Sunday, July 5, 2015

Weekend style

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend. We went to the beach super early yesterday to secure parking and a spot for our canopy. We had friends and family all staying in rooms down by the beach so we were able to spend the entire day laying out, under our canopy relaxing, swimming in the ocean, eating beach side, relaxing with family and friends then watching the amazing firerwork display put on by the city of Hollywood at Hollywood Beach, FL. 

Wanted to quickly post some of my end of the week and weekend fashion posts from Instagram. I will be online tomorrow updating more posts, adding links, and changing a few things to make the blog easier to follow and find items. Have a lovely Sunday Funday.

This lovely graphic tee was sent to me by Bohocircus. You can find them on Instagram at @bohocircus and on the web either on Etsy, or they recently have launched a website at Very kind ladies and lots of cute and stylish bohemian inspired clothing, decor and more. You won't want to miss checking out this site. Here I am wearing the Gypsea tee. I also have their bohemian definition tank, Texas roadtrip tee (below), and then have two more tops that should arrive tomorrow. I will be sure to share. If you enjoy my daily fashion and outfit posts be sure to check out my new IG account dedicated to my daily ootd and fashion posts with some home decor, vintage and bohemain finds, bargain scores and more. @cr8tivefashionwanderlust. 

Also wanted to share the other shirt sent to me by Boho Circus, this tee is the Texas Roadtrip or Welcome to Texas tee and is from their other shop which can be found on IG @Arosyoutlook. They have lots of cute Texas tees and Texas apparel items. Be sure to pass by and follow them as well as take a look at their link in their profile to the shop. I met these ladies through Etsy when ordering my first tank top, the Bohemian definition tank and was telling them about my job as a stylist along with my blog, then mentioned I would be visiting Texas. They were so kind to send me these two tees to post here and on my social media along with telling me some great spots to visit and for shopping while in Texas. As I mentioned above I have two more tops on their way, can't wait to share them,  and will be ordering some more items after vacation. This will be another upcoming blog post feature. Waiting for my new tops to arrive so I can post all my graphic tees and tanks at once. You can easily find all my graphic top collection on Instagram using the hashtag #melissastees. 

Here I am wearing a awesome graphic tank by O'Neill. I found these amazing $5 cami tanks that have the racer style straps or regular thin straps at Walmart. It has a lined bust area to make wearing light weight and white tanks with thin straps possible with out showing to much.  I paired this cute tank with my eBay find, kimono with tassel detail that I got for $7 and my favorite brand jeans, Silver Jeans Co, here I am wearing the Tuesday bootcut style with a distressed look. I am very excited to announce later this week some exciting news about the Silver Jeans Co. I am going to dedicate and entire post to showing some of my many styles and fits by this amazing brand. Also I will be going over the quality and why these jeans are my favorites. I can start now by telling you that this pair I have on above I have had for over a decade. I found these jeans on sale while looking for some ripped or distressed jeans. Back then it was hard to find distressed jeans and usually had to rip or cut them myself but I did find these. The fit is amazing and quality is above most brands of denim. I loved them so much I bought several pairs in a couple sizes since my weight fluctuates often. Keep an eye out next week, as well as on all my social media accounts for more Silver Jeans styles, info, promotions and more. I don't want to leave out the lovely necklace I am wearing here, I layered my feather necklace from eBay with this gorgeous raw citrine gem stone necklace by an amazing and talented Etsy seller, I added her store to my favorite shops in the side bar, her name is Adam Rabbit and you can follow her on Instagram @Adamrabbitjewelry, you will also find the same link to her shop in her Instagram profile. Bracelets are by another favorite jewelry designer and line I love by Lacey Ryan. You can also find her on Instagram at Laceyryaninc or in my favorite shops links here on my blog on the desktop version of blogger. Her website is and you can also find her collab with Maurices at I love Maurices and they also carry the Silver brand jeans in many styles. 

Above I am wearing a tee I got off Etsy from Sweet_T's. I will be adding a link to this post and my blog in the favorite shops. Was thinking of making a section with favorite tee shirt shops that way everyone who enjoys and loves my graphic tee collection can find the shops I get them from easier. She had a sale going on so I had to grab this tank, CrazyBeautifulLife and HauteMama tee then also scooped up a regular priced Hello Weekend tee. Shirts are nice quality and super fast shipping. Be sure to read the size guides because my tank is a medium since it's boyfriend fit but my tee shirts I had to order a XL and still have a more fitted look. I don't mind I like my tees and tanks all different fits and looks. I don't mind the tighter fitted look. They are adorable and made great additions for my collection. 

