Melissa's Sweet Style: May 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014


Top: Lauren Conrad
Jeans: Wet Seal
Flats: {c/o} Yosi Samra (Ariel)
Hat: Apt. 9 (Kohl's)
Cuff: Tory Burch
Travel Tote: Victoria Secret

Happy Friday babes! Can't believe it's Memorial Day Weekend!  

If your looking for a casual/chic outfit idea here's what I wore last weekend for my AC trip.  I'm sure your all going to hit up a few bbq's this weekend, and this outfit would be perfect.  The flats are so fun and you can never go wrong with a fab sun hat or fedora.

Hope you all have a fab holiday weekend!

xo xo

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Flounce Floral Dress

Shoes: Mandee
 Cuff: Tory Burch
Happy hump day loves! 
Wishing I was with my hunny again today.  Loved getting away for a few days.  I only have 2 outfits to share from my AC trip.  First one being this pretty floral dress.  I'm loving everything floral right now, so as soon as I saw this on OASAP I just had to have it.  It was perfect for dinner especially since it had sleeves!  I'm always cold so having sleeves was a plus! 
My earrings are from S.I.N.N Style and guess what their name is?????  MELISSA!!!!!  So cool to have earrings named after you!  Thank you Jackie!  The lighting sucked for these pics, but I will try and blog them this weekend so you can getter a better look.
Hope you all have a fab day!
xo xo

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

State "Mint" Blazer

Blazer: Mandee
White Button Up: Zara
Necklace: Target
Bracelets: Charming Charlie
Sunnies: Wet Seal
Earrings: LC x Kohl's
Shoes: Forever 21
Handbag: Dooney & Bourke
Happy hump day! 
Guess who's birthday is tomorrow!!!!  I can't believe I'll be 35!  Geesh Louise.......can I go back to 25! 
I don't feel that old, but it does feel good to be grown and sexy!  I honestly don't think I'd go back.  But getting older is no fun :(
The hubby's birthday is just a few days after mine so were heading out to AC for a few days to celebrate.  We love it there!
I'll definitely be packing this blazer for AC.  The color is so bright and it's perfect for those Spring chilly days.
Now for some super fun news!  I was featured on People Style Watch  so exciting!!!  I think my mom bought 4 copies...not kidding!  LOL!  Thank you People!
I'll probably not be posting till late next week so I hope you all have a fab weekend!
xo xo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Q&A for Birchblogger of the Month!

Meet Our Birchblogger of the Month: Melissa Pereira of Melissa’s Sweet Styles

Our community of Birchbloggers is a vibrant bunch of beauty-loving ladies from all corners of the blogosphere. This month, meet Melissa Pereira, the fuss-free fashionista behind Melissa’s Sweet Styles.

Tell us the story behind your blog, Melissa’s Sweet Styles.

I love to create looks on a budget and show women that you don't have to spend a fortune to look (and feel) fabulous. I decided to start my own blog in the hopes of inspiring other fashionistas as much as my favorite bloggers have inspired me.

What are the beauty products you can’t live without right now?

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner—it gives you the perfect cat eye. I also love Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Mascara. The two together are the perfect pair.

If you could only use one product each day, what would it be?

Just one, really? I would have to say lip-gloss. That way if I really needed to, I could use it as a cheek stain too!

Describe your personal approach to beauty.

Makeup should be fun—not fussy and complicated. I love makeup as much as the next girl, but I like to keep it simple and natural.

What are some of your daily must-read blogs?

I have so many favorites that I religiously read: Sincerely Jules (how can you not love a girl who can pair a pencil skirt and chucks?), Atlantic Pacific, Gary Pepper Vintage, Gal Meets Glam (Julia is breathtaking), Fashion Bananas, Cupcakes & Cashmere… my list is endless!

Our theme this month is Freewheeling—what do you to unwind?

Shopping! Oh, and wine. Wine, my laptop, and a good sale—that’s my kind of unwinding.

What’s your typical morning beauty routine?

I don’t give myself much time in the morning so my routine is pretty quick: cleanse, moisturize, and conceal! Oh, and mascara of course!

You have amazing style. How do you pair your makeup with your outfit without going overboard?

