A signature look is a term I never identified with., Every time my friends try to determine the key items I’m known to wear they could never find a way to put into words other than, Melrose dresses differently.Agreeing with my buddies, I can’t envision one style I’ve clasp to more than any other over the years. I’m not sure my personal style has any defining characteristic. On the other hand, I’m often inspired by fashion icons signature looks,such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s elegant scarves, oversized shades, and peacoats.Another fashion icon with a recognizable look is Bianca Jagger, a personal favorite. She favored high waisted pants, furs, and sequins.
Are you the woman at work making a click-clack sound as you stroll through the office hallways? I know I’m not the only one exhausted of coworkers acknowledging my presence before I enter a room. Luckily I met someone who changed the noise volume my heels made as I walk. I met Mary Arnett a few weeks ago at a GirlBossNYC event.(GirlBossNYC is a social network of empowered and inspired NYC women supporting community, careers, and each other). Being the fashion addict I am, I notice a high-quality leather shoe from across the room. I approached Mary and urged her to spill her shopping secret. I needed to know which retailer she purchased the coal-black fringed booties she was rocking. Astonishingly Mary designed the booties. Strongly feeling like a cartoon character with googly eyes, Mary quickly took notice of my attraction towards her shoes and explained the story of her design.
“AHHHHHH,” I’ve always been a fan of a splendid scream in a scary film. My mother told me my love for suspense trials all the way back to my toddler years.I will laugh at a scene, and other little girls will scream, bite their nails or squirm in their seat. Not to fret I did watch the thrillers by accident, my mother didn’t purposely put on a horror movie to watch me laugh at it.Not only was I giggling at scenes that will make children look under the bed for an imaginary monster, but I will also do other odd things.For example, instead of going to school dressed like everyone else I will cry at the top of my lungs because I couldn’t go to kindergarten, dress the way I was. My magenta Barney’s slippers, stone wash denim overalls and my half stripe, half polka dot long tee was drench in tears by the time I switch my outfit for my school uniform. I still don’t remember why I was crying as if it was the end of the world but heck I believe is fine to be weird, as us fashionistas will say normal is boring.
With a soft spot for mysteries and my obsession with fashion,the television series Pretty Little Liars is my ultimate guilty pleasure.One of the cast members of the show recently announced season 7 would be the last of the television series.With that said, Netflix became my best friend the past few weeks and I caught up on season 6. I wanted to be prepared for what seems to be the end of my guilty pleasure.(I’m currently writing with silent tears!)
Where Brooklyn at?, Where Brooklyn at?
Lyrics are from the famous rapping legend, Biggie Smalls. The song was pumping in my headphones as I reflected on my summer living in the same borough the rapper is from.My summer by far as a Brooklyn resident consisted of typical tourists sites such as The Brooklyn Museum, Coney Island, and Prospect Park.The tourist-like sites were great to see however I believe as an on again off again Brooklyn girl my love for this borough is due to raw art, and creative individuals that keep me coming back. Continue reading
I love this time of year where the blazing sun takes a journey crossing the marshmallow skies. The grill is sizzling at a local cookout and the golden sand along with saltwater waves are ready for you to visit. My favorite part about this time of year is making memories with a bestie road trip.
Have you ever heard of the quote:“Beauty is how you feel on the inside, and it reflects in your eyes.” by Sophia Loren? If you have or not, women everywhere spend a large sum of money on cosmetics.Instead, they can save money by focusing on their well-being. I’m not claiming you have to stop completely buying makeup, (I know I won’t) the ultimate beauty tool will help you not invest in your whole paycheck.The inner beauty is how you take care of yourself.You follow the ritual of taking the essential vitamins you need and drinking eight-ounce glasses of water a day. As a woman living in New York City, the place that never sleeps is also hard to get the recommended seven to nine hours of dream land.
Memorial day weekend has officially ended, and it feels like spring has fast forward to summer.Putting on sunglasses will not only complete your look this season is crucial.Wearing your sunnies will help deter the tiny wrinkles around your eyes.The reason for the small lines appearing around your eyes is when you spend too much time in the sun.As an additional bonus sunglasses helps the white in your eye, remain the same.If you go outside without eyewear, the sun can cause a burning sensation to the eyes.Within time, they become red and irritated.Before you put on your sunnies, make sure they fit your face properly.
The first thing you will want to do is identify your face shape. Take a look in the mirror to determine your if your face is in a form of heart, an oval, round or square.After you determine your face shape, you may pick out which style fits best for you.
As my heels tapped around the concrete sidewalks of Manhattan, I finally arrived at Parlor. A caviar painted door stood before me as I checked my google maps to make sure it was the correct address.According to the red-orange pin, I was at the accurate location, 286 Spring St, New York, NY 10013.
Immediately a tall man at the front desk greeted me after I pushed the door open.I told him I made a reservation for three and apologized for being late. (I have been fashionably late in my past few outings, I’m working on that!). The tall man told me a gentleman named Marcus will be with me shortly to show me to my seat. In the meantime, I sat in the lobby area where black and white photography and digital flames dancing inside a glass serenaded me.
The sunshine should be child play, nonetheless, within the past few weeks of spring, it seems like the sun has been struggling. Every time I step outside, I think it believes I am a newborn and set on playing a game of peek-a-boo. As the sun covers his eyes, I imagine the white sandy beaches, emerald palm trees, and refreshing drinks. Now, I am home from work and, the sun still did not uncover his hands from his eyes, I spent all day in a foggy mist.