Simple + Elegant

A few posts back I mentioned a side project I’ve been working on.

Well… I am excited today to announce the launch of that project today… !

Today my best friend Jelena and I launched an online store for her jewelry line LULO. Website created by me! Now I’m not a professional graphic or web designer, so this was a really fun challenge and I hope you love how it came out. Even though I created my blog on WordPress using Thesis, setting up an online shop was a different story!!!

We are going for a simple + elegant look, just like the jewelry line itself.


Read the LULO story here.

Happy shopping,

keely marie


My favorite Canadian boutique

Hey ladies in the US, I am about to make your Christmas wish list longer. My favorite, favorite, FAVORITE boutique from Canada just launched an online store. Aritzia!

Traveling in Canada for a few years for work I fell in love with this shop, dying to know when we’d have one closer to Miami. They’ve recently opened boutiques in 10 US cities now including New York and San Fran, so some of you might be familiar. Based on past purchases, three of the brands they carry stand out to me as really high quality; T. Babaton, Talula, and Wilfred.

Check it out.  I apologize to your bank account ahead of time.


{loving these looks}

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Sites I’m Loving Right Now

August is breezing by too quickly and my to do list is quickly piling up, I guess that is what a real vacation will do. There hasn’t been time for as much cooking as normal, but there was a bit too much shopping…we’ve had event after event.

Have I told you about my online shopping obsession yet? I went to a mall to get a dress for a wedding and realized it was the first time I had been to a mall since Christmas!

When I lived in Los Angeles I’d just walk down the street to blocks of perfect stores {sigh}, but in Miami we have just one boutique I like close to my house.

Here are a few of the sites and designers I’m loving lately.

::: Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories :::

LYST – Social sharing site that links you to buy items. Follow items you pin, follow designers and bloggers. Purchase items I like with this link.

keelymarie on LYST

Revolve Clothing – Free Shipping and Returns {please take this away from me!} Rich + Skinny, Tibi, Herve Leger, Gypsy, Rory Beca…all my faves in one place.


 Nasty Gal – cute, less expensive than designer, great warm weather clothes


 ::: Art / Homemade :::

Etsy: Obviously great for gifts and customized homeware. Some shops I love:


GlamRocks Designs – handmade jewelry, I have these rings and I’m obsessed! fast shipping and major compliments

AedrielOriginals – lover her designs for unique kitchenware, aren’t these plates fabulous?

loveandwhiskers– great personalized gifts! fast shipping as well

What are your current “go to”  online shopping sites right now?



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Memorial Day Cook + Swim ::: Best of Both

Are you ready for the long weekend!? Sun, sand, & water. Grilling outside with a mojito in hand. {Small reminder I live in Miami}

Oh Memorial Day cookouts…I love you. Here’s  some favorite cookout recipes that are sure to impress.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Savory Sweet Life
Boneless Baked Chicken Wings keelymarie
BBQ Chicken Ina Garten
Tuna Pasta Salad 20somethingcupcakes
Calico Beans keelymarie
Apple Almond Chicken Salad 20somethingcupcakes
Grilled Corn on the Cob Bobby Flay
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies keelymarie
PB+J Cookies 20somethingcupcakes
Millionaire Mojito
One of the many Sangria recipes from my lovely SAS 20somethingcupcakes

Now that you know what you are cooking, you can’t forget that PERFECT swimsuit. You just might want to skip those bacon wrapped water chestnuts. Just a thought. I’m currently lusting after these beauties.

Marra Hoffman One Piece
Free People Bikini (multiple colors available)
Marra Hoffman Bikini

All Saint’s Bikini

You can purchase these swimsuits in my LYST store here. 

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I confess, I’m a product junkie ::: musthave beauty products

Before cooking or travel ever came into my life I was, and still am, a bona fide product junkie.

My beauty mantra:

∞ Do whatever it takes to take care of your skin (you can’t go back in time) and get facials as often as you can afford
∞ Flawless, but naturally glossy looking skin, is the only way to go
∞ Don’t leave the house without mascara, but that’s really all you MUST wear (and maybe a good lip gloss
∞ Bare eyes and bright lips are the way to go, at least now

I might try everything under the sun once {thanks Birch Box and NewBeauty Test Tube}, but I keep coming back to a certain few products. So here they are, my musthaves, that I repeatedly buy and live by.

Phytomer Oligopur Purifying Face Wash

Strivectin as a Night time Face lotion

Avene Thermal Spring Water spray

Dior Foundation in Sand

Sephora Pro Foundation Airbrush

Use this for the foundation above and your life will change

Guerlain hydrating bronzer 03

Nars blush in Deep Throat

Blush - NARS - Deep Throat

Natural/Nude LIP: Chanel Mythic number 69

One of my girlfriends introduced me to this color, and I can only ever find it at the Heathrow airport. I was there 2 weeks ago and couldn’t find it- help! Is this color discontinued?

Glossy Stain: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture 11 Rouge Gouache

Glossy, lasts like a stain, feels like a creamy lipstick, not sticky, almost too many colors to pick from

Perfect Red: Tom Ford in Cherry Lush

Costs a pretty penny, but the most luxurious feeling lipstick out there

Pink: Nars Schiap

My best friend introduced me to this color and I can’t get enough. So amazingly bright!

The Summer Season: NARS Schiap Lipstick

Best Colored Gloss: Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy in 06 Luscious Cherry

Mascara: Panthera Ultraflesh and Maybelline Falsies

(Top lashes: one coat Maybelline Falsies then one coat Panthera , Bottom Lashes: One coat Panthera)
Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara Black
Black Volum' Express the Falsies Mascara

Current Shadow Obsession: NAKED 2 Pallette Urban Decay

Plenty of options, both matte and sparkly. Normally when I buy palettes I completely forget to use them, something about too many colors that I don’t need. This one I’ve used every day since I got it, day and night.

Makeup Stash! » Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

What are your musthave beauty products?

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