Pool Party Chic

07.29.14


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Ain't no party like a cool pool party, cause a cool pool party don't stop! Especially when you're dressed to kill and blowin' up on the spot! Nothing on this planet makes me happier than daytime carousing - particularly whilst in the sun, scantily clad, at the same time libation abusing! A gathering of such tenor beckons regalia of the highest - meaning, your splashiest of essentials that leave you looking your finest! This occasion requires 2 styled looks: on the deck + in the pool - so you'll need to plan accordingly in order to keep your cool. A fabby frock bursting with color and verve - paired with geometric sunnies + double brass cuffs are sure to garner returns on your swerve. A vibrant bikini chicly shaded by a straw zapata-style hat - will no doubt deliver demanding attention at that!

Take note and follow suit - for my authoritative take on Pool Party Chic deserves a bow + a salute!

Lilly Pulitzer Eaton Shift /  Linda Farrow Luxe Sunglasses / Holly Westoff Brass Cuffs / J.Crew Shattered Swirl Bikini / Straw Zapata Hat

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Must-Have Summer Jammies

07.28.14


Set NO.1 - a colorful picking for the girls with an eye for splash and willing to spend a little extra cash.

                   T-Back Cami with Shell Bra $48   //    Neon Aztec Pajama Shorts $72

Set NO.2 - A caszh-comfy set for your typical night with support up-top that'll be sure to excite!              

                               40% OFF this set with code BIGTIME until tomorrow 7/29

Set NO.3 - A night-time playsuit boasting all kinds of comfort... no pulling, no squeezing just a rad + breezy structure! And along with it, a Plum Pretty Sugar Sleep Mask (a MUST in my nighttime kit)

Set NO.4 - Last but not least, this sets got some spunk with a print only a grouchy old hag could seriously debunk. It's one that'll send you to a mental vacation...off to the tropics, sipping piñas, mules + margs without ANY hesitation.

Fashion
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Million Dollar Cobbler

07.24.14


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Pie Lovers, beware! Dabble with my Million Dollar Cobbler only if you dare! This sweet summertime staple always wiggles it's way onto my menu - I've made it for parties, picnics, potlucks + served it at fancy venues. No matter the crowd, this cobbler is always met with wild applause - and inevitably leaves people licking it off their lips, fingers, face and schnoz! I know this recipe by heart and can whip it up with my eyes closed - I've made it with every make and model of stone fruit + berry combo to which I'm not opposed. It's a foolproof home run - and a summery sweet that's loved by everyone. I'm endlessly hounded for this recipe every time I sever it - so I'm sharing it with the world because you know what, y'all deserve it!

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Million Dollar Cobbler:

  1. For the filling: Mix the cut up stone fruit, berries, lemon zest + juice, flour, sugar + melted butter a medium baking dish.

  2. For the Crumble: In a separate bowl add the brown sugar, white sugar, flour, salt, rolled oats stick of room temperature butter + cinnamon. Knead this with your hands until all ingredients are incorporated + crumbly. Sprinkle the crumble over the filling + bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Filling should be molten + bubbly, the crumble golden brown + lightly crispy.

  3. For added flair, serve warm with a scoop of really good vanilla bean ice cream.

I hope you give this the old college try - once you do, you'll be so delighted you'll probably cry!

Your welcome!

XXX

MRS

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A MRS Lyssé GIVEAWAY!!

07.23.14


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Another prezzy for my peeps, the second of the week - this time, a double-product giveaway that'll totally make you freak! Here's the deal: you get an outfit just like the one i'm donning (minus my MRS scarf + bibbly-baubles, those and the heels are the items I won't be spawning). Now let me tell you, Lyssé doesn't kid around...the comfort of their clothes leaves me panting + on the ground. They keep everything held together, all tight + snug, without making you feel like your one big chubby mother slug.

Alongside the outfit, you'll receive my NEW book - all signed by yours truly + off to the prettiest shelf alongside your very best cookbook! So don't waste any time, take a looksie at what Lyssé New Arrivals you're craving, follow these rules to enter + your on the winning trail a 'blazing! 

