Mrs. Lilien's FALL UNIFORM

09.16.14


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One valuable factoid that I've learned so far this fall - is that you're basically nobody unless you have a pair of snazzy track pants in your fashion repertoire. This newly revised wardrobe specimen is dominating the scene - popping up in endless varieties from silk, knit, leather, and everything in-between. They can be dressed up or down, worn to work and also uptown. I've included a pair in my FALL UNIFORM as you ca plainly see - I have no doubt that they'll play nice with my current costumery. I've made these mine, by stacking them up with MRS-ish trimmings - resulting in a most splendid autumnal ensemble that's laudably winning!!

YAY FALL!

XXX

MRS

Quay Phebe Sunnies / J.Crew Turner Pant / Gap Chambray Top / Nars Heat Wave Lipstick / Simone Roche Chain Embellished Calf Hair Flats / Clair V Foldover Clutch / Gold Tassel Bangle / Marc Jacobs Petra Nail Polish / Watercolor 360 Stud Earrings / Daniel Wellington Watch

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Halloween Home Decor

09.15.14


I'm all too familiar with the last-minute ordeals, so i'm vowing this year will bare the most timely of decorating skills. All the motivation comes from the kids - their clapping and cheering of all this spook-worthy shiz. For some odd reason halloween loot always seems to vanish the fastest, which can lead to something entirely tragic.

So nip it in the bud early with me this year! How good it will feel for the both of us - we'll jump, clap and cheer! Happy Pickings!

Xxx

Tall Black Candles / Gold Candle Holders / Mr. Skeleton / Target Bulb Lights / Black Gem Table Scatter / Black Lipstick / Aurora VaseGlam Devil Horn Headband / Pumpkin Parmesan Pasta Sauce / Cocktail Stirrers (Set of 4)

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Mrs. Specs

09.10.14


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A new season is as good as any reason to update your specs - and becoming more affordable, you can get yourself an array of silhouettes! This smattering above really caught my eye - not only did I scour low + high - but, I selected all the ones that I'd totally buy! Do yourself the fabulous favor of getting new glasses - you'll be so thrilled you did, you'll do happy dances!

Kimball > Warby Parker / No. 62 > Rowley Eyewear / FDR > Lookmatic / No. 88 > Rowley Eyewear / Jack + Norma > Bonlook / Super Ciccio > JCrew / Annette > Salt Optics

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Come Party with me and FARROW + BALL!

09.09.14


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There's nothing I love more than partying + hostessing - especially when it's launch party grand opening! I've been collaborating alongside the illustrious Farrow + Ball - and now I'm co-hosting this decorative paint + wallpaper company's SoCal showroom opening this fall! It's sure to be a rather colorful + splashy affair - should you be in the vicinity I invite you to join me there! If you are up for the fun, and heaven knows what else - then be sure and RSVP to include yourself!

See you there!!

XXX

MRS

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The TRUTH

09.09.14


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The moment I met you, I knew our family was complete - my third bundle of love, you were so sweet + so petite. You've added endless joy to our family + taught your brother and sister a different way to love - and if that's all you ever do, it's more than enough. You were a surprise addition to our little clan - but you've brought that kind of unconditional, heart-breaking love that only a baby can. We count our lucky stars every day for you - Happy 1st Birthday sweet Trumy-Tru.

 

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Fall 2014 Loafers

09.08.14


Loafers are kind of a big deal these days. Dress 'em up or dress 'em down, they'll fit your every kooky, quirky, (even totally boring) fashion phase! It's all about mixing + matching, color-blocking and pattern clashing. Whatever it takes to WOW the crowd and be crowned utterly dashing

The best selections come out when Fall makes her way back into our lives + orders away our closets full of Summer's remnants and demise.

