Melissa's Sweet Style: 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

♥ Fall Shoe Trend ♥



Fall is just a few days away, and I've teamed up with The Mills At Jersey Gardens to share
my favorite Fall Shoe Trends!

This year its all about making a statement!  
Florals, Glitter, extravagant embellishments, lots of color (especially red), the moto boot and of course....sky high!

 
                 CHUNKY BLOCK HEELS

We all love the ever so popular "over the knee" boot and these by Vince Camuto are pure perfection!  Super glam but the chunky heel makes them comfortable and versatile.


Vince Camuto Boots available at The Mills At Jersey Gardens


         FLORAL BOOTS 

Flower Power!!  Calling all girly girls!  Florals are here to stay!  Take any edgy outfit and make it feminine and fun!

Karl Lagerfeld Floral Booties Available at Neiman Marcus Last Call {The Mills At Jersey Gardens}


        COMBAT BOOTS

At first glance they can be intimidating but I ended falling in love, fast!  Combat boots are back in a big way.  With a feminine twist like velvet and rainbow glitter; like these Dr. Martens.  They are high fashion! 


Dr. Martens available at {The Mills At Jersey Gardens}


To celebrate shoes, The Mills at Jersey Gardens is giving away a pair daily from September 12 – September 30 and offering shoppers a chance to win a Simon gift card to put toward new shoes.

VANS Shoe Giveaway – The Mills at Jersey Gardens Facebook fans will have the chance to win a pair of Vans shoes every day. Each winner will receive a Vans voucher to redeem for one pair of shoes inside the Vans store at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. Shoppers can enter to win by commenting on the Sweepstakes Facebook post on The Mills at Jersey Gardens Facebook Page, which will be live each day at 10:00 AM EST. The winner will be announced daily on Facebook by 10:00 AM EST the following day. The official rules and regulations are available at Guest Services located inside the mall. 

Mystery Shoe Box Giveaway – The first 20 customers to stop by The Mills at Jersey Gardens’ Guests Services on September 15 – 17, 22 – 24, 29 and 30 will receive a Mystery Shoe Box. Each box will contain a retailer gift card ranging anywhere from $20 – $100 for shoppers to use toward their new fall shoe wardrobe. The official rules and regulations are available at The Mills at Jersey Gardens’ Guest Services booth.

Disclosure: This post was written in a paid partnership with Simon Malls and The Mills At Jersey Gardens. All commentary and opinions are my own.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Blanco







Everyone is throwing the F (Fall) word around, and I'm just here wearing white in my cutoffs.  Summer my love, I'll miss you.



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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Treasure Hunting



Jeans: Rainbow Shops | Sandals: C/O- Banana Republic | Handbag: Zara 




Who doesn't love a good bargain?!

I'm obsessed with the kimono style trend that I've been seeing everywhere lately.  After shopping around online, I noticed that they can be on the pricey side.  I decided to visit my local thrift store and found this gem.  I was lucky enough to have found 2 for only $4!  

Thrifting is an economical way to find fashion treasures, and try new trends without breaking the bank.  


"Your trash is someone else's treasure"


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Nyakio Beauty



Happy Friday!  Hope you're all having a great summer.  

Being a woman in my late 30's, making sure that my skin is cleansed, exfoliated, and moisturized is beyond important.   

I was invited to a dinner in NYC with Nyakio Beauty.  


Nyakio (pronounced Neh-Kay-Oh) herself was there and her story was so inspiring.  She spoke about the importance of skincare and her beauty secrets passed down from generation to generation. 


Nyakio Beauty is free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petroleum, formaldehyde, and butylene glycol.  Hand made with cold pressed, multi-functional oils in small batches.  Their formula is carefully made with ethically and sustainably sourced natural ingredients.

After a few weeks of trying some of these products, I'm going to share with you a few of my favorites.


SWEET ALMOND Cleansing Oil Balm

This is a gentle balm-to-oil cleanser that gently melts away makeup, dirt, and impurities, leaving my skin soft and radiant.



Chamomile Soothing Sleep Mask

A hydrating overnight facial that instantly softens skin with long lasting moisture and nourishment.  Blended with chamomile, calendula, and aloe vera.  

Kenyan Coffee Lip Polish

I think sometimes we forget about our lips when were taking care of our skin.  The Kenyan Coffee Lip Polish is a softening lip scrub that polishes away dirt and made my lips smooth and supple.



I instantly fell in love with these products, and I can't wait to try the entire line.  

You can purchase these and all their other products at Ulta Beauty

Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy Birthday PopSugar



The PopSugar Must Have Box is my favorite subscription box!  This month is their 5th birthday!  


HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPSUGAR!


Just like every month, the box was filled with all kinds of fabulous goodness!  Here are a few of my favorites from the August Must Have Box.

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask | DOGEARED Friendship Bracelet | Fringe Studio Journal



To get $10 off you first box you code PARTY and follow this link:

MUST HAVE BOX




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Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Sweaters







Sweater: c/o Day, Brightened Sweater in Lime | Skirt: c/o Charming in Chambray Midi Skirt


A summer sweater should be lightweight and easy to wear.  The neon green hues and pointelle-dotted knit makes this one from ModCloth perfect for those unpredictable days, just like the ones we had last week.  It felt like fall here in Jersey.  

ModCloth celebrates body positivity and believes that fashion is for everybody.  They offer a full range of sizes (XXS-4XL), there's something for everyone.  

ModCloth is the fun, friendly spot for style and decor that’s as expressive and unique as you are!  

Visit their site for all kinds of cool stuff and be part of the #ModClothSquad!



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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lunch Date




Top: Kohls | Jeans: Rainbow Shops | Sandals: Banana Republic | Handbag: Target




A girly, summery but super casual "outfit of the day" for a fun girls lunch.  Perfect for a summer afternoon.  


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Shifting Gears






Dress: C/O - Tobi Sage Shift Dress | Sneakers: Converse | Sunnies: Five Below

Happy Monday!  During the summer, I love to wear dresses.  I'm obsessed with this one from Tobi (currently on sale for $25). 
Tobi has the hottest pieces for every season.  Right now their offering 50% off everything!

The off-the-shoulders and statement sleeve on this dress, is on trend and perfect to dress up or down.  I dressed mine down with a classic pair of white Converse.  A pair of "white sneakers" are definitely a summer staple in my closet.  They go with everything!



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Friday, June 23, 2017

Dash Of Red

Happy Friday and happy SUMMER! I'm so excited for my first summer with the baby.  Little AJ is 6 months old now, has two teeth, and is already crawling!  He's even trying to stand.  He thinks he's such a big boy but he's still a little peanut.  As for me, I'm great!  Now.....

The first few months of motherhood was super challenging.  The sleepless nights were hard.  Thankfully I had a great support system.  My best advice for any new mommy, take it one day at a time.  Everything is temporary!  Believe it or not, the days and nights :) do get better.


This is my first style post since having the baby and I was super nervous.  I'm not at my desired weight yet but, I'm happy and that's all that matters.  I'll get to that "number" but for now, I'm just enjoying it all.  Even the extra pounds!


For this post I thought I would take a classic like black and white, which is one of my favorite color combos and summer it up! 

I added a pop of color with my new block heels from TargetWhat's summer without a little color?!?!?!

My off the shoulders top is from TobiThey have the trendiest pieces you'll love!  We all want to show a little skin during the warmer months and a little shoulder action is flattering on everyone. 



Top: Tobi | Sunnies: Steve Madden | Skirt: New York & Company | Sandals: Target

Have a great weekend!
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