Best of luck! Xxx

MRS

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Denim Diagnostic

07.22.14


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Denim, jeans, heck... even dungarees - this highly celebrated category has scads of devotees! What's more is that these days this category of clothing has grown to be quite vast - why, the days of one make / one model have since been surpassed. For all intents and purposes one could safely don denim every day of the week - never repeating the same look + always pass for chic!

Thus I give you my Mrs. Ann Taylor Denim Diagnostic - a 5 look low down that's both MRS-ish and quixotic! It's no secret that denim is wildly versatile - not to mention, casual, chic and down right discernible.

Shop All Looks > Ann Taylor

Polka Dot Shirt / Super Skinnies / Brown Sunnies / Pink Pindot Shirt / Zip Pocket Skinny / White Sunnies / Denim Skirt / Signature Tote / Stripe Sleveless Shirt / Boyfriend Jeans / Navy Belt / Suede Heels 

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Bikini Ready - GIVEAWAY

07.21.14


For us ladies, the weeks leading to Summer are all about priming + peaking, anything it takes to get the best toning and tweaking. And although all is usually well by that first week of June, it's mid to end of July when we begin to get a tad out of tune. That said, for those of us with a handful of beach days left in our basket, we've gotta get ourselves on track and avoid becoming one big buns + burger magnet.

All jokes aside, this cleanse is one heck of a course - it'll have you waving a grand ole goodbye to all that mid-summer remorse. Unlike most cleanses you're allowed TWO meals per day - the third is replaced by a smoothie full of whey! The smoothies are delicious, the bikini sticks are a hit - there's even a bikini passport that is full of all kinds of fit-wit.

For 15% off your BikiniCleanse box use code BCXMRS15  here!

For a chance to WIN a complimentary bikini cleanse: 1. comment below with which swimmy you'd rock once you cleansed away (perhaps add in a little rhyme for shits + gigs) 2. leave your email address, twitter or instagram handle so we can contact you and 3. go support the BikiniCleanse crew by liking their fabby Facebook page here

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Summer Scents

07.14.14


There's no easy way to put it, the Summer heat can bring some serious stink. Whether it's musty, sand-ridden feet or a family of dirty swimsuits that got left in the laundry room sink. Whatever the case may be, stink is not tres chic. So i've done a simple compilation of what does it for me - both for the home + personally. Because summertime jaunts aren't always nice + breezy, we all need a few squirts of the a #MRSapproved to keep pass-byers from getting queasy. 

Enough of the foul talk, go on + get pretty! Dazzle up your home scents too - shoo, shoo! Get busy!

Xxx

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Mrs. Campfire Cordial

07.10.14


What better way to prep for a Summer weekend than a grand Campfire Cordial? A gathering of all your neighborhood pals + a few toasty tipples makes it all the more social. Perhaps this MRS is the perfect gal to bring along on your holiday staycation - P.S. did you dare miss my latest roundup of glam-camping? It musn't go without some full-fledged campfire libations. In case you didn't know, she's a recipe right out of my newest cocktail book, oh shoot I leered you in, now go on + take a look!

So whattya say? Is this THE weekend to host a friendly bonfire - I say a hundred times yes...bring on the booze and the comfy attire!!!

Happy Sipping! Xxx!

Your MRS

Cocktails
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GLAMPING

07.09.14


All hail my fellow glampers - the gals who bring glam to the campsite to avoid all the typical dampers. I mean something's gotta give because chillin with the bugs all day just isn't happenin' - so I say FIRST bring on the good stuff THEN let's go camping!

A detailed checklist for your convenience:

1. The Glamper - aka the NEW airstream bambi

2. The Guard-Bird - large, plush flamingo to guard the door from danger

3. Bonfire Log - for late night warmth, smores + storytelling

4. Rad Rug - to roll out in or outside the glamper

5. B-fly Chair - an uber chic butterfly chair for loungey-like circumstances

6. Clam Shell Pool - a plastic sand pit that doubles as a fabby, portable pool in the summer heat

7. My Book - for some guidance on how to booze + shmooze once the sun sets

Enjoy!

Xxx

Leisure
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WET-tastic!!

