For Love & Lemons Orchid Crop Top + For Love & Lemons Orhic Bondage Bralette + Vintage Liz Claiborne Jeans + Aldo Ocaria Pumps +

This was my last (and favorite!) look that was featured in The Lady Project‘s Woman of Style feature. I got so busy in RI that I let so much of my clothes sit around and not get shot for the blog, but I was so excited to realize that I still had this top/bralette combo still waiting when Olivia approached me for the feature. FL&L always has the coolest pieces, and all I find myself interested in buying these days. Definitely on the lookout for new brands, just because so many good ones have popped up lately!

Photography by Brittanny Taylor


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+ Lovecat Dress via Calico + Charles by Charles David Pact Pumps (different color) +

Here are a few more shots from my Woman of Style feature by Olivia Rodrigues for The Lady Project. I’m so crazy about this dress. It’s the quintessential ‘Melanie silhouette’ (fit and flare with a mini cut), along with the perfect deep V and of course I can’t deny anything with a large palm print! I paired it with some black pumps, a simple collar necklace, and a cocktail ring, and called it a day. So excited to wear this around Miami!

Photography by Brittanny Taylor.


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+ Free People Be Free Boy Tank + For Love & Lemons x Nasty Gal Love You Knot Bralette + Forever 21 Shorts (similar) + Jeffrey Campbell Boone Boots + H&M Bag +

So if ya haven’t heard from Instagram or Snapchat (username: mel-patterson), I’m back in Miami. I came back at the beginning of the month and have since found the perfect job (I’ll go into that a bit later) and everything is going great! I’ll always love(/hate) my city, but I really did fall in love with Rhode Island and the irreplaceable people it introduced me to.

Earlier this year, I joined The Lady Project, as per recommendation from friend / photographer / dance mom Brittanny, and I was introduced to a group of incredible women. One of those was stylist Olivia Rodrigues, who also happens to be the Style Editor for The Lady Project’s blog. I’m excited to say that she selected me as their September Woman of Style, and you can catch the interview / shoot conducted by she and Brittanny here. More photos from the shoot to come, stay tuned!

Photography by Brittanny Taylor.


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