Styling a Statement piece.

 

Hi friends,

Just recently I started to redecorate my room, so I don’t look like a hoarder. While redecorating/cleaning I found this hidden gem!

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Once I found this I could not believe that I misplaced it! So you already know the next day I had to work it into my outfit.And this got me thinking…this purse is perfect statement piece to any outfit. One problem, one of my weakness when styling an outfit is getting such a statement piece into an outfit. I always like my outfits to flow. But I was able to make this bright red floral purse to go with the flow with some outfits!

Fun fact about this purse: my bestie got this purse for me, when she went on a trip to China a few years back. I thought this purse was always so awesome because if you ever have those moments where you don’t want to bring much out with you. This is an exact purse for that and it is not a pain to carry. It fits: my phone(which is a Galaxy s7 edge just so you know for size), keys (that have a load of key chains on it lol #keychainhoarder), lipstick, money, and ID. And there is probably room for more.

Working this purse into the outfits was not as hard as I thought. The colors that the purse are very easy to work with, it has blue, yellow, tan, black, and of course red.

Outfit #1

20170822_111157This to me yells out VINTAGE. The reason for that are for the pants. These brown plaid pants are my new obsession. They are so comfy, loose, and so easy to style. I styled the pants with a bright yellow shirt to match the purse. The ruffles on this yellow top adds a great dimension to the outfit. Then for the icing on the cake I decided to add this unique black and gold belt along with my bow black sandals.

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Shirt: H&M Pants: Thrift Store ShoesTjMaxx Belt: Sister’s Closest

Outfit #2

20170822_111347 This outfit I feel brings out the detailing of the purse more. It consist of a very simple denim button down dress. Paired with again my bow black sandals, keeping it nice and breezy for a day out with friends.

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Dress: H&M  Sandals: TjMaxx

Outfit#3

20170822_005422This is more of a fun causal outfit. In this outfit I decided to make it almost like a throw back outfit, combining my ripped denim skirt with my Nickelodeon shirt that contains 90’s shows that we all miss and loved. Here I’m changing up the shoes to a more sporty look with my blue and white slip-ons. I incorporated some of the colors from the purse that match with the shirt and shoes. Making sure that the purse stood out because of its design.

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Shirt: Kohl’s Skirt: H&M Shoes: A little boutique in Italy

Outfit#4

20170822_111002Going for a more out there look? Then this is for you. No you are not back in the early 2000s, I am really bring back the dress over jeans look and I am loving it. To me this trend will never die out. For months I’ve been trying to find the perfect dress to pull off this look, and I think I finally found it. This dress is amazing because it is so flowy, comfy, and the length is perfect. This outfit contrasts the purse perfectly, making the purse to pop out. The jeans I paired the dress with, go very well with it because it bring a playful but chic look to the outfit. Then for the shoes, I decided to go with my tan short gladiator heels because why the F not lol.

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Dress: Forever 21 Jeans: Cotton on  Heels: Lucky Brand

As you can see in all of the outfits, the easiest way you could get started in styling a statement piece big or small is by just incorporating the small detail colors that are on the item. One tip is you never want to go with the main color the item; Just try to remember these two words: CONTRAST or COMPLIMENT. These two words will help you when you are having trouble making a statement item flow into your #ootd.

Feel free to comment below which one is your favorite outfit! I would love to know 🙂

Peace and love,

Melanie S.

 

Vamos a España! 

Finally, we made it to Spain!

     One of my dream vacation spots is Barcelona and I still can’t believe I was there. Plus a bonus, Palma de Mallorca, which if you didn’t know is just a ferries boat away from Barcelona. In Barcelona, sadly I wasn’t there for that long so all we did was some sight seeing and of course ate some paella. 

     Then in Palma, we decided to do a more adventurous activity. So we went into la Cuevas del Drach and then literally ran back to change for a show. This show was amazing! 100% recommend everyone to see it. The show was called fusion and it was a mix of flamingo dances, acrobat acts, and comedy. 

