What I Wore: I’m On A Boat!

July 19th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli

Remember these pretty great shorts? Well, here’s my second way to style them! Being that my first Miami Swim Week event was atop a yacht, I figured I should dress the part! I picked a vibrant top that would complement the nautical basic. Pair it with some bright and fun accessories, like my shades and earrings, and you have the perfect summer brunch outfit. Something that really makes this outfit pop? The open back cutouts (& my awesome, yet peeling, tattoo)!

Special thanks to Netty of The Fashionable ESQ for taking these shots for me!

Top; c/o Conversation Pieces
Shorts; c/o Conversation Pieces
Wedges; Go Jane {similar}
Shades; H&M {old}
Earrings; c/o Love Juliet
Cuff; BCBGeneration via Nordstrom Rack
Headband; Forever 21 {similar}
Bag; Betsey Johnson via Marshalls
(Don’t forget my free shipping promo code: MELIFICENT)

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What I Wore: Cruel Summer

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

This summer has been a particularly cruel one in South Florida. We have been getting nasty storms nearly every day, which have been impeding on our sunshine state activities. In between thunderstorms, the humidity has been off the charts and our mosquitoes clearly have a ruthless agenda against all mankind. In a nutshell: stay indoors.

Thankfully this past weekend gave us some sort of respite, and I was actually able to enjoy my pool for the first time this summer (sacrilegious). I was also able to take these photos without fearing an impeding storm, but it was still quite steamy. To fight the unbearable heat, sometimes you just gotta go basic. I can already tell this tee is going to be a summer staple. It’s light, so incredibly soft and in an amazing Miami color. It also gives you the ability to rock the half-tuck, which is my new favorite. It really highlights your silhouette while still remaining casual. Win/win? Yes.

Tee; c/o Conversation Pieces (use promo code, MELIFICENT, for free shipping!)
Jeans; Levis
Headband; Forever 21
Bangles; Assorted
Purse; Victoria’s Secret
Necklace; PetiteCo
Jane.com {similar}
Charming Charlie {similar}
; I Heart NailArt by Gena

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Embrace Your Geekness Day!

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery by Meli

The most epic holiday you did not know about, Embrace Your Geekness Day, was celebrated on Sunday, July 13th. I did not find out about it until a couple of weeks ago, so it made me smile to know that I just happened to have scheduled my Doctor Who tattoo for that very day (kismet).

I will have a feature up in honor of the holiday over on The Fangirl Diaries, but I really wanted to touch on it here on the blog. Reason being, a lot of people may not understand why those deeply involved in a fandom may want it tattooed. It may seem frivolous, childish or even stupid, for some. However, I wanted to shed some light on the topic by sharing my own personal reason. Sure, some people (myself included at times) may just get a fandom tattoo because they want to (respect my authoritay), but sometimes, it goes deeper than that.

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What I Wore: Pool Side

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

I hope all of you enjoyed the first official weekend of Summer! I got to spend some quality time with friends I haven’t seen in a bit, and then had brunch with the hubs at a local hot spot. I ended it with a 2-hour float in my pool, where I promptly fell asleep (don’t worry, sunblock was applied). Overall, a pretty successful weekend.

Since it was our first taste of Summer, I had to don the unofficial uniform: the maxi dress! Who doesn’t love a good maxi? They make you look classy and stylish, yet feel like an adult pajama. This one especially is so soft, and I love that its tie dye color scheme compliments my swimming pool. It was meant to be.

Dress; c/o Conversation Pieces
Sandals; Payless
Necklace; gifted
Earrings; Forever 21 {similar}
Dragon cuff; eBay
Sunglasses; Charming Charlie {similar}

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What I Wore: Minty Fresh

May 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

The days have been SO stunning here in Miami lately. Bright blue skies, a hint of a breeze and balmy humidity. It is the making of a great summer, and I can’t wait to see what it holds in store for me. Although my heart is still a little dark and stormy, I feel like a new beginning is right around the corner. Unfortunately, life has been more work than play lately, but I hope that will change in the months to come! Lots of vacations are on the itinerary!

This little dress is the absolutely perfect go-to for summer days. It’s light and easy, with such a fantastic pastel hue. In fact, I’d venture to say that it’s impossible to wear it without a smile on your face. Something else that will put a smile on your face? My friends over at YellowBox Footwear are sharing a promo code that will get you $5 off your next purchase of $50 or more: SHARETHELUV14!

Dress; Forever 21 {similar}
Sandals; c/o YellowBox Footwear
Wooden bow tie; Sassy Steals {similar}
Bag; gifted {similar}
Accessories; assorted
Shades; Zara {similar}