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Hi everyone! Can you believe that Christmas is only one week away??

Today I’ll be under the Wish Family Tent for Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s 4th annual Jingle Rock Run, to style little girls hair and make them feel like princesses for the race.  I’m hoping that the weather cooperates with us because I did see some rain in the forecast. Either way, I’m sure we will have a blast!

The dress I’m wearing today is my most recent purchase and I’m completely obsessed with it. I styled it with some gold kicks here for a cool laid back look. Like it?

xo dré


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| dress: ALLSAINTS | shoes: Nike (similar)  | bag: Sole Society |

Winter Blues and Mermaid Hues

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Happy Monday loves!

My parents came to visit me this last week, so I made sure to take advantage of my momma’s hair skills while she was here, and got her to give me a mini makeover. My hair had faded out, and I was slipping deeper and deeper into a hair slump. She gave me a blue hue that I had been coveting for a while, with Matrix Watercolors.

My new look reflects my inner mermaid spirit and matches the ocean I’m surrounded by. What do you think?

xo dré

10 Active Dates

A couple months ago my husband and I decided to try something new. Every month, we would make sure to have at least 1 date, and we would take turns planning what we would do. So far it’s been really fun and I’ve enjoyed the creativity of our outings!

Our latest date was a 13 mile bike ride. We rode from our house clear down to the end of Waikiki and back. My husband planned this date, and he hit it out of the park! It was the perfect day!

If you like this idea that we are doing, here are 10 active date ideas that you can try with your significant other. Best of all, most of them are free!


  1. Go on a bike ride

This date made me feel like a kid again! You can even race each other if you’re competitive 🙂


2. Go on a hike

There is nothing like unplugging from everything around you and just getting out in some fresh air. Studies have shown that hiking reduces stress you and you’ll have fun adventuring together.

3. Explore your city

Have you ever played tourist in your own city? Walk around and see if there are any shops, restaurants or cafés you’ve never been to before.


4. Pick your own apples

If you live near any U-pick orchards, this is a must-do activity! There is nothing like fresh fruit right off the tree! You’ll have healthy food for your week, or you can be naughty and make an apple crisp or pie.

5. Go on an evening walk

Finished with dinner and getting ready to Netflix and chill? Put the remote down and go on a stroll around the neighborhood first. You can talk about your day, and burn a few extra calories before you veg out the rest of the night.


6. Go sledding

This is another one of those activities that brings out the kid in you. And its really quite surprising how worked out you feel after a few hours of trekking up and down a snowy hill.

7. Do a corn maze

This one will get your minds and your adrenaline going. Plus if you’re a scardy cat like me, you’ll be forced to hold each other the entire time for fear of your life.


8. Go ice skating/ rollerskating

Remember couples skate at the rink when you were younger? It’s still as fun 🙂


9. Go find and cut your own Christmas tree

This is one that I’d like to do at some point, but I’d have to live on the mainland to do it, since there’s a shortage of snowy mountains here. I just think it would be romantic, fun, and full of holiday cheer.


10. Hit the gym

There’s just something about working out together. You push each other to be better and you feel better and look better afterward!


I hope that a few of these ideas spark your interest! Do you have any other fun active date ideas? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré

She Loves

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she is strong, but not in the ways most people think. she loves more than she’ll ever get back and she knows it. and yet, she loves anyway.


xo dré


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| sweater: similar | shorts: Pistola | sandals: (similar, similar) | choker:  Vanessa Mooney | watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs | sunglasses: similar |


imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.”  – C.S. Lewis

Think about it. Everyone that has done something great, I mean really great, has had to go through some sort of hardship to get there. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like hardships.

Here is what I do know. Every hardship that I have gone through has shaped me into who I am today. They have made me stronger and more appreciative for what I have. God has never failed me and He’s never left me. Even as a go through a bit of a foggy season now, I trust that He has my best interest in mind. My destiny can’t be anything other than extraordinary with Jesus by my side.

xo dré


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| top: similar | jeans: Indigo Rein | heels: Sam Edelman (similar) | sunglasses: similar | necklace: similar |

I’m Bringing 90’s Back

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Aloha Friday! Let’s get this weekend started!

I’m having a bit of fun with some 90’s fashion today…literally. This fun plaid mini that I’m wearing, I’ve had since 1997! Can I call it vintage yet? My mom bought it for me from Nordstrom when I was a pre-teen, and I’ve loved the store ever since! My acid washed jean jacket and favorite heels of the moment pull the look together.

What do you think? Do you have any clothes in your closet from the 90’s? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré


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| jean jacket: Mossimo (similar) | top: Cotton Citizen | skirt: (similar) | heels: Sam Edelman (similar) |

Island Christmas

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Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. The warmth and love that is displayed to family and friends and even strangers makes my heart happy. I love all the sparkling lights, the decorations and giving gifts. And I love going to the Christmas Eve service at church every year. I could go on, but you get the point.

Before the Christmas season arrived this year, I wondered if living in a tropical climate would change all those feelings I usually get. Would a warm Christmas throw off my holiday? Would the decorations even seem like Christmas?

Well, I’m pleased to say that it most definitely seems like Christmas! Of course it’s warm, but you won’t hear a complaint out of me! The decorations are beautiful and eye catching. The people are so full of Christmas cheer, almost more than I’ve seen before! And I can hardly wait for the service at our church, which I’ve completely fallen in love with!

I tried to capture a few of my favorite decorated places I pass by every day. I don’t think I did it justice, but I hope you’ll get the idea 🙂

xo dré

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop







FullSizeRender(74)Words for you this Friday:

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

xo dré


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