Weekend Wardrobe: Snow Bound

fogggydress_snow AKG’s grad school is on break for a WHOLE WEEK! We headed to the mountains in Utah and prayed for snow. As usual, we stayed at his family’s cabin in Brian Head (they also rent it out–check out their website here for availability & details!).fogggydress_snow A few days before we arrived at the cabin, it had snowed around 17 inches. And when we woke up after our first night there, we got 7 more inches! We headed to the slopes to shred some of that pooowwedderrrr. All weekend we have been bundled up in beanies and  layers of sweaters, jackets and warm boots.

fogggydress_snowfogggydress_snow My brother and his wife drove down and met us there, as well as more of Austin’s family…it was a perfect day, hardly anyone was there (it was Monday!) and there was plenty of powder to get stuck in ride. I am not that good riding powder, but by the end of the day I had improved a lot. Enjoy the pictures!

fogggydress_snowfogggydress_snowfogggydress_snowfogggydress_snowfogggydress_snowfogggydress_snowfogggydress_snowfogggydress_snow Later, we went to Cedar Breaks. Remember what it looks like in the summertime??

fogggydress_snowfogggydress_snowfogggydress_snow Snow flurries are the prettiest!

fogggydress_snowfogggydress_snow hugs, hanalei

DIY: Fake a Headband

foggydress_headband Does anyone else get head aches when they wear headbands? I hardly ever wear them because they’re not worth the pain I get! If you have the same problem, just fake it like I do. I usually like to wear these when my hair is up in a bun, but they work great with your hair down–totally pain free! Thanks Mackenzie, for being my pretty model! Keep reading for the tutorial. Continue reading

weekend wardrobe


foggydress_hiking While a lot of my friends across the country are enduring below freezing temperatures, I am soaking in the heat & sun of a California winter. 
foggydress_hikingfoggydress_hiking^^ We found this awesome, old, broken down car. I wonder how old it is.

foggydress_hiking I lived in my hiking clothes this weekend, as we walked all over the hills of Diamond Bar. I wore pants but almost wished I didn’t because of the heat. My hiking boots are my best friends, guys. If you haven’t purchased a good pair (they’re pricey, but I got mine on sale) then you should ask Santa for some. I have these, but would really love these for cold weather hikes.

foggydress_hikingSo many soft, rolling hills! You could see LA in the distance (not in the picture above, that’s facing the other direction), it was that clear and that beautiful.foggydress_hikingfoggydress_hikingfoggydress_hiking^^ I can never get him to look at the camera… foggydress_hikingfoggydress_hikingfoggydress_hikinghugs, hanalei

some things I miss : dressing for cold weather

foggydress_cold I honestly never thought I’d say this… but I miss dressing for the chilly San Francisco weather. I used to dream about not having to wrap myself in blankets in the house, and having a real summer wardrobe full of thin dresses, skirts, and sandals (something you can’t wear in SF without the accompaniment of a jacket & scarf). But last week, with 108 degree weather, the A/C busting, and the long drip of sweat running down my leg from sitting in the car (TMI?) had me really and truly missing the cool, always foggy weather in San Fran. (The outfit i’m wearing above had me ready for cold, wind, and rain. Something I prepared for throughout the year.)


AKG (husband’s initials) ^ says that living in SF was like having outdoor air-conditioning all year round. In his words, “It’s always a jeans-and-a-hoodie kind of day.” I thought that was an excellently suiting description of the weather there.

Can you believe that our flat (or any flat for that matter) didn’t even have air conditioning installed?! On the contrary, you cannot live on the peninsula without central heating. I’d say we turned on the heater most of the year, while “hot” days were ones where we didn’t need to turn it on at all.

foggydress_coldfoggydress_coldggbridge Do you prefer hot weather, or cold?

When I lived in Utah, I unfortunately got extremes of both. Well I guess the grass is always greener on the other side… or in this case, the weather always better in the other city!

hugs, hanalei

PS- can you spot the Golden Gate Bridge in the last picture (above)? The fog rolling in does a good job of hiding it, as usual.

dress: in a big TEE

I couldn’t resist buying an XXL tee from Walmart for only $3. What should I make with it???

I already have