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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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My fav places for my other kids=My french bulldogs

I realized today that I never write about my adorable/crazy french bulldogs named Lily and Violet. These black and white spotted French bulldogs have been my other children for the past 7 years. Over the years, I have narrowed down my fav spots and services for these pampered pooches.

We travel a lot and need a chic, cozy place to drop off the girls. After several years trying different pet hotels from Hollywood to Temescal Canyon. I finally found D Pet Hotel which has become the girls home away from home. They get a suite with a plush bed and spend the day in the indoor dog park. The girls come back home smelling clean and exhausted.

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My go to place for dog supplies and organic dog food is the Healthy Spot. My dogs have a ton of allergies and of course are on a specific dog food that is dehydrated and needs to be mixed with water. Yes I said mixed with water. Long gone are the days of dog food in cans for my posh pets.

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Finally, I have had the same dog walker company for 5 years and I trust them in my home and with my girls. We love our dog walker Katherine. She leaves us a novel of a note recounting all the parts of the walk.

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All in all my dogs are the best kept dogs in LA. Woof, woof! -MRA

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Festival Season Kicks Off with Coachella

Unknown-1 Coachella is all the buzz in Los Angeles. Visitors from all over have begun to descend onto the LA area in preparation for their upcoming 2 weekends in Indio, California. In celebration of Festival season, we are throwing a daytime bash to outfit you with all your needs for your music listening weekend in the desert. It’s not only about the music but very much about the fashion. Beckley is your one stop shop for everything from Simone Camille vintage inspired handbags, Sunday Riley SPF 30 which is a must for the hot desert days, Frame denim white overalls are sure to make a statement and of course our nude gladiator sandals from Stuart Weitzman. Stop in today and sip come Clover Pressed juice and listen to some tunes by DJ Holly Marilyn to get in you in the music mood, plus with every purchase you will receive our Beckley by Melissa cross body bag filled with must needed goodies for your weekend. -MRA

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