Monday, September 3, 2012

Once In A Blue Moon

(Vintage top / Forever 21 shorts / H&M belt / Nastygal hat / H&M socks / Vince Camuto boots / J.crew bracelet / Fossil watch / Vintage Bally purse)

Some words of advice from a girl who has the worst luck when it comes to getting haircuts, or anything beauty related; if you find a great stylist, get down on your knees and thank god! I for one, will no longer throw a tantrum because I found a stylist who will not give me the infamous 1994, "Rachel" haircut aka Jennifer Aniston from the T.V show, Friends. Not only does he do my once in a blue moon trim perfectly, he has just introduced me to the celebrity crazed, color technique called, Balayage. Balayage is French for “to sweep” where the color is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foil, creating an easy sun-kissed effect. I'm hooked for life! Thank you Christopher Nicholson aka Christopher Styles for turning my luck around! Check him out here if you live in the LA area.

Does everyone notice the difference in my hair?! thoughts?

I also just want to take a moment to reach out to my readers old and new, on what I try to accomplish on my blog and why I blog to begin with. I am student and a typical everyday girl who is always on a budget. I know that the majority of girls are in the same situation as me and that is exactly why I started blogging. I want to inspire girls to be themselves and have fun with fashion! Meaning, you don't always have to splurge to look great! In every outfit post I do, I'm always wearing something I've owned for quite sometime mixed with a new piece that didn't cost me more than $40-$50. I hope this encourages other girls to try and get creative by reusing their own pieces. For instance, this vintage top cost me $1 and the shorts were $20. The hat, belt and shoes have been in my closet for over a year and all were under $100. And, the vintage Bally? my mom's from the 70's. The positive feedback and lovely comments I've received thus far has been a reward in itself so, thank you!

96 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You look a little bit with miroslava duma ;)!


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    1. why thank you!! I just looked her up and she is gorgeous! Huge compliment =)

      xo

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  2. love the outfit Melanee!

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  3. I love this look, and I especially love that you took the time to comment about being a fashionista on a budget! The thrifted top is my favorite part of the outfit, and it only cost $1.00!

    xoxo
    Elle Michele
    anthonyelle.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to read it!

      xo

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  4. You look absolutely amazing! In the first picture I can see better the changes to your hair. I love the balayage technique, mine turned out like that on its own because I stopped dying it and my natural colour was darker than the ends.

    love,
    Lali

    http://lalipops.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you love!!! I really appreciate it! and thanks for reading and telling me about your experience with balayage.

      xo

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  5. The colour of your skirt is so amazing! Love the whole outfit :)

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  6. i dear!!great blog i love it!!!so if you want we can follow each other! i follow uoi on GFC and bloglovin!i wait you on my blog!!!kiss!!

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  7. Gorgeous outfit! I really love you hat, maybe I'll buy the same!

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  8. Love the whole look, great pictures :)




    Santenne of Crystallized Elements
    www.crystallized-elements.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. You are beautiful women!

    I love your look and clothes!

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  10. great look, love your shorts!!!!!!!!!!!following you now:) would you follow me back?:)

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  11. You look perfect!!! :)) Do you want to follow each other??:)

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    1. Thank you so much! and I would for us to follow each other!!

      xo

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  12. I love your shorts!! nice outfit!
    I'll be very grateful if you could visit mine and let there your opinion

    xoxo

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    1. thank you and I'll check out your blog!

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  13. This look is ridiculously gorgeous!! Love white and blood red together, and I love the flowy long top mixed with the little shorts! Cute!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

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  14. I adore this outfit from top to bottom! Love this vintage top and shorts and especially love what you wrote about blogging :)

    xo
    naty
    aloveaffairwithfashion.blogspot.com

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  15. Cool ways to display what is fashionable.

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  16. beautiful look :)

    sammie
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  17. amazing dear! great blog :)

    want to follow each other ? :D

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    1. Thank you so much! and yes, let's follow each other!

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  18. I can't believe that top is just for a dollar!! :O I love your outfit! Going vintage can never turn out wrong :D I'm looking forward for your next post!!!

    Have a nice week & Do check out my blog too! ^v^

    xoxo' Dipika

    www.dipikasyngai.blogspot.com

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  19. goregous !



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  20. Wow, gorgeous look! I love your shorts :D x

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  21. Oh my word! You look absolutely stunning. - And I LOVE the hair.

    Your blog is gorgeous - please keep posting for your new follower! x

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate it! and I'm following you back =)

      xo

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  22. you're beautiful!
    I like your blog. What do you think about following each other? I'm following you now on GFC :)
    xo
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    1. thank you so much! and thanks for following =) now following back!!

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  23. I think your hair looks great! Also love the black+white+burgundy color combination.

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  24. nice post.
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  25. love u gold bracelet....i follow u..:)

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    1. Thank you!!! and I'll follow back =)

      xo

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  26. Lovely clothes and blog!<3
    maybe we could follow each others?:)

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    1. Thank you so much! and I would love for us to follow each other!

      xo

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  27. Just found your awesome blog! And im enjoy reading this
    Love your style dear!
    It would be great if could follow each other too

    Sincerely,
    BERTHA NATASHA

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    1. thank you so much! I really appreciate it =) lets follow each other! let me know!

      xo

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  28. I completely agree with all you've written. And by the way, you are a beauty so I cannot imagine a haircut which does not suit you well. I like the photos too - very pretty.
    x
    B.
    http://www.snowwhiteinwonderland.com/

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    1. thank you so much! you're are too sweet! I really appreciate it and thanks for following =) I'll follow back!

      xo

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  29. Woww you are gorgeous and that outfit is stunning! *.*

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  30. wow soo beauty clothes , blog and woman ^^ !! amazing!!! lets follow!:)

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    1. Thank you so much! and I followed back =)

      xo

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  31. beautiful blog girlie! let's follow each other! xx

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  32. Love that skirt, really cool!

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  33. you are so beautiful! :) follow? xoxo

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    1. thank you so much! follow me and I'll follow back =)

      xo

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    Love ♥
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  35. The styling in these photos is so nice, and I really want those burgandy red shorts! Can't belive how cheap that shirt was, its so pretty and femminine, im off charity shopping today so hopefully I'll pick up some lovely bargains too:) xxx lovely blog

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    1. Thank you so much! hope you got some great finds =)

      xo

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  36. Just found your blog and absolutely love it! xo.
    Meg

    www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it =)

      xo

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  37. hi there!!! mi name is Raquel and ive just discovered your blog. I absolutlely LOVE LOVE your outfit, so say hello to your new follower ;) ;)

    visit my blog, and if you like it, i invite you to follow me too in order to keep in touch!

    tell me what do you think on my blog: http://mrsoutfits.blogspot.com.es/

    XOXOXOXO

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    1. you are so sweet! I really appreciate your lovely comment. Thank you so much for following! and I'm following back =)

      xo

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  38. you look so gorgeous.
    Love the total look! great combination.

    LOVE BO,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

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  39. Nice blog you have. I liked everything here... cool cool!
    I believe that you would love my blog too. Visit.
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    Kisses & greetings
    A.
    P.S. You're really cool, following and maybe waiting back. KISSES:*

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    1. Thank you so much!!! and I'm following back =)

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  40. Hi!! :)
    I really like your blog and your style, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
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    1. Hi! of course! I'm following you back =) love your blog!

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  41. It's awesome the way you use vintage pieces with inexpensive but awesome looking new ones! And your hair looks incredible!!

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