I paired this graphic tank with my Silver jeans capris in Santorini style. They have a slightly distressed look. Be sure to check out Silver Jeans on IG @Silverjeansco and will be adding to my favorite shops in side bar but for how the link to their website is Again tomorrow I will be logging on from my lap top to add clickable links, where you will see an underscored or underlined word or phrase that you can just click and will be directed right to the site or in some cases the item I am posting about. Love this feature but have been unable to do this when posting from my iPhone which I am doing now. 

Kimono is from Wet Seal and was an amazing deal at $9.76 on sale after promo codes. Purchased for my daughter and borrowed it for this day. Again hate to always be on the repeat but wearing Lacey Ryan necklace, it's the wish upon a feather lariat style gold chain, with feather charm from her collab with Maurices. Also have a ton of her amazing bracelets which I wear daily because they are great for mixing, matching and stacking. Also my Lokai bracelets. Anything with good energy or vibes is right up my alley.  Be sure to check out the Lokai site also. I have the limited edition Blue (water day) and Camo (WWF) along with the Classic. 

Another top by Sweet_T's on Etsy. This tee was not part of her sale but loved the color and gold graphic, plus who can resist a Hello Weekend tee?! Love the weekend. Almost got the hello summer tee but summer is well under way and scary to say getting close to the half way point. Makes me sad I want the summer to last six months. Love having my girls home and getting to spend quality time together. Here I paired this lovely graphic top with a crochet maxi skirt from Forever 21. It has a crochet detailed waist band with crochet inserts down the skirt, it is lightly lined on top half and has a zipper back. Love this bohemian style skirt and added my pineapple gold charm necklace from last season, Old Navy. Love my pineapples for summer. 

Above a photo of just some of the many different styles and looks of jeans, skirts, capris and shorts I have by Silver jeans Co. Again I have a post dedicated to the brand coming up this week, I have taken out all my jeans by them, and also other items like tanks, tees, jacket and vests. I am just waiting on my new boyfriend jeans to arrive then I will have the post up. Also working on some photos of different angles of the styles on, that way you can see how amazing they fit, even us ladies with some curves that are not super tiny, they really fit all types well. I find these to be amazing quality and the fit is great. Being almost 40 I think they are fabulous, they still have the stylish looks but can be worn be women of all ages and don't look like we are trying to dress like a teen still. Love that. Also love how they compliment and accentuate my curves. For sure no mom jeans here. But don't feel like I am trying to dress like my 16 year old either even though she does borrow a lot of my clothing lol. 

Above I have the Francy Skirt, Suki shorts, Tuesday bootcut and capris then the Santorini capris also. You will see many styles, cuts, lengths, waist fits from high, mid and low cut, along with leg cut, I have boot, straight leg, skinny and capri lengths also. Just can't say enough about these jeans and how they fit. If you know me you know about Silver Jeans because I live in their brand and am always asked what brand I am wearing. That's another reason why my news is so exciting. I don't think I can make it to the post later this week but I am trying my best. I have already leaked the news on my IG. 

Here I was putting together a outfit flatlay for ideas or inspiration for July 4th. We spent the day on the beach and I wore my new Triangl Brigette in the denim shades of blue with this skirt and the poncho for lounging beach side, or walking the board walk. I did end up changing into shorts but only because my skirt had gotten wet. 

I went with my Target muscle tank with red white and blue graphic. Also had a eagle graphic which I love. What represents America and the feeling of being free and freedom better than a Eagle. Paired it with the Francy mini skirt by Silver Jeans Co, and my American flag poncho my mom got me from Cracker Barrel. I have gotten a lot of wear out of this and can't tell you how many people stopped me yesterday and Memorial Day weekend to ask where I found this. It is a hit for sure. The accessories are a head band I ordered last year before Memorial Day weekend from a shop I found on Etsy called Itsy Bitsy bands, necklace is just a red, white and blue beaded necklace I got over the years at one of the many celebrations for our country. Then have this cute wrap that can be worn as a necklace or bracelet from Old Navy last spring. Hope everyone enjoyed their July 4th, I know we had one of the best in years. ✌️❤️๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

