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Tradesy In and Out of Your Closet…

In Daily Chronicles on October 5, 2015 at 4:04 pm

#shopping, #website, #tradesy

Tradesy!

I only heard about this resale site just this morning.  Since I’ve been out of the blogging loop for a while, I’m not even sure when it came into existence, well I’m glad I know now!! What is Tradesy you ask? Tradesy makes resale fast, simple and stylish; request a shipping kit, snap a few photos, Tradesy will enhance your image to make it look stunning, name a price (or they’ll suggest one if you need help) then use the pre-addressed shipping kit to send your items to them.  Once sold, items arrive in a Net-a-Porter worthy box to their excited new owner.

Tradesy takes 9% of the proceeds, and the rest is yours.  As a buyer, there’s also a money back guarantee, if your new items aren’t up to par!  You can also buy pre-loved and new clothing and accessories from Zara to Chanel to Hermes, just type in your desired brand name and the world is your oyster.

Tradesy seems to have a pretty large inventory for you to choose from.  If you’re looking for a new way to sell that Chloe Marnie bag, that’s been sitting on your eBay site forever, and hasn’t sold, Tradesy just might be the way to move it.

Visit Tradesy here

Happy shopping Darlings!

Lippy Louboutin!!!

In Friday Chronicles on October 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Louboutin Lipstick Gold Packaging

So…

Anyone who knows me, knows I love a red lip.  There is nothing more elegant and sexy than red lipstick.  There are so many shades of red, it can be mind-boggling, so you need to know what type of red works for you.  I myself, prefer reds with blue undertones, rather than orange, so can you imagine my excitement, when I discovered that Christian Louboutin now has a lipstick!!! Velvet matte and satin finishes at that! I have yet to see them in person, I’m just thrilled by the fact there’s a Louboutin lipstick!  The red I’ve seen online is called Diva (of course!), which is my kind of red.  There’s also a gorgeous colour called Zoulou, which is a lovely nude; I also love nude lipsticks, my second go to shades.

The colour pictured above is Eton Moi, which is a gorgeous plum/purple.  I was lucky enough to be gifted the Louboutin nail polish for my last birthday, which I’m yet to use, because it is busy being a statement piece on my bookshelf.

I’ve watched a few YouTube videos and the colours really do look amazing.  At $90 they are a splurge; do we need a $90 Louboutin lipstick? No! Do we want a $90 Louboutin lipstick??  YES!! I’m hoping I’ll get lucky again and be gifted this beautifully packaged product (hint, hint!) or maybe a couple of gift cards should do it.  Just the packaging alone is worth it.

A lot of the colours are sold out and you have to pre-order, expected delivery is early November.  I think I’ll take a trip to Saks and take a look and try for myself. Stay tuned for my review of actual product.

 

Louboutin Lipstick

 

Louboutin Lipstick Gift Box

 

The Return!!!

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on October 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

#home #door #number

Wow!!

I can’t believe it’s been 3 months since my last blog post!  My life has been an absolute whirlwind, beautiful new home, new contract, new hair (if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know what I’m talking about! scroll down the page to my IG feed), growing spiritually and tuning into my faith more than I ever have in my life!  God has been good to me! The last 3 months have been trying, joyful, painful, disappointing, frustrating, enlightening, every adjective you can think of; but you know what?  The beautiful thing is, I’m still here, stronger, more joyful and happier than I’ve truly been in the last couple of years.

I’m ready to return to blogging, because my mind, body and spirit are in a wonderful place and I’m finally ready to really grow my brand and take it into the stratosphere. the grand heights, which I envisioned 5 years ago when I started Maylana’s Closet, Maylana’s Chronicles and now Style1963, more on that last one in the coming months. To be honest, my dreams are even bigger, than they were before!

If you’re wondering what the image above represents, it’s the number of my new home. 212 means a lot to me, because when I first moved to NY from London, 212 was my area code, so it seems fitting that I’ve come full circle and am now living at 212 in Washington, DC!

I’ve missed you all, I’ve missed blogging, sitting at my computer composing my blog posts, communicating with my fellow bloggers, and all the extra stuff which goes with being a blogger and building a brand.  I’m so happy to say… I’M BACK!!! And what better way, than to make a fabulous return at the beginning of a brand new month.

I’ll see you all very soon!

Love, Life and Creativity

Maylana - Headwrap

 Maylana!

Chronicles on Hiatus

In Friday Chronicles on June 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

Hiatus

 

Hello darlings!

Today I made the difficult decision to place my blog on hiatus.  My blog is really important to me, but in my opinion, if I can’t dedicate 100% then don’t do it at all.  I have so much going on right now, huge life changes, which just don’t allow me the brain space to  create blog posts, go out and about and take photos or research what I’m writing about, then edit and do all the other wonderful things that we bloggers do to make our blogs exciting and worth reading. Putting my blog on hiatus, allows me to step back, take a deep breath and allow the universe to do what it does best.

2015 has already shaped up to be an interesting year for me, and with so much going on, it’s become overwhelming.  I’m not sure how long I’ll be away, but I’m hoping to return mid August, early September.

From time to time, I may post a quick blog post here and there, but the best way to keep up with me is to follow me @maylana on Instagram, @maylana on Pinterest or @maylanascloset on Twitter.  I promise you, I will eventually write about my travels to Dubai, which was so amazing and I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to visit such an exotic and at the same time a thoroughly modern country.  I’m looking forward to sharing the wonderful photos and my lovely experience there.  I’m so glad I traveled to Dubai at the beginning of the year, because it may not have happened at all.

Be Creative, Be Peaceful, Be You

See you soon!

Maylana May

It’s Been A While!!!

