What I Wore: Miami Swim Week

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli

Miami Swim Week continued for me on Saturday (check out my post here). I knew I would be party hopping and on my feet quite a bit, so I wanted to be comfortable, while at the same time looking the part. Although I love a good heel, I traded them in for a pair of sensible flats along with my fun and bright outfit. I wanted to throw in some personality, so I went kitschy with my British culture skirt and a whole lotta’ red!

Top; Nordstrom Rack
Skirt; c/o Persunmall (no longer available)
Flats; Nordstrom Rack (no longer available)
Necklace; Pop Basic {similar}
Shades; Gap {similar}
Clutch; Primark {similar}

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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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Geek Chic: Day of the Doctor

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli


As you all know, I got a Doctor Who tattoo this past weekend (read about why here). I know it may have been a little cheesy, but I thought I should go at least moderately themed out, right? I decided to take the iconic Tardis blue and incorporate it into my entire outfit. I made sure the pieces I chose were lightweight and comfortable, since I was going to be sitting down in a very tense position for hours, most probably while sweating profusely (hi, anxiety). I added the true touch of geek with a Tardis trucker-style hat, which I plan on wearing every day of my life thankyouverymuch.

For the rest of this week, I plan on showcasing all the different ways you can pair these great pair of shorts from Conversation Pieces. I found them to be so versatile – they can work for so many occasions! Obviously, this first look is how to rock them casually.

Tank; c/o Conversation Pieces
Shorts; c/o Conversation Pieces
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}
Hat; SuperCon vendor {get it here}
Necklace; Charming Charlie {similar}
Shades; Forever 21 {similar}
Bangles; Assorted
Don’t forget about my CP free shipping 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
Shoes;
Jane.com {similar}
Shades;
Charming Charlie {similar}
Nails
; I Heart NailArt by Gena

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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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