Most Wanted-January 2012
We kept “accidentally” bumping into them in our favorite boutiques. We called repeatedly, often out of breath, asking if they were still in stock. And just that once, we sat in a parked car across the street from the store just to make sure they were still there.
We admit it. We’re style stalkers.
Here are the items the Lei Chic team has been obsessed with this month.
Style: If Jonathan Adler and Kate Spade had a love child (okay, Simon Doonan can come along) - Preppy casual with a color explosion.
Jeffrey Campbell Superstar!!!
Some praise the other JC, but right now I am worshipping the father of cool, unexpected soles -Jeffrey Campbell. Here are the three styles I am loving that work from morning til night.
Blue flats: Morning tea time.
Jeffrey Campbell 'Dauphine' Flat ($149.95) at Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center.
Red and denim: Lunch w/ the ladies.
Jeffrey Campbell "Sprint" wedge, $130.95 online.
Boot: Bar hopping and shaking that booty.
Jeffrey Campbell 'Carnegie' Boot ($239.95) at Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center.
Style: Wants Michael Kors, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Phillip Lim to live in her closet (even though some of them have already come out) - Accessories addict with an urban tilt.
Marc Bernstein chain and rope bracelets
I’m a sucker for a wrap bracelet (Brie and Stacey may need to plan an intervention). Marc Bernstein’s vintage denim straps, hammered silver links, and a thick rhodium chain is long enough to wear as a necklace (buckle or links in front) or triple it up for a rocker-yet-refined arm accessory.
$215, seastar 8.4.23’s online shop or at its store at 423 Nahua St. Waikiki, 808.922.8423.
Skybar Wine Chill Drops
I’ve tried the freezer wine sleeve, the ice bucket, and gone ghetto with ice cubes. But these stainless steel drops chill that emergency glass of pinot grigio in a flash without watering down the wine. Just stash them in the freezer so that next time someone opens that non-refrigerated backup bottle, you’re ready.
$39.95 for a set of two. Williams-Sonoma, Ala Moana Center, 808.951.0088.
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Style: If Marc Jacobs married Zooey Deschanel - Feminine fashion-forward silhouettes with a vintage spin.
Melissa's Shoes Patchouli Wedges
Just like the jellies I rocked in first grade, these wedges are super comfy and will look great with my denim NKOTB jacket. But no, I love the wear-with-everything nude color combined with the zippy stripe of red in the back, a fun little nod to the season's colorblocking trend.
$130, Dolce Boutique, Ward Centers, 808.596.9436.
Trina Turk x Alice Supply Co. Toolbox
A handygirl's dream — glamour meets function in this fantastic Alice Supply Co. toolbox adorned with one of fashion designer Trina Turk's signature poppy prints.
$98, Fishcake, 307 C Kamani St., 808.593.1231.
Muumuu Heaven iPad Case
Designed as snazzy iPad cases, these flap-front vintage fabric pouches also double at great oversize clutches.
$25, Muumuu Heaven, 767 Kailua Rd., 808.263.3366.