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Too Late Marimekko…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on May 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Banana Republic & Marimekko Polka Dot Dress #bananarepublic #shopping, banana republic, Banana Republic & Marimekko, Marimekko Well guess who overslept and woke up at a 7:00 a.m. to try to snag that gorgeous Marimekko skirt from Banana Republic, only to find out that the sale was open to card holders (which I’m one) 2 days early, and that it was the first item to go!!!!  This is what happens when you have too many things going on at the same time!! I need an assistant… Stat!

I was able to snag the strapless dress, which if I like it, will become my Saturday running errands dress.  For all of you who were able to grab the skirt… Congrats!!  I do have several skirts in the same style as the Marimekko skirt, so I’m not too crushed about it.  Apparently it’s also in stores, but I really don’t have time to run around looking for it.

Banana Republic & Marimekko Polka Dot Dress #bananarepublic #shopping, banana republic

Banana Republic & Marimekko

The 2 days too late skirt!!!

Wishing you a gorgeous and blessed Memorial weekend.

and remember…

Life is too short

Lana May - May 22.2014

Get A Matchstick…

In Daily Musings on February 25, 2014 at 10:33 am


Monserat De Lucca Bracelet, Matchstick Bracelet, #bracelet #jewelry, Jewelry, Maylana's Closet #maylanascloset

I love Monserat De Lucca jewelry.  Their creativity is so unique and eye-catching. Do you remember the tape measure bracelet? Loved it!  Here’s another gorgeous piece which caught my eye while browsing on Pinterest.  This beautiful matchstick inspired bracelet is available as a set of three at ShopBop.com.  Go ahead… treat yourself

Monserat De Lucca Bracelet, Matchstick Bracelet, #bracelet #jewelry, Jewelry, Maylana's Closet #maylanascloset

Shoe Dazzle’s Bow Tie…

In Daily Musings on October 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm

 

Shoe Dazzle

If you’re looking for a lovely ankle boot, and don’t want to make a serious investment, try the Alecia ankle boot, available at Shoe Dazzle.  At a mere $46.00, you can afford to buy both colours {I’m loving the fuchsia!}  This little beauty is very elegant with a 5″ heel and 1″ platform, topped off with a demur bow at the heel.  Wear this ankle boot with a pencil skirt {with a nice kick pleat in the back of course} and a lambswool  or cashmere turtle neck sweater, or pair the skirt with a fitted jacket {leather would be lovely}, then add a motif tee for a fun yet chic look.

Available at Shoe Dazzle

Ooooh Shoxie…

In Daily Musings on March 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Shoxie Dress

 While going through my Instagram feed, I discovered the lovely boutique Shoxie!  When I saw this wrap maxi dress I was completely bowled over.  At $125.00, I think it’s a steal in order to look gorgeous, for the upcoming summer affairs, where you want to look simple, yet elegant, and very nicely put together, without too much fuss.  I’ve got my eye on either of the black and white striped dresses myself, or maybe the coral… decisions, decisions.

How would I wear? Sky high wedges and a neon clutch (post coming soon); topped off with my Tom Ford red lipstick in Cherry Lush, and I’m good to go 🙂

Make your way to their lovely online boutique here or click on the dresses above to be taken right to them!

LL

Countdown To The Target & Neiman Marcus Collaboration…

In Daily Musings on November 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Happy Monday Dahhlings, well believe it or not this is Thanksgiving week! Where did the time go?   A moment ago we were simmering to a boil in 100 degree heat, now we’re staring Thanksgiving and Christmas in the face. Did this year fly by or what?  As you’re well aware, this is the official start of the holiday shopping season. What are you treating yourself to?

This brings me to the legendary partnership between Target and Neiman Marcus, which starts December 1, could there not be a better pairing? Two of my favourite stores to say the very least.  For me this is nothing short of BRILLIANT!

This is such a big deal that the purchase quantity is limited to 5 per item {no fighting ladies!}.  With 24 of some of the most leading designers, such as: Derek Lam, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Brian Attwood, Alice+Olivia, the list goes on, this is sure to be one coveted collection.  {and of course they’ll show up on eBay at some astronomical prices}.

Are we going to have another Missoni for Target stampede, which crashed Target’s website for hours?  Stay tuned!

For more info on this legendary collaboration click here

Happy Monday Luvvies, have a Productive, Amazing and an extra Chic Monday.

