A Taste of Hawaii

Here is another installment of pictures from my Hawaii trip. As some of you know, I earned the trip along with 600 other Avon representatives (some earned free guests) for recognition of my sales. The destination was San Diego two years ago and last year was an Alaskan cruise (didn't make Alaska). Next year is Puerto Rico which I'm working towards.

modest shorts, yellow shorts

Day at the Beach.
Outfit: Tee - Gap, Shorts - Old Navy (similar)

hawaii, vacation, trolleys

Downtown Honolulu. It's easy to get around I took the trolley from the hotel to downtown and shopping area. 

hair flower meaning hawaii, coral cropped pants

At the farewell dinner. By this time, I was missing home and tired of wearing two outfits everyday. The hair flower has a story to it. Wear it on the right side of your head and it means you are single, on the left side means you are taken. Wear it on the back of your head and it means anything goes. 

Outfit: Cardi - Target, Eyelet top - Gap, Coral Cropped pants - The Limited, Necklace - International Market Honolulu, Earrings - The Limited

With my room mate at the Luau. Those Leis are made with real flowers. They died a day after. Imagine how many of these flowers have to die. So many leis in Hawaii. 

Outfit: Full details here

Day at the beach. I'm in the water somewhere. I actually swam in a beach the first time. The water is so clean and tempting.

Outfit: Dress - Old Navy, Sunnies - Avon

Visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial. Parts of the sunken Arizona Ship during the Pearl Harbor attack. That white building is over the sunken ship. It's also a grave site because the bodies of many were not recovered.

More pictures from the beach and lagoon at the hotel. Also found and attended a church service on the beach. Several weddings were taking place at the beach also.

Day of shopping. That lady took all my money. ;). I only shopped for souvenirs. Didn't go to any of the designer stores or the mall. There's fish and water everywhere.

Outfit: Tee - Old Navy, Printed Crops - Loft (similar)

By the way, with my sales, apart from my commissions, I also earn points that can be converted to cash and gift cards, plus I earn from recruiting other representatives. So this is also a solicitation. If you are looking to start a business that's easy to do because of your schedule, Avon is a good option. See here 
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White Pants and more Scenes from Hawaii

This is what I wore on the first day of touring the Hawaiian Island. I finally wore my white pants because I was away from the kids and not going to work. I wore the same pants two years ago and realized I had to tailor them to fit my hips. I didn't wear them again till I did that.  I've tailored 90% of my pants to fit better in the hips. A better fit means more comfort and more wearability.
This was the view from my balcony. The balcony was my sanctuary during my stay. I was chased inside by a bird once though. Seems the birds here are not afraid of humans. More photos below.

how to wear white cropped pants

white crops, white pants old navy

Top - Tommy Hilfiger via Macy's (similar)(similar) (similar)
Pants- Old Navy (similar) (similar), Sandals - Avon, Sunnies - Avon (below) 

Some Scenes from our tour

hawaii beach

black sandals flat

All the beaches are so clean.

...And there's water everywhere

Purple Maxi

Hello and I'm back. Thankful for a safe trip back from Hawaii. We had a ton of activities to go to and time on the beach. I will post more pictures in the next few days. This is what I wore to our private Luau. I love the A line shape of the maxi which helps balance out my shape.

purple and coral, filgree earrings the limited,

Maxi Dress - Old Navy ($18), Cropped Cardi - Old Navy, (similar) (Quarter Sleeve Option) 
Bracelets - mark via Avon, Earrings - The Limited

maxi dress for apple shape and big chest, mark on the double bangles

Fashion & Faith

Aloha from Hawaii

...sorry just a picture from my balcony. ....

I've been in Hawaii for the past few days on my Avon trip. I don't have a computer so I can't do any posts. So I'll be back soon. Have a lovely week. 

Cobalt Blue Maxi with a Touch of Orange

I'm beginning to get used to wearing maxis. I thought they were uncomfortable because of the length. This is one of my favorite ones to wear; very comfy and feels so soft. I've always been stumped when it comes to which shoes to wear with maxis. These sandals are my go to for now. I wore this dress with a cardigan here.

Style Tip: Please wear a slip with your dresses and maxis if they are not lined. I see a lot of back side jiggling with women wearing dresses. This Slip from Macy's is the one I'm wearing with this dress.

Dress - Gap (option), Belt - mark via Avon (similar), Sandals - Nine West (similar), Necklace and Earrings - Avon,  (order here) Cocktail Ring - Avon (old)

Eight Ways to Style an Apple Body Type

One of the reason I started the style portion of this blog is to showcase how I dress my body shape. My body type is not perfect. I'm petite (didn't think I was though until I started shopping online and read the definition of petite), apple shaped, big chested and small hipped (my hips are actually bigger than average but in relation to my heavy top they look small). So here are eight ways to hide that pooch without Spanx.

1. Avoid clingy and thin material


2. Define your waist. This can be tricky sometimes and doesn't work always.

3. Wear empire waist styles

4. Wear mid rise pants and jeans to avoid a muffin top

5. Layer with a cardigan or jacket

6. Choose dresses that have a band or elastic over the mid section.


7. Go Fit and Flare and embrace pleats. Magnifying another part of your body minimizes and draws the eyes away from the problem area. 

8. Wear a camisole under everything and the right underwear. On days I don't wear a body shaper, I wear camisoles to hold things in a little and provide a good base. I'm wearing a camisole in all these pictures. Tip: Buy your camisoles one or two sizes smaller. Make sure your bra fits and lifts to separate your belly from your chest and wear underwear that holds you in. I avoid skimpy lowrise underwear.

.....And when all else fails, I wear a body shaper.

How do you hide your body imperfections?

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Green And Leopard

Same green dress, different accessories. I analyzed and wore this dress here earlier this year. I love wearing green with leopard.
It's been raining all week over here. I was just rained on before taking this picture and I forgot to fix my hair. I can hear bloggers all over praying for the rain to stop. Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend....and happy Monday.

Dress - Target (similar) (plus size), Pumps - Target, (Option),  Necklace - The Limited

7 Pieces 7 Outfits

I'm late to the 7 pieces 7 Outfits remix party. I wasn't going to do this but then I decided to try it out. So here is what I came up with. Please excuse the grainy pics. This could only be done inside.  There are definitely more outfits that can come out of these seven pieces. 
I chose a pair of brown sandals as my one pair of shoes. Brown is my favorite color shoe to wear with everything, followed by Navy. Which outfit is your favorite?

1.Polka Dot Top - Macy's (similar)
2. Mint Skinny Jeans - Gap (similar)
3. White Pants- Old Navy (similar)
4. Green Skirt - Target (love this)
5. Cobalt Cardigan - The Limited (similar), (similar)
6. Coral Top - Old Navy
7. Wedge Sandals - Coach


Linking up with Putting Me Together and Ma Nouvelle Mode