Melissa's Sweet Style

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lunch Date




Top: Kohls | Jeans: Rainbow Shops | Sandals: Banana Republic | Handbag: Target




A girly, summery but super casual "outfit of the day" for a fun girls lunch.  Perfect for a summer afternoon.  


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Shifting Gears






Dress: C/O - Tobi Sage Shift Dress | Sneakers: Converse | Sunnies: Five Below

Happy Monday!  During the summer, I love to wear dresses.  I'm obsessed with this one from Tobi (currently on sale for $25). 
Tobi has the hottest pieces for every season.  Right now their offering 50% off everything!

The off-the-shoulders and statement sleeve on this dress, is on trend and perfect to dress up or down.  I dressed mine down with a classic pair of white Converse.  A pair of "white sneakers" are definitely a summer staple in my closet.  They go with everything!



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Friday, June 23, 2017

Dash Of Red

Happy Friday and happy SUMMER! I'm so excited for my first summer with the baby.  Little AJ is 6 months old now, has two teeth, and is already crawling!  He's even trying to stand.  He thinks he's such a big boy but he's still a little peanut.  As for me, I'm great!  Now.....

The first few months of motherhood was super challenging.  The sleepless nights were hard.  Thankfully I had a great support system.  My best advice for any new mommy, take it one day at a time.  Everything is temporary!  Believe it or not, the days and nights :) do get better.


This is my first style post since having the baby and I was super nervous.  I'm not at my desired weight yet but, I'm happy and that's all that matters.  I'll get to that "number" but for now, I'm just enjoying it all.  Even the extra pounds!


For this post I thought I would take a classic like black and white, which is one of my favorite color combos and summer it up! 

I added a pop of color with my new block heels from TargetWhat's summer without a little color?!?!?!

My off the shoulders top is from TobiThey have the trendiest pieces you'll love!  We all want to show a little skin during the warmer months and a little shoulder action is flattering on everyone. 



Top: Tobi | Sunnies: Steve Madden | Skirt: New York & Company | Sandals: Target

Have a great weekend!
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nighttime With Shea Moisture Baby



AJ, my little sunshine!  He's been a pretty good sleeper since the beginning but sometimes it's still a bit challenging getting him to sleep through the night.  It was important to my husband and I that we get him on a nighttime routine, especially if we wanted mommy and daddy time. 

At around 8:15pm, I start by giving him a warm bath using the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey Provence Lavender Baby Nighttime Soothing Shampoo & Bath Milk

AJ's skin is very sensitive and he has a little eczema so it's imperative that we keep his skin moisturized.  I'm in love with this bath milk!  It feels super creamy and amazing on his skin.  It's sulfate free with certified organic shea butter and manuka honey. 



After his bath, I give him a nice baby message using the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey Provence Lavender Baby Nighttime Soothing Body Lotion

Mommy Tip: Baby messages are a great way to soothe and connect with your baby at bedtime.



I also use the Manuka Honey Provence Baby Chest Rub which I forgot to include in the pictures, sorry.  I just rub a little on his chest and the Provence Lavender Oil and Ylang Ylang provide a relaxing scent to unwind and encourage restful sleep.
 
After his bath and message its a little reading, and plenty of mama cuddles before I put him down for the night.

AJ is 5 months old now and is finally getting the hang of a nighttime routine.  Some nights are better than others.  If your having a hard time, don't give up!  Keep at it.  All babies are different, that we know.  Be patient!  Not only is it important for baby to get a good night sleep but for mommy and daddy too.


Happy mommy = happy baby


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Monday, May 1, 2017

Reina Rebelde




Hi Sweets!  Happy May!

Today I'm celebrating Latina beauty with Reina Rebelde which means "rebellious queen" in English.  A new beauty line that celebrates the unique beauty of Latina Women.  

Reina Rebelde was born out of something I share with all Latinas — a passion for makeup and extreme pride for my cultural identity. I’m driven by knowing that today’s mujer can’t be defined or placed in just one box,” says  Regina Merson, Founder and CEO. 

 
 Let me tell you, I'm obsessed!  The line is bold and sexy but also super feminine.  The packaging itself, is a work of art.  


 The colors are gorgeous!  Bright pinks and bold reds!  The lip color stick in "Rosa Salvaje" is my favorite.  The names were inspired by attitudes that every Latina woman can relate to.  This wild pink is perfect for Spring. 


Another favorite was the "On your face + Color Trio in Coqueta, which means flirt.  The face contour color trio includes a pearl rose blush, matte bronzer and pearl white highlighter.  The perfect face palette to take with you on the go.  


You'll also love their 4 Play Wet/Dry Shadow Palette and the Rebel Eye Paint for those perfect brows.   There's lots to love about this line, no matter your heritage. 


