Since there’s really no sign of Fall anywhere, light layers it is.
I shot this look in the arts district – one of my favorite places to shoot, for obvious reasons. Endless walls, every corner looks different, multiple outfit shots are a breeze around here. It’s just very convenient and easy to shoot around the arts district when you have more than one look to shoot. Quick outfit change in the car? Boom!
Today’s look is brought to you by this heat. Light layers was the closest look I was able to pull off for “fall”.
What are some of your go-to looks right now? Where are some of your favorite locations to shoot?
It’s true, you don’t need to overspend to look well put-together. You should be able to look your best and feel great at any price point.
Mixing classics items and trends together will elevate any look. It’s all about balance. Here are just a few tips I’ve learned that have helped me “master” the expensive look…
INVEST IN ACCESSORIES. If you’re going to splurge, I suggest doing so with accessories, as you’ll tend to wear them more than the same clothing. It makes more sense to spend your money on something you’ll get more wear out of as oppose to a dress you’ll maybe wear twice.
PAY ATTENTION TO FABRIC MATERIALS AND DETAILS. Before making your purchase look closely at the fabrics and check the washing contents just to make sure it is worth buying. I always look at buttons, zippers and any closure trims and stitching details before making my decision. Believe it or not – a button really shows whether the item looks cheap or not.
OUTFIT STYLING. Instead of throwing all kinds of trends together, focus on mixing classic staples with one trend. Keep the trend items to a minimum. Don’t over accessorize, because at the end of the day, you don’t want to look like a hot mess or end up on the “worst dressed” list. For example: Pair a classic blazer with a plaid skirt, and add a pop of color, such as red. Red is currently the most dominant color for Fall.
I hope these tips help you style your next look. If you have any questions or have any tips of your own, please do share. Leave a comment below. I always love hearing other people’s tips. 🙂
Boy are these hats sure having a major moment this fall. Am I right or am I right? I feel like everyone is trying to achieve that french-girl look to the max – including myself. No shame in my game. I mean, who doesn’t want to look parisian-chic and french-y-ish. Yup, that’s not a word, but you know what I mean.
Fall hats are the perfect accessory to make an outfit stand out, and look more complete and polished. From berets to newsboy styles to baseball caps to all fashionable toppers – you name it.
Here are just a few hats that I am totally into this season that I know will carry on over to the next.
The Baker Boy Cap. Such an old-school piece and favorite one of mine right now. When I saw these trending last year, I didn’t run to the nearest mall to purchase a few. I literally went to my parent’s home, and literally raided my mom’s closet, because if anyone is the queen of accessories and fabulous hats, it’s my mom – for sure.
The Beret. Ahhhh yes, another favorite style. Also, another one that I took borrowed from my mom.
The Cloche Hat. A major throwback trend that is hitting the streets and runway during fashion week.
The Parker Brimmed Cap. It’s a mix between a baseball cap and a polo cap. It’s such a sleek and sophisticated hat style that I think will be just as trendy as the beret.
You guys! A little birdie told me that Shopbop is having a MAJOR sale right now until this Friday 9/29. And not just any ordinary sale – I’m talking sitewide discounts! Everything on their website is on sale…. I know, I can’t handle it either. This is the perfect opportunity to shop items that normally sit in my shopping cart that I never check out. Also, the perfect opp to shop key items, like coats, bags and shoes – items I would wear over and over again that will actually get good wear out of throughout the year that will never go out of style.
The temperature has finally dropped below 70, feels cooler (a lot cooler) outside, and we are in the clear to say that it’s beginning to feel a lot of Fall! Yay! Anyone else just as excited as I am about this?! With a new season comes new trends and new wardrobe… obviously. Hello Fall, Hello red!
I’ve been seeing a lot of reds and maroons, pant suits, and color blocking play EVERYWHERE, epsecially on my Instagram feed, and quite honestly not surprised either. One in particular that has grabbed my attention is the color red. Red is such a powerful color. It makes such a strong statement alone, and easy to create an effortless outfit when you’re in a rush. It’s definitely one of my go-to colors right now for this season. If you know me you know that I steer far from a bold lip or any darker hues when it comes to beauty, however; as you grow, you tend to develop new loves and interests, and red has definitely grown on me. One that I happen to keep wearing over and over again. I’ve found myself wearing red more often than usual. If you asked me last year what my go-to wardrobe and beauty palettes were, I’d probably say neutrals and of course black. I’m very particular with adding pops of color in my wardrobe. Fast forward to today, I’m for sure playing with more colors and adding new tones in my life both wardrobe and makeup – and I ain’t mad about it.
What are some of your favorite Fall trends at the moment? What are some trends you’re currently wearing that you never thought you’d wear before? Would love to hear them.
I can’t think of a better way to spend the last couple of days of Summer than with Wet in Malibu. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of summer is the beach. Summer is one of my favorite season for obvious reasons – the weather. I can seriously live in bikini tops underneath my clothes all days of summer.
I decided to hit the beach with one of my favorite blogger babes Enocha.
I partnered with Wet Swimwear to share with you all some of my top favorites pieces. This was a tough one to narrow down because they have the best swimwear collection with so many different styles and prints to choose from.
