{Adventures in Pinteresting}: Dip Dye Pots

April 4th, 2013 | Posted in DIY, Home by Meli

I think this is my first adventures in Pinteresting that is not fashion-related – that’s crazy! Now that my test is over, I finally have time to do something I love ever so much: crafting. It’s my form of therapy (along with wine & gluten free cupcakes, of course), and just generally makes me a happier person. The second I saw this DIY on Pinterest, I knew I had to conquer it. It seemed so simple! Seemed.

Getting those lines nice & straight all around the pots was SO hard. But honestly, now that they house some adorable cacti and succulents, you can’t even notice. They are honestly the perfect statement piece for a coffee table, nightstand or to use as a gift, like mentioned in the original post. And aside from the precise tape wrapping skills needed, it is a pretty easy DIY to tackle on a rainy day while listening to your favorite new album (mine? JT’s The 20/20 Experience).

What I Wore: Animal Print & Neon

March 4th, 2013 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

My boot is off!!!! Although I am not walking normally and it will be some time before I rock heels, I can’t tell you how free and wonderful I feel to have that 10 pound clunker off my body. And that means outfit posts are back!

Some may say that mixing animal prints and neon is just too much. I say it’s absolutely necessary. Nothing screams of pure joy and relaxation more than a Meli in a loud outfit. In fact, it’s pretty much how you can gauge my emotional state. Beware of a Meli in neutrals and instate an intervention at once.

Blouse; H&M {similar}
Sweater; Forever 21 {similar}
Jeans; J Brand
Flats; Target {similar}
Earrings; Forever 21 {similar}
Shades; H&M {similar}
Ring; Marc Jacobs

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What I Wore: Neon in the City

November 20th, 2012 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

One of my favorite places in LA is the LACMA. I have to visit every time I’m in town and I’m never disappointed with their temporary exhibits. This time we were fortunate enough to enjoy one on Stanley Kubrick and all his legendary films. Can you believe I’ve only seen one (The Shining)??? I have to say, after completely enjoying the entire experience, I totally find myself wanting to immerse myself in his work. Movie marathon!!!

Something else I really enjoy? Sheer shirts with bling! I have no idea what draws me to own so many sheer blouses, but I hope the trend never goes away. It must be my tropical blood – wanting to be covered, but still airy enough to not suffocate in the Miami heat. Unfortunately for me, that was not the case while I was in LA – it was freezing! Shortly after I took these photos, I had to borrow the hubs’ cardigan to shield me from the elements. Before you judge, remember, I’m tropical, OK?

Blouse; H&M {similar}
Jeans; J. Brand {similar}
Loafers; Target {similar}
Ring; Marc Jacobs
Nail Decals; Sally Hansen Mod About You
Sunglasses; Target {similar}

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Neon Blouse: 3 Ways!

October 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

You all expressed that you enjoyed a good remix post, so here is another shot at one for you all! As you all know, I absolutely love my hot pink blouse that I picked up at H&M while on vacation in Los Angeles this past summer, and I do not mask the fact that I wear it often. And just because you wear something often does not mean that you will be sporting the same look over and over again. While looking through past outfit posts, I noticed that each time I wore the blouse, I went for a completely different vibe. Even if you are sporting a repeat offender, chances are no one will notice if you style it differently. And that’s what remixing is all about!

So which look is your favorite?
The modern pin up, the casual tourist or the trendy chick?
Let me know in the comments!

What I Wore: Neon & Never Growing Up

September 4th, 2012 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

As I mentioned earlier this week, the family and I went up to Orlando for the long weekend to visit Disney, and most importantly, to check out their new resort, The Art of Animation. The hotel consists of 4 themed areas: Cars, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and The Lion King. We, of course, stayed in a Cars suite (my nephew is a huge huge fan) and enjoyed hanging out at their different pools and fun grounds. Like I’ve said before, I absolutely love that you can be a little more playful with your outfit choices at Disney, and I tend to go a lot more bright and playful than usual. After all, Disney World is one of the only places that allows you to never grow up. And well, you don’t have to tell me twice.

On to the neon!

Tank; c/o Wild Doll
Bandeau; Forever 21 {similar}
Jean shorts; DIY
Flip flops; Old Navy
Sunglasses; Ebay
Arm Candy; Fab/Ebay/Disney
Watch; Soft Slap {similar}
Necklace; Charming Charlie {similar}

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