Links à la Mode: IFB Weekly Style Roundup featuring Meilily!

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 | Collaborations, Fashion, General | Comments Off

Meilily: Collaboration Geometric Abstract

Meilily Collaboration: Meilily has been been featured by Independent Fashion Bloggers for their weekly link lineup!

Check out our featured post on the new Fig + Yarrow skincare line for Target!

Enjoy this week’s Links à la Mode, courtesy of IFB, featuring Meilily on beauty, as well as other bloggers discussing inspired wardrobes, menswear, well-being, and  style trends.

Links à la Mode, September 1st

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Pilcro and the Letterpress: Star Print Convertible Slingback Flats at Anthropologie

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 | Fashion, Photos, Sales, Shoes, Style Picks | 1 Comment

Meilily: Pilcro and the Letterpress Pointy Flats - Patent White Star Ankle-Strap Slingbacks

Meilily Photos: Pilcro Star Print Convertible Slingback Flats on sale at Anthropologie!

Nothing inspires a new post like a “20% off the sale” sale, let alone such a sale at Anthropologie.  Meilily’s lucky sale find: White star print Melilla patent slingback-to-ankle-strap flats by Pilcro and the Letterpress, exclusive to Anthropologie, on sale for only $24 (originally $118)!

These super-feminine pointy-toe flats are not only cute, whimsical, and stylish, but they also convert between easy slingback flats and on-trend ankle strap flats.

More photos of these lovely Pilcro pointy-toe convertible flats…
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Featured Look: Paris-inspired Print Blouse & Full Skirt for Summer/Fall

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 | Fashion, Featured Looks, Stores, Style Picks | Comments Off

Paris-inspired Print Blouse & Full Skirt
Alexander McQueen, Barneys New York, Melinda Maria


Meilily Featured ShopStyle Look: Paris-inspired Print Blouse & Full Skirt for Summer/Fall!

If you’ve ever been to Paris and found yourself gazing longingly at any of the gorgeously understated shop windows, you’ll understand the inspiration for this Featured Look.

On my first trip to Paris, I stumbled upon an amazing window display for Parisian label, Cotelac. So delightful! Such casual sophistication!

When I soon discovered that an outfit of such understated sophistication as seen in the Cotelac shop window was not to be had for less than US$1,000, I vowed to return home and recreate the look for less.

Here is an admittedly more American take on the print blouse & full skirt combo inspired by Cotelac:
The look centers on a sheer print top in an enchanting woodsy green shade like this Maggie Ward silk blouse or a DKNY chiffon blouse with animal print (if you like that sort of thing).  Of course you’ll need a full neutral skirt like this Gun Print skirt by Porcelain (found at Modcloth) or › Continue reading

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Featured Look: Sophisticated Two-tone Neutrals for Spring/Summer

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 | Fashion, Featured Looks, Shoes | Comments Off

Meilily Featured ShopStyle Look: Sophisticated (and Playful) Two-tone Neutrals!

Looking for a way to stay chic without going bright or pastel? Look no further:  Get inspired by this sophisticated and playful take on two-tone neutrals for Spring & Summer.

Platform sandals? Check! Sleeveless dress? Check! Straw satchel? Check!

This chic look centers around an up-to-date beige sleeveless dress by Hoss Intropia, a Spanish brand that I have recently gotten into. Add on playful accessories like an Alexander McQueen knuckle ring clutch in Buff, paired with two-tone Elizabeth & James heels, and you’re well on your way to fabulous!

Check out more of the items from this set:

Clockwise from top center:
- 3.1 Phillip Lim Floating Peplum Top with Wrap BeltGorgeous shimmery fabric
- Proenza Schouler ShortsCelebrate Oktoberfest early, Hm?
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Under $100: ModCloth Haul – Little Dipper Dress & Fox Earrings – Blue & Gold

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 | Fashion, Photos, Style Picks | 4 Comments

Meilily: Modcloth Little Dipper Dress & Fox Earrings
Meilily Under $100: First Modcloth Haul – Little Dipper Dress & Fox Earrings!

Bringing you yet another Under $100 haul… this time from indie clothing sensation,! For my first-ever ModCloth purchase, I managed to pick up some pretty fantastic items, if I may say so myself, all for under $100.

