes to raise, they want to use this money to create two brand new looks and a high platform heel for next season.  They plan to include sparkly sequined and metallic options as well – for those divas that are ready to shine.  They have prototypes underway and I am excited to see some of the sneak peak photos they have coming soon.

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Like I mentioned previously, I have my own pair of ALTERRE shoes that I absolutely love.  I literally take my one pair and completely change it up so I can go from a day to evenly look in a matter of seconds.  It’s convenient and expertly crafted footwear to provide comfort and quality.  I can’t wait to pick up my next pair and I’m looking forward to checking out their new styles once they are released.

Head on over to Alterre Shoes Kickstarter Campaign and check out what they have going for them, the information behind the brand and designers and how you can  help them make their goal.  If you’re a woman that loves shoes as much as I do – I think you’ll be fascinated to see how much this company has grown in the little time since they have been open – but also, how great of a product they have to offer.

You can check out their Kickstarter Campaign at this link: http://kck.st/1VYuBwI

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I am all about having a great pair of footwear for working out and today I wanted to share with all of you this pair of comfortable shoes that I’ve been loving lately.  Let me introduce you to FITKICKS, an active lifestyle footwear that is lightweight and versatile for anyone on the go or looking for something to be comfortable with.  They are the “Anywhere” shoe!

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Let me start by saying that these are not traditional “workout” or “anywhere” type of shoes and when I first seen them I was both intrigued but also wondered how well they work.  Since I have issues with my ankles, I’m always looking for something lightweight that I can use on the elliptical when working out or something at the gym that will not add any extra bulk or weight to my feet.  At first glance, they remind me of reef shoes, which is something you see a lot here in Hawaii.  But, once I got the pair in my hands and tried them on – I was instantly appeased and excited to give them a go.

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The Fitkicks range in cost from about $19.99 – $24.00 and come in a variety of different colors and designs.  I received the light grey with lavender trim which suits me since you know I love my purples.  The pair I have retails for $19.99 and comes in four colors in this specific design.  You can find them in a range of sizes from Small – Extra Large, I have the Large and normally use a size 8 1/2 shoe.  They fit comfortably and easily slip on without any problems.

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Fitkicks claim is that you can slip into these comfort kicks and use them for a variety of things… traveling, yoga, cruising, exercise, walking, at the beach, dancing, as high heel relief, running every day errands, water sports and just overall hanging out.  These awesome little shoes take up very little room and are easy to fold and take with you – making them ideal for keeping in a gym bag, traveling with or in my case, keeping in my bag in the car for those days I want to go for a walk or run.  They are made of durable flex form soles and are extra breathable which make them comfortable on hot days – I didn’t get sweaty at all, even after a long workout.  They have great ergonomic comfort and are so easy to slip on and off.

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Since FITKICKS offers such a unique design and ergonomic fit, you get full movement potential with your shoes.  The Durable FlexForm sole naturally contours your feet for free range of motion making it the perfect active wear shoe.  Since our lives keep us on the go I love that these make it so convenient to keep your “workout gear” with you – no bulky shoes to lug around.  They are the perfect fold-and-go portable shoe.  And, with technology that is specifically engineered to provide a natural contour, the FITKICKS are comfortable.

The FITKICKS also has a protective toe guard that prevents dragging and excessive wear points which make it perfect for anyone to use.  And, these awesome things are washable and dry-able, hello genius!

Women Shoe Size:  Small (5 – 6 1/2), Medium (7-8), Large (8 1/2 – 9 1/2), X Large (10-11)

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After having these for a few weeks, I’m absolutely loving them.  As I mentioned before, they are very comfortable and lightweight which makes it ideal for me when working out and are my go-to shoes for when I am on the elliptical.  FITKICKS offers so many other designs and footwear that I have a list of a few that my eyes are set on like the Energy Sidekicks Foldable Flats, FITKICKS in Black/Grey, and a pair for each of my sons (since they have FITKICKS Kids and a pair for my husband (yay for Men’s sizes too).  I’m not only impressed with how well these fit, how comfy they are, but also the fact that they are reasonably priced and offer you so much versatility for use.  As a mother of three very active boys, these shoes allow me to keep on my toes while chasing after them and I can use them at a variety of locations.  I love that they offer light support and are really cool.

If you are someone who works out and is looking for some new footwear, I highly suggest checking these babies out.  You can find them at: http://www.fitkicks.us/.  Check them out and see if you can find a pair (or two) for you or someone you love.  I have my eyes on a few more and one specifically to wear around the house, so I’ll be heading over to the site soon too.

Have you tried anything like this before or have you heard of FITKICKS?  If so – what are your thoughts?  If not, comment below and tell me, would you rock them out?

