Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blog Your Dreams

 
 
 
 
 
Denim Top: Target
Blog Your Dreams Tee: {c/o} Furor Moda
Jeans: Wet Seal
Sandals: Zara
Necklace: Kohl's
 
 
Happy hump day sweets!  One of my favorite bloggers Daniela from Nany's Klozet hosted a giveaway, and I won this adorable "Blog Your Dreams" tee from Furor Moda.  Isn't it cute?  Loves it!  Of course I wore it with my boyfriend jeans and favorite summer sandals from Zara.  Hope you like! 
 
Follow your dreams, they know the way. - Kobe Yamada
 
xo xo
Mel
 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Floral Kisses

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Sweater: {c/o} Street-chic Floral Sweater 
Sunnies: {c/o} OASAP
 
 

Sweater weather?  Yup!  I may have spoken to soon when I said I didn't want to wear fall pieces on the blog.  The weather in Chicago was beautiful but there was such a cool breeze.  Oh summer.....why do you have to end :(
 
OASAP has the prettiest sweaters for fall.  When I saw this one, I knew it was perfect for a night out in the city.  I loved the pattern and that it was super light weight.  Perfect for these chilly days and nights.   OASAP has become one of my favorite online stores.  Always on trend and unbeatable prices.  I also got my sunnies there for like $2! 
 
Speaking of accessories....how CUTE is this lippy clutch by Galian New YorkTheir handbags have been featured in magazines like Lucky and People Style Watch.  My 2 favorite by the way.  Their bags for this season are filled with styles from the past from fringe to lady-like structured totes.  The fringe bags are perfect for the fall season.   
 
Have a great Tuesday loves!
 
xo xo
Mel
 
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Neutrogena Selfie GIVEAWAY!





This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions expressed are my own.


I'm a sefie girllll, living in a selfie worldddd! 

I've teamed up with Latina Bloggers Connect to bring you the "Neutrogena Selfie Giveaway." 

We all want to look extra fabulous in our selfies.  Obviously, we need to start with clear skin.  Neutrogena knows how to get it right for that perfect selfie.  I've been using the oil free acne wash in grapefruit and my skin has been feeling amazing.   The Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit line features products that powerfully treat and help prevent breakouts and blackheads and delivers 100% natural grapefruit extract and vitamin C.  The pink grapefruit gel and scrub contains the patented MicroClear Technology to cut through oil to deliver maximum strength acne medicine.   
 

As a Latina I have to take extra special care of my skin.  Especially now in the summer months, my skin can get really oily and cause me to breakout.  As I get older I realize how important it is to have a daily cleansing routine.   You won't get that perfect selfie if you don't take proper care of your skin. 
 
Between managing a full time job, blogging, being a wife, and everything else life throws at me.  I sometimes get home too tired and I just want to go straight to bed.  The Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleanisng wipes for acne-prone skin are great for those nights when your too tired/lazy to go through the entire process of washing your face.  They leave my face looking refreshed and they smell amazing. 

Getting the perfect selfie can be tricky at times.  Sexy pout, kissy face, blowing a kiss or even a silly face. 

 
 
Which ever one of these is your favorite selfie poses, having a flawless complexion is the #1 way to achieving that fabulous selfie.  Take your time, explore all the possibilities within the photo and be as creative as you can.” After all, selfies are supposed to be fun!  Here are some of my selfie tricks.

My Selfie Tricks.......

Healthy Skin - Taking off your makeup before bed is my #1 trick for that perfect selfie.
Lighting can make a huge difference.  The sun is a great natural light.
Find your good side and the angles on your face
Confidence is KEY!
 
Now for the super fun part, the GIVEAWAY!!!


Neutrogena has challenged me to take the #NeutrogenaSelfie journey for a full week of selfies on Instagram.

