Mrs. Shape Shifter

Saint Laurent Striped Cotton-Jersey Top + Fendi Embellished Leather Sandals + Geranium Studs + Kate Spade New York - Flag Stripes Oblong Scarf + Factory long-sleeve striped boatneck T-shirt + Swell Caroline Maui Tortoise Shell Bangles

Say hello to dear Mrs. Shape Shifter: she who dares to walk the lines of all things finely figured, colorful + splashy - always ultra confident in her ensemble pickings, which are ultimately + satisfyingly flashy. She brings together families of stripes, triangles + circles - unafraid of running into even the slightest of style hurdles. But most of all she advises ye readers: "Put your 'closet doubt' to bed!! Take the aforementioned style-vice to plunge your confidence way up overhead!"

Next time you roll/swing/lift those closet doors, dig into your inner Mrs. Shape Shifter + dare to explore!!!

Xxx

Tropicals for Teenies

Toobydoo Surf Fins T-Shirt / J.Crew Oxford Swim Trunk / Roxy Sunset Once-Piece / SunnyLife Kids Beach Seat / SunnyLife Ice Cream Fan / SunBum Invisible Zinc / Ray-Ban Wayfarer Kids / Birkenstock Sandal Navy / Birkenstock Sandal Yellow / Mara Hoffman Girl's Cover-Up / SunnyLife Lennox Round Towel

Since the move(s) from CA --> HI --> GUAM, I've taken on the title of an all-encompassing island stylist who doubles as "mom".  Beyond building a trove of tropical year-round items for myself - it's been my pleasurable duty to get a warm-weather wardrobe on all 3 kids' shelves! I dig and I dig and I dig 'til I find what's just right - often resulting in pieces that are fun, boisterous + purposefully bright! For my boys I keep it simple but my girl is just like mom which, when shopping around, is kinda majorly BOMB (dot) COM!

Above is a smattering that only slightly delves in to the preferred picks therein. So if I may advise, take a look below. I'll include a (more) major breakdown of the items you simply MUST know >

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MRS. Coastal Living

Reversible Printed Cutout Bikini • Mara Hoffman / SunnyLife Inflatable Flamingo Float / Sensi Studio Lady Majorca Crocheted Hat / Rodin Lip Balm • Rodin / Yellow Sandals • FLEEPS / Meleana Aloha Tote

On the stands TODAY is Coastal Living's March issue + as a ceaseless resident of le coastal domain - i've made it to the coveted pages of the highly acclaimed! The fabby CL crew knocked on my little door for some playful selections boasting the highest, brightest + grandest rapport. From pool to purse to closet I pulled my precious picks - the things that make me explode with joy and clap, jump + kick! So if you happen to grab a copy off the racks, send me a tweet / leave a comment / wave your flag. It makes my mind shake at the thought of all of you flipping to page 7 and seeing little old me!!! 

XXX

YOUR (COASTAL) MRS

Mrs. Love Club

Talitha Long Fatima Robe / House of Intuition Romance Candle / Rebecca Minkoff + Maggie Louise YES Please Chocolates / Miansai Hudson Cuff Bracelet / Olivine Atelier You Are Loved Box Set / Olivine Atelier Daily Love Cards (talk about the best self-love gift!!) / Clare V. Wallet Clutch, Mon Amour

There truly is nothing greater than the feeling of being LOVED! Whether it comes from your suitor, your mate, your mom, BFF, Auntie or from yourself; the gift of LOVE truly shares no parallels. I've learned this more in the last year than in my entire life. While I never could quite wrap my head around the concept of self-love; once I discovered it's importance, I've been blown away by the magic + positivity that flows through my pulse. Valentines day is for LOVERS whether the obvious one, or those that are kept under covers. Loving YOU is the very best thing you can do! So make sure that when your picking up sweet nothings be sure to get at least one for YOU! Whatever the case the most important love comes from within - so celebrate the day by loving YOU, and if you feel like sharing go on and spread it to either her or him!

MAJOR MRS KISSES

XXX + XXX = XXXXXX

MRS

If I Can, I know TOUCAN!!