Signature Honey

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In our household, Valentine’s Day is every day so it’s not a holiday or date we necessarily put a huge emphasis on each year.  To my husband and I, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and we embrace love and commitment each and every day.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the occasional flowers, box of chocolates or jewelry but for us, Valentine’s Day is really about spending time with one another.  You see – with our busy schedules and odd shifts, parenthood and just our overall daily lives, spending time with one another is what makes for a great Valentine’s Day.

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“Any time not spent on love is wasted.” – Torquato Tasso

My husband Kevin and I have been together for almost 19 years and in that time we have definitely celebrated this holiday in different ways.  Dinner by candle light, roses and floras galore and beautiful gems and jewels to stop traffic but one tradition we have definitely kept strong over the years is a new watch for one another.  Whether I’m buying a new one for him or he a new one for me, each year whether for the holidays, birthday or Valentine’s Day at least one of us gets a new watch for our collection.  Watches are so significant to each of us.  To us, a watch is more than just an accessory we wear on our wrists, it symbolizes time and our time together is so precious and important to us.

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“I would rather have 30 minutes of something wonderful, than a lifetime of nothing special.” – Julia Roberts (Steel Magnolias)

This year I treated Kevin to a beautiful JORD Watch – a 94A Series in green sandalwood and maple.  This perfect wood watch makes a statement that is bold but not so much that it would make a person feel uncomfortable when wearing it.   It is the kind of watch for those who are making the most of every moment, every single minute and every day.  For a couple like us who collects watches of all kinds, this particular time piece is classic and stunning.

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While each couple or person celebrates Valentine’s Day the way they choose, we opt to make sure that no matter the reason, we make sure that we spend time with one another, soaking in each and every moment and absolutely cherishing what we have.  As a couple we have learned that life’s moments can sneak up on you and in a heartbeat anything can change.  Make use of the time you have and spend it with the one(s) you love.  Make Valentine’s Day every day and make every moment you live something wonderful.

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Each person celebrates love differently and whether it be to buy something special for someone you care about or to spend every waking moment with the one you love, the decision is up to you.  With busy schedules, three active boys and a life of activity – my husband and I have found that two minutes with one another is a cherished commodity and one we take advantage of as much as possible.  Time with one another is our favorite gift and the reason why we buy each other watches for presents.

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I’ve partnered with JORD to giveaway a limited quantity of e-gift cards worth $25 each for Valentine’s Day!  If you’ve had your eye on one of these stylish wood watches, be sure to enter to redeem your gift code.  Your gift code will be good through the end of March 2016! Entering is easy; click the link below.  You will be asked to enter your email and your favorite JORD watch (there are so many to choose from).  Once you hit enter, your code will be emailed directly to you!

Click here to get your e-gift card ($25 value) http://bit.ly/1K2H9yC.  Remember that there is a limited quantity available so head on over to the site soon to take advantage of this offer.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing all of you a wonderful Valentine’s Day – no matter the reason you are celebrating… whether it be for love or just because.  Make every moment, every single time – breathtaking! xo

Find out what is the strength behind my soul here and join me as I talk about my love and relationship with my husband here.

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I am aware that I’m a bit late with sharing my Rocksbox from November, but this month literally got away from me and I’m trying to catch up on everything.  Today I’m going to be sharing with you my November Rocksbox and the goodies I got inside.  I’ll be honest, when I first was contacted by Rocksbox, I didn’t think that it was for me – but after giving it a try I can honestly say that I’m enjoying this subscription.

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So what is Rocksbox anyway?  It is a subscription service that includes an unlimited jewelry rental from top designer brands including Kendra Scott (one of my favorites, Gorjana and so much more.  Each box is personalized for you and curated by a team of stylists.  I decided this would be the perfect time to share my November box with you because this would make a great gift for the Holidays.  You can wear your jewelry on loan as much as you want and then swap anytime when you are ready to refresh.  Simply return your set in the original packaging with the prepaid label, leave your stylist feedback online and your next set will be on it’s way shortly.  I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy using jewelry that had been returned and worn, but I was so impressed with not only the packaging for each piece, but the care and instructions included and the quality of each item.  The pieces are gorgeous, well maintained and kept and I loved each one I received this month.

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Special discounts and member rewards are given towards purchases and you keep and purchase at a discounted rate the pieces you want to keep and return those you don’t.  Rocksbox also offers Free prepaid shipping both ways which makes this subscription service a fab choice. The attention to detail in the packaging is wonderful.  My box came a tad bit crushed, but it didn’t bother me because everything was well packaged and nothing was damaged upon receipt.  There is a wonderful theme through out the packaging – down to the stickers and tissue paper and I was very impressed with what I opened even before I seen the jewelry pieces inside.  Let’s dig deeper and see what I got, shall we?

