eHow Style Segments!

Recently, I had the pleasure of being asked to film 19 segments for the style section of Ehow.com!

If you’re not familiar with eHow, it’s a website with more than 30 categories that cover just about everything, it’s a one-stop online resource for life’s challenges. Professionals from every field come together to offer expert advice, backed by the additional support of the eHow community. Together, they’ve created a library of accomplishments online–and it’s available to you anytime, anywhere.

I was featured as a expert on style, explaining various “how-to’s” regarding accessories, clothing & other general style questions!

Here are a few of my favorite segments that I filmed…

How to Wear Cheetah Print Tights — powered by ehow

How to Make a Leather Jacket Look Dainty — powered by ehow

Cute Ways to Wear Boring Clothes — powered by ehow

How to Find Jeans for My Body Type & What Not to Wear — powered by ehow

For more, go to eHow.com & check them all out!

Some fun behind the scenes pictures of the day-long filming session I did for the 19 segments…

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

LLS Segment: Summer Work Looks

This morning, I’ll be appearing on the show Life Love Shopping on WEtv at 9:30am discussing great summer looks that can be worn at the workplace! It’s sometimes hard to find just the right balance between comfortable, workable clothing that’s also professional enough to be worn 9-5…on the episode of LLS I cover 4 different looks that are perfect, & you can shop the looks here:

Look #1 White Jeans: Aqua $68, Pink Tank: Amanda Uprichard $108, Black Blazer: BCBG $298 – all from Bloomingdales, White Crossbody: $26.80 Forever 21, Black Heels: $228 Ann Taylor, Gold Necklace: Stella & Dot

Look #2 Floral Palazzo Pants: $32.99, Seamless Tank: $14.99, Blazer: $34.99, Gold zig zag necklace: $18.99, Black bag: $45.00, Nude pumps: $29.99 – all from Sophie & Trey

Look #3 Coral dress: $22.80, Necklaces: $9.80 each – from Forever 21, White blazer: Theory $365.00, Tory Burch tote: $295.00 – from Bloomingdales, Green heels: $228 Ann Taylor

Look #4 Black maxi: $118.00, Black belt: $58.00, Neon necklace: $88.00, Yellow sandals: $49.99 – all from Ann Taylor

Here are a few other summer work staples I love!

1] Ann Taylor Black Shell, 2] Derek Lam Wide Leg Striped Pant, 3] Rag & Bone Blazer, 4] ThreadSence Friday Night Party Blazer, 5] Tory Burch Flats – Reva Raffia, 6] Jimmy Choo Private Double-Banded Bootie, 7] Equipment Sleeveless Lucida Dress, 8] ASOS Shirt With Spot Print, 9] alice + olivia Amanda Long Sleeve Peplum Dress, 10] MARC by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Francesca Hobo,  11] Jimmy Choo ‘Cassie’ Quilted Flap Clutch Nude-Black, 12] ASOS Premium Bell Skirt in Yellow Floral, 13] Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ Flat Citron Yellow Snake, 14] Ann Taylor Women’s Surf  Neon Lights Short Necklace 15] Equipment Brett Clean Blouse

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

Where I’m Headed: Atlantis!

This week I’m headed to Atlantis for a week long vacation! I’m so excited & have been packing in preparation, I thought I’d share some of my ideas of great things to pack when you’re headed to any type of tropical destination!

XOXO, Mel

#1 Bauble Bar Turquoise Bib  #2 Karen Walker Sunglasses #3 ONE by Colorblock Strapless Maxi Dress #4 Mara HoffmanTechno Animal printed swimsuit #5 Bop Basics Solid Neon Hair Tie Set #6 Cleobella Mini Cantina Bag #7 MAC ‘Beth Ditto’ Nail Lacquer #8 Jimmy Choo PEARL PLATFORM WEDGES WITH TIE #9 Kandy Wrappers Triangle Solid Fringe Top #10 Clover Canyon Cheetah Striped Shorts #11 Clover Canyon Zebra Paradise Top #12 Sanctuary Jean Shorts – The Perfect Fit Shorts in Bright Orange #13 Sequin Large Feather Plume Hinged Bangle