Retro Toucan Print /  Stella Jean Fresatore Jacket / Diorblush Stick Cheek / SunnyLife Toucan Pool Floatie / Tuleste Pom Pom Earrings / Rosie Assoulin Lily Strap Wedges / Sensi Studio Toucan Tote

When it snows, it blizzards! I believe that overtime such prolonged conditions will cause any good person to worship dark wizards! Therefore I've taken on the high duty to rescue you all and put you in a BALMY state of mind! Let's face it, if I can I KNOW TOUCAN, too and everything will be mighty fine! Just close your eyes and let yourself bob about the tropical seas atop a floating toucan. Soak up those soul-toasting rays whilst you deepen that exotic glittering suntan! Are you getting warmer...? GOOD! Lets make today a sunshine laden scorcher!! 

Sometimes a little visual meditation is all it takes, and in just a minute or two you'll have completely forgotten about the mounting snowflakes! Heck, why not start the search for your next vacay?! I hear GUAM is darn near perfect nearly everyday!!! So get off your lazy, frozen arse and get in a TROPICAL state of mind.... I know TOUCAN!! Pick up a few alluring treasures to keep you in the hot, equatorial state of mind. I'm sure as sh*t it'll keep your thoughts warm and sunny during this arctic wintertime! 

BIBA!

XXX

MRS

Mrs. Lilien's Resort Report

TOPS : (from left to right) MLM LABEL MAISON OFF SHOULDER TOP / Caroline Constas Lou Off the Shoulder Blouse / C/MEO Collective Palisades Top / Tibi Strappy Ruffle Cami

BOTTOMS : (from left to right) Surf Bazaar Track Beach Shorts / Basta Surf Baja Shorts / Lemlem Lula Shorts / Peixoto Beachy Shorts

COVERUPS : (from left to right) Thayer J Love Dress / Pitusa Abaya Maxi Dress / Troubadour Cayman Caftan (coming SOON!!) / Roberta Roller Rabit Inez Caftan

ROMPERS : (from left to right) Mara Hoffman Wrap Top Romper / Bec & Bridge Horizon Romper / Basta Surf Waimea Romper / Basta Surf Mako Romper

Living la vida loca in the tropics for the last year has permanently shifted my fashion purchases. No longer do I get excited about FALL or winter fashion for when I look at each fabulous piece, all I see are wearable furnaces!!! The time for MRS (year round) fashion stockpiling starts with RESORT and lasts through spring and summer. So you can imagine when these bright little nothings start popping up, my MRS heart goes all a FLUTTER! And so, I have accepted the duty of sharing my hot selections to those far and near. While I understand there are many suffering through the frigid winter, perhaps picking up a piece or two (for later) will bring your some hot and happy cheer! As for me I'm stocking up like a crazy 'PREPPER' - so that when the rest of the world changes seasons, I don't go into fashion panic + terror!

You'd do the very same thing if you were in my boat. Be compassionate for those of us living in exotic, tropical locales around the globe!

BIBA!

XXX

MRS


Mister Malin / In The House

Gone are the days that the name Gray Malin stir mystery - for his rise to Photog-extradordinaire happened rather swiftly! His razor sharp, playful eye and relentless pursuit of capturing bewildering whimsy - are the honed skills one would typically expect from a majestic gypsy! When his High PhotoShip released his WELCOME TO THE PARKER collection - I basically departed, then came back via divine resurrection! I recall sending ferocious and rapid texts to MRS. LEE knowing they shared a lovely friendship - demanding that she connect me at once (!!!) with his High PhotoShip! When this MRS unleashes her steadfast determination - all hell breaks loose, her social graces plummet to eternal damnation! From that moment on, it's really all a blur - and then one day these two remarkable prints arrived beautifully framed, and complete with his High PhotoShip's signature!! The rest...? Well, you can read more HERE - I'm heaving heaps of my MRS inspiration, loves + crazy ramble for YOU, my dearest of dears!

Fabulousness 101

We all have choices, there’s no doubt about it. When it comes to matters of accessorizing there’s no reason to mask it! Every personal necessity presents a statement-making opportunity. So when given the option, why not accessorize beautifully?! Outward adornments ought to be considered extensions of personal style. Expressing one’s self with added swerve, shows they’ve gone the extra mile.

