Mrs. Green Bubbles

03.17.14


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Why don't we all try something a little different this year?! I'm thinking green bubbles instead of the usual green beer! As long as it's festive, green and does the jolly trick - I'm almost certain it'd be approved by that Mr. St. Patrick! I say pop a bottle or two and douse it with that green no. 3 - guzzle it down and enjoy a rather elevated St. Patties Day jubilee!!

Oh Joy! Jade Pitcher / Oh Joy! Goblets / Veuve Clicquot

Cocktails, Leisure
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Fuq-et

03.14.14


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Oh what a week... I'm happy to see it's backside - another day and I bet my MRS ship would be capsized. Here's to 2 days of freedom and intoxicants - paired with perfect San Diego sunshine + balminess!

 

KISSES

MRS

Libs

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Fabby Spring Break Spots

03.13.14


All you last-minute Lucys gather round far + wide, as i've thrown together a bit of a surprise! Were you totally stuck - in that just-before-spring dreadful type of rut...daydreaming about how much your Spring Break is going to totally suck. Well wait just a minute my worldwide Lucys cuz this MRS has got a mini guide that'll dry the sweat off your wearisome brow! No, truly!!! I've rounded up three very different picks - I mean, let's face it while some of us just want to down drinks like it's a chore, others would rather a poolside snore or better yet, go explore!

So go on, take your pick!!

XXX 

AUSTIN. BELIZE. PALM SPRINGS.

Leisure
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Make Mine A Midi

03.12.14


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Nary a MRS has been scolded for cutting too ladylike a silhouette - and therefore an investment in a bevy of midi skirts wouldn't bring a sliver of regret. As grand as a maxi, yet more elegant than a mini - in walks the midi and kills it willy nilly! Paired with a suave chambray shirt that's been popped, cuffed + tucked - you've got yourself an ensemble that's tough to trump! If you haven't midi'd yet, well you should - this ladylike silhouette is fab and fab, my ladies, is GOOD!

Striped Midi Skirt / Diamond Jacquard Midi Skirt / Lace Stripe Midi Skirt / Mango Tango Lady Length Skirt / Keeper Chambray Shirt

Fashion
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Spring Trimming

03.11.14


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Ah yes, Spring Trimming, such an exciting time - it's when all the heavy hitters come out to boast + shine! As if they've spent all year waiting to debut - saving up all their chutzpah for this big ballyhoo! The palate is so fresh + resplendent - the style ever bold + especially pleasant. Like little spring chiclets just hatching from their eggs - just begging to be worn on your wrists and freshly-shaven legs! I'd certainly say the above smattering really hit it out of the park - just what we winter dwellers need to set this upcoming season a spark!

Weeee!!!

MRS

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Saved by the BELL

03.10.14


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 When it feels as though fashion has lost its flair, you look to your closet with utter despair - shaking your fists in the air whilst screaming "I'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR!!!" Fret not, there BELL will save you, it's painfully fashionable and debonair! A bold dressing statement I so do declare - yet one that when executed properly will have you lookin' n' feelin' like a hot billionaire!  Take it from me, I'm a true BELL extraordinaire - I rock this look ferociously and confidently sans a care! So the next time your feeling fashionably blue and needing repair - run, don't walk, to the chicest bell and don them if you dare!!

Roksanda Ilincic Bell Sleeve TopJo No Fui Printed Bell Sleeve Top / Rosie Assoulin Striped Cotton Balloon Sleeve Top / Jil Sander White Ballon Sleeve Top / Au Jour Le Jour Duchess Bell Trousers

Fashion
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Aussie Pen Pals

03.06.14


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So if your tuning in just now, you may be a little confused. However those in the know are no doubt most certainly amused. Here lies just yet another layer on our migrant adventure - connecting with the Australian natives is our latest endeavor. Calling all Aussies far and wide - won't you be my Pen Pal? My all-informative Australian guide? We can use all your advice, your input + help - anything you can give us would be totally swell! If you're up for the challenge,  then drop me a line - I've left my contact above, email is fine! I look forward to hearing your stories + advice - for this California girl can't get enough of info about that Australian Paradise!

Won't you be my Aussie Pen Pal, oh pretty please? I promise our back-and-forths will be the bees knees!!

Email me!

