Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Turtleneck

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turtleneck sweater: Mandee | Necklace & Earrings: {c/o} Lulu Avenue | Jeans: Hudson | Handbag, Vest, & Booties: All from Kohl's
 
 

Happy snow day East Coast!  

Glad we didn't get 2 feet of snow as they predicted.  Snow is so magical when its actually falling, but the after math is no fun.  


On a cold snowy day like today; I love to wear cozy sweaters like, the turtleneck sweater.  I've had this one in my closet for a few years, it super warm and the color is great.  Its a favorite in my winter wardrobe.  I just love how the high-collar hugs my neck, it's the perfect cold weather fashion staple.  Slimmer styles are great for layering, which is key in winter fashion.  I took mine to the edgy side by adding another favorite piece in my closet, the motorcycle vest. 


Stay warm!


xo xo
Mel


Friday, January 23, 2015

Savannah Hair Therapy



Happy Friday sweets!  
 
Horrible weather ahead of us here in NJ for tomorrow.  Can't wait for spring!  I can't even say we've had a bad winter, but I'm still over it. 
 
The cold weather is horrible on my hair.  I have curly, dry, coarse, and unruly hair at times.  It doesn't help that I color it every 3-6 months either.  With that said, I MUST use a deep conditioner or hair mask on my locks at least once a week.  Intense conditioning can do wonders for damaged hair.  I don't use the same one over and over again.  I like to use different ones depending on what I feel my hair needs at that time.  If I recently dyed my hair, I usually go for a color treated one, other times I look for moisturizing ones, and sometimes just the scent of one can be the winner. 
 
 Savannah Hair Therapy Treatment Masque with shea butter from Good Looking Discounts  has to be one of the best masks that I've tried.  A good deep conditioner can be pricey, but Good Looking Discounts provides quality products for hair care, skin care and body care at discounted prices. 
 
I have nothing but great things to say about this Savannah hair therapy masque.  Before you even put it in your hair, the smell takes you somewhere.  Not somewhere tropical, more like Paris.  I can't really explain it.  It's not fruits or berries, it's rich and fancy.  The smell is just out of this world.  This masque is so concentrated that you can actually tilt the bottle and nothing is going to drip.  A little goes a super long way.   You can use it as a routine conditioner if you'd like, but for me it works best when I use it once a week with a thermal conditioning cap.  I also sit under the dryer for about 20 minutes.  
 
Hair Tip: Always detangle your hair before you get in the shower.  It tangles less, which makes it easier to apply your conditioner.    


Savannah Shea Butter Treatment Masque & Spornette -Prego Large Ceramic Round Brush: {c/o} Good Looking Discounts | Thermal Conditioning Cap: Local beauty supply store.
 
 
In just one use of this masque, I felt the difference in my hair.  Talk about smooth, shiny, and oh that scent!  If your hair needs moisture, I highly recommend this masque.  Another thing I've noticed since using this product, is I've had less breakage.    Just let the stuff work its deep conditioning magic, and voila - healthy, beautiful hair.
 
 
Have a great weekend!
 
xo xo
Mel
 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Grey Skies




 
 
 
 
 
Sweater: Gap | Vest, Jeans, & Necklace: Target | Booties: Forever 21 | Hat: Old | Clutch: Mandee | Watch: Modify Watches
 
 
 
Happy hump day!  Grey is one of my favorite colors for winter.  Variations of monochromatic looks have been everywhere on fashion blogs and Instagram.  I added touches of brown just for layering purposes.  Don't think of grey as being dull, you can always spruce it up with pops of color.  I always need some color even in the winter, as you can see I added a turquoise bangle bracelet.  If you really want to go all grey, keep it simple.  Simplicity is key! 
 
Have a great day loves!
 
xo xo
Mel
 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oh so Kushy!





 
 
 
 
Hat: Forever 21 | Sweater: Thrifted | Skirt: Wet Seal | Tights: {c/o} Kushyfoot | Booties: Kohl's | Handbag: Nine West
 
 
 
It's almost Friday!  Woohoo!
 
I'm looking forward to the so called "warmer" weather were supposed to have here in NJ this weekend.  I heard it's supposed to be almost 40 degrees, which is a heat wave considering it's been in the low 20's.  Needless to say I was frozen while shooting this look, but my legs were warm and my feet were in heaven. 
 
I received the most fabulous tights and socks from Kushyfoot.  Fleece tights?!  Yes please!  Wait...it gets better.  Some of their socks and cover pads actually have a soft pad that cushions the ball of your feet.  When I got them home I was so excited to try them. 
 
