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Real vs. Deal: 2.8.16

Melanie

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Real: Bomber Jacket // Long Sleeve Tee // Sunglasses // White Distressed Jeans // Lace Up Booties// Deal: Bomber Jacket // Long Sleeve Tee // Sunglasses // White Distressed Jeans // Lace Up Booties//

Bomber jackets are a super hot trend right now, so it's no secret that every time I go to the mall I find myself lusting over the ones on the Nordstrom mannequins. However, after checking the price tag on this TopShop one, I knew I couldn't drop that kinda dough. I decided to scour the internet to find a more affordable option. I didn't stop there though-- I pieced an entire lust worthy on trend look together for you guys at a FRACTION of what those pricier brands would cost. The best part: This entire outfit is perfect to transition from winter right on into spring. Wearing white after Labor Day is not only 100% fine now, but is encouraged during the winter months, so go ahead-- save instead of splurge and look great while doing it!

I love hearing from you, so leave a comment below with your favorite "real vs. deal" item from my post! I love the lace up booties!

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Snow Day Shopping

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Faux Fur Parka // Scarf // Grey Sweater // Black Scoop Neck Tee // Green Sweater // Tan Booties // Maroon Pumps // Hunter Boots // Python Flats // White Purse

I may live in the Sunshine State, but I know that lots of you are currently dealing with snow in the north. While the roads have yet to be plowed, I thought you might like to do a little online shopping. I mean, you can only scroll through Instagram so many times before you need something else to do!

Above are some of my favorite finds. I have the $11 scarf and wear it all the time (I was even wearing it earlier today when I went to lunch). The green sweater comes in several other colors. I have it in cream and it is extremely soft. It's also long enough to wear with leggings. Tip: Go one size down and if you go with a light color it is a little sheer, so you may want to wear a cami underneath. The black scoop-neck tee is my FAVORITE now. I went back to Nordstrom to buy other colors and they were out of my size. I'm going to have to order more online. They are light weight and easy to throw on. They're also long enough in the back that they cover your butt, if you want to pair them with leggings.

Hope all of you getting pounded with snow are staying safe and warm!

Happy Shopping!

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Military Jacket + Giveaway with Lou Lou Boutiques

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Hat c/o Lou Lou Boutiques // Lipstick // Lip Liner // Earrings // Necklace // Rings // Military Jacket (similar: here and here) // Sweater // Black Pants (another pair I like: here)// Michael Kors Bag // Shoes (similar: here and here) // Nail Color

I hope your New Year is off to a great start! It's still hard to believe that 2015 has come and gone. Last year was the best/most challenging year of my life, thus far. Funny how life works: you can have the best year, but at the same time have it be one of the most challenging. I hosted a morning show in DC, had the time of my life with an amazing group of friends, managed to stay healthy (okay, healthy-ish), lived in my favorite apartment that I've ever lived in...yet to do so, I had to be away from my boyfriend and my family, work crazy hours and then ultimately get laid off. It's important to focus on the positives though, which is why I will still mark 2015 as my best year ever! If challenges are any sign of what's to come, then 2016 is gonna be AMAZE-BALLS! I have a good feeling. ;)

To kick off the New Year here on The Pretty Little Blog, I decided to team up with an awesome boutique for a giveaway! Lou Lou Boutiques, a clothing and accessories store, was kind enough to give one of my reader's the same Panama hat that I'm wearing in the pics above. I've been obsessed with the dark maroon/ox blood color as of late, so this hat has become a staple in my wardrobe.

To Enter the Panama Hat Giveaway:

1. Follow @ItsInstaMel and @LouLouBoutiques on Instagram

2. Comment below with what you'd like to see more of on ThePrettyLittleBlog.com in 2016!

GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

*UPDATE: Veronica Romanyuk you are the winner! Please watch your e-mail for a message from me. Congrats!*

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Black Friday Sales 2015: Complete Roundup

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2015blackfridaysales Thanksgiving has come and gone and chances are you're debating scouring the kitchen for leftovers or checking out some Black Friday deals online-- maybe even both! While I can't help you heat up your leftovers, I can help you with the latter. Black Friday deals are HERE and I've collected them all to help you cross off your Christmas list.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

EXPRESS

50% OFF EVERYTHING & FREE SHIPPING TILL NOON BLACK FRIDAY

FOREVER 21

UP TO 70% OFF

TOBI

50% OFF EVERYTHING TILL MONDAY (11/30)

