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Hello…

In Daily Musings on October 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm

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Hi Darlings! This was originally written as yesterday’s post, but we had to celebrate Ms. Celia Cruz’s birthday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, I know I did.  I got so much done, I feel the weekend went by a little too quickly!  Give thanks for this glorious new week, because it signifies new beginnings; which brings you one step closer to fulfilling all of your dreams, and accomplishing your goals.

On a different note, did anyone see the TLC movie last night? I didn’t as I did not get in until very late.  I have heard, through friends, and social media, that it was a pretty good docudrama {though there were also the usual criticisms}, which stayed true to the essence of TLC’s biography.  I’ll have to try to catch it on Video on Demand.  What are your thoughts on the movie?

Enjoy your week, stay fabulous, stay chic, and remember…

Roald Dahl, Inspiration, Inspire #inspiration, #inspire, #motivation, #RoaldDahl

Blissful Blessings

 

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It Feels Great To Be Back!!

In Daily Musings on October 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Missing Blogger returns from self-imposed spiritual journey to continue doing what she loves… I’M BACK!!! New name, New attitude, New me!

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The Return…

In Daily Musings on October 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

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Wow!!! I’ve been gone a long time!! (Since June to be exact) but I am back feeling wonderful and truly full of life. This blissful, spiritual, and constantly learning journey I’m on, has been truly amazing, taking the hard lowball hits with the wonderful euphoric highs; I’m glad to be back!!! New Name, New Attitude, New Me! 

 New Name   

I’ve decided to rename my blog “Maylana’s Chronicles“, which will be more in line with the direction my blog is going in.  Maylana’s Closet will strictly be my boutique where you’ll continue to find beautiful vintage and new items, crochet accessories, and all things beautiful.  Watch out for fabulous new items, showcasing soon! Maylana’s Closet will also remain the name of my Facebook , Twitter and Tumblr pages.

Self Hosting

To take my blog to the next level self hosting is necessary, and coming very soon, so there will be a new blog layout.  I’m really excited about the new look and feel of my online magazine.  I will continue to bring you my interpretation of timeless style, beautiful clothing/accessories, beauty, cool gadgets, great stories, positive affirmations, and a beautiful ray of chic sunshine to bring a sparkle to your day. I truly wanted to start over with the new theme, but there are so many beautiful ones out there, and it was taking too long for me to make a final choice; so watch out for layout change soon.

I will continue to use the url www.maylanascloset.com until the final migration.  For those of you looking for a self hosting platform, my research has shown Blue Host to be one of the best, and is also highly recommended by WordPress.

Thank You 

Thanks to all of you who continued to read my blog; read all my older entries from the archives; sent words of encouragement, and truly supported me.  Many thanks to my new followers, who started discovered and started following when I was not blogging on a regular basis {there were quite a few of you); and thanks to those of you who recently recommended my blog to your inner circles and sent out lots of tweets promoting my blog to your own followers, which in turn caused my blog to grow even more… LOVE YOU♥♥  I was really worried about being gone for so long, but due to the fantastic support I was blessed with, I had no need.  I’m honored to be part of the blogging community.

Maylana’s New Anthem

I’m going to leave you with my new anthem… Katy Perry’s Roar! Listen to the words, watch the video carefully, get the message. This song spoke to me, from the moment I heard it, this song is me. Truly an anthem for those of us, moving forward, 4″ heels and all!

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Nearly There…

In Musings While On Hiatus on October 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

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Hi Darlings! Yes I know I said I’d return in September, but my goodness it was a truly busy, yet wonderful month for me.  Can you believe September is over! My intention is to return to my new blogging schedule next week, now that I’ve settled into a fabulous new routine.  I’ve truly missed you guys, and cannot wait to get back to my creative outlet, bringing you style, inspiration and my heightened passion for “All things beautiful“.  In the meantime, look towards your blessings, there’s so much coming your way!

