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August Vlog: South Lake Tahoe

I've only been a Californian for 2 years now and we finally made it a point to get out to Lake Tahoe. I have to say that California has really opened my eyes to nature and has challenged me to do things outside of my comfort zone. Living in Florida practically all of my life, I'm not used to mountains or scenery. The beaches we have down packed but the heights, not so much. My parents were visiting us from their recent cruise and it was such a fun way to experience this beauty together. We paddle boarded, paddle boated, [...]

August 22nd, 2016|

3 Summer Outfits You Need Right Now Ft Banana Republic

(Click here to watch the video) It's Summer Time and the outfits are goooood! We've been having a few nice weekends here, with hot days and cooler nights and I just can't get enough. So I've teamed up with Banana Republic (once again cause we're the real dream team I tell you) to show you how to style the hottest trends of the summer. So let's jump right into the top 3 Summer outfits you need rn. Outfit 1: I picked up this canvas skirt and the AMOUNT of combos I've been pulling off is unreal. At first glance, I [...]

August 3rd, 2016|

How to Manage a Blog While Working Full Time

Oh shit. So you started a blog or small online business and you're thinking to yourself, "What did I get myself into?!" It's terrifying. A few years ago, (when I started this blog) I imagined myself blogging every other month or so. Casually uploading a photo of an outfit and imagined it getting 10,000 views in a day. Doesn't that sound like the best dream ever? The truth is, you're in for a fun ride and blogging or running a small online business (while working full time to bring in the real cheddar) takes work - like any kind of [...]

July 20th, 2016|

Saying YES to the Dress with a&bé bridal shop

I've been so excited to share a little more about my wedding on MELSANV.COM! So, today, I'm taking you back to the day I said "YES" to the dress at a&bé bridal shop Dallas! I know you're wondering why I went all the way to Dallas to get my dress. The truth is, every year we have a family reunion at my grandfather's memorial site in Dallas, TX. And since I live so far from my family, I knew it was one of the only opportunities I'd have to have them help me pick my dress. I'm going to dig [...]

July 7th, 2016|

Nikol Elaine Beauty Editorial / Flower Bomb

Today's beauty editorial is bitter sweet because it's the very last of our Nikol Elaine Beauty collaboration. Doing this collab challenged me in so many creative ways, but getting to work with these beauties made it worth everything. I could ramble all day about this editorial but to keep things simple: we wanted this last one to be just that - simple. Something about the softness of this lighting and how FLAWLESS Christina's makeup is, made me think so much of fairy dust or magical unicorns galloping in the clouds. Are you feeling trippy yet? I'm so bummed this is [...]

July 5th, 2016|

Timbuk2 His + Her Style

Ever since my FEMME collab with Timbuk2, my FEMME bag has seen better days. When I mean I ran that thing into the ground, it sure gave a good fight. So when I had the chance to make a custom Timbuk2 backpack before my New York trip I jumped at the chance! I will admit, having so many options put me in a creative spiral. I wanted one in every color! I even headed to SnapChat and you may have helped play a big part into the final design. Either way, I'm obsessed. AGAIN! Heading to New York was a [...]

July 1st, 2016|

Nikol Elaine Beauty Editorial / Green Goddess

Are you ready for more beauty goodness?! We're back with the second edition of our Nikol Elaine beauty editorial. Let me just start by saying that it excites me 10,000 times more when I'm editing a beauty editorial and my friend just happens to be the model! Julianne Cronin of The Wink Blog stepped in to serve some serious slayage and I'm so glad she did. See a resembelance in these photos? It might be beacuse Julianne gets confused for Adele ALL. THE. TIME. I had to step back and few times like, "Adele, I need you to take it [...]

June 29th, 2016|

Style 76: H&M Bustier + Skirt with Appliqués

HOLY SUMMER. IT. IS. HOT! Last weekend, I took all but 2.2 seconds to realize that I needed this H&M set in my life. I used to start my Saturday routine with coffee and finding myself lost in a little retail therapy... cue in #weddingbudget and I've been hungry for all kinds of shopping that I just can't get into lately. So, leave it to me to hang around the H&M website until this bad, bad baby went on sale - and it was MINE! When it comes to my Summer style, I'm all about keeping things simple. The less [...]

June 28th, 2016|

Bare Minerals Live in the Vineyard

Back in April, I got the chance to attend Live in the Vineyard with the bareMinerals team. Not only did we get a little tour of Odette Estate Winery (which just opened and has an interior to die for) but we had a beautiful dinner while being seranated by American Idol winner, Nick Fradiani. I don't know how all of those items can live together in a sentence but they do and I was there to witness it. And because the bareMinerals team refuses to do basic, we wrapped up our dinner and headed (back in our LIMO BUS) to [...]

June 27th, 2016|

Style 75

The sun has been here to stay in the Bay, baby! I shot this outfit with a leather jacket thinking, "it's going to be cold" (because shit it always is) and it didn't make it to the end. Anyways, lately I've been really into keeping things simple when I style an outfit. Probably because it feels like 10,000 degrees out (global warming is REAL y'all) but mostly because it forces me to not add so much fluff! I found this dress at Zara last weekend and I love how fancy yet casual it feels. With the whole closet-purge fest going [...]

June 20th, 2016|