Happy Anniversary MelissaChanel

WOW, I can't believe today marks my blog's three year anniversary! It all started on blogspot as an outlet to chat about natural hair and now look at it, a new look, my own domain, and a growing group of supporters. Thank you to everyone that has ever believed in me, purchased a t-shit, clutch, button, and to the amazing brands I've been able to work with over the years. I am forever thankful for all my amazing readers for visiting my blog and giving me so much support. 


Blogging is def my second job, I love sharing hair inspiration, tips, and my personal style. I have so much more planned for this upcoming year and I hope each and every one of you are ready for a fun ride. 

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It wouldn't be a blogaversary without an amazing giveaway. So head over to Instagram and follow me "@MelissaChanel" as I giveaway a few of my "favorite things." I will have 3 giveaways randomly throughout the day, stay tuned. 

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Photography credit: Bryce

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A Few New Year Blog Goals 

  • Finish The MelissaChanel Style Guide
  • Work smarter (work hours, manage time)
  • Stay consistent
  • More giveaways  

Remember to always follow your dreams and your heart!



MYC Luau


HAPPY FREESTYLE FRIDAY! If you follow me on Instagram you already know about my "MYC Birthday Luau" and how perfect it was. I have some of the best friends on the planet! My best friend Trell threw me the best birthday party to date. He went all out for my PRE 28th BDAY and I can't thank him enough. It came with a drink list all named after ME at some point in my life, blow up life size signs, decorations, food, coconut cups, plates, etc. I can't stop talking about it, thinking about it, and dreaming about it. Can we just hit the rewind button and take it back to last Saturday? THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all my friends that traveled over an hour and a half away to make my day special. Trell, I could never thank you enough for the amazing party and all the great memories we'll forever share. 

I didn't get many pictures because we were too busy having fun! But here's a glimpse of before. 




Photo credit: Bryce

This $16.99 Marshall's dress was perfect for my luau party! I threw on a few of my favorite gold accessories and my flower head band to complete the look. Check my Instagram for more fun pictures. 

Do you remember your most memorable birthday party?  




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What is summer without a fun music festival?! Last week I attended Jay-Z and Beyonce's "On The Run" Tour and had the time of my life. When I think of concerts the first thing that comes to mind is comfort. I spend way too much money to worry about my feet hurting or an outfit malfunction. 


This is the perfect comfy look for an evening outdoor music festival or concert. 

Outfit Deets:  

Shirt: H&M (It's nothing like a crisp white tee)| Pants: H&M| Shoes: Primadonna| Purse: H&M| Headband: Lala Rose| Accessories: H&M  





Photo Credit: Bryce 


What are you wearing to your next concert or music festival? 



Workout Wednesday: ZUMBA

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So last week I went on and on ...and on about my lack of motivation and switching up my workout. Remember? Well I'm here to let you know, switching up your workout helps ...A-LOT! I attended Zumba at the gym last Wednesday evening and LOVED every bit of it. I thought --- "a little light dancing," this should be a chill workout! Little did I know, Dana Roxas had other plans. She worked every inch of my body, but it was sooo much fun. I've attended Zumba before but it has nothing and I mean NOTHING on Dana's class. This will be my new Wednesday workout which makes me very excited. 

Are you a fan of Zumba? How are you switching up your workout? 





I had so much fun indulging in my FAVORITE summer treat! Yes, I'm a country girl and I love to eat watermelon (with a little salt) sitting on the front porch, enjoying the summer breeze. Okay, let me snap out of it and realize I'm in New York..LOL. No tree's or much of a summer breeze, but enjoying my favorite snack made me think of all those fun childhood memories. 

Cutting open my first watermelon of the Summer helped create this easy breezy summer outfit. 


Shorts: Gap (Super old)| Top: Rainbow (basic leotard)| Shoes: Urbanog (old)| Jewelry: H&M, MK, ShopALS| Hair: Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Hair Duo| Lippie: Sephora Lipstain (fav)


Does food ever inspire your outfit? 


Photo credit: Bryce

What's your favorite summer snack?