Blissful Blessings

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From The Archives…

In Musings While On Hiatus on September 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

 

Here’s another from the Archives, honouring International Woman’s day.  Every day is our day, because as women we must  always keep calm {and beautiful} while running the world. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, therefore the soft relaunch of this blog is yet to happen, but there’s still 2 weeks left in September {time is going by way too fast}.  I promise to be back before  the end of  the month

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To all my sisters all over the world, Happy International Women’s Day!

We are the support system of society; the entire world comes through us.  Remember we are Influential, Powerful and Beautiful Queens, who can multi task at a moment’s notice, some of you, all day long with kid(s) in tow, while running a business, going to school and/or working a full-time job.

You are Extraordinary!  Wield all of your magnificent power in your 4″ heels and your flats, fabulously!

In honour of yourself, do something special with YOUR Day!

Charlotte Olympia Shoes #charlotteolympia #shoes, shoes, Charlotte Olympia

I couldn’t resist posting these Charlotte Olympia shoes… We all deserve a pair!
 

Love ~ Light ~ Passion

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The Word Cute…

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

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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.

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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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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. 🙂

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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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5 Things I’m Loving This June…

In Daily Musings on June 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Here are the 5 things I’m loving right now {in no particular order}.

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 Love, love the styling of Ilse de Boer by Cathy Kasterine, for the June 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, UK edition

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 Behind The Candelabra – Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, directed by Steven Soderbergh. ~ This movie traces Liberace’s torrid five years with Scott Thorson, from their first hello to their  bittersweet goodbye.  As Mr. Fabulous famously quoted, “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” And he’s right!  This is a movie I definitely want to see.

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 Capital Jazz Fest, held in Columbia Maryland ~  one big jazz party.  The festival features over 30 national acts on two big stages.  I will be in attendance this on Saturday {weather permitting}.  I hope to have some fabulous photos to show you after the event.  Click on the link to see the amazing line up, Chaka Khan, Robert Glasper, Ledisi, Will Downing, just to name a few.  I’m looking forward to this one.

BasAcc Universal Stylus - Overstock ~ $3.82 on OverstockMy Universal Stylus set, which I just ordered from Overstock.com for only $3.82 {yes you get 10 of them, one for every day of the week and then some!}.  I love the Diva colours.  I need these to use on some of my drawing apps on my iPad {plus they’re great for customers to sign their signatures with, when I make a sale while using my Square credit card reader}.  If you want a bargain, Overstock’s the place to go!

Ghana Must Go

This month, I’m looking forward to purchasing “Ghana Must Go” by Taiye Selasi ~ This riveting book has gotten rave reviews, both in the UK and here in the U.S.  {The following is reproduced from Amazon book description} The central character Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before.  A must read if you ask me!

I could quite easily, list 5 more things, but I think this will do for now

Have yourselves a Fabulous Tuesday!

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

Maylana 2013

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Do You Bazaart?

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

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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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Maylana’s Monday Musings…

In Daily Musings on June 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

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Hi Darlings! I hope you had a fabulous weekend, enjoying the lovely weather.  Unfortunately I had dental surgery on Saturday, which actually wasn’t as bad as expected. I am a little swollen, and have some pain, but overall I feel quite good.  My dentist gave me some great pain meds to boot, so it wasn’t all bad 🙂

Here’s me after surgery, by the time I got home, my right cheek looked a lot like Alvin’s {the chipmunk, for those who didn’t get that one}

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I did get a lot accomplished, while recuperating; I had a mini photo shoot to distract myself from the discomfort, of a few beautiful and unique items, which will  be added to my Etsy boutique later today.  There will be an accompanying blog post about said items.

Two of the items will be the fabulous Sika dresses, which I have previously written about; there has been a lot of interest on my blog regarding these beautiful dresses, and I finally have two originals available for sale.  So for those of you who have been emailing me about them, they have finally arrived.  Read original blog post here.

I’d love to wish you a Fabulous Monday, and a very Productive and Amazing week

And remember…

You are loved

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