USE CODE: THANKFUL50

REBECCA MINKOFF

25% OFF ALL ORDERS + FREE SHIPPING + UP TO 70% OFF SELECTED STYLES

VICTORIA’S SECRET

BUY ONE BRA AND GET 1 50% OFF

CODE: DOUBLEUP

SAM EDELMAN

30% OFF SITEWIDE

USE CODE: SAMGIVING

TOPSHOP

UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED ITEMS

H&M

UP TO 60% OFF

NORDSTROM

UP TO 50% OFF SELECT STYLES FOR ALL + FREE SHIPPING AND RETURNS

OLD NAVY

60% OFF HUNDREDS OF STYLES, 50% OFF EVEN MORE, 40% OFF EVERYTHING ELSE

RALPH LAUREN

UP TO 60% OFF + TAKE AN EXTRA 20% OFF ALREADY REDUCED STYLES ONLINE

USE CODE: TURKEY

J.CREW

30% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE + EXTRA 40% OFF SALE ITEMS

USE CODE: HOLIDAY

KATE SPADE

UP TO 70% OFF

*THIS IS WHERE THE PURSE I WEAR EVERYDAY IS FROM: SHOP MY EXACT BAG HERE!*

LOFT

40% OFF ALMOST EVERYTHING

USE CODE: BF40

MADEWELL

25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE

CODE: CALMDOWN

TRUE RELIGION

UP TO 40% OFF

URBAN OUTFITTERS

30% OFF, 40% OFF IF YOU SIGN UP TO BE AN URBAN ON MEMBER (SUPER EASY)

NIKE

EXTRA 25% OFF CLEARANCE AT NIKE.COM

USE CODE: GETOUTTHERE

ASOS

UP TO 60% OFF CASUAL LOOKS FOR MEN AND WOMEN

WANDERLUST + CO

UP TO 30% OFF SITEWIDE

FREE SHIPPING WHEN YOU SPEND $50 OR MORE

CODE: FRIDAY30

ANN TAYLOR

50% OFF EVERYTHING

USE CODE: CELEBRATE

ANTHROPOLOGIE

25% OFF EVERYTHING

CODE: SHOPTOIT

AMAZON.COM

30% OFF SELECT CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES, JEWELRY, AND WATCHES

USE CODE: 30BLACKFRI

BANANA REPUBLIC

½ OFF SWEATERS AND 40% OFF THE REST OF YOUR PURCHASE

*RESTRICTIONS APPLY

USE CODE: BRFRIDAY

DVF

ADDITIONAL 25% OFF

USE CODE: HOLIDAYFUN

DOLCE VITA

20% OFF + FREE SHIPPING

USE CODE: BLACK20

GAP

50% OFF EVERYTHING

*RESTRICTIONS APPLY

USE CODE: GAPFRIDAY

 

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Thanksgiving 2015- Black Faux Fur Vest

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1. Hat // 2. Faux Fur Vest // 3. Tunic (I wear this under sweaters a lot and let it peek out)// 4. Scarf // 5. Necklace (I wear this exact one EVERY day) // 6. Earrings // 7. Black Bag // 8. Fur Ball (Spotted this and loved how it matched my hat! Fur ball key chains are IN this season) // 9. Suede Booties (my go to fall shoes)// 10. Black Pants (these are like jeggings! SO COMFY! I have 5 pairs!)// 11. Lip Color (These liquid lipsticks stay on ALL day long. They're amazing.)

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

I hope that you're getting to spend today with your loved ones and that you're celebrating with lots of yummy food, annual traditions and yoga pants with an ever-expanding waistband.

I'm in St.Pete, FL spending the holiday with my boyfriend and my family. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous! Definitely a nice change from DC. Brian's mom and dad have been cooking all morning and we're planning on eating with his family around 4pm. I woke up early though to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I've always wanted to go and every Thanksgiving...while watching from the couch, I say that exact same thing. Something about the usually freezing hosts (it's warm today) and the way the celebrities lip-synch on floats, it's just SO Thanksgiving and I love it.

After eating Turkey and having southern-style dressing (aka their version of stuffing) with Brian's parents, we'll head over to my brother Michael's. Mike is a great cook and makes the most delicious/fattening mac-n-cheese EVER (Ladies-- he's single!). That's where round two and three will take place. Gluttony at its finest. My mom will be cooking enough food for an army and Brian will most likely ask me 15 times when it's going to be ready (probably three hours after they said it would be). Oh, how I love traditions.

While stuffing our faces and being with family is great, it's important to take time to reflect on what we're truly thankful for.

I thank God on the nightly basis for all of the blessings in my life, but I'd like to take the time now to thank some of the blessings themselves-- YOU ALL!

Thank you to every person who has messaged me via text, my blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat over the last year. I love reading all of your messages and comments, they bring me so much joy. Your words of wisdom have comforted me and your positivity is contagious. It's easy to think that all is wrong with humanity at times, but you guys have proved that isn't the case. You all are what's right. Thank you. You've been such a blessing.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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P.s. I'd love to hear what your favorite Thanksgiving tradition/food is! Leave it in a comment below!

