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A Stylish Return…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on July 9, 2012 at 9:30 am

It’s been one busy week! After finishing up a contract, going to lunch meetings to discuss where I’m taking the Maylana’s Closet empire next; taking numerous photos for my Etsy store (still in uploading phase, its never-ending) and then on top of that melting away in 100 degree heat! I think I have good reason to be MIA the last 4 days.  Well I’m back, rejuvenated, creative juices flowing and ready to roll! You may have noticed a few minor changes.  I’ve finally figured out how to add a tag line to my site “Living Out Loud ~ Today and Every Day” It’s a motto I’ve been living by for the last couple of years and it’s served me well.

I’ve also added a Blog Shop page; watch that space {visit it now to see a beautiful outfit from the Alexander McQueen resort collection}; lot’s of beautiful things coming soon. It will be a duplicate of some of my Etsy store listings which contains vintage items, but there will also be new/preloved items which don’t come under “vintage”, Etsy is very specific.  I will also be showcasing huge colourful crochet cowls and hats created by me for Fall/Winter 2012. My About Page has also had minor tweaking.

I was going to write a whole post on my new HP TouchSmart 520-1070 computer, but for brevity, I’m now only going to dedicate a small amount of space to it. Of course that’s my new baby above and below.  All I can say about it is I Love It!!!  It arrived on Friday and I’ve been in love ever since. It has all the bells and whistles, multi-touch screen, wireless mouse and keyboard, 2 TB hard drive, with 8GB of memory; it’s like one giant iPad if I want it to be; and I now feel like I am blogging in true style :-).  As my sister stated, it’s “A sexy bit of kit” what does that mean? well in Brit speak it means it’s a beautiful piece of machinery. It’s black, sexy and chic, like a classic Chanel dress! for more info visit www.shopping.hp.com/

I hope you had a fantastic weekend as I did, even while wilting.  Today I woke up to 72 degrees, though humid, it was a relief!  Let’s hope this cooler spell lasts for a while.

Wishing you all a fabulous, productive and amazing week.

Smooches Dahhlings!

Goodbye Folk Bespoke…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on June 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

Last night I found the most amazing bespoke shoe store on Etsy called Goodbye Folk who are based in Mexico City.  In 10 days you can have the most beautiful custom-made shoes in your possession.  My favouites are the robin’s egg blue ankle booties above, (I’ve been having a serious blue moment lately!) lined in gorgeous red leather, priced at $350. 

I would wear these booties with some blood-red or wine coloured tights; a vintage oversized men’s Aran sweater, probably in camel, and one of my oversized cowls which I happen to have in a contrasting blue/or one of my sleeveless fur vests, and with that I’ll be on my way!!  I will be treating myself to these beauties!!

In my opinion their shoes could be unisex, if you’re into brogues and low heeled booties.  The collection so far are mostly men’s shoes and boots, with a few women’s styles sprinkled in.   At this time they only have 27 items in their boutique; but they are 27 beautifully well made shoes.  Let’s stay tuned to see what else they come up with.

I’m also very much in love with the red patent and the floral brogues above, among a few others which have caught my eye.

Visit them at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/goodbyefolk

 

All photos: Goodbye Folk

Colour Block Monday…

In Daily Musings on June 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hi Daahlings! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine was a very productive one.  I spent most of the weekend taking photos of my inventory for my new Etsy store (now to upload!).  As some of you may know, taking photos of clothes (or anything you want to post online) is a very time-consuming business; you’ve got to take a few shots in order to get 1 good one; so when you’re trying to add at least 5 images of an item, that’s a lot of shots.  I hope you’re weekend was as productive and lovely as mine, and that you are going to do wonderful things in this new week.

I found the photo above on one of my favourite sites, Pinterest, the yellow dress, the turquoise bag, the shoes, this photo is in my opinion, Perfect!! This is what colour blocking is all about. I thought it was the perfect image for a Monday morning.

This is my mood for today:

I hope you will be too!

Also, remember to enter the Maylana’s Closet L’Oreal Giveaway https://maylanascloset.com/2012/06/20/maylanas-loreal-giveaway/ ~ Ends Friday June 29th.

 Happy Monday and have yourselves a stylish and magnificent week!

What Did You Do…

In Daily Musings on June 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

 This weekend?  Did you make the most of the last two days?  Did you accomplish everything you set out to do?  I hope you did.  Are you energized and ready to take on the new week?  You better be, because it’s here!!! I had a great weekend.  I spent a lot of time sourcing inventory for my new Etsy boutique www.etsy.com/shop/maylanascloset   The downfall of shopping for inventory; is every gorgeous piece I find, I want to keep it for myself!

As I was writing this blog post, I received an email that I had just sold the Diane von Furstenberg dress I had listed on Etsy! My first Etsy sale!!! I wanted to pass out, I could barely concentrate on finishing this post… Wow what a feeling!

Searching for good quality vintage is a full-time job in itself.  You come across a lot of rubbish, but amongst all the garbage there are some true treasures to be found, and boy did I find them, especially on Sunday.  I love what I do, and my clients love what I do, so it makes it all worth while.  I plan to bring fantastic pieces to you on a regular basis.  In the next few months, watch out for beautiful items, that will be arriving  from Portobello Road market in London, courtesy of my sister, who is the ultimate style trendsetter in her own right.  Keep watching this blog, I’ll let you know each time I upload something new.

I love the rollers!

We’re at the start of a new week, let’s make it superb, with some fabulous and marvelous thrown in for good measure.

Peonies I bought yesterday. Did you treat yourself to some flowers? If not treat yourself today!!

Have a blessed week Dahhlings!

Love & Light!