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I received three gorgeous gold toned items.  I love gold and use it often so I was impressed at how nice each piece was.  The first piece I received was the Melinda Maria Cade Pave Ring (Insider’s Price $46).  This ring is gorgeous.  It is a tad bit too small for me to use like a regular ring on my ring finger but makes a great accent ring or even midi ring for any of my fingers as a great accent.  Each little crystal is set in place and this offers a beautiful statement without being too over powering.

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The second piece I received was the Kendra Scott Jamie Bracelet in Irridescent Drusy (Insider’s Price $52).  If you have been following me a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of Kendra Scott jewelry and own a few pieces from the line.  I immediately fell in love with this bracelet because I’m also a huge fan of gemstones and drusy cut stones that I knew this would make a great piece in my collection.  This is the item I decided to keep.

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The third and last piece I received was the Gorjana Cresent Pendant Necklace (Insider’s Price $56).  This piece was probably my least favorite out of the three I received.  It is funny though, because I had this necklace added to my wishlist but when I received it I realized that while the style is something I would wear – the length of it was just too long for me to love.  My Rocksbox stylist saw that I added this necklace to my wishlist and built the cohesive set I received around it – so it still is a great find and a gorgeous piece but I really would prefer something with a shorter chain.  I love it nonetheless, but not enough to keep it.  This necklace would make a great piece to pair with a casual outfit like jeans with a top or dressed up for your business suit or a dress.

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For just $19 a month you get three pieces to wear on loan and you swap your set anytime you want.  If you fall in love with the pieces or a piece – you get a $10 monthly shine spend to apply towards your purchase.  There is zero effort and no commitment on your end.  Prepaid shipping allows you to simply put the items back in the mailbox and wait for your next set to arrive.  It’s simple and easy and while this is my first time experiencing Rocksbox, I am loving it.

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Each item I received was wrapped well and each came in their own little pouch to keep them secure and protected.  Instructions also came with the box on caring for each piece so that they would last and keep looking great.  Each piece you receive, while Costume or Fashion jewelry are well made pieces from awesome designers giving you the opportunity to try new ones each time you get a box.  Like I mentioned previously, I think this would make a fabulous gift for anyone who loves jewelry.  I am beyond impressed with this subscription box.

“If loving jewelry is a crime, we plead guilty.”

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So have you been hearing about Rocksbox lately?  Is this something you wouldn’t mind getting as a gift?  What about the pieces, do you think I made the right choice in choosing the drusy bracelet to keep?

Signature Honey

 

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Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year because it allows things to cool off here in Hawaii and I can wear my cozy and warm fashion favorites that I love so much.  Besides scarves and slouchy sweaters, another favorite for me is hats or beanies.  Let’s face it – anything that will keep my full head of hair in place without sacrificing style is a plus and I’m all about keeping the ears warm as the months get colder.  Today I share with you a simple plus sized outfit featuring a beret from Scala Pronto.  If you love Fall fashion as much as I do, hopefully I can introduce you to some really cool ideas for this season’s wardrobe.

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This slouchy beret from Scala Pronto is fashionable, chic and totally flattering.  I have a larger head size than most people and found that this beret fits easy and comfortably as well.  The collection is affordable, retailing for $32 and available in grey or oatmeal (what I’m wearing).  Slouchy hats just scream Fall and Winter and are so fashion forward.  It’s one of those accessories that has literally stood the changes in trend and attire over the years and paired with your favorite Fall outfit, you will be ready to take on your day.

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What am I wearing

Beret – Scala Pronto Beret in Oatmeal

Scarf – Plaid Tartan Scarf / Wrap from Amazon

Top – Black Plus Size Scoop Neck Tee from Torrid

Pants – YMI Jeans Plus Luxe Skinny

Footwear – Steve Madden Heaven Leopard Ballet Flats

Sunglasses – Kenneth Cole New York Metal Frame Rectangular Frame Aviators

Watch – Invicta Silver & Gold Divers

I chose to wear my Tartan Scarf like a wrap – but they go wear if wrapped around the neck like an infinity scarf or swooped around once and hanging long.  While I chose to wear flats today (it’s still too warm for boots), my normal choice in footwear would be a pair of boots – it’s a staple for me this time of year.  Pair this look with fun accessories like your favorite bracelets or necklaces and you have a showstopping outfit.  There is nothing wrong with a casual look – this is mine.

