Lovable Friday!

April 5th, 2013 | Posted in DIY, Fashion, Geekery, Party Planning by Meli

1. Glow stick pool; OK guys. How cool is this pool full of bright, shiny glow sticks??? I would have never thought to do this, and I definitely would have never thought it would look this cool! You better believe there will be some funky night swimming in my future!

2. Washi tape party decor; I am a big fan of good looking, but easy party decor so washi tape is high on my list of must-haves for this summer’s party season. Wrap some around a plastic cup and voila! Instant personality! You can beat it.

3. Denim heart DIY; Another fabulous DIY! Patterned jeans are still all the rage for Spring, but the perfect ones can be hard to find. That’s why sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands and make your own personally perfect pair! This is another seemingly simple undertaking, but I’ll make sure to report back with my opinion. ;)

4. Lightsaber toothbrushes; I think I’ve found the coolest kid gift ever. Who would think that it would be a toothbrush?!? They are shaped like lightsabers and flash every 60 seconds to promote longer brushing intervals. My husband was super upset that they only come for children. I think there’s a market out there, Star Wars. Just sayin’.

5. Striped wedges; These gorgeous creatures popped up on the streets of Milan fashion week, and unfortunately the link didn’t give me the information I needed. Mainly, where I can get my grubby hands on them. ::sigh:: Oh well, they are probably completely out of reach budget-wise. Right? Right. So that means I shouldn’t obsessively stalk them, right? Right.

ps; liking the new format??

Lovable Friday!

October 26th, 2012 | Posted in DIY, Fashion, Geekery, Home, Party Planning by Meli

1. DIY cardigan onesies

Oh my cute. Although there are no Melificent babies to speak of (yet), I’m going to keep this adorable DIY on file for the future. I mean, how cute are babies in hipster cardigans? I die. Now to master the art of sewing.

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Style This! {Target Dress}

October 1st, 2012 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

My dear old friend, Aliza, was sweet enough to ask me to help her style an outfit revolving around a really cute Target dress she had recently bought. She also added that I should probably add these kind of posts to Melificent. And you know what? I agree! I love putting together fun outfits for not only myself, but others too. I frequently help the hubs’ style his models for shoots when I can and find it so fun! There’s nothing like rummaging through other people’s closets. Am I right, ladies?

So if you’d like me to help you style an outfit and feature it here on the blog, shoot me an email at: meli@melificent.com

Without further ado, here is the fun outfit I put together for Ms. Aliza:

1. Fluo Pearl Cuff {here}
2. Origami Clutch {here}
3. Nameplate necklace {here}
4. Owl studs {here}
5. Wedges {here}

Although I’m not sure what the event/occasion is for this little number, I figured it needed a punch of sass. And that punch came in the form of killer shoes. I wanted them to be the focus of the outfit, so all other accessories kind of took a backseat since the dress is already quite bright as well. However, they still provide a fun and young, albeit understated, feel. Hope you like what I came up with, Aliza, and I hope to do more of these in the future!

What I Wore: Go Jane Wedges

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

With weddings comes a lot of events, which means a lot of outfits! This can get pretty painful on your wallet pretty quickly, but that’s where budget shopping comes into play! This outfit, which is totally one of my new favorites, was under $60! My absolute favorite part of it were the shoes (big surprise). I don’t know if you all remember, but I had have a slight obsession with these Aldo wedges. I wanted them in every color, but with their current price tag, I would be lucky if I could swing one. That is, until I saw these super similar ones at GoJane.com for a quarter of the price! They come in a wide array of fun summer colors as well, and are very comfortable. Take it from me: I was wearing them for 12+ hours this day and I didn’t want to saw my feet off (always an accomplishment).

Jumpsuit; Forever21 (similar here)
Wedges; Go Jane
Necklace; Bauble Bar
Bracelets; Petite&Co
Ring; Charming Charlie (similar here)
Earrings; vintage
Polish; China Glaze’s Smoke & Ashes

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Lovable Friday

April 6th, 2012 | Posted in DIY, Fashion, Food, Party Planning by Meli

1. Boston Terrier Pops

If there’s one thing I cannot deny, it’s my love of Boston Terriers. I can’t imagine saying no to a cake pop in their image. Could you? Highly doubtful. Although I’ve heard cake pops are horrifically difficult to make, I’d give these a go just based on the cuteness factor.

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