Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Photography by Elizabeth Keene

This post will be short and sweet because I'm off to Disneyland! This is just one of my New Year's looks that is feminine inspired by full skirts and sequins. My other look, which I'll post tomorrow is menswear inspired. Can't wait for you all to see and let me know which look you liked best.  

Check out Winky Designs for more amazing sequin clutches that are 25% off until tomorrow plus you can get 10% off using the code: MELANEESHALE13. Happy shopping!

I hope everyone has a safe, happy and sequined filled night. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Style Trend: Plaid + Leather

Photography by Ryan Chua


A lost but found photo shoot I did with Ryan a couple months back in Manhattan Beach wearing my absolute favorite plaid crop top and leather skirt. I actually styled this look super quick which I noticed has become a habit of mine. For some reason though, I don't mind! The outfits I put together with not much thought always seem to work out best. Going with your first instincts are definitely words I'm starting to live by.

Check out a style chat video I did with my blogger friend, Jamie Walsh on her YouTube page HERE! We talk all about holiday looks so if you need some inspiration, definitely watch!

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Sparkle in Sequins

Photography by Laura Yazdi

If you're looking for some holiday outfits to wear this season, Express is your place to look. Their party shop collection is sure to make you shine and sparkle at any event you plan on attending. This outfit is by far my favorite from the collection. You can never go wrong in black, a crop top and a high waist skirt. On top of all that, you're covered in all sequins! Get ready to be a shining star all night long.

Stay tuned for more holiday looks coming up on the blog...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Bonjour, Paris!

Cold weather makes me want to just cuddle up all day in warm, cozy knits like this turtleneck from Largo Drive. What goes perfectly with warm and cozy? Comfy! So I put on my favorite pair of jeans and the cutest boots to date. All together, I'm warm, cozy and comfy which is the perfect combination for the holidays. I can't believe Christmas is less than a week away and then it will be a whole new year. I'm ready to go out with a bang!

The winner of my Subtle Luxury scarf giveaway is Cynthia Contreras!!! We will be contacting you shortly. Thank you to everyone who entered!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

12 Days of Yumi Kim

Super excited to be a part of the 12 Days with Yumi Kim Campaign! Everyday, they will be featuring a different piece worn by a different blogger at a discounted price. Today's feature is this gorgeous Ana skirt with beaded detailing. You can buy it here today only for half off at $99! Just use the code: YKDAY5 Happy Shopping!

Episode two of "Fashion Patrol" is now up on featuring the Kardashian / Jenner family! Please take a moment to watch our very special holiday episode here.

Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

All Things Leopard

Photography by Crystal Kong

Everyone needs some leopard in their wardrobe and by some, I mean a lot! These pants from Charlotte Russe are perfect for both a day and night time look. I paired it with a black knit sweater and added an oxblood bag to match my lips. Voila! An easy chic look that made me feel fabulous! What's another leopard item I should add to my closet?

The holidays are approaching and I'm getting into the spirit of giving. DSW has partnered with me and 49 other fashion bloggers for an incredible DSW Shoe Hookup! All together, DSW will be giving away 250 pairs of shoes and 250 copies of the NY Times best selling book Do You Speak Shoe Lover? How amazing is that?!

I will personally be giving away 5 pairs of shoes and 5 copies of the book on my blog starting December 6th so make sure to check back then for all the deets. Until then, here are the other 49 bloggers involved and the dates they are running the giveaway on their blogs. Enter as many as you can to increase your chance of winning! Good luck!

 12.7.13 - 12.10.13High Fashion 4 Less / Fashion Fling / Denim Debutante
12.8.13 - 12.11.13Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes / Oh So Glam / Corals + Cognacs
12.9.13 - 12.12.13Kimmy Erin / Crystalin Marie / Sandy A La Mode
12.10.13 - 12.13.13My Own Blog Review / Around Lucia / Trend Hungry
12.11.13 - 12.14.13Stiletto Beats / VintageorTacky / Girl Avant Garde
12.12.13 - 12.15.13Behind the Seams / Fancy Things Blog / Dearest Lou
12.13.13 - 12.16.13The Fashion Poet / Let it Be Beautiful / Mae Badiyan
12.14.13 - 12.17.13Good, Bad, and Fab / Kel & Kate / The Frugalista
12.15.13 - 12.18.13Fashionably Broke / Little Miss Fearless / Modly Chic
12.16.13 - 12.19.13The Fashionista Next Door / Studs and Sapphires / Britt + Whit
12.17.13 - 12.20.13Living in Color Print / Love Fashion, Love Life / A Mom in Red High Heels
12.18.13 - 12.21.13Fashionable Hostsess / District Sparkle / Crowley Party

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Style Trend: Crop top with High Waist Pants

 (Nasty Gal crop tank / Charlotte Russe pants / Forever 21 cardigan / Nasty Gal Shoe Cult boot / Dailylook bag)

Photography by Ryan Chua

This Nasty Gal crop top was made in edgy look heaven and these Shoe Cult wedge boots were made for walking. Out of all the styles out there, edgy is by far my favorite and Nasty Gal provides that to me and so much more. I know, I know, I've been saying this for awhile now. I'm just a girl who likes what she likes. Why change if it works!

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, so I just wanted to take a moment to be a bit corny since I'm in a sentimental mood! As each year passes, I'm learning to be more thankful and appreciative of all the amazing people in my life. I lost some friends this past year but gained a few more that have showed me what a true friend is supposed to be. For that, I am forever thankful.  I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Casual Day Wear

 (Blazer c/o Miss Me Jeans / Leggings c/o Evleo LA / Grey tee c/o Mootta / Bag c/o JustFab)

Photography by Elizabeth Keene
My staple wardrobe pieces these days are consisting of tees, leggings, beanies, boots and a lightweight jacket. Thank goodness the weather is still warm and beautiful here in LA that I can get away with it. However, I'm thinking that I may have to do something dramatic after Thanksgiving just to get myself in the holiday spirit. I'm thinking either a menswear inspired look or something so glam that it will leave everyone shocked. Stay tuned to see what I do!

On a side note, I'm co-hosting an Uno de 50 event with Donna from Sunny n Blue, Nikki from My Style Diaries and Joann from Love Fashion Live Life. Refreshments will be served along with a raffle and a 10% discount for guests. Hope to see you all at Fashion Island, Newport Beach on Friday, December 6th 6:30-9pm.

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