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Casual Dressing Done Right

I recently spent a weekend in Napa with my adorable husband and a few of our friends. The weather was chilly and then rainy the first day or so but heated up to mid seventies with sunshine. I am a bit nuts about checking the weather because I never want to get somewhere and have had packed horribly wrong. Nothing is worse than getting somewhere and not having your rain jacket, cozy scarf or hat. That being said, based on the Napa weather forecast I packed in layers so I could remove as needed. I also chose to carry a cross body nude suede Chanel bag which allowed me to have both hands free at all times. This proved to be the right choice. The key to achieving the right balance of casual is choosing items that can be inner changed with the same pair of shoes, has layers which can be added or removed and has your own sense of style. Here is my casual look below as I stand in front of the Regusci winery. We had a unique lunch experience in their large tasting room listening to a historical, musical recount from the famous music producer Eddie Kramer who has worked with Jimi Hendrix the Beatles and the Stones. Check out his new book, its a fantastical recap of his journey in music.

Image Here is a similar look you can get from Beckley. I may try this one out on my new weekend getaway. -MRA

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Celeb Favorite at Beckley: Stuart Weitzman’s “Nudist” + PROMO CODE

We finally have the most covetable shoe among Hollywood stars in stock at Beckley. Check out who has worn it below and we are offering 10% off for our readers until Friday, April 25 by entering the promo code NUDIST10. Shop it here!
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Lines we Love: Theysken’s Theory

Theory has expanded into an amazing ready to wear line over the past few years. Even though it’s known for great fitting pants and perfectly tailored blouses, Theory not only is on trend but it sets trends. The collection in store now is a curated mix of cutout blouses, printed pants, shredded denim skirts, and a beautiful black crepe dress that can be worn alone or layered. Our edit is available online and in store! -KH

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DIY Home Garden

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Recently, I have been interested in creating a garden and growing my own veggies. I already have a head start as we currently have a lime tree, lemon tree and an avocado tree so I am squared away when it comes to making guacamole. I thought creating a garden with my son would be a fun day time activity and we can watch everything grow over the next few months. We decided to grow a few different veggies/herbs; radishes, carrots, beets and basil. These veggies grow quickly so my son will continue to be interested as the weeks pass.

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First, we tilled the soil and turned it about to get it ready for the watering which my son loved. Then we dug out a mini trench and began to drop in our seeds. Finally, we covered our seeds and let the sunlight do its magic.

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Whether, you have a house with a large backyard or just a small out-door space. Anyone, can create their own garden. -MRA

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New BeckleybyMelissa

1623594_590415811054264_4530406373731630528_n We designed a few travel-friendly pieces for your summer getaways (all priced under $200). Available in store now and online soon! My favorite look is the ombre waistband skirt! -KH

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Sunglasses by Prism
BeckleybyMelissa Pocket Tee in Grey $85
BeckleybyMelissa Silk Ombre Mini Skirt $125
BeckleybyMelissa Pocket Tee in White $85
Gladiators by Stuart Weitzman
BeckleybyMelissa Ombre Silk Tie Top $195
BeckleybyMelissa Tshirt Dress $105
Hat by Eugenia Kim

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Trend Tuesdays: Dainty Layering

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We have seen a shift in jewelry trends from statement chunky costume to delicate fine jewelry. What I love about this “trend” is that it allows you to layer family heirlooms and pieces that are important to you. I have collected dainty chains over the years as gifts and I rotate them often. In the summer when I am wearing less bulky clothing it’s easy to wear more of my pieces at once. Mixing metals, stones, and lengths is key. We carry several dainty pieces that make special gifts for your loved ones or yourself from Shy by Sydney Evans, Maya Brenner, Tarin Thomas, and Puro (check them out here). It’s a great, not in your face, way to show your personality! -KH

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MTV Movie Awards 2014

We were asked to attend the MTV Movie Awards but had to decline our invite, so the next best thing was to watch it on TV. It’s a fun awards show and the fashion should be fun too! The thing I hate the most is when celebs overdue an awards show look but last night I found a common theme between some of Hollywood’s hottest ladies. I loved the way each one of them showed just a touch of skin in a chic way either with a crop top and high waist skirt or a simple cut out showing just enough to keep you wanting more. Here are my top looks from last night. Happy Monday! -MRA

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