Friday, May 31, 2013

Waialua Bakery

Waialua Bakery

The cure for anything is salt water sweat tears or the sea

Jamie Swim Art

Jessica Who Blog
What I'm Wearing --- Top: Sosie // Dress (seen as skirt): F21 (similar) // Shoes: Bakers // Necklaces: vintage + K.O. Jewelry // Bracelets: c/o Henri Lou Jewelry + 31Bits + c/o Ettika // Handbag: Parazul (win one here!)

Just like I love small businesses, I love discovering unique little cafes and boutiques. There's something so exciting about finding a place that you hadn't heard of before. I get this thrill as if I am the first person to ever find such a gem. That's how I felt about Waialua Bakery. It's a cute little bakery and juice bar located in Haleiwa. I haven't tried everything on their menu yet, but I'll definitely be back for more!

Jessica TaylorJessica Who

Waialua Bakery

Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's the Little Things [+ a giveaway!]

Jessica Who?: It's the Little Things

Parazul Handbags

The Rad Market Jewelry

The Rad Market

What I'm Wearing --- Top: Sosie // Dress: (seen as skirt): F21 (similar- on sale!) // Shoes: Bakers // Necklaces: vintage + K.O. Jewelry // Bracelets: 31Bits + c/o Ettika + c/o Henri Lou Jewelry // Ring: c/o Hazel2Blue (use code JESSICAWHO for 20% off) // Handbag: c/o Parazul
What Eun Hae's Wearing --- Dress: F21 (similar) // Necklace: c/o The Rad Market (use code JESSICAWHO for 10% off)

Girl dates are a must in my life. A few days ago, Eun Hae and I went on the ultimate date, visiting several coffee shops along the streets of North Shore. These pictures are from our first stop, Coffee Gallery in Haleiwa. It was then that the theme of "the little things" entered my mind and never left.

From the smell of coffee that surrounded me when I entered the cafe, to the coffee bags that covered the ceiling, to the little garden and picnic area outside... every little thing about this place made me fall in love. Even the coffee art in my latte, which many of you may think is overrated, was a sweet surprise and made sipping on a cup of joe that much more enjoyable.

It's the little things, y'all. The little things in our life that we take for granted. The things that go unnoticed. It's those little things that come together to make big things happen. And it's those things that made our girl date memorable.

Coffee Art Hawaii

Coffee Gallery Hawaii

Coffee Gallery Haleiwa

Coffee Gallery Hawaii

I look for those little things when I shop. As I mentioned here, there are so many simple things that companies can do to keep me coming back. That's why and how I instantly fell in love with Parazul.

Parazul specializes in handbags and accessories for women and here's why you will love them (if you don't already):

+ Each bag is inspired by a tropical destination so you can take paradise with you. Um, hello instant vacation! 
+ Packaging! You know I'm all about the details. When you order a handbag from Parazul, it will arrive in a pretty blue dust bag that will have you drooling over it in seconds.
+ They're big! One of the many reasons that I love my scarf bag is because of how incredibly useful it is. My laptop fits in it so I don't have to carry around an ugly bulky laptop case anymore and if I had kids I'd definitely add diaper bag to this handbag's resume. Plus there are several little pockets and compartments and a solid zipper to safely hold everything inside.
+ Customize it! Each bag can be customized to fit your Parazul personality. You can even build your own bag. Choose the body of the handbag, color, and add on a scarf, charms, and accessories. I can easily add a pop of color to my white bag by adding a colorful scarf or charm. It's a simple as that!
+ I've nicknamed my Parazul bag, the traveling handbag because there is literally nowhere that it can't and won't go with me. It's perfect for a weekend getaway, airplane carry-on, the office, and even the beach. Not only is the quality of my bag above average, but Parazul also offers a 1-year warranty with each bag or accessory after registration of your item.

How's that for little things?

