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TopShop Does It Again!

In Daily Musings on April 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Top Shop Jacket

Happy Monday Luvvies! After a glorious sun filled Saturday, we steadily went down hill from there. Today is cloudy and rainy, but nevertheless, it’s an amazing Monday.  My sister scored this gorgeous Asian inspired jacket at TopShop last week.  Nothing beats the original TopShop flagship store in Oxford Street, London.

I remember going to TopShop as a teenager many moons ago, using my well-earned pocket-money to buy the latest trends.  Even now, TopShop is always on my radar when I go back home to London, because I’m sure to find a few pieces of unusual clothing/accessories to bring back.  What I love about TopShop is they do not repeat anything, once it’s gone, it’s gone!

I’ve visited TopShop in NYC , but in my opinion, they’ve been unable to replicate the vibe of the Oxford Street store.  Beautiful clothes though.

I’d love to wish you the most Fabulous and Productive week, see you soon

Be Creative, Be Inspired,  Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

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Happy Birthday Ella…

In Daily Musings on April 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Photo of Ella Fitzgerald

The original First Lady of Jazz, would have celebrated her 96th birthday today.  Happy birthday Ella, you brought so much soulful rhythm to the world.   Ella Jane Fitzgerald was a true jazz legend

I love today’s Google Doodle, celebrating her birthday.

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 To learn more about the life of Ella Fitzgerald click here

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The Naked Shoe…

In Daily Musings on April 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm

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These incredible shoes from Brazilian designer Andreia Chaves, are handmade to order, taking approximately 4-6 weeks for delivery.  With a 5.5″ heel and 3/4″ platform, these sky-high heels are a cross between fashion and mathematical engineering. With a whopping price tag of $2,795.95, it’ll be interesting to see which actress/singer/reality show person, will be seen wearing them first.

What are your thoughts about them?

Available exclusively at Solestruck

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Zara Spring Things…

In Daily Musings on April 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Zara Shocking Pink Suit

Happy Wednesday Darlings, here are a few of my favourite things from Zara. I’m totally in love with this fuchsia pink suit, talk about making a statement when you walk into a room. Yes, all eyes will be on you!

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Loving this double-breasted waistcoat, I love the extended cut of the armhole, there’s so much you could do with this; dress it up or down, a classic go to item.

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Looking for that easy to wear, comfy weekend dress? well here it is!  Also comes in Coral and Makeup (nude).  As I’ve said before, yellow truly is the colour of the season!

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Cocktails anyone? Be the belle of cocktail hour in this little yellow number.

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Add a pair of silver strappy shoes to any of these ensembles, a must have in any Stylista’s wardrobe.

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all items available now, at Zara

Well we’re nearly half way to the weekend,  I hope you’re having an amazing week so far.   We’re supposed to hit 75 degrees in DC today,  so I’m going to try to enjoy the sunshine, while I can, because who knows when it will disappear again!

Be Creative, Be Inspired,  Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

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Monday Musings…

In Daily Musings on April 22, 2013 at 10:18 am

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Hi Darlings, happy Monday to you! I hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did.

I think Mother Nature did not get the memo that its spring, because right now it’s 45 degrees and cold! This has been the oddest spring to date, the weather does not seem to be able to make up it’s mind.  As a reminder of the spring we’re supposed to be having, here’s a photo, which I took near my home last week.

Wishing you the most fabulous and productive week.

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing!

  Shine Brightly

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I Just Wanted To Say…

In Daily Musings on April 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Happy Weekend

Love & Light Darlings

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A Very Chic Friday, With Water…

In Daily Musings on April 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Jimmy Choo Shoes

It’s been a busy day, so today’s post is going to be short and sweet.  Aren’t the Jimmy Choo shoes above just simply gorgeous!! Spring has truly sprung with these beauties.  Also the photography is whimsical and beautiful; I imagine an updated and rather stylish Alice falling down the rabbit hole in “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland“.

I’m also in love with the silver Tom Ford Sandals below, they’ll  be added to the “Maylana’s Dream List“, which I haven’t created in quite some time.  Look out for new dream list items soon.

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I’m on a major health kick right now, and I wanted to share this refreshing detox beverage, which I like to drink often.  It’s very simple, lemons, cucumbers and mint! Click on the image to be taken to the lovely “The Denver Housewife” blog; who has more recipe details, and who posted this beautiful bottle on Pinterest.

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I want to wish you a Fabulous Friday and a Fantastic and Inspired weekend.

Love ♥  Light ♥ Passion

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Yellow Is The Colour…

In Daily Musings on April 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Valentino

Yellow is the colour of the season.  I love love, this very lady like Valentino suit.  Let’s hope Zara recreates a perfect reproduction very soon!

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Sweet Greens…

In Daily Musings on April 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Green Smoothie

After posting these photos on Instagram, I was asked to post the recipe to my blog.  I’m on day 3 of a 10 day juicing and all veggie diet {I don’t really like the word diet, but you know what I mean}, and I must say, so far so good. 🙂 I’m drinking approximately 10 ounces every 2 to 3 hours with water in between, this way there’s no time to feel hungry.

Ingredients:

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Flaxseed
  • Almond Milk

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This one is basically the same, but instead the ingredients are:

  • Mango
  • Kiwi
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Flaxseed
  • Almond milk

A friend of mine {who is on this smoothie journey with me} created a delicious concoction in her Vitamix this morning {I never realized how expensive these were, but definitely worth it}.  It was a very dark green, but truly delicious! Sorry I don’t have a photo.

Ingredients were:

  • Spirulina
  • Pea Protein
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Chai Seeds
  • Almond Milk

There are so many variations on these green and fruit smoothies.  I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments section, so that I can switch things up a bit.

 Wishing you a very Healthy, Happy and Amazing Wednesday!

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Monday Musings, Blog Shop And Other Things…

In Daily Musings on April 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm

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Hello Darlings! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend as I did.  You’ll be happy to know that the Maylana’s Closet Blog Shop is finally open! Right now the bangles shown above from my “Touch of India Collection”  are available for purchase; there are also a pair of exquisite earrings {seen in 3rd pic below, 5 sets available) also for purchase.  There will be more eclectic and beautiful items coming to the Blog Shop very soon.  Click on the link above, and let me know what you think.  Please bear in mind, it’s still a work in progress.

Pedicure

Part of my weekend was spent pampering myself, so I decided to give myself a pedicure. Color used was Estee Lauder Béte Noire ,{dark purple} with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top coat. {Sandals are by Zara, circa 2009} Ladies, pampering yourselves on a regular basis, is conducive to your well-being, it’s a must!

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I plan to invest in a tripod very soon, so that I can start taking full length self portraits with my Canon T3i; I realize fully now, that as a blogger, a tripod is your best friend!  In the meantime my trusty iPhone is going to have to do.  Here’s a peek of what I’m wearing today.

New York Tee Shirt

On Saturday I decided to represent my 1st adopted home, New York!!! It was where I lived, my first 15 years in the U.S.  I truly miss living there, there is nothing else like NYC! {click on the link, to hear my favourite New York song}.  So with a pair of scissors, I slashed the neck of this tee-shirt, and I was on my way; having my own personal New York minute.  I hope to take a trip there soon, great blogging material there.

I did not get a chance to participate in the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday {I found 1000 other things I needed to do}, but I’m still hoping to bring you some gorgeous photos at a later date.

To round things out, I found this quote on Pinterest and simply love it…

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Have yourselves the most fabulous Monday; make sure that YOU make it Amazing!

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