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Posts Tagged ‘Shopping’

Splash Print Leggings…

In Daily Chronicles on November 28, 2014 at 4:13 pm

 

H&M Leggings, leggings, black leggings

If you’re looking for a pair of inexpensive funky leggings, these just arrived via H&M. They were $7.95 down from $17.95 {sale ends tomorrow}.  The quality is lovely and the splash print looks even better in person.  Shop yours today here.

Also, remember tomorrow is Small Business Saturday.  Shop your independent small business retailer, whether online or brick and mortar; it’s important as it’s the beginning of the holiday shopping season, small businesses really depend on you.  You’ll love the unique and one of kind items you’ll find for yourself and for holiday gifts.

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Walking in Fringed Leather…

In Daily Chronicles, Maylana's Dream List on October 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Zara Leather Poncho

This Zara fringed leather poncho needs no explanation… It is GORGEOUS!! It is EVERYTHING!!! I’m hoping it’s still available during the big Zara sale, but somehow I doubt it!  Available at Zara.com ~ $249.00

Zara Leather Poncho

 

Zara Leather Poncho

 

A Miracle Dressed in Red…

In Beauty, Daily Musings on October 6, 2014 at 5:57 pm

L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur

I was having lunch with a friend yesterday, when she mentioned how great my skin looked. After thanking her, it wasn’t until later on that I realized I forgot to mention a fabulous new product which is now part of my make up routine.  In part, my skin is looking great  due to my coffee scrub (yet  to be named) which I have been using for the past month. Coffee has been absolutely fantastic for my face and body. My  face is definitely smoother and my pores are smaller.  The product I’ve been using is L’Oreal’s Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother.

This product is unbelievable!! It literally creates an air brushed effect on your skin.  It comes in a cream or an oil free gel, which is the one I use, due to me having a true T-Zone.  How did this all come about?  I had run out of my beloved Pore Minimizer by Clinique, and due to minor surgery, I just could not get to my local Macy’s, so off to CVS I went.  I had just seen the commercial with Eva Longoria the day before, and my interest was peaked.  Well…  I was pleasantly surprised when I gave it a try; the label touts “the 30 second miracle” and I have to admit it’s true.  My t-zone instantly disappeared, my pores were smaller, my skin literally appeared smoother before my eyes!! My make up blended  more evenly with less work, and I also applied it on top of my make up for good measure.  I must say I absolutely love it!  I got about 4 hours out of it before I needed to touch up again, which for me is fantastic, as my skin tends to shine after a while.

This little gem is on the expensive side ($25), but I had two CVS cash coupons for $5 and $2.50, (I rarely shop without coupons!) compared to $18 for my Clinique product, but I assure you a little goes a long way.   I’ve had Miracle Blur for about 2 weeks now, and I don’t think I’ve made a dent in the tube.   I also purchased it because CVS has a fantastic no questions asked return policy, and my only risk was having to take the time to return it to get my money back.

If you’re looking for a product to give you that air brushed look and take away the shine, Darlings… This is it!!

The owner of Maylana’s Chronicles was not compensated in any way by L’Oreal or it’s subsidiaries for this review.

Birkenstock Love…

In Weekend Chronicles on July 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Birkenstocks - Arizona Silver

 

You’ve just got to love Birkenstocks.  They have been around since the beginning of time. (at least it seems that way, I think Moses was wearing them!) A shoe that most of us would not have been seen dead in 20 years ago, but has now become an iconic style statement for every Stylista worth her salt and a wardrobe staple.

I myself own a couple of pairs, which I bought back in the mid 90’s and early 2000’s, way before they became the trend of 2014.  They are still  going strong today, and are in great condition.  The original Birkenstock, appears to be a shoe, that no matter what you do to them, they still keep going, and the comfort factor cannot be denied.  I think that’s why hippies loved them way back when.

A few companies have jumped on the Birkenstock “style” band wagon, Zara, Target, Steve Madden to name a few, creating their own version of this comfy shoe, but in my opinion, nothing beats the real thing.  Created in 1774, when Louis XVI ascended to the throne of France, a history tidbit that really has nothing to do with this post, but I thought I’d throw it in for good measure!

