Melissa's Sweet Style: September 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Glasses!

Hey Sweets! 
The weather is super crappy in NJ....rain, rain, and more rain! 

I'm doing this quick post to show off my new glasses.  A few weeks ago I was contacted by Firmoo. This is an online optical store that carries prescription & non-prescription glasses & sunglasses. 

Firmoo carries high-quality, fashionable eyewear at extremely affordable prices. The best part is that Firmoo has just launched a program offering free eyewear to first time customers! I even got the hubby a pair!  All you have to do is pay for shipping!

Check here for details about the free glasses program!

I chose these particular frames because I love the nerdy look, and they are color-blocked!  Right on trend!  When I first got these at home, I thought they were wayyyy to nerdy.  Not that it matters since I only wear my glasses at home.  What do you think?  Too nerdy?  I'm glad I got to try this nerdy look without spending big bucks!  Thanks Firmoo!!!!! 

Happy Thursday!

xo xo

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Neon Accents

Blazer: The Clothing Co.
White Button Up: Zara
Jeans: Forever 21
Neon Belt: Kohls
Flats: Mandees

Morning Lovers! 

Fall is here and that means crazy weather days are ahead!  In the morning it's freezing and super warm in the afternoon.   I know most bloggers are rocking boots, (including myself) but I love ballet flats.  If there is one thing you should know about me is that "I HATE SOCKS!"  The longer I can go without wearing them, the better!  There will be plenty of time for boot weather, but for now I'm going to keep my footsies free.....or at least for today!  

I have a pretty simple outfit on today.....I call it "classic with a neon twist."  Nothing makes a simple classic outfit POP like NEON!  I'm totally going to continue to use neon in the fall/winter.  #neonrocks!

Have a fab day!

xo xo

Monday, September 24, 2012

The "Glammies"

Morning sweets!  I hope you all had a fantabulous weekend! 

I had no time this morning to do an outfit post so instead I'm bringing you the "Glammies."  I don't know how many of you are magazine whores like me, but I subscribe to just about all of them.  The "glammies" are Glamour magazines eighth annual beauty awards.  More than 399,000 of us have voted since 2005. 
Lets see what we voted for!

The Best Shampoo & Conditioner

From Drugstores:
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (2x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Redken All Soft

The Best Hairstyling Product

From Drugstores:
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum (7x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Moroccanoil Treatment

The Best Mascara

From Drugstores:
Maybelline New York Great Lash (8x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Dior Diorshadow Mascara (3x winner)

The Best Foundation or Concealer
From Drugstores:
Maybelline New York Fit Me
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
BareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation (8x winner)

The Best Lip Color Product

From Drugstore:
CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain (2x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
MAC Lipglass (6x winner)

The Best Fragrance

From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue (2x winner)

The Best Blush

From Drugstores:
CoverGirl Cheekers Blush (8x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Nars Powder Blush "Orgasm" (4x winner)

The Best Self-tanning Product

From Drugstores:
Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer (6x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Tan Towel Classic Self-tan Towelette 

The Best Body Product

From Drugstores:
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion (2x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Body Lotion (7x winner)

The Best Wrinkle Fighter

From Drugstores:
Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum (2x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex (3x winner)

The Best Gadget or New Product

From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

The Best Facial Moisturizer

From Drugstores:
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer (4x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (8x winner)

The Best Eye Treatment Product
From Drugstores:
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
Clinique All About Eyes (7x winner)

The Best Nail Polish
From Drugstores:
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (2x winner)
From Department/Specialty Stores/Salons:
OPI Nail Lacquer (3x winner)

I hope you find this information useful.  I know I did! 
I buy all new make-up for the new season and this is a fun way to see what's hot and poppin at the moment, and a great way to find new products.

I also have the "Beauty Editors Secret Weapons"
Stuff they love that you won't find in the beauty aisle!

Olive Oil -   Elaine Welteroth, Senior beauty editor says "I snuck a little olive oil from the kitchen and rubbed it on my cracked cuticles."  It's been my go-to ever since.
A Towel - Lauren Bernstein, fashion and beauty writer says "Swap your shower cap for a terry-towel turban to pro-long a blowout."
 ....and beer?! - Felicia Milewicz, beauty director says "Sounds crazy, but dark beer makes your hair shinier. But do rinse it out!

Have a happy Monday!  Thanks for visiting<3

xo xo

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sweetgrams, Sweeter Buys

Happy Friday! 
It's INSTA-TIME! I also have a few Sweet buys!  I haven't done that in a while.  Which is pretty good....well at least that's what my husband would say.  #lol 



I can't wait to wear this!  It looks super chic and I love how the scarf is attached!  Thanks Jlo! ;)

Bucco Austin Wedge Sneaker via Hautelook
Ok.....the jury is still out on these.  I got them on Haute a few days ago and they were only $42!  I know they aren't Isabel Marant.  But who wants to spend that much money on a new trend.  I don't even know if I'm going to like how these look on me.  Stay tuned!


Mani of the week
Color Club Custom Collection in "Insta-This."  I got this awesome color in September's Birchbox!

Breakfast on Fridays are always sweet!

I was hoping to find a leprechaun or at least his luck!

My pretty business cards<3

Fall Fashion with Emma<3 #enoughsaid #glamour

Red velvet pops from Poo Loves Boo! Thanks Erica!

Having too much fun at the bloggers meet & greet! #howudoin?

My Insta BFF! @itsmisslv

Bloggers meet & greet collage<3

Fall ready!

Just me!

Follow me on Instagram @melissa_sweetstyles

Happy last day of summer!

xo xo

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Safari Queen

My hair is out of control! #bighairdontcare

Jacket & Belt: NY & Company
Necklace: Mandees
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: Bamboo (old)
Handbag: Jessica Simpson (TJ Maxx)

Hey loves!  I'm feeling very safariesq in today's ensemble.....all I need is a leash and a tiger! #lol
I think I may be starting to like this change in weather. #changeisgood

Happy day sweets<3

xo xo