Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I left my Heart in Hawaii

Earlier this month, I spent an amazing week in Kona, Hawaii for Crystal's birthday. The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii was gracious enough to let us stay at their beautiful property and it was nothing short of magical. We spent our days on their private beach, snorkeling with giant seas turtles, paddle boarding and drinking pina coladas.  The hotel itself had a seaside charm with modern rooms, a pool, three restaurants, a gym and a golf course. My favorite part by far was the complimentary breakfast buffet they had every morning and watching a spectacular sunset every night from the beach.

Our itinerary not only consisted of lots of r&r, but many physical activities were planned from hiking, to off-roading, to spelunking. We saw some of the most amazing sights which I captured on my Instagram. I've recapped them all for you below.

Spelunking in Hilo 
Active lava on our Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour
Akaka Falls State Park
Floating at the Kapoho Tide Pools in Khongboon swimwear
Jumping for joy at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Conquered my fear of heights zip-lining at the Umauma Experience
My favorite place we visited-The Kapoho Tide Pools

An incredible moment at the Natural lava Swimming Pool
We called them our baby coconuts because they're huge! Located in Pahoa, Hawaii
Chillin at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii in my SO NOIRE bikini
Panalu"u Beach- Black Sand Beach
Hiked and off-roaded to get to this green sand beach. One of four in the world. 
Breakfast at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
Beautiful sunset from our first night
Hope this post inspires you to check out the Big Island of Hawaii. Thank you to the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii for an incredible stay. Aloha!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fall Favorites


Photography by Crystal Kong

Today is a quick post on what I'm currently loving for fall. Capes and wrap dresses in shades of grey, over the knee boots and cool sunnies. I've been on the hunt to update my wardrobe completely, and I've been eyeing some amazing things from Lookbook Store, Zara and Forever 21. Boots, camel tones and monochromatic looks are on the horizon. Stay tuned!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Jawbone UP3

Today's post is in collaboration with Jawbone to share a new product that I’m currently loving! It's important for me to try and live a healthy lifestyle but sometimes it can get hard due to my hectic work schedule. That's why I'm passionate about this product because it's going to keep me on track to achieve my mental and physical goals. I want to look and feel my very best starting now and into the new year. 

So what is the UP3 band by Jawbone? It's like having your own personal health coach! After downloading the UP3 app, the band will sync to your phone, tracking your fitness goals, health goals, sleep patterns, heart rate, and even calories. So if you want to get in better shape, sleep more consistently or just be in all around better health, this band is for you. It also updates you throughout the day with alerts letting you know your progress whether it's to walk more, get more sleep or drink more water. Or, if you're feeling stressed, it will let you know to take a break from your day to de-stress.
The two best parts? First, it's super stylish so you can wear it with any outfit. I styled it with a more dressed up look, pairing it with other jewelry to look like a stack of bracelets. The color and sleek band is simple enough to fit in perfectly with my daily style. Second, measuring how much I sleep. I feel like I never get enough each night. Now with the band, I can make sure I'm getting enough every night. 
Hope you guys give it a try! Let's all get on track to have a healther mind, body and heart.
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*This post is sponsored by Jawbone. All opinions and images are my own.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Vionic Boot for Fall


Photography by Natalee Shale

I'm back with another boot post for fall! These are probably the most comfortable pair I've owned. The Nadelle Chelsea Boot was recently featured in O, The Oprah Magazine so I'm glad I got my hands on a pair. Definitely check them out if you're looking for a shoe to get you through a long day. 

I was recently a hair judge for the beauty awards on AOL so stay tuned for my post on that, as well as a recap from my trip to Hawaii!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Leopard Booties for Fall


Photography by Natalee Shale

Boot season is well underway and I'm pulling out all the stops with these leopard beauties. Those near and dear to my heart know that my life is not complete without a good pair of boots. Since leopard is the perfect print to make any look just a little more fun, these will be my go-to all season long.

Click here to check out the above image on the homepage of shoes.com and to shop all Sam Edelman boots for fall. Happy shopping!

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