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Happy #OaksDay 2017!

Happy Kentucky Oaks Day everyone!

I know that the entire world waits until the first Saturday in May and the Run for the Roses, but the first Friday in May and the Run for the Lilies is just the best day to celebrate all fabulous fillies!!

Enjoy!

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Autumn’s End: A Pumpkin Spice Latte and a Stroll

Autumn around Town: Pumpkin Spice Style
It’s difficult to believe, but autumn is almost officially over. Once we’re into turkey leftovers and the holiday shopping season has officially begun, it is full-on winter. 
So before the week is up, take a last walk around town, admire what last leaves of the fall foliage are still hanging on. Enjoy the gorgeous fall colors that surround us, grab a latte–pumpkin spice or otherwise–and breathe in the final days of autumn. 
Sig.Melaina
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Summer Breeze

Summer Breezy

What do you love about summer?

I love the weather, of course–the sunshine, the heat, the balmy breezes. But I also love a summer wardrobe–lots of dresses, espadrilles, and beautiful colors!

Sig.Melaina

 

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A Mother’s Day Dozen

Happy Mother's Day!

 

 

Mother’s day is only days away, but there’s still time to get a thoughtful gift for the woman who is always there for you. So here are a dozen ideas that will make your “Best. Mom. Ever.” smile.


1. Vince Camuto Ink Blot silk scarf: $58, VinceCamuto.com


2. “Best. Mom. Ever.” t-shirt by Choies: $19, Choies.com


3. Mother’s Day Card by Rifle Paper Co.: $4.50, RiflePaperCo.com


4. New Growth Designs, Larger White Peony Faux Flowers: $920 (not a typo), BergdorfGoodman.com


5. Happy Elephant Rosa by Monica Strigel, iPhone 6 case: $40, Castify.com


6. Agraria Lavender & Rosemary Bath Salts: $79, Amara.com


7. Diane von Furstenberg “Frankie” crocodile effect leather cuff: $134, MatchesFashion.com


8. Smartphone connected ring by Ringly: from $195, Ringly.com


9. Diptyque Scented Candle, Mimosa: $60, BergdorfGoodman.com


10. “I love you Mom, and Here’s Why” Journal: $16, ShopTerrain.com


11. “Home Is Wherever Mom Is” Pillow Cover: $20, Etsy.com


12. Julie Nolan Zodiac Constellation Locket Necklace: $75, AhaLife.com

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, mothers-to-be, grandmothers, godmothers, mothers-in-law, and honorary other mothers out there! 

Sig.Melaina

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Back to Shcool

Back to Shcool

The “Back to School” season is generally seen as early fall–even late summer what with supplies for students filling the shelves not long after the Fourth of July (don’t even get me started on the seasonal marketing schedule). But this month is back to school again for the spring semester and I have to admit…I’d like to be going back myself.

As a child I loved the back-to-school shopping and getting new “school shoes” (yes, the shoe fixation goes that far back). But even through university and grad school I loved shopping for my books, starting a new notebook, and choosing my courses. I sometimes regretted my a choice or two, but even with a bad class thrown in here and there I miss school.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the “student lifestyle” that I miss–it was fun, but it was by no means the best time of my life. It’s the learning I miss…no, really, it is! I have always been a voracious reader and I love learning new things. Maybe sometime in the not too distant future I’ll find myself able to be immersed in school again, but until then I’ll have to content myself with self-study…not to mention some of the trappings of a student who is “all grown up” now.

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Belmont Stakes Day, 7 June 2014

Belmont Stakes Day, 7 June 2014
Only one day remains before California Chrome makes his bid to be the first Triple Crown winner in thirty-six years. 

Whether you find yourself at Belmont Park or watching the Belmont Stakes  from afar,  let everyone know who you’re cheering for by wearing the purple and green colors of his Dumbass Partners silks.

Clearly, his owners and trainer Art Sherman are anything but dumbasses. The story is truly the stuff of fairy tales, and I for one hope the racing gods are ready to give California Chrome and his connections a happy ending.

While you watch this third leg of the Triple Crown, be sure to sip on the official cocktail of the Belmont Stakes, the Belmont Jewel.

Enjoy your day at the Belmont Stakes, wherever you may be. 
And, of course . . . Go, California Chrome, Go!


Dress: Lanvin; Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Purse: Chanel; Sunglasses: Tom Ford; Scarf: Dsquared2; Peacock Feather Fascinator: SeasonsOnline.UK; Necklace: ALDO; Nail Lacquer: NARS.
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Happy Preakness Stakes Day!

Happy Preakness Stakes Day!
It’s mid-May and the second race of the Triple Crown is upon us. Personally, I’m rooting for California Chrome. I think he can do it and I’m not alone. Let’s just hope the racing gods agree!
Go, California Chrome, Go!!!
Dress: Zara; Shoes: Kate Spade; Handbag: Chanel (vintage); Bangle: Cartier.
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Kentucky Oaks 2014

Kentucky Oaks 2014

Each year, on the eve of the Kentucky Derby–one of the most prestigious tests for 3-year-old colts in Thoroughbred racing, Churchill Downs plays host to the Kentucky Oaks, an equally glorious competition for 3-year-old fillies. Today is that day, the First Friday in May. And while there are endless reasons to talk about the race card and the horses, there’s no denying that a race day like Oaks Day brings out the style maven in a good many ladies at the track.

Taking advantage of the strong female presence on the track, Oaks day has become an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer and to honor survivors with an annual Survivors Parade. Racing fans also show their support by wearing pink and sipping on the traditional Kentucky Oaks cocktail, the Oaks Lily (a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Oaks Lily is donated to breast cancer research, so consider it drinking for the cause).

While pink can sometimes seem a bit too girly for those of us no longer in our twenties, a classic style like this Valentino dress will adapt to just about any woman’s style.

And while you’re getting ready, you might very well get thirsty . . .  

Here’s the recipe for the Kentucky Oaks official drink:

Kentucky Oaks Lily:

  • 1 oz. Grey Goose vodka
  • 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 3 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • Splash of Triple Sec 

Once the ingredients are mixed, place the Grey Goose® Oaks Lily® in a tall glass with crushed ice, add a straw and garnish with an orange wedge and cherry.



Dress: Valentino; Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Handbag: Louis Vuitton; Silk Scarf: Jonathan Adler; Fascinator: Etsy.com


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