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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

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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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Sweetheart Necklace by Erica Weiner: Choose Your Lyrics

Sunday, July 15th, 2012 | Jewelry, Photos, Product Picks, Style Picks | Comments Off

Meilily: Erica Weiner Sweetheart Brass Necklace & Box
Meilily Product Pick: Erica Weiner Brass Sweetheart Necklace with Lyrics or Custom Text!

Erica Weiner is still one of my favorite indie jewelry makers.  From the ingenuity and whimsy of her best-selling handcuff lariat necklace, and now to the vintage sweetness of her letterpress lyrics heart necklaces, there’s something extra special about Erica Weiner’s pieces.

Earlier this year, during a sale, I picked up a couple Sweetheart Necklaces by Erica Weiner with custom stamped text on both sides.  The one inch brass heart is like a larger and flatter sweetheart candy heart on a 16″ chain, and with custom, slightly imperfect, letterpress lettering it looks rather striking and feels one-of-a-kind.

I chose to customize the necklaces with lyrics › Continue reading

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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, ModCloth.com! 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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Melissa Joy Manning Moonstone Ring: Delicate Charity

Friday, February 4th, 2011 | Jewelry, Photos, Style Picks | 2 Comments

Melilily: Melissa Joy Manning Moonstone Ring in Shell
Meilily Product Pick & Photos: Melissa Joy Manning Moonstone Ring for Red Cross & Haiti!

Way back in March I finally ordered my very first Melissa Joy Manning jewelry piece, though I had been drooling over her jewelry for quite some time. Luckily I had the perfect excuse to shop, since Melissa Joy Manning was giving 100% of Sales of the Moonstone Ring to Red Cross Haiti relief efforts.

Lateness aside, here are some photos of the Melissa Joy Manning Moonstone Ring as shot at the Hog Island Oyster Farm near beautiful Point Reyes, CA. › Continue reading

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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

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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.

More Details & Photos of the Vaute Couture Fall 2010 Audrey Coat in Luxe Camel › Continue reading

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

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

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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

Browse individual items in this Look: › Continue reading

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Lucha Keys: Fred & Friends Luchador Inspired Kitsch for Your Keys

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 | General, Photos, Style Picks | Comments Off

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Meilily Off-Beat Product Pick & Photos: Lucha Keys, Stretch Pants for Keys!

I have been on a Luchador kick lately, so I just couldn’t resist showing these luchador-inspired key jackets by Fred & Friends, though key jackets are a far cry from the beauty and style products typically featured on Meilily. To be fair, Lucha Keys are described as “stretch pants for keys,” so keys can be stylish too!

Inspired by the distinctive masks of luchadores or Mexican wrestlers, Lucha Keys, made in blue-red and green-lime rubber, stretch over › Continue reading

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Work Product Pick: United Nude Fold Elastic Bootie – Comfortable & Unique

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 | Fashion, Photos, Shoes, Style Picks, Work Product Picks | 3 Comments

meilily-shoes-united-nude-fold-elastic-bootsMeilily: In search of the most comfortable and stylish shoes for the office…

In this Work Product series, I try to find the best work shoe of all worlds: a stylish and flattering office-friendly shoe that is, very importantly, comfortable to walk in (and I do mean walk not hobble). Brownie points for head-turning or compliment-inducing capabilities!

Most working professional women out there have a dilemma: wear stylish leg-flattering (yet crippling) heels or wear comfortable leg-shortening flats, or gasp even consider wearing 80′s era mid-heel pumps? What is a gal to do?!

The first shoe worth selecting as a Meilily Work Product Pick is… the “Fold” Elastic Bootie by United Nude! This shoe is amazing!

Check out these product photos and thoughts on the Fold Elastic Bootie…

I got the United Nude Fold elastic bootie in Grey Fade › Continue reading

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New Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Anglomania: Lady Dragon Heels for Spring 2010

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 | Fashion, Product Launches, Shoes, Stores, Style Picks | Comments Off

lady_dragon_black_stampMeilily Hot Happenings! Exclusive US Launch – Melissa Lady Dragon Spring 2010 styles and colors!

Attention Lady Dragon lovers: The new Spring 2010 Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Anglomania shoe collection is available now in the US, and looks really exciting!

These exciting Lady Dragon heels from the new Spring collection are as fun and amazing as the original slingbacks, and they’re now available in four new colors, or with a new shiny orb or a crown stamp! (Lady Dragon Stamp Black and Heart Gold shown)
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These new Lady Dragons are currently only available in the US exclusively from Meilily’s favorite Melissa shoe provider, Epaulet in New York! (Be sure to check out the rest of the fantastic assortment of Melissa shoes at Epaulet.)

Brazilian shoe company, Melissa, the maker of sustainable and attractive rubber shoes, has yet again collaborated with famous British designer Vivienne Westwood to produce this amazing collection of Lady Dragon heels for Spring…. Yes, they’re still made from scented rubber!

New Spring 2010 Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Styles: ($149)
- Lady Dragon Heart Gold (red heart) – Would really flatter tan legs!
- Lady Dragon Heart Lilac (black heart) – Loving this color combo!
- Lady Dragon Heart Ice (blue heart) – Very “icy!”
- Lady Dragon Heart Fuschia (red heart) – Plays tricks with my eyes!
- Lady Dragon Stamp Black (matte with rose stamp) – This one’s calling my name!
- Lady Dragon Orb Smoke (shiny metallic ball) – The mirrored ball sounds fun, but be sure to wear clean underwear!

Read on for More Photos of the new Spring 2010 Lady Dragons & Details… › Continue reading

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Product Pick & Photos: Designer Totes by Jason Wu & Brian Reyes – Proceeds Benefit Dress for Success

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 | Fashion, Photos, Product Picks, Style Picks | 3 Comments

Meilily: Fashion Gives Back Designer Totes

Meilily: Fashion Gives Back Designer Totes

Meilily Product Pick & Photos! Special Charitable Designer Totes by Jason Wu & Brian Reyes!

Earlier this month, Meilily highlighted Glamour’s “Fashion Gives Back” Collaboration, which combines the design talent of today’s hottest young designers with a shared philanthropic goal.  As a result, a collection of tote bags designed by this select group of designers is now on sale, and all proceeds from the Fashion Gives Back totes benefit Dress for Success!

Now here are several photos of and more details on Meilily’s favorite Glamour Fashion Gives Back designer tote bags – the black gradient tote designed by Jason Wu and the red floral tote designed by Brian Reyes

Fashion Gives Back Tote Designed by Brian Reyes:
*Meilily will be giving away one designer tote by Brian Reyes to a lucky reader – Keep an eye out for contest details!  › Continue reading

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