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It’s A Wrap or is it a Poncho?

In Daily Chronicles on October 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Poncho, Wrap, #poncho #wrap, Zara #zara

Browsing through the Zara website, I found this lovely go to item, and now I’m totally in love with this poncho/wrap.  I love the earthy colours; you can do a lot with this, throw it on over a pair of skinny jeans and a chunky turtle neck, add a pair of Minnetonka knee-high fringe boots, and you’re off to the races! At $49.90, the price isn’t bad either.

Available here.

 

Zara, Wrap, Accessories, #zarausa #wrap, #outfit

 

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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 Gorgeous Wednesday…

In Daily Musings on May 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Evy Shoes

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

Maylana's Closet

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Zara Spring Things…

In Daily Musings on April 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Zara Shocking Pink Suit

Happy Wednesday Darlings, here are a few of my favourite things from Zara. I’m totally in love with this fuchsia pink suit, talk about making a statement when you walk into a room. Yes, all eyes will be on you!

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Loving this double-breasted waistcoat, I love the extended cut of the armhole, there’s so much you could do with this; dress it up or down, a classic go to item.

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Looking for that easy to wear, comfy weekend dress? well here it is!  Also comes in Coral and Makeup (nude).  As I’ve said before, yellow truly is the colour of the season!

Long Asymetric Tunictunic side

Cocktails anyone? Be the belle of cocktail hour in this little yellow number.

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Add a pair of silver strappy shoes to any of these ensembles, a must have in any Stylista’s wardrobe.

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all items available now, at Zara

Well we’re nearly half way to the weekend,  I hope you’re having an amazing week so far.   We’re supposed to hit 75 degrees in DC today,  so I’m going to try to enjoy the sunshine, while I can, because who knows when it will disappear again!

Be Creative, Be Inspired,  Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

Maylana's Closet

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Monday Musings, Blog Shop And Other Things…

In Daily Musings on April 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Maylana's Closet

Hello Darlings! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend as I did.  You’ll be happy to know that the Maylana’s Closet Blog Shop is finally open! Right now the bangles shown above from my “Touch of India Collection”  are available for purchase; there are also a pair of exquisite earrings {seen in 3rd pic below, 5 sets available) also for purchase.  There will be more eclectic and beautiful items coming to the Blog Shop very soon.  Click on the link above, and let me know what you think.  Please bear in mind, it’s still a work in progress.

Pedicure

Part of my weekend was spent pampering myself, so I decided to give myself a pedicure. Color used was Estee Lauder Béte Noire ,{dark purple} with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top coat. {Sandals are by Zara, circa 2009} Ladies, pampering yourselves on a regular basis, is conducive to your well-being, it’s a must!

Maylana's Closet

I plan to invest in a tripod very soon, so that I can start taking full length self portraits with my Canon T3i; I realize fully now, that as a blogger, a tripod is your best friend!  In the meantime my trusty iPhone is going to have to do.  Here’s a peek of what I’m wearing today.

New York Tee Shirt

On Saturday I decided to represent my 1st adopted home, New York!!! It was where I lived, my first 15 years in the U.S.  I truly miss living there, there is nothing else like NYC! {click on the link, to hear my favourite New York song}.  So with a pair of scissors, I slashed the neck of this tee-shirt, and I was on my way; having my own personal New York minute.  I hope to take a trip there soon, great blogging material there.

I did not get a chance to participate in the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday {I found 1000 other things I needed to do}, but I’m still hoping to bring you some gorgeous photos at a later date.

To round things out, I found this quote on Pinterest and simply love it…

Love

Have yourselves the most fabulous Monday; make sure that YOU make it Amazing!

Maylana's Closet

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I Love Emilio Pucci…

In Daily Musings on November 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I just found these Emilio Pucci boots on Lyst.com ~ I’m totally in love with them! They’re the perfect reddish-brown, with an oval toe and stiletto heel, to wear with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans, black Zara turtle neck {with button cuffs} and a fur waistcoat!  We keep it simple Dahhling!

If you want to check out my Lyst collection {my other addiction, along with Pinterest}, visit me here

To purchase these babies {Yes they’re a splurge at $590} click here

Update ~ November 4. ~ I just found them in black… Love!

Smooches Daahlings

Autumn Transitions…

In Daily Musings on October 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

After the extremely hot and humid summer we had {100+ degrees, 20 straight days} I’m actually glad Autumn is finally here, with temperatures ranging between 65 and 75 degrees.  The mornings are now chilly {at least between 35 and 50 degrees} so you now have to dress in layers; but by mid morning/afternoon, its blue skies and gorgeous temperatures.

Here are some of my suggestions for key autumn transition pieces. I know you must have some variation of these looks in your closet.

Purple!! One my absolutely favourite colours. And yes, I will be creating hats similar to this one… Love It!!!

