Tuesday, May 29, 2012

All in the Wrist

Lei Chic Ah, summer.

You'd give anything to be lounging on the beach; icy, blended cocktail in one hand, trashy beach read in the other.

Instead, you're stuck in a freezing office, with a stack of mind-numbing reports and a cold cup of coffee.

Sun of a...

Whoa, brighten up. We've got just the thing - a.wattz's new summer bracelets, an array of fun, colorful pieces by designer, and former Bead It! instructor, Amanda Watkins.

Lei ChicHere's what you do. Take an early lunch break, make your way down to Fighting Eel, and dive into Watkin's macrame bracelets, intricately knotted with durable nylon cords in playful hues of teal, bright green and hot pink. Make a splash with adjustable friendship bracelets made of neon rainbow satin cord woven through gold chains. And cool off with delicate yet edgy faux suede wrap bracelets in purple, blue or pink with gold plated studs.

Return to the office with refreshing new arm candy.

Then, when you feel the burn of your daily grind, take a deep breath, look at your bling and think of potluck barbecues, beach volleyball matches and fruity popsicles.

Now that's totally hot.

a.wattz bracelets, $44-$66, available at Fighting Eel Downtown, 1133 Bethel St., and Fighting Eel Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd., Suite 130. Other styles available at Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave., and Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St.

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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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