As soon as I heard that Maya Hayuk was one of the artists for Pow Wow Hawaii I couldn’t wait till the unveiling of what I hoped to be another gorgeous, dripping, neon wall of beauty. After seeing her work on both Bowery St in New York, and Wynwood in Miami, I was so excited for Honolulu to have a piece of her too. Kaka’ako, where Pow Wow Hawaii was held, is slowly becoming my go-to work area. I love Paiko (a DIY succulent bar, coffee shop, and “botanical boutique”) right near all the murals. It’s been the perfect spot to grab a coffee, sit outside, then stroll the murals.
One of my fail safe outfits is a maxi skirt and either crop top or smaller top. It’s easy to throw on and look put together while still feeling comfortable. For those days when I’ll be running around outside in the heat but then have meetings or errands in A/C it’s the best balance of cute and cool. Many days I can leave my house at 7:30 am and not be home till 7:30-8 pm and while the backseat of my car looks like a shoe salon (a girl needs options) I can’t keep my entire closet with me. My maxi skirt collection has definitely tripled since moving here. Throw on a floppy hat, maybe add some fringe, and you can be right out of a Free People catalogue…
H&M Hat/ Vintage Gucci Choker/ American Apparel Crop top (that I happen to own in three colors)/ Anthropologie Skirt/ Coach Tote/ Tiffany & Co Atlas Bracelet (℅)/ hidden flatforms from Nordstrom Rack that I love because they give me a 4″ boost while feeling like squishy pillows on my feet
And there you have it, a skirt that feels like cozying up in your favorite blanket, while still being cute enough that I had two girls stop and ask me if it was a current buy.
PS- I’m strategically attempting to keep myself far, far away from the newly opened Ala Moana Anthropologie. I know the second I walk into that store my credit card will be handed to the sales associate. I am not familiar with the term “window shopping….”