Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year & Year In Review

Happy New Year everyone I hope you have a great night! I am going to make this short as my family is on a vacation in Massachusetts (more info to come on this in another post). I wanted to thank everyone for being apart of Melchicmay and my crazy adventurous this past year. It was a crazy ride and I love being able to document my life with you. I created a video to look back on all the memories I have from 2015! I did this last year and so I wanted to keep the tradition going. 

I want to wish everyone a great 2016 and I will be posting my resolution for the year soon ;) 

On that note HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Holiday Party 2015: Plaid Themed

Every year my family throws a holiday party at our house (Check out last years post here)! This years theme was plaid. So we tried to add touches of plaid throughout the house. Also everyone wore plaid to the party to make it extra fun. We had a great time celebrating the holidays with family and friends. We ate lots of desserts, caught up with friends & played lots of games! In today's blog post I am going to share with you everything related to this plaid themed party from recipes to decor! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Steal Vs Splurge: J Crew Excursion Vest

I am going to keep today's post short and sweet as I am SO tired from yesterdays holiday party. I took the day to pretty much relax. Anyways I wanted to share a SUPER close dupe for the J Crew Excursion Vest and the price is so good! I wanted to share this really good fine as I have been loving puffer vest lately. 

Check back tomorrow for a fun post all about the holiday party!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015

I wanted to share with you guys what I got for Christmas this year! I posted this same thing last year for Christmas so I thought it would be fun to do the same things again this year and maybe make this a tradition! I really enjoy filming these videos and I hope you enjoy. On that note I am headed to bed as I am SO tired after spending the whole night baking for our big holiday party tomorrow night ;) 

Christmas Q/A Video


To celebrate Christmas I wanted to answer some fun questions related to my families Christmas and the holidays! I found this tag on MissCrystal's Youtube channel and thought I would film this fun video! I hope you enjoy this different post and learn a little bit more about me. I posted something similar to this last year however last years was not a video and a lot of the questions are different. Also I hope everyone had a great day and I will be back here tomorrow (actually later today) with another video showing you what I got for Christmas this year! 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas From Melchicmay

I am going to keep this short & sweet but I just wanted to wish everyone a VERY Merry Christmas! I am loving the weather this holiday season is bringing. I made a digital holiday card which you can watch bellow as my way of thanking all of you for supporting this blog. Well I will let you go as I have to get read for church but once again happy holidays ;)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Current Favs

I have a few things I have been loving lately and wanted to share with you. I cant believe tomorrow is already Christmas Eve. I hope everyone has an amazing holiday & make sure you check back for some fun holiday posts that will be going up in the next few days! 

Monogram Baseball Hat: I think I am going to have to order myself a monogram baseball hat! I mean it combines baseball hats & monogram which I love both. I came across this hat while browsing through Tuckernuck the other day and fell in love with it! 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

I hope everyone had a fun & productive weekend to finish up all your Christmas shopping! If not you still have a few more days to get your last minute gifts. Today I am sharing with you my last gift guide for this season which is all about last minute stocking stuffers. Stocking Stuffers can some times be left until the last minute, so today I am rounding up some affordable and unique gift ideas to finish off your gift giving! Hopefully today's stocking stuffer gift guide will give you some great ideas as for what to get all the people on your list! 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Holiday Lookbook 2015

I am SO excited to share with you my holiday looks I put together for this year! I decided to create a fun "lookbook" with all the outfits to do something a little different on the blog in place of a bunch of pictures! I am really happy with the way it turned out and I hope you enjoy it ;) 

PS: In case you were wondering where yesterdays post was it was because I was to busy getting this done! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winter Break Bucket List

With my winter breaking being so long I want to make sure to savor every minute and get as much done as I can! So I created a fun bucket list of things to do over break and I thought I would share it with you. I actually got this idea from Carly over on the College Prepster! I would love to know whats on your holiday bucket list. I just think it's a fun way to enjoy the time off, but it's not the end of the world if not everything is completed!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Home For Break, Updates & Post Schedule

Today's post is going to be strictly informative with lots of different updates as to what has been going on and what is to come! 

1st: I am officially home for the holidays and I have finished my first semester of college (#crazy)! It was a crazy busy first semester but I wouldn't change it for anything. I meet some amazing friends, learned a lot about myself, and joined some amazing organizations. I am so happy I decided to join a sorority & I also found a career based club centered around my major that I love. I fell in love with my major (Hospitality) even more then I would have ever imagined. Finally, I loved dorming and I can't wait to see what next semester has in store! On a some what related note I think I am going to try and post more college related content from things like majors, dorm life, etc. 

2nd: My plan is to blog everyday while on break as I have more time to spend blogging. Last year I blogged the whole month of December so this year I am going to try to blog everyday until the end of my break which is almost a month! 

