Melissa's Sweet Style: June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

28 Days of Freedom w/ Veet

Summer, summer, summertime!  Time to sit back and unwind!  (I love that DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince song!)  Time for hitting up the beaches, tanning, walks in the park, backyard bbq's, and lounging by the pool.  As the weather gets hotter, so do our shorts and skirts.  And lets not forget its swimsuit season...eeek! 

With all that said; Summer also means your shaving everyday or at least 3 or more times a week!  I have super sensitive skin, and shaving too often for me causes my skin to be very dry, and I sometimes get razor bumps.  Nobody likes those!  I'm happy to say I've teamed up with Veet for 28 days of freedom with their ready to use wax strips.

 I must honestly say, this was my very first time trying an at home wax. 
I was surprised how easy it was and it smelled pretty.  It has almond oil & vitamin E.  I was also pleasantly surprised at how large the strips were.  The actual process is simple.  Rub the strips together to warm a little, peel the strips back and apply.  It was super easy!  My legs felt like butta baby. 

Fedora: Avon
Top: The Limited
Shorts: Target
Sneaks: Converse
During the summer no one wants dry, bumpy skin so I'm all about having smooth, hairless skin for as long as I can.  With Veet Wax strips you have 28 days of  freedom for more pool parties, more tanning, and of course more FUN in the sun!  Summertime is the one season where unexpected plans are bound to happen.  And with 28 days of freedom, I can be mini skirt ready at anytime! 

I've been hairless for 4 days and counting!  
These are also great for vacation.  Now that they have all these size restrictions on what and how much you can carry on, you can leave all your razors and shaving products behind.  For 28 days!  Don't you wish vaca lasted that long.  Ughhh....a girl can dream.  With my skin being as sensitive as it is, I'm super excited to try the bikini and face strips next!

Happy Summer!

xo xo

Veet helps you feel smooth all summer long.  There's nothing like the feeling of freedom that summer brings.

"Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Reckitt Benckiser via MODE Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Reckitt Benckiser.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

To Birken or Not!

Were talking one of my favorites today!  FLATS!  We all love a good heel, but when it comes to summer I think were all about flats.  Whether it be a flip flop for the pool, a fabulous gladiator sandal, or even dare I say it.....BIRKENSTOCKS!  If you thought geek when I said Birkenstock, you need to think geek chic!  They were all over the runways, and I've seen them on some of the most fashionable women.  So your thinking ewwwww, they're ugly.  I never thought they were ugly, I must admit I had a pair years ago.  But in fashion we all know "one day your in, one day your out!"

Looks like Birkenstocks are making a huge comeback and I'm kinda loving it!  They come in all kinds of colors and now they even have mettalic ones.  I just might have to jump on the Birken bandwagon.  I think their super cute!
Estamos hablando uno de mis favoritos hoy!  Tacon bajo!  A todos nos gusta un buen tacon alto pero cuando se trata de verano creo que es todo sobre el tacon bajo.  Ya sea una flip-flop de la piscina, una sandalia gladiador fabuloso, o incluso me atrevería a decir ..... BIRKENSTOCKS!  Si pensabas friki cuando dije Birkenstock, es necesario pensar friki chic!  Estaban por todas las pasarela y los he visto en algunas de las mujeres más de modaEntonces toda via piensas feo?  Nunca pensé que eran feos, debo admitir que tuve hace un par de años.  Pero en la moda que todos conocemos que "un dia estas de moda y el otro dia estas fuera!"

Parece Birkenstocks están haciendo un gran regreso y estoy un poco enamorada.  Ellos vienen en todo tipo de colores y ahora el incluso tener los mettalic.  Voy a tener que comprar algunos birkens. Creo que son super lindas!  

 Photo via Vogue (Photo: Tim Hout | Stylist: Mai Fujiwara)

Photo via WFU Style and
So, to Birken or not?  I think I'm going to Birken, are you?
Así que, para Birken o no? Creo que me voy a Birken, y tu?
xo xo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sunday Funday

Top: New York & Company
Jeans: Old Navy
Necklace: Charming Charlie


Happy Tuesday peeps!  Sunday Funday was an understatement this weekend when I got to spend the afternoon with some gorgeous ladies!  Bottomless sangria?  Yup, it was going down! 
I'll sum up my afternoon by saying I had too much sangria, and it's Tuesday and I still feel like death.  So I'm thinking these are all signs of an awesome afternoon!  It was so lovely spending the day with these blogger babes.
Hope you enjoy the pics!
Píos Feliz Martes!  Domingo FundayEste fin de semana tuve la oportunidad de pasar la tarde con algunas mujeres preciosasSangría sin fondo? , fuimos a pasar un buen rato!

Voy a resumir mi tarde diciendo que tenía demasiados sangría, y es el martes y todavía me siento como la muerte.  Así que estoy pensando en todos estos son signos de una tarde increíbleEra tan maravilloso pasar el día con estas chicas blogger.
Espero que disfruten las fotos!
xo xo

Friday, June 20, 2014

Copy Cat

Denim shirt dress/Camisa de vestir denim: Mandee  (similar here)
Jewelry/Joyas: Charming Charlie
Sunglasses/Gafas de sol: Kohl's
Handbag/Cartera: Michael Kors  (similar here)
Sandals/Sandalias: Prabal Gurung
B..... stole my look!  YES I DID!
Julie (Sincerely Jules) is a friend/fashion sister in my head, I'm sure she won't mind ;) 
I've never done an "inspired look" on the blog before (that I can remember....hahaha!)  #ginko! 