A Good Girl Welcome’s You Back…

In Daily Musings on May 29, 2012 at 9:40 am

My new journal

Hi Diva’s, Bombshell’s and Gentlemen, I hope you had a marvelous long weekend.  For me it was absolutely fantastic! I got some sun, accomplished quite a few projects and overall got the rest I needed.  I haven’t had a break since January.  Being an entrepreneur, blogger and all around woman of substance is a lot of work! I’m now refreshed and ready to take on the world for the next 6 months!

One of my projects was to open my Etsy Store.  I’m performing a soft opening right now, with just a few items.  I hope to have my grand opening (more items) within the next week or so.  I should also have my store banner up soon.  Take a peek at www.etsy.com/shop/maylanascloset There is a 10% discount for all my Blog Followers, FB, IG and Twitter friends.

I just love this quote from my new journal

While on my travels I came across the cute journal above, which was on sale for 3.99!!  I actually picked it up because I liked the pop-art cover and really thought it was a novel of some kind (the title really attracted me). I was pleasantly surprised to find out, it was an actual journal and the icing on the cake were the quotes within:

 These are just a few of the  quotes inside (there’s about 100 pages).  We need to remind ourselves of these and any other motivational quotes on a daily basis.  If you haven’t already, it’s time to make the next 6 months matter, make something extraordinary happen.  No more procrastinating, we’re nearly 6 months in.  What will you have to show for it?

Enjoy your first day of many wonderful things to come.

A Cookie For The Fabulous…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on April 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm

 

I heard about these cookies inspired by the latest Celine “It” bag and had to conduct my own research.  I finally found them on my all time favourite shopping site, Etsy.  Those who know me, know I purchase from Etsy often.  I’m always searching Etsy for that unique item to buy and/or blog about.  I wouldn’t even know what to do with myself if I ordered these cookies!  Do you eat them? Do you have a glass of milk with them? (champagne would be my choice) Do you put them in an airtight glass case and admire them? What do you do? 

 The owner’s name is Kristie who is based in New York.  Kristie’s cookies are the most beautiful and adorable creations I’ve seen in a while.   These cookies are probably the closet I’m going to get to the lastest Celine handbag right now (though I do own a gorgeous vintage one from the 80’s), so I may as well indulge.  

These delicacies are available at Pea Pods Cookies @ http://etsy.com/shop/peapodscookies 

Enjoy the rest of your fabulous Hump day!

A Bubble Gum Pink Wednesday…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on April 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

 

Update 4/11:  It’s seems everyone is in love with my green Longchamp bag, which has overshadowed the pink clutch.  Thanks to everyone who complimented it. Unfortunately this colour came out about 3 years ago, therefore it is no longer available.  Longchamp always creates an extra special colour each season.  The colour I love right now is the orange, which will be a lovely pop of colour for the summer.  See collection here:   http://www.longchamp.com/en/le-pliage-women-255.html

This was supposed to have been yesterday’s post, but it was a long and crazy day of wearing many hats.  There are lots of exciting things happening, I’ll fill you in when everything has been confirmed. 

I’ve added yet another vintage handbag to my ever-expanding collection. I received my lovely new vintage clutch from Adrian Company Vintage, who are located on Etsy.  Thanks Olga for the speedy shipping.   The clutch is a gorgeous bubble gum pink  and really soft.  This bag is definitely from the 70’s with its chevron stripe and wrist strap. 

Do you remember your mum going out and  carrying one of these? If you ‘re a child of the 70’s like I am, then you certainly do!  It’s going to be one of my go to bags when I’m having a Diana Ross 1970’s moment.

 Adrian Company Vintage has a lovely assortment of vintage clothing and accessories on Etsy; beautifully curated at great prices.

Visit them at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdrianCompanyVintage?ref=ss_profile

Have a fabulous hump day Dahhlings!

Clutch To Me…

In New Loves! on March 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

 

Browsing through my favourite shopping site, Etsy, I  came across this darling little shop by the name of Quistt. Quistt sells a wonderful array of adorable clutch bags and small accessories.  The owner, Patricia Quist -Therson, a native of Ghana studied Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.   However, her passion for fashion, moved her to design her own line of accessories.  You can see her African influence and architectural training shining through her designs.  I’m loving her wooden handled striped clutch which is in line with the bold print themes floating around this year. 

Wooden Handled Clutch - $50.00

Red Clutch - $40.00

Visit Patricia’s Etsy shop @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/Quistt?ref=seller_info I think you’ll love what you see.  

As a small business owner myself, I am all about supporting and promoting women-owned businesses.  Ladies, let’s get out there and support each other, we have no problem buying from our favourite high-end fashion stores; and there is nothing wrong with that, but take a look at what your small independently owned boutique has to offer, you’d be amazed at the quality workmanship you’ll find there.  Every Saturday is “Small Business Saturday” where you should go out and buy at least 1 item  from an independently owned business.  We need you.

Happy Friday Dahhlings!

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I Love My Star Sign…

In New Loves! on January 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

For those of  you who know me, you know I love big statement rings. My rose quartz ring is always a conversation starter and I treasure it dearly (see pic below).  After browsing through my absolute  favourite shopping site, Etsy, I came across this fabulous Aquarius statement ring. I love being an Aquarian, we’re quirky, artistic, kind, moody, forgiving, a whole bunch of wonderful things! The quote by the sellar regarding this ring was perfect… “You know when you’re at a swinging party and some slick stud sidles up with the old school classic, ‘what’s your sign”‘ As far as I’m concerned this ring is perfect for addressing this question with a elegant flash of the hand! For those of you wanting to make your own statement, there are other sign rings, as well as other beautiful and original accessories at LarkinandLarkin at www.etsy.com

My Beautiful Rose Quartz Ring - Bracelet post coming soon!