Friday, August 28, 2015

Boho Happiness



 
 

 
 
 
Boho Bohemian Statement Necklace c/o {Happiness Boutique}
 
 
Tee: Target | Bracelet: Kendra Scott | Jeans: Hudson | Sandals: TjMaxx | Clutch: Forever 21
 
 
 
Happy Friday!  Doing my happy dance!!! 
 
Spending some time with my nephews this weekend which should be interesting to say the least.  I love spending the day with them, but we know how teenagers can be.  Lol.  If you want a behind the scenes look at my crazy self, follow me on Snapchat!!
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Today I'm talking accessories!
Statement necklaces are always a great option to dress up any basic outfit. 
How fabulous is this one from Happiness Boutique!  As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to wear a basic white tee.  This necklace is anything but basic so I wanted it to stand out on its own.  The problem I had, is that I couldn't decide if I wanted to wear jeans or a skirt.  So I did both!  Next week I'll be wearing the same tee and necklace with a skirt.  I think I like the jeans look better but I'll let you decide.
 
Statement necklaces are still huge for Fall and I think their great for those days that you want to look cute, but not overly dressy.  Throw on your jeans (or a skirt), heels and this beauty and your good to go! 
 
Skirt look up on Monday, stay tuned!
 
Have a great weekend!
 
xo xo
Mel
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SuperStay Better Skin Challenge




 SuperStay Better Skin Foundation c/o - Influenster

 
We all want better skin.  OBVI!  I had the opportunity to test Maybelline's new foundation SuperStay Better Skin, and let me tell you, I LOVED it. 
My skin actually feels smoother and even brighter. 
 
Maybelline's Super Stay foundation is an all day flawless coverage foundation that improves your skin and unevenness.  It also reduces the look of spots and dullness.  It contains ACTYL-C, a more durable form of vitamin C.  Its a medium to full coverage foundation.   
 
Ok so the first thing that I loved was the pump, so easy for application.  I also noticed that it goes on super smooth.  I was scared that the color wouldn't match my skin tone, but it was perfect.  Its super light weight and it really covered my imperfections.  Plus it has SPF!  Soooooo important for your skin!  After wearing it for a few days, I actually felt my skin smoother.  I don't know if you can tell in the before picture, but my forehead was breaking out so bad and its clearing up!!!!  I even see a difference in my eye area.  I always use a primer and a setting powder, especially during the summer.  All in all, I was truly impressed and will purchase this foundation again.  If you have problem skin, I think you should definitely give it a try.  You can get a $2 off coupon on Maybelline's website! 
 
 
 
Before using SuperStay Foundation
 
2 weeks after
 
3 weeks after
 
 
 
Thank you Influenster and Maybelline!  And of course thank you for visiting! 
 
xo xo
Mel
 
 
 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Brunch "In The City"







 
 
Bryant Park
 
 
 
All Pics c/o Suzy's Closet 



Hey dolls!  I've missed ya! 
 
So I know I haven't had a new post in a few weeks, but my weekends have been super busy and well you know, the days just fly by.  I've also been trying to enjoy these last few weeks of summer, so I've been beaching and bbq'ng it up so my outfits have been pretty relaxed.   I still can't believe were at the end of August!   Today's post is just a cute re-cap of a blogger brunch I attended over the weekend.  
 
Blogger friend Alana from Alana Marie Style set up a blogger brunch and I was so excited to see my girls.  Long story short....Alana couldn't make it due to a terrible accident on I95, and a few other girls had to cancel last minute so it ended up just being Suzy Suzy's Closet, Patty Patty's Kloset and I.   We had a fabulous brunch at Refinery Rooftop with an amazing view.  Then it was a little shopping and a walk through Bryant Park.  I wore one of my favorite summer dresses that I got 2yrs ago from HauteLook.  Summer dresses are my go to, their cute and not clingy.  Unless you want them to be...LOL!  Perfect for those extra hot days. 
 
Next week I'll have a beauty post!  Thanks to Influenster, I got to take the 3 week better skin challenge using SuperStay Better Skin Foundation by Maybelline.  I've loved the results so far and I can't wait to share it with you.   Last but not least.....I caved in and started a SnapChat! 
 
ADD ME!
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Have a great night!
 
xo xo
Mel
 
 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Meet "LUCY"



 
 
 
 

Swimsuit: Lucy One-Piece  {Wet Swimwear}
 
 
 
I can't believe were already in August, it seems like summer is flying by.  Today I'm sharing a fun beach style.  I'm usually a two-piece girl but when I had the chance to choose one of these amazing swimsuits by WET Swimwear, this one-piece had my name all over it. 
 
If you haven't upgraded your swimwear for this season, now is the time!  Swimsuits are on sale everywhere!  If your not a one-piece kind of girl, mix your prints when buying that two-piece.  It's a fun way to play with prints.  It's also a great way to save money.  Mix your old bottoms with a new fun colorful top.  Work with what you've got!
 
Happy shopping!
 
xo xo
Mel
 
 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sky Blue



 
 
 
 
 
Denim Vest & Dress: Target | Sunglasses: Aldo | Blue Oxfords: Zara | Handbag: Michael Kors
 
 
 
Hey dolls!  I took advantage of the Zara sale and scored these sky blue oxfords for only $19.99!  Zara why do you always make me broke?!
 
I bought them because I thought they would be perfect for fall outfits, but I couldn't help but want to wear them now.  With summer coming to an end soon, I do like to invest in pieces that I can wear now and later. 
 
Hope you like!  Have a great day!
 
xo xo
Mel
 
 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SUMMER TREND: Vests









 
Vest: Lulus | Top & Belt: Old Navy | Shorts & Handbag: Target | Sandals & Necklace: Kohl's | Sunnies: Aldo

 
 
A must have for layering during the summer season, is a vest. 
I've been obsessed with them lately, it's basically the summer jacket.  Their super versatile and can be worn in so many different ways.  I have another blog post coming next week, where I'm wearing a denim one.  What's great is that they can be worn pretty much all year long. 
 
Whether you go long, short, denim, silk or lace invest in one that you know you'll wear over and over again.  Their especially great for the office.
 
Have a great day sweets!
 
xo xo
Mel
 
 

Monday, July 20, 2015

SUMMER TREND: Flirty Cut-Outs



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Sunglasses: Aldo | Bracelet & Earrings: Kendra Scott | Dress: Zinke-Rooney Dress | Sandals: TJ Maxx 
 
 
It's a HOT Monday in my neighborhood, stay cool out there!
 
We all love wearing summer dresses, and this season one of the latest trends is "cutouts." 
 
I'm not one to show too much skin, but little details like side slits and backless can be super fun and flirty without being overly sexy or raunchy.  If your not completely comfortable about cutout dresses, chose an area that your confident with. 
 
Have fun with it! 
 
 
Kisses
Mel