XXX

MRS

Rifle Paper Co. / Hello Darling Social Stationery Set

Australia
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Kid's Spring Attire

03.06.14


Now that we're getting near that time to kick winter out the door - it's time to welcome Spring attire into the littles' drawer! Although a sunny dweller myself, I cannot deny the grand + dear spot in my heart for my east coast peeps...that said, I wanted to include options in heaps!! For cold weather and warm, come sunshine or storm - there's one thing to make sure of: dress the mini-you's to the nines + follow the cues of my MRS fashion signs!

Xxx

Girl's Pom Pom headband / Neon girl shorts / Striped Tall socks / Neon tulle skirt

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Fashion
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Mrs. Calypso

03.05.14


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Meet MRS Calypso of St. Barth, a lady of envy indeed - her day’s spent luxuriously leisuring, doddling about on the beach. She takes causal finery to the very next level - mixing + matching like a savvy resort rebel. She makes leisure-chic look effortless + refined - perfectly pressed and prim?! Oh, she hasn’t the time!  What with the surfing, sailing excursions, and exotic terrace-taken meals - from sun up to sun down, she’s kept on her heels. It must be tough being her, a baroness of leisure, a true travelin’ toots - everyone envious of her pursuits and her coveting looks. While a hard job I’m sure, someone’s gotta do it - so let’s commend Mrs. Calypso for rising to the occasion + sticking to it!

 

Indulge in Mrs. Calypso’s closet with a fabby incentive:

Calypso Spring Gift Card / Be sure to enter: GCSPRING2014FB at checkout.

$50 off $300+
$150 off $600+
$300 off $1,000+ 

*exclusions are sale items and some special order furniture

*First time home goods are included 

*Leather and fur also included

*Runs until March 23rd

 

Emder Silk Tiered Dress / Rafia Parma ClutchBeaded Sky Necklace / Tkees Flip Flops / Sunglasses / Maison Janse Palm Tree Floor Lamp / Gary Hanel Surf Board

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A Custom Fit Original

03.04.14


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Have you ever owned a dress that fit like a glove? One that was custom fit, one that you LOVED?! On any given day you could shimmy into it and feel like a cool million - No? "Well that's about to change!"  says your beloved Mrs. Lilien. Enter PIOL, the latest in custom made frockery - an online dress shop that makes to measure and does so properly! The process is pretty fun, and I might add easy - in just 4 steps you've created something custom, chic + breezy! The end result is truly a bonafide original - a frock as unique as you, fabulous and individual! You'd be bonkers not to check it out for yourself - after all, custom made go-to frocks are rather beneficial to one's health!

PIOL Dress

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AniPal Series - February Roundup

03.03.14


HIP HIP FURRAY it's an AniPal roundup!! All of February's furry friends have resurrected, sure enough! I find them to be a softer method of therapy - a bi (sometimes tri) weekly prezzy for you from me!!! Perhaps it's one of those mornings that you spill your coffee, burn yourself with the iron or barely roll out of bed - you just need ONE cheery thing to take away all the dread! Well that's where I come in bombarding your instagram space with none other than one of these fellas - I promise it'll slap ya in SMACK in the face! You wouldn't dare refuse...right? RIGHT! So do yourself a favor, clicky here, and follow along - for an AniPal journey that'll have you bright-eyed and cheeful, right where you belong!

P.S.

Remember that morning I was feeling...FANCY?!

Or that afternoon I was feeling like I just needed a breather...

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Mrs. A-List

02.28.14


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Meet Mrs. A-List, a lady who’s always on her game - she’s a top notch go-to gal, hence her A-List name. She prances about doing A-list tasks - she makes magic happen whilst conducting A-List chats. She’s larger than life, a real tour de force - and she’s always dressed impeccably, of course! Her presence commands attention + she never disappoints - she takes her A-List power seriously, she’s a superior humanoid! Nary a task too complicated, a dilemma too ambitious - Mrs. A-List tackles it all with grace making her look ever so auspicious! If ever there were a gal with which to model, it’s Mrs. A-List - following in her fabulous footsteps would certainly gift your credo a lift!

 

Glasses / Ann Taylor Window Pane Topper / Ann Taylor Bag / Pointy-Toe Wedges / Phone

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Browtastic!

02.27.14


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Brows are the picture frames of our eyes - that said, their importance should come as no surprise! These days over-plucked thin brows are OUT - and it's the bold and the bushy is what we're all about. This doesn't mean you ought to forego shaping + upkeep - on the contrary brow manicuring should reign high on your beauty routine. Should your brows need a little boost due to prior overzealous plucking - fret not, there are oodles of products to keep those frail brows from sucking!! From pigmented powders, waxes + paints - you can beef those babies up with little complaints! So get those babies bushy + bold - if you've been hesitant, well... you've just been TOLD!

