Hello Weekend! + how to survive without the internet for one week

When the internet goes out in your home and for some reason the internet company doesn’t get around to actually fixing the problem for a whole week, ¬†don’t start pulling your hair out. Don’t send out a bunch of of hate-tweets because you will probably regret it later (ok I only sent one tweet of anger–it was well deserved). Don’t keep opening your computer every 5 minutes to check & see if it has magically started working again, because it hasn’t and it won’t.

Here are a few ways to survive when you are abruptly cut off from the internet world:
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foggydress2. Go hiking with your friends ^^

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Instead of complaining about how horrible internet companies can be sometimes, I’ll just focus how much I was able to get done without it. Mostly, I am excited about almost finishing up this ^ HoBag. I have a few more seams to sew before she’s finished. Pictures will be up soon!

Have a great weekend, and hopefully you have Labor day off! Let’s not talk about how summer is pretty much over. Actually, what am I saying? Southern California only has two types of weather: hot summer and cold summer. Phew…I am too used to trying to mentally prepare myself for terribly cold winters in San Fran & Utah (ok SF isn’t quite as cold as Utah, but it sure is chilly all year round). You are all welcome to come visit, if you don’t already live here. Summer will be waiting for you.

hugs, hanalei.

weekend wardrobe & a celebration

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A fun Carrousel ^^ that I wanted to ride, but wasn’t running ūüė¶foggydress_commencement

Kicking off the school year with a celebration + the traditional White Cloak Ceremony!

And yeah you’ve probably seen me wearing this ^^ dress a LOT on this blog…it’s pretty much my summer uniform. Sorry.foggydress_commencementfoggydress_commencement

foggydress_commencementOur family’s ate at the president’s luncheon and walked around Western U campus, which–funny enough–used to be an outdoor mall in downtown Pomona! It is quite a change to come to a much smaller, more intimate school. It’s right next to Antique Row, which I will certainly post about soon. Hope you had a lovely weekend!

hugs, hanalei

making a: Tee-skirt

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LA blog picsfoggydress_teeskirt2¬†Hi guys, I’m alive! I’m finally settled into our new place. There are still plenty of boxes that need to be put away, but we’re doing a little bit everyday….

Now that I’m no longer in San Francisco, I can enjoy a truly warm summer. I am busting out all the flow-ey skirts and thin tees that I could never wear (without a sweater) in SF. I’m even wearing my tee-skirts (tee-shirt that can double as a skirt) (yes I made that up!). Ever since I was in high school, I have always worn these kind of shirts as skirts….

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BONUS! They are so easy to make. Well ok you don’t really¬†make¬†them, you….foggydress_teeskirt4Voila! Easy way to double the wardrobe. Now I can enjoy a real California summer. XOXO
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hugs, hanalei.

summer sunsets

I am in Utah again, for my brother’s wedding. The sunsets here take my breath away. And just in case you thought I filtered these at all…they are untouched. It was¬†that¬†gorgeous.

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Photos by Ivan Ho, my brother ūüôā

maroon mani’s & moving

foggydress_mani¬†Note to self: don’t get a nice manicure right before you move!foggydress_mani2foggydress_mani3¬†Above: we stopped at the temple in St. George, Ut

Firstly, it is hard to post consistently on here when I am constantly juggling ¬†family reunions, packing boxes, moving vans, loading furniture, 3 am road trips, and weddings. On top of it, we don’t yet have wi-fi at our new place in LA so….this post is brought to you by Starbucks! Been sipping on their Tazo iced herbal tea & bumming off their internet since noon today.

A silly thing I did was get a manicure about a week before packing & cleaning & driving & un-packing & more cleaning. ¬†I just couldn’t turn down a girls trip to the nail salon with the fam. I decided to go with a non-summer maroon shade and my niece chose a very summer-appropriate sparkly-purple. Still no chips (I got the shellac/gel polish)!

I’m hitting the road again, for my older brother’s wedding in Provo. I promise to post again on Monday, about the sad/exciting move from SF–>LA. You can always¬†follow me on instagram!¬†