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MRS Lilien Does KSNY



I just LIVE for good party + ESPECIALLY when I get to play hostess! Kate Spade New York’s latest bible: ALL IN GOOD TASTE was the subject of my feted hocus pocus. Housed in their glittering gem, their 4-story Madison Avenue flagship store - elements pulled from the book were splayed from floor to floor for ALL to adore! Happy guests sashayed through the doors intent on getting their hands on the latest volume. I held court on the main floor, sipping bubbles and chirping with amongst the fanfare like a bobbling MRS balloon! The fun I had gushing with guests about ALL things ALL IN GOOD TASTE - was a delight in and unto itself, and a topic I could discuss for days upon days! Fear NOT should you have missed the soirée… You can read all about my pre-party prep in a 4-page spread. 


The anatomy of a hostessing uniform typically gets over thought; making for a stress-laden hostess that’s frazzled and distraught. A worthy hostessing ensemble should be flexible enough for the highest of occasions as well as casual-chic situations. A hostess’s uniform must always be simple but statement-making. Allowing for piles of accessories that’ll make her look positively breathtaking! Going all black, doesn’t mean going all BORING. Contrarily, black can be BOLD, bowed, striped, mixed n’ matched, leaving onlooker’s jaws stuck to the flooring! 

Fashion, Leisure

NYC, I'm on my way!



What takes 10 hours, but cost's you a day and a half?? Traveling non-stop from Hawaii to New York! Oh my GAD!! In a few hours time I'll be making my first journey back to the mainland mothership. I'll be in NYC freezing my tan off and indulging in a wondrous week long trip! I've quite a marvelous itinerary planned. Everything from playing, sweating, shopping, co-hostessing, eating, and sharing my exploits on my insta-MRS-gram! It's been 7 months since I've worn pants, let alone HEELS! The whole winter coat thing has me in fits of giggles and squeals! It's been almost a year + a half since I've been in the big apple; I'm panting to see whats new for me to peruse and sample! 

Have you any new haunts that I mustn't miss?! If so, well go on and DISH!

And, should you see this tropical MRS sashaying the city sidewalks, gimme a shout, a wave, a wink, and directions to your favorite little shop!

Bits + Baubles Bag / Valley Eyewear DB Sunglasses / Kate Spade, Dani Heels / Rodin, Lip Balm Ring / All In Good Taste Book / Lele Sadoughi, Pave Mega Slider Bracelet / J.Crew Down Vest / Fur Earrings / Merino Wool Culottes / Michael Kors, Fur Keychain / Michael Kors, Bedford Wristlet / Loeffler Randall Lou Flat  / Bottega Veneta Cashmere Wrap Coat

Fashion, Leisure

A HAUTE Halloween Guide: Drinks, Costumery, Decor + More!


GUYS!'s time to play dress up, trick-or-treat + act goofy.Time for us "older" folk to trade in the candy for some fun + seriously festive social boozery! 

So here she sits... an inspiration guide just for YOU! I'd advise it best you tip toe your way through and prepare yourself for quite the view! 

Creepy-crawly but tastily enthralling! I promise you this, spirit sipping will never feel so utterly fitting! 


Gold Metallic Paper Straws via Oh Happy Day

 FREE Spells & Potions Bottle Label Printables via Hostess With the Mostess

Creepy Crawler Red Rum via Martha Stewart

 10 Halloween Drinks for the KIDS via Top Inspired

(Others not pictured)

Monster Straw Ping Pong DIY via A Subtle Revelry

 Spooky Spiked Dirty Chai Latte via Sugar and Cloth

10 Halloween Cocktails via Town & Country

GONE are the last-minute pick ups of Halloween store remainders - do right by old Hallow + give her something tasty to swallow! Promise? You must! Anything sans thought is 100% transparent and a total bust. Even I (an awful + impatient DIY-er) will find a way to get myself inspired! If not for my own costume-winning prize, than to ensure a big proud smile across the faces of my little guys! Now allow me to expand - EVERY item need not be made my hand. Piece together items from the places you'd normally look last + I guarantee you'll find a way to transform it. Jawdrop...wait for it...GASP!!! Pinterest is such one massive treasure chest, so I've picked, prodded + sorted through to a few things that left me the utmost impressed!


Glam Goddess - last minute DIY via Martha Stewart 

Witch's Limbs - Find some old striped stockings or knee-highs + pair with trick-or-treat comfort approved Pumpkin Tieks!

Crystal-Lined Masquerade Mask via ETSY

Lauren Conrad's DIY Mermaid Costume

Beauty Mark Temporary (WATERPROOF!) Tattoos - via Mr. Kate

(others not pictured)

10 Great Couple Costumes via Brit + Co (My right hand gal + her beau are included in this! #10!!!)

For the Trés Chic + High-Fashioned Gal Pals via WhoWhatWear

Perhaps the house could use some adorning...the kind that get's the kids (or you) chipper, cheerful and no longer mourning. When time is short and tempers are shorter, practicality is key in avoiding possible torture. Something as simple as self-decorated balloons or pre-made monster frames to hang in just about any room! 

Here's a coveted list of store-bought decor and DIY's because sometimes we just have to learn to do our best with whatever our timeframe complies:


DIY Balloons - Pretty Self-Explanatory...take a SHARPIE and go at it!

Picture Frame Monsters via Pinterest

Balloon-Dipped, No-Carve Pumpkin DIY via Paper & Stitch

(other ideas I adore)

My FREE Mrs. Pumpkin Carving Templates

Bat Silhouettes (cut out + tape to wall, windows, mirrors, etc) via Tumblr

DIY Sidewalk Skulls via Hello Lucky 


Cocktails, Fashion



When all else fails, throw a tassel on it! Preferably one with charisma + an enviably high-spirited enigma. Whomever said inanimate objects can't speak for themselves - I firm fistedly oppose!!! My stance is unyielding + THIS is how it goes... 


EVERY object you own should bring forth copious amounts of joy. We all know this, yes? If not, then it'd be my highest recommendation to engage + employ. Here's the thing - what if an object we once loved is beginning to lose it's ever-joyous bling?! That's where the chains come in - the chains of LOVE... they will solve this very problem and it'll feel something like a highly intoxicating hug. So ditch the drink + choose your friend and you're one step closer to a blingless bag on the mend!


SOPHIE HULME star eyes X SOPHIE HULME flower power X ANYA HINDMARCH traffic cone X SOPHIE HULME mrs. jones X FENDI crystal crocodile X SOPHIE HULME squid tassel 

Baubles, Fashion, Gifting
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