Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday Shopping

I had the perfect summer weekend including going to the beach, watching a movie at the drive-in and playing golf! The weather was perfect and finally we had a weekend with no rain. I am ending the weekend with a fire and s'mores. My two favorite stores Lilly and Vineyard Vines have been coming out with some super cute new arrivals for the summer that I am in love with. Lilly came out with a new collection bringing back some older patterns and they are so dang cute. If you enjoy online browsing as much as I do then I think you will love this week's items!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Life Update: I Graduated & I'm Back

Hey y'all I am back today to share with you what I have been up to in the last few months. I also filmed a video too which you can watch below. I have been pretty busy the past few months but I have more time on my hands now and I felt like posting today so here we are. The most important update is I officially graduated from college a few weeks ago!! So I have been busy the last few months finishing up school, packing up, moving home, and applying for jobs. As of right now I am home and doing lots of job hunting and interviews. This is the first time in a very long time I have a little more free time on my hands. I have been enjoying it and this is the perfect time to start blogging more consistently now. I also want to be able to share with you my job journey and experiences with you as things progress. For now, I am doing some work and also trying to enjoy my free time. I am going to Florida for a week next Monday which I am excited about. Tomorrow I will be sharing an outfit post from about a month ago I never posted. I also wanted to share a few graduation pictures with you below. Thank you to all of you for sticking around throughout the years.


 




Saturday, April 6, 2019

All American: Ralph Lauren Flag Sweater

I am so excited to share this classic outfit I wore to work yesterday. I wasn't sure if the white pants were appropriate yet but I decided to just wear them because it has finally been feeling like spring the last day or so. Today was SO nice outside! I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Yesterday I had dinner with family and today I had a senior brunch with my sorority which is crazy that I am almost done with college. On that note sorry the past few weeks I have not been posting as much I have been pretty busy every night applying to jobs. 

I bought this sweater at a Ralph Lauren outlet this past winter and I am in love with it. It is so classy and it reminds me of summers on Nantucket! If you have a Ralph Lauren outlet around you check it out because this sweater was from the boy's department and it was like half the price of the women's version. I got it in the largest boys size and it honestly fits perfectly and you would never know it is not a women's size. 


Sweater: Ralph Lauren (Cream version) / Jeans: Vineyard Vines / Flats: Tory Burch / Purse: Tory Burch / Earrings: Kate Spade / Necklace: Kate Spade 


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday Shopping

Happy Saturday everyone!! So far I have spent the day sleeping in, looking for jobs and later I am grabbing dinner with a friend. I had a pretty tiring week so I am taking it easy today and relaxing. Last night I did some shopping for some needed items at Sephora and a went out to dinner with my parents. I LOVE looking at new items online and scrolling through my favorite sites. So when I find some items I totally am in love with I have to share them. This weeks Saturday Shopping has some items I am totally drooling over including these pom pom flats and alligator patterned Lilly dress! If you can't tell from the color theme I am 100% ready for summer ☀️ 

J Crew Bow Flats  / Lilly Pulitzer Maisie Shift Dress / Leopard Cadigan / Lilly Pulitzer Preston Dress / PB Lilly Pulitzer BeddingRuffle T-Shirt / Soludos Pom Pom Mule 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Scallops and Vineyard Vines Sperry's

It has been over a month since I posted my last outfit post! This use to be the only thing I would blog about but to be honest my outfits are not super exciting because I pretty much wear yoga pants to class or work clothes to my internship. I am super excited to share this outfit though because I am loving this scalloped detailed sweater I picked up on major sale from J Crew Factory. I paired it with my Vineyard Vines Sperry's I got for Christmas which I have not been able to wear yet because of the weather! I wore this outfit on my flight to Florida last week and it was the perfect look to travel in. 

I hope everyone is doing well. Long time no update from me. Nothing too exciting to report on which I guess is good. Just the usual school, work, etc Though I am almost done with school so most of my nights have been spent job searching (ugh) 😑  

 

Sweater: J Crew Factory / Jeans: J Crew Factory / Shoes: Vineyard Vines Sperry's / Bag: Tory Burch / Earrings: Kate Spade 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

First Impressions & Review: Revlon One Step Volumizer Hair Dryer

I purchased this hair dryer at Ulta after I kept hearing it talked about on social media and YouTube. After LoneStar Southern posted a video about it I decided to give it a try for myself. I always want to get the look of a fresh blow-dry but it never turns out so this product interested me. I filmed this right after I bought it and I have now had it for about a month and I still really love it. I even got my mom to try it! I go in depth about the pros/cons in the video below but all in all I think this product is worth the hype! I would love to know your thoughts on this product if you have used it. 