My best purchase of the season ~ Zara Studio Coat which is now sold out

The Maylana’s Closet “Grand” Cowl ~ 85% Wool, 15% Alpaca ~ More colours on the way!

Always have a pop of colour!

oversized sweaters, cowls and extra long scarves are must haves!

Very much in love with these Steve Madden “Fraankie” Boots ~ For $150 they’re a great purchase, compared to others. ~click to buy ~

This is is going to be an ongoing post, I will be posting more ideas for your fall/winter wardrobe, as well as posting some of my own key pieces.

The Georgetown Experience…

In Daily Musings on April 16, 2012 at 11:27 am

 

I wanted this dress, but of course, they were sold out and would not remove this one from the window, which was my size...

Happy Monday dahhlings, I hope you had a beautiful and fabulous weekend.

After a really crazy day on Saturday, I decided to be spontaneous and venture down to Georgetown in Washington, DC, with its chic stores and cobbled streets (side bar – never ever go into Georgetown in clog heeled sandals).  Going into Georgetown is always a harrowing experience, hence why I hardly go down there.  Georgetown was fun and a mistake at the same time.  It was great because I got to visit some of my favourite stores,  Anthropologie, Zara, Cusp and Hu’s Shoes among others, and do a little shopping; now here’s the downside; Georgetown’s crowded cobbled streets are not meant for heels of any kind, it is strictly a flat shoe kind of town. 

Those same cobbled streets will cause your feet to start screaming and you’ll also be spending most of your time conducting a high wire balancing act on those cobble stones.  On top of all of that, there were what appeared to be thousands of people, most of them college kids on spring break, and then there was the awful traffic with drivers trying their absolute best to run you over.  If you’re going into Georgetown to shop, you’ve got to go early and be out of there by noon (remember this was a spontaneous decision on my part).  You’ll also find that Georgetown is like a black hole, it’s a hassle getting down there (no metro and driving is a nightmare, your only sane option is busing it, the Circulator is best); and definitely hard to get out of (can I get a bloody taxi please!!!).

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, I certainly did, minus the trek to Georgetown.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous, there was no need to stay in.  It appears we’re going to have this weather until at least Wednesday.  We’ll see what mother nature decides to throw our way after that.

Wishing you a fabulous and glorious week!

Chloe, Diane & White…

In Daily Musings, Maylana's Dream List on April 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

I just love these Chloe dresses! They look so light and airy and extremely fabulous with their fine accordion pleats.  I think you’d look stylishly cool attending a outdoor summer wedding reception in one of these.  I wonder if Zara or more likely BCBG Max Azaria will recreate a similar dress?  These two among others tend to copy straight from the runway, or maybe it’ll show up next year at the Chloe outlet in Woodbury Commons, NY, that will be the only way I’m getting one.

Diane von Furestenberg S/S 2012

If you’re looking for something nice and crisp to wear while out meeting your best friend for brunch at Bouchon Bakery in New York, one glorious spring Sunday, you can never ever go wrong in this beautiful white Diane Von Furstenberg dress.  Diane’s iconic wrap dresses are forever classic.  Similar styles are available at Zara’s, Topshop, H&M and the like, if you’re trying not to break the bank.

 Note: Because I’m not from the U.S., the  whole not wearing white before memorial day doesn’t apply to me,  who created that law?  I’ve read the history, but as far as I’m concerned it doesn’t apply.  Live dangerously, wear white whenever you like!  Always remember, a Diva sets her own rules, she never ever follows!

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I’m Just Loving…

In Daily Musings, Maylana's Dream List, New Loves! on February 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

This beautiful card my sister sent to me, congratulating me on starting my blog:

From the Fabulous Al, Thanks Luv! Yes we ONLY drink Champagne!

These fabulous Shades:

I think these are going to be my new summer shades, put the Pradas to rest for a while. Very 70's retro.

 
Yesterday, I treated myself to a new Mac Lipstick, called MAC Red, I’m into movie star reds right now and loving this one. I’m using it with MAC lipliner in Brick.  Retiring Ruby Woo for a minute. I’ll take a pic soon and let you see what it looks like.  It’s fabulous Dahhlings!
 

Such a fabulous colour!! Beware! Red lipstick is not for the faint of heart!!! Only the confident need apply!

 
This is going to be my next red lipstick, oh yes it is!!!
 

Tom Ford Lipstick in Cherry Lush - $45

 
  
These patent leather Louboutins.  Oh a girl must have her Louboutins!
 
 

Beautiful Louboutins

  
 
The new Chloe fragrance – L’Eau De Chloe
 

I quite like this. A perfect Spring fragrance - Made with 22 percent natural rose water. This could become a classic.

 
The colour of this Chanel bag:
 

Gorgeous!! Another "Dream List" item

 
 HAVE A FABULOUS WEDNESDAY!