Sponsored Edition: A Buy for Help

Lei Chic

You knew this day was coming.

Chevron print pants with a color blocked top. Leather, fur and lace, all in one outfit. Someone needs to tell your bestie that being on trend and having every trend on are two different things.

And, you’re getting the feeling that that someone is going to have to be you.

You could go the reality show route. Throw all her clothes in the trash. She cries. You cry. There may be a cat fight or two. She goes off on you in her closed-door confessional.

A smarter option would be to take her to Royal Hawaiian Center this Friday. One, it’s a public place and two, the Center will be hosting a style social to celebrate the launch of its latest issue of R Magazine.

With models decked out in looks pulled directly from R Magazine‘s fashion-forward pages, you can both show and tell your BFF exactly why her outfits aren’t working. Then, after the social, you can literally take her hand and lead her to a better place (and by better place, we mean the racks of retailers like Furla, LeSportsac and Island Fashions).

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Best of all, if she still resists, you’ll have one last weapon up your very fashionable sleeve: outright bribery. The first 200 customers receive a free Royal Hawaiian Center water bottle or vanity bag. Tons of merchants like Crazy Fish, Island Soaps & Candleworks, Koi Boutique and Royal Hawaiian Boutique are offering free gifts with purchase. Plus, the Center itself is handing out R Socialite Passes which, when stamped by all 11 participating retailers, gains you entry into a raffle for one of two $250 Royal Hawaiian Center gift certificates or a $500 Royal Hawaiian Center gift certificate.

Because in an intervention like this, your friend doesn’t need your pity.

Just a healthy dose of retail therapy.

R Style Social, Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center. Free R Magazine and Socialite Pass available at Lei Ohu Guest Services, next to The Royal Grove. For more information, visit Royal Hawaiian Center’s website or call (808) 922-2299.