Dive into the ZZZ...

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Whilst on the theme of personal struggle + self-care, what better time to illuminate the indulgence of luxe bed linen + appropriate R&R wear. Trust me, everything seems darker + nastier when you're holding court in unsavory resting attire. Even worse, twined up in questionable bed linen resembling those oft associated with those spotted on grinder. I'm not a laze-about, never been a napper. I'm an early to bed, early riser. HOWEVER.... when the deep has it's tight grasp around my neck, I succumb to the reality that I must retreat to my bed. Sure there's a befitting cocktail of five, and other naughtiness to mask the pain. But, in the end the only cure for this aggressive form of attack is to retreat and sedate you rebellious insane. There's never been an occasion that I took such measures and arose darker. Even if it's a self-induced, knock-out nap it's just as healing as visit to the shrinking doctor. If you've never tried this method of self-care, I highly recommend! There's just something about sound mind/body rest that will inevitably push you onto the next step of the mend. I've recently been relying heavily on the self-induced knock-out, and I'll tell you what.... even if I arise feeling as though I've entered another dimension I ALWAYS feel everything is fixable + as a whole I'm less crushed. 

My sacred retreat, my temple of sleep, is an entity that you'll NEVER find me going down with the cheap. Oh, nah-nah.... when it plays such an important role in your complete wellness, you go for what you WANT as opposed for settling for what you need. Sorry, I'm not sorry. My sleep temple treats me like a queen while I steep amidst the melancholy. There's no price to put on that, nor the PSYCH bills, the Whole Foods visits, the gym memberships.... and any other wellness activation! Because lets face it, if WE'RE not well, we bring everyone around us down into our personal hell and without hesitation. Don't argue, I know this to be true. So take my MRS advice and do what I do..... TAKE CARE OF YOU, boo!!

Here is an indulgent list of links to some of the most decadent and necessary resting accoutrements:

BEDDING > Parachute Bedding (ALL OF IT is AMAZING) / School House Electric Grey Dot Sheets / Arro Home Canopy Pillow Cases / Kip & Co Dreamcatcher Bedding / Zara Home Percale Bedding

RESTING ATTIRE> Lunya Hazel Pima Romper / Lunya The Robe / Sleepy Jones Maya Popover / Sleepy Jones Paloma Sleep Shorts / Sleepy Jones Opie Gathered Night Dress

*THIS WORKS / Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

Hello & Welcome!

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Umm... hi.

I know... it's been a pretty long time. But, in my defense good design doesn't happen over night. A rebrand + website over haul is quite the undertaking. Especially when the client is YOURSELF the entire project becomes overwhelmingly nauseating. Regardless of the long and toilsome odyssey, I'm em-eff-ing PROUD of this renovation... and ya I'm saying it pompously! 

There are all sorts of new bells and whistles to discover. My hope is that when you find them all you're capacity for delight + excitement blow out and rupture!

I'm not going to blab on and on, because that's just straight annoying. Pour a cocktail, click away... I hope your experience is nothing short of perfectly enjoying!

XXX

MRS

PS- I sincerely want to thank each and every one of you for your support + patience. Please know that your encouragements were heard + felt, and kept me sane during the renovations.

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

Awkward Pause...

So there you have it.... this is where I've been. Behind the scene, making MRS magic + whilst drinking my weight in GIN! So I beg you not to fret, or coax another worry wrinkle! For when the newly transformed MRS rises like a phoenix, she'll do so with an extra special twinkle. Sit tight, yet stay vigilant. For once we relaunch, this baby's gonna be down right MAGNIFICENT!

XXX

MRS

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 >

SHOP THE POST

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

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!'

XXX

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

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!!