The Missed List – May 2012

It's starting to come back.

The massive designer blowout. The disgruntled sales clerk. The crazy mob of shoppers. One hand on a fabulous Marc Jacobs coat. Then everything faded to black.

The good news: you're alive. The bad news: you don't remember much from last month. Don't worry. We'll fill you in on the key Lei Chics you missed.

As for everything else? Sorry, you're on your own.

Lei ChicSew Sweet
Protect your iPad by going old school. One Shabby Chick's Amber Carrillo makes vibrant, padded covers by layering a typewriter applique over whimsical, patterned fabrics. Since our last post, this Waialua mom of four has been busy filling her Etsy shop with fun new pillow cases (shown left), printed linen tote bags and e-reader covers. Even better, for the next two weeks, score 20 percent off with the code June2012.
What are you waiting for? Get clicking.



Lei Chic Short Sell
When Lynn Sakutori debuted her petite line, sakutori, in Nordstrom last month, customers couldn't get enough of her work-ready separates and wrinkle-resistant dresses. Now, the local designer is gearing up for her second delivery with a cinnamon color palette (think deep reds, taupes and browns) and new styles like a slouchy knit jacket with 3/4 kimono sleeves, and tops with pleated neck detail.
We'll let you know when it arrives. In the meantime, read this.
Lei Chic String Cleaning
Your jewelry box is baubling over with tangled chains and broken clasps, so give it some TLC with help from jewelry expert Donna Shimazu. She'll show you the easiest (and cheapest) ways to clean and store your bling. Tip: If you're looking for an anti-tarnish organizer, Simply Organized sells some great ones.
Polish off those accessories now.
Lei Chic Store Crazy
Homecoming Boutique has only been open for a few weeks, but owner Emilie Fuji has already refreshed her inventory with new shipments of MinkPink, UNIF and Lush. Stop by tonight and paw your way through $5-$10 samples of Wildfox, Alternative Apparel and Local Celebrity. Bring friends to score even more discounts – two people get 10 percent off, three get 15 percent, and groups of four or more get 20 percent.
Start planning your girls' night out.