Lush Life

by Melanie on April 11, 2014

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Photos taken by the lovely D’ana of Collections + Volumes.

I’m finally at a point where I’m really interested and comfortable with making illustration the focus of my style blog, and well, my life. This is something I want to write about a bit more in depth later, but for now I’ll let you know that you’ll be seeing far more illustrations on this blog. I’m so excited to finally be confident enough to put myself out there like this. I hope you all enjoy it!

Anyway, I must say that I absolutely love these pants and haven’t had the chance to wear them since it’s been so cold out up north. The print was perfect for Miami’s Fashion Happy Hour, which was hosted by D’ana of Collections + Volumes, high school classmate Veronica of Fiercely Thriftin’, and Maya of Alamodemaya.

I’m also in my new UNIF heels. They’re my first from them! I love them to pieces and can’t wait to style them with my UNIF Lore Hat. I have so many pieces that have yet to make it on the blog because of my absence…ahh! If you follow me on Instagram, you can find all my latest purchases, current projects, favorite songs, and other fun things!

It feels so good to be back, you guys. Blogging is my baby basically and it has been since I was 12 and I absolutely love this space and sharing it with you. I hope that you do feel the love that I pour into this thing because it really is one of my biggest joys.


I Die: Nasty Gal x Shakuhachi

by Melanie on April 10, 2014

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+ Nasty Gal x Shakuhachi Coming Up Roses Shift Dress
+ Nasty Gal x Shakuhachi Blank Slate Blazer Dress
+ Nasty Gal x Shakuhachi Classic Spastic Jumpsuit
+ Nasty Gal x Shakuhachi ‘Crossing the Line’ Bikini Top & Bottom
+ Nasty Gal x Shakuhachi Coming Up Roses Dress
+ Nasty Gal x Shakuhachi Concrete Jungle Romper

Okay, I hate to introduce another new segment to the blog but I’ve never before thought of a segment title that was so accurately me. I’ve attempted similar in the past and I think when I go through to clean up blog posts over the next couple of months (it’s almost time for a new look!) I’ll turn them into “I Die”. If you know me personally, I say “dying” or “crying/dying” extremely regularly. Not sure that translates well as blog content so, I introduce to you something similar: “I Die”.

I have been such a fan of Shakuhachi for ages. I remember seeing their pieces on Urban Outfitters back when I was in high school, when $20 for a pair of shoes seemed like a lot to me. Naturally, the extremely steep price point on a no income budget made achieving their beautiful prints and bold shapes impossible to even want to want. Here I am 6 years later (6 years? oh god….) still in love, but with only one of their pieces in my wardrobe. But also, here I am 6 years later, with a job (or 4 basically), a proper sense of style, and staring at these gorgeous pieces they’ve collaborated with Nasty Gal on.

Basically I want it all. Realistically, I can probably only snatch one piece granted I can decide on one.

Which piece is your favorite? Be sure to check out the rest of the collection + more, here.

New outfit post coming tomorrow! It comes with a little surprise that you may have seen on Instagram


Keep It Healthy

by Melanie on March 25, 2014

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It’s been waaaaaay too long. I’m so sorry for my absence! Basically, life has been happening and one thing has led to the other and the blog stopped getting updated and I graduate in 2 months and ahhhhh. Where has time gone?

So I’m back, but this is an old outfit from some time in October that I never got around to posting. To be honest, I wasn’t too into it after I took the photos but I think it’s because I’m just not used to my hair being up. Looking back on them, I’m definitely a lot more into the outfit but it’s still not one of my favorites. I just thought I’d post something to let you all know I’m still alive!

I’m actually in Miami this week with warm weather (finally!) but of course Spring Break for New Englanders actually starts with Spring and all my friends are in class so I’m stuck at home, carless, or at my sister’s house with my one-month old nieces (no complaints).

Anyway, how have you all been? Ahhh, I need to catch up with everyone! I’ve been a bit more active on Instagram so if you want to see what I’ve been up to, give me a follow over there.