Floral Prints


Spring prints are so much fun when creating a outfit. Thanks Boohoo for my tropical joggers, they'll be in heavy rotation this season. 


Steve Madden had a friends and family sale over the weekend and I saved 25 bucks on these cute staple sandal. 


Top: H&M | Joggers: BooHoo | Shoes: Steve Madden (sold out) | Purse: Old Navy (sold out) | Sunnies: Raybans 

Photography by: Bryce


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Melissa Chanel

Bubble Gum


The sun has finally here to stay, that's what this smile is all about. I also think this peach/bubblegum color is MY COLOR. And to think NYC almost sucked me in with this all black thing. 

Photography by: Bryce


If I'm headed out for a night with my girls or just a night on the town this is usually my go to. The best high waisted jean GAP has to offer, cute top, and a pair of statement heels. 


Top: C/o Boohoo | Jeans: Gap | Heels: Zara (sold out) | Bag: Aldo (cute) | Sunnies: Prima Donna| Bracelets: Alex and Ani


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Weekend Recap


Happy Monday, I guess! Me and Monday's don't really get along, but whatevs. I had an ah-mazing weekend, my mom and aunt came up to NYC to visit their baby girl. We did EVERYTHING under the sun and I'm super tired, but it was so worth it. Friday we walked the Brooklyn Bridge as you can see above and it was a total different experience than when I biked across it last weekend. I was able to take it all in, see a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty and think, WOW I live her for the hundredth time. 


Shopping and few selfies later, we ended up at Burger and Lobster. It was a hit and they loved it, of course. I went with the lobster roll, it's my go to...so yummy! And check out the art, I saw it in Harlem on 116 with 1% battery, GOD IS GOOD because I was able to get the perfect shot. 


After putting my mom and aunt on the first M60 smoking Sunday evening, I met up with my blogger boo Janae Raquel for drinks and dinner. We had tons of fun & lots of laughs.  She introduced me to the selfie stick and I pretty much took it over. Soooo it's official I'm buying one, HA. You'll be seeing a lot more of us...STAY TUNED. 

Tons of my IG followers have asked about my "swim suit," lol. It was gifted to me by my sissy, I promise to find out where she got it from soon. I decided to wear it as a top with my favorite pair of jeans from F21 (they're like 6 years old) and my fake Birks from H&M. I wore the jeans ALL weekend, scroll up to my Friday outfit and you'll see. I forgot how much I loved them and couldn't take them off. It's like that sometime, HA. 

Who else had fun this weekend? 



Bedroom Decor

As most of you already know, I've moved on up like the Jefferson. This past March I left my small studio apartment in Harlem for a 3 bedroom MANSION (that's what it feels like), in Washington Heights. 

Now the real work begins, redecorating my bedroom. I need new everything, I want a whole look and feel than I had at my previous apartment. My bed is pretty much done, but I can't decide on wall art. My friends at Minted  have some amazing art pieces and I need your help. Here are my top three pieces, don't all comment at once..haha! 

This elephant stole my heart! The name of this piece is "In The Room II." I mean, I could sooo see this in my bedroom. 


I mean because all you need is LOVE, right?! This would go great with my gold accents 

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And last but certainly not least, this map of South Carolina. This is home, I'll never forget where I came from and all the memories I have of SC. 


HELP, it's decision time. Sooooo which piece of art work is your fav? Leave a comment below. 

After my bedroom is fully decorated I'll share photos of my new and improved space. If you're decorating a space please check out all the the cool Minted art. 

Until next time...

Melissa Chanel

ART provided by Minted, all opinions are my own



Can go wrong with a $19 dollar Zara basic. It's such a perfect go to Spring/Summer dress. 

Photography: Bryce


The royal blue Zara string ups gave the perfect pop of color to this simple outfit. It gives this simple look a little edge. 


Shoes: Zara ( these are cute) | Clutch: Aldo (old) | Vest: DIY (old) | Accessories: Alex and Ani 

Get a few of these basics in your life. Thank me later.