- ModCloth – Little Dipper Dress ($57.99)
- ModCloth – Fox Head Stud Earrings ($14.99)

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Vegan Eco-Friendly Coats from Vaute Couture: Featuring the Audrey Coat in Camel

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 | Fashion, Photos, Sales, Style Picks | Comments Off

Meilily: Vaute Couture Audrey Coat
Meilily Style Pick & Photos: Vaute Couture’s Stylish, Vegan & Eco-Friendly Coats!

When Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart graduated from business school and founded her own company, we all got pretty lucky, because the company she started was Vaute Couture, bringing us drool-worthy vegan coats made from eco-friendly recycled materials. Vaute Couture is now starting to push the concept of vegan clothing to the forefront of fashion consciousness.

Vaute Couture first caught my attention last Fall when I saw their stylish weather-resistant coats online during a pre-sale.  When I found out that I could help finance their new production of Fall coats just by purchasing one in advance at the discounted pre-sale price, I was sold!

*Right now you can get 25% off new Vaute Couture coats with code LOVEYOU2 in celebration of their being named Company of the Year in the 2010 Veggie Awards.

Vaute Couture Audrey coat in Luxe Camel shown above in warm light with flocked Melissa booties.

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Under $100: Haul from Jeremy’s SF Sale – Structure & Stripes

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 | Fashion, Stores, Style Picks | 4 Comments


Meilily Under $100: BDG Military Jacket

Meilily Under $100: Haul from Jeremy’s SF Sale!

In the spirit of trying new things and celebrating good finds, I am starting a new “Under $100″ series here at Meilily, featuring hauls and items under $100!

This week’s first ever Under $100 includes an entire sale haul from Jeremy’s Department Store in SF, a veritable treasure trove of designer sample sale goodies, all for less than $100.

Under $100: Jeremy’s Sale Haul – Structure & Stripes…

Catch Jeremy’s on the first day of one of their awesome sales (ie. 40% off already discounted designer items) and you will surely leave there grinning like a Cheshire cat clutching your cherished treasures.

Here’s what I found for less than $100 (and a grin):
- Edun – Straight Leg Jeans ($13.80 ) Probably the best-fitting jeans ever!
- BDG – Dark Green Military Wool Bomber Jacket with Hood ($29.40) On trend & warm!
- Sparkle & Fade – Navy and Gray Striped 3/4 Sleeve Tee with Shoulder Point Detail ($7.80)
- Ecote – Chanel-inspired Grey 3/4 Sleeve Fleece Motorcycle Cardi-Jacket ($23.40) Classy & cute!
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Featured Look: Camel, Capes, & Jeggings for Fall

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 | Fashion, Featured Looks, Shoes, Style Picks | 2 Comments

Meilily Featured ShopStyle Look: Camel & Capes for Fall!

Gearing up for warm Fall spices, jewel-tones, and soft textures with uber-trendy jeggings.

Judging from the trends at the Fashion’s Night Out runway show (webcast), it looks like Camel is the hot color for Fall fashion! This Look centers around a beautiful Alexander McQueen Wool Kimono Cape in Camel ($3,420). A girl can dream, can’t she?!

The one thing in this look that I probably won’t be wearing anytime soon is the jeggings (jean leggings). Despite the fact that jeggings make my legs look like two fighting elephant seals, I so want them to look good on someone else – perhaps someone wearing a classy camel-colored cape

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Levi’s Curve ID Jeans Launch: Free Jeans, Photos & Custom Fit Curves!

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 | Fashion, Free Stuff, Photos, Product Launches | 2 Comments

Meilily: Levi's SF Store Curve ID Window Displays

Meilily Hot Happenings & Photos: Levi’s Curve ID Jeans Launch in SF with Free Jeans!

OK, what could be better than free jeans?! How about free Levi’s Curve ID Jeans, a new product from Levi’s specifically designed to fit more than just one type (er shape) of woman.

I recently attended a Levi’s Curve ID launch event in San Francisco at the Union Square Levi’s shop. I got to meet You Nguyen, SVP of Levi’s Women’s Merchandising and Design, who gave a demo that illustrated precisely why women traditionally have such a hard time finding jeans that fit based on size (but not shape). I even got to to try free Curve ID jeans!

*Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 Get a free pair of Levi’s Curve ID jeans at the San Francisco Levi’s store at 300 Post St. Just bring in an old pair of jeans to get free Curve ID jeans! First come first serve!

