Giveaway: Lily Dawson Bracelet!

April 9th, 2013 | Posted in Fashion, Giveaway by Meli

Remember my awesome necklace from yesterday’s post? Well, today you can enter to win your own Lily Dawson original! Up for grabs is a quad link bracelet (original retail $30) that is oh so cool & amazing – what I love about it the most is that it will literally go with everything and give that so-so outfit a little extra edge.

All you have to do is follow the instructions below. The only mandatory steps are to follow both myself and Lily Dawson Designs on Facebook. Pretty easy right? The only tough part will be waiting until the contest closes a week from today, April 16th (Tuesday), to find out who is the lucky winner!

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Good luck everyone!

{Hunger Games Week}: Jennifer Lawrence’s Mockingjay Style

March 19th, 2012 | Posted in Fashion, Movies by Meli

Yes, I know I am kind of behind on all the Hunger Games premiere fashion, but I just had to touch on the fact that I love that Jennifer Lawrence has been subtly paying tribute to her character, Katniss, in her gown choices. Would you not agree? Her two separate gold frocks made me immediately think of the now infamous mockingjay pin she wears in the games, her back-baring Tom Ford reminded me of the flame suits and/or the moment Katniss embraces being the mockingjay and finally, the absolutely stunning Marchesa worn in Berlin just screamed girl on fire.

More importantly, which was your favorite?
I personally think Jennifer rocked it out in every look, but my personal favorite was her glimmery gold Prabal Gurung complete with sexy cut outs and dramatic train. When I saw her, I literally gasped. Girl knows how to work a red carpet!

For more Hunger Games fashion, check out the newest fashion blogger duo on the block, Prissy Bitches.


*the rest of this week will be all Hunger Games, all the time leading up to the mega-watt premiere this weekend!

{Trend Swap}: NEON!

January 17th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Fashion by Meli

I’ve been inspired by some great blog swaps lately and wanted to host one of my own. I initially thought nail polishes since it is such an obsession hobby of mine, and I know a lot of you feel the same, but then I remembered that you cannot ship nail polish (I unfortunately learned the hard way). I continued to brainstorm and while shopping for sweet new accessories, it hit me!

Why don’t I pair up with the lovely Fashionable ESQ and offer a quarterly accessory swap based on a trend of our choosing? Everyone knows trends change like the tides in fashion, and one way to look the part without spending copious amounts of cash is to add those little pops to your wardrobe in the form of necklaces, headbands, lipstick, belts, etc. Think of it as a blogger not-so-secret Santa of sorts!

Photo credit; Keiko Lynn

With that said, this quarter’s swap will be NEON!
You can purchase any accessory you wish for your blogger partner, as long as it is bright, loud & fun, and of course, matches their personal style (see below). Also, I will not set a spending limit, but stress that this does not have to be anything exorbitant. Remember, the whole point of these swaps is to stay fashionable with details that will not break the bank.


What I need to know from those interested in participating are the following things;
1. A way to contact you (email, blog link)
2. Three adjectives describing your personal style -or-
3. A link to an outfit post (doesn’t necessarily have to be your own) that you think is the best representation of your style


I will close the window to participate at the end of the week (1/22/12) and at that point, I will pair us all up!

One final “rule;”
Once you receive your item, make sure to style it on your blog and share the link to this post. That way, next time we can get an even larger pool of participants to join in on the fun!

What I Wore: Seeing Red

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in Fashion, Personal by Meli

I haven’t done an outfit post in awhile and I also wanted to showcase my new hair color, so I decided to double up on this lovely Monday with two blog posts! I have been a blonde for over a year, so I figured it was high time I went back to my absolute favorite: red. However, I didn’t want my usual strawberry blonde – I wanted something different and darker. Granted, I wasn’t expecting something this bright and loud, but I think I am finally starting to warm up to it. I just have to get used to my new color palette. I hope all the pink I’m bringing to Europe won’t be a clash fest!

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What I Wore: Festivus

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Fashion, Personal by Meli

This past weekend we celebrated my hubs’ big 3-0. His birthday actually falls the week before we leave to Europe, but since it is such a milestone birthday, I didn’t want it to be something small and rushed due to the big trip taking over precedence. So we moved it up a month and invited all our friends to our pad for what would turn out to be one wild and crazy night complete with balloon-infested bouts of karaoke (look below for video evidence), shots of the KRAKEN and night swimming. Although I may have been harboring murderous thoughts about my nearest and dearest the next morning, I am so happy everyone came out to make his night so special. We are lucky to have some pretty cool people in our lives. Thanks for making this crazy ride called life so amazing, friends.

Since I was to be the hostess, I wanted to make sure I looked cute while still being able to play the part. I started off with a dress and really high booties (more on my bootie love later this week), but figured that wasn’t really practical. And I was totally right. That’s why I settled for this sweet little sailor meets Parisian outfit. I especially love the skirt – it is my most favorite in my closet due to comfort, the way it flatters the smallest part of my body and the fact that everyone always thinks it is a dress! I added some fun details like turning my awesome shoe clips into a headband accessory and a very loud & glittery nail polish.

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