My best girlfriend and my sister-in-law introduced me to the seasons must have earring Dior’s “Tee Shirt”. I immediately was obsessed with the mismatched ball concept and the array of colors they were offered in. My mom raced to the Dior store at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, of course she was obsessed with them too and had to have them immediately. They are offered in a rainbow of colors and really can be worn as the name says with a tee and jeans. I have two pairs, one two toned gold and silver and another a deep navy blue. I have worn them all summer long as they add a pop and pick me up to any of your day or night looks. -MRA
Every time I see people post photos of their gorgeous long nails, I get a little jealous. Mine are always very short- mainly because I always work with my hands. Melissa and I decided to go for it and they have been quite an adjustment. We went to THINKPINK salon in Soho- and they gave each of us different shapes. Mine are longer with a rounded point and Melissa’s are a bit shorter with more of a severe point. Here are my survival tips:
1. Book about 2 hours out of your day- these take a lot longer then you would expect.
2. If you often work with your hands..get them Melissa’s length. Mine are a bit too long for everyday tasks.
3. Pick a neutral color. These are already a statement so no need to get neon colors.
4. Use a q-tip to clean behind them…some weird stuff can get stuck in your long nails.
5. Go for at least one fill in. The amount of time they take along with the amount they cost, you should try to keep them as long as you can tolerate.
yummy cookies by Dean & Deluca
Because I can’t drink, I have become more obsessed with alcohol lately and am craving it! Prior to me getting knocked up, I spent the winter holiday season drinking Moscow Mules which I was only introduced to this season. My entire family has become mule aficionado especially my mother who sometimes travels with her own copper cups and favorite ginger beer. I have found or rather my mother has found after much trial and tasting that the below recipe makes the tastiest mule. The key to the perfect mule is the copper cup. You can find vintage copper cups if you troll the internet as well as brand new ones from Williams Sonoma. This is a great drink for dinner parties summer, fall, winter and spring! -MRA
I am psyched to announce our monthly newsletter launching today! Each month we will focus on a few key trends for the season, our fav cocktails of the moment and quick video highlighting what we are doing/wanting now!
Everyone is in travel mode so I wanted to highlight the must have looks to pack during your summer holiday trip. We have included day to night looks ranging from designers such as Theory, Mother of Pearl, Simone Camille, Tibi and much more which are all available online at www.beckleyboutique.com. I hope you love this as much as I loved putting it together! Check out some of our behind the scenes pics below. TGIF and safe travels! -MRA
For some reason, I have always had a few staple crisp white button down shirts circulating in and out of my wardrobe. I think a white button down is an ageless, timeless piece that the young and old folk can wear with their own flair. My most memorable white button down purchase was a Dolce and Gabbana boyfriend shirt that I purchased in Paris more than 10 years ago. This shirt is still alive and kicking’ in my closet. We have even seen celebs pairing white button downs under Lanvin cocktail dresses (aka Emma Stone) as well as Julia Roberts sporting her button down at this years Oscars. You can also keep it super simple and pair back to high waisted jeans and heels (this is the way I would wear it). There are so many options these days from style, cut and price that every woman should invest in at least two Little White Button Downs or LWBD’s. Happy Shopping here are a few of my favs below! -MRA
I personally lean towards wearing boring tops/tees and interesting pants, but after being in the store this week and watching clients try on different tops from Theory, 10 Crosby, and Veronica Beard, my perspective changed! We have so many great options with just enough of a twist to make them special. If you’re like me, the next time you are shopping give the blouses a little attention! -KH