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Happy Birthday Zora…

In Daily Musings on January 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

Zora Neale Hurston, #zoranealehurston, Harlem Renaissance #HarlemRenaissance

Today is the birthday of a literary legend, and one of my favourite authors, Zora Neale Hurston.  Born January 7, 1891, Ms. Hurston became one of the leading voices of the Harlem Renaissance, after arriving in New York in 1925, when the Renaissance was at its peak, becoming one of the most widely acclaimed Black authors in America, from the mid twenties to the mid forties. 

I have a small collection of Ms. Hurston’s books in my own library, my favourites being, Their Eyes Were Watching God {one of her most popular books}, Dust Tracks On The Road and Wrapped in Rainbows.

In her honor, Google created a Google Doodle to commemorate what would have been her 123rd birthday.

zora-neale-hurstons-123rd-birthday-5830801295933440-hp, Harlem Renaissance #ZoraNealeHurston, Zora Neale Hurston

To find out more about the life of Zora Neale Hurston, and her work click here

The Return…

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

Loving life in Sepia #maylanascloset #style #chic

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!

Maylana's Closet Logo

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 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.