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!!! 

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YOUR (COASTAL) MRS

Caftans + BonBons

Les Bonbon Earrings by : Rebecca De Ravenel

Gold / Raspberry / Coconut / Mint / Blueberry / Black Currant / Turquoise

Caftan Collection : Naeem Khan, Lime Starburst Caftan / Naeem Khan, Multicolor Embroidered Caftan / Prabal Gurung Embroidered Lemon Caftan / Emilio Pucci Printed hammered silk CaftanOscar De La Renta Embellished Deep Blue Caftan / Zeus + Dione Ammos Silk Chiffon Caftan / Talitha Fatima Printed Caftan

It is with the highest level of passion that I rattle on about the above niche style fashion. When it comes to statement adornments, remarkable robing and all things MAJORLY MRS; I make it my devoted duty to honor these esteemed and vivacious visions. Not for the faint of heart, but wildly wondrous nonetheless, I find these delicate yet HUGE Les Bonbon earrings worthy of a duchess but also befitting for daily dress! Upon discovery, I nearly fainted! My pupils became alarmingly dilated! When this somewhat rare reaction happens, I feel as though someone snuck into my brain and created the most spectacular thing I could ever imagine!

Now, the official uniform of MRS Lilien: The Caftan; a topic in which I could yap about to no end. This classic and elevated vestment works the very same way as an antidepressant. Donning such HIGH, billowing costumery - brings about an ethereal gayety! Thus, the predicament of not ever wanting to disrobe prevails. Leaving you sullen, and with windless sails. So I say, here here to wearing the same dam thing every single day! If it makes you feel like the Goddess of Glamtown, then I say 'oh what the hay!'

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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

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MRS

FANCY ME BANANA

Banana Babe / Basil Bangs Banana Beach Umbrella / Proenza Schouler Bikini / Odeme Los Feliz Nail Polish / Sophie Hulme Copa Banana ToteQuay Australia, West End Girl Sunnies / Sensi Studio Panama Hat

Come MRS Fancy Pants, fancy me BANANA! All signs are pointing to a sunny-hued fashion bonanza! You won't hear a single argument from my camp - for there's no better shade of yellow to compliment skin that's tropically tanned! Channel your inner Carmen Miranda and stock up on all things befittingly banana! When you do, be sure to buy by the bunch! For a banana inspired accoutrement will always give you that extra snazzy punch! Join the fancy flock and trade in your winter blues - for a one way ticket on the fabulously fashionable banana boat cruise!! 

LOUNGING IS ASTOUNDING!!!

Vintage La Barron Fibrella Pool Loungers (I own one in yellow, you should be jealous!) / The Happiness Planner / Kopari Coconut Oil / Frends Headphones / Tombo PlayColor2 Pens (they are next level + I swear by them, but whatever.) / Olivine Atillier SHE BLONGS THERE Perfume Oil / Sakara Life Beauty Water Cocktail Mix Kit / Karen Walker Beach Towel / THE RODIN LIP BALM RING (best thing ever!)

To anyone who cares or even reads my rants... FORGIVE my absence! I've been doing my fair share of LOUNGING and trying to seek my balance. Isn't that the constant struggle?! A work-from-home, island-hopping mama of 3 whilst movin-n-shakin' is one heck of a juggle. But here's the real deal: finding the balance + your happy is truly what's important. For it is when we slip that everything goes to sh*t + you experience the inevitable COME TO JESUS MOMENT. Lets face it, there are only so many times we can pull the alarm. So it's just best to take "adult" timeouts and forego the longterm harm. When I find myself slipping, overdoing, double dipping + over-sipping I know that's my cue. Like an innocent tap on the shoulder, I stand up, walk away and know just what to do. I simply state to those in earshot (and to those in the know) "I'm off to Lounge..." I gather my goodies + temporarily dismount. I'm a lucky lady to have a support system that allows, supports + encourages my wellbeing. It's probably due to their own innate health, experience, along with seeing + believing. 

