Melissa's Sweet Style: August 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shades of Green


Peplum Top: Sugarlips / Wedges: Payless / Sunnies: Borrowed from hubby / Cuff: {c/o} Kendra Phillip  / Handbag: {c/o} Galian Handbags
Happy hump day!  Casual looks like these are my favorite.  Jeans, a pretty top, a bold lip and your good to go!  
My lippy is by Rimmel London and it's #12 from the Kate Moss line.  It's been my go to color this summer as well as these boyfriend jeans.  I just LOVE them.  What were your summer favorites?  Oh and my blue Zara sandals.....can't get enough of them.  Anyway, have a fab day sweets!
xo xo

Monday, August 25, 2014

Neutral Play

Necklace: Wet Seal / Sunnies: Oasap / Dress: Forever 21 / Cuff: Tory Burch / Shoes: Shoe Dazzle / Handbag: {c/o} Galian Handbags
My sweet niece Sofia was my little fashion helper while on vaca in Chicago.  We have a special little bond since were birthday twinsies {5/15} and I'm gonna miss my little munchkin like crazy!  See you soon ! Xoxo
Bold colors and prints are my favorite for summer, but neutrals can be fab too.  Perfect for those hot summer days, which I might add are ending soon.  Boo!!!!!  But not that soon, I hear it's going to be HOT this week. 
This neutral color dress is perfect for any occasion.  You can pair it with heels or flats, with a belt or with a blazer on colder days, with a chunky necklace or how I'm wearing it here which is pretty simple.   
Hope you all have an easy Monday.
xo xo

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blog Your Dreams

Denim Top: Target
Blog Your Dreams Tee: {c/o} Furor Moda
Jeans: Wet Seal
Sandals: Zara
Necklace: Kohl's
Happy hump day sweets!  One of my favorite bloggers Daniela from Nany's Klozet hosted a giveaway, and I won this adorable "Blog Your Dreams" tee from Furor Moda.  Isn't it cute?  Loves it!  Of course I wore it with my boyfriend jeans and favorite summer sandals from Zara.  Hope you like! 
Follow your dreams, they know the way. - Kobe Yamada
xo xo

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Floral Kisses

 Sweater: {c/o} Street-chic Floral Sweater 
Sunnies: {c/o} OASAP

Sweater weather?  Yup!  I may have spoken to soon when I said I didn't want to wear fall pieces on the blog.  The weather in Chicago was beautiful but there was such a cool breeze.  Oh summer.....why do you have to end :(
OASAP has the prettiest sweaters for fall.  When I saw this one, I knew it was perfect for a night out in the city.  I loved the pattern and that it was super light weight.  Perfect for these chilly days and nights.   OASAP has become one of my favorite online stores.  Always on trend and unbeatable prices.  I also got my sunnies there for like $2! 
Speaking of CUTE is this lippy clutch by Galian New YorkTheir handbags have been featured in magazines like Lucky and People Style Watch.  My 2 favorite by the way.  Their bags for this season are filled with styles from the past from fringe to lady-like structured totes.  The fringe bags are perfect for the fall season.   
Have a great Tuesday loves!
xo xo

Monday, August 18, 2014

Neutrogena Selfie GIVEAWAY!

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions expressed are my own.

I'm a sefie girllll, living in a selfie worldddd! 

I've teamed up with Latina Bloggers Connect to bring you the "Neutrogena Selfie Giveaway." 

We all want to look extra fabulous in our selfies.  Obviously, we need to start with clear skin.  Neutrogena knows how to get it right for that perfect selfie.  I've been using the oil free acne wash in grapefruit and my skin has been feeling amazing.   The Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit line features products that powerfully treat and help prevent breakouts and blackheads and delivers 100% natural grapefruit extract and vitamin C.  The pink grapefruit gel and scrub contains the patented MicroClear Technology to cut through oil to deliver maximum strength acne medicine.   

As a Latina I have to take extra special care of my skin.  Especially now in the summer months, my skin can get really oily and cause me to breakout.  As I get older I realize how important it is to have a daily cleansing routine.   You won't get that perfect selfie if you don't take proper care of your skin. 
Between managing a full time job, blogging, being a wife, and everything else life throws at me.  I sometimes get home too tired and I just want to go straight to bed.  The Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleanisng wipes for acne-prone skin are great for those nights when your too tired/lazy to go through the entire process of washing your face.  They leave my face looking refreshed and they smell amazing. 

Getting the perfect selfie can be tricky at times.  Sexy pout, kissy face, blowing a kiss or even a silly face. 

Which ever one of these is your favorite selfie poses, having a flawless complexion is the #1 way to achieving that fabulous selfie.  Take your time, explore all the possibilities within the photo and be as creative as you can.” After all, selfies are supposed to be fun!  Here are some of my selfie tricks.

My Selfie Tricks.......

Healthy Skin - Taking off your makeup before bed is my #1 trick for that perfect selfie.
Lighting can make a huge difference.  The sun is a great natural light.
Find your good side and the angles on your face
Confidence is KEY!
Now for the super fun part, the GIVEAWAY!!!

Neutrogena has challenged me to take the #NeutrogenaSelfie journey for a full week of selfies on Instagram.

Follow along for the chance to win one of three individual consultations with Neutrogena experts and a 1 year-long supply of Neutrogena products valued at $1,000

To enter the giveaway, you must publish a selfie on Instagram using the hashtag #neutrogenaselfie and submit the link on the Rafflecopter below.  It's that easy!

 Don't forget to follow me on Instagram so you can see my daily selfies!

Giveaway ends on August 29th!
xo xo

Monday, August 11, 2014

Turquoise Dreams

Necklace: Charming Charlie (Gift from my sweet u Mandy)
Earrings: Mandee
Pants: Wet Seal (similar here)
Handbag: Dooney & Burke

Happy Monday!  Fall?  Oh no, summer is still in full swing!  I've noticed several bloggers posting fall previews....NO thank you!  I do love Fall, but I'm not rushing it.  I'm taking full advantage of these beautiful summer days that won't be here for much longer.  I actually heard something interesting on the radio recently.  They said that August is the Sunday of months.  So true!  Summer is almost over and it makes me really sad.  My mini getaway to Chicago is this week and that makes me happy, happy!   When I got these pants at Wet Seal, I had a completely different vision of how I would wear them.  I wanted something very boho chic.  Cute flats maybe a braid....but they were soooo long.  I ended up wearing wedges and dressing them up a little with this gorgeous statement necklace I got for my birthday.  Have a fab day sweets!
xo xo