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Heading to New York Fashion Week for the spring 2020 collections

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travel outfit details: pearl earrings / sunglasses / black 3/4 sleeve tee / Chloe bag / jeans / nail polish / cowgirl boots (so comfy!!) /

I’m heading to New York for fashion week! Normally I travel on Wednesday so that I am there for the Thursday shows, but this season, the schedule was a little thrown off. First off, I originally booked my trip to be my usual Wednesday-Sunday. Then, the CFDA put out a press release stating that NYFW would be Friday evening through Wednesday. I was like-whaaaaat??? So, I called my airline and moved my flight to Friday through Tuesday. The ticket turned out to be a lot less expensive and I ended up with a $248 credit. Yee-haw!

Well. . .early August rolled around and the production arm of fashion week posted the New York Fashion Week schedule online. Guess what?! It had shows from Thursday through Wednesday. Um, what??? Sooooooo. . . .I changed my flight for nothing! At this point, I already had my trip planned, and I had help arranged for my kids while I would be gone, so Friday through Tuesday I would travel!

Having a different schedule this time around is actually going to be fun. While I am missing a few shows I normally attend on Thursday and Friday such as Tadashi, and Laurence & Chico, I have the opportunity to attend some designer runways I haven’t seen before. This will be a ton of fun, and I will be able to bring some new designers to you! Yay! Everything happens for a reason, right?!

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I’m flying out Friday morning, and I will attend one late show Friday night; barring any flight delays. Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see my Insta-stories which will be filled with everything NYFW! If you would like to see any specific types of coverage such as street style, behind the scenes, etc., feel free to email me or leave a comment below!

Thanks for following along, and see you in New York!

XOXO
Cathy


Aloha Kona

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wearing: sunglasses / pearl earrings (similar here) / summer lipstick / black v-neck tee (old, prefer this one) / woven handbag / blue floral scarf / blue bracelet / summer nail polish / black pants / black espadrille mules / gold ankle bracelet /

There is always something bittersweet about the last day of vacation. While vacations are fun, there is always a slight urge to go home by the end of the trip. Of course, you always want to make the most out of your trip.

On our last day in Kona, my son was tired, and just wanted to relax on our last day in Kona. While he was tired, my husband and daughters were ready to take on the world. So, Rob took the girls kayaking and snorkeling, while I took my son on a little walk, and some quiet time.

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We started the day by playing games by the pool. We played foosball, and he beat me three out of four times. Then we played a giant connect-four game, where he beat me on every game. Perhaps he took mercy on me when he suggested we stop playing games, and start sight-seeing.

We walked over to see Mokuaikaua Church, which was the first Christian Church on the Big Island. It was under renovation, so we weren’t able to tour the whole building, just peek through the door. It looked nice, too bad we couldn’t see more!

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Then, we grabbed some ice cream before lunch. Shhh-don’t tell my hubby I gave our son sugar before lunch! Hahaha, is that a hashtag mom fail??

After our walk, we went back to the hotel to meet the girls and my husband for lunch poolside. We enjoyed fruity smoothies, and yummy food by the pool. Ah-relaxation time.

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My son was tired, so the girls and my husband went back to the beach for more, and my son and I returned to the hotel room for a nap.

We all met back up again for dinner, this time at the historic Kona Inn. It’s an incredible building with a rich history. Although it no longer serves as an Inn, it still holds it’s historical significance as the first hotel on the Big Island; and as a place where celebrities flocked. How fabulous are these old school fans? It was quite an elaborate pulley system!

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The view from the restaurant was incredible. If it hadn’t been storming outside, we would have had a beautiful view of the sunset, but we were OK with missing another sunset, after all,  we had already seen an incredible one earlier in the trip.

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After dinner, we walked back to the hotel in a tropical rain storm. Thunder and all! I truly believe the sky was crying because it was our last day in Hawaii. Aloha Kona. Maholo for the memories and the kindness; we will return someday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,

Cathy

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Striped wrap dress for sight-seeing on the Big Island

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wearing: sunglasses / pearl earrings (similar here) / necklace (wearing top strand) / summer lipstick / stripe wrap dress (avl in several colors and under $100) / pearl bracelet (similar here) / summer nail polish / woven handbag / ivory wedge espadrilles /

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I eat sushi a lot! It’s my favorite food outside of pasta, so naturally I planned on a fabulous sushi dinner while in Kona. Sushi Shiono is a sushi restaurant in Kona which has won awards, and comes highly recommended by my OpenTable app. So I knew ahead of time it would be worth the half-mile walk from our hotel.

I decided to wear this fun striped wrap dress for dinner and sight-seeing on our sixth day in Kona. We walked around downtown, and enjoyed a delicious sushi meal at Sushi Shiono. It was worth all the hype! This was very good sushi. I had a Lobster Roll, and Ikura nigiri, which were both equally yummy.

After dinner, we walked over to the historical Kona Inn to watch the sunset. Unfortunately the clouds blocked our view, but it was nice to enjoy the view with my family anyway.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha!

Cathy

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