hawaii 5.0

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In a few weeks my wife and I are fortunate enough to travel down to Maui to visit friends Jessica and Grayson (founders of Gypset Wellness), who moved there back in January.  Jess and Gray have informed me that I should pack casual, laid back pieces (i.e., shorts, tanks and tees) since local Hawaiian style is ‘surf’ inspired and not dressy – at all!  Think Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  I’m in a bit of a fashion conundrum since I’m not your typical sporty beach babe but want to “When in Rome” it.  So what’s the solve?  It is so important that we stay true to ourselves through style expression while also having the flexibility to adapt to changing environments.  Without compromising personal style and still ensuring to be location ready – there is always a fashion-friendly medium.  Here’s a few items in my mental shopping cart that cover both the fashion and function bases.  *above photo via here

Do you need help shopping for vacation?  Europe?  Beach?  Adventure?  Honeymoon?  Message me at yoursoulstyle@gmail.com for personal styling/shopping inquiries.

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  1. Anthony Peto Hats hat, $175, matchesfashion.com
  2. Zimmerman bikini, $210, net-a-porter.com
  3. Muzungu Sisters bali sarong, $55, farfetch.com
  4. Clover Canyon liquid flower dress, $325, farfetch.com
  5. Rayban aviators, $160, rayban.com
  6. Isabel Marant tassel bracelet, $72, matchesfashion.com
  7. Zara ethnic flat sandals, $79.90, zara.com
  8. Sensi Studio i love equador straw bag, $292, matchesfashion.com

spotlight: muzungu sisters

Muzunga

Earlier this week I posted this pic on instagram of an amazing bag that I found in Harper’s Bazaar.  While flipping through the mag it noticeably stood out on the page thus beginning the deep dive into where this piece of perfection had been sourced from.  Enter Muzungu Sisters!  Dana Alikhani and Tatiana Santo Domingo are the co-founders of the brand and their mission is to “promote fair labour practices by showcasing artisan-crafted goods from around the world”.   The online store was born in 2009 and Dana and Tatiana’s goal is to “shine a light on the rare artistry found in various communities, and to stimulate those local economies, all while providing customers with timeless, hand-selected items of impeccable quality and style.”  I have become an instant fan of the product (and philosophy) and I’m thinking you might too!  Shop the site here and read the bio behind each item – everything has a story.  I’m currently coveting these. *above photo via here

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 10.21.16 PMdelphine delafon x muzungu sisters III

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 10.06.59 PMenamel hoop earrings

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 10.27.02 PMdark blue stitched kaftan

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 10.14.46 PMdenim bali sarong

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 10.29.40 PMtasseled dress

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 10.31.54 PMembroidered zebra shawl

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 10.36.17 PMwayuu mini mochila x