Nine West Glitter-Toe / Nine West Cheetah Print / Sole Society Micro-Cheetah / Navy Sparkle / B + W Print / Red + Tassled  

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5 Ways to FALL UP your Home

09.05.14


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Who can resist reveling in the arrival of a new season?! It's nearly impossible to avoid and for good reason! My mailbox has been flooded with fall themed catalogs oozing with newness - and my inbox bursting will retail eblasts littered with fall cuteness! With all thats out there I decided to simplify this new season switcheroo - thus my 5 WAYS TO FALL UP YOUR HOME, is here at your rescue! By incorporating these 5 elements into your kit - your house will be 'ALL FALLED UP' and  no doubt a fabulous hit!

HAPPY FALLING!

XXX

MRS

ONE: Candles > Jonathan Adler, Bourbon Pop Candle / CB2, Dalia Candle Set / West Elm, Quilted Mercury Hurricanes

TWO: Throws > White Pom Pom Throw / Marley Yellow Throw

THREE: Andirons > West Elm, Owl Fireplace Andirons

FOUR: Lanterns > Stargazer String Lights / Copper Lantern

FIVE: Soup > Ceramic Onion Soup Crocks / Porcelain French Onion Soup Crocks

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Fall Attachés + Aromas

09.03.14


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Behold! A bevy of bags + scents that capture the essence of NOW - each one different, ladylike and oozing with kaPOW! Nothing screams FALL quite like a brand new bag - and not for nothin' but a new perfume to boot aint bad. These two categories are like carrots + peas - and this fall you'll be needing a new one of EACH! We took to the counters and scoured the shelves - we narrowed it down, and picked up a few newbies ourselves! What ever your persuasion - I'm certain you could find just about anything to better your situation!

Great! So it's settled, we're ALL going to get a new fall perfume and handbag - and we'll tee off this season with something that's worth a brag! 

PRIM + PROPER > Sophie Hulme Mini Tote / Roses De Chloé

BADASS BABE >  Saint Laurent Monogramme quilted leather shoulder bag / Elizabeth + James Nirvana Black

WILD CARD > Céline Luggage Bag in Orchid / TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love

SLEEK + MISTIQUE > Balenciaga Dix Backpack / Stella McCartney STELLA

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My September To Do List

09.02.14


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So... I've gotten into goal setting - it's kept me on point and moving forward without regretting. At the beginning of each month I put pen to paper - recording what I'd like to achieve and of course anything seasonal or major. This month I thought I'd share my MRS intentions - perhaps going public with it may heighten my reflections - forcing me to stick to my word and thus succeed my agendas! All right September, I'm 'bout to give you my very best shot - here goes nothing... I'll give it all I've got!

Speaking of, what's on your monthly to do list? Indulge me, I insist!

XXX

MRS

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#MRSapproved Labor Day Sales

09.01.14


Rounding up a slew of really great Labor Day SALES! See below for direct links to sale items!! Xxx

DVF 30% off "Wear-Now" styles for her
J.Crew HUGE sales + free shipping thru 9/1 for you, your mister and your littles
Old Navy 40% off ENTIRE store thru 9/1 for EVERYONE (even baby)
Stella & Dot Extra 25% off all sale items. Valid thru 9/2

OTHER GREAT SALES AT...

Anthropologie // LOFT // Jonathan Adler // Waiting on Martha // Tory Burch 

Target // Furbish Studio // Birchbox // Tibi // Rifle Paper Co.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our Twitter, Pinterest + Facebook as we will be updating all day on newfound Labor Day Sale fabbiness!!

Fashion
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SERIOUS Pleasure

08.28.14


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Today's lesson is short but SERIOUS - Whilst partaking in pleasure, be sure it makes you delightfully delirious! With summer making it's hasty exit - now's the time to accomplish your pleasure laden checklist. What ever type of pleasure you're so inclined to seek - be sure to do so both diligently and with perfect fun-making technique!

See you in the Fall!!

XXX

MRS

Leisure
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Monthly MUST for your inbox

08.27.14


She's here, she's here + she's on the loose! What are you waiting for?! Go chase her down + we'll call it truce!

