The Wave


My favorite days are no coat days and surprisingly NYC has been nice enough to give me a few of those. I'm all about layering so I don't have to wear a big bulky coat. The subways get so hot and I hate feeling overheated. This chunky H&M sweater keeps me warm and it's stylish. I paired it with my favorite pair of jeans (at the moment) and string up DSW booties. 


I think this sweater would look super cute with a skirt as well, don't worry that's coming soon. I plan on getting a lot of wear out of this baby. Cropped sweaters are in now and I'm all over this trend.  

Photography by: Bryce


Top (sim) | Jeans (sim) | Boots (sim) | Sunglasses |




Fake it


So you've heard of the saying "fake it until you make it," right? Well that's pretty much what I'm doing here! I've always wanted to work for myself and I know one day it WILL happen (claiming it). In July I celebrated my three year blogiversary (time flies) and I promised myself that the one thing I love to do will turn into a full-time job for me. So here I am, speaking it into existence. 


I can't lie, working for myself scares me a little. I'm so use to having stability and a check flowing in every two weeks that it makes me uncomfortable every time I think about it.  

Photography by: Bryce

Sweatshirt | Jacket (sim) | Boyfriend Jeans (sim) |  Lips | Shoes (sold out)


Living in New York has taught me so much about "the hustle!" It's all about knowing what you want, when you want it, and working hard to get it. I've met so many amazing people and I haven't even reached my 2 year mark yet. I'm excited to see where 2015 will take MelissaChanel and when I am a "Full-Time Fashion Blogger" I'll have this sweatshirt to rock proudly! 

Huge s/o to my blogger buddy Amberly for tagging me in this sweatshirt! 



Saturday + Link Up


Happy Saturday! I hope you're enjoying breakfast in bed right now, it's a great way to start your day! My plate is full, but not with food; I have tons and tons to get done today. Since you're inside enjoying your cozy bed why not link up. Last minute Christmas shopping anyone? 

- My go to spot Old Navy has so many great deals going on right now. Gifts galore, save up to 60% off. 

- I'm addicted to these bangles and I'm not really a bracelet person. Add some to your collection please. 

- Did you guys see how stunning Rihanna was at her 1st Annual Diamond Ball on Thursday evening? WOW is all I have to say. 

- It's getting pretty cold outside! You know what that means, right?! It's time to bundle up. F21 has 30% off outerwear, sweaters, and accessories. HURRY

- I've been getting tons of questions about my hair! It's a protective style called crochet braids, book our appt today!  

- 30% off shoes and clothes?! Target, we'll take that. 

- Ugly Christmas Sweater Party anyone? (blog post coming soon) 

- Bloomingdale's has a few sales that may "BOW" you away, get it?! LOL

Happy Shopping!