07.08.14


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Do you make like Moby Dick? Do you live the life aquatic? Well then of course you don a  wetsuit when you frolic! Nowadays this species of gear is wildly at the ready - heck even your sister Sue paddles out passed the jetty! I must say, if you're going to wallow in the waves you ought to do it right - zipping yourself into one of these bad boys and you're bound to look dynamite! Who cares if you flop about like a seal pup or even sink - at least you'll look good while splashing around in the drink!

Surf's Up!

XXX

MRS

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Fashion, Leisure, Australia
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The Summer Baby

07.07.14


Ok mama's it's time to raise your hand high and own up to it because I KNOW i'm not the only one willing to admit! Shopping for your children is a heck of a lotta fun - especially the itsy-bitsy little ones! The smaller the cuter, no matter the price. It's like finding a mini pot of gold in a ginormous stack of white rice. So here's to all you mama's looking for a little splurge - to get your Summer baby in a 'fit he/she totally deserves! 

Xxx!

Color Cued Dude: Hat / Tee / Pants / Shoes

Garden Gal: Tunic / Chambray Bloomers / Shoes

Swim Diapers all here Swim Trunks left. middle. right. Swimsuits left. middle. right.

Fashion
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Mrs. Grand Marshal

07.02.14


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I weep for the ones who don't get to partake in the small town 4th parade - I mean, it's almost MORE American than fresh squeezed lemonade! Every year my family, along with every other person in Sahn Diago - line the main drag and patriotically cheer on this festive fiasco. Nary a year passes that we don't see the same thang - but believe it or not it always ends with a celebrated bang! One day, perhaps when I'm at my cutest, old and gray - I hope to be the MRS Grand Marshal of this 4th of July Parade! If granted this wish, I'll solemnly swear to don my patriotic best - and lead the line of festive carnies as they lead their troupes Americana zest!

 

Fashion, Leisure
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BEER-ritas!

07.01.14


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Theres nothing more American that a big batch of Margaritas - especially when you mix beer and exotic tequila! This year why not ring in America's birthday with something different - after all, it's better to be festive than obvious and deliberate! If you haven't already (gasp!) I beg you try - My Mrs. Señorita Spin / aka: BEER-ritas are next level, those in the know are keen to why! It's that fabby frozen Marg that we all know and love - but that extra beer float takes it from push to shove! Every time I whip up a batch - I get pummeled with praised and pats on the back. To say these are a summertime crowd pleaser would be a wild understatement - and I'd be a bold faced liar if I said they really weren't the GREATEST! This 4th, do your country proud and kick things up a notch - serve your patriots some frosty BEER-ritas + drop it like it's hot!

Senorita Spin Beer-rita 
Serves four

Ingredients
6 limes, juiced and zested
¼ c. agave nectar
½ c. tequila
½ c. simple syrup
Pinch sea salt
2 c. ice
1 Modelo beer
Lime wheels for garnish (optional)

1. In a blender, add juice and zest, nectar, tequila, simple syrup, and salt; blend on high for 30 seconds.

2. Stop blender and add ice. Puree until smooth.

3. Pour into mugs until half full, then top off with beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.

XXX

MRS

Cocktails
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Summer Polishes and Baubles

06.30.14


Allow me to introduce you to a few of my favorite Summertime friends. They are the gals responsible for my various sunshine-y trends. Nothing looks (and feels) better than your very own glammed up hands - bright, bold, or subtle will always defend and command. So here go the introductions, be sure to pay attention, because each and every piece is worth a special mention...

Mrs. Hollywood Glam: Holly Westhoff Cuff (25% OFF with code mrslilien25) + NARS Polish

Mrs. Sweet as Honey: BaubleBar Script Name Cuff + Deborah Lippman Polish

Mrs. Beach-y Babe: AURÉLIE Cuff + Essie Polish

Mrs. Nature Embracer: Winden Embrace Cuff + elf Polish

 

Fashion, Pharmacon, Beauty
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The Summer Face

06.25.14


It's a 'must-do' routine, a daily regimen and one totally worth the summer haul - A'MEN!!!! It'll have you feeling more rejuvenated than ever, knowing that your Summer face is on + displayed whenever, wherever, and for whomever.

