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Beach Vacation Style Pick: Affordable Active Swimwear

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 | Fashion, Photos, Style Picks | 1 Comment

Meilily is on vacation in Kauai this week…
I probably won’t be updating as much when I’m away, and instead hope to do as much snorkeling, hiking, beach-sitting, photo-taking, ooh-ing and aaah-ing as possible…

Meilily Style Pick:  Merona Olive Swim Tankini & Swim Skirt

Meilily Style Pick: Merona Olive Swim Tankini & Swim Skirt

Meilily Beach Vacation Style Pick!

In line with the beach vacation theme, here is a great swimsuit find from… Target (of all places) that works great for active beach vacations. I just tried it out during a day full of snorkeling and wandering about town, so this style pick is tried and true!

While many of you may not consider stores like Target a one-stop vacation wear shop, I found a good-coverage two-piece tankini swimsuit with swim skirt from Target’s Merona clothing line for only $19.99 each piece. Given that all the swimsuits I had been looking at (J.Crew, Athleta, Victoria’s Secret) were either too expensive for my current budget (over $40 per piece), oddly patterned, or too skimpy (think “coming-off-in-the-next-wave“), this Merona swim outfit was a lucky find! It’s perfect for transitioning easily from street to swim, especially since the swim skirt has an attached bikini bottom!

Happy Swimming! from Meilily

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J.Crew Weddings: Dress Sale! Sophia Bridesmaid Dress on Sale!

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 | Sales, Stores, Weddings | Comments Off

Meilily Sale Alert & Shopping Tips: J.Crew Sophia Dress!

Spring wedding season is already underway, but if you are still looking for bridesmaid dresses, look no further – J.Crew’s popular silk Sophia dress is currently on sale for only $100 in select colors (and only $59.99 in Kelly Green)! I’ve kept my eye on the price of J.Crew bridesmaid dresses for a friend, and I think now is a fantastic time to stock up on select J.Crew wedding attire!

Read on for more about the J.Crew dress styles on sale and for Meilily’s important tips for shopping J.Crew Weddings.

J.Crew Sophia Short Dress in Silk Tricotine:
Regularly $150, the J.Crew Sophia Short Dress in Silk Tricotine is a great value as an elegant, classy, and pretty dress for bridesmaids or brides. › Continue reading

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Featured Shopstyle Look: Sunny Spring-to-Summer by Meilily

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 | Featured Looks, Fragrance, Makeup, Shoes, Wishlist | Comments Off

J.Crew at ShopStyle

I was inspired by warmer weather, spring sunshine, golden yellow fields of hay and flowers, and the upcoming wedding season to create this Sunny Spring-to-Summer look.

This look includes the following fashion, beauty and jewelry items:
J.Crew – Augusta Peep-toe Pump (Perfect pumps for bridesmaids and wedding guests!)
Le Labo – Neroli 36 Fragrance (Fantastic watery neroli fragrance!)
Cargo PlantLove – Green Goddess Palette (Eco-friendly beauty!)
Zac Posen – Flounce Dress (Isn’t this dress amazing?)
Anna Ruth Henriques – Leaf Cuff (Meilily loves Barneys New York jewelry designers!)
Ten Thousand Things – Sunstone Waterfall Necklace
Fossil – Isabella Embossed Clutch
Miu Miu – Shoulder Bowling Bag

Enjoy! from Meilily

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First Lady Michelle Obama on the Cover of Vogue March 2009

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 | General, Photos | 1 Comment

Meilily: Michelle Obama on the Cover of Vogue March 2009

Meilily: Michelle Obama on the Cover of Vogue March 2009

The March 2009 issue of Vogue Magazine features an historic and inspirational cover photograph of First Lady Michelle Obama, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.  Looking relaxed, confident and real in the cover photograph, Michelle Obama is poised and calm in repose, wearing a beautiful magenta silk dress by Jason Wu.

It just might be true that Michelle Obama really is “the First Lady the world’s been waiting for” as Vogue Magazine has dubbed her.  Michelle Obama, who can pull off wearing both designer fashions as well as off-the-rack clothing from J. Crew and White House | Black Market, does not come across as stiff or guarded as First Ladies sometimes can.  We just can’t seem to get enough of First Lady Michelle Obama’s reachable style and down-to-earth presence.

Moreover, if the Michelle Obama March Vogue cover is any indication, this spring we are in for a treat, recession or not.  I expect that magentas, fuscias, and wines will be fashionable shades for spring, and that Taiwanese designer Jason Wu, › Continue reading

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Teachers and Students Get 15% off J.Crew!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 | General, Sales, Stores | 1 Comment

Know any fashionable teachers or students out there? Well, J.Crew is offering all teachers and college students a 15% discount off of any in-store purchase. This is a great ongoing, but little-known, discount for teachers (with a valid school ID) and students (with a valid student ID).

J.Crew currently does not seem to limit the use of the discount, except to purchases in-store with proper ID, so it is a great discount to combine with a J.Crew sale.

[I tried using the 15% student discount on top of a storewide 20% off sale, and it worked quite easily!]

Meilily says:  Save Beautifully!

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