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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

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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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Do You Bazaart?

In Daily Musings on June 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Bazaart #collage #art #inspire #Inspiration

I must confess, I have an addiction; an addiction to iTunes apps!  I have approximately 70+ apps on my iPhone and God knows how many I’ve accumulated on my iPad {and yes I use them all!!}  My lastest acquisition is Bazaart.  This amazing app works with Pinterest, and allows you to take your images from your various boards, and turn them into beautiful collages.  You can snip, move, rotate and more to your creative heart’s desire.

Above is my first foray into creating a collage with this app; I think I’m going to have it blown up, and framed {Ikea does some wonderful  frames}. Look out for more of my “works of art

Let me know what you think, if you download the app, maybe I’ll create a Bazaart gallery to display our collective creativity.

Go to the iTunes store, where Bazaart is available as a free download. Click here.

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

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Monday Musings!

In Daily Musings on May 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm

A Monday Muse

Happy Monday Luvvies! Isn’t time flying! Already it’s the first week of May; very soon, we’re going to blink and it’ll be Memorial weekend, are you ready?  It’s the Spring bank holiday in the UK, so the family back home have the day off {lucky them!}.  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

My weekend was spent donating clothing and thrifting.  It was time to clean out my closets, and get rid of things I know I’ll never ever wear again; remember one woman’s cast offs is another women’s treasure.  It takes me a really long time to donate my clothes, because I’ve donated items in the past, and then a year later, gone to look for that particular item to style it a certain way, because I was inspired by something I saw in a magazine, only to realize I no longer have it!  I did pick up a few goodies, of which, I did not have time to take photos of; I’ll try to post something for you soon.  I’m truly addicted to vintage shopping, at least I know, no one else will be wearing what I’ve bought!

Wishing you a fantastic week, see you soon!

And remember…

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Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

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A Gorgeous Wednesday…

In Daily Musings on May 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Evy Shoes

Hi darlings, it’s an absolutely beautiful day, with an amazingly blue sky, and not a cloud to be found.   After 3 days of dark heavy clouds and the pitter patter of rain, it was a relief to wake up this morning, to see sunlight streaming through my living room.  I have a small crystal ball hanging in the window, so I was welcomed to a glorious rainbow spectrum, swirling around the room… Lovely!

The photo above, of the  Zara shoes, I mentioned in last week’s post, “Zara Spring Things” was taken by the lovely Evy, who is one of my favourite Instagram friends, and also a very new blogger over at FashionistaOver40.  Evy has the most amazing and elegant style, with a fashion stylist eye for detail, and is also a true shopaholic like myself.  Please take some time to stop by her blog, and show her some blogger love.

We’re half way to the weekend, and the weather is supposed to hold up between now and then, we’ll see!  Wishing you the most Fabulous Wednesday.

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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300…

In Daily Musings on April 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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Wow! This is my 300th post!  I can’t believe that I’ve actually written 300 articles in the 13 months since I started this blog.  I probably would have reached this number a lot sooner,  but there were times I was only writing once maybe twice per week due to a busy schedule, and all the other things life can throw at you sometimes, but nevertheless, I’m still here and loving it.  As a treat, here are 20 things you don’t know about me {unless you know me personally} in no particular order.

  1. I love dark chocolate drizzled popcorn
  2. I don’t like rhubarb {I remember rhubarb and custard at school… yuk!}
  3. I love the show Castle on ABC {reruns shown every day on TNT}
  4. I don’t like radishes {another yuk}
  5. I love Amazon.com {you can buy practically anything on there!}
  6. I watch King of the Hill, American Dad and Family Guy every night before bed {yeah I know!}
  7. I’m probably the only person who hasn’t read the entire book, Anna Karenina {I’ve tried… TWICE, I’m going to try again}
  8. I won’t drink or eat anything that is the colour blue {except for blueberries, which are naturally so}
  9. I love all types of pasta, but pasta doesn’t love me… Bloat and instant weight gain.
  10. I’m very good at procrastinating {who isn’t}
  11. I’ve read practically every James Patterson,  Alex Cross book (yeah I know, real serious literature}
  12. I’ve read all of the Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella {yep, more serious literature}
  13. I love the show Suits on USA ~ Isn’t Gabriel Macht who plays Harvey Specter simply gorgeous in those Tom Ford Suits!
  14. My favourites movies are Snatch, Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels, all the Ocean Eleven  movies and Breakfast At Tiffany’s (I love them all equally)
  15. I wear black nearly every day {remnant of working in the record and beauty industries} I do wear colour in the summer.
  16. I love Psych, on USA, though I’m not loving this season as much.
  17. I wear 4″ heels practically every day
  18. I say “Thank You” every day I wake up
  19. I love Ackee and Saltfish {salted cod fish}, with rice and peas, or basmati rice {Jamaican dish}
  20. I’m probably the only person in America who has not seen Scandal {except 10 mins of first episode} with Kerry Washington!

So there you go, 20 things of no real importance, but they make up fabulous me!

THANK YOU so much for following and reading my posts, it really means a lot to me, and THANK YOU for your lovely comments.  I’m looking forward to writing another 300 and beyond…  See you there!

I think I’ll treat myself to some chocolate drizzled popcorn!

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Sporty Spice…

In Daily Musings on April 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Sports car

On the way to Frozen-Yo, I saw this beauty parked outside.  I’d love to take a spin, wearing a gorgeous Hermes scarf, worn exactly like the picture below; blowing elegantly in the breeze.  Simply the perfect car {and perfect colour} for this gorgeous weather we’re having.  Thank goodness, it’s a little cooler today at 85 degrees {we reached a whopping 91 yesterday}.

Hermes-scarf

Love ~Light~Passion

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From Forty To Ninety…

In Daily Musings on April 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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Degrees that is! Can you believe it’s 90 degrees in DC!! Just last week we were at 45, then we had that gorgeous weekend in the 60’s and now since Monday we’ve been in the 80’s. There’s been no time to prepare, you go to bed with the heat on and wake up and suddenly you need to turn on your ceiling fan or A/C. Does anyone believe in Global Warming?

Last week I became a Lucky Magazine contributor, {see badge at bottom of page} and I received this response from the team at Vince Camuto regarding the blog post I wrote a couple of weeks ago, on these gorgeous blue sandals.

I’d say it made my day!  If you’re interested in becoming a contributor, click here and it’ll take you to their community page. Good luck!

If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, click on the birdie and I’ll follow you back.  See you there!

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In the meantime, I’m going to see if I should start pulling out my summer things, or is this a joint hoax between mother nature and that silly groundhog!

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LL

More Vintage…

In Daily Musings on April 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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Yesterday, I posted a couple of pieces, I found at my favourite vintage store; I forgot to post this gorgeous black slip and peach coloured ballerina style nightgown, that I thought you’d love to see.  I’m going to try the peach gown with a knee-length tank dress, belt it and maybe an additional vintage petticoat underneath to see how that works.  I’ll let you know 🙂

A young lady I met, while shopping, picked up these beauties for $5!!

It’s another gorgeous day, a little chilly, but I’ll take it, because the sun is shining very brightly!

 

Maylana

Wearing my Maylana’s Closet cowl and my precious rose quartz ring.

Love ~ Light ~ Passion

LL