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Dreaming of Louboutins…

In Object's of Desire on June 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

 

 

Louboutins Winter 2013As I was cruising and dreaming through the Saks Fifth Avenue website, I came across these gorgeous Louboutin booties. This is one of the things you do when on hiatus, dream of beautiful things for Autumn/Winter 2013. Click on the image to be taken to the Saks website, to view more of this gorgeous item.

I forgot to mention in my last post, that even though I will not be blogging much this summer, you can still find me on Instagram and Pinterest, both under the user name @Maylana, and of course Facebook and Twitter both under the user name @maylanascloset. 

I’d love it if you clicked the “Like” button if you do stop by my Facebook page.

Have yourselves a beautiful and sun filled day!

Be Love Be Light Be Amazing™

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A Chic Little Break To Bring You Something More…

In Daily Musings on June 25, 2013 at 8:03 am

 

HiatusWell Darlings, I’ve decided to take some much-needed, quality time out for myself.  The last few months have been challenging and a major eye opener.  Life has been put into full perspective! The most important thing is, once again,  I’ve learned some truly valuable life lessons, which I know will take me further than I’ve ever been before.

I plan to take the blog “Maylana’s Closet” in a new direction on a self-hosting platform, with exciting content, new layout features, and a slightly different name, a complete revamp.  I plan to keep you in the loop as each change occurs.  I’ve learned in life, if you’re going to do something, do it well!  This new turn will be the next chapter of the Maylana’s Closet’s empire.

I want to thank all of my fabulous followers, who follow me everyday, and the lovely new followers I’ve gained in the last few weeks. I’m truly blessed that you’ve followed and continued to read my published content on a daily basis.  This blog has gone further, then I ever dreamed it would, and I intend to bring you even more.  I plan to return to blogging by the end of the summer, but I’m hoping that before the end of 2013, my new direction and all of its transitions will be fully completed.   Please stay tuned!!

During this fabulous summer we’re about to have, I will continue to publish random posts {as I can never completely stop writing and showing you beautiful things!}, as well as republishing content from my archives; but I do intend to fully relish in this much-needed time off, in order to bring you something EXTRAORDINARY!

Have an amazing time this summer season, lots of sun, lots of cocktails, and of course, lots of gorgeous clothes and shoes!

More importantly…  Do You!

Be Love ♥ Be Light ♥ Be Amazing™

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Today’s Inspiration…

In Daily Musings on June 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Love - Jack Kerouac

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A Stylish Solstice…

In Daily Musings on June 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

White dress

Well it’s finally arrived! As you may already know, today is the summer solstice, marking the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. I must say we’re enjoying a beautiful 80 degrees, with very blue skies, a slight breeze and plenty of sunshine.  We really could not ask for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of the summer season.

Isabel Marant

Love this outfit from the Isabel Marant 2013 collection

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And you can’t forget, today’s Google Doodle by Christoph Niemann… Love it!

Have yourselves a glorious summer, it’s really here, let’s make the most of it.

Be Love Be Light Be Amazing™

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Pure Elegance…

In Daily Musings on June 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Pant Dress

Naeem Khan Resort 2014

I absolutely adore cigarette pants with an open ballroom skirt {with side pockets no less!}.

This style is a throwback to the 1940’s.  Very elegant!

Posted from my iPad

Inspirational Wednesday…

In Daily Musings on June 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

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If I’m looking for words of inspiration and motivation, whether to use in my blog or just as a quick pick me up, I can always look to Pinterest for beautiful wording.  There are hundreds of boards with beautiful inspirational messages to inspire and motivate you.  Here are just a few of my favourites.

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I Believe

Love - We Have hope

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Dear Past

Love - thouth the mountains...

I could post so much more, but you’d be reading all day.  I hope you’ve found words of encouragement and/or inspiration among these treasures.  If you’d like to see more of my Quotes & Inspiration board on Pinterest, click here

The above collage titled “Love Flow” was created using the Bazaart app, which I wrote about in this post. I found out this morning that Bazaart retweeted it.  This is the second time, they’ve retweeted one of my collages {they retweeted my very first collage in the linked blog post}, this was a brilliant start to my day

I still plan to start the Bazaart gallery, as a collaboration with other bloggers and readers, I’d love to see what you’ve created.

Wishing you a Love & Light filled Wednesday

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing

Shine Brightly™

lana June 8 2013 edit (v2)

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Monday Musings…

In Daily Musings on June 17, 2013 at 11:45 am

Remind Myself

Happy Monday Guys & Dolls!  I hope you had a gorgeous weekend.  Once again, we had amazing weather here in DC, but it seems that a lot of people I spoke with had rain.  At one point I wondered if I was in the Twilight Zone!

