Crowded Closet

I am a weapon of massive consumption by melissamenard
May 12, 2010, 7:43 am
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Mama had a lens baby! Shannon and I decided to take her new lens out for a spin after work and snapped a lot of fun photos on the way to and from Rickys. Surprisingly, they capture the outfit really well. We weren’t so sure how they would turn out!

I wore this cute decorative HnM dress as a t-shirt. It was a really blustery day and needed to wear tights in order to keep warm. Later in the day – in my afternoon haze – I daydreamed this dress sloppily tucked into beat up true blue denim cut-off shorts, which only made me regret wearing the skirt with it. Rubbish. Well, there’s always next time right? Right.

blazer: White House Black Market
dress worn as tee: HnM
skirt: Millau
shoes: Sam Edelman
bag: Laila Rowe (30% off)
shades: Anthropologie
ring: Brooklyn Flea ($2.50)
song: The Fear by Lily Allen


If you were a season you would be in bloom by melissamenard
May 9, 2010, 8:01 pm
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Remember when we caught a glimpse of summer? Well, someone took it away. Violently. And now it’s really cold. (I am secretly excited to wear tights and boots for the next two days… shhhh.)

These photos were taken on a lovely (and rather warm) evening last week while watching the sun go down on the Hudson River. A picnic, a pier and people watching… what more do you need?

dress: navy blue, American Eagle
cardi: Kersh
floral scarf: vintage Express (?!) it was my mom’s from way back when
shades: RayBans
shoes: Chelsea Crew
song: You Told A Lie by Camera Obscura

It’s on, Neon by melissamenard
May 6, 2010, 7:57 am
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I’ve been cutting back on my shopping lately. I was doing so well until I saw this shirt, or should I say, until this shirt and it’s magnetic pull forced me to take it home with a gun to my head. Eeeeek, the things I’ll do for a little neon…

shirt: HnM
jeans: Citizen
jellies: Grendha Jelly
cardi: J.Crew outlet
shades: RayBan
colorful bracelets: HnM
watch: Michael Kors
misc. necklaces and rings
nail color: Bizerk Turq by Color Club
song: Deadbeat Summer by Neon Indian

laced with grace by melissamenard
May 3, 2010, 10:28 pm
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Laughter is a drug.

This is a real smile, a real doubled-over chuckle, a real glimpse into a coffee break and blog photoshoot with Shannon and I. None of the other photos matter after this one… we needed to laugh that day.

I dedicate this post to Shannon – my friend and photographer – for being so great, so beautiful and so incredibly funny.

tights: Urban Outfitters
boots: Madewell
trench: Gap
shorts: Old Navy
disc necklace: Camille Hempel
song: Gimmie by She Keeps Bees (saw her live and love her even more now)

Blue lips, blue veins by melissamenard
April 22, 2010, 8:18 am
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The most human color.

I know what you’re thinking: jeggings as pants… no. Yes is what you should be saying. Yes to these jeggings! Look how weird they are! I was really comfortable sporting these cotton legs on what was a casual Friday. I’m tired of stiff denim. I’m tired of all black all the time. This day was gloomy – literally – and I was sick with another cold so I threw on some red lips to distract from the fact that my Friday felt colorless. Annnnd we were still waiting for Joey to get his act together for lunch. Always waiting for Crowded Joey! Grrr. Can you tell I’m ready for vacation? I’m dancing around with a torn meniscus. Get me outta here!

tee: Hanes men’s
blazer: White House Black Market
tights: Urban Outfitters
various rings: ABC Furniture, Brooklyn Flea and Catbird
shoes: Chelsea Crew
song: Blue Lips by Regina Spektor

neat by melissamenard
April 20, 2010, 8:20 am
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Sometimes you feel like dressing like a grown up. I’m a huge fan of the white t-shirt and pencil skirt office attire. If I had to wear suits everyday I would definitely have fitted t-shirts as my staples. I think everyone should own high quality t-shirts for this very reason. I have this one in black as well and they are holding up really nicely. Club Monaco has some cute ones for sale right now. Go go go!

tee: White House Black Market
skirt: J.Crew outlets
sash: from a pair of pants
shades: RayBan
shoes: Steve Madden
song: Heart It Races by Dr. Dog

when pigs fly by melissamenard
April 13, 2010, 8:54 pm
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How often do you see a person dressed in an animal costume OUTSIDE of Disney World? Not very often. Well there was a creepy pig walking about on 5th Avenue the other day. uhhhhhhYEA. So what did we do? We chased it. Casually. We tried to photograph Mr. Pig without him knowing. It didn’t work. He came up behind us and tapped me on the shoulder. I shrieked (hi, I’m 6 years old). But. don’t! touch. me. dude. As you see I got over it and we posed for a picture together. Happy family.

dress: Old Navy ($8!)
belt: my mom’s
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
cardigan: Ralph Lauren
necklace: Zachary’s Smile
tote: from the Chictopia conference
song: Water by Lauryn Hill