 

Toting My Own FNO…

In Charities, Daily Musings on September 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I just received my Fashion’s Night Out tote bag from QVC {Ordered it on Thursday}, who powered the fashionsnightout.com website for last week’s event.  I must say I am surprised that the quality is as good as it is {which it should be for $50!}.

It’s manufactured by Brahmin {pricey handbag company} from heavy-duty cotton, with really nice quality soft leather handles and side accents; not the cheap crappy stuff.

The best thing about this tote is, that the net proceeds raised from the sale of this Vogue designed bag, will benefit “Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, the charitable initiative of the CFDA Foundation, Inc.

For your own tote click here.

To find out more about the CFDA Foundation click here.

Maylana’s Theme…

In Daily Musings on August 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

Happy Wednesday Dahhlings. I have quite a few new followers and I want to Thank You all so much, for taking the time out to read my posts, and for your follows.  Above is a collage which gives you a small snapshot into who I am and what I do.  My day usually starts off at 6:00 a.m. with a 30-45 minute walk/run, a healthy breakfast (most days); then it’s hours of online research, finding tidbits of inspiration for my blog posts, as well as being out and about networking, and absorbing the outside world, which is one massive blog post in itself!

I also have an online store of the same name www.etsy.com/shop/maylanascloset, which consists of vintage, handmade, and All Things Beautiful™ (more items coming soon).  There’s also my original boutique www.maylana.com which is now for promotional purposes.  My company originally started with crochet accessories and now includes iPad covers (Look out for this Fall’s crochet collection).  From there, I started my blog, then I opened my online vintage store; so far it’s been an incredible ride.  I’ve met some wonderful and supportive like-minded people along the way.

Why is there a pink typewriter you ask? I have a passion for old-fashioned typewriters.  Not long ago, I was able to pick up a Remington Noiseless for $7 at a garage sale (which you can see above) and I’m now on the hunt for a pink Royale (which I’m finding out are pretty expensive on eBay!).

You’ll rarely see me without my Prada Baroque sunglasses, I love those things; they are a true statement accessory, they are ME!  Oh, and I love Peonies and Sunflowers; and of course, I always deserve new shoes!!

It was difficult to choose which collage to include, so I included them both; they’re pretty much the same with some variations.  So there you have it, a teeny tiny glimpse into the world of Maylana’s Closet.

Again, Thank You so much for following.  Have yourselves a fantastic Wednesday!  Smooches!

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!

Walking In Flowers…

In Daily Musings on May 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

5/ 24 Update: I just found out from fellow fashionista, Evy, that these are now on sale at Nordstroms for $59.00!! Get yours @ www.nordstrom.com limited sizes.  I’m sure they’re on sale at other websites too; I’ll let you know.

I’m just loving the Herena floral print shoe by Aldo. Very much in tune with this season’s bright colours floating around this spring and summer season.  For your outfit, I would suggest you pick a neutral colour as your base, pick one of the colours in the shoe if you like, this way you won’t look like a walking botanical garden.  Make these shoes the statement of your outfit.

Price: $90.00

Available at www.aldoshoes.com

Got Black Milk?

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on May 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

Happy Friday fabulous people!  Those who know me or who’ve been following my blog, know I adore Jeffrey Campbell shoes/boots. The Lita shoe boot in all it’s variations has been a mild obsession of mine to say the least. Well Mr. Campbell has done it again. 

This time JC has teamed up with Black Milk Clothing to bring you the most creative limited edition boots seen in a while, with their screen printed comic strip artwork and psychedelic prints; these will surely become collector’s items. 

All your favourite Jeffrey Campbell styles, the Lita and the Night Lita, which is part of the heelless trend we are seeing lately, has had a rather artistic makeover.  Now as much as I love the heelless trend; I’m not sure if I’m actually going to buy a pair ( though I really want to) this is a shoe I’m going to have to try on to see what form of balancing act I’m going to have to perform in order to actually wear them.  No online shopping for these babies. I may stick with my Lita’s; it’s just a matter of deciding which print.


Pre-order yours at www.solestruck.com 

Also see the gorgeous screen prints on leggings, tee shirts, dresses and other clothing at www.blackmilkclothing.com

Well daahlings, have yourselves a glorious and blessed weekend, see you soon.

Smooches