Monday, September 30, 2019

September 2019 - Michael Kors Manhattan purse, Chicago trip & Wiliwilinui hiking

Unfortunately this is another low effort month for blogging! But despite that, I always strive for consistency, so even if this is just a short post, I want to continue doing them :)

Michael Kors Manhattan Medium Leather Satchel in black
I have had my eye on this purse for over a month because I was really looking for a small-medium size black purse to go with my EATME items. This one seemed perfect for what I wanted in terms of material, size and aesthetic, and I even went to look at it in store to double check (since I planned to purchase it online). I hesitated forever based on the price which I was having a hard time justifying, especially because I prefer to outlet shop for brand names, but after looking at my budget for the month, I decided it was worth it. AND I LOVE IT. You'll see it featured in a few (ok maybe more than a few) work outfits below and I also brought it with me on my trip to Chicago. It's perfect for how I wanted to use it.

Secondhand EATME dresses
I don't have the exact names for these, but I bought these secondhand from Mintkismet. I'm always happy to add short sleeve dresses to my wardrobe! EATME is currently already heavy into winter fabrics and designs, so my small window of clothes that are reasonable in HI weather has passed for this year's items lol.

Since I wore most of my work appropriate items since the start of photographing these work outfits back in ...May(?), I really fell off taking them. That being said, the absence of work outfits this month is largely due to the trip and being a busy during the time I usually take them. Hope you still enjoy this small selection I have to share.
 Delyle Noir ruffle blouse, Liz Lisa houndstooth fitted skirt, DreamV cross strap pumps

 Rojita open shoulder blouse, EATME side lace up skirt, DreamV cross strap pumps, Michael Kors Manhattan purse

(unknown brand) Open back floral dress, Forever 21 cardigan, Nine West sandals, Michael Kors Manhattan purse

 Material Girl floral cross dress, Ank Rouge key embroidery cardigan, Jessica Simpson Dany sandals, Michael Kors Manhattan purse

 XOXO brand dress, Jessica Simpson Dany sandals, Michael Kors Manhattan purse

 DreamV choker lace top, Bar III striped split pants, Jessica Simpson Dany sandals, Michael Kors Manhattan purse

 EATME off shoulder garter OP, EATME ribbon choker, DreamV cross strap sandals, Michael Kors Manhattan purse

 Material Girl open back dress, Forever 21 cardigan, Liz Lisa lace up sandals, Michael Kors Manhattan purse

 Liz Lisa seashell tulle dress, Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals, Liz Lisa big ribbon woven purse

 Liz Lisa color scheme blouse, Liz Lisa teddy bear book skirt, Liz Lisa ribbon beret, Liz Lisa 3-strap pumps, Samantha Vega frill purse

Liz Lisa floral dress, Liz Lisa cardigan, Liz Lisa double ribbon clear heel sandals, Michael Kors purse

 EATME mock 2-piece side lace up dress (with added neck ribbon), DreamV cross strap pumps, Michael Kors Manhattan purse

Miscellanous life updates
As mentioned above, I don't have much to report for this month's goings on! Bf and I did end up going hiking with my old coworker and her boyfriend at Wiliwilinui and had a lot of fun. We also went to the Counter for lunch - my first time and I actually enjoyed it even though I'm not really a burger person lol.

But also the other major event was my trip to Chicago! I have a full blog post for it, so please check that out if you're interested. The basics were that I had to go for training for work but we weren't in the city itself. After the training was over, my bf met up with me and we spent some time exploring! It was both of our first times in Chicago.

It was my birthday yesterday (Sept 29) but I had a pretty low key day and don't typically do much celebrating. And that's basically all I have to report for this month! Hope you're enjoying the start of fall wherever you are. I know it's still humid as heck here and I can't wait for it to cool down a bit (something I was too hopeful for at the end of last month too lol).


  1. happy (late) birthday!! i love all the work outfits you included for this blog post! always gives me ideas for what i can wear too :)