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A Blissfully Blessed Weekend…

In Weekend Chronicles on March 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Happy Sunday Darlings! Well today it’s a cold 43 degrees on this 4th day of spring.  Yesterday, we got to a whopping 67 degrees in Washington DC, and I must say quite a few people felt the need to take all their clothes off.  Not me!!! I was dressed in lovable layers.

Until I see a constant 75 degrees, I’m not removing too much.  This was me yesterday, browsing in Marshall’s, who had one of the best selfie taking mirrors.

Maylana's Chronicles, Maylana's Closet #maylanascloset #layers #fashion #style

 

And remember…

Don't settle

I hope you’re having a beautiful and relaxed Sunday. Wishing you a Blissfully Blessed week!

 

 

Noted Fashion Designer L’wren Scott…

In Daily Chronicles on March 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

L'Wren-scott-2013-british-fashion-awards-03, Maylana's Chronicles, Maylana's Closet #maylanascloset #maylanaschonicles #lwren L'wren Scott

On what is hopefully the very last snow day of 2014, I just found out that L’wren Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide.  I always wonder what is going on in someone’s life, which could cause them to decide this is the only way out.  My heart goes out. We are all interconnected with each other via social media, i.e., Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc., and most of us think everyone else’s life is going so perfectly, and we may even compare theirs to our own, because of the perfectly edited and fabulous photos we all put out on a daily basis. We really don’t know what is going on in someone’s life until it’s too late.  I pray I never find out what could be so bad that I feel there is no other way out.

I myself have been surrounded by death in 2014.  I have already lost two friends, so far this year, which has given me pause, to remember that today is all we have, so therefore, we must make the most of each day.

May whatever demons L’wren Scott was fighting be put to rest, and that she now rests peacefully.

Sugarplum Booties For Spring…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings, New Loves! on March 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Jeffrey Campbell Sugarplum Bootie, Maylana's Chronicles, Maylana's Closet, #jeffreycampbell

Hi Darlings!  For those of you in the DC metro area, I hope you’re enjoying this freaky 70+ degree weather. Unfortunately, we’re about to take another big dip in temperature, within the next couple of days, so enjoy this gorgeous weather while you can.  If spring ever decides to show up, these Sugarplum booties by Jeffrey Campbell should be a definite must have.  

It appears this style of bootie is all the rage for 2014, {Sarah Jessica Parker, has an open toed version, Zara also has something similar, to name a few}.  I don’t really follow trends, but this is a classic that has been around for quite some time.

Available in a multitude of interesting colours and textures, I do have a soft spot for these beauties in pastel pink leather.  Available at Nasty Gal

Jeffrey Campbell Sugarplum Bootie, Maylana's Chronicles, Maylana's Closet, #jeffreycampbell

Hi Chuck!

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on March 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Chuck Taylor Platform Studs, Converse All Stars, Maylana's Closet, Maylana's Chronicles

Those who know me, know that I love Converse Chuck Taylor’s; well now Converse have decided to create a pair with a 2.5″ hidden platform, complete with studs!!! What more can you ask for? You’ve got sporty, with a touch of elegance, life is grand!! You know I’ll be wearing these to run around town, this coming spring and summer.

Available at Converse.com

Chuck Taylor Platform Studs 2

Lupita’s Beauty…

In Weekend Chronicles on March 2, 2014 at 12:58 pm

 

Lupita Nyong'o, Essence Magazine, #lupitanyongo, #essencemagazine, Maylana's Chronicles, Maylana's Closet #maylanascloset

Oscar Nominee Lupita Nyong’o has taken Hollywood by storm and in my opinion by complete surprise.  Lupita is either gracing a magazine cover, complete with beautiful layouts, adorning gorgeous designer dresses.  She is winning every award, and deservedly so.  This Yale educated, beautiful and talented actress, is doing for black women, what Alek Wek did back in the early 90’s.  It is beautiful to see a beautiful, chocolate hued woman representing me in Hollywood.  It’s beautiful to see a woman whose hair is as short as mine, representing all black women who have chosen not to go the weave or wig route.

There is nothing wrong if you choose to wear weaves or wigs, but those of us with cropped, short or baldies tend to be shunned and not seen as beautiful.  Luckily I’ve always been very confident, therefore my short hair {sometimes baldie, depending on my mood} does not dictate who I am, though it is part of who I am as a woman.  I’ve just listened to Lupita’s graceful and moving speech on black beauty at the annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood event; for me it was extremely soul-stirring, moving and timely, I felt her speech deep down inside my soul.

Thank you Lupita, for your grace, your elegance and your extraordinary talent.  Thank you for sharing your own personal journey with your skin tone, and letting the world know, that you don’t have to be a light-skinned black woman, with a long flowing weave {or naturally long hair} to make it in this world.

Let’s wish Lupita the very best of luck at tonight’s Academy Awards Ceremony, she deserves every accolade.

Listen to Lupita’s Essence speech here