The 90’s Look

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Who doesn’t love the ’90s? Many of us grew up in the grunge-soaked decade filled with boy bands, epic sitcoms, and the introduction of mainstream internet. It’s hard for anyone that grew up back then to think of any specific low points or note anything they would look back on and frown.

Just kidding. As with any generation looking back on their youth, some of our fashion choices are enough to make us cringe.

Of course this doesn’t mean all of the decades styles. Some of the trends from the ’90s have come back in full force this year, but there are definitely still some that everyone would like to keep in the past for good. If you want to recreate a successful ’90s look, here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

Don’t Wear Tie-Dye Tops; Do Wear Flannel
Unless you’re starring in an episode of Clarissa Explains It All, tie-dye shirts should probably remain exclusively as night shirts/pajama wear, and maybe as a workout shirt if you’re feeling bold.

Instead, if you want a ’90s top, go with flannel. Not only is it an iconic pattern/fabric from the decade, now that the fall weather has arrived, it’s also a comfy shirt for the season. According to this article from Hollywire, the look is great with a pair of classic denim jeans as well as when paired underneath a cardigan and used as an accent piece. You can also tie the bottom of the shirt around your waist for some extra ’90s flair, which brings us right back to Clarissa

Don’t Wear Yin-Yang or Peace Necklaces; Do Wear Chokers
Who among us didn’t have a slew of yin-yang and peace symbol jewelry? Pair one of them with a mood ring and the odd toe ring or ankle bracelet, and your jewelry was on point in the ’90s.

The bad news is that you still probably won’t get much use out of that jewelry. The good news is that if you had a collection of chokers, you can feel proud showing them off again.

Even better, if you already ditched your old chokers, you can achieve the same look with a shoelace. As one post from Elite Daily explains, one girl posted a photo of herself on twitter wearing a shoelace wrapped around her neck in a bow, and everyone went nuts over it. Find a thick, black shoe lace, and you can easily achieve the same romantic look on a shoe string budget…Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Don’t Wear Jellies; Do Wear Dr. Martens
Who thought these shoes were a good idea? They’re not comfortable, fashionable, or practical in the slightest. They’re stiff, sweaty, and downright ugly, and that’s speaking as someone who actually wore them back in the nineties! When preteens saw these shoes in a video from the Scene, they looked at them puzzled, asking nothing more than “why?” I wish I could answer them, but I can’t. Chalk it up to poor shoe judgement.

The same kids, however, gave a nod of approval to Dr. Martens. One girl even went on describing how much she loved the multiple pairs she owned. They’re definitely back, and they’re much more comfortable than a pair of jellies. Pair them with a skirt, dress, or tights, or any top and pair of black leggings.

The ’90s might have come and gone but their fashion will live on forever, for better or worse. Whenever possible, let’s try and make it for the better and skip the embarrassing styles best left in the past.

Beauty Bridge Luncheon

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Yesterday I got the chance to hang with my beautiful girlfriend Daniela (@daniexpertmua), along with some amazing ladies at the Beauty Bridge luncheon.

From a delicious 3 course meal to mimosas to vanilla bean wanna cotta…. (insert heart emoji)! It was life changing, seriously! Estrella is one of my favorite places for brunch.

I was clearly having a major Cher moment. What can I say, I love the 90s. 🙂

Be sure to follow my insta stories and snapchat to see all the behind the scenes from our luncheon.

xo

SHOP THE LOOK:

Jacket | Sweater | Shirt | Boots | Clutch

Simply Stylist Session with Dove

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I’ve been a fan of the Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant since I was first introduced to the product earlier this year, so when I was invited to attend the Simply Stylist Session with Dove, I immediately cancelled my plans that Saturday.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, it is amazing! Life changing, actually. It goes on instantly dry, cares for your skin, and keeps you feeling fresh and confident throughout the day – up to 48 hours. It’s perfect if you’re always on the go like myself.