I don’t think this unlikely style statement is going anywhere any time soon.

You can read more on the history of  Birkenstock here and get your Birkenstock groove on here and here

Birkenstocks - Arizona Silver - Side View

 

Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor

All That Glitters…

In Weekend Chronicles on June 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

 

Tory Burch Espadrilles

 

With Summer officially 6 days away, maybe it’s time to add some serious sparkle to your life.  These sequined Tory Burch Mischa Espadrilles just might fit the bill.  Sequins combined with a summer classic, guarantees you’ll walk with a sparkle in your step.

Tory Burch Espadrilles - Grey Sequins

Available at toryburch.com

 

Cat Eyed Mirrors…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on June 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

Fancy - Pretty Woman Mirror

I subscribe to Fancy.com, online and on Instagram, and found this gorgeous piece of mirrored art during my morning scroll this morning.  I absolutely love it and know it would look fantastic with my decor at home.  Unfortunately, I am not willing to pay $555 for it… Wow!  It is a beauty though.  If you’re so inclined, you can find it here

Wishing you a Beautifully Blessed and Gorgeous day!

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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

Banana Republic, Marimekko & Me…

In Daily Chronicles, Monday Musings on May 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

 

Banana Republic & Marimekko

Well Darlings, I for one, cannot wait for the release of the limited edition capsule collection from Banana Republic and Marimekko.  Now this is a collaboration I can work with.  I will have my Banana card at the ready, especially for the skirt above.  I love a full midi skirt with side pockets, which is always a classic and timeless look.

Marimekko’s signature bold prints have graced clothes, fabrics, furniture, and tableware; and now Banana Republic has collaborated with the Finland based brand to come up with what in my opinion, will be a sell out collection {especially that skirt!}.

The two looks below are also on my radar, I’m loving  those cropped pants!!

Set your smart phone/tablet a few days ahead, to remind you, the collection debuts in select stores and online May 22.

Banana Republic & Marimekko 2

 

Banana Republic & Marimekko 3

 

Have yourselves a beautifully chic day!

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Sunday Best…

In Weekend Chronicles on May 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

 

Yellow Tea Cup - Compressed

Hello my Darlings…

Once again, it’s been a busy time for me, with an extended business trip to New York, and due to all manner of interruptions, I have not had a chance to blog in the last couple of weeks.  Keep in mind, I’m always thinking of you, always writing and drafting articles, which will be released in the future, or may even become an eBook.  It was important to me, to wish you a very cheery and bright Sunday.

This gorgeous yellow cup was a great find at HomeGoods.  You can go crazy in that store (as well as Marshall’s and TJMaxx) if you’re not careful.  I collect teacups and teapots (it’s the Brit in me) and could not walk away from this beauty. It’s a gorgeous addition to my collection, and to me, it represents the yellow daffodils and tulips, which are in abundance right now, and the steaming hot summer yet to come.

If you’d like to see more of the gorgeous pillow, pop over to my Etsy Store

And remember…

 

Be Your Kind of Beautiful

Love ~ Creativity ~ Peace

Maylana - Cat Eyes

The Obsidian Cuff By Stanmore… Fabulous!!!

In Daily Musings on April 17, 2014 at 11:04 am

Obsidian Cuff, ofakind, jewelry, One of a kind #jewelry #obsidiancuff I just saw this beauty on Instagram, which was created by Stanmore NYC for Of A Kind, one of my favourite, what I call blog stores; and fell completely in LOVE.  This cuff is simply GORGEOUS!!! The other word I am looking for is FIERCE!  This truly is a beautiful and elegant piece of art.  The black obsidian stones—with their flecks of white and pounds of  chicness, will definitely spark a conversation.  I have one last gift card from my birthday to use up, which I’ve held on to, in order to treat myself to something really special, this just might be it.  Available at www.ofakind.com Obsidian Cuff, ofakind, jewelry, One of a kind #jewelry #obsidiancuff   Obsidian Cuff, ofakind, jewelry, One of a kind #jewelry #obsidiancuff

Have yourselves the most chic and gorgeous Thursday

Maylana - Cat Eyes