Revlon Hair Dryer

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Important Dates & Collaborations

Over the past few weeks there has been some excited announcements from some of my favorite brands and I wanted to share all the information with you so you don't miss out on these amazing collaborations! Which one are you most excited for? 

1. Vineyard Vines for Target 
Last week Vineyard Vines announced they are collaborating with Target and will be releasing a lifestyle collection for the whole family in Target stores and Target.com on May 18th. It will be interesting to see what items they sell and if it ends up turning into another collaboration fail where they sell out of the items in seconds and people just resell it on Ebay. Check out all the details here. Plus how cute is this video they released on social media for the announcement?! 


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

February Book Review: Girl Wash Your Face

At the beginning of January I shared a book review from the books I read from the month of December and I really enjoyed writing the post so I am back today with a book review from the book I read from the month of February. I am trying to get better at reading more books just for "fun" because I have not done it in forever. In December I got a few books to read on vacation and I really loved getting into a good book. I didn't really read a book in January but February I picked up this book Girl Wash Your Face By Rachel Hollis. It is a self help / motivation read. I will probably try to switch off every month between this type of book and more of a "beach read". I wanted to get this book review up because Rachel just launched her second book today in response to this book. It is called Girl Stop Apologizing and I can't wait to read it! 


Overview: This book is a self help / motivational book about lessons Rachel has leaned over the years. Each chapter starts with a lie she believed about herself and then the chapter talks about why she believed it and how she came to realize the lie was false. She talks about things like weight, overcoming hard times, relationships and just things most women face. 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday Shopping: Spring Wish List

This is the time of year that I get SO SICK of the cold weather and snow and I start to crave wearing summer clothes. Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines have the cutest pieces right now for the upcoming warm months or even spring break. I basically could break the bank if I wanted to with how many things I am loving but I guess I should save my money. I am leaving for spring break in about a week and I am SO excited to enjoy some warmer weather in Florida! What are you spring break plans? 
 


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Haul

I am finally getting around to sharing a formal haul of what I purchased from the Lilly Pulitzer After Party sale that happened at the beginning of January. I got some super cute items that I wanted to share with you. It took me almost a month to get everything in the mail and then I had some issues this past week uploading the video but it is finally here and I am so excited to share it with you! The sale happens twice a year and the one after the new year always has some pretty good items. I am happy to report I was able to pick up everything I was hoping to. I would love to know what items you purchased from this sale. 


Saturday, February 16, 2019

President's Weekend Sale Roundup

With it being a long holiday weekend a bunch of stories have some pretty good sales going on right now especially J Crew and Vineyard Vines. So I rounded up my top sales with the coupon code you will need at check out. It is a great time to buy some needed/wanted items before spring breaks rolls around! I know I found a few cute items from J Crew I am thinking about. I sadly do not have off for for President's day but if you do enjoy the extra long weekend. If you end up shopping any of the sales let me know what cute items you score. 

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Abercrombie // 50% off select styles 
Ann Taylor // 40% off with code SOSWEET 
Country Club Prep / 25% off with code VDAY25 
Gap // 40% off with code GREAT
J Crew // 40% off with code YESPLEASE 
J Crew Factory // 60% off no code needed  
Kate Spade // 30% off sale with code MORELOVE 
Kendra Scott // 25% off sale items with code YAY25
Land's End // 40% off with code FAMLY pin 4126  
L.L. Bean // 25% off with code BEAN25
Loft // 40% off with code XOXO
Old Navy // 50% off no code needed  
The Impeccable Pig // 25% off sale items with code USA25
Vineyard Vines // 30% off sale items with code WINTER19

Thursday, February 14, 2019

January Favorites

Happy Valentine's Day everyone 💝! I hope you had a fun day celebrating with someone special. I went out to dinner with my family. Sorry I have been MIA over here since February hit but I knew this month was going to be CRAZY. My work schedule is really busy, school is picking up a bit and this past week I had recruitment for my sorority. I can't believe February is almost half over already this month is flying by. I have a bunch of post ideas I want to publish so hopefully I start finding a bit more time to post. I wanted to share with you my favorite items from the month of January. I know this is a few weeks late but I have a ton of fun products I wanted to share with you. I would love to know what products you have been enjoying lately!


Spin Classes / Pitaya Cubes / Sunbutter Cups / L.L. Bean Slippers / Ann Taylor Coat / Relief Wrap Ultra / Eccolo Planner / DW Home Candle / Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter / IT Cosmetics Eye Cream / Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Cream / Revlon One Step Hair Dryer

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

With Valentines Day in only a few weeks I wanted to share a gift guide with ideas for what to get friends, sisters, or if the significant other in your life needs some ideas. This is one of my favorite gift guides to make mainly because I love all things pink and red! The colors are so happy and cheerful. I think I have said this before in years past but I really love Valentine's Day. I think it is a great time to treat yourself and take time for you! It is also the perfect opportunity to have a fun night with friends if you don't have a date. Let me know what fun plans you have for Valentine's Day in the comments!

