Fall 2014 Loafers


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  


5 Ways to FALL UP your Home



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!




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


Fall Attachés + Aromas



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


My September To Do List



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!




#MRSapproved Labor Day Sales


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


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!!


SERIOUS Pleasure



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!!




Monthly MUST for your inbox


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!



Mrs. Lipstick



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!!)




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!



Mrs. Approved Storage Vessels



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


Back-To-School MOM


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

Mrs. Working Girl



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

Take Me Away: Attire Guide


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


A Chardonnay A Day



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

Mrs. Chain Gang



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.



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

Fashion, Baubles

MRS. Picnicking Essentials



Hi ho the derry-o a picnicking we will go! Whether you spread out on the sand or a grassy plateau - I've compiled the essentials that you'll want to bestow. If you're a diehard beach goer, then a Beach Sheet, insulated tote + baby powder should be mainstays in your kit. A parkster at heart? Then a sturdy picnic blanket, classic basket + a can of wetones is your go-to equip. Regardless the setting one thing's for certain - a multitude of fabby paper goods are essential for any outdoor eating excursion! With Summer nearing a close, you best get picnicking - and if you're the type that needs an extra push, well... I'm absolutely insisting!

Tally Ho!


BEACH: The Beach Sheet / Harlequin Paper Plates / Yellow Scalloped Paper PlatesYellow Scalloped Paper Napkins / Harlequin Paper Cups / Insulated Tote Bag / Baby Powder

PARK: The Grass Is Greener Picnic Blanket / Black Scalloped Paper Plates / Gold Stripe Paper Plates / Black Scalloped Paper Napkins / Black Scalloped Paper Cups / Picnic Basket / Wet Ones

Leisure, Interiors

Mrs. Lilien's SoCal Paint Palette



Tah-dah!! Herein lies the newest and most smashing paint + wall paper palette for Farrow & Ball - I was bestowed the high honor of curating the SoCal City Palatte, and today I'm sharing it with y'all!! If you're unfamiliar with this bespoke British brand - they are the makers of fine designer paints + papers that beckon a high demand. Our fabby collaby is special indeed - I'm their SoCal ambassador, a position that's pretty darn sweet! I've thoughtfully selected a collection of paints and papers that I feel best represent my SoCal habitat - the double palette above is spot on and makes me happy-clap! The SoCal Succulents + Sunsets collection is vibrant, warm and punchy - it encapsulates this region's extraordinary personality which is both lively + sunny. The SoCal Surf Report embodies the brilliant blues of our beloved Pacific - a palette thats clean, serene, deep + terrific! I could not be more thrilled about these palettes I've created - I hope you take the time to peruse this collection that I've passionately illuminated. If your space in which you occupy is in need of a SoCal revamp - I invite you to explore these custom Farrow & Ball palettes that bear my MRS stamp!

There's more splendor on this Farrow & Ball front that I'll be sharing soon - you'll be patiently attentive whilst awaiting my surprise, I presume.

In the meantime, find endless inspiration here, and lose yourself on this fabulous blog : The Chromologist


Birthday Swan



Wait, I didn't think it was even possible to turn 35!! But, come this Sunday it's happening, pending I survive! To be honest I don't feel like an old hag - but I have no doubt the younger sect may think "what an old bag!" What ever the case, one thing remains - my one and only birthday wish is the same. If you've been a long time reader, then you're familiar with my deepest obsession - this SWAN PEDAL BOAT looms large as my most aspired affection. Nary a year has passed that I haven't prayed hard to the Birthday Fairy - but alas she never delivered... I'm assuming the reason being unfavorable + budgetary. Nonetheless this year is no different - I'll be asking for the Swan Boat (again!!) in hopes of feeling euphoric bewilderment. If you have a chat with the Birthday Fairy DO put in a good word for me - I've been a really good MRS all year, I guarantee! 





Mrs. Back To School



The kids are headed back to school, it's time for claps + cheers - but first we've got to load them up with all the proper gears! With lists to consult and endless products to buy - our frenzied heads are spinning, it's no wonder why! In saunters YOOBI, the sweetest school supplies you ever did see - stealing the show, and making our back to school shopping as easy as can be! With pink glue, and markers of a different palatte - it's a no brainer to make them a new habit! Whats more, with each item purchased another is donated to a classroom in need - thus making it all wildly worth it indeed! So either run to your nearest Target or click here to load up: YOOBI



What a Tassel!


I've come to the conclusion that August is a battle - i'm struggling not to get overly tassled! But they just keep finding me! Everywhere I look - another tassel for the books! I'm head-to-toe tassel-tastic, one of my ultimate fave looks. What in the world is a life without the frills, the colorful explosions give me all types of thrills!!!

Tassel your way through this very Monday!


Tassel Keychain #1 and 4 / Tassel Keychain #2 and 3 / Neon Tassel Clip-Ons / Tassel-Tie Patio Gown / Tassel Bracelet / Tassel Sandals


©Kelley Lilien 2008-2013