I took a wander around a couple of stores, while I was killing time for my dental appointment on Saturday.  If you love the Gap like I do, you’ll love these flat sandals, and dusty pink moccasins, for when you’re running around town, and your 4″ heels just won’t do!

The sandals were $39.99 and the moccasins were on sale for $27.99 which I thought was a great deal. Both items were made from good quality leather, which made them an even better deal.

A new Nordstrom Rack has opened up where Barnes & Noble used to be on 18 & L {miss that store, I love book stores, which are  quickly becoming a dying breed}.  I loved these Ferragamo sandals, again on the low side, but still very elegant with their ankle strap.  Personally, I think ankle straps makes the legs look sexier, whether it’s a flat or high heeled shoe.

These were retailing for $239 down from $450!

When you’re having a red carpet moment, here’s this sequined Bagley Mischka dress {which was quite heavy} retailing on the sale rack for $650 down from $2500 {there were many reductions before the $650 price tag}.

Bagley Mischka dress

If you’re wondering about the quote above, it’s because I love being different, I love who I am, and would never want to be anyone else.  The words above, remind me to always stay true to myself.  Today is the start of new beginnings and abundance.  Remember… “You are what you think“.  Wishing you a Beautiful, Fantastic and Absolutely Positive week!

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

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The Word Cute…

In Daily Musings on June 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

michael-kors-yellow-large-miranda-pebbled-tote-product-1-6283138-031864362_large_flexGorgeous… Not cute!

Hello Darlings, I hope you’re keeping cool in the sweltering heat we’re having.  We’re actually expecting a huge thunderstorm in Washington, DC, so I hope you have your bottle of wine and some lovely cheese and crackers, while you watch something good on TV or even better, catch up on that book you put down 2 weeks ago {myself included}.

Now… The reason for this post, is I’ve realized I have a major issue with the word CUTE! To me the word “cute” describes, babies, kitten, and puppies.  The word cute does not describe a $400 dollar handbag or any beautiful bag for that matter, beautiful shoes or a stunning dress.  It amazes me how many people use the word cute to describe anything that is well made and beautiful.

Maybe it’s because I’m older now, so I no longer see beautiful and absolutely gorgeous and unique items as cute {not that I ever really did, as I was taught to know the difference}.  It truly irks me when someone comments on something I’m wearing, and they say “that’s really cute!” I tend to look around for the adorable baby when I hear that.  I truly appreciate the compliment, but is cute the only word that comes to mind? I do not wear, nor do I own cute things.  Is it just me, or is the word CUTE overused in the wrong context?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Kitten

Now this is cute!

P.S. The handbag above, is the Michael Kors Miranda bag, which is on my “Dream List”~ $1,195 ~ available at Nordstrom’s

See you soon Luvvies

lana June 8 2013 edit (v2)

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Monday Musings With A Little Embroidery…

In Daily Musings on June 10, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Vintage Military Jacket - Hand Embroidered

Hello darlings! I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Mine was absolutely gorgeous, fantastic weather, scoops of ice cream, with lots of sun.  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the Capital Jazz Fest, but I used the time wisely by getting a lot of projects completed, that really did need my immediate attention.

One of the projects I finally completed, was to list this gorgeous hand embroidered military jacket, painstakingly hand sewn by the wonderful Ms. Althea Anderson in London.  You may remember Ms. Anderson, who wrote the wonderful guest blog post: “A Floetic Night With Floetry” click here to read her superb account of what must have been a beautiful and enchanting night.  As you can see, she is a woman with many talents!

You can find this unique and one of a kind jacket in the Maylana’s Closet Etsy boutique. Shop Here  The jacket will also be available in the “Blog Shop” within the next few days.

Wishing you a Fabulous and Productive week!

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

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Boss Friday…

In Daily Musings on June 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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Hi Darlings, Happy Friday!  This week has seemed exceptionally long to me, but I think it’s because of the short week last week, which also seemed long.

This quote really inspired me today, and as I quoted on my Facebook page,”My crown is straightened! It’s Boss Friday!” because this is how I truly feel today.   I hope your gorgeous crown is  straightened too, stand tall Darlings.

Today is a bit of a dreary day, with lots of rain, due to the hurricane coming up from down south, but it’s needed, so no complaints here.  Below is my 2nd creation, using my Bazaart app, I need to start naming my pieces, just in case they make me famous. 🙂

Bazaart 2 - edit

I’d love to wish you a Fabulous and Beautiful weekend, get lots done, and make whatever you do count!

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

Maylana 2013

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