Crowded Closet

kingdom come by melissamenard
April 7, 2010, 9:40 pm
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Striking a pose is always difficult for me, unless I’m being a super duper camera ham (not to be confused with an Easter ham). This crusty stoop did not prove to be the best location for outfit photos… until the wind picked up my hair and… BAM! It was almost as if Tyra Banks was here with me. I could just. feel. it.

shirt dress: Calvin Klein outlet
tights: American Apparel
shoes: Chelsea Crew
coat: Target
necklace: Loehmanns
song: Glass by Bat For Lashes

I have a thing for superheroes.


white hot by melissamenard
April 5, 2010, 9:28 pm
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The sun was so bright. The whites so white! The only painful portion of this day was being inside too long. Sad face.

Both the blazer and the shirt are a cool, icy white. Icy white = a hint of blue? a cool white? The blazer is cotton and leopard lined and the shirt is oh so thin. Neutral tone on tone with that red lip hotness, baby. Get into it for spring and summer – it’ll keep you cool.

blazer: Rogan for Target
button down: James Perse
jeans: Forever21
flats: Chelsea Crew
necklace: Zachary’s Smile
bag: Old Navy
lip color: Heat Wave by Nars (love daytime red lips)
shades: RayBan
song: Time Bomb by The Format

making patterns by melissamenard
April 2, 2010, 7:49 am
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Here you go: a date outfit. Luckily it was sort of warm this night and I was able to wear a light jacket. Still had to rock the tights. Lovely little skirt, eh? Lovely little date.

shirt: Express
skirt: J.Crew outlet
shoes: Chelsea Crew
trench: Banana Republic
necklace: J.Crew
song on my mix: Between Two Lungs by Florence & The Machine (concert next week!)

feeling new by melissamenard
March 30, 2010, 8:52 pm
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I took a trip to the Woodbury Common Outlets with my friend Jessica the other weekend and we found a ton of sales. Then we talked about them as we sat in traffic for an hour. Either way, it was worth the trip and worth the saved money. You will be seeing some new items trickled here and there on the blog.

We all know new things make us feel NEW, but I realized today – aside from clothing and shoes – new perfumes make me feel the most different. Maybe that’s why I have so many? But I wonder: is it the scent itself or the possibility of powerful scent memories that I enjoy most? I’m a sucker for nostalgia! Gucci Envy will always remind me of Paris and Acqua Di Gio will always remind me of the summer before high school. Do I wear them to remember that specific time in my life? Yes, absolutely. My next scent to purchase will be the solid scent, Cleopatra by Tocca, that I tried today at Anthropologie. It smells very mature and seems like a good fit for the Adult Melissa. I’ll let you know what type of memory it sparks… in a few years.

cardi: Banana Republic outlet
boyfriend khakis: Gap outlet
t-shirt: White House Black Market
belt: J.Crew
shoes: Sam Edelman
watch: Michael Kors
necklace: NeedSupply
song on my mix: Hold Heart by Emiliana Torrini

waverly by melissamenard
March 28, 2010, 8:25 pm
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When I lived in Philly, one of my favorite things to do was walk on Walnut Street. By the way, “walking on Walnut” sounds fancier than it actually is, when, shopping on Walnut is, in fact, as fancy as it sounds. Now that I live in NYC, I enjoy walking on Waverly Place. Much more quaint, much quieter and less shopping to lure me in. Plus, Cooper prefers Waverly. And apparently, so does Matthew Broderick. Stop. Stalking. Me. haha

dress: Lucca
boots: Chelsea Crew via Shoegasm
dog: Cooper, Miniature Poodle
song on my mix: The Wind by Amos Lee

No Hassle by melissamenard
March 24, 2010, 10:04 pm
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It’s a nice day in the park when you can hold your coat instead of wear it. Strolling around without a care in the world. Well, maybe one care: where the nearest Pinkberry is located in comparison to where your stomach is located. Shannon and I found one on this magnificent day and the experience was abs fab. I mean, just look at the rays of light shining behind us as we snack on mango and raspberry. Are you hungry yet?

shirt: Theme
slacks: J.Crew
belt: my moms from way back!
flats: Steve Madden
jacket: Gap
wooden bracelets
song on my mix: No Hassle by Robyn Feat. Diplo

If I were the sun way up there by melissamenard
March 22, 2010, 8:39 pm
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Warm days are here! Well they were here… and now it’s rainy and thundering. TWIST! Way to throw that at us.

This was my casual Friday outfit: denim, white button down and a cargo jacket.

jeans: Miss Sixty
jacket: J.Crew
shirt: Polo
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
scarf: Urban Outfitters
bag: Tylie Malibu
shades: RayBan
song on my mix: That’s How Strong My Love Is by Otis Reading