I’m a huge proponent of personal flair. A fluffy pouf here, a fabulous tassel there. I’m confident that my flamboyant persuasion has confirmed I’m no square. I know so because I get complimented on it everywhere!!!

Inevitably it bubbles up applause followed by a doubtful declaration. For example: “Darling, your dazzling! I could never get away with that!” P’shaw I say, it’s all in the way your carry it. Snap! Be it your wallet, your watch, your shoes or your phone; make them fabulous, noteworthy, make them treasures to be shown!

Take a peek above at the STIL tassled phone case - a sublime affirmation of an accessory that screams style + grace. It mixes the coveted metallic elements with Italian leather to produce a powerful little 'Love Triangle’ that’ll bring an entire ensemble together. 

Garnishing your wardrobe with on point ornamentation is an honorable habit with which there is no limitation. It’s easy to be a plain Jane, but it takes effort to be artful. It merely takes seeing objects of need as a chance to bedazzle your ensemble.

BROWSE STILMIND.COM FABULOUS PHONE CASES

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*Compensation was provided for this post by STIL Case (Newvit) via StudioD. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

Little Black (Holiday) Dress

When the holidays come around, I'll be the first to tell you...a lady in black is she who we all must cherish and look to. I, personally, bow in her presence for she always knows just what to wear, say + do! She's graceful, poised + utterly smashing - unafraid of anything, much less mixing + matching...

The strategy is simple and comes down to three things: 1. Dress Detail 2. Silhouette  3. An accessory compilation that ear-to-ear sings! 

Perhaps it's really simpler than we have come to think, the only way to find out is grab the reigns + throw on a fabby black slink!!! I'll lead the way...

Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress • Kate Spade
Rose Hi-Lo Dress • La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni
'Gizela' Cape Back Dress • Trina Turk

Serena Feather-Trimmed Cady Mini Dress • Elizabeth and James
Drop Bar Mesh Choker • Tuleste
Beaute Rouge Louboutin Matte Lipstick • Christian Louboutin
Lace-up cotton-blend mini • RED Valentino
Cigar Stack Ring • Club Monaco
Struts Pumps • Steven
Swiss-Dot Tulle-Paneled Crepe Mini Dress • RED Valentino
Marigold Resin Flower & Swarovski Crystal Ring • Oscar de la Renta
Red Bugle Beaded Tassel Earrings • Oscar de la Renta
Round Toe Heels with Tulle Bow Detail • Jimmy Choo

P.S. I've got expensive taste - I KNOW! If you want to save yourself a bucketful of tears when your credit card bill is due or that look of disgust on your hubby/accountant's mug I've compiled a LESS LIST just for you. A smattering of much more affordable picks, much more likely to make it into your arms or onto your shelves! Enter your email below + I will personally send you the exclusive "LESS LIST" for this very post. Cheers!!!

ALOHA KSNY, the recap!

Funnel Neck Puffer / Faux Fur Earmuffs / Striped Bow Swimsuit / Cheers Wine ToteDrink Me Wine Tote / Baseball Hat with Pom / Striped Tights / Bow Back Dress ->ON SALE! / Gold Dani Heels / All In Good Taste Book

Every good partnership deserves a grand finale! So when my Kate Spade reign came to a close, I was ready to rally! The grand re-opening of the Honolulu Flagship store was my final duty. What an honor it was to host this event, and even more so when you’re a certified KSNY groupie! As the doors swung open in perfect celebratory fashion - the fans flowed in with fabulous enthusiasm. Floating about the sea of shoppers - I took in all the whimsical head toppers! With products as glittery and playful as one’s imagination can fathom - nary a product was purchased without an elated reaction. Amidst sipping, smiling, signing, socializing and snapping - I made sure to take it all in by stepping back and savoring the soiree that was undoubtedly smashing! It’s not everyday that the KSNY fairy godmother magic wands you into their world - but, when she does the thrill and delight is enough to make a grown MRS whirl + twirl!