July 2012

July 31, 2012

The Missed List - July 2012

Is it us or is summer just flying by?

Kids are already going back to school. Our favorite TV shows are buzzing about their returns (we still can't get over who's leaving Grey's Anatomy). The U.S. men's gymastics team finished fifth in the team finals.

Oh, wait. Wrong fall...

Nevertheless, you'll want to prepare yourself for the upcoming season. That means catching up on your Lei Chics and finding out what's changed since you first saw... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 30, 2012

Most Wanted - July 2012

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Christmas in July. It's totally a thing if you a) are super organized, or b) want yet another excuse to shop.

Naturally, we're the latter, so we've been shopping up a storm this month. Want to join in? Use our Most Wanted list to kickstart the fun.

But you better get going, because in case you have haven't noticed, you only have a day and a half left.

After all, there's no such thing as Christmas in August.

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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 28, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Synch or Swim
We can't wait for tonight's 400-meter race with Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps (especially after Phelps barely made the cut earlier this morning). In the meantime, we're loving the U.S. Olympic swim team's rendition of "Call Me Maybe." We know, we said Read more »

Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 27, 2012

Sports Wear

You should totally be in London right now.

You're constantly running laps through the mall. You can deadlift five shopping bags without breaking a sweat. You dive into sample sales with perfect finesse. And when it comes to the latest trends, you always hit the mark.

But since shopping isn't an Olympic sport (yet), support Team USA with these eight Olympics-inspired additions to your wardrobe.

Just don't pull a Michael Phelps and wear them all at once.

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Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 27, 2012

Sponsored Edition: A Lock in the Park

Lei Chic For you, shopping is the ultimate game - hunting down the perfect pair of pumps and scoring the best deals. But lately, you haven't felt like playing. In fact, just getting to the field has you totally defeated thanks to your bitter rival, parking.

Every time you shop, you either circle for hours, waiting for a space to open; you park really far away and end up with marks on your hands from hauling all your junk back to your trunk; or you're forced to park somewhere truly expensive and rush through your shopping... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 27, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Labor of Love

Lei Chic Mondays. Great, aren't they?

You're back in the saddle, refreshed after a relaxing two days off, and ready to tackle some high-priority jobs.

Like planning your next weekend...

Allow us to offer some assistance. You see, our calendars are already marked with a detailed itinerary for the upcoming Labor Day weekend - and in between our poolside cocktails and beach barbecues, we've managed to pencil in some serious shopping.

So open your planner and make note of Waikele Premium Outlets'... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 26, 2012

Weekend Picks - July 26, 2012

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Let the Games Begin
The 2012 London Olympic Games officially kicks off tomorrow, but soccer (a.k.a. football) is already underway. Can't wait for NBC's tape-delayed primetime coverage? Hop online and track updates via Twitter or watch live video streams of all 302 events in 32 sports, not including the opening and closing ceremonies.
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Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 25, 2012

Fit to Print

Custom T-shirts from Blank Canvas

Nacho tee by Blank Canvas You have things to say. Important things.

Insightful comments on hot-button issues, like rush hour traffic. Loud next door neighbors. Kim Kardashian.

Sure, you broadcast your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter. But lately, you've been craving a bigger audience.

Like, oh, every person you pass on the street.

Sounds like you need a custom T-shirt from Blank Canvas.

The process is simple. You come in with a concept; anything from a simple phrase or photo (say from your... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 24, 2012

Take the Cake

Lei Chic LC: Hansel, why the rush?

Hansel: I was in this amazing house full of mouthwatering treats, but when I tried to take a bite, the owner turned into a total witch!

LC: There's no need to split. I found a charming place that serves up cases of delicious desserts called Sugarlina Bakeshop. It's nestled in the far away land of Pearl Kai Shopping Center.

Hansel: Ah, yes. I've heard of it. But a bakery that churns out moist cupcakes with addictive... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 23, 2012

Love Match

Lei Chic Just a friendly observation for you moms out there. We can't help but notice your daughter is turning into quite the budding fashionista.

And, like any respectable, stylish young woman, she's taking her cues from all the major trendsetters.

Disney princesses. Hello Kitty. You.

Set a good example and take her to Luwana Hawaii, a new boutique located just off Waikiki's Kuhio Ave. You'll find a warm, inviting space filled with feminine clothes, delicate accessories and an original line of mother-daughter dresses.
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Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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