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Makeup of the day

Eye shadow – ColourPop Desert, Strength, XO and Bravery

Eye liner – Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper and Mally Evercolor Eyeliner in Midnight

Lashes/Mascara – Ardell Demi Whispies 120 and Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Lips – ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tulle

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When it comes to Fall fashion – I literally live in cozy and comfy.  Let’s face it, I live in Hawaii where the weather is warm year round, so I look forward to the cool, crisp Fall air.  I practically live in Skinny Jeans and slouchy sweaters and I love pairing those key elements in my wardrobe with fun accessories that make a statement.  Slouchy looks are so on trend for Fall and Winter and Scala Pronto has satisfied that with their well made Beret.  I can’t wait to get my hands on the grey one and rock that out too.

Scala Pronto berets come in a wide assortment of colors and knit stitches.  Find your favorite in a variety of highly decorated versions.  

Purchase your Scala Pronto beret here at villagehatshop.com and check out the other products available for purchase to add to your fall looks.  Pack your beach wear away and pull out your favorite knits, plaid and all the fun warm and cozies you have hiding in your closet and enjoy the season.

What are your favorite digs for Fall season?

Signature Honey

 

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I absolutely love how universal and stylish footwear is and how it can change a look in a matter of seconds with a switch of the shoes.  But, sometimes – using high heels can be uncomfortable on my ankle injuries and a little massage can go a long way.  Today I’m sharing with you some goodies from Kushyfoot, a brand I have been introduced to that helps to massage your feet with every step you take.  With a wide selection of products for your every need – your feet can be pampered and comfy for any footwear your choose to use.

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Kushyfoot is a brand that offers a selection of different foot massaging cover-ups that help your feet to feel comfortable in any type of footwear.  They also have Flats to Go! which are there to help you on those days that you need to give your feet a little break from your heels.  They are comfy and come in an array of sizes or one size fits all.   With each step you get a little massage that helps standing on your feet all day or wearing your favorite pair of shoes comfy and cozy.

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The Flats to Go! are fold-able ballerina flats that come in four different patterns (I got Leopard) and retail for $9.99 – $11.99.  They are perfect for those days where you may be on your feet longer than expected and are so easy to travel with, they fit right in your purse.  I received size 9-10 which was a bit too big for me, so it doesn’t stay on my feet and slides off, but I’m sure with a size smaller, they will be perfect.  I keep them in my car or in my purse and love that I can use my heels and then switch out as my feet become achy.  They are so convenient and stylish.

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The Sheer Anklets are perfect with pumps and come in nude and black.  They have a zig zag sole to help protect the ball of your foot, are super stretchy and fit every foot shape and size.  They retail for $11.97 and you get 3 pairs which is not only a time saver but a money saver too.  I love how comfy these are and they make slipping on your favorite pumps and heels easy and really comfortable to wear.

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The Peep Toe with Heel Grip Foot Covers are fun and perfect for those peep toe pumps you love.  They retail for $11.97 and include three pairs.  Available in Nude & Black and easy to put on and take off.  These feel so comfortable on that it makes me want to use my peep toe heels all the time.  This foot cover features cut outs for your toes and heel grip that keep them in place for you all day.  You can use these with pumps if you would like, but they are meant for your peep toe or open toe heels and work wonders.  I love how comfy my feet feel when wearing these inside of my favorite shoes.

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The Lace Top Toe Covers are my favorite from Kushy Foot.  They are so flirty and girly and very feminine.  These cute toe covers come in two colors – black and nude (nude pictured).  These retail for $23.97 and include 6 pairs.  Each toe cover has a sweet lace top that covers the toe area and a clear elastic band that hooks around the heel.  It’s a lot more comfy then they look and once they are on – they feel like you are wearing nothing at all.  These go great in your favorite open back or sling back sandal or pumps.  I just love how feminine these are and add a little extra something to your outfit, even if they are hidden beneath your favorite shoe.

Kushyfoot also offers a variety of different ankle and knee high sheers for you to use under your favorite mary janes or other footwear and I absolutely love the Sport Foot Covers under my Under Armour Tennis Shoes as they have a ventilated mesh top, arch support and stay put and in place even through my most aggressive run.  Each of their products feel so comfortable and cool and I notice that I don’t have a sweaty feeling when I remove them.  Kushyfoot also offers socks for men which make it great for shopping when you are looking for something for you – you can buy something for the man in your life too.  After using these over the last few months, my feet don’t hurt as much as they normally do without Kushyfoot – which is a big deal for my injured ankles.  I love how versatile these can be and how easy they are to use.  They are priced reasonably and you have a plethora of options.

Have you heard of Kushyfoot before or have you used or seen any of the styles I have shared with you today?  Is this something you could see adding to your footwear needs?  What are your favorite heels to wear and will Kushyfoot be a good match for you?

Shop or check out more products from Kushyfoot here: www.kushyfoot.com

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