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Fall Dress Under $50

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Happy fall! It seems kind of ironic to say "Happy fall" actually, because my fall hasn't really been all that happy. I got laid off from my job exactly one week ago from today. Thankfully, I have an amazing support system. Between my boyfriend (Brian), best friends, family, radio colleagues and amazing listeners, I've realized that getting laid off was/is a blessing. I'm going to post a separate blog post later this week with a life-update-- what my plan is now, if I'm staying in DC, etc. For now though, I'm focused on getting more content on here for you guys and enjoying my time with one of my best friend's, Brittany, who flew in to be with me during this transitional time.

As for this dress, I had to share it with you guys because it's under $50 and is so comfy! It's made of this stretchy cotton-like material. While it hugs your curves, it's still very flattering. I also love that it's longer and doesn't have a low-cut neckline, so while you could definitely wear it to happy hour--it's also proper to wear to the office.

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Insta Recap [10.29.15]

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Sunglasses // Scarf // Shirt (similar) // Jacket // Leggings // Booties (similar) // Rings

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Hat // Sunglasses // Necklace // Tunic // Lipstick

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Plaid Shirt // T-Shirt (similar) // Pants (similar) // Purse //Necklace (similar) // Watch // FitBit

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Fall Boho Chic

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Hat // Sunglasses (Inspired Pair: HERE) // Lip Color // Earings // Necklace // Dress (similar: HERE and HERE) // Bracelet // Rings // Fringe Bag (similar) // Heels

It's hard to believe that fall is almost here, but get your Starbucks cards ready-- because pumpkin spice lattes and sweaters are right around the corner. It's always tricky to figure out what to wear when you're enjoying a PSL, but it's 85 degrees out. This outfit though, is perfect for just that! This boho baby doll dress is colored perfectly for fall, but short enough for summer. Pair it with a wool floppy hat and you're right on trend for fall.

What's your favorite fall item to wear? Boots? Peacoats?

I love leather jackets and scarves!

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Real vs. Deal: 8.10.15

Melanie

RealvsDeal Prada Sunglasses // Deal "Prada Inspired" Sunglasses //  Steven Madden Booties // Deal "Steve Madden Inspired" Booties // Chloe Bag // Deal "Inspired Chloe" Bag // BaubleBar Gold "Mason" Ring // Deal "Inspired BaubleBar" Gold Ring

The saying, "ballin' on a budget" pretty much sums up my life right now and I'm okay with that. Except...I recently failed at life and splurged on a pair of Prada sunnies (pictured above). I know-- sticker shock, right?! While I love my sunnies and they're the only designer purchase I've ever made for myself, it still hurts a little every time I think about how much I spent on them. Especially because I found a pair that look IDENTICAL for less than the cost of a burrito bowl at Chipotle!...

I know it's okay to want the finer things in life and splurge every now and again, but I'm a realist and I know I REALLY can't afford a lot of the things I'd love in my closet. Brian (my boyfriend) always says I have "champagne taste on a beer budget".  So, I set out on a mission to find pieces inspired by the high-end designer labels I dream about, but that I can afford on my "beer budget".

Hopefully you find this post helpful and are able to shop without feeling guilty or breaking the bank! Let me know if you end up buying anything! I'm currently eyeing the $34.90 Steve Madden inspired booties-- perfect for fall.

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Pink Blouse + Graphic Skirt

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Skirt // Pink Blouse // Pink Heels // Stella & Dot Tassel Earrings (similar: here and here) // Lipgloss in "Fucia Oran" // Sunglasses // Black Clutch // Rings (similar: here and here) // Bracelet in "Gold Iridescent Drusy"

I have to start this post off by saying that I'm not usually a fan of pink, except for when it comes to lip colors. I recently went to a charity event for breast cancer though (DC Newsbash), and everyone was encouraged to wear pink. Needless to say, there is not a single pink outfit in my closet, so I took a trip to Nordstrom.

After trying on a few full-on pink dresses (which I felt very uncomfortable in), I decided maybe just a pink top would suffice, which is how I pieced together this look. Overall, this outfit worked out great, I had a lot of fun and the event was a success.

My favorite part of this look is the skirt. It's super light-weight and comfortable. The top isn't as breathable though (i.e. not meant for shooting photos outside on the hottest day of the year in DC! I was sweating my butt off!) and the shoes definitely need to be broken in before you go somewhere that you'll be standing all night. I took them off immediately when I got in the car. I did receive lots of compliments on them though, so that's a plus!

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P.s. The tassel earrings that I'm wearing in this post are from Stella & Dot. While they are no longer available (they must have just sold out), they currently have some AWESOME pieces! I'm doing an online trunk show with them. HERE is the link to shop it. My fave pieces are this ring and this bracelet.

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