In Friday Chronicles on April 24, 2015 at 11:24 am

Hello lovely people!

It has been quite a while since I’ve posted.  So much has happened, it’s been a truly unbelievable time.  I’ve had some health issues, which really set me back, and then I took my dream trip to Dubai, which was Ah-Mazing!!!  I’ve already been back 2 weeks, and am now trying to play catch up with my life and B-School (click here for post), which I’m very much behind on.  More importantly, I’m truly blessed and I’m thankful to the people who were there for me when I was ill, always making sure I was taken care of.  I’m hoping to have a post up with photos about my bucket list trip to Dubai this weekend.

In the meantime I’m leaving you with this lovely quote.

B-School, Marie Forleo B-School, Quote, Quotes, Inspire

 

 

Dubai 1

Marie Forleo’s B-School and Me…

In Weekend Chronicles on February 21, 2015 at 11:42 am

Hi Darlings! I have been missing for a few weeks (again!).  Busy creating the life I want.  My life has been one big whirl wind lately, so many fantastic changes happening with me, my company and my brand.  One of the things I’ve done, is to enrolled myself in Marie Forleo’s B-School.  If you haven’t heard of her, you need to go to her site and check her out here.  I learned about Marie from a new business associate I recently met, and this information came into my life right on time.  It’s true that you do meet people who the universe chooses to present to you, in order to bring something extraordinary into your life.

Quick synopsis about Marie Forleo’s B-School; It is an 8 week, interactive video-based training program that teaches smart, effective online marketing strategies to business owners who want more sales and more impact from their online presence.

Marie Forleo’s B-School is about creating the life and business that you really want. It’s a little expensive, but for me, anything that is going to take my business and my life to the next level is worth its weight in gold (plus it’s a tax write off!).  I’ve done my research, and in my opinion, Marie is the real deal.  Registration is going on now, through to March 2, classes start March 9.  In the meantime, Marie has been sending out fantastic videos to us B-School students, to get us started, before class officially begins; I’m so looking forward to this new chapter of my life! I’ll keep you updated on my journey.

On another note; while on Pinterest this morning, these two beautiful quotes really struck me…

The Universe

Beautiful Quote

If you’re buried under piles of dirty snow like I am, with more sleet and snow expected, Stay Safe, Stay Warm, Stay Creative!

Afro Me - cropped

This Bag Saves Lives!!

In Daily Chronicles on January 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm

thisbagsaveslifes, This Bag Saves Lives, Tote #tote #thisbagsaveslifes #totebag, tote bag, #bag

 

I love bringing my own bags to the grocery store and farmer’s market, and I’m a sucker for recycled bags (I’ve got quite a collection), especially those that are created for a worthy cause.  I discovered this tote on the InStyle magazine blog (which is in my WordPress reader). The tote was designed by Kristen Bell, who you may remember as the voice on Gossip Girl and also way back when as the star of Veronica Mars.  The sale of each bag provides life-saving malaria treatment to someone in need.  made with 100% golden jute fiber, with a waterproof lining, and consists of vegan and recycled materials.

At $28, the first run flew off the shelves, but they are accepting pre-orders, which will take 8-12 weeks because they are sustainably handcrafted by artisans in Bangladesh.  I’m placing my order! For yours shop here

Happy Shopping!

Image courtesy of thisbagsaveslives.com

 

Decisions, Decisions Part I

In Weekend Chronicles on January 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm

So… I’m embarking on the trip of a lifetime in April.  It’s actually a country on my bucket list!!! I AM BEYOND EXCITED!!! I won’t reveal where just yet, as there will be extensive blogging and Instagraming all about it, while I’m there… Please stay tuned!

I’ve been looking for some lightweight dresses, long and short, so here are a few I’ve found so far.  Let me know your thoughts.  Many more choices to come, I’ve only just started!

Free People Maxi, Free, #dress, #maxidress, #freepeople

Available at Free People

Harem Pants, Amazon.com, #harempants, #pants

 

Available at Amazon ~ This one’s a must, and it comes in quite a few colours!

 

Jumpsuit Mango

I ordered this jumpsuit, it looks comfy ~ Available on sale at Mango

Free People Slip Dress, #dress, #whitedress, #freepeople

Available at Free People

Free People Maxi 2 - Cropped

Available at Free People

Have yourselves a absolutely fabulous weekend!

Chloe & Theodora Wrap Bangle ~ Part II…

In Daily Musings on January 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Bangle, Chloe & Theodora Wrap Bangle, Jewelry, Maylana's Chronicles

 

So my bangle arrived today! I was pleasantly surprised as I truly did not expect it until the end of next week, if that!  I commend MyHabit.com and their speedy shipping.  The bangle is absolutely GORGEOUS! It looks expensive, has a nice weight to it (I don’t like flimsy jewelry!) and will be my go to piece for a while.

As I mentioned in my post on Tuesday, the bangle was originally$78 reduced to $25, well worth it, in my opinion.  Wrap bangle is still available here.

This definitely is a lovely early birthday present to me! Let the celebrations begin!

Love, Light & Blessings!

Chloe & Theodora Wrap Bangle…

In Daily Chronicles on January 14, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Wrap Bangle, myhabit.com, gold bangle, bangle

 

So I’m crocheting away and watching TV at the same time, when Access Hollywood came on.  I was too lazy to change the channel so I continued to watch.  Now, this is a show I hardly ever watch, but today, I’m glad I did.  This simple and elegant Chloe & Theodora bangle was being showcased on the show and available for purchase via MyHabit.com, for the wonderful price of $25 reduced from $78! It’s 14K gold-plated brass and the stones are Cubic Zirconia. I just love a good sale!! You know I went to my computer immediately and placed my order!  Get yours, supplies are limited.