Kushyfoot was created in 2003.  It is the first brand in women's legwear to incorporate the ancient healing art of reflexology.  All products feature a specially designed sole with a messaging sensation.  The Kushyfoot sole helps relieve tension and discomfort in achy feet, thereby helping relieve stress and fatigue thought the entire body.
 
I wear tights all winter if I'm wearing a skirt, there's just no way I go bare leg.  I'm always way too cold for that.  These tights felt so good on and they are fleeced lined!  It doesn't get better than that.  Right now if you spend $40 you get 20% off. 
 
Happy shopping!
 
xo xo
Meli
 
 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter Whites



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweater: Kohl's | Necklace & Scarf: Gift | Jeans & Hat: Old Navy | Booties: H&M | Coat: Mandee
 
 
 
Back at it!  First blog post of 2015!  Hope you all had a great weekend! 
 
Yup, I'm wearing white jeans in the middle of winter.  I winterized the look with my favorite leopard booties and my new oversized sweater.  It's not actually oversized, but I've been buying my sweaters a tad on the bigger side.  I'm really into that oversized cozy look.  
 
While wearing white for winter, add a dark color or a winter texture like wool or tweed.  Linen and chiffon are winter no no's.  Adding a dark coat or leather boot lets people know what season it actually is.   Don't be afraid to have fun with winter whites. 
 
 
Have a happy Monday!
 
xo xo
Mel
 

Monday, December 29, 2014

BendiciĆ³n Abuelo




Hi!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Hanukkah. 

I wasn't sure if I would write this post, but I want to be able to share happy as well as sad moments in my life with you all.  I've been MIA from here for over a week now, and the reason is my grandfather passed away on 12.20.14. 

It was the hardest thing imaginable, but I'm so grateful that I got to see him and talk to him just a few days before he passed.  No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind.  My grandpa was strong, smart, kind, gentle, and the best role model our family has had for generations.  He lost his leg in a car accident back in 1979 and that never stopped him from living life and being the best grandpa a girl could ask for. 

I remember he would drive me to my doctor appointments with my mom when I was a little girl.  After the doctors he would always take us to lunch.  We always ended up at Blimpie,  we loved their sandwiches.  My favorite memories are the ones we spent together on our birthdays since we share the same day.  I'll miss you forever abuelo.

My grandpa enhanced the lives of everyone he touched.  I feel the saddest for my grandmother, she's staying strong, but I can see her pain and how much she misses him.  You will forever live in our memories and our hearts.


 
 

"A beautiful life"
Juan Morales
5.15.1927 - 12.20.14

A beautiful life that came to an end, he died as he lived, everyone's friend.  In our hearts a memory will always be kept, of one we loved, and will never forget.

RIP my angel.
 
Te adoro
Meli


I'll be back with new posts soon.  Hope you all have a fabulous New Year!
 



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Holiday Inspiration

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
8 days till Christmas!  Nope, I'm not done shopping.  I'm always running around last minute. 

This weekend I attended my office holiday party, and I thought I was going to wear a grey dress, sequins cardi and for a pop of color, I would wear a red shoe.  After I tried the dress on at home, I wasn't feeling it.  Of course it's the day before the party now and I'm outfit less. 

I remembered earlier in the week while visiting some of my favorite blogs, I saw Grace (Hi Grace!  Miss you girl!) from "A Southern Drawl" wearing the perfect holiday outfit.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had an "inspired look" on my hands.  I wasn't going to recreate this look until next week sometime but thankfully, I had all the pieces in my closet and it worked out perfectly for my daytime holiday party.  I didn't do a leopard clutch because I had to carry my camera :(


 
Thanks for the inspiration Grace! 
 
Dress: Jennifer Lopez | Necklace: Shop Prima Donna | Tights: Anne Klein | Leopard Heels: Forever 21 | White Button Up: Ralph Lauren
 
 
Have a great week!  Thanks for visiting!
 
xo xo
Mel
 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Baby, it's COLD outside









Coat: {c/o} OASAP - Chic Grey Pleated Coat | Scarf: Gift | Handbag: Kohl's | Hat: Forever 21 | Plaid Top: Target | Booties: Aerosoles Ankle Boots
 
 
 
As the weather gets colder, I'm finding it so hard to stay stylish and warm.  Winter coats are a staple in any winter wardrobe.  If your looking for a pop of color, like pink or a fun print you have to check out OASAP they have so many to choose from.  Here are some of my favorites.....
 
 
 
 
I already have a red and a color blocking coat in my closet, so I decided to order a simple grey pleated one because I thought it would be perfect to pair with some of my holiday outfits. 
 
If you already have a winter coat and your looking for a new way to wear it, try belting it!  I got the idea from fellow blogger Viv {Fashion Truffles.}  It's a super easy way to tszuj up pieces that you already have in your closet. 
 
 
xo xo
Mel