My name is Melissa…. whaaaa?! but most call me Mel or Mel Rod. I also respond to Nina Boo Boo Kitty or Gigi Mel (my nieces and nephews call me that). While others, well, call me Melanie. Don’t know why but if I had to guess it would be because they assume Mel is short for Melanie. So, yeah basically I will answer to any of the above, except Melanie.
I have 4 dogs and 1 cat. I baby talk to them all the time. I bet my neighbors think I’m cray.
Arranging flowers are my jam. My first job ever was at a flower shop.
I started my blog in 2010, which was first called Modanista Junkie.
Biggest pet peeve? People sending me multiple text messages when it could be very well sent in a single text. It drives me nuts, especially when it’s literally just an “lol” or an emoji.
I have two younger sisters and one brother.
I am very sarcastic. Honestly, truly. But I’m also a very emotional and sensitive person (ask George).
I have my lash extension license.
I went to FIDM.
I’ve always wanted to design shoes and open up a boutique.
I have major OCD.
I don’t eat red meat.
I was a cheerleader in high school.
I almost died when I was a little girl. I was maybe 3 years old. My dad always likes to share this one with new friends.
Speaking of… I can’t handle death. I don’t understand it (never have & quite honestly don’t know if I ever will), and it’s very difficult for me to cope with. I don’t know how to explain it.
Cheese is life (insert drooling emoji here). I can eat a whole block of cheese. It’s terrible but oh so delicious.
I wore glasses in 5th grade then upgraded to contact lens, until I got lasik eye surgery years later. I once wore glasses and braces at the same time… I know, I know. Cute kid, right?! I was like super attractive and popular (in my most sarcastic voice).
I was born here in California but my family is from Mexico. Probably one of the most asked questions whenever I meet someone is “What’s your ethnicity?” “What are you?” or “What’s your nationality?” Most of the time people are shocked to find out where I’m from. I always get either Brazil, Thai, once got Russian (so strange), and often get that I look Asian.
I have an obsession with cleaning my ears, lol. OMG, it sounds so weird typing this. I’m so effing weird.
My spirit animal is Nicole Richie.
In case you missed it and wanted to know more about me…
Bold prints are usually my go-to when I go shopping, but you bet your sweet ass you can catch me wearing leopard almost anything. I feel like leopard print should be considered more of a basic color. It practically goes with everything.
Alright boos, today I’m tackling one of the most asked questions on Instagram “What color are you wearing on your nails?” I’ve partnered with OPI to share their new and oh-so amazing Fiji collection that I cannot wait to try every single color. We’re saying good-bye to all the darker hues and welcoming the punchy brights and sweet pastels instead. From brights, pastels and bold hues, Fiji’s new polishes are giving me Spring fever. The new collection is so beautiful, and in this post, I’ll be sharing three different looks that I styled with three different spring Lacquers.
New season new hues. A shift in season doesn’t necessary change much about what we wear. Sure, we shed a few layers after Winter, but from time to time, we still reach for the most trust-worthy color: black. Not today though. We’re steering away from the dark, moody colors and adding a punch of color with ‘Living on the Bula-vard!’ Infinite Shine 2 lacquer. I love wearing subtle colors and incorporating a pop of color to make a statement. It’s one of the easiest ways to make a quick statement, especially when you’re always on-the-go. This gorgeous color is also a very universally flattering shade that looks amazing on every skin-tone.
My go-to wardrobe hues usually involve a lot of neutrals, so it’s no surprise why I chose this pastel beauty ‘I Can Never Hut Up’ Infinite Shine 2 lacquer for my next look. This color reminds me of a paint job on a classic car. It’s so vintage looking, yet great for an everyday look. Not only is it the perfect neutral color that can be styled with almost everything, but it’s also a fresh take on typical spring neutrals.
Neutral colors have always been my go-to because I like the versatility of it, but every now and then I like to mix it up with a bold color. I decided to style a monochromatic look with this denim on denim outfit and be daring with this bright ‘Do You Sea What I Sea?’ Infinite Shine 2 lacquer, which by the way I’ve received numerous of compliments, surprisingly. I suppose I should be more daring with my selections of nail lacquers. With the color-blocking trend seen all over the runway, this color combined with ‘Two-timing the Zones’ Infinite Shine 2 lacquer would be perfect for date night or even Valentine’s day.
Hey boos! Yesterday, I shared how I styled this fun dress, three ways. Today, I’m sharing my very first look book of the year (yay!). I hope you enjoy it, and subscribe to my channel. Don’t forget to give this video a thumbs up.
As previously mentions, I decided to focus more on youtube and create more fun videos for you all. With that said, I decided I’d begin by styling what would usually be considered a night dress, three different ways for day time. I created a short and fun look book video, which will go up shortly. In the meantime, let me know which outfit is your favorite. Also, let me know what type of videos you’d like to see going forward. I’d love to hear everyones ideas.