The Simply Stylist session went on from 11 am to 2 pm. We got to listen to Jamie Chung and Dawn McCoy speak about beauty tips, life and career goals. Listening to them both speak was very inspiring, and motivating to continue to pursue my career goals. I also learned a new hair trick that I am excited to try very soon.

xo

Kyboe Miami Swim Week

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MIAMI BEACH, FL – JULY 15: A model walks the runway at the KYBOE! Watches Miami Swim Week fashion show on July 15, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for KYBOE!)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL – JULY 15: Jenn Taule Bell (L) and CEO of KYBOE! Marc Bell walk the runway at the KYBOE! Watches Miami Swim Week fashion show on July 15, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for KYBOE!)

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Last week, George and I were invited to attend the Kyboe Show in Miami for Miami Swim Week. It was our first time going to Miami so you can only imagine how excited we were to attend.

We arrived super early Friday morning where we stayed at the Gale Hotel, which was AH-mazing! The first thing we did on Friday (after we took a nap of course) was walk down to the beach. I loved that it was walking distance from our hotel. We then headed back to the hotel to get ready for the show that same night.

The Kyboe show totally blew my mind when they displayed the watches on a conveyer belt, followed by actual models wearing the watches. Later that evening, we hung out with Marc bell, owner of Kyboe at the Setai Hotel for drinks.

The very next morning, we met with the Kyboe team at the Setai, where they reserved a section on the beach for all of us. It was so relaxing. That same night, Marc and his wife Jen invited us over to their home for an intimate dinner, where we took a legit party bus fully stocked with champagne. Oh, and there was a DJ on the bus, too! It was so much fun! If you didn’t follow me on snapchat and didn’t see my stories that night, then you totally missed out because their home was unbelievable! And Jen’s closet?! I mean, don’t even get me started. AMAZING!!! P.s. Jen, if you’re reading this, I can totally be your personal stylist. Just throwing it out there. 🙂

We had an incredible time. The most memorable yet. Thank you to Marc and Jen, and the entire Kyboe team for having us. It’s definitely one for the books.

For more, visit www.kyboe.com

xo

She said Yes!!!

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This year has been such an incredible year thus far. I got married to the love of my life, and now it’s my sister’s turn to marry her love!

We are showering the bride-to-be this weekend, and cannot be more excited for her… and then we are off to Vegas to celebrate her bachelorette party in a couple of weeks (woohoo)!

How adorable are these tanks from ESEFApparel?! Definitely taking these with us to Vegas!

If you are a bride-to-be or know someone who is, click link below to shop their customizable bachelorette party shirts.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ESEFApparel

xo

Palm Springs

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Sorry I’ve been so MIA here. Just life has gotten in the way. Been so busy but promise I’ll be back to share new #ootds. Until then, here are a few photos from my weekend in Palm Springs.

Catch more on instagram @melrodstyle.

xo

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bathing Suit c/o Banana Moon | Hat: Nordstroms | Sunglasses c/o Zero UV

Simply Stylist x Dove Amazing Moments

I’ve partnered with Simply Stylist and Dove to share how sometimes the moments that make us sweat are the most amazing moments of all.

Dove recently released their new Amazing Moments campaign that puts Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant to the test during a real woman’s surprise proposal to the love of her life. Watching Dove’s Amazing Moments campaign video reminded me of how nerve-wracking and stressful it was leading up to and on my wedding day. I felt nervous, anxious, excited, happy… every emotion and feeling you can possibly think of, I felt them.

The big day was here. The moment that I had been waiting for was finally here. Although I was so happy and over the moon, I remembered feeling so emotional and flustered because of the weather forecast. It stated there was a 50% chance of rain. Throughout the morning, it rained and then stopped, and then rained some more. With my wedding venue being outdoor, my main concern was that the rain would ruin both the ceremony and reception. As one can only imagine, I was panicking. I was in full panic-mode during hair and makeup. Meanwhile, my bridesmaids were trying to keep me calm, and stay positive for me. “It won’t rain. It’ll be perfect. And even if it did rain, they say it’s good luck.” – they all said.