No matchy-matchy. I'm totally OK with matching your lipstick to your outfit, but matching your eyeshadow with your clothes is tricky. When in doubt I go with metallics—they go with everything.

What’s your favorite blog post you’ve ever written?

If I had to choose one, it would be the post I wrote about the night I attended a private screening for Project Runway All-Stars. I've been a fan of PR since the beginning, so attending an event (and getting to meet Season 12 winner Dom Streater!) was really exciting.
Thanks again Birchbox!
xo xo


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bleached Denim

Jeans: Levi's
Handbag: Simply Vera Vera Wang
Sunnies: Five Below
Earrings & flats: Mandee
Necklace: Ny & Company
Happy almost Friday! 
A little denim on denim on the bloggy.  I think this top is more of an acid wash so maybe denim on acid.  I hope this chambray trend never goes away, they really do go with just about anything.  Chambray or acid, I'm all in!  
Did you all shop for mom yet?  Better make it good! 
xo xo

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Birchblogger Of The Month!

Birchblogger Of The Month?  Yup!  That's ME!  Thank you Birchbox!  As the birchblogger of the month, I had the pleasure of reviewing the May box spoiler!  This months spoiler is well lets just say its, bodylicious!  If you'd like to read my article on, here's the link:
 Here's a little history on Caldrea Aromatherapeutic Living:  
Walking through the cleaning aisle at her local store, Monica Nassif thought there must be a better, safer alternative to the harsh smells and formulations she had under her sink.  Driven by the desire to care for her family, Monica became the pioneer of Aromatherapeutic Homekeeping in 1999.  Her entrepreneurial spirit and fierce commitment to care for those she loved fueled her to develop Caldrea.  Quality ingredients, safe formulations and beautiful fragrance have been the cornerstones of Caldrea from its inception. 
Caldrea was founded on a simple and powerful idea—that caring for our homes should be a beautiful experience.  In our world, beauty is so much more than skin deep. It is a vital force that fuses elegance, sophistication and natural goodness. 
The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was the actual packaging.  So sophisticated and chic.  Not a silly cartoon or fruit in site!  The next thing I noticed was that they came with matching lotions.  LOVES it!  How many of us are always buying body wash that smells like one thing, and then we put on lotion that smells like something else.  The idea that we can wear the same scent in all aspects was pretty cool to me.  Wanna here something even cooler, the scents come with the matching perfume.  You heard right, perfume!  So you don't have to smell like cucumber in your shower, peach in your lotion, and musk in your perfume.  Just brilliant!    
Ok, review time!  My favorite scent had to be the aloe water apricot. This scent is perfect for spring/summer.  It was fresh, bright, and slightly sweet but not overpowering.  I also love that it's free of harsh ingredients which are no good for my sensitive skin.  Of course I used the lotion and I could literally smell it as I moved through out the day.  I'm going to use my Birchbox points to get the perfume because it smells just that good. 
The hubby wanted in on the action so I let him pick a scent to try and he went with coconut fig leaf. He said it made him feel like he was on vacation.  It was surprisingly soft, but rich. 
 I think the only complaint that we both had was the consistency.  It's not thick and soapy, it's soft and silky, so I ended up pouring more on my bath sponge than I actually needed.  A little goes a long way.  I can't wait to try the tea olive lime! 
I am honored to have been chosen as the Birchblogger Of The Month!  Even before I joined the Birchblogger program, I was a customer of Birchbox for a little over 2 years.  I just love receiving samples and being able to try new products every month. 
If your looking for a last minute Mother's Day gift, a Birchbox subscription would be awesome.  The gift that keeps giving.  Monthly to be precise! 
Stay tuned for a cute Q&A and another article I'll be writing with Birchbox!
Thank you to Caldrea and everyone at Birchbox!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Butterfly Kisses

Happy Cinco de Mayo! 
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Mines was just lovely.  Went to my besties baby shower on Saturday, so fun!  Had to make my dress pop a little so I added my new coral pumps from Forever 21.  I bought this dress in white too and they were only $19!  Gotta love Kohl's!
Kimono: Target
Shoes: Forever 21
Handbag: Dooney & Burke
Letti you looked absolutely beautiful!  Can't wait to meet baby Diaz!
xo xo