Melissa's Sweet Style: 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Hi there Sweets!  I've missed you!  How was your Christmas?  I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends.  Here comes 2013!!!!!  I think New Years has to be my favorite!  The hubby asked me to marry him on New Years Eve so it's extra special for us.  This year were laying low and cooking dinner at home and maybe getting a little tipsy!  Well, a lot tipsy!  LOL!  The weather has been cold and crappy for the past few days, so I'll share with you some of my Instagram pics since I haven't been able to do an outfit post.  Enjoy Luvs!


Christmas Mani

Purple & favorite!

Story of my life!
Chambray & Neon on a rainy day


Red Lobster!  Don't you just LOVE the cheddar bay biscuits!!! 

Feed me Seymour!  The hubby was "clipping" his plants!  Really?  This thing is HUGE!

Last weeks Mani...I went red both times.  Why not, it was Christmas!

Hubby & I can't go a weekend without Dunkin! #fact

Sangria!!!  Bestie made it for our annual Diva dinner & gift exchange. 

My girlfriends are the best!  I loved everything I got!

I was the lucky giveaway winner of this super cute cross bracelet!


In LOVE with my new bronze tights!

Christmas gift!  I was a good girl ;)

Grab bag gift from my co-workers! They know me too well! I LOVE the studded wallet!

Coffee!!!  My morning boyfriend!  #mydaysuckswithouthim 

Hope you enjoyed my Insta pics!  For more fun, follow me!


Have a lovely day!
xo xo

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Coast to Coast Holiday Style

This time of the year is so fun!  I love all the delicious food, decorations, shopping and most important, the FASHION!  Whether it's Christmas eve, Christmas Day, or New Years.  This is definitely the time to have fun with your outfits! 

I came together with Naty from A Love Affair with Fashion, Paulina from Lil' bits of Chic, and Daisy from Daisy's Fashion Garden to bring you a fun variation of styles from the east coast to the west coast! 

Daisy and Paulina are from Los Angeles, Naty and I are from JERSEYYYYY!  We came together to show that no matter where you are in the world, holiday fashion has one thing in common......FUN & FESTIVE!  No matter where you live, I think we can all agree that the holidays are so exciting! 

Ms. Naty looks stunning in her blue dress!  The gold clutch just ties everything together.  Paulina is wearing all black, she makes her outfit fun and festive by adding a faux fur and red clutch.  Daisy proves that you don't need to wear dark colors just because it's winter and Christmas.  She makes her pretty pink dress pop with that fab red lip, always a must for the holiday season or any season.  I went with black, and of course red everything else! I think that the color red screams "holidays."  I mean the man himself wears red! #santa  

It was so much fun collaborating with these gorgeous ladies!  Don't forget to visit Naty, Daisy, & Paulina for their holiday style posts!

I wore this outfit to attended my company holiday party on Sunday, and the food was oh so yummy!  Let me start by apologizing for the quality of these pictures.  It was raining ALL day on Sunday, of course!  Then I forgot my good camera and only had my Iphone.  The party is always super fun!  Spending time with my co-workers out of work, is always fun! 

I LOVE wearing red for the holidays!  Its so JOLLY!  I got these shoes at Kohl's and they have a sweet bow in the front.  I knew I was going to wear this dress and shoes, all along.  I didn't know that I would have to wear this blazer, but the weather called for it.  Instead of wearing a black blazer I went with this fun animal print. 

My friend & co-worker, Robyn!  I LOVED her dress!  I've been getting everyone in my office to love blogs as much as I do.  She actually got the idea for this dress from Girl with Curves.  I thought she looked beautiful!

Dress & Blazer: Mandee
Tights: HUE Tights
Necklace: Ny & Company

No matter what you wear during the holiday season, the best part is being able to spend time with your loved ones.  There have been so many ups and downs this year.  First hurricane Sandy and now the tragedy in Newtown, CT.  Fashion is always fun, but nothing compares to family. 

I hope you sweets have a fabulous Christmas and New Year, next to the ones you love! #familyfirst! 

