An Anniversary HoBag Giveaway: Part 1 {CLOSED}

foggydress_hobag_sienna It’s been one year since I began blogging at Foggy Dress, and I wanted to do a nice giveaway to a few of you readers! I’m giving away a this beauty, who started out as a vintage blouse:foggydress_hobag_siennafoggydress_hobag_sienna  And turned into an awesome HoBag:foggydress_hobag_siennafoggydress_hobag_siennafoggydress_hobag_siennafoggydress_hobag_sienna I sewed on a thrift store belt ^^ and I’m loving the look.

I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and like to make sure it’s sturdy and will last. This bag took about 5-6 hours to make, from figuring out the design, to cutting it, to messing up and starting over, to figuring out how it all sews together, to…

foggydress_hobag_sienna …the finished product 🙂 FINALLY!

 Enter to win this ^^ HoBag named “Sienna” (my friend Anna chose the name!) by doing one of the following:

  • share this blog post giveaway on Facebook & then leave a comment here saying you’ve entered OR
  • share via Instagram: take a screen shot of one of the pictures above ^^, tag me on insta (@hanaleilei) with the hash tag #FoggyDressSienna. Leave me a comment on my profile, to let me know you entered.

Today & tomorrow’s giveaways will go until Friday January 17 at midnight. I’ll announce the winners Monday morning! Thanks for sharing and good luck!

hugs, hanalei.

dress: for summer heat

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One thing that’s been killing me lately is the HEAT! Once you leave the easy-breezy peninsula of San Francisco in the summer, everywhere else is SO. DANG. HOT. Since we’ve left SF, it’s been at least 108 degrees just about everywhere we’ve gone (except at the cabin, of course). The only upside to this heat wave is that I get to wear breezy summer dresses all day, everyday. This denim one is perfect because it’s stiff enough that it doesn’t cling to my sticky, sweaty skin (gross visual, sorry). I really miss the fog and coolness of SF.

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Oh yeah, did you know….I am in So Cal right now…. and have been for a few days?? But– I am not soaking up the sunny beaches like I wish I was.

No, no. Instead of hanging out on the Santa Monica Pier, or hitting up Disneyland (or something else really really cool), I am actually:
IMG_2035 Yep, I’ve been here for like 3 days now and all we’ve done is go from appointment to appointment looking at apartment/condos near my husband’s future graduate school. Just when we found the perfect place, with the right cost, neighborhood, and distance from his school, the owner’s tell us we just barely submitted an application after another couple. GAh. So now we are staying an extra day looking like crazy, for anything! We still need to go back to San Fran to pack up (tears!!) and then off to my brother’s wedding in Utah (we just were there! sheesh), and move into our new place, all before the end of the month. Wish us luck tomorrow guys…we really need it.

hugs, hanalei.

Here’s to 2013.

A new year means a new blog for me, and for you! I encounter an endless amount of delicious treats to try, pretty clothes to wear, and silly things to say…I just can’t keep it all to myself anymore. Wish me luck as I  embarrass myself  share TMI kick one more thing off my bucket list by bringing you my fashioned and re-fashioned creations, record my horrible attempt at feeding my husband better food, and motivate myself to stay healthy & fit. If you are ever bored at work, at night, on your phone, or in the car….hello FoggyDress! I’ll always be here for ya. Never a dull moment.

hugs, hanalei