What I Wore: Easter Sunday

April 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend with those you love the most – I know I did! Although it consisted of a lot of work (man, I’ve been swamped lately), I was able to spend an entire day of quality family time, which was much needed. We even schemed some preliminary plans to head on another cousin adventure to Disney – watch out, Mickey Mouse! Don’t say I didn’t warn you….

Sweater; Nordstroms {similar}
Jeans; Forever 21 {similar}
Loafers; Target {similar}
Earrings; Adorable little store in Virginia {similar}
Necklace; Etsy {similar}

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Master Bedroom Redo

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Home by Meli

Is it possible to nest without being pregnant?
This is what I’ve been asking myself since I decided 2013 would be the year that we would start phase 2 of home renovations/remodeling/general facelifts. Although I feel like our house is definitely a home, we want it to portray more of our personalities, so we are looking for more art for the walls, spunkier furniture and accessories to spruce things up a bit in certain rooms.

I am currently focusing on the living room, but the bedroom is next up on the plate. Right now, our bedroom is very dark and masculine. Basically: not us. We wanted to make it a little lighter and brighter, and the hubs has been nice enough to let me add some more feminine touches. Here is a guide I’ve been working with to try and decide on aesthetic and I decided to share it with all of you in case you are also looking for something similar for any room in your home; new or old.

1; Audrey mirror 2; Gazelle figurine 3; Malm dresser 4; Fado table lamp 5; Mirrored glass table 6; Polka dot lucite tray 7; Polka dot sheets

So back to that question. Nesting: only a phenomenon while pregnant? I vote no. What do you think?

What I Wore: Neon & Dots

September 17th, 2012 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

Who doesn’t love to reconnect with their childhood? I personally love to dress like my inner 6-year-old princess. It makes me feel light, full of life and a little less anxiety ridden. After all, wouldn’t we all want to go back to those easy, simple times where our biggest concern was which My Little Pony needed the most brushing? I know I would.

This outfit has everything I absolutely adore: sparkles, dots and neon! I also decided to face my peplum problem head on and give it a whirl. Turns out us curvy girls can also sport the style after all! Just remember to pair it with heels to give you maximum height to equal out the extra volume. I decided to push my height even further with a high bun paired with this adorable Ban.do bow. I love love love bright statement pieces!

Top; c/o Conversation Pieces
Jeans; J. Brand via Plato’s Closet
Arm candy; various
Hair bow; c/o Ban.do

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Lets Do The Polka

September 13th, 2012 | Posted in Fashion, Home by Meli

Polka polka polka everywhere!
Like I mentioned a couple weeks back, I am loving the whole girly pattern trend that we can expect to see by the truckloads this Fall. I don’t believe you should really take yourself so seriously when it comes to fashion – I think more than anything, it is about having fun. So playful dots are definitely a trend I can get behind.

Here are some ways to incorporate polka dots in your life without breaking the bank. All items featured are under $30!

1. Conversation Pieces dotted shorts {link}
2. Forever 21 polka dot tissues {link}
3. West Elm pillow {link}
4. Hue dotted tights {link}
5. Mod Cloth peplum top {link}
6. Ban.do girlie chiffon bow {link}
7. Asos nail wraps {link}
8. Conversation Pieces peplum top {link}

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What I Wore: Polka Dots & Hurricanes

August 27th, 2012 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

Unfortunately, this weekend consisted of a whole lot of rain, wind and boredom thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac. That means there was basically zero opportunities for an outfit post. Luckily, the hubs and I took two last week so I had one in “storage.” Perfect! Plus, it’s a good one. I’m already a fan of polka dots, stripes and basically any girly pattern, so I am beside myself that dots are making a huge statement this Fall! I love going shopping and seeing a bunch of polkies everywhere – it’s just so fun and whimsical. And you know I love those two adjectives when choosing pieces to add to my wardrobe. Pair it with sparkles, and you might as well put a fork in me: I’m done.

Blouse; Forever 21 {similar}
Jeans; J. Brand via Plato’s Closet
Sparkle loafers; Report via Marshall’s
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