Friday, March 1, 2013

Girls Gone Styled

Grown-up ways to channel your childhood favorites

You and your imaginary friends are no longer on speaking terms and the last time you got your butt on a slide, it was electric.

Still, no matter how old you get, your inner princess never really goes away. In honor of Girl's Day, we found five grown-up ways to celebrate your childhood favorites.

Get ready for some serious girl time.

From Hello Kitty to Brandy Pham

If you loved Hello Kitty, try Brandy Pham's Lela Kitty ring.
This hand-painted enamel ring studded with Swarovski crystals is the purr-fect way to bring out your inner feline. $88,

From tutus to skater skirts

If you loved ballet tutus, try a skater skirt.
Hands down, the best part about ballet class was wearing a fluffy pink tutu. Carrie went full-out in Sex and the City, but we prefer this lavender scuba skater skirt for a more subtle nod. $38, Homecoming Boutique, 1191 Bethel St., (808) 536-6000.

From tiaras to spiked headbands

If you loved tiaras, try a spiked headband.
Princesses are so yesterday; crown yourself a style queen instead with this shiny headband studded with edgy metallic spikes. $15, Bamboo Sky, 401 Kamakee St. #104, (808) 591-8003.

From Strawberry Shortcake to Jessie Steele

If you loved Strawberry Shortcake, try Jessie Steele's Loretta apron.
Tie on a strawberry gingham apron and you'll look as sweet as pie or, in this case, shortcakes. $33.95,

From tea parties to Tea Forte

If you loved tea parties, try Tea Forté Cocktail Infusions.
Thank Alice in Wonderland for your love of tea, then go mad for cocktails that call for lavender, lemongrass or chai infusers steeped in your favorite liquor. $9 for set of 8,

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013 in Permalink

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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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