     This is my last post of my trip to Europe. So hopefully you enjoy my photographs and that they inspire you to explore the world. 

*I wanna give a big thanks to Solymar travel for making this trip possible! Click here so you can book your next dream vacation! 

Till then,

Melanie S.

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Top: H&M, Skirt: H&M, Sandals: TJ Maxx, Purse: Loft.

 

I added this picture because I thought it was pretty cool that I visited a stop that the famous cheetah Girls went to.

 

Crepes, Paninis, bonté divine!

From Italy to France…well not really, more like the hitting the side of france lol. We were off to a little independent city on France’s Mediterranean named Monaco! Ahh the great expensive monaco. It is really beautiful, clean, colorful, and tasty. All I can say is I never had so many crepes in my life. Personally I like the caramel crepes better because they are just the right amount of sweetness. And the amount of colorful buildings here is sure to brighten up anyone’s mood. Yet after traveling to Monaco and seeing Monte Carlo my only wish was to hopefully be mistaken for a British socialite named Cordelia, and be invited to yacht parties and such):* but then we got to go to Ajaccio,Corse;yes it is still in french territory. Pictures are just below.

Next Stop: Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona!

Till then,

Melanie S.

*the plot of the movie Monte Carlo(2011) starring Selena Gomez.

Monaco

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Dress:H&M, Shirt: Cotton on, Hat: my own design.

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In Monte Carlo, we stopped at a japanese garden.

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Ajaccio

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Dress: Forever 21

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First stop Roma

So I recently just came back from traveling Europe. I was lucky enough to explore the countries: Italy, France, and Spain. This is my first time in these countries and one thing I recommend is, don’t be scared to travel. It’s great looking at all these places through a screen, why not go out there and experience these places yourself.  “To travel is to evolve.”

So for the next few entries I will be sharing my photographs with you and hope to convince you to one day go to these places yourself.

*big thank you to Solymar Travel for making this trip a dream come true. 

Till Then,

Melanie S.

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Adding Color to a Gloomy Day.

Rainy days can really suck, especially if you are not even prepared for it. Well do not worry because I am here to give you some outfits that hopefully spark some inspiration into your next rainy day outfit.

Now normally when people think of rainy days they automatically think of gloomy dark colors and normally want to dress a bit on the gloomy side. Yet to me I think the total opposite. I feel like gloomy days are the perfect days to bring out all those bright colorful pieces out of the closet so you can be shining as bright as the sun, if it were there. 

So just below are three outfits that I believe could inspire the shining sun in you.

Outfit 1:

For the first outfit I was more focused on this bright pink bag, like come on who wouldn’t be it is so bright and playful. This bag is great because it is not only just one solid color. It is two different colors which go very well together. Now since the bag is so bright I decided to go pretty simple with my outfit. Matched the bag with a striped black and white bodysuit, kicked flared light washed jeans, and white jelly sandals. With this look I went for a more causal look for when it is hot outside because when it rains, well at least in Florida, it gets super hot afterwards and you do not want to be caught wearing a bunch of layers on top.

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Outfit 2:

The second outfit I decided to really pop! I have a white and light blue/grayish striped dress and paired it with my favorite pair of soft blue heels. These heels are so in right now since they are backless and they are so comfortable! Then since this is post is pretty much about how to stay cute in the rain with bright colors, of course I got my bright lime green raincoat on. I love this look because the dress and shoes like this keeps you nice and airy for that heat waves that will soon hit you after the rain. This outfit is more on the dressy side than the previous one.

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Outfit 3:

Lastly for outfit number three I went for a look that is pretty much a go to on a gloomy day. I am wearing a black bodysuit, vintage high-waisted jeans, vintage plum loafers, and matched the outfit with a soft pink bag. I decided that my color pop item in this outfit was actually going to be three items, which are my shoes, bag, and umbrella. These color I feel coordinate well and do not clash at all. 

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I hope these couple of outfits gave you some inspiration.  See you in my next post, very soon. 🙂 

Till Then,

Melanie S.