Follow along for the chance to win one of three individual consultations with Neutrogena experts and a 1 year-long supply of Neutrogena products valued at $1,000


To enter the giveaway, you must publish a selfie on Instagram using the hashtag #neutrogenaselfie and submit the link on the Rafflecopter below.  It's that easy!

 Don't forget to follow me on Instagram so you can see my daily selfies!
@Melissa_sweetstyles

Giveaway ends on August 29th!
 
 
xo xo
Mel
 
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Turquoise Dreams

 
 
 
 
Necklace: Charming Charlie (Gift from my sweet bestie...love u Mandy)
Earrings: Mandee
Pants: Wet Seal (similar here)
Handbag: Dooney & Burke
 
 
 

Happy Monday!  Fall?  Oh no, summer is still in full swing!  I've noticed several bloggers posting fall previews....NO thank you!  I do love Fall, but I'm not rushing it.  I'm taking full advantage of these beautiful summer days that won't be here for much longer.  I actually heard something interesting on the radio recently.  They said that August is the Sunday of months.  So true!  Summer is almost over and it makes me really sad.  My mini getaway to Chicago is this week and that makes me happy, happy!   When I got these pants at Wet Seal, I had a completely different vision of how I would wear them.  I wanted something very boho chic.  Cute flats maybe a braid....but they were soooo long.  I ended up wearing wedges and dressing them up a little with this gorgeous statement necklace I got for my birthday.  Have a fab day sweets!
 
xo xo
Meli 
 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hit or Miss?


 
 
  
Dress: Xhilaration Fit & Flare Scuba (Target)
Sandals: Prabal Gurung (Target)
 
 
 
So I got this dress a while ago at Target and like always, I shoved it in my closet and forgot I even had it.  I wore this dress on Monday night for dinner with friends.  It was a casual dinner on a Monday so I figured, I'd wear flats and a cute dress and keep it movin.  This dress just didn't work for me.  I wasn't even going to share it with you, but we all have hits and misses in fashion so I just had to.  I knew I wanted to wear flats, because it was casual and a Monday.  I didn't think this dress was as long as it was.  I for sure should have worn heels!  I also didn't like that it bunches on the sides, the material is like scuba gear and it was just funky.  You should have seen it with out the belt!  No bueno!  Don't get me wrong, I think the dress is super cute!  Did I style it properly?  NO!  I think this dress would probably look cuter in the fall with a blazer, maybe booties.  This will for sure be a style challenge for me.  I WILL style this dress again.  How?  I have no idea but stay tuned.  
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Así que conseguí este vestido hace un tiempo en Target y como siempre lo metí en mi armario y se olvidó incluso que lo tenía.  Me puse este vestido el lunes para cenar con amigas.  Fue una cena informal, así que pensé, me pondría tacón bajo y un vestido lindo y segir.  Este vestido no funcionó para mí.  Ni siquiera iba a compartirlo con ustedes, pero todos tenemos aciertos y errores en la moda, así que sólo tenía que hacerlo.  Yo sabía que quería llevar tacón bajo, porque era informal y un lunes. Yo no pense que este vestido era tan largo como era.  Yo seguro debería poner me tacón altoAdemás, no me gusta que los racimos en los lados, el material es como el equipo de buceo y no me gusto.  Usted debe haber visto sin el cinturón!  No bueno!  No me malinterpreten, creo que el vestido es super lindoCreo que este vestido probablemente se vería más lindo en el otoño con un blazer, quizás botinesVoy a poner me este vestido de nuevo.  ¿Cómo? No tengo ni idea.  Mantenerse en sintonía. 
 
 
xo xo
Meli
 
 

Monday, July 28, 2014

In The Limelight

 
 
 
 
 

Bracelet: Target {gift}
Sunglasses: N/A
Earrings: Old Navy
 
Jeans: Wet Seal
Flats: Zara
 
 
 
