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.

Memorial Day Sale

 

Before the long holiday weekend is over, I wanted to share a few styles that caught my eye while I was online perusing on Nordstrom, which all are under $100 BTW. 🙂

  1. Fringe Bag, $21.98
  2. Off The Shoulder Top, $21.60
  3. Off The Shoulder Cover-Up Top, $27
  4. Pointy Toe Flats, $27.99
  5. Floppy Faux Suede Fedora, $13.98
  6. Cover-Up Dress, $52.26
  7. Off The Shoulder Romper, $25.20
  8. Off The Shoulder Crop Top, $46.23
  9. Crochet Bikini Top, $72.36
  10. Wide Brim Boater Hat, $13.98

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

xo

 

 

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 fiancé 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

David’s Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses

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Reality just hit!!! I’m getting married in less than 4 months! Ahhh!

With my wedding quickly approaching, it was time to get serious and find the perfect dress for my bridesmaids.  From the beginning, I knew I wanted each of my girls to wear something different because they are all unique, so expressing this through their dresses was a no brainer for me.

From pinning like a mad woman to following tons of wedding inspiration accounts on social media, I was in love with texture and delicate details. I knew I wanted to incorporate lace, metallics and some beading details.

Since David’s Bridal is known for amazing value for quality and price, it was a natural choice for me to begin my search there. With so many new styles added each season, over 100 styles, 50+ colors available (some under $250), it was extremely difficult to narrow down my selection because the dresses were all so beautiful. From lace to plenty of mix and match options with coordinating fabrics, colors and silhouettes to metallic details to convertible dresses, which allows each bridesmaid to customize her look by tying the straps to her preference, to prints. David’s Bridal has an extensive selection of gowns and dresses in a variety of silhouettes and styles.

The most important thing for me during this process, was for each of my girls to be 100% happy with their dress. I wanted them to feel just as happy as I was when I found my dress, which is why I wanted them in different styles within the same color palette. When you have 5 girls all with different styles and personalities, choosing the right dress can get tricky, which is why I wanted my girls to find the perfect silhouette for their body type and personality.

Luckily, with the help of David’s Bridal and their amazing staff, I was able to curate a selection of dresses and get ideas of what I liked for each of my bridesmaids. One thing I learned during my appointment was that David’s Bridal has a new Bridesmaid Style Finder Tool, which quizzes brides or bridesmaids to help them find the perfect bridesmaid dress style.

If you are a bride-to-be, a bridesmaid or simply looking for a gown for a special event, I highly recommend to visit David’s Bridal. They have over 300 stores located in the US, Canada, UK and Puerto Rico. www.davidsbridal.com.

For all things #MandGtobe, please follow along on instagram @melrodstyle. I am so excited to share so much more, so be sure to stay connected!

xo

New Year 2016

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Where do I even begin…..

Farewell 2015!

2015 was a wonderful year. This year was filled with love and great memories. Lots of wedding planning. New adventures. New friends. New beginnings. New challenges. New reflections. No regrets.

Hello 2016!

2016 is going to be another wonderful year. I just know it. This upcoming year will be filled with new beginnings. A new chapter in our lives (future hubby and I). I will be marrying the love of my life next year. I will officially be a wife (don’t panic). There is so much to look forward to, and so much that I don’t even know what to expect. But I’m excited. I’m excited for it all. To continue living my life surrounded by my dearest friends and family. To continue living my life with my other half (better half) and our four furry babies. Life is good. Life will only get better.

“taking more breaks to enjoy the ride”. That’s my goal for 2016. What’s yours?

Thank you to all of my wonderful followers. I’m so grateful for each and everyone of you. I look forward to what 2016 has in store for us, and I hope you all continue to join me as I begin a new chapter in my life.

p.s. I will have my YOUTube channel up and running for 2016. Get excited because I am!

Cheers everyone!

xo

Home Wishlist

 

I’ve been online browsing for a few things for the house, and stumbled upon these cute little items I sort of, kind of, need to have to have.

xo

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The Outlets at Orange Wrap it Up Super Sale

 

Am I the only one that hasn’t started their holiday shopping?! I totally procrastinated this year. Good news is, the Outlets at Orange is having ‘Wrap it Up’ Super Sale December 11th through December 13th. This holiday event sale features discounts of up to 70% off from H&M, Nike Factory Store, Sunglass Hut, Victoria’s Secret, and much more.

I’ve put together a few items that are currently on trend and on my wish list, that I’m definitely shopping this weekend.

xo

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Cyber Monday Sales

 

 

I found more sales that I wanted to share with you all before Cyber Monday sales were over.  I’ve listed a few more favorite items that are on my wish list, along with great gift ideas.

Happy Monday, happy shopping.

xo

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Wearing – Style Mint Blazer, Tank Top (similar), Tee c/o Style Lately, Kardashian Kollection Skirt (can be purchased here), DSWNude Heels, Keds Shoes (similar), Bracelets c/o Outrage Fashion, H&M Hardcase Clutch, Nude Clutch c/o Deux Lux, Ray Ban Aviators

I like outfits that can take me from day to night, can be dressed up or down for any occasion and can be worn multiple times styled differently each time. That’s just what I did with this pencil skirt – I styled it two ways. Outfit #1 is very dressed up and sophisticated, while outfit #2 is very cool, tom-boy chic.

Which outfit is your favorite?

xo

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