Welcome yourself to the MRS. Summer skin regime: there are 6 MRS essentials that do it for me - the hottest commodities that my Summer face totally needs. It thrives off a good bronzing, thick lashes + luscious lips. But what would a true sunny-months face be without rosy cheeks + perfectly manicured brows?! 

Think about it. Get it. Master it.

You're Welcome.

MRS

Beauty, Pharmacon
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The NEW Kitchen Necessities

06.24.14


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Long gone are the days of the electric can opener + counter-top ice crusher - there's a new class of kitchen necessities ready to discover! Sure, some are my personal faves / things I can't live without - others are things I too am desperate to bring about. What's not to love about colorful rolling carts + candy colored bar stools?! Not to mention hanging fruit baskets + housing for those paper towel spools! You can't forget about a that fabulous countertop novelty light - or that sensational speaker that serenades your dish washing night. What ever your fancy, one things remains undoubting - spirited kitchen loot is certainly worth scouting + touting!

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Interiors
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Party Like A Pineapple

06.23.14


It's really no secret that i'm crazy about the pineappies! They are bright, sweet + make me all kinds of happies! So when a few of my all-time fave gals (the sisters, creators + founders of PARTYSKIRTS) hit me up with their new pineapple party line - could you blame me for wholeheartedly indulging in this little obsession of mine?! As for most fabby finds, I am inclined to share with all of you so you can throw a party that's 100% MRS approved!

Go on peeps, party like a pineapple!!

Xxx

SHOP PINEAPPLE PARTY GOODS HERE!

 
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Backyarding Essentials

06.19.14


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When it comes to backyarding, there are a slew of essentials - ones that'll have you on your knees bowing to your sacred outdoor temple. There's truly nothing more satisfying at the end of a long day than taking a jaunt to the patio, where friends + cocktails await. I must remind you to take a close gander at some of the items I have recently gathered for they are strategically + brilliantly scattered. From vintage dishware to modern torches to a fine pair of "I spy-ers" - the items you ought to really look out for are the ultimate outdoor beautifiers! The floor pillows, I speak of, had me at first glance. I mean, you don't just come across something like this by CHANCE!

So I worked a little magic and got you all a special code - it runs til the end of June and will have your heart ready to EXPLODE! Here's the deal: 15% OFF + FREE SHIPPING in the Gallant + Jones Store. What are you waiting for?! Go on + get shopping you fabulous little patio wh*res!

Enter code: MRSLILIEN at checkout.

Xxx

MRS

Vintage Lemon Plates / BinocularsFloor Pillows

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Fabulous Flank Steak

06.18.14


Vegetarians, close your eyes! For this is one meaty treat that just may bring you to your demise! Whether it's an ordinary Tuesday evening with the neighbors or I'm hosting a HIGH gaggle of players - this Fabulous Flank Steak always delivers delirious commentators! I must say, I've really taken the time to perfect this over the years - and I also must say it garners + deserves raucous cheers! I'm endlessly hounded for this recipe every time I sever it - so I'm sharing it with the world because you know what, y'all deserve it!

 

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I'm a die hard charcoal girl, I always will be - everything else is just sub par and, well, silly! Once your coals are piping hot and turning white - slap this baby down and watch it sizzle + ignite. Close the lid and walk away -flip it over (ONLY ONCE) 5-7minutes later, don't delay! Once this magnificent morsel is done, be sure to let her rest - giving her 10 minutes of 'me time' before slicing is really best.

I do hope you give this a whirl I promise you'll never be the same - serve this to your guests + brag about how you stepped up your grilling game!

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House Guesting

06.17.14


House guesting is something I take quite seriously, all the preparatory hours the host/ess puts in doesn't come as a mystery. The apps warm and ready, the drinks perfectly stirred - how else do you think party-perfection occurs?! If the idea of house guesting is new to you, join in the fun and do it too! Of course the gifting depends on the person at hand,but I hand-picked some goods that put to shame the bland. Bright and punchy JA beach towels are pretty freaking rad, alongside a swan pool floatie (if there's a pool at the pad). A deliciously scented candle can really make a gals day - to get all the end-of-the-party stink away. My most enjoyed pair is the cocktail shaker con vintahj linen napkins, a duo that'll really show the hostess what's happenin'.

XXX

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