June 3, 2016

My Style & Travel: Sunset Luau

Sunsets, palm trees, and ocean views help to make Hawaiian nights magical. One of our last nights in Hawaii, we attended a great luau. If you like to learn about Hawaiian traditions, see exotic costumes, view authentic dancing, eat delicious Polynesian food, and enjoy a night under the stars, then I recommend the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort Sunset Luau. It is called the Big Island’s “most authentic luau.”

This romantic maxi dress by Others Follow is perfect for a night of enchantment under a Hawaiian starlit sky. I selected fringe sandals by Not Rated Footwear to add a boho vibe to the styling. These faux-suede beauties would be great for music festival styling as well. Wearing the perfect outfit and experiencing a fun luau with friends and family combine to make a pretty awesome evening to remember.

Hey, to learn about my current internship in Los Angeles, follow me on Instagram and Snapchat @shellystuckman. Xoxo, Shelly


May 24, 2016

My Style: Golden Memorial Day

 We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
 ~Moina Belle Michael

Memorial Day in the United States is a day of remembrance for the men and women who have died in service to our country. I have started this post with a poem by Moina Michael who was moved by John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" and raised money for veterans by selling red poppies. Although Memorial Day can be a solemn event, I chose to smile in these photos as a celebration of freedom and happiness that we all enjoy today because of the valor of our patriots, those who serve and protect.

Another American tradition is to host a BBQ on Memorial Day, signifying remembrance but also the start of summer for many families. I will be celebrating Memorial Day in California as I start a new adventure with a summer internship (stay tuned because I will disclose the details next week). Here I'm wearing the prettiest summer dress, sandals, choker, and bracelet--all by Hollister. May your weekend be filled with loving memories and the start of a fantastic summer!  Xoxo, Shelly

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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