I would LOVE to do more inspired looks like this, but I find it time consuming coming up with the outfit and making sure you have all the pieces and.....yada, yada, yada.  You get the gist.  I will try and do a few more here and there.     
Don't you just love this denim shirt dress!  Julie thinks it's a basic that will always be in season.  Really?  I've had it in my closet for 2yrs, and had no idea how I would style it.  This is the beauty of blogging and inspiring other fashionistas!  We can all use a little help sometimes.
You can see Julies post (here)
Can you believe tomorrow is the 1st day of SUMMER!  Love it!  Have a great weekend dolls!
B.... me robó el look!  SI, LO HICE!
Julie (Sinceramente Jules) es una amiga/hermana de moda en mi cabeza, y estoy segura que no le importará;)
Nunca he hecho un "look inspirado" en el blog antes (que yo recuerde .... jajaja!) # Ginko!
Me encantaría hacer más miradas inspiradas como este, pero me parece mucho tiempo encontrar la ropa y asegurarse de que tengo todas las piezas y ..... bla, bla, bla.  Voy a tratar de hacer unos pocos más aquí y allá.
¿No te encanta este vestido de camisa denim!  Julie piensa que es un básico que siempre estará en moda.  ¿En serio?  He tenido en mi armario durante 2 años, y no tenía idea de cómo iba a diseñarlo.  Esta es la belleza de los blogs y de inspirar a otros amantes de la moda!  Todos podemos usar un poco de ayuda a veces.
Puedes ver el post de Julie (aqui) 

¿Puedes creer que mañana es el primer día de VERANO!  Me encanta!  Que tengan un gran fin de semana muñecas!
xo xo

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pleats & a tee

T-shirt/Camiseta: Old Navy
Skirt/Falda: {c/o} Floral Pleated Skirt
Sandals/Sandalias: Mandee (similar here)
Handbag/Cartera: Gift
Sunnies/Gafas de sol: Wet Seal

Skirts, skirts, skirts!!!! 
One of the biggest trends for summer 2014!  They can be super feminine with florals or even edgy, like a black leather pencil skirt.  Whether your favorite is the mini or the midi, they are all the rage for summer. 
I got this floral pleated skirt from OASAP.  If you haven't shopped this site, you are missing out!  They have funky whimsical pieces you won't find everywhere, and their prices are even better!  I got this skirt for less than $20!  Here are some of my favorite skirts from OASAP.
Faldas, faldas, faldas!!

Una de las mayors modas para el verano 2014Pueden ser súper femenina con flores o incluso atrevidas como una falda de lápiz de cuero negro.  No importa si su favorito es el mini o el midi, que están de moda para el verano.

Conseguí esta floral falda plisada de OASAP.  Si usted no ha comprado en este sitio, te estás perdiendo!  Tienen piezas caprichosas que no encontrará en todas partes, y sus precios son aún mejor! Encontre esta falda por menos de $ 20!  Éstos son algunos de mis faldas favoritas de OASAP.
What's your favorite skirt style? 
Cuál moda de falda es tu favorita?
xo xo

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Striking a pose w/ Vente-Privee USA

I had the pleasure of visiting the offices of Vente-Privee in Manhattan for a fun photo shoot to feature some of their upcoming sales.  Bloggers had to come up with a summer look with brands like Victoria Beckham, Maje, and Sandro Mandarine.  These are just some of the amazing labels sold on Vente-Privee. 
When we arrived at the offices they had champagne, fruit, cupcakes!  Such a fun set up!
Vente-Privee (which is French for “private sale”) was founded in Paris in 2001 and is the premiere online destination for great savings on premium brands. It offers members limited-time sales events featuring over 2,500 prestigious brands at discounts from 50-70% off.  After ten tears of incredible growth across Europe, vente-privee further expanded its presence in 2011 and introduced its exciting online shopping universe to the US market. Today, the site has more than 21 million members across eight countries in Europe, and vente-privee is excited to see the success continue to travel across the US. Voted for the fifth year in a row as the preferred fashion retailer by French consumers, vente-privee’s beautiful, seamless shopping experience brings a French touch to ecommerce in the States.
As soon as I walked in and saw the clothes rack, my eyes went straight to this Sandro Manderine Ravaguese dress.  I swear it was the first dress on the rack and the first one I grabbed.  I just loved the color and the white trim on the sleeve.  I felt retro, like I was in a girl group in the 60's!  :) 

This dress is available for sale starting today through Friday.  It retails for $320 but available on Vente-Privee for $112!  That's more than half off!    I'm a big fan of these private sales because you can get amazing pieces at great prices.  All you have to do is sign up (here) and you'll receive daily deals!  It's that easy! 
Here are some fun pics from the shoot!   
Thank you to everyone at Vente-Privee for having me!  Especially Jessica, Rebecca and Greg!  You guys are too sweet!
Don't forget to sign up for daily emails from Vente-Privee for amazing brands at even better prices!
Have a good day sweets!
xo xo