My epic weekend tank paired with my JCrew boyfriend jeans. Just ordered a new pair because my other pairs are too big. I can still wear them since boyfriend jeans look cute baggy but wanted a pair that had a more fitted look. These are amazing and I get so many people asking me about these jeans also on my social media. They have been on clearance for some time on the JCrew website and when I ordered these they had sizes 27,28 and 31 but after I ordered my pair of 27's and a pair of 28 I noticed all that was left was 27 and 30. These are the 27 and fit me perfect, the 28 is just slightly loose in the waist, I also have a 29 which is large I have to wear a belt or they fall down and can pull them down without I buttoning them but they are still worn often because they are so comfy. Every time I ordered they were on sale or clearance so haven't paid over $60 for a pair. Can't wait to try the Silver Jeans Boyfriend fit, basically the only style I haven't tried or own, and love the boyfriend fit.  The distressed look is amazing, just be careful putting them on, these are made of a lighter weight denim and the holes will rip easily. I always make sure to sit when putting them on so I don't put my foot through one of the holes, distressed and ripped jeans are my favorite and have been since I was a teen so I have mastered the many ways of taking care of them so they last long. I also wash them separately on cold, gentle cycle and hang to dry. Again jewels are by Lacey Ryan๐Ÿ˜˜

My outfit from the beach last night after laying out all day, I showered off and changed for the firework show. The fireworks display was amazing that the city of Hollywood put on off Hollywood beach. We had amazing seats on the beach just north of the barge they launch them from out in the ocean. It was by far the best seats and show we have been to in many years. I am wearing my tank from target from above and all same items only change was I had worn my Silver jeans skirt on all day on the beach with the poncho and it was wet, I ended up wearing these Vigoss jean shorts I wore for memorial day with the red, white and blue blinged out pockets. 

Last of all, everyone knows the saying, A Sunday well spent means a week of content. Always love to spend my sunday with my girls and family relaxing or just spending some quality time together. Today I am wearing my Sunday Funday tee I scooped up off eBay for under $15, love the v neck cut and it's very soft. Paired it with a tie dye blackish/gray and white maxi skirt from Forever 21 with a elastic waist and draw string to tighten with tassel detail, it also has a lovely crochet inlay down the skirt and at the bottom. Love this skirt. Has the crinkled look and is very bohemian, gypsy vibin. We know how much I love that style or look. Just so me. Unfortanletly for Instagram the lovely necklace was cropped out. It's also from forever 21 and looks like a large bangle with open front that you wear around your neck, on one side is a star charm and the other side a chain with a crescent moon. Bracelets are, hmmm I wonder lol, Lacey Ryan and Lokai. Again I can not say enough times how much I love the Lacey Ryan collection. I also really love how she did the line with Maurices which makes it easier and more affordable for everyone to own some of her designs. Her site the pieces are a little higher priced, but the quality and materials are higher end, but the maurices line is super affordable and they are just as gorgeous. She really is an amazing designer, also a very kind and inspiring woman. 

Happy weekend again, I will be working tomorrow on updating links and proofing more old posts, then I will be adding my Silver Jeans post also this upcoming week and we leave for our two week summer vacation. I will be blogging here and there when I have some down time on the trip. Also will have many photos on my photography and personal account. I also will be sure to post some photos on my fashion account and here of New Orleans and Texas. We are all so excited. We pick up our rental car on Wednesday night and leave early Thursday am. This week will be packing and preparing along with laundry and cleaning. I always like to leave my house spotless so when we return I feel welcomed and happy to be home. 

Have a great end of the weekend and fabulous Monday. ✌️❤️ XOXO


  1. I love your blog and Instagram. Checked out your hashtag and you have so many tee shirts. I am jealous. Best collection I have ever seen and I follow a lot of fashion bloggers and accounts you have them beat for sure. I have a question, do you have your clothing altered? Everything looks like it was made for you, I know you have mentioned you are larger busted but have a smaller waist, I have to say your clothes fit you amazing. You look gorgeous in all your photos. Also girl, you can wear a T-shirt like no other, when I wear a tee I look like a boy or like I am going to the gym. You make a tee shirt look amazing. Thank you for sharing and excited to see photos from your vacation along with all your new clothes. I am inspired by your amazing style

  2. This blog is incredible. I don't know why you are always apologizing and saying you are going to improve it, I follow many blogs and yes there are some higher end style blogs by well know bloggers but for an everyday mom and woman you have an amazing blog. I follow a lot of ladies online and your blog is comparable and to me even cooler because you are so down to earth. You aren't stuck up or full of yourself, bragging or boasting ever and very kind. All your photos are authentic and original as well as your style. I wish I lived close by and could be your friend because I would kill to have you as a shopping buddy and to borrow some clothing from. Amazing