Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny….Bikini Season

The stormy weather last week was a sign that Hawaii nei was still in Winter Season, but it’s all done and over now (I hope) which, means………….

It’s officially SPRING!!! Woooohooo! Which means it’s BIKINI SEASON!!!!

Okay, okay…I know with Hawaii’s usually sunny skies and ideal paradise climate you can pretty much wear a bikini any day of the year, but I just like the pleasure of thinking we can have Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter here too 😉
Anyway, here are some guidelines to finding the sexiest swimsuit for your body type.

STRAIGHT, ATHLETIC BUILD
*Choose padded tops to add cleavage or pieces with intricate detailing to add interest on your not-so-interesting bosoms.
*Styles such as ring-top bandeaus, ruffled trim swimsuits, and tops with wider neck straps will give you a va-vavoom effect!

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TOP-HEAVY, “APPLE” SHAPED BUILD
*Opt for more structured suits to keep your girls in place 😉 you don’t want them too free that you set yourself up for a wardrobe malfunction. Tops with underwire support are your best choice.
*Halter tops are a better selection than triangular or bandeau tops, which tend to smash your boobies together- skimpy AND unflattering.
*Think prints! Patterns keep the eyes busy and are slimming than solid-colored ensembles.
*If you prefer solid colors, go for one-piece swimsuits with details on the midsection area, such as rouching, or gathering of fabric or even an embellishment to create a slimming and flattering division between the chest and hips

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BOTTOM-HEAVY, “PEAR” SHAPED BUILD
*Stay away from boy-shorts style bikini bottoms, which cut thighs off in all the wrong places. Select higher-cut bottoms to give legs thinner and longer appearance. String bikinis are a must!
*Tankini is your best friend- great for concealing a heavy mid-section.
*Draw attention on your upper body by wearing bright or printed bikini tops, and darker bikini bottoms.
*A deep V-neck also shows off your sexy upper body
*Go nautical and pair a striped top with a solid bikini bottom- eyes will directly notice the striped pattern and forgets your bottom-heavy silhouette

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CURVY, HOURGLASS FIGURE
*Most styles will match an hour-glass figure, the main thing to remember is choose styles that won’t knock your figure out of proportion!
*Remember, simplicity’s best!
*Wear bikini tops with underwire support and stay away from padded styles as they will create a heavier upper body
*Avoid bottoms with side ties or chunky waistband as it will draw attention to your hips, widening your bottom
*Don’t wear bottoms with heavy print design or horizontal stripes, as it will create a bottom-heavy figure. Narrow stripes should be okay.

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So my next dilemma is getting this beachin’ body back, because I have been, as you know my darlings…slackin in my fitness 😦

I am hoping within the next six weeks to fit into this bikini from VS:

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Super sexy, super fierce…. 😉

With Love & Aloha,
Your island girl,
Honey

(Pick your) Pocket Tee

My beautiful, wonderful…. and very creative sister, Ersa Millon, started a fashion fad in her school by sewing DIY pockets on solid crew-neck shirts.  Initially this is her individual attempt to raise funds for a event she’s been desperately wanting to go since her freshman year in high school- a school trip to New York City!   The incredible response from her classmates and peers—amazing!

Pick your pocket, and there you have it! 

I have no doubt that she will sell a lot of these pocket tees.  Which, is why my darlings, I am telling the whole world about it 😉

I heard it through the grapevine that there is a boutique in Cali picking up this PocketTee idea and want her to be involved in designing the line. I am so proud of my sissy.  Seventeen years old and already on her way to establishing her own signature line.

I fully support her 101%, therefore I would like to share with you all some of the pocket tees Ersa created.

They are on sale for $12 each.  Available in Adult Sizes S, M, L in black, gray and other various colors.

If you are interested in ordering, please email me, or visit Ersa’s Etsy.

Love,

Honey

It’s a Wrap! The Dress for All Seasons

Happy Friday the 13th darlings!

A very not-so unlucky shopping confession…

I went to Banana Republic at Waikele Outlet this past weekend “just to look”. The plan of “just looking” however, didn’t go too well since they were having a tremendous sale of up to 70% off regular prices.

