Graffiti

post_melissa_121314_02.jpg

My motto this winter, pack on the layers! Listen, this cold weather in NYC is starting to get a little depressing and I'm pretty much over it. I'm late to work at least once a week because I'm sitting in front of my closet trying to figure out a way to pack on more LAYERS! I'm a South Carolina girl so negative temps are foreign to me. 

post_melissa_121314_01 (1).jpg
post_melissa_121314_04 (1).jpg

Here's how I stay fashionable during the painfully cold NYC temps! Tights under my pants are a must, as well as thick socks, a tank top, sweater, jacked and coat! This fur vest has actually been a lifesaver this winter and was well worth the purchase. Although I love winter fashion, I'm more than ready for some warm weather. 

Sweatshirt: H&M | Jacket: Old Navy (option) | Vest: F21 (sold out) Black Option | Jeans: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Foot Locker (sold out) | Lips: Sephora Lipstain

Photography by: Bryce

post_melissa_121314_03.jpg

How do you stay fashionable during the brutal temps? 

XOXO,

MelissaChanel

Rare

post_melissa3_012515_02.jpg
post_melissa3_012515_08.jpg

You know when you're shopping and happened to find a gem on the "go back" rack. That's what pretty much happened with this poncho. I was on one of those random trips to F21 with my best friend and saw the employee taking a rack of items back to the floor when my eyes lit up. I didn't even look to see if the poncho was my size, I just grabbed it. My bestie took one look and said.."yup, that's you!" It's always those rare unexpected moments when you find the best pieces for your closet...at least for me. 

post_melissa3_012515_01.jpg

Poncho: Forever21 | Jeans: H&M (options) | Boots: DSW (sold out) | White tee: H&M | Clutch: LV | Hat: H&M  | Sunnies: Rayban | Necklace: H&M 

Photography by: Bryce

post_melissa3_012515_04.jpg
post_melissa3_012515_05.jpg

Do you have any fun or weird stories to share about a great closet find? 

Xoxo,

MelissaChanel

Later

image.jpg

Give me plaid and give me black! I can't get enough of it. Another temperature drop this weekend so I'm dreaming of a day like this where a light blazer was comfortable. 

image.jpg
image.jpg

Photography by: Bryce  

A "bad hair day" is never really bad if you have a hat close by. This brim is a favorite of mine so much that I purchased in a camel color as well (you've already seen it before, HERE). 

image.jpg

Top: Old Navy (options) | Blazer: Old Navy | Jeans: Urban Outfitters | Booties: Nine West (sold out) | Hat: H&M | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Necklace: H&M  (sold out)

Β 

image.jpg

Xoxo,

Melissa  

Shirt Dress

post_melissa1_012515_07.jpg
post_melissa1_012515_06.jpg

Have you ever purchased something and get made at yourself not purchasing the same item in another color? Well that's how I feel about this orange and black shirt dress. It's so comfy and stylish. I can wear it with jeans or tights, dress it up or down, ugh why didn't I purchase it in another color?! 

Photography by: Bryce

post_melissa1_012515_08 (1).jpg
post_melissa1_012515_05.jpg

It's so simple and easy to style. I've worn it so many times and each time I style it differently. This time I decided to throw on some black tights and my black knee high boots. The look came out so fun and flirty. 

Shirt Dress: H&M | Tights: c/o Hanes Hosiery | Boots: Cathy Jean (old) (option) | Coat: H&M (option) | Scarf: H&M | Hat: F21 | Sunnies: Rayban | Lips: Mac- Sin 

post_melissa1_012515_02.jpg

When you really love a piece of clothing/accessory do you purchase it in multiple colors? 

Xoxo,

MelissaChanel

Comfort Zone

post_melissa4_012415_04.jpg
post_melissa4_012415_01.jpg

I finally got the chance to wear my new sparkle Uggs I purchased for Christmas. The winter was pretty mild after returning to NYC over the holidays, but now the temperature is finally starting to drop. I love these fun Uggs and couldn't wait to pull them out of the box. 

Photography: Bryce

post_melissa4_012415_03.jpg
post_melissa4_012415_07.jpg

Uggs and leggings screams comfy outfit and of course I added a patterned over-sized sweater to close the deal! I don't think I've ever owned a "puffy" coat before moving to NYC, but it's def needed and worth it now that I live here. 

Sweater: F21  (cute, cute)| Leggings: F21 | Boots: Ugg Official  | Purse: Aldo (old) | Coat: Old Navy (sold out)| Hat: H&M

post_melissa4_012415_02.jpg
post_melissa4_012415_06.jpg

Are you an over-sized sweater and Ugg lover? 

xoxo, 

MelissaChanel