For those of you unaware, the Mrs. Gazette is a once-a-month (no more, no less) newsletter directed straight to your inboxes. She sparkles with coveted treasures, fabby fashion sense + all kinds of juicy gossips. She's been gaining popularity since her birth last June so she sure knows how to make the people swoon! 

Seriously. Sign up here!

 

Leisure
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Mrs. Lipstick

08.26.14


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Sometimes a new tube of lipstick is all you need - and now that we're in that transition, finding the perfect shade can be an arduous deed. I've pulled my fave shades of late - a nice little smattering I think you'll find both favorable and great! I'm an astute follower of the statement lip - that said, my picks above boast loads of zip! A fabulous tube of lipstick should last you a long while - just think of it as a colorful investment for your beautiful smile!

 

NARS Heatwave / TOO FACED MELTED Fuchsia / TOM FORD Wild Ginger / BITE BEAUTY Lola (on SALE!!)

Beauty
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Instafriends

08.25.14


As an avid practitioner of the late night/early morning instagram sesh (you know, the one we're all guilty of) with one eye shut, the other barely open - excited for a whole days worth of visual appeal and colorful success. Time and time again, i'm overly impressed by those uber inspiring posts that simply gray out the rest! The ones worth opening both eyes. Shoot, sometimes i'll even wake my mister to show him that days grand prize!! And among my last insta-friends roundup, these 4 fabby picks are among the ones that makes my heart explode and my brain triple it's average tick. Each lovely, inspiring and one of a kind - it's like revisiting a paradise that never loses it's tropical grind. 

Will of Bright Bazaar / Jen Gotch / Gray Malin / Twinterest

And add these two things to your Monday to-do list:

1. Follow these fabulous current faves of mine for some serious daymaking

2. Go on + leave a comment with YOUR faves that you believe to be #mrsapproved, indeed!

XXX

Leisure
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Mrs. Approved Storage Vessels

08.21.14


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When it comes to stowing your loot, it doesn't always mean 'shove everything you own into a clunky plastic bin + call it a day! On the contrary, the need for extra storage can allow for various vessels in which to keep your clutter away. Such vessels can truly be life enhancing - the mere thought of acquiring a covetable cache pot is utterly enchanting. No matter the size, importance or medium - you can easily justify a sacred home that's both proper and premium. I own nearly half of the above + each one holds personal tid bits that I so deeply love. I preach the abolishment of contemptible clutter - and the inundation of splendid storage vessels that set your heart aflutter. Go ahead and lift your shameful hoarding veil - for as long as it's stowed out of sight, you truly cannot fail! 

1. Little Sturdy Drawers 2. Gridlock Neon Wire Basket 3. Globo Box 4. Glitter Canister 5. Touch Tone Wall Hanger 6. Claude Storage Cabinet

Interiors
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Back-To-School MOM

08.20.14


Lets face it, it's not just the kids that are headed back to the school yard - us moms are headed back to the battle field to, reporting for duty, large and in charge! The early morning rigmarole can be utterly brutal - corralling the troops whilst dodging traffic and kid bullets is downright cruel. That said, I've compiled the above smattering with us Back-To-School MOMs in mind - all the key elements have been covered to get us out of nearly any bind! There's the Fierce Mom Goggles to hide our over-tired eyes - while the secret flask bangle equips us with a calming liquid surprise! Of course there's the Unruly Coiffe Tamers + Mandatory Face Paint - both offer returns far greater than their actual weight. Finally + perhaps most importantly are the exit strategy shoes + Leopard Tote with Mom Whistle - both pinch hitters come end of day dismissal. So, before you send your team back to their respective desks - be sure to equip yourself prior to hitting the decks!

 

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Calypso Coral / Sophie Hulme Leopard Tote / Cynthia Rowley Flask Bangle / Slip-On Vans / Ban.do Bobbi Pins / Le Specs Cat Eye Sunglasses 

Fashion, Beauty
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Mrs. Working Girl

08.19.14


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Here's to Mrs. Working Girl, no doubt you know her well - she works hard for her money and boy can you tell! Her desk is always a bit disheveled - her head a little unleveled - but her work kicks ass, leaving many awe-struck + bedeviled. She rarely adheres to systems + silly rules - she sometimes partakes in a little mid-day booze - but that's what keeps her WERKIN, so the heck with those who don't approves!! In a flash she turns it on and then turns it out - she's a wrecking ball of brilliance, an asset no doubt! So, if you happen to pass her in the hallway, slap her a HIGH-five - indeed she'll slap you back, and even deliver a little of her jive!

