• Fashion

    OOTD-Work Meeting Chic

    Today’s Outfit of the Day (OOTD) features a pink blouse with a bow that I left untied. Why? I simply was not feeling that look this day. I’m sure you ladies understand that, right? I was dressed for a work meeting and thought that a bow on a pink blouse was a double dose of cutesy. I left the ties loose and went on my merry way. I paired the blouse with my favorite split hem slacks and black leather Mary Jane heels. To finish off the look, I added a gold buckle leather belt and a leather camera-style shoulder bag. Have you ever chosen an atypical route fashion-wise? I’m…

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    OOTD – Peachy Pink Floral Dress

    Today’s Outfit of the Day is a peachy pink floral midi-length wrap dress. The occasion was Mother’s Day and the inspiration was yesterday’s blog post about writing more blog posts. I love styling dresses more than any other clothing type because they are easy. This wrap dress is the entire outfit. I only had to add shoes and a handbag and voila! I’m all ready. I chose this dress because it is a wrap dress and I liked the pattern and the colors. I tend to lean towards pastels in the springtime. I paired the wrap dress with white, woven leather ankle boots because I didn’t want to be so…

  • Fashion

    Spring Beauties

    I feel as if it has been forever since I last posted! I’ve been having problems coming up with topics — a sort of writer’s block. I was checking my email a few days ago and happened upon a few luxury items that sparked my interest. Take a look: 1. A Wide Brim Straw Hat I saw this hat and immediately imagined myself sitting on a beach, sipping an ice cold piña colada. I’m sure you’re thinking of an African safari, right? Well, that just means it’s a versatile piece… It’s made of raffia, lined with snakeskin around the brim and proudly sports the GG logo pattern. Gucci GG logo…

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    OOTD – Channeling Jackie O

    This past weekend, Nat and I took a road trip to New Orleans for a scholarship brunch. The brunch’s theme was Hats, High Heels & Handbags and we were both too eager to oblige! We chose fascinators instead of traditional hats because they are easy to don and less likely to mess up our hairdos. Since this is a Mel post, I am going to talk about my OOTD (outfit of the day) as photographed above. When deciding on an outfit, I wanted to honor my favorite season by wearing pastels. Because of my love of the color pink, it’s not surprising that it was the predominate color in my…

  • Fashion

    The Ugly Sneaker Trend

    I have been purposely avoiding this topic for nearly a year, but this fad won’t go away! Yes, I am referring to the Dad Sneaker or the Ugly Sneaker trend. For a little over a year now, beautiful Instagrammers have been donning the ugliest sneakers known to man. Not only are they choosing to wear these ugly shoes, they are paying nearly a grand for them! Big fashion houses such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga all have at least one version of the ugly sneaker. This gives Instagrammers and other fashionistas everywhere, license to sport an ugly trend in style. These fashionable divas aren’t wearing them to workout either.…

  • Health

    Basic Skincare

      A loyal member of the BeFab family (subscriber) requested a post about skincare, so of course I listened! **Disclaimer: The advice given in this post is only my opinion and does not replace recommendations by your primary care provider and/or a board-certified dermatologist.** Caring for the skin on your face is paramount to good health. Your face is the first thing that the world sees everyday and you definitely should put your best face forward. These five basic steps are a good foundation for building your own personal skincare regimen. Step 1: Cleansing Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the human body? It is…

  • Fashion

    OOTD – Pink Pom Cardigan

    Today’s OOTD (Outfit of the Day) features a baby pink cardigan with poms shaped into hearts. It’s similar to the sweater I wore in my last OOTD post (see OOTD – Pom Pom Sweater). This cardigan is perfect for spring, not just because of the pastel pink color, but for the fact that it’s the perfect weight for a breezy day. If you are new to the blog, welcome! My name is Mel and I am addicted to the color pink. I wore the sweater over a white monochromatic outfit consisting of a plain white cotton crew-neck t-shirt and high-waisted white skinny jeans. The pink cardigan paired well with the…

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    OOTD – Pom Pom Sweater

    On a recent girl’s trip to Napa Valley, I wore a fabulous sweater, well at least I thought it was fabulous. Besides, I couldn’t get through breakfast without being stopped by a stranger to ask me where I got my sweater. The sweater is actually a dupe for a very expensive sweater designed by the Australian designer, Zimmerman. The Zimmerman sweater retails for about $850 and my sweater is under $100. The expensive version is made of 41% polyamide, 34% wool and 25% mohair. My sweater is made of 100% acrylic. I must admit, my sweater was slightly itchy around the neckline initially, but this subsided within a few minutes.…

  • Film

    Celebration of Cinema 2019

    It is Oscar night, a time for celebration of excellence in cinema.  It is also a celebration of what moves us, what makes us laugh, and what makes us cry.  Oscar celebrates those achievements that exemplify the artistry of filmmaking in its purest form. Movies expose the human condition, and they oftentimes make us think deeply and feel deeply. Filmmaking is an art that imitates life, while also putting a mirror up to what is happening in the world. An exemplary film is a precious gift of sorts that is unboxed before your eyes, while engaging all of your senses. In this season of cinema, I witnessed four achievements that…

  • Fashion

    OOTD – Striped Top

      Today’s OOTD (Outfit of the Day) features a multicolored striped blouse with a v-neck, twisted waist and 3/4 length sleeves. I chose to wear a black tank top underneath for modesty. I paired this top with high-waisted skinny leg denim jeans and simple black slingback mules. I sealed the outfit with my favorite wintertime bag — the Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Bandouliere handbag adorned with a bag chain and pom charm. This outfit is simple enough to run errands, yet chic enough for a lunch date or after work cocktails. Wintertime in the south is quite tricky. This day was rainy, hot and muggy and the next day was…