3rd: I am super excited about some of the holiday posts I have planned so stay tuned for that. Though I also would love your input as to what type of things you would like to see ;) 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Gift Guide 2015: Luggage & Handbags

A nice high quality handbag can make for the perfect gift so I have rounded up some of my favorite brands below! I tried to include some unique brands and styles to change it up a bit! I also included some pieces of luggage as well because if you love to travel then a good suitcase is a must ;)

Gift Guide 2015: Outerwear

I can't believe that Christmas is almost two weeks away! It seems like it was just yesterday that it was December 1st. I am going to wrapping up the gift guides tonight or tomorrow and posting the last of them. I apologize that I could not get these up faster but I have just been too busy with school! Though their is still plenty of time to buy your Christmas gifts and hopefully these gift guides have been making it easier. 

Today I am sharing with you an outerwear gift guide because nothing says Christmas like getting a nice new coat! This gift has something for every weather climate at all different prices!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Gift Guide 2015: Outdoors

It might surprise you but I am a girl who loves to spend time outdoors as much as I do getting dressed up and fancy! So I thought it would be fun to share a outdoor gift guide with you guys for something a little bit different. I think any one who enjoys the outdoors would love anything from this list. I know I love my PFG, CamelBak and North Face backpack

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Friday Favs

I realized it has been almost a month since I have posted a Friday Favs which is sad because I love doing these posts! So I am back with another one today with lots of random little favorites I had to share with you guys ;) On another note happy Friday and I hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Kelly In The City Winter Guide: Kelly this winter guide is perfection. It literally looks like a professional catalog you would get in the mail! Check it out she as some amazing gift guides that are probably way better then mine. 

Gift Guide 2015: Jewelry

If their is one gift you can never go wrong with for a girl it's jewelry. I think jewelry is the BEST go to gift because it can be sentimental and it's useful plus you don't have to worry about sizing. Jewelry is also great because you can spend tons of money or not a lot of money on a piece of jewelry depending on your budget. In today's gift guide I tried to include simple classic pieces that I think any girl would love to get as a gift. I know I am in LOVE with this Tiffany bracelet as I just discovered you can monogram it (I want this really bad now as I love anything monogram)! What is on your jewelry wish list?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Gift Guide 2015: The Perfect Vest

If their is one thing I can't live without in the winter it's definitely my puffer vests! I love them because they go with everything, look super cute, and they also keep you really warm. I have a black, navy & white vest but basically I would love a vest in every color of the rainbow! So I thought it would be fun to round up my favorite vests in all different colors and prices as I think a puffer vest would make for the perfect gift for anyone. I hope you enjoy this gift guide and I also would love any suggestions for other gift guides. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Gingham & Blanket Scarf

Today I am sharing an outfit I wore while I was home over Thanksgiving break which is crazy to think that was almost two weeks ago, because I only have a week left of school! I kind of just through this outfit together and surprisingly I love the combination of paring the gingham and plaid blanket scarf together. I wore this outfit to a family dinner so I paired it with ridding boots to give a bit of a dressy look. Though you could always wear red Hunters or duck boots for a more casual look!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know mine was fun as I spent the weekend relaxing with friends. I went to a basketball game, watched a movie, polar plunged into the FREEZING COLD water (more to come on that) & slept in ;) 

Button Down: Talbots (similar) / Jeans: Gap / Boots: Sam Edelman (similar) / Scarf: Target (similar) (similar) / Tote: L.L. Bean / Earrings: Miadora / Ring: Target (similar) / Watch: Daniel Wellington 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Gift Guide 2015: For Him

Lets face it men can be impossible to shop for so I wanted to give you lots of time to get the perfect gift! I really think that this gift guide has something for everyone from causal Pajamas, to a tie for work! It's all about what his style is but I hope today's gift guide can get your ideas flowing ;) 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Gift Guide 2015: My Wish List

As it gets closer and closer to the end of the semester my excitement for the holidays is growing! I can't wait to be home for almost a month to celebrate Christmas! Of coarse I am also SO excited to spread some holiday cheer here on Melchicmay. Last year I created lots of different gift guides for everyone on your list. I had so much fun doing this last year that I am continuing the tradition this year! So to kick of the 2015 gift giving season I am sharing with you my wish list for Christmas this year!! I would love to know what is on your wish list?! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Black Friday Haul 2015

Guys can you believe it's already December 1st? I know I can't believe it's already December. I only have two more weeks of school and then I am done with my first semester of college which is CRAZY to me! With that being said I have TONS of fun holiday posts I have planned however things might be a bit off schedule until I am done with all my classes and exams! I am going to try to get my gift guides all up this week so you guys can use them when buying gifts. 

Today I wanted to share a haul of everything I got on Black Friday with you! I know this is kind of late but that is what happens when you procrastinate your final paper for your class. I would love to know what great deals you got down below in the comments!