Parazul Scarf HandbagParazul White Scarf Bag

Parazul Scarf Bag

Oh, and another little thing? Parazul is giving one of you their Classic Bag in white! The bag retails at $250! And after reading everything above, I don't need to tell you that it's absolutely fabulous. Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

P.S. Parazul is currently holding a spring cleaning sale with up to 75% off select items! Go!

Parazul Handbag Giveaway

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Stay tuned for more pictures from this day of adventures!
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Disclosure: I received Parazul products to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

10 Strategic Ways To Optimize Your Pinterest Page

By now, most of us are not only users of Pinterest but we're also big fans and borderline obsessive. I could spend hours pinning! Although I'm active on the site, am I using it to it's full potential?
This is a question I've been asking myself recently after reviewing some of my Pinterest statistics and blog traffic.
I found this article that included the infographic below. It answered a lot of my questions and lists 10 strategic ways to optimize your Pinterest page. I thought I'd pass on the info!

How To Use Pinterest for Business
I also found the article, 9 Steps to Pump Up Your Pinterest Power which is helpful too.
I have a lot to work on! I hope this helps you liked it helped me!

You can find my Pinterest page here.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

weekly roundup | may 25, 2013 [+ a giveaway]

It's Memorial Day weekend!!! I hope you all have something fabulous planned. And I hope you take some time to remember those who gave up their lives for our freedom. Happy Memorial Day!

+ A review about a skincare line for those prone to acne!
+ How to Use a Curling Wand

+ Mary Kay -- email for 25% off of your Mary Kay order
+ Cbiji Collection -- use code JESSICA for 20% off
+ Julie Ann Art -- use code JESSICAWHO for 10% off
+ t and j Designs -- extra 20% off of all sale items with code SPRING20 -- this weekend only
+ C. Wonder -- 25% off when you spend $100 or more -- this weekend only
+ Hazel2Blue -- use code JESSICAWHO for 20% off
+ Anthropologie -- free shipping on all orders over $150 with code LONGWEEKEND -- through Monday
+ ASOS -- 20% off with code TAKE20 -- ends Tuesday


A Mile in Her Boots Giveaway

Hawaiian Moonshine

Hello Apparel

Duke Taylor

Back East Blonde Giveaway

Henri Lou Bracelet

Cbiji Collection giveaway and discount

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote

Julie Ann Art giveaway and discount

Hazel2Blue giveaway and discount

Friday, May 24, 2013

Leopard at the Beach + Hazel2Blue

Leopard at the Beach and Hazel2Blue

Leopard Hi-Low Dress

Hawaii Blogger Jessica Who

Leopard and Gold

Jessica Who

Tiffany Kunz Ring

Puggle Duke Taylor

Tiffany Kunz Jewelry

Leopard at the Beach

Hazel2Blue Jewelry

Leopard at the Beach

Leopard at the Beach
What I'm Wearing --- Dress: Bamboo Sky (similar) // Necklaces: gift + Ginger13 // Bracelet: Ginger13 // Tiffany Kunz Basal Ring: c/o Hazel2Blue (use code JESSICAWHO for 20% off)

One of the many things that I will miss when we leave this place is the endless amount of beautiful scenery. I mean really, you could look like crap but if I put you in front of a background like this it would make a perfect picture. That's my trick. I try to take photos for the blog in front of incredible backdrops. That way when I don't look so incredible, maybe you won't notice ;) 

Accessories can do the same thing. They make a simple little outfit, so much better. Like the yummiest icing on top of a so-so cupcake. That's how I feel about this Tiffany Kunz Bronze Basal Ring from Hazel2Blue. It makes any outfit better. Hazel2Blue has a lot of that stuff. You know, the "makes your outfit better" kind of stuff.

Tiffany Kunz Bronze Basal RIngLeopard and Hazel2Blue

Leopard Hi Low Dress

Hazel2Blue is giving you a chance to win a $45 credit to their store! Enter to win by using the Rafflecopter form below.

And if you just can't wait, shop now with code JESSICAWHO to receive 20% off of your order!

Hazel2Blue Giveaway and Discount
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