After browsing for almost an hour and pinching myself to remind the shopaholic in me not to give in to her impulse buying, she left the store buying two dresses at a third of the price of one.  I’ll let you comprehend that for a moment 🙂

OK, seriously, I ended up buying two beautiful high quality dresses from Banana Republic for $27, which at retail price would have been three times that, per dress. They were on sale plus an additional 40% off. Yes, whatadeal it is.

One of the dresses I fell in love with- a wrap dress inspired by Diane von Furstenberg. Since I do not have the kind of budget to splurge on a DVF garment (which can run to several hundred $$), I was delighted to find a similar style to add to Honey’s Closet at 10 percent of the cost.

Why the wrap dress, you might ask.  Well…

Just like the LBD, the wrap dress is a classic and wardrobe basic all women should have.  Diane von Furstenberg first introduced the wrap dress in 1972 and has since become timeless fashion.  It is flattering and can be worn by women of all ages, in various occasions, at different times of the year. It is the dress for all seasons.

You can use the wrap dress for work and play, depending on shoes and accessories included in the ensemble. Pair it with a pair of stunning red heels, chandelier earrings and a clutch, and wala!- you’re ready for date night with Prince Charming. Dress it down with gladiator sandals, a crossbody bag, floppy hat and oversized sunglasses, and you are set for a cruise in the Mediterranean.

Some tips on choosing the perfect wrap dress:

*PETITES: Neutral wrap dress that ends mid-thigh to make your legs look longer.
*TALL, CURVY FIGURES: Fitted dress with shorter hem to emphasize curves and height.
*SLENDER/BOYISH: Bright colors, or dresses with small prints and deep V neckline to soften figure
*TOP HEAVY: 3/4 to long sleeve dresses for the appearance of slimmer arms. Bright colors and knee length hem emphasize hip and thighs.
*WIDE HIPS: Dress with A-line silhouette focus on waist and hides hips.

This wraps up another shopaholic confession + fashion lesson for ya 😉

Love,
Honey

Jet Set Chic- How To Travel In Style

Okay, okay….

I know what you are thinking… “Miss Honey, you should be fired for not posting any fashion-related topics, why do you even bother to call this blogosphere of yours ‘Honey’s Closet’?”

Sorry, sorry….

My life is currently is a huge transition right now (and when I say huge, I mean immense, massive, colossal…) Vast changes are undertaking, but let’s sit and talk about it over delicious mocha fraps another day.

Anywho, a couple days ago, the lover and I have confirmed a fantastic trip planned with the family in late September. An autumn trip in the west coast- SoCal and LV, here we come 😉

Upon receiving our flight confirmation, first thing that came to mind is, “What am I going to wear?” It’s a common question among fashionistas who wants to look fabulous but still feel comfortable sitting for hours until the plane reaches its final destination. Not to mention preflight- the wait for TSA, stopovers, and post flight- the long walk (and wait) to baggage claim followed by another ride in a taxi cab to the hotel. Ugh.

But not to worry, ladies. You can look glamorous even on the go!

Just like my previous post, Lazy Chic Fashion, the secret is to look effortless, but stylish.

Travel Wardrobe Essentials:

1. JEGGINGS-  The look and protection of jeans, at the comfort of leggings, jeggings are the perfect bottoms to wear mid-air. Come on, do you REALLY want to wear shorts on a chair a million of people have sat on?!
2. BOYFRIEND TEE-  Perfect for layering, a loose tee can be worn by itself or under a sweater or jacket (see #3)
3. CARDIGAN SWEATER-  The perfect medium between a thick heavy coat and a long sleeve tee, cardigans are warm enough for an overnight flight, and still easy to remove through security.
4. BOOTS-  Great for traveling, choose a pair that’s comfortable and have a full inside zipper for convenience at airport security.
5. SUNGLASSES–  While traveling, keep makeup to minimum, and conceal tired peepers with large sunglasses from check-in through boarding.
6. OVERSIZED SCARF–  A dresser upper accessory, your scarf can also act as your blanket, and hey, when folded enough, even a pillow!
7. CLASSIC DUFFEL–  Holds all your basics, while looking clean and polished. Don’t forget all types of identification- State ID, passport, driver’s license. Always have a backup just in case.

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”– Jawaharial Nehru

Bon Voyage!

Love,
Honey