Interview with Yahoo! – “Secrets from a Stylist: Fashion Must-Haves for Winter”

I was recently interviewed for an article that’s featured on Yahoo Shine!

Read full article here:

Here are some examples of the go-to winter items I discussed in the article:

1] ASOS Faux Fur Trapper Hat With Contrast Pom 2] KORS Michael Kors Mariel Riding Boots 3] Topshop Ribbed Peplum Jacket 4] Bec & Bridge Rosetta Skinny Jeans 5] ASOS Chunky Tres Cool Sweater 6] ASOS Mongolian Cape 7] Kate Spade New York Kaleidoball Scarf 8] rag & bone/JEAN The Jean Jacket with Leather Sleeves in Rock 9] Jack Spade Sidney Convertible Fingerless Mittens 10] Bar III Jacket, Long-Sleeve Floral-Print Blazer

What I Wore: My 30th Birthday!

For my big 30th birthday, my amazing friends surprised me by taking me to Savannah, GA for the weekend!

I wore a Zara dress, H&M fur vest, Jimmy Choo shoes & clutch, Goodwill belt & a DIY flower headband that my best friend made me! 🙂

Photos By: Joshua Brantsetter

LLS Segment: Prints

This past week on Life Love Shopping, we talked about how to mix and match prints. I always say to pick one print that is easy and subtle to look at and then create a more dramatic print for the other piece. Here are 4 ways to mix and match prints for all ages and different price points as well.

In case you missed it check out the segment here! Mixing your prints! 

Look 1: Dress & Belt: BCBG,  Shoes: BCBG, Clutch: BCBG

Look 2: Top, Pants, Shoes: all from Zara, Clutch: Loft

Look 3: Top: Jcrew, Skirt: Loft, Blazer: BCBG @ Bloomingdale’s, Shoes: Loft, Clutch: Jcrew

Look 4: Top & Skirt: Trina Turk, Shoes: Tuni, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff: all from Tuni

My Outfit: BCBG

Spotlight: My Summer Intern

My name is Kristie Keller & I’m Melanie’s intern for the summer 🙂 I’m 22 & attend Florida State University… I will be graduating in December from the Retail Merchandising & Product Development program! I’ve had the opportunity to intern with Melanie this summer & have already learned so much from her.

How would you describe your style? I would say that my style is very hip/trendy – but also reminiscent of classic/preppy styles…I love mixing unexpected colors & patterns & I’m very girly, I love pink/florals/lace/gingham/pastels.

Who is your favorite runway designer/RTW designer? I don’t think Chanel or Christian Dior can ever go wrong…I also adore BCBG Max Azria, Alice + Olivia, Marc Jacobs, Ted Baker, & Tory Burch…

What is your go to outfit? I like easy to throw on skinny jeans or high-waisted jean shorts/striped t shirts/flats + a statement necklace.

What are the 3 most worn items in your closet? Tory Burch Reva flats, high waisted Levi jean shorts from Urban Outfitters/Mink Pink denim shorts, neon t-shirts from Jcrew/faded denim Jcrew button up.

What current trend are you most excited about? NEON everything, floral printed blazers, pants, shorts, etc…also peplum tops and dresses

Favorite season & why? Spring/Summer…everything is just brighter & more fun.

Who is your fashion icon or celebrity you look to for style tips & inspiration? I love everything about Lauren Conrad…her hair/makeup/effortlessly chic style…I also get inspiration from Blake Lively, Mary Kate/Ashley Olsen & Olivia Palermo & I regularly read Atlantic-Pacific’s blog as well as Brooklyn Blonde!

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Probably over 100, much to my dad’s dismay.

Beauty must haves? Beauty Balm [bb cream] by TooFaced, Schiap Lipstick by Nars, the Naked palette by Urban Decay & lots of liquid eyeliner!

What decade inspires your wardrobe? I’ve recently fallen in love with the 50’s/60’s because of Mad Men…I’m really into cigarette style pants & curls.

If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it be? Always make sure you’re confident in what you’re wearing.


Denim, Denim, Denim!

Its  time to start investing in key denim pieces that are not only trendy right now, but can also be worn into the fall!! There are several styles that I’m loving…here’s a peek into a few of my favorites…

The Boyfriend style jean is great for lots of different body types & can be dressed up or dressed down depending on what type of shoes you wear!

J Brand Aidan Slouchy Boy Jeans, $218

Neon has been hugeee for the summertime & I love colored denim in general for adding a fun pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit.

Alice + Olivia Neon Skinny Jeans, $187

I’m thinking that high waisted jeans are going to be a big trend for the fall! I love this dark skinny pair!

Free People High Rise Stovepipe Skinny – Raindrop Blue 30, $78

Various patterned jeans are super fun & this polka dot pair will transition into fall perfectly.

Paige Denim Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans, $189

Denim button ups are always awesome to pair with a different shade of denim or colored denim. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!

J Brand Daria Button Up Top in Sun Washed, $217

Floral denim is so fun & flirty! It’s also another great thing to pair with a denim shirt.

Alice + Olivia Print Skinny Stretch Denim Jeans Splatter Print, $195