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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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Love This Dress!!!

In Daily Musings on May 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I love everything about this dress and the photography.  I love the way the photographer captured the dress, like a beautiful exotic bird, spreading her wings, showing you what she’s got! Stunning! 

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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

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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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TopShop Does It Again!

In Daily Musings on April 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Top Shop Jacket

Happy Monday Luvvies! After a glorious sun filled Saturday, we steadily went down hill from there. Today is cloudy and rainy, but nevertheless, it’s an amazing Monday.  My sister scored this gorgeous Asian inspired jacket at TopShop last week.  Nothing beats the original TopShop flagship store in Oxford Street, London.

I remember going to TopShop as a teenager many moons ago, using my well-earned pocket-money to buy the latest trends.  Even now, TopShop is always on my radar when I go back home to London, because I’m sure to find a few pieces of unusual clothing/accessories to bring back.  What I love about TopShop is they do not repeat anything, once it’s gone, it’s gone!

I’ve visited TopShop in NYC , but in my opinion, they’ve been unable to replicate the vibe of the Oxford Street store.  Beautiful clothes though.

I’d love to wish you the most Fabulous and Productive week, see you soon

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

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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}.

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A Gorgeous Weekend Was Had…

In Daily Musings on April 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm
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Wearing a vintage beaded scarf I picked up for $4!!
Also wearing earrings from the Maylana’s Closet “Touch of India Collection” coming soon.

Hello fabulous people.  This morning truly looked like spring had finally sprung! After a gorgeous Saturday, a grey and dreary Sunday, today truly is starting out to be absolutely gorgeous.  Can we finally exhale our collective breaths that spring has arrived?

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 I had a terrific weekend, I went scouting for vintage finds, at one of my favourite spots in Maryland, and came across a few goodies.  I found this gorgeous brand new sequined French Connection dress, with tags, which retailed last season for $248, selling for under $100,!!!  Alas, it was not in the Maylana’s Closet budget!

Liz Claibourne

I also found this gorgeous Liz Claiborne ankle length coat dress for under $5!!  I have not been a fan of Liz Claiborne for a number of years now, but this dress was too fantastic to resist.  I’m going to wear this unbuttoned up to the thigh with shorts underneath, cinched at the waist with ankle strap flats or high heels depending on my mood, and then paired with a colourful clutch. Very 50’s.

Those of you who follow my blog, know I love Instagram {as well as Pinterest!}; here are some of my weekend images. If you’d like to follow me on IG, you can find me @Maylana.

I hope your Easter weekend, was as blessed, fabulous and productive as mine.  Wishing you a Glorious Monday and a Fantastic and Amazing week.

Love ~ Light ~ Passion

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Posting For No Other Reason…

In Daily Musings on March 28, 2013 at 10:16 pm

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Other than, this is a fabulous shot! Just had to post… Love it!