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


  1. I love the way you styled that dress - the rhino necklace is AMAZING!!

  2. I can't even concentrate on the rest of this outfit because that rhino necklace is so awesome! Where is it from?
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  3. Love the dress and your hair is fabulous!

    Great job accessories!!!!

  4. SO cute!! love the jacket and the shoes!! Great theme for the I think I need to invest in a hunter green jacket :)

  5. That last photo is.... SUPERB!

    This is a great look!

    Love the chunky rhino necklace, and parka!

    And those shoes..Well... They are just fantastic!

    This is a gorgeous look!

    You look beautiful <3

  6. I LOVE the way you styled this. It maybe my favorite out of the 5. You are gorgeous.

  7. Very cute! I love the way you styled the dress... and those shoes!

  8. Aren't you just the cutest! I LOVE your hair and shoes too!! Perfection! Great job.

  9. Love the shoes and necklace!

  10. I love how you styled this dress - so beautiful!

  11. Loving the shoes and that hairstyle. This is super girly and super fun! I might try to layer a jacket overtop of it next time I wear mine. So excited to see how everyone else styled it too. I'm so glad #TheMessyProject could bring us together - now following you! :) I'm also running a giveaway - hope you'll stop by to enter it!
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  12. I LOVE how you styled this dress! I need that necklace...and jacket and shoes!

  13. LOVE how you styled this!!


  14. Gorgeous look. I like how you styled this!

  15. LOVING the way you styled this outfit, that dress is gorgeous!

  16. Omigoodness. You are gorgeous! I love this outfit, especially that jacket. Looking through your previous posts, I am loving every single one! New reader right here! I can't wait to see what else is in store :)

  17. Girl, you totally ROCKED this outfit! I love the whole safari theme and that necklace is so unique. Gorgeous as always!

  18. omg you are so right - you do have a safari feel to the look. I love it!!! You seriously look beautiful!! The shoes are so fun & I love the huge gold necklace! The headband is just perfect! I am in love with your hair accessories!! and I really love how you styled your hair. It really added a perfect touch to the whole outfit. Couldn't have asked for a better job. Thank you for all your hard work & i hope you'll play again! and YES PLEASE more outfit posts on your blog!!!!

  19. WHERE did you get that necklace?! im in love.

  20. omg love those shoes. this messy project seems like fun! <3

  21. I love your take on it, and I love those shoes! Beautiful, girl ;)

  22. You are gorgeous!!! Love what you did with the dress. I want those heels!!!