Wednesday, February 27, 2013

sweet dreams...

if you've been keeping up with my blog lately you know that johnny and i are currently living with my parents...we basically moved to texas on a whim and until he gets settled with his dream job and we know for sure what part of texas we'll end up in, we figured staying with the parentals wouldn't be
 too shabby...
the hardest part is night time...
i'm usually up late working on mrd things...late for me is midnight...late for johnny is like 4 in the morning.  and since he likes to be close to me, he'll lay in the bed and watch tv or be on the computer with the light on, while i'm going to sleep...sweet that he likes to be near me, not so sweet that it's super bright in the bedroom when i'm trying to sleep.
so i decided to make a cute little eye mask so i could still snuggle with my honey and actually get some sleep!  and i was going to make this a diy post...but i made about four of these before i got it right because i'm a big trial and error kinda girl and because i made so many before i got it just right i didn't really take good notes and measurements for you...soooo how about i just show you how cute it is?

it also makes a lovely headband;)
sweet dreams!!!

be pretty~melis

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

classic in coral

i'm sure i've mentioned this before, but if you asked me to describe my style i honestly wouldn't know what to tell you.  a lot of what i like to wear depends on my mood, which i'm sure a lot of you could agree with...but i think one thing that is a constant in my look is something super girly.  so last spring when this gorgeous milly jacket came out i knew it had to be mine...even though it cost me like half of my rent for the month it was just the perfect lady like jacket that i knew would be the perfect classic piece that would never go out of style.  plus that punch of coral makes me feel so happy inside...which  is good bc sometimes when i wear this coat i feel the need to act like a snob...

headband: mrd, jacket: milly, tank: loft, denim: hudson, wedges: jessica simpson, 
wallet: coach, sunnies: target

and in case you haven't entered the giveaway yet you better get to it!  

be pretty~melis

Monday, February 25, 2013

what a hoot!

happy monday pretties!  did anyone else spend about 6 hours watching all things oscars?  i feel like these award shows suck the life out of me...yet i always manage to make it through to the end for fear that i'll miss something amazing...even though it will be all over the interwebs within minutes...
right jennifer lawrence??
since i was up so late being amazed by seth mcfarlane's voice...
(seriously who knew he could sing like that...he's the the brunette NPH)
i kept it casual today with some basics and an owl of course!

headband: mrd, tee: anthro, jeans: forever21, floral flats: toms, wallet/clutch: hobo, necklace: forever21, 
bow pony: mrd(coming soon)

oh yeah...check out my little pony...
i mean does it get any cuter than that??  these will be in the shop later this week!!  
also don't forget to check out the giveaway that kelly from is having...
you could win one of two $200 visa giftcards!!
enter here to win!

be pretty~melis

Sunday, February 24, 2013

six months ago...

6 months ago today...
i went on a secret mission...
traveling to a peaceful feel the sand between my toes and hear the ocean waves behind me...
to get all dolled up in a dress my mom wore 35 years before...
to carry flowers in my hand and wear flowers in my hair...
to hold hands and share excited smiles...

6 months ago today...
sweet words were whispered...
there was a fabulous kiss...
and i became the luckiest girl...
i love you j!

be pretty~melis

Saturday, February 23, 2013

a birthdaycelebration...with presents for YOU!!

who doesn't love presents...especially when it's someone else's bday!!  my new blog bestie kelly is celebrating her 1 year blog bday today and as a thank you to all of her fabulous readers she's teamed up with some amazing girls (including me of course) to giveaway 
two $200 VISA giftcards!!!

wanna win?  all you have to do is enter below!  good luck pretties!

Friday, February 22, 2013

punk rock princess

like any true fashionista, i'm obsessed with project runway.  i always feel inspired to create something new and exciting after each episode...i mean if they can design amazing dresses out of flower petals and blinds, then i can totes add some crazy creativity to new mrd's right?  but the truth is, sometimes it's hard...really create something new and exciting.  there are days that i literally just stare at my closet full of fabric...yes i literally have a closet full of fabric...and i feel nothing...nada.

and then tonight on project runway, zac posen said something along the lines's sad when a designer makes something that doesn't have any of the designer in it...and it's totally true.  it's easy to get caught up in what i think i should be making bc a certain customer might like it, or a boutique that i'm hoping to be in might be drawn to it.  it's so easy to lose yourself in what other people want...and while yes, as a designer you do have to think of your customer, you can't forget about you...and what you like...and what makes you feel happy.  

so thank you zac posen for reminding me to always stay true to my vision...and to embrace who i am and what i love...and right now i'm feeling like a punk rock princess...rock on pretties!!

stud hair scarf: mrd, heart sweater: conversation pieces, skirt: gap, arm candy: mrd, booties: kensie

be pretty~melis

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

the messy project

i'm so excited to be sharing this post with all of you today!  inspired by the fabulous kelly, this project is an amazing way to let individuals show off their personal style, while also inspiring others to do the same!  so what exactly is The Messy Project...

The Deal:1 Item
5 Girls
5 Different Looks
1 Major Blog Post Day

“I know from my personal styling experience that a lot of people have trouble styling certain items. They may look at a top & instantly think, ‘I can’t wear that…what would I do with that?’ So I wanted to find a fun way to interact with other bloggers incorporating fashion help. Something to convey who we are. To show our style. To put our creative minds to work. To challenge us to step outside of the box. To express our inner fashionista. To show people the different ways to style an item depending on your body type & you. So #TheMessyProject was born.”
-Kelly of MessyDirtyHair

since i'm adding more style posts to the blog, i knew i had to be a part of this...AND it's so popular that  it's already booked until next year!!!  so...i know you're wondering what item we got...
this super cute high-low nude chiffon dress!!

for some reason the minute i saw it i totally thought jungle i went with it...check out my "safari chic" look below...

i loved mixing this feminine and flowy dress with a thick belt and the more casual olive jacket...i know, olive green again...i told you i loved that color!  the fun tribal print heels and the chunky gold rhino necklace were just too perfect for my safari chic look.  and of course to add a little touch more girly girl to the look, i added the daisy mrd band....LOVE!!!

make sure and check out the other girls to see how they styled their dress too!

and of

be pretty~melis

Monday, February 18, 2013

mixin' it up

  after stepping outside today, i came to the realization that i may need to start getting more creative with my hair.  usually i always wear it down and wavy, but the fact that it's already this warm so early in the year means once summer hits my hair is most definitely not going to be lovely...probably just flat and blah....
so i'm trying to come up with some fun ways to wear it and today lots of braids was the answer..and why not add some crazy patterns...just mixin' it up!

headband: mrd, top: anthro, maxi dress: h&m, arm candy: mrd, shoes: chinese laundry, necklace: loris

happy monday!  make sure and swing by on weds...i'm a part of The Messy Project this month and you don't want to miss it!!

be pretty~melis
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