Get 10% off on ReinaRebelde.Com  using "MELISSA" at checkout. 

Treat yourself to some new makeup!  


Thursday, March 30, 2017

I'm In LOVE With The Coco


Hi sweets!  I've missed you!  Mom life has been challenging and keeps me super busy, but I wouldn't change a thing.  Mom life is the best life! 

Today's post is all about HAIR!  I get a ton of questions on what products I use to maintain my curls.  I always start with a sulfate and paraben free shampoo and conditioner.  My hair is naturally dry and these chemicals can strip the natural oils making my hair even dryer.  I have to keep my hair moisturized at all times.  Deep conditioning and oils are a must!  My favorite?  Coconut oil!  I use it for everything.  

SheaMoisture's new 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Hydration Line is ahhhmazing!  It's my current fav!  It's made my hair healthier and shiny.  The leave-in is a miracle spray.  I spray it before styling and my hair feels super soft and manageable. 


 
SheaMoisture has been my go to brand since I became naturally curly 2yrs ago.  Not only are all their products natural, but this coconut oil line is color safe!   

My hair is in LOVE with this stuff! 

My current styling products and even a style post coming soon!  


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Raw Tweed







The weather in Jersey has been amazing!  Sunny and warm!  February has felt like Spring.  Perfect for running errands in my SheIn tweed coat. 

SheIn has to be one of my favorite online shops.  Always on trend and super inexpensive.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Maybelline Eye Studio



My makeup routine is never complete without...........you guessed it!  MASCARA!  My everyday makeup is pretty simple with the exception of my lashes.  My lashes need to be voluptuous and bold!  Which they are neither without a good mascara.  Even on days that I don't wear makeup, I find myself applying a coat or two. 

I got the chance to try the new Maybelline Eye Studio collection and I was super impressed!  My favorite of the collection is The Big Shot mascara which is collagen fueled with wavy bristles to coat even your tiniest lash.  The unique design gathers more formula, boosting length and volume!  No smudging or clumping!  The entire collection works so well together.  The Liquid Ink Pen Eye Liners ultra thin tip creates perfect smooth lines.  A cat eyes dream! 

With gold, bronze, and copper shades your going to love the 24K Nudes Palette.  The shadows come in both matte and shimmery finishes.  Perfect for creating that smokey eye we all love.

 
The collection launched this month and is available at most retail stores.  With the pieces being super affordable, it'll be easy to get your signature look!

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"This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own."

Friday, January 27, 2017

RED for Valentine's Day



Finding the perfect gift for your honey isn't always easy.   Valentine's Day can be even harder since it's targeted towards women.  Let's face it, a scented candle isn't going to excite him as much as it will you.

Speaking of scents.....a special fragrance can remind you of why you fell in love in the first place.   Where you met, your first date, or even a day as special as your wedding.  An amazing scent can take you places you've never been and places you don't ever want to forget. 

Polo Red by Ralph Lauren is the perfect Valentine's Day gift.  The fiery mix of spicy red saffron, sweet grapefruit, and deep redwood makes it a sexy and bold scent.  A must have in every mans fragrance collection. 






It's wearable from day to day for work or for play.  Sure to please the both of you.  I promise, a few spritz and there is bound to be romance in the air. 


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Friday, January 20, 2017

Hi, I'm AJ



Happy 2017! 


Feels good to be back...somewhat.  I've been loving being at home taking care of my little nugget, but I'm also looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.  


Yes, he's finally here!!! 


After 40 weeks and 3 days on December 18th at 7:33 AM, I gave birth to my precious baby boy Antonio Luis Pereira Jr. "Baby AJ"  It'll be a Sunday I'll never forget.  He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long.  He was perfect in every way.  It was love at first sight! 




We've had an amazing month with our little guy.  All the sleepless nights and worry of taking care of a newborn has been super stressful and challenging, but oh so worth it. 


Baby AJ is pure joy and has filled all of our hearts with so much happiness.  There's nothing better than being his mom.


Thank you all so much for the sweet messages and loving wishes!



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Pink Christmas




Happy holidays dolls!  It's almost Christmas!!! 

I'm so excited this year, especially since tomorrow is my due date.  I can't believe I'll be meeting my little guy very soon. 

I collaborated with one of my favorite maternity shops Pink Blush Maternity.  It was my go to for affordable and trendy pieces during my pregnancy.  If your looking for a Christmas gift for a fashionable mommy to be, you will love Pink Blush!  I fell in love with this sweater poncho as soon as I saw it.  It's so comfortable but still on trend for the season. 







Hoping to get back to blogging soon after the baby is born.  I'll miss you but I promise to be back as soon as I can.  Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!  



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