facing my fears with a pencil skirt

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | 1 comments

top: club monaco (recent) // skirt: joe fresh (older but very similar below) // bag: banana republic // watch: c/o bulova // heels: zara (older) // lipstick: NARS in heatwave

You know what's awesome? It's NOT Monday! We Canadians were treated to a nice long weekend and was it ever needed. It was the perfect weekend to hang out with friends, unwind and just enjoy the amazing weather we had. Luckily for me, I only have a 3 day week! I'm already looking forward to my Friday off! 

Ok, on to the outfit, I've had this skirt for a while and I LOVE it but I'm very self conscious in it. If you've noticed, I'm not a big fan of anything that clings to my body unless they're jeans due to the fact that my hips don't lie.... they really don't haha. I went a little out of my comfort zone and wore it and believe it or not, felt pretty damn good in it! Yay for some body confidence! I need some because I haven't been feeling the greatest in that department thats for sure. I'm getting there though! I've been working out and I'm starting spin on Wednesday with the bf. Gotta look good for the next couple weeks! Lots of exciting things happening soon!

Have a great Monday Tuesday! 

off the shoulder

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | 3 comments

top: topshop // skirt: h&m // heels: zara // necklace: tiffany & co // watch: marc by marc jacobs 

I have a tiny confession to make....
I actually have this top in 3 colours, I got it black first and it was all downhill from there. I just love the look of it and it's extremely flattering in my opinion. Also, this is probably my millionth midi skirt but I can't stop and quite frankly... won't stop. The midi skirt is so fun and can easily be dressed up or down. 

In other news, there are a lot of changes that will happen around here soon and although I can't mention too much right now I am so excited for this new chapter in my life. Cheers to that!

Happy Wednesday! 

festival style

Monday, 27 July 2015 | 0 comments

dress: american eagle outfitters (recent) // hat: old navy (old) // shoes: aldo (old) 

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Calgary's Folk Music Festival and it was a ton of fun! It was my first time and I wasn't sure how I would like it since folk music isn't really my thing but it turned out to be great! To my surprise, it was a HUGE festival and so well done. My friend and I ate yummy Mexican food, drank some sangria and listened to the music under the stars. I love events that bring the city together, I'll definitely be attending next year!  

In true Mel fashion, I saw this event as an opportunity to dress in my best festival attire. I saw this dress in the window at AE and literally gasped over how perfect it was. I loved it so much i wanted it in the other colour but had to resist. This dress was the perfect thing to wear to the festival. I was in love with it so much I wore it pretty much the entire weekend... NO REGRETS! 

Have a wonderful Monday everyone... hopefully it goes by quickly! :)