foggy dress girl moves to LA + how to pack hangers

foggydress_move Can I still be foggy dress girl in LA? I was joking to Austin that I should change my blog name to “smoggy dress”! Jk…. No matter where I live, just remember that it all started in the foggy city of San Francisco. Am I sad? Def. Am I excited? Yes. Will I be back? Duh.

 And…because I knew you were all dying to know what my packing outfit looked like ….

foggydress_move2It was really sad seeing our flat so empty…we left a few pieces of furniture & art, rented a Uhaul trailer, and slowly drove down south (with a trailer hitched to your car, you can only drive a max of 55 MPH on freeways! gah). We had two days to clean and unload into our new place, before getting back on the road. We’re in Utah now, for my older brother’s wedding (tomorrow!!). I LOVE seeing all my brother’s together, even though they get really annoying and try to wrestle me sometimes. I also love seeing my Missita and her adorable baby that I often try to pass off as mine own.

foggydress_move3 Ok, I’m sharing this with you now, so you don’t figure this out after your 10th move (like me). If you already know this trick, share something else with me that will make packing easier! Please! I have a feeling I am far from being threw with moving.

Packing hangers has been a nightmare for me. I usually pack them neatly in a box, and when I open them up at my new place….they look like the picture above. It’s always a big waste of my life trying to untangle them all. Instead, I figured out the following quick trick:


  1. Gather 10-15 hangers
  2. While still hanging, tape bottom pieces together
  3. Remove from hanger and tape top pieces together
  4. Pack neatly in a box!

THIS has saved me so much time, guys…mostly because I have like 10 thousand hangers. Hope it helps you on your next move!

hugs, hanalei

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