Melissa's Sweet Style

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Banana Republic Photo Shoot

Feels so good to be back!  Missed you dolls!   So many things are happening....... life is crazy like that.  The past month has been bananas!  No pun!  

I have tons to share with you and a huge announcement will be up soon but for now, I'll start by giving you a behind the scenes look of a photo shoot I did with Banana Republic.  

I worked on a style post with BR and they decided to choose some of their favorite bloggers to work with them on a photo shoot and I was one of the lucky ones.

  It was honestly one of the best days that I've had since starting my blog.   It was such an honor to work with a company that I've admired as well as shopped at for years.   

I didn't know how to act when I saw myself on this board......SOOO COOL!!!!!  


My makeup was super natural.  I don't wear heavy makeup usually, but I was surprised how simple it was for a photo shoot.  Not even fake lashes!!!  

After getting all glammed up it was time to put my first outfit on, I had a total of 4 looks.  I also had no idea that the shoot would be outside.  I have never modeled before so I assumed we would be in a studio just snapping pictures, but it was not like that at all!!!  

We were all over the streets of NYC trying to get that perfect shot.  I even found myself getting my makeup done and hiding from the rain in a supermarket.  It was a horrible, cold and rainy day but I was so excited it didn't even phase me.  I was in my total Gigi Hadid moment all day long.  I was ready to quit my 9-5, take head shots and become a model.  Don't laugh....LOL!!!  

Shoe & accessory heaven!

My favorite outfit from the shoot.  The blazer was made of this basket weave material that felt amazing.  It's definitely a piece you can wear through all the seasons.

Pretending I wasn't freezing....

The weather was horrible and I actually felt sick that day but it was a day that I'll never forget.  

Here are some of the professional pics.

Hope you enjoy the pics!  

Thank you Banana Republic for making my modeling dreams come true!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring In The 40's

Sunnies: Aldo | Jacket: Mandee | Denim shirt: Banana Republic | Jeans: Hudson Jeans | Booties: GoJane | Handbag: Target 

Spring is taking forever so in the meantime, I wear booties and cropped jackets!

Monday, April 11, 2016


It's a beauty kind of Monday here on the blog!

I've partnered with Dove to tell you all about their new Dove Oil Collection featuring their Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar and Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash.

The new Dove Dry Oil collection helps nourish and protect skin from dryness in the shower by effectively cleansing without leaving your skin feeling dry. 

Did you know that, 1 in 3 women suffer from dry skin?!  My skin is always dry even in the warm weather.  Having a line infused with Moroccan Argan Oil is a dream.  Lets face it, we all feel more confident when our skin is moisturized vs. dry. 

I love that it has a nourishing formula infused with Moroccan Argan Oil beads; which helps to replenish nutrients to my skin.  It smells so good too!

I also started using the Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar to take my makeup off at night, and I love it.  It's made with Dove Signatures mild formula with 1/4 moisturizing cream for soft, smooth and radiant skin.     

Dove has always been a part of my skin care/beauty routine, they have great ingredients and are super affordable.  "The New Dove Dry Oil Collection" is definitely a new favorite!


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Dove, but all my opinions are my own. 
 #DoveDifference #ShowerAwayDrySkin #DovePartner

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tickled PINK

Sweater: Hollister | Jeans: Wet Seal | Booties: Mossimo | Clutch: Forever 21

Adding a touch of color to your neutrals is always a good idea.  

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Destructed Denim Shirt  & Boyfriend Chino Crop {c/o} Banana Republic

If I had to pick a few fashion staples that every girl should have in her closet, one of them would be the chambray shirt.  If you don't have one or 10 like I do, you better get yourself one.  I talk about the versatility of this shirt all the time.

It can be layered, tied in a knot, and even worn as a dress!  I own so many, but I do love a good upgrade.  All of the ones that I have are pretty fitted, so when I saw this one from Banana Republic, I fell in LOVE!  I like that it runs a little big, and I love the style.

Another great piece for Spring that I picked up at Banana Republic are these boyfriend chinos.  The color is perfect for day or night. 

Take these from the office to happy hour by adding a bold lip and heels.  I added my favorite pink sunnies for a pop of color. 


“Banana Republic provided free product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.”

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Delightful Weekends

My coffee routine on the weekends always consists of me catching up on the latest fashion trends, watching a little tv, and of course sippin on my coffee.  My morning isnt the same without it.   

With brands and flavors like; cappuccino, hazelnut, Dunkin Donuts, Folgers, & even Bustelo my coffee is anything but boring.  A few cups later and I'm ready to start my day.

My weekend schedule always varies, but the one thing that doesn't change is food shopping on Sundays.  I always end up at my local ShopRite, and I get my shop on for the week.

Guess where my first stop is?  Yup!  The coffee isle.  I can't survive the week without it.

Cream over milk, anyday!  I like to pick a different flavor every time I pick one up.  I've been really loving the Cold Stone Sweet Cream from International Delight.  Its like ice cream coffee.  Yum!!  

When I'm not in the mood for a flavored creamer, I opt for a natural sweetener like Truvia.  

Right now ShopRite is offering a super sweet deal!
Buy 2 participating coffee products and 1 participating creamer and get a free box of Truvia Natural Sweetener (40ct) now thru 3/12, while supplies last.  

Weekends are short and sometimes hectic, but my coffee routine is always easy and sweet! 

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® , The J.M.Smucker Company, White Wave, and Truvia Natural Sweetener, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CoffeeRoutine