From endless bikini and one-piece options to a nice variety of cover-up pieces, Wet swimwear never fails to bring you the best of the best for warmer temps. And as you all know, I love when items double for more than one purpose, and can take you from day to all your night time festivities, so I was pretty pumped to find out that Wet carries not only a wide assortment of swimwear, but cover-ups that can be worn as outfits (insert clapping hands emojis here and here).
For instance, this beautiful black romper is not only perfect as a bathing suit cover-up, but also serves as a romper for a night out. Just add a strappy sandal or mule heel, and you are good to go and ready for a girls night.
You better believe that I will be wearing these pantalones when I’m not lounging by a pool or beach. They are so cute and would look great with a crop top, hat, sandals… I’m picturing my next off-duty OOTD right now.
Rest assured I’ll be taking this kimono cover-up dress out on the town. White cami underneath with a pair of cropped skinnys and a low-heel sandal. Done and done.
Happy Tuesday kittens! Monday was the most Mondayest of all Mondays for me to be honest. Anyone else felt that way? It felt like Monday was never going to be over, LOL. Kidding, kinda.
If you follow me on Instagram (@melrodstyle) and follow my IG stories then you know my love for SABO SKIRT is pretty real. I mean, how can you not be obsessed with them?! Forever swooning Sabo Skirt. They’re just so good. Am I right or am I right?! If you don’t know me by now, then get to know me, because it’s really no surprise that I’m a huge fan of SABO SKIRT. A good 60% of my clothes is Sabo Skirt. From their gorgeous silhouettes to the details of each piece, Sabo Skirt can do no wrong when it comes to creating the perfect sets. They’re always killing it in the playsuit department. I’ve been a fan for quite some time now.
I decided to share a few of many favorite Sabo Skirt outfits of mine that you might’ve seen me recently wear on the gram (@melrodstyle).
Which look is your favorite? Comment below. I’m curious to know!
P.S. I’ve linked all Sabor Skirt items below. Just click the icons. P.S.S. I don’t say this nearly enough, but thank you so much for all the love & support to MelRodStyle. You guys seriously mean everything to me, and I am forever grateful and thankful for each and every one of you. It goes without notice, and I definitely see you on Instagram Stories. I see who are my regulars and never miss my stories, and I see the newbies who I appreciate just as much. I luvya so much! I hope you all have an amazing Tuesday. Don’t forget to visit me on Instagram. I’ll be attending a fun event tonight. Stay tuned!
Instagram Content – To Post Or Not To Post? That is The Question.
I wanted to talk about a slightly different topic than normal on here – about the thought process behind scheduling my Instagram posts and my entire Instagram feed itself…
“Is it a GOOD photo or is it mediocre?” “Does it look good on my feed?” “Should I start posting only outfit photos and not coffee drinks or pretty flatlays because my outfits get higher engagement?” “Should I completely change my entire feed and try something new?” “Should I share things other than fashion?” “Should I play it safe and only post content that I already know will do well?” ” or should I change it up and not care?” “What direction should I take?” Asking for a friend.
This is how I’ve been feeling lately. I have been in one of those moods where I feel stuck in a rut, confused, lost. Getting out of this weird “funk” is sometimes difficult. Or maybe I’m just having a moment. It happens. I feel like other bloggers know what I’m talking about. I’ve noticed that whenever I post a photo other than outfits, it doesn’t get the reaction I would’ve hoped for. Engagement is super low. While I love my feed to have a variety and not just outfit after another, seems like my followers are not into it. They only like my outfit photos. So what do I do? Should I only post what my followers like instead of what I like?
Don’t get me wrong. I do post what I like and I stay true to myself, but sometimes I look at my feed and think “(Yawning) Ugh, I could’ve done better”. “Boring”. And I don’t like feeling this way.
While you’ll see more of my personality and personal side on my Instagram stories and Snapchat, I do keep my Instagram account strictly blog-related content. I have to. It’s my business, however; you will see my fun-witty-sarcastic side (read IG captions), and share content that is still relevant but not just an OOTD after another OOTD… make sense? That’s what my personal account is for – to show content that isn’t blog-related.
The way I see my Instagram account is if it looks boring to me, then I need to make some changes. I like content that shows some type of breakage, that splits content from repeating similar content in a row, such as beauty or details shots or anything inspiring. I like consistency but not repetitive if that makes any sense.
So while I still try to figure out the plans for my Instagram feed and the direction I plan to take, I do hope that you stick around because I do plan to sprinkle in some new not-your-usual content on my Instagram.
If you have any suggestions or thoughts on this post, feel free to leave me a comment. I love reading them. 🙂
By now, the malls are probably the craziest and most hectic, especially because of the most anticipated sale of the year – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The only time I wish I had a sugar daddy (no offense Horhey). It’s the most dangerous sale, but most exciting because a lot of the brands that are normally super expensive get dropped to a more reasonable price that cannot be passed up, I meannnn. Lucky for us there’s online shipping so we don’t have to wait in ridiculous lines. We can simply shop form the comfort of our home.
So without further ado, here are my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that are currently sitting in my shopping cart, because it is frowned upon to be in a store with no bra, sweatpants and a glass a wine.