Melissa's Sweet Style

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Back 2 School with The Mills at Jersey Gardens




Hey dolls!  Hope your all staying cool in this heat!  

Even though the weather is hot, hot and the last thing you want to think about is back to school.  It's almost that time!  Summer sure does fly by.    I had the opportunity to go shopping for back to school with a few of my favorite bloggers at The Mills at Jersey Gardens.  

Pic c/o Complicated Mama


With 200 outlet stores and more stores coming soon, it's the perfect place to find everything you need for back to school.  They have all the trends at super affordable prices.  

Here are some of my favorite trends for back to school!



It makes me laugh to think that I wore these in the 90's and now they are back on trend.  Their perfect for boys or girls, and can be worn with just about anything.

Another trend that Isn't going anywhere is florals for fall!  Here I am rocking this super cute floral dress with cut-outs from Garage Clothing.  
When school starts it can still be warm out so the cut-outs are perfect for those warmer days in the beginning.  Once the weather gets chillier you can just add a denim jacket and booties.   


Denim is always on the top of my nephews back to school list.  When were at The Mills the Levi's outlet is a must.  With most jeans priced at $39.99 it's perfect for moms on a budget.  

Pic c/o -Google


The Mills at Jersey Gardens is perfect for all of your back to school must haves!

#MILLS2SCHOOLSTYLES


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Maxi Living







Dress: H & M | Sunnies & Bracelets: Forever 21 



From Spring to Summer, there's nothing like a maxi dress. 

They can be edgy or super feminine depending on the pattern or style.  It's a no brainer that you need not just one, but a few in your closet.



Monday, July 11, 2016

Prints And A Bump!









Bright prints and bumps on this Monday!  


Styling this growing bump has not been easy in this summer heat.  Luckily I can wear easy dresses like this shift dress that I got while I was down the shore.  The print and tassel details are super cute whether your an expecting mommy or not.  I wore it with heels for dinner, but you can easily wear flats for a day look.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CROPPED










Hey loves!  Hope you had a great July 4th weekend.


Cropped pants can be a tricky trend to pull of, especially if their wide leg.  I think the easiest way to make them work is balance.  Don't go to wide on the top, keep it sleek or you might end up looking sloppy.  Another tip is wear heels, I'm a flats girl but you need an elevated look.  If you don't want to do a high heel, opt for a stacked one like I did here.  


Keeping the print neutral like I did with these Banana Republic ones is always an easy way to embrace the trend.  I can always rely on Banana to keep me on trend without trying to hard. 


These pants can go from work to cocktail, my best advice is to just have fun with them.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Happy BUMP Day!




SURPRISE!!  I am so excited to announce that I will be a first time mommy!  My husband and I are so excited and feel so blessed.  I wanted to wait a little to share our big news and now that I've entered my second trimester (15 weeks), it's about that time!  It feels so good to be able to finally share our little secret with everyone.  

If you haven't guessed by the onesie, were having a...........BOY!

Dress: Old Navy | Baby Onesie Vazzie Tees



Our baby boy and I are doing great and we can't wait to meet him!
 
God has blessed us with our little angel and we couldn't be happier.  To be honest, as long as we have a healthy baby the sex didn't matter.  Of course my husband is elated that he's having a son.  


I can't wait to share this journey with you!  


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Anything But COMMON



We all love unique designs and handcrafted gifts.  When uncommongoods reached out to me, I was super excited to be working with them.  

Part of uncommongoods mission is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers.  I love that when you visit their website they have a little of everything.

As I shopped around the website, I couldn't get over all the whimsical pieces that they have to offer.  They have housewares, clothing, jewelry and lots more.  Picking a favorite piece is going to be the hard part.

While I was shopping, I wanted everything!  One of my picks was this super funky watch.  It's called the Equation Geek Watch, and it's anything but common.  It's got the equivalent notation for each number.  How cool is that?!  A perfect gift for all the upcoming graduation parties you'll be attending and lets not forget Father's Day!  


   


I'm all about delicate and dainty jewelry pieces for summer.  The last thing I want is heavy jewelry clingy on my skin when it's hot and humid out.  That's why I fell in love with the Forget Me Not Rings.  This bow ring is sterling silver and delicately tied in a pretty bow made from the mold of a real string.  




I haven't even gotten to the best and most amazing part of uncommongoods.  

They have a you shop, we give program.  Through The Better to Give program, they've been able to build a better business by connecting their customers with charities around the globe.  With every purchase you  make, they are proud to donate $1 to the non-profit of your choice.  Since they started the Better to Give program 12 years ago, they've donated over $1,000,000.  

Now you can shop and feel good about it!  Let's keep up the good work!



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!