Super Ciccio Eyeglasses in Walrus / Bobbi Brown, Pot Rouge in Hibiscus / Ban.do 17 Month Agenda / Ticonderoga #2 Pencil / Pink Pearl Eraser / Ban.do Back Me Up Mobile Charger / Ban.do Carryall / Slip-On Calculator / Clade Stapler / Pantone Color Bridge / Ban.do Giant Gem Speaker

Fashion, Beauty, Leisure
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Take Me Away: Attire Guide

08.18.14


In the moments where all life's stressors flee my wild mind, i'm left daydreaming of lavish vacations, hammocks + the world's best wine. My visions have me donning the fabbiest of attire - fabulous from head to toe, a true fashion classifier! Walking the streets of Spain in a flare sleeve + midi or lounging in the French Riviera in my B+W ruffle bikini...

Red Ban.do Twist Scarf / Striped Cheeky Bottoms

SF in the warmer months doesn't always mean shorts + tanks or bright summery dresses. I find a really great pair of wide-legged pants to bring the greatest successes. Pair them with a fun, casual tee and you'll be turning heads like 1, 2, 3. While you're at it throw in a colorful shoulder bag - it'll save you from looking like a colorless hag. 

How about you? What are YOUR fave looks for San Fran this time of the season?

Zebra Wide-Legged Pants / Eyelash tee / Hello World tee / Chambray Wide Legged Pants / Cobalt Blue Shoulder Bag

Fashion
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A Chardonnay A Day

08.14.14


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Just like that key piece in your closet that goest with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, a fabulous bottle of wine can be just as eminent. A go-to bottle should be able to compliment your most basic of pedestrian nibbles and be the cherry on top of something delicious + elegant. Whether serving bites that are salty + savory, sweet or tart - a balanced + veracious bottle of Chardonnay can take mundane fare to the top of the chart. Looking for said stalwart bottle of Chard?! In waltzes La Crema… see that wasn’t so hard! They’ve launched a fabulous new program in which they’ve coined the ‘Virtual Vintner’ - an online wine experience that formulates a new vino variety based off crowd-sourced input + popular vote and thus create + deliver! This new virtual wine making concept taps the minds of their registered online community - they’ll create a new custom wine based off the popular findings, making it a rather unique + exciting opportunity!  Just think of all the fun you could have with a crowd pleasing, custom wine to pair with brunch, lunch and dinner?! And knowing you played a part in the creation would most definitely make you feel like a winner! I know I wouldn’t mind having a fabulous Chardonnay a day - it would certainly turn my monday through friday into a week long soirée!

Cocktails, Leisure
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Mrs. Chain Gang

08.13.14


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What ever the lock it's assigned to, every key deserves a fabulous chain - the power that this accessory possesses  is really quite insane. A MRS keychain reflects that of her true inner spirit - thus said chain is paramount, you must endear it! I say this to you now because I have recently experienced a keychain loss - the depth of my despair over such an item I didn't think was even poss! I've collected the above smattering and all are in the running - which ever one I decide upon, there's no doubt it'll be stunning. I urge you to take a gander at your own key holder - consider it's authority, could it be HIGHER? Should it be BOLDER? I'm sure you'll know right away upon first inspecting glance - and you'll know precisely how to proceed, what ever the circumstance.

You're Welcome.

XXX

MRS

Kelly Wearstler Classic Kiss / Kelly Wearstler Key Hole / Sophie Hulme Bubble Blower / Sophie Hulme Whistle / Louis Vuitton Foxy / Louis Vuitton Swing Tassel

Fashion, Baubles
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