Car Essentials

Today’s post is a little different but thought it was very important to share. As a blogger I’m always on-the-go, from one photoshoot to another, in between meetings and outfit changes in the car…. yup. Been there done that. Still do that. I realized how important it was to have certain items in my car while working. I decided to compile a list of items I feel are essential to have in my car, and also feel every blogger should as well.

  1. ‘Absolute’ Camisole: A simple camisole is so helpful when you’re constantly changing from one outfit to another, especially in the car.
  2. Cosmetic Makeup Bag Toiletry Travel KitTouching up in between photoshoots and/or meetings are a must. After all, you gotta look your best at all times. 😉
  3. Hair Ties Ponytail HoldersHelps keep your hair out of your face when you’re changing, plus these do not leave any creases in your hair.
  4. Trident Sugar Free GumNo brainer.
  5. ‘In the Wild’ ThrowAgain, very helpful when changing in the car.
  6. Titan Mall Plastic T-shirt BagsGotta keep the car clean.
  7. Band-Aid Brand Comfort-FlexAdhesive BandagesLadies and gents, we all have those shoes that are killer (literally), so having these around are major.
  8. Lil’ Lemon Drop Daily Detangler to Go BrushI cannot tell you how many times I’ve found myself regretting not having a hair brush in handy. There has been countless times when I see photos of myself where I can see all those loose hairs that make my eye twitch (insert eye-rolling emoji here), especially when I’m attending events. Not cute.
  9. ‘Detox’ Dry ShampooLIFE. CHANGING. Because no one likes oily/greasy hair. One of my favorite dry shampoos of all time. May I also recommend Batiste dry shampoo. That one is also my fave.
  10. Deodorant: When you look and smell good, you feel good. And that’s important… plus no one wants to be around someone who smells like onions. Barf!
  11. Mobile Power Charger from Pac2Go Portable ChargerAaaah… probably one of the most important things to carry in your car or purse, honestly.
  12. Travel Size Aloe Vera Spray for Face, Skin & HairYou gotta feel fresh, too.
  13. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing LotionBecause ashy elbows and knees are not cute.
  14. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip BalmSo important to have, especially when changing lip colors for different outfit looks.
  15. Healthy SnacksWe all get super busy and forget to eat, which is so bad. I am guilty of this. We need to stay energize and take a moment to eat something or else we will crash, and feel very yucky.
  16. Dasani Purified WaterThis ties back to #15. Stay hydrated.
  17. Wet Ones Sensitive Skin Hand and Face WipesI have found myself wishing I had these or hand sanitizer.
  18. Makeup Remove Cloths: This ties back to #17.
  19. WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount HolderHands-free is the way to be.

 

I hope you find this post very helpful. Feel free to share some of the items you carry around in your car.

xo

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What To Wear For The Holidays Under 100

 

The time has come. Holidays are here, and the real important question is what do I wear for…?

Whether you’re attending a fancy holiday party/event, or going to a company party, Christmas dinner, or anything holiday related, I’ve got you covered boo. I decided to put together a few holiday items that are all under $100 – duh. Because why would you spend more than that?

Scratch that. I’ll speak for myself. I don’t like spending a lot on clothing or accessories because I don’t think you have to in order to look ahmazing!

Velvet Bardot Top – TopShop

Velvet Pleat Midi Skirt – TopShop

ASOS Tulle Prom Skirt with Multi Layer and Trim – Asos

Semelle Pendant – BaubleBar

Black Velvet Seduction Bodysuit – Windsor

Burgundy Intimate Velvet Dress – Windsor

Gold 12 Row Rhinestone Choker – Windsor

Natural Faux Fur Scarf – Windsor

Katie Black Full Sequin Formal Dress – Windsor

Black Pretty Young Thing Blazer – Windsor

Navy Longing Velvet Mini – Windsor

Cressida Natural Sparkling Goddess Dress – Windsor

Black Ombre Sequin Pants – Windsor

Black Star Dust Glitter Romper – Windsor

Rose Gold Holiday Cheer Jumpsuit – Windsor

Black Slit Life Living Midi – Windsor

Burgundy Puppy Love Jacket – Windsor

Gray Velvet Renaissance Booties – Windsor

Natural Buckle Down Heels – Windsor

Black Faux Fur Clutch – Windsor

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

xo

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Lucy Sui x MelRodStyle Giveaway

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Attention all brides-to-be! Great news! I’ve partnered with Lucy Sui to give away one of their amazing wedding books to make your wedding planning run smoothly, and this beautiful “xoxo” mug.

The rules are simple:

1. Follow Lucy Sui on instagram @lucysuisf

2. Tag 3 friends and leave a comment stating you have done the above

And done!

Winner will be announced via instagram Wednesday March 23rd.

P.S. if you don’t win, don’t worry because we’ve got a sweet discount code for 10% off entire website – coupon code: MELROD10

http://www.lucysui.com

Good luck! 🙂

xo

Valentine’s Day Wishlist

 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’ve curated a few things I wouldn’t mind being gifted by my valentine (click the images above to shop the items).

Hey Horhey, if you’re reading this, it’s not too late. 😉

 

Whether you have a valentine or galentine, date night or girl’s night, make it your night to shine and treat yourself either way.

Hope everyone has an amazing V-day.

Happy lovers days!

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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DIY Faux Feather Pom Pom Christmas Ornaments

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It’s that time of the year again, and I know I have been talking about getting back into doing more DIYs.

The time has finally come! I decided to do another DIY Christmas ornament simply because the first ornaments I made were a hit. To this very day my last DIY (from 2010) Christmas Ornament (click here for post) has gotten so much love.

Any who, let’s get started.

I decided to make faux feather pom pom christmas ornaments.

Here’s what I used:

How I made it:

I used the glue gun and dabbed a small amount onto the ornament, and began gluing the boa around. I decided to use smaller ornaments (last minute decision) because they looked much better on a smaller ornament than on the bigger ones.

It was such an easy and fun DIY. Hope you all enjoy it!

Happy Holidays!

xo

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Turtleneck Wear

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I’ve been really into turtlenecks lately. It’s all I’ve been wanting to wear. I just wish the weather would cool down a bit. Anyone else feel me?!

p.s. I never thought I’d ever wear kitten heels, but these Coach kitten loafers are so right up my alley. They’re seriously my jam.

xo

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Faux Leather Jacket | Turtleneck | Jeans | Coach Loafers | Sunglasses

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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Black Friday and Cyber Week Sales

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m so excited to be spending the holidays with my friends and family. From good food to good conversations to yummy pumpkin pie. And let’s not forget all the sales going on this week! Eeek!! Danger!

Below you’ll find some AMAZING Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and steals I stumbled upon that I’ll definitely be shopping right after I stuff my face with delicious food. 😉 Gobble gobble! Happy shopping everyone!

xo

  • Asos is a no-brainer for em. I shop them all the time. Asos is having up to 60% off casual looks for men and women (11/24-11/26) on Black Friday, and on Monday 30% off EVERYTHING (11/27-11/30). Code: BLESSED

 

 

  • boohoo is another favorite online store of mine, and I’m currently coveting all of their outerwear. They’re having 70% off EVERYTHING for US and 50% off EVERYTHING for UK (11/27-11/30). Here are my favorites.

 

  • Nordstrom is having a HUGE SALE and I cannot even handle. Up to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns (11.26 – 11.27) for Black Friday. Cyber Monday Savings of up to 50% off select top brands + Free shipping and returns (11/30).  I found some bridesmaids dresses I really love.

 

  • Shopbop // Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman style level exclusions (11.24 – 11.30). CODE: GOBIG15