Photos and Details: How the New Curve ID Jeans Fit Different Women…
Levi’s developed Curve ID jeans after researching body shape variations in women and surveying real women. The new jeans are sized not just by waist size but by the ratio or difference between a woman’s natural waist, upper hip, and butt measurements- her real shape!

The Three Levi’s Curve ID (Lower) Body Shape Types:
- Slight Curve (straighter from waist to butt)
- Demi Curve (average proportion between waist and butt)
- Bold Curve (more difference or curve between waist and butt)

Photos from Meilily: Size 27 Models Wearing Different Curve ID Skinny Jeans
Models wearing, from left to right: Slight Curve, Demi Curve, Bold Curve.

Front view: Size 27 models, each with a different hip shape…

Meilily: Levi's Curve ID models, all size 27 - Front

Side view: Size 27 models, each with a different derriere shape…… wow!

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SF Barneys Warehouse Sale & Haul Photos: Suede Marni Heels

Monday, August 23rd, 2010 | Fashion, Hot Happenings, Photos, Sales, Shoes | Comments Off


Meilily: Barneys Warehouse Sale Sign & Shopping Bag

Meilily Hot Happenings & Haul Report: Barneys Sale = Marni Heels!

This year, the Barneys Warehouse Sale in San Francisco coincided with the Renegade Craft Fair, both at Fort Mason Center. Genius! Be sure to check out Meilily’s pics from the Craft Fair here.

SF Barneys Warehouse Sale Highlights:

Not expecting to find much, I headed straight for the Barneys Women’s Shoes section at the back. (The women’s handbag and accessories selection was dismal, btw.) The first Sunday of the SF sale wasn’t too crowded and there was room to sit down and try on shoes. With shoes arranged by size in typical clearance fashion, only the right mate was available on the racks. Note: Each shoe box gets sealed with rope before you can take it over to the registers! Talk about security!

After trying on some ill-fitting Prada wedges and a chic Italian multi-strap zippered heel (just a little too large), I found some super-comfortable and cute Marni suede heels (photo below) that hugged my feet when I put them on. I was immediately sold!


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Featured Look: Benefit Cosmetics SF Blogger Party Outfit by Polyvore

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 | Fashion, Featured Looks, Hot Happenings, Makeup | 1 Comment

Meilily.comFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore by Polyvore

Check out Meilily’s look from last night’s Benefit Cosmetics blogger party at the San Francisco Benefit Boutique!

I attended the Benefit blogger event to preview their three new Fall 2010 products, and had a great time! What’s not to love about meeting and chatting with Benefit’s awesome Global Trend Artist, Annie Ford Danielson (daughter of one of Benefit’s founding sisters), and also trying out hot new beauty products while sipping mini cocktails with cupcakes and grilled cheese from the new American Cupcake shop?! So glad I went!

Polyvore was there too, and they recreated my outfit as an online Polyvore set (see above). This works the same as creating a look on Shopstyle, and it’s fun to do!

I actually wore a gray knit dress by Iisli, Carmen short boots by Frye, and a gray scarf from Target, but you get the picture. Check out the end result up on Polyvore!

Hope you enjoyed this look! from Meilily

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SF Renegade Craft Fair Highlights

Friday, August 6th, 2010 | DIY, Fashion, Hot Happenings, Jewelry, Photos | 1 Comment

Meilily Hot Happenings Recap! Favorites from the Renegade Craft Fair!


Had a great time at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco this past weekend! Did you go? Loved meeting tons of designers and supporting small/local businesses at the same time.

Nous Savons, Twinkie Chan Crochet, I Made You a Beard

Nous Savons, Twinkie Chan Crochet, I Made You a Beard

Some of my favorite designers from the 2010 SF Renegade Craft Fair:

- Nous Savons: Not only were the lapel necklaces unique and fun, but creator Jocelyn Nguyen was really sweet and friendly.
- Catia Chien: Illustrations – Delicate and beautiful. The children’s books she illustrated looked great! (Btw: Catia’s not listed on the Craft Fair artists page.)
- Souldier: Loved their reclaimed seat belt camera straps when I saw them on Photojojo – So many cool colors! Picked up a forest green camera strap, and I’m still trying to imagine the car it came from! (Souldier also makes guitar straps.)
- I Made You a Beard: Well-fitting well-made yarn beards. Need I say more?
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