Feliz Navidad!

xo xo

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fifty Shades of Purple

Sunnies: Baby Phat
Sweater: Gap
Boots: Candie's (Kohl's)

Happy Hump Day my sexy followers! 
I can't believe that Friday is the first day of winter!  Better yet, will the world END?  Are we going to be invaded by zombies??  Oh lord!  The things people believe!  I got married on 10/22/2011 and the world was supposed to end on 10/21/2011.  What happened to that?  Oh and the computer crash of 2000!  I think my mom might still have water stored away since then.  Well if you ask me, I think its all CRAP!  BUT just in case...what are you lovers getting into on Thursday?  Make it good! 

Ok lets talk about my outfit..LOL!  I was the lucky winner of this amazing necklace on a giveaway, that was hosted by Layla of Chic Chef.  I won it in April and never got around to wearing it.  I LOVE the Swarovski crystal ball on this necklace.  
These jeans are new and I'm feeling this color!  I wasn't sure about wearing these dark purple jeans with this lighter purple sweater, but I think it works!  Do you?  Is it ok to wear 2 of the same colors, but different shades? 

Have a colorful day!  Thanks for visiting!

xo xo

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Still need gift Ideas? BIRCHBOX!

Hi there sweets!  It feels like forever since I posted.  I had my holiday office party on Sunday and the weather SUCKED!  Actually it started to rain on Sunday morning, and didn't stop till about an hour ago.  But I guess rain is better than snow! 

I will share my holiday outfit on Thursday.  It should be fun since I"m collaborating with 3 other fashionistas on their holiday look so stay tuned!  I haven't shared my Birchbox goodies in while, so I figured why not share my holiday box.  Not only did I want to share my box with you, but if your still wondering what to get the person that has everything......Birchbox is the way to go!  No they aren't paying me to say this!  I just really enjoy getting my boxes every month full of samples, what girl wouldn't! or guy!  They have these awesome gift packages like a 3 month subscription for $30!  It's something different and unexpected.  I know if I got this as a gift, I would be thrilled!  Well these are the samples I got this month.  Even the hubby lucked out and got a men's cologne sample from Cartier!  Snazzy, snazzy!  LOL!

Well loves enjoy your day, and hopefully your all done Christmas shopping!  I still have a few more, and I'm taking advantage of my 30% off coupon at Kohl's tomorrow!  Happy shopping!  NOT!  I HATE long lines!

My December Box
This perfume retails for $100...oooh a little too expensive, but I'm glad to have gotten a sample!

Birchbox chose this as their pick of the week!  I want to go use this like right now!  I have the worst dark circles....HATE THEM!  These Frownies fight wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.  The bonus is that the gels are reusable up to three times!  WOOHOO! 

This is a lightweight cream that naturally improves skin tone. 

I got a FULL size lip gloss, not a sample!  Gotta love the holidays!

Volume anything means I'm giving it to my mother...LOL!  I need less volume! LOL!

This is the sample the hubby got!  Lucky him!

 Have a fab day!  Thanks for visiting!

xo xo

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oxblood Booties

Booties: Payless (Old)
Jeans: Levis
Top: H & M
Vest: Ny & Company
Bow Belt: Mandee
Handbag: Rampage

OMG!  Is there really only 12 days till Christmas!  Geesh Louise!  Where did 2012 go? 

Anyway, its so true how the saying goes....."everything old is new again!"  I think that's how it goes...LOL!  I got these booties 2 years ago at Payless, and only wore them once to my company holiday party last year.  Speaking of parties.....I have  my annual girlfriends holiday dinner tomorrow, and my company holiday party on Sunday!  #holidaysaresomuchfun! 

Back to my booties....I'm glad I didn't get rid of them!  Oxblood is the must have color for the fall, and not having to spend money on new shoes is always a plus.  Well for my bank account...NOT ME!  LOL!  Are you fashionistas loving oxblood as much, as I am?    

Have a FAB day!  Thanks for visiting!

xo xo

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Neutrals with a pop of COLOR!


Vest: Mossimo
Scarf: Alfini (Gift)
Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: HUE Tights
Booties & Sunnies: Candies (Kohl's)

Happy Hump Day!  The weather outside is definitely not frightful!  It rained for 4 days straight, but the sun is shining and I feel bright!  I didn't think that I could wear this bright orange skirt in the fall/winter, but with these bronze tights and western booties...I LOVE!  Don't be afraid to wear color!  I'm not! 

Have a lovely day!  Thanks for visiting!

xo xo