If you're like me than you are still thinking of summer even though it's the end of September. Lord, I'm just willing myself to focus on cider donuts and pumpkins and apple picking but while I wouldn't kick those things out of bed they just don't do it for me like bikinis and beaches and sunshine and Mai Tais. Tahiti Nui in Hanalei Bay has just about the best Mai Tai I've ever had in my life and they also serve a pretty darn good pizza so if I go missing then you know where to find me. I could be happy in this white bathing suit seven days a week and taking yoga with Katie at Hanalei Yoga and getting my coffee at Hanalei Coffee Roasters and eating poke at Sushi Girl and The Dolphin etc. etc. I've already determined that Kauai has to be an annual trip for me because it's actually closer to LA than Montauk and my soul has a similar feeling of being home there. Where does your soul feel at home? I'd love to know. x A
Why does everything seem to fall into perfect harmony when you're on vacation? Suddenly all the answers to life's unanswerable questions seem obvious and I wonder why I ever worried about anything in the first place. Then I come home and I just pray that I can keep things so simple and honest in my day to day life. I think simple and honest dressing is sort of great too and what could be more simple than a white button down shirt? I found this perfect one at Gap before I left for Kauai.
Just getting back into the groove of things after an amazing week in Hanalei Bay, Kauai. I think I could totally live there. I've been trying to work little rituals from the trip into my everyday life back home as you do, or as I always seem to do after a vacation. Definitely trying to take it easy, leave my phone at home more often and visit the farmer's market to explore once a week. There was a fantastic farmer's market in Kauai and I loved having the fresh produce around for snacks all week long.
You may have noticed onmy instagram some of my posts now feature an esoteric grouping of letters @liketkit #liketkit - this means it's a shoppable instagram post so if I'm on the move traveling and don't have time to blog I can post a photo on my instagram and you can have links to the items I'm wearing sent directly to your inbox for you to click on and shop. I am going to do my best to only make photos shoppable if I know I can link to the majority of the items featured in the post so don't worry.
One item I have been crushing on hard are these throwback Adidas slidesI picked up before leaving town. I've wanted them since Alexander Wang was spotted wearing them after his show last fashion week and my god are they comfortable plus they remind me of high school in Baltimore. A. Wang is a genius! I would seriously recommend everyone in the world buying a pair. I wear mine so much that Mark says he can't get a pair because then we'd look like twins. Here's how I styled my slidesthree different ways. A good thing to mention is that they are sized for men so be mindful when ordering. I'm an 8.5 and I wear these in a 6. XO A
While I'm in HawaiiClotheshorse NYC intern Charlotte is sharing her favorite iced coffee recipe. Since it's still a million degrees in Los Angeles this seems relevant! Enjoy! XO A
- Among many other appetizing recipes, I found this super refreshing mint iced coffee recipe on Pinterest. After making it myself, I highly recommend you try it as well! For more recipes that have caught our eye, check out Clotheshorse NYC's “YUM” board on Pinterest! - Charlotte
Last week I was invited to Herringbone Restaurant at the
Mondrian Hotel to try out a new program called Sip With The Sommelier. For $45
you get to meet local wine makers, sample a bunch of wines, and enjoy passed hors
d'oeuvres on the Mondrian’s beautiful patio. It’s not a terrible way to spend a
I wanted something new to wear but since I was jetting off
to Kauai later in the week and most of my play money had been bookmarked for
Mai Tais and surf lessons, I didn’t want to spend a fortune.
Houndstooth has been everywhere for fall so imagine how
stoked I was to find this perfect little shift dress at Forever 21 at the Grove
for under $21. I rarely go in Forever 21 because despite the store’s name the
clothes are typically most appropriate for girls under the legal drinking age,
but I was there for my friend Shauna Miller’s book signing and flipped when I
saw this frock. I love that the cut is fitted but not tight and short, since my
legs are admittedly my favorite body part to show off. I paired it with my
trusty Steve Madden Real Love heels, and when the hostess at Herringbone asked
if they were Calvin Klein I knew I had successfully pulled off looking like a
million bucks while spending much less.
P.S. I would absolutely love to see a pair of houndstooth
heels or a clutch, so leave a comment if you spot them!
Sometimes it's as simple as black and white, Birks and big sunnies. I've been seeing white skirts pop up everywhere lately and I'm so happy I scored this one last fall. When the weather gets chillier I'm going to start wearing it with a chunky black sweater and black loafers but I also won't shy away from Birks when the temps drop. They still look great with skinny jeans and a crisp white button down for Fall.
Currently In Kauai so pardon the short but sweet post. Stop by Wednesday for another chapter in "What I Wore" for Los Angeles Magazine. XO A