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photographer: Hailley Howard

I could hear the rain pouring down as we were on our way to the ceremony. I remembered taking a deep breath, thinking to myself that everything would be ok. As I stepped foot outside the limo, the rain literally stopped. It was pure magic. I realized at that point on that my bridesmaids were absolutely right. No matter what happened — rain or shine– the wedding would go on, and it would be beautiful. And it was. The rain made the wedding more beautiful, and I’m actually happy it did rain. My bridesmaids sure did help me get through this nerve-wracking moment.

Dove Clinical Protection offers undeniable wetness protection and has 1/4 moisturizer to care for skin, so you’re protected throughout life’s amazing moments.

 

 

Please visit Dove.com/DoveClinicalProtection to view the film.

MelRod Bach

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I am off to a quick road trip with my girls for my bachelorette party today.

Follow me on instagram @melrodstyle and snapchat (melrod1206) for all the fun!

xo

Bridal Shower

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And just like that, I’m checking off the bridal shower. It’s true what they say “time flies when you’re having fun”. With less than two months away, it’s really starting to sink in. I’m so close to becoming a “Mrs.”, to officially changing my last name and becoming a wife to the love of my life. Oh my god, I am getting a knot in my throat as I’m writing this post. I’m getting so choked up just thinking about it all. Happy tears, I promise.

My bridesmaids threw me the most amazing bridal shower ever. I was beyond speechless. They absolutely captured my vision, and I am forever grateful for my girls. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my sisters and friend Evelyn.

My sisters received a lovely gift from my friends at Vince Camuto. They gifted all my bridesmaids, including myself, a pair of heels from their gorgeous collection to wear for the big day. My fiancĂ© got a pair of moccasins as well… Doesn’t he look so handsome?! 🙂

It has been such a privilege to share this new chapter in my life with all of you. It’s so personal and such a special time in my life. I feel so much love, and I am so thankful and so happy to be surrounded by my close friends and family. I cannot wait to share more with you all.

#blessed

xo

Photographer: Hailley Howard

Shoes c/o Vince Camuto

Vintage Fan Bridal Shower Favors c/o BonFortune

Earrings c/o Jessica Elliot

Best Bridesmaids Gifts

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If you follow me on snapchat (melrod1206), you saw that  my sisters threw me the most amazing bridal shower. I have no words to express how beautiful everything was. From the decor to the desserts to the specialty bride refreshments, to being surrounded by my close friends and family. I couldn’t have had a better shower.

During the bridal shower, which I plan to share more photos soon, so stay tuned, I surprised my girls with these beautiful gifts. I am truly blessed to have amazing sisters in my life and since these girls mean so much to me, I wanted to gift them a few goodies that make the perfect gift to give before the big day.

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I gifted my bridesmaids these beautiful Serendipity Robes in pink blush by Love Ophelia. I absolutely love the crochet trim on the bridesmaids robes. They’re perfect to get ready in for the day of.

They even gifted me a robe, which is called the Willow Robe in vintage white. I’ve incorporated a lot of lace in my wedding so the bell lace scallop details on the bell sleeves give my wedding theme that extra touch of whimsy.

And of course I couldn’t forget about my flower girls. They got the Serendipity Flower Girl Robe to match my bridesmaids as well.

Because Love Ophelia is so amazing, they’re giving my friends 15% off any item from their website. Use coupon code: MELROD.

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Each of my girls are so special to me in their own way and I really wanted them to have something special, so thanks to Black Label Decor I got these stunning personalized hangers for each of my bridesmaids.

They’re offering FREE domestic shipping (limited time), coupon code: MELRODSTYLE 🙂

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How adorable are these toe separators?! Goodbye to traditional tow separators and hello Dip Into Pretty! These will definitely add a touch of fun and glamour to our next pedicure appointment.

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What’s a wedding without accessories, am I right?!

These simple clutches by Kayu are exactly what I had in mind for the wedding. Simple, neutral, and easy to carry. Matches perfectly with my bridesmaids’ dresses.

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As I mentioned before Sole Serum is your feet’s best friend. Read more about it here and here.

If you or someone you know is getting married and would love to shop any of the items listed above, I’ve included all links below.

http://store.loveophelia.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackLabelDecor

http://dipintopretty.com

http://kayudesign.com

https://soleserum.com

 

xo