Melissa's Sweet Style

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!

  

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

SHOWER AWAY DRY SKIN | DOVE



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!



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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.