Hanai. A word most of you probably haven’t heard of before. “HANAI” is a Hawaiian term for “someone that is so close to you, they are like family”. Could there be a word anymore perfect and inspiring? I had the opportunity to partner with Hanai Jewelry while on my trip to St. Thomas and we immediately hit it off. I was extremely passionate about working with them from the get-go and then found out they have ties to Austin, so I fell even more in love! How could I pass that up?!
A best friend duo, Amy Bruno and Jill Rogers, shared the same love for beautiful jewelry and decided to create their own. While visiting Hawaii together with many friends and family, a local Hawaiian friend introduced Amy and Jill to the term HANAI, describing their sisterly-bond. Their friendship began working in the corporate world together. As a fun hobby, they began to make jewelry. Encouraged by friends and family to begin selling their pieces, they were inspired to pursue their dream of turning their hobby into a business. All of HANAI’s jewelry is designed by the owners and carefully hand-made with love, using the finest quality semi-precious stones.
As you’ll notice over the next few weeks of outfit posts on the blog and Instagram, my jewelry choices don’t really change too much. I was living in my Hanai jewelry! Not only do the stones go with any color combination, they are comfortable. Comfortable? Yes. Who likes bracelets that are cutting off circulation or falling off because they are too big? These bracelets are stretchy, non-constricting, don’t snag and come in MULTIPLE sizes.
Spotted Dress – Cooper & Ella
Striped Dress – Urban Finesse
White Tassel Dress – SheIn