Home Sweet Hawaii



For anyone interested, or those that were wondering - we've made it to our happy place and are blissfully frolicking + fluttering. In just one weeks time we've managed to accomplish quite a bit - we've leisured, lunched, localized and socialized... the littles have been 'Lilo + Stitch'd'! We've beached, bought autos, and delighted in kalua pig tacos! Life back on Oahu has been nothing short of ridiculously amazing - re-uniting with dear friends, paying homage to old haunts, and teaching our mini crew the true meaning of ALOHA has been deliciously exhilarating! Who knows what tomorrow may bring, in fact I couldn't possibly care - just knowing I get to embrace another day in paradise brings me joy beyond compare.

Aloha Kisses


Hanauma Bay (image here) / Fab + Fun + Cheap Sunglasses / Lily Pulitzer for Target Flounce DressDaFin Kicks / Bumble + Bumble Surf Infusion Spray / Truman's Amazing lucha libre Tee / Mr. Turk Sorento Swim Trunks (really the fabbiest on ladies too!!) / Happy Little Coconuts Print / Fiat 500L Easy Collection 4 (cutest little 4 door, 5 seater, zip zinger island ride ever) / Hello Sunshine Key Tag


New Home New Hair



New beginnings + fresh starts give way to many things - embracing the unknown and delighting in all that it brings. Funny how you can shed everything you knew, take a leap of faith - close your eyes, hold your breath, become the face of brave - upon safely landing you come to realize you've found your happy place. There's been a whole lot of that going on lately in my MRS universe - I haven't known this level of peace and freedom in ages which is a gift we ALL deserve! Upon landing on my Island of happy, I felt the biggest urge to shed the dread along with the stress induced GRAY upon my head! Sure I cover it creatively, but truth be told, one can't truly embrace - tropical island goddess status, with a head full of grays! So instead of asking around and yelping for a new stylist - I took matters into my own hands, got me some Vidal Sassoon Salonist in Dark Neutral Blond (7/0) and set forth on my assignment.

The directions were simple and easy enough for this novice DIY-er to follow - plus, the gloves, bowl and brush made me feel like a hair coloring aficionado! I sectioned, and brushed on as directed - contorting my self in ways I've never attempted. I saturated my roots with color cream from front to back and all around - making certain each bit of gray was saturated with the full amount. Thanks to the brush I was able to be perfectly precise - when covering one's own grays it's imperative to use such a device. 

With the clock ticking I forged right with confidence + MRS strength - I incorporated the serum and the pulled the color through the rest of my lengths. I chose to keep my ends a tad lighter - so to keep some dimension to my existing highlighted hair fibers. After just a few minutes I hit the shower - I rinsed, washed, conditioned, and upon first glance I couldn't have been prouder! VS Salonist is a real game-changer - I was able to create the look I wanted while eliminated the gray-haired danger. I felt as though the salon came to me - and the end result was was fab as you can plainly see! conquered my grey, evened out my tone - I kept that dimension, and did it all on my own! Alright, I'll admit... it's a nail biting process - but sometimes you just have to confidently soldier on to reach the highest of hair conquests! 


Thank you Vidal Sassoon for the fabulous opportunity - it's made my long awaited journey even better and ripe with fortuity.


Mrs. Lilien : Open Q&A



Pryers, snoops, yentas, and Nosey Parker’s alike - now is your golden opportunity to prod into my MRS life! Burning desires felt by juicy inquirers are in for a real treat - I’m opening up the lines for questions you beseech. I’ll tell all and prattle my wisdom - of course upon my discretion and in compliance with my MRS-ism. Personal, work-related, general or specific - I will do my MRS best to pursue a handful of picks! My response to you will be a video compilation - from my island to yours, for some added intimation!

Fill out the form below AND/OR tweet @mrslilien on twitter with your question/s! 


Party In Paradise


Once I touched down in paradise, my party bells have gone haywire. It's like the plane wheels hit ground + sparked an inner fire, buzzing and ringing...the volume only gets higher!!! The joy, the happiness and the elation I feel is surely the result of this island's appeal. So here I go throwing myself a little make believe party - every item an obsession that I admire entirely! 9 years it has been since I've lived in Oahu + it's never felt better. THAT for sure won't be argued.

So go along, indulge in my obsessions + let your first party rain down with the grandest of possessions!


©Kelley Lilien 2008-2013