Babe-o-licious Brow Gal / Tweezerman Slant Tweezer / Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors + Brush / Anastasia Brow Gel / Too Faced Brow Envy Eyebrow Kit / Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift

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Puffer Pairings

02.26.14


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Tired of old man winter?! Ready to rock spring's splashy hues?! Finding with the inclement weather difficult to do?! Well, here's what you do... Indulge in something bold + flashy, something springy + new - pair it with a puffer and you kill two birds with one shoe! Toss on a pair of big sunnies + fabby flats - and you've got yourself one heck of an ensemble at thats!! It's okay to cheat on winter with spring - after what he's put you through you deserve a snazzy new fling! Just be sure to be sensible with the transition - you don't want to rebound too hard and find yourself sick + out of commission!

Happy Pairing!

XXX

MRS

Sunnies / Puffers / Norma Kamali Striped Pants / Issa Maxi Skirt / Alice + Olivia Graphic Pants / Tieks Flats

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Halsbrook Coats & Clutches

02.25.14


Every now and then you deserve a little lady splurge, a once-in-a-long-time buy that takes a bit of an urge! I'm a big believer in spending where it counts...so in my mind, a few fabulous pieces are much more worthy than a hundred discounts! So take a looksie at my fave Halsbrook pairings, whoever thought coats and clutches could be so very daring???

Xxx

Red Coat & Clutch / B + W Coat & Clutch / Blue Coat & Polka Clutch

Shop more Halsbrook finds HERE!

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Warm Weather Wonderland

02.24.14


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We're hot on the heels of March - which has me daydreaming of sun drenched days + getting charred. Bouncing about in a barely there bandeau?! Lounging poolside, setting my skin aglow?! Say no more and sign me up - whisk me off to this warm weather wonderland + drop me off under the sun!! My bags will be bursting with piles of nylon blends - saturated with prints + celebrating the latest skimpy trends. Oh, won't you join me on this dreamy heated escape? Stock up on your suits, meet me on the jet way, dare not delay!!

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Orange Yogurt Loaf Cake

02.21.14


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This sweet + zesty recipe is one for the books - so go on and give it a second little looks! It's really quite doable, the work + the prep...it's a promising outcome that'll put some ZEST in your step! And what better way to end your week...admit it, you love me for introducing a recipe so sweet!! Lo and behold - the orange loaf recipe: an absolute fave in the Lilien Household!!! 

 

Happy Loafing!

XXX

MRS

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Comfy Chic

02.19.14


Everyone has those days they want to lay low - but perhaps fear it's their laziness that may show. I'm here to strike you with some advice worth a darn + give you a few tips on mastering comfy-chic charm! It's all in the details - statement baubles + sunnies - throw on the best kind and you'll fool all the dummies. Comfy days for the MRS are often unfastened neutrals with a pop of color, although not the usual it's a once-in-a-great-while getup donning a great deal of luster!

So remember, loose and baggy isn't always sloppy nor alarming - take this comfy-chic gal and admit...she's totally charming! 

Xxx

MRS

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The passport Debacle

02.18.14


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In my flurry of Australian migration enthusiasm I decided to busy myself with related tasks - so I set upon my mile long to-do list and get off on the right path. Right after budgeting came obtaining proper documentation - claiming our US citizenship and fitting our family of 5 with passports was my next obligation. While Mr. Lilien and I have done our fair share of travels, our passports had nearly just expired - so we now needed to get 5 new passports, 2 for us and one for each child. I hopped online and printed off all the paperwork - being computer savvy certainly is a time saving perk! When I had everything completed and ready to rock and roll - I thought I'd check out the required fees required to accomplishing this next goal. To what did my gobsmacked mind did I find?! That five new passports was gonna put us $550.00 behind!! What the WHAT?? Yes, that's right!! It sure ain't cheap to take your family worldwide!! Needless to say this task wasn't accomplished same day - instead we'll document one Lilien at a time and proceed the more economical way. So, the lesson here to be learned is really quite straightforward - keep your documents up to date + passport those babies upon birth to avoid getting financially tortured!

 

Okay. That is all. 

XXX

MRS

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