New Year, New Announcement!

New year means new announcement! Eeeek!

I’m so excited to announce that I officially launched my YOUTube channel! Yay!!!

For those of you who know me, know I’ve talked about starting my own channel for quite some time now, and I finally did it! I’m beyond excited to begin a new year with new projects and new adventures.

On my YOUTube channel, I’ll be sharing anything from my DIYs to fashion & beauty to travel and (of course) my wedding planning from the beginning to the very end. I am currently in full wedding planning mode, which is why I’ve been sharing a lot with you all on my instagram (@melrodstyle), and snapchat (username: melrod1206).

Hope you all enjoy my first vlog. I promise it’ll get better. It’s my first time using iMovie.

Please go check it out, subscribe and give it a thumbs up! I would greatly appreciate your love and support.

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

SHOP THE LOOK:

Hyatt Palm Springs Trip

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If you follow me on instagram (@melrodstyle) and snapchat (melrod1206), you saw I was in Palm Springs with my fiancé and Enocha last week. We stayed at the Hyatt Hotel. It was so much fun, and so relaxing to get away even for just a few days.

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Fun Fact: the Hyatt Hotel is the only all-suite hotel in the area, including 197 suites, VIP suites, and poolside cabana suites.

By the way, the hotel bed was heavenly. It was amazing and so comfortable, I wanted to stay in bed all day.

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We had breakfast at the Share restaurant, which is located inside the hotel right next to the pool (very convenient). The breakfast was delicious and our waiter was amazing. He had remembered how much I liked the vanilla latte I had previously, and asked if I would like another latte. There service was excellent and would definitely recommend anyone traveling to Palm Springs to stay at the Hyatt. You would not be disappointed at all.

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Lounged by the pool was so relaxing and exactly what we needed.

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Poolside essentials.

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The Hyatt has bike rentals, so we decided to explore downtown.

Fun Fact: The Hyatt Hotel is located within walking distance of more than 500 businesses, restaurants, shops, etc… so convenient!

Hyatt is also the only hotel with an outside cafe with entertainment. Plus, they offer many other activities, such as YogaAway, 24 hour StayFit, pet programs, in-room spa services, and much more.

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The view right outside our balcony. Breathtaking.

 

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We enjoyed breakfast at Share so much, we couldn’t wait to try it for dinner.

I had the Scallops, which were unbelievable.

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If you’re planning a trip to Palm Springs, I would highly recommend looking into the Hyatt. They’re located around everything, which is super convenient, and their service is incredible.

For more information, please visit Hyatt. www.palmsprings.hyatt.com

 

Thank you to Celeste and the entire staff at Hyatt for the wonderful stay and experience.

Thank you to Hannah and Karen for everything. It couldn’t have been more amazing!

xo

Bridal Essentials | Part 1

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As a little girl, I imagined what my wedding would be like, but growing up I really didn’t think much about it as most girls do. Don’t get me wrong I, too have a secret Pinterest board dedicated to what my future wedding would be like. I guess I just never thought it would happen for me until we got engaged. I think after that, it all sort of became real and hit me that this was it. It was time to officially begin the planning process of my dream wedding (somebody pinch me).

So this is it you guys. I’m a bride-to-be, officially planning my wedding… eek!! With that said, I decided to round up just a few essentials that recently came to mind I thought were perfect and definitely a must have for the big day.

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Since it’s not practical to get ready in your gown, these beautiful kimono robes are just what my bridesmaids and I need during hair and makeup. Under the Canopy Kimono Bathrobes are simple, yet ultra elegant and so right up my alley. I love that they are light weight and that they tie around the waist, which is essential and very important.

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If it’s one thing I want more than anything on my wedding day is to be comfortable, and by that I mean my feet. Packing a pair of flats is essential, however; I want to look cute all day and all night, and there is no reason why I should need to switch out from my beautiful heels to an ordinary pair of flats. This is why I am so happy Sole Serum came into my life. As cheesy as that may sound, I’m completely serious. This is a miracle in a bottle, literally! I don’t know why this wasn’t invented sooner but i’m glad Sole Serum is in my life. Sole Serum is a serum designed to target and heal foot pain. This magic in a bottle serum will take you from day to night and that is music to my ears… err feet! Happy feet for my bridesmaids and I are in order!!!

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This metallic box clutch is a must have. It will carry all the things I need and will allow me to be hands-free as well.

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As opposed to a jacket, I love the idea of a wrap for my bridesmaids. This cashmere wrap is light weight and an easy alternative to throw on over, especially for an outdoor reception.

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An iPhone case?! I know it may sound silly but we carry our phones with us everywhere we go, and since everyone will be snapping photos during the ceremony and reception, I think it’s a good idea to have a fun case like this Kate Spade Flamingo case to be able to distinguish your phone from the rest. After all, you don’t want to end the day on a sad note by losing your phone.

I hope these 5 essentials were helpful and if you have any suggestions or advise for a new bride-to-be, please leave a comment below. Would love to hear them!

xo

SHOP THE LOOK:

Under the Canopy Kimono Bathrobe | Sole Serum Bridal Pack | Metallic Box Clutch | Cashmere Wrap | iPhone Case

Shoe Talk and Bucket List

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If you follow me on instagram (@melrodstyle), you know I’m a shoefie queen. I love taking pictures of my shoes and shoefies with my partner in crime Enocha. They say, good shoes take you good places, so I’m going to do my best to check off as many things on my bucket list as I can.

I told myself last year that I would make it a point to travel more often, whether it’d be local or far. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to do as much as I would’ve hoped for. This Summer, I’m making it a point. I want to focus more on visiting new places, trying new things, visit as many coffee shops as possible, go to the beach more, paddle board again, do yoga at the beach more often, take as many shoefies in different areas I travel as possible, be open minded.

Luckily, I have Sole Serum by my side to help me do so in fabulous shoes.

Cheers to new adventures and more memories!

xo

Ready for the Weekend

Ready for the Weekend

 

Is anyone else just as excited as I am for the weekend?! I have been crossing the days off on my calendar for this weekend to come because guess where I’ll be headed? San Francisco!! Eeek!! 

I am so looking forward to just getting away even if it’s just for a few days.

Hats? Check. Scarves? Check. Beanies? Check? A huge smile on my face and a jump for joy?? Check! Check! I am ready for the weekend!

Be sure to follow me on instagram @melrodstyle!

xo

Casual Outing

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Another casual and relaxed weekend with my Bare Rebel girl. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

xo

Boots at the Beach

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I got to spend some time with my best Sandra (follow her new online store BareRebel.com that will be launching soon), watched the sun set, wore boots to the beach (that’s a first – especially in January), grabbed a macaroon and a delicious vanilla chai at a new place we discovered. Yup, this pretty much sums up my Sunday.

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

xo

Roadtrip!

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We’re off to Vegas for Magic this weekend! So much going on – The Wear to go Girls are speaking on a panel! Yay!

Stay connect via facebook, twitter and instagram so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

xo

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