April 21, 2016

My Style & Travel: Big Island Traditions of Refuge

Paradise is known as the Place of Refuge on the Big Island of Hawaii. Pristine sand, ancient artifacts, gorgeous palm trees, and friendly park rangers make for beautiful, adventurous day. In ancient times, these grounds were a place of forgiveness if you had committed a crime. If you reached this place before the king's guards caught you, you would be absolved of all wrongdoing. To enjoy this magical place (a second time--couldn't resist returning), I wore a lovely romper with a crocheted lace upper and pom pom trim. This romper was perfect with a big sunhat and caged sandals. For this spring and summer, rompers are definitely one of the stylish choices to look pretty while staying comfortable.

Another way to stay comfortable on a warm tropical day is to have a cold treat. Now, don't ask for a snow cone or a slushie when you are on the Big Island. The locals recommend that you try shave ice from Scandi's, the nickname for Scandinavian Shave Ice located across from the Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive in Kailua Kona. Scandi's has been a Kona landmark for 25 years. The company is renown for its shave ice (shave, not shaved) having the consistency of new fallen snow, not crunchy or granular ice, and delicious organic syrups made from real fruit and cane sugar. I tried the "lava flow" which is shave ice surrounding creamy ice cream.  I chose vanilla frozen yogurt topped with gummy bear. This sweet treat is a must for all!  Xoxo, Shelly 


April 15, 2016

Scottsdale Event: Macy's Prom Fashion Show 2016

Flowers, rain showers, summer dreams, and one of the biggest events of any girl’s high school memories (P R O M) are here. To help reduce your stress of looking for that stunning prom-night dress and amazing accessories, Macy’s is having a Prom Fashion Show at its different locations throughout the nation. I will be attending the runway show and shopping party at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on Saturday, April 23, to see the head-to-toe prom looks created by Macy’s professional stylists.

Join me for mini makeovers by cosmetic counter professionals. Talk about your eye shadow, lip gloss, and nail polish colors with an expert. Macy’s styling professionals will help you select a perfect dress and accessories, such as purses, jewelry, and shoes. There will be treats, time to shop, and the first 150 customers who check in will score VIP access to meet YouTube singing sensation Andie Case and snap a pic with her after a sizzling live performance!

To meet me and Andie Case, please join us at:

Macy's Fashion Square
Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday, April 23rd - 2:00pm
Women's Fashion, Level 2

I hope to see you there! Xoxo, Shelly

P. S. Here are some of my favorite picks for prom, or other formal events, from Macy's short and long dresses $50-$100 :)

To check out Prom fashion show events throughout the country go to

*This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy's; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

April 14, 2016

My Style & Travel: Punalu’u, Kailua-Kona, and Waikoloa

I'm still dreaming of my time on the Big Island of Hawaii. Thank you all again for your wonderful suggestions of what to do and see. Because of your great recommendations, we enjoyed an all-day guided tour into the southern part of the island with a trip to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you are interested in a volcano tour, I 100% recommend taking a day-into-night tour by Kapohokine Adventures called “Evening Volcano Explorer.” The tour was perfect and included a picnic lunch at Makau Meadows Coffee Farm, a sweet treat at Punalu'u Bake Shop, a leisurely stop at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach, a delicious BBQ dinner and wine tasting at Volcano Winery, a hike through the rainforest and the Nahuku Volcano Tubes, and then the grand finale of seeing the glowing lava of the Kilauea Volcano.

One more adventure I recommend is the Atlantis Submarine Kona dive and then some time shopping in Kailua-Kona, followed by relaxing on the Kahalu’u Beach or Waikoloa Beach. During the submarine dive, we saw two shipwrecks, a variety of fish, and even sharks.

To enjoy the submarine dive and shopping, I wore the prettiest romper by Cooper & Ella (Check out their beautiful website here and newly launched Amazon store here). This romper has a unique design of dotted tie-dye stripes in navy blue, is fully lined, and is incredibly comfortable. Add a simple straw fedora and you can enjoy any resort day or tropical adventure in style. These photos were taken at Waikoloa Beach just in front of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort.

Aloha, Shelly