I'll tell you what, as a strong, confident woman who struggles with my mental health - finding what works for you + sticking to it is the very best gift you can give yourself! Struggle is real, and depending on where you are at, she can make frequent visits. The best you can do is to be prepared + forgiving with your limits. Know when to throw in your towel and call it a game because when you keep your cool you remain the same sane dame sans the shame!!

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!

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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!

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MRS


Mrs. Lilien's Beauty Bag

It's been far too long since I've sat down + spilled all the treasures and bits with which my beauty bag is filled. What once were my necessities have undergone a minor switch - for I'm now living on GUAM where it's 10 degrees hotter (!!!!) but truth be told, humidity has remained my main b*tch. Take notice that not all things require island heat + bodily precipitation, you'll scoot across some serious bits that you, too, must introduce to your daily rotation! I'll include a little "why" in the info down below, so you know what you're missing + why you'll cherish it so!

1. NARS TIMANFAYA > This mega pencil makes for the ultimate resort lip! I live resort 24/7, therefore it’s my go to.

2. BUMBLE + BUMBLE INVISIBLE OIL > The things that HAIR dreams are made of!!!  

3. MASON PEARSON HAIR BRUSH > The only thing that touches my hair aside from my own hands

4. KOPARI COCONUT OIL > A DAILY essential... I’m not sure I could now exist without it!

5. ODEME HAIR BANDS (12 PACK) > while my hair just died, I cannot use these anymore BUT they are BY FAR the most elite hair elastic of all time!! The enormous gilded pin that they come on is worth the entire purchase itself!

6. ODEME BOBBING PINS > these are my most absolute favorite hair flare of late. Not only do they come in incredible saturated colors, are build EXTRA long for those of us with unruly horse hair, they are statement making all their own! The packaging that they arrive in will have you sweating with stress over ‘DO I, or DON’T I actually use these’ because the whole kit and kaboole is pure eye candy!!!

7. ODEME POLISH > Light Cassavettes on the nails + bold Cuba Libre for the toes. Odeme’s nail polishes arrive in THE most adoring of boxes. The kind you wouldn’t DARE throw away. The kind that you actually store the coveted polish in at all times when not in use.

8. BOBBI BROWN CREME BLUSH > In Calypso Coral... there is no substitute! Best creme blush on UNIVERSE!!! Believe me, I’ve tried them ALL! 

9. NARS EYE PAINT > On pale or even tan skin, this is a stunning shade. It’s creamy + pigmented and if nothing else, a simple coat of black mascara takes you to insta-glam!!

8 FAB FRESH FINDS

1. Bobby Pin + Bracelet holder (stroke of pure genius!) 2. Serena + Lily Swing Chair ON SALE!!  3. Elena Votsi Cyclos Ring 4. Sophie Hulme GO BANANAS Albion Tote 5. Ancient Greek Clio Sandals 6. Cold Picnic Private Parts 4 (is there truly anything GREATER??) 7. The Fifth Watches / Melbourne Minimal / Rose Gold + Peach (a thing of PURE beauty!!) 8. HAY Computer Cleaning Brush

To each their own, and well, these are mine! The very current 8 goodies that are possessing my MRS mind. While simple in shape, color + practicality - the absolute lust over each bring me unthinkable joviality! Typically a MRS of vibrant color - object of neutrality rarely bring about the same amount of glorious luster. But I tell you what, show me brilliance in monotone shades of 'biscuit' and I'm oh my knees PRAYing for 'beige hating' forgiveness!!

Now that I'm living in GUAM, squllions of miles away from my worldly possessions - my soul is porous and so easily lured by new obsessions. What ever the case, I truly don't care - the above collection is beyond compare.

Now.... hmmm, WHO OF YOU SHIPS TO GUAM?!?!

One could only hope..... do YOU AMAZON???

Biba!

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MRS