Melissa's Sweet Style: November 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012


Happy Friday my sweets!  Please vote for my Lucky Community outfit posts!  Just click the link below that says "Lucky Mag Contributor"  I TRULY appreciated it!  If you need me to vote for one of your looks; leave a comment and your contributor link, and I promise to vote as well!

Thank you sooooo much for voting!

Have a FUN filled weekend!

xo xo

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Swing Coat

Sunnies: Franco Sarto
Turtle Neck & Necklace: Forever 21
Coat: Rainbow (local store)
Skinny Cords: Old Navy
Sneaks & Handbag: Gifted

It's almost the weekend!!!!!  I can't wait for Saturday to get here already!  The lovely Ms. Naty of A Love Affair With Fashion invited myself along with Miss Lee from It's Miss LV! to not 1, but 2 fashion events on Saturday.  Of course it's Thursday and I have no idea what I'm going to wear. #bloggerproblems!  I'm hitting up the mall on Friday and hopefully I'll find something super fab! 

Anyway, on to today's outfit.  I got this coat recently at Rainbow for the low price of $19.99. I love the cropped sleeves and high neck.  These trendy coats aren't very warm, but oh so CUTE!  Whether it's a swing coat or a cape, they are a fall/winter must have!  Who cares if your tush is a little cold.....LOL!  All for the love of fashion! ;) 

Have a lovely day!

xo xo

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Hi there Sweets!  It's a rainy, snowy, crappy Tuesday in NJ!  I subscribe to lots of fashion mags and a while back I got this cute insert on anti-aging from Allure.  I thought since I can't do an outfit post that I would share these fun tips with you!

1. SHRINK YOUR PORES: Your pores expand as gunk accumulates in them-the older you get, the more likely they are to stay expanded.  Put them on a diet by switching to a cleanser with salicylic acid.  It helps slough away dead skin that can lead to clogging.

2. LET IT RIP: Deflate and clean pores-like the ones on your nose-once a week with pore strips.

3. GET MORE BEAUTY SLEEP: If you go to be 15 minutes earlier, for four nights running, you'll establish a routine where you get an extra hour of dark circle-zapping rest.  For your best shot at the necessary eight hours, quit the coffee after 3pm and avoid exercising the three hours bedtime.

4. PILE ON THE ANTIOXIDANTS: They're among the best weapons against pollution and sun.  The most potent are CoffeeBerry, idebenone, green tea, pomegranate and Coenzyme Q10.  Whichever antioxidant is in your arsenal, arm yourself every morning for all-day protection.

5. WIPE OUT DARK SPOTS: Wrinkles may be the classic sign of aging, but studies show that most people view mottled skin as even older-looking.  The good news: dark spots can be faded in as little as a month.  The magic ingredient is hydroquinone, and should be dabbed directly onto brown spots every night.

6. BRIGHTEN UP: As we age, cell turnover slows and dead skin cells pile up all over our face.  Whisk them away twice a week with an at-home gylcolic acid peel.

7. DON'T FORGET YOUR NECK AND HANDS: They're the body parts most likely to betray the age that's on your passport even when your face doesn't.  Get them on the same daily maintenance program as your face, with sunscreen every morning and retinol at night.  Dab hydroquinone on sunspots, and exfoliate twice a week.

I hope you enjoyed these cool tips as much as I did!  Have a lovely day!
xo xo

Monday, November 26, 2012

Weekend Wrap-up

Hello fashion lovers!  How was your holiday weekend?  Did you get lots of shopping done on Black Friday?  I went to the mall Friday and Saturday, and it was a mess!  I didn't buy much....just a few accessories.  I wanted to share my weekend outfits with you, so here we go! 

I got this sweater coat like 2 years ago at Old Navy, and every year I love it more.  It's just so comfy and I love the bell sleeves.  It's an outfit all in itself.  I belted it to give it some structure, but usually I'll just throw it on and leave it open. 

Sweater: Old Navy
Boots: White Mountain
Belt & Necklace: Mandee
Handbag: Salvatore Ferragamo

This next outfit I wore yesterday for brunch with the hubby.  It was pretty cold out yesterday and I don't wear hats unless it's 20 degrees or colder!  I am not trying to mess up my hair!  LOL!  When I found this headband at a local store I had to have it.  Not only does it not mess up my hair, it has a button in the back so you don't have to pull it off.  #Sold!  Since it was cold out I just layered my chambray top and of course added a statement necklace.    

Headwrap: XSRE (Local Store)
Necklace & Coat: Mandee
Chambray top: Aeropostale
Striped top: Kohl's
Boots: Nine West
Handbag: Michael Kors

Well loves it's Monday which means were back on the grind!  Hope you all have a great day!  Thanks for visiting!

xo xo


Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Outfit

Top & Vest: Dots (Local Store)
Jeans: Levis
Boots: Nine West
Coat: Mandee
Scarf: Gifted
Happy Black Friday! 
Hubby and I are having lunch and then hitting the mall!  I don't do the early crowd, but I surely do love shopping on Black Friday.  Can't wait to see what I find! 
This was my Thanksgiving Day outfit.  Thanksgiving is not a fancy affair in my family.  It's food, football, more food, and relaxing on the couch from all the food.  LOL!  I always keep it casual. I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving! 
Happy SHOPPING sweets!
xo xo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cowboy Boots or Leopard Flats?

Polka Top: Old Navy
Vest: Mossimo (Target)
Jeans: Forever 21
Leopard Flats: H & M
Jewelry: Forever21 and Mandee

Polka Top: Old Navy
Vest: Mossimo (Target)
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Nine West
Jewelry: Forever 21 and Mandee

Happy fake Friday!  Well for me anyway.  I have off tomorrow and Friday! I'll probably be sleeping late on Friday with a food coma.  Where are all of you fashionistas having Thanksgiving?  I will be going to my hubby's grandmas house in Brooklyn.  Well whatever it is that you lovers are getting into, I hope you have a fab day!

Are you wondering why I'm wearing flats and boots today?  Well I couldn't decide so I wore both and now you can tell me which you like better! 

Thankful for all my followers!

Happy Thanksgiving!

xo xo

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fall Fashion Staples

Sunnies: Relic (Kohl's)
Top & Jeans: Forever 21
Blazer: Mandee
Necklace: Target
Boots: NineWest
Handbag: Michael Kors

Hey Sweets, hey!
Oh snap!  3 day work week.....hell yes!  #Ilovethanksgiving! 
Who's shopping on black Friday?  Can you believe there are some people already camping out in front of Best Buy!  #crazyshoppers

Today's outfit was inspired by my fall fashion staples.  Blazer, skinnies, knee boots, and a big bag for shopping!  I could wear this combo all day, every day!

What are your fashion staples? 

Happy day loves!

xo xo

Monday, November 19, 2012



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Thanksgiving Mani @Essie "Go Overboard"

No fridge during hurricane Sandy meant I had to eat it all! ;)

What's the speed limit?  #evilsandy :(

No tv during hurricane Sandy meant SATC on repeat!

After I got my fridge and tv back I had to celebrate! #FUSANDY!

I was the lucky winner of this bungee bracelet!

Last weeks mani

He kept me safe from Sandy! #mysweetboy!!

Pretty earrings c/o Gendrea Jewelry

Hey Selena, hey! #glamourholidayissue

Morning fuel #thankslucy!

Throwback Thursday! #rebuildthejerseyshore!

Football Sunday #goGIANTS!

So happy to see this sweet face!!!  My Cali girl came to visit! 


Have a happy Monday!  Hope you like my Insta pics!  Don't forget to follow!

xo xo