Thursday, August 27, 2015

Three Ways to Wear Denim for Fall

So excited to share my collaboration with Piccing today! In case you’re unaware of what it is, it is the first lifestyle shopping experience built on a visually-driven, social platform that gives shoppers around the world the tools to purchase multiple items within an image. The platform allows users to create a free account, upload an image and “picc” up to five shoppable items associated with the image.

For today’s look, I took my current favorite denim and styled them three different ways for fall. The first outfit is something I would wear for work; a belted vest with nude pumps is an easy way to look chic at my 9-5. The second is more for my everyday style. I’m constantly running errands, driving in traffic and meeting my friends for coffee. It’s important for me to remain comfortable so flat boots and a trendy military trench is the way to go. My last look is for a girl’s night out or a date night with the man. This bodysuit is a hot commodity as of late, bloggers are wearing it left and right and I couldn’t resist getting one for myself. Since it’s the statement piece of the look, I added simple black heels and clutch.

Now for the fun part! The photos above are examples of how you can shop images through Piccing. By clicking the green symbols, you can see the linked items and instantly shop the entire look. So whether it’s a photo of your favorite fashion blogger or celebrity, Piccing allows users to upload and shop through any image they choose. I know many of you are like me, we can’t always afford designer pieces. This platform will allow you to mix and match styles and price points, so staying on trend is possible at every budget. Hooray!

Piccing is available on desktop, iOS and Android and already has more than 80 million members with a ton of styled looks ready to shop. Check out my profile here as well as their blog here.

Would love to know your thoughts once you check it out! Comment below and like always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

OOTD: Summer Favorites

Photography by Natalee Shale

Let's face it, who doesn't have this button down denim skirt this season?! I've seen numerous brands carry it so I jumped in on the craze and got mine from It's the perfect summer skirt to wear dressed up or down styled with an off the shoulder top. To complete the look, I added my cool new shades from Classic Specs and the comfiest heeled sandals from Arricci. Of course, my summer favorites don't stop here! Check out and follow my Instagram (melanee) to see what I've been wearing all summer long. Okay...back to work I go.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Face Forward with Clinique

I was asked by Clinique to collaborate on their newest campaign called #FaceForward and was asked this question: “If you could give your future self any advice, what would it be?” Honestly, it couldn’t have been better timing as I’ve been imploring my life for some time. 

I often find myself at my 8-5 job daydreaming what I wish my life could be. Being in the blogging world isn’t easy, scrolling through Instagram is an ongoing battle! Your insecurities get tested daily, wishing for what other girls are wearing, where they’re traveling to and why they don’t have to sit at a desk typing away all day long. For the past three years, I’ve been engulfed in this world where what you wear and how many Instagram followers you have is more important than what’s on the inside. I let this affect me every single day up until recently where I finally told myself, no more! So what future advice would I give myself? Starting today, tomorrow, next year, ten years from now, I will be happy with what I have and do the things I've always dreamed of doing. In essence, I will travel often, worry less, and smile more!

For me, traveling to distance lands a couple times a year is not within my budget. But I realized, traveling can mean anywhere! I’m incredibly lucky to live in California with its vast lands and exceptional places. This year alone, I’ve driven up the coast to Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Carmel, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. This photo diary is from my most recent trip to Ojai which is only an hour and a half away from Los Angeles. This cute, quaint town was right up my alley and I had fun exploring what the town had to offer. My goal is to take more small trips just like this and enjoy life within my means. No more thinking about the “what ifs” but on the “what is.”

Now it’s your turn to #FaceForward.  “If you could give your future self any advice, what would it be?”

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This post is in sponsorship with Clinique however, all opinions are my own. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

OOTD: Summer Dressing with Maggy London

Photography by Crystal Kong 

Yes, sometimes I wear dresses! Fell in love with this one from Maggy London and thought it was the perfect dress for summer. I'm a huge fan of blue shades and paisley prints so it was a winner. Of course, I styled it to suit me, meaning a black leather jacket and black accessories. I topped it off with silver jewelry from a few of my favorite brands. What are your summer go-to pieces and accessories?

On a side note, this week is almost behind us and I'm so looking forward to the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and and thanks for all your lovely comments!

Monday, July 13, 2015

OOTD: Ripped Denim

Photography by Crystal Kong

Finally a new outfit post! Sticking to my laid back looks these days...ripped denim, oversize tees, and dainty gems like this beautiful gold piece from London Manori. My schedule has been jam packed so easier, casual wear is better! To quickly keep you in the loop, I left my old job, went on a fabulous trip to Mexico (dark tan included if you didn't notice) and officially started a new job today. Going to try my best to keep up with the blog. Stay tuned for more outfit posts!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Proactiv Review

 Talking a little beauty on the blog today and trying Proactiv from Facing Acne.  

 Proactiv is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of products for acne-prone skin. 

 The Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Cleanser and Repairing Moisturizer all aid in the treatment of Acne.

Photography by Crystal Kong 

I've been a long time fan of Proactiv since it helped clear my skin in my late twenties. I never had acne as a teen so when I got it when I was about twenty seven I freaked out! I immediately tried every face wash, lotion, pimple medication known to man but nothing worked. Then my dad said he always saw Proactiv helping people on television and even though I don't believe anything I see on t.v., I decided to give it a try. 

After a few weeks I started to notice a difference. The Renewing Cleanser gave me less acne because of the salicylic acid ingredient that provided a rough texture like a peel. The toner made me skin really dry so I decided to stop using it and stuck with just the cleanser and moisturizer. As months and years went by, my break outs became less and less to gradually non existent. My friends would always ask me how my skin looked so good. I would say, Proactiv! 

I'm excited to share my experience with you today because I'm extremely passionate about this product. Not only did it help clear my skin, it gave me my confidence back. I used to hide behind my hair and now I don't have to. If you suffer and want clearer skin, I definitely recommend Proactiv. 

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