Monday, June 22, 2009

Out Of The Loop
You’ve been buckling down on your shopping budget and buying only little extras to spice up what’s already in your closet. Your cozy cardigan already has a lot of miles on it, and you’ve even resorted to slashing your T-shirts . 

So you’ll be happy to meet local designer Dale Coarsey, whose made it a cinch to add a punch of color and fun to your fave jeans or maxi dresses.

Her Hippy Chic belts are hand sewn with embroidered ribbons and solid color fabric that Coarsey sources from all over the world. She’s been crafting the belts for several years, but with her full-time job teaching elementary students at Le Jardin Academy, they were were a sideline gig until this summer, when Kailua’s Flower Child boutique began stocking them.

Each belt is unique and fully reversible, so you can wear either side showing. The adjustable tortoise-shell or hard plastic buckles make for a perfect fit to wrap around flowy dresses or to keep up your low-rider jeans.

Just the thing to lay waist to your wardrobe.

Hippy Chic Belts are available at Flower Child boutique, 41 Kihapai Street, Kailua, 808.263.0288. 

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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