What I Wore: Holiday Glitz

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

It’s the perfect time of year to throw on some shiny goodness without apologies. This, of course, means I take it a few steps further by not only wearing glitz, but pairing it with loud prints. In other words, sorry, I’m not sorry.

Blouse; c/o Persunmall
Skirt; c/o Conversation Pieces
Wedges; ShoeDazzle {similar}
Necklace; c/o Fossil
Purse; c/o Conversation Pieces

I hope you all have a great holiday week surrounding by all those you love! I’ll be back soon with new fun posts and one great announcement! Cheers!

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What I Wore: A Little Naughty & a Little Nice

January 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Beauty, Fashion by Meli

I love pairing together things that really shouldn’t go together in the first place. Case in point: our wedding. It was held at the Ancient Spanish Monastery, which, well….is ancient and very old world. I paired this venue with very modern decor to create that sharp contrast. I kind of like to do that all the time, so fashion is no exception. That’s why when I finally secured an awesome leather skirt, I wanted to pair it with something dainty and feminine. I like to think that I came to be this way because it kind of describes me: a rock and roll chick that digs pink. Wait. Did I just create a catch phrase for myself? Score.

Blouse; c/o Conversation Pieces {similar}
Skirt; Asos
Arm Candy; various
Wedges; ShoeDazzle {similar}
Barrette; c/o Ban.do
Necklace; Charming Charlie {similar}
Polish; Essie’s Mojito Madness & F21′s gold glitter

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What I Wore: The Ballet

December 27th, 2012 | Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Personal by Meli

I know I said I wouldn’t be back until the new year, but this outfit got a lot of love on my Instagram, so I figured it would make for a good end of year post. Plus, you all know I can’t stay away too long from the blog. It’s a weakness. I hope you all had a fantastic past couple of days with those you love the most!

My Christmas present this year was very simple(ish). I just wanted to be taken out on a romantic date to dinner and a ballet. Namely, The Nutcracker. I hadn’t been since I was a kid, and I’m a sucker for holiday traditions. I’d love for it to be one of ours, and eventually our children. The hubs pulled out all the stops and made me feel like a very lucky wife, which honestly, is a feeling I experience quite often. With that said, I knew this was one of the few occasions where I would be able to rock a sequined dress, so I took full advantage. I just didn’t think my (amazing) dress would come from Forever 21! It was a Christmas miracle. ;)

Dress; Forever 21 {similar}
Jacket; Forever 21 {similar}
Heels; Marc Fisher via DSW {in silver}
Bangles; various
Lipstick; Estee Lauder’s Forbidden Apple
Polish; Essie’s Aperitif

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#StockingStufferSwap Reveal w/ Jessica

December 18th, 2012 | Posted in Beauty by Meli

When I heard from my lovely friend Terri of Delightfully Darling that there was going to be a blogger Secret Santa of sorts hosted by herself and Amy of At The Pink of Perfection, I jumped at the opportunity to join! I love giving gifts even more than receiving them, so I had a great time picking out some fun and unique items for my partner, Jessica, whom you can find over at The Jessica L Blog. The idea was definitely a sweet one and I hope to participate in similar projects in the future – it’s such a fun way to get to know new (to me) bloggers.

So what was my swag?
A new cosmetics bag (desperately needed one of those); lip gloss; compact mirror & a set of glitter polishes, which I  cannot wait to test drive for some fun holiday manicures! Make sure to check out Jessica’s blog for her post on the items I sent her, and big thanks again to the ladies that put this all together!

Edit; check out my fresh & sparkly mani using one of Jessica’s sparkly polishes (paired with Essie’s Mojito Madness):

Sparkle Plenty

December 11th, 2012 | Posted in Beauty, Fashion by Meli

Smarter words have never been spoken. Am I right, ladies?
Although I live by the standard that every day is a good day to wear sparkles, I know this time of year is especially reserved for them. So here is a round up of all my favorite glittery, sequin-y, and sparkly goods (whether you want to splurge or save):

 

1 Chevron Sequin Mini Skirt; 2 Sequin Scatter Prom Dress; 3 Kate Spade Charm Heel; 4 Striped Sequin Scarf

5 Sequin Pencil Skirt; 6 Gina Sequin Maxi Skirt; 7 Infinity Crop; 8 Polka Dot Sequin Top

What shiny thing have you been laying your eyes on this holiday season?