I'm so in LOVE with this top!  The colors scream summer and what's even cooler is that the necklace is removable.  You can wear any of your other statement necklaces to create a completely different look.  LOVES IT!  For me, this top was a little on the dressy side so I dressed it down with none other than my "boyfriend jeans."  I seriously love these jeans!  A top bun and my favorite Zara flats to complete my look.  What do you think?  Hope you like it!
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Estoy tan enamorado con esta blusa!  Los colores gritan verano y lo que es aún más genial es que el collar es extraíble.  Usted puede usar cualquiera de los otros collares para crear un vestido completamente diferente.  Me encanta!  Para mí, este blusa era un poco en el lado elegante, así que me vestí casual con nada menos que mi "boyfriend jeans".  Me encanta en serio estos jeans!  Un moño y mis zapatos favoritos de Zara para completar mi look.  Qué piensas?  Espero que te guste!
 
 
xo xo
Meli
 
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jeannie in Jeans

 

 
 
Top: Wet Seal
Jeans: Mudd (Kohl's)
Wedges: Simply Vera Vera Wang (Kohl's)
Clutch: Mandee
 
 
 
  
Ahhhh jeans......I feel like I haven't wore jeans all summer except for white jeans.  Boyfriend jeans don't count...their ripped.  LOL!  I think with all the fun outfit choices for summer, like maxi dresses, skirts, and shorts we put jeans on the back burner.  Which I have no problem with since I live in them for fall and winter.  But sometimes we just gotta throw on a good jean and keep it moving.  I think it's easier to wear jeans at night for summer since the heat can be brutal during the day.  Day or night always remember to pair them with bright fun summer colors. 
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Ahhhh mahones......Siento que no me a puesto mahón todo el verano a excepción de los pantalones de mahón blancos.  Creo que con todas las opciones de vestir para el verano, como vestidos de maxi, faldas, y pantalones cortos....ponemos los pantalones de mahón en un segundo plano.  No tengo ningún problema con eso porque yo vivo en ellos para el otoño y el invierno.  Pero aveces tenemos que poner nos los mahones y seguir.  Creo que es más fácil de usar los pantalones de jean en la noche para el verano ya que el calor puede ser brutal durante el día.  De día o de noche siempre recuerdan usar los colores brillante de verano.
 
xo xo
Meli 
 
 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Over The Edge


 
Shorts: Old Navy
 
 
 
 
 

 
Happy Monday Sweets!  Hope you all had a lovely weekend!  As always they are way too short.  I feel like this summer is just flying by.  Where did July go?  Can't wait for my Chicago trip next month! 
 
Today I'm mixing it up and getting a little edgy.  I got this moto vest at Kohl's and I think it's a perfect piece to transition into fall and winter.  I get to a point where I stop buying summer clothes and think about pieces that I can wear into fall.  This vest is perfect for that.  I can wear it now with shorts or dresses like I did, or I can wear it later with knee boots and jeans.  I wore it with wedge espadrilles to give it that summer feel.  Hope you like!
 
Have a great day!
 
xo xo
Meli
        

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kimonos & Slides

 
 
 
 
Kimono, Boyfriend Shorts, & Slides all from Wet Seal:
Tee: Target
Sunnies: N/A
Clutch: Nine West
 

 
 
 Today is Trendy Thursday!  Kimonos and slides are on the top of the summer charts.  I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a pair of slides, since I hear they aren't as comfortable as they look.  I scored these for less than $5 at Wet Seal.  If your wondering if they were comfy, they did hurt a little after a while.  I'm glad I got these for such a bargain. 
 
Moving on to kimonos.....I just love them!  They are the perfect addition to any simple basic outfit.  Long, short, or fringed they have so many colors and patterns you can wear them basically over anything.  I have a few short ones already in my closet so when I saw this long one at Wet Seal, I knew I had to add it to my collection.  I also wanted to point out that I've been living in these boyfriend shorts.  They have been my go to shorts this summer.  I'm sure you'll see them again, and again.
 
 
Have a lovely day!
 
xo xo
Meli