Wednesday, April 23, 2014

OOTD: Fields of Color with SWELL.com


Photography by Crystal Kong

My flower explosion continues on the blog today! I spent the day in a field of flowers with my blogger friend, Crystal. It was an hour and half drive from LA and definitely worth every minute. I decided beforehand that I wanted to be a chameleon in training, so I wore my new floral dress from SWELL to blend into my surroundings. With all these flowers I'm posting about, it's bound to work right?! It's not over yet either so I still have time...stay tuned!

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

OOTD: Flower Explosion in Dailylook, Zara and JustFab


Photography by Natalee Shale

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice a trend forming in most of my pictures. I'm calling it a flower explosion since I can't seem to get enough of it. It's not only the clothes I'm wearing but behind me, in front of me and down below. I have an excuse though and it's definitely the case of spring fever! Stay tuned for my next post, as I'm literally in a field of color. A field of flowers, that is! Follow me on Instagram @melanee if you're not already. Hope you all had an amazing weekend!


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Coachella Diary

  (Forever 21 sandals / Forever 21 hat / Pylo fringe bag)

Welcome to my Coachella diary from last weekend! I went with a group of about 8 bloggers to check out the scenery and of course, the event scene. Our first stop was the Ace Hotel where we attended the Marc by Marc Jacobs Eyewear event and Two Point Oh's Blogger lounge. It consisted of DIY's, braid bars and a giant pool party. I wanted to keep my look comfortable but on trend so I wore a crochet top and denim cut-offs on top of my Pily Q bikini.

Then it was off to our next stop... The Harper's Bazaar Pop-Up Shop at the Parker Palm Springs Hotel...

 I've been to Palm Springs many times and I have to say that the Parker is probably my favorite hotel by far! The Palm trees, the gorgeous lawns and the decor was just amazing. I got a little bit more comfortable and decided to bare all in my Pily Q bikini. I lounged back and basked in the sun for quite some time. Can this happen everyday?! 

Next up was the Old Navy Oasis event where we braved a sandstorm for a heavenly Oasis out in Indio....

I did an outfit change that was perfect for this event and to end the day in. The scenery was spectacular and the amenities to die for! Why oh why did it have to be so sandy and windy?! It was definitely worth braving out for though! I got to hear Young the Giant perform Cough Syrup and hang out in a teepee. When do you see that everyday?! 

Out last stop was at the Forever21 #Cranechella event where we sipped on some bubbly and danced till our tired feet couldn't dance anymore...

 It was an amazing time and I can't wait to go back again with all my girls next year!  Hope you guys enjoyed my pics!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I Got You BABE


Photography by Natalee Shale

Sometimes a girl just needs to rock a cool graphic tee.  Specifically ones that make you feel like a total babe. Paired with a great pair of pants and even better accessories and you have yourself one hell of an easy outfit. Speaking of accessories, how amazing is my blue metallic clutch from RoviMoss?  I think I'm in love. 

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring OOTD with Charlotte Russe


Photography by Ryan Chua
  
I collaborated with Charlotte Russe to bring you this fun, springtime look. Nothing's better than a cute dress with cut-outs that just makes you want to twirl. By adding some colored accessories to the dress, I unintentionally became patriotic in red, white and blue. So I have to say it...God bless America! Of course, no look of mine is complete without a smile. Happy Wednesday everyone!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Reflections

(Maxi skirt c/o Standards and Practices / Zara leather crop top / Nasty Gal hat / Ermanno JustFab heels) 
 
 Photography by Crystal Kong 

It's been quite sometime but I'm finally taking it back to my maxi lover days from when I first starting blogging. Not only was it my go-to look, a maxi-lover was my sub-titled header on the top of this very page. 

I'm in an extremely reflective mood since my blog two year anniversary is coming up next month. I've come to realize after a lesson or two or three, that you really have to love it and expect absolutely nothing in return. You're in it because inspiring people brings you joy! Otherwise, what's the point? Why do it? Most importantly, I've learned that no one will help you along this journey but you!

As for style, it's constantly evolving. As a fashion blogger, this is quite apparent. New trends form, your taste changes from inspiration gathered all over the web and the thought of staying stagnant is scary. I think this definitely happened to me along my road to blogger discovery. Keeping up to date, creating new and innovative content on a weekly basis is a struggle. That's why once in awhile, it's nice to reflect on the past. I think that was the case with this look. Perhaps it's just the little L.A girl in me that loves the pretty, bohemian style best. Or perhaps, I lost myself and I'm finally finding my way back.

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