Vineyard Vines PJ Pants / J Crew Factory Sweater / LL Bean Slipper / Sugarfina Gummies Face Roller / Lilly Pulitzer Water Bottle / Drunk Elephant Baby FacialTuckernuck Scarf / Naked Cherry Eyeshadow / J Crew Lace Top / Champaign Flute / KJP Bow DressLongchamp Tote / YSL Lipstick / Woodhouse Day Spa Gift Card / Tuckernuck Tassel Earrings  

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Weekly Wellness: Autoimmune Health Update

Today I am sharing a health update video as it has been a few months since I last posted an update! I am planning on sharing a few more related topics in the next week weeks with relation to my health including a video about my medications I am on. For right now the doctors are leaning toward Fibromyalgia as the possible condition. Watch the video below to get all the details! Feel free to share your health story in the comments.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Plaid Scarf & Patagonia Vest

This is a pretty basic look but it is definitely what I wear pretty much the whole winter. Scarfs and a vest are a staple for me! I wore this to work the other week and gots lots of complements on this look.  I have had this Patagonia vest for a few years now and I love how warm it is. As for the scarf you can never go wrong with plaid. 

 

Sweater: J Crew Factory / Jeans: J Crew Factory / Vest: Patagonia / Scarf: Boutique / Purse: Tory Burch / Shoes: Jack Rogers 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday Shopping

Earlier this month I did a blog post sharing some recent items I had found while searching the Internet. I really liked doing the post and I love reading these types of posts from other bloggers so I thought I would share with you another roundup of some recent items I have discovered from other bloggers and simply by looking. A few of these items I have purchased while some will remain on my wish list. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Mine has been pretty lazy but I am not complaining about it. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Current TV Show Obsessions & Life Updates

Little Life Update... 
Hey guys I have been spending the last week getting lots of things checked off my to-do list in preparation for a new semester that started today! I had my last first day of school today which is crazy to think about. I am feeling excited for the semester as I don't think it will be too hard. I am also excited to get back into a routine and be able to create a blogging schedule around my classes. This past weekend was a total snow storm so I stayed inside most of the weekend any was lazy. I did get together with some friends which is always fun! I have been starting the job search process which has been harder than I thought it would be. Definitely time consuming so I am glad I am starting now! Finally I tried out a spin class last week and just took my second class tonight and I am loving it. I have done cycling before but not at a studio that only offers spin. I am loving the energy of the class and it makes me feel so good after. The most important thing is it doesn't hurt my back 🙌🏻

Been posting more on Instagram follow me @missmelaniemay 😊

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Weekend Getaway: Niagara On The Lake

This past weekend we spent the night in Niagara On The Lake as a celebration for my sister's birthday that was last week! We had an amazing time and I wanted to recap the weekend. Being so close to Canada it was the perfect weekend mini trip. It was really cold but we still had lots of fun and ate way too much. I think going back in the fall or spring would be fun! It was my first time in Niagara On The Lake but I would for sure go back again. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Perfect Winter Accessory: Look M Shawl

It has been so long since I posted an outfit post but I am so excited about this outfit I am sharing. I bought this Look M shawl wrap after Christmas and I am obsessed with it. It comes in a bunch of different colors and it makes any simple outfit look so cute. I think this red color adds such a great pop of color! I also bought my first pair of hoop earnings recently. I found these at J Crew and they are so light I forget that I am wearing them.

 

T-Shirt: J Crew Factory / Shawl Wrap: Look by M / Jeans: J Crew Factory / Boots: Jack Rogers / Necklace: Kate Spade / Earrings: J Crew 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Recent Shopping Finds

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We are spending the weekend in Canada celebrating my sister's birthday that was this past week. We went out to dinner tonight and had an amazing meal. I think I will probably end up sharing about our mini trip to Niagara on the Lake in another blog post. For today though I am sharing some items I have come across recently online and while shopping that I really loved. None of these items I own but a few are on my wish list now!

 


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Cruise Packing Essentials

Today I am sharing a packing list with things specific for going on a cruise. Obviously this packing list does not include everything but these are items I packed for my cruise that I thought were good to have! Some of the items are a bit random so you might not think of these things right away. I also filmed a video to go along with this post which will be up tomorrow (I will link it below)! Let me know in the comments if there are other things to add to this cruise packing list. 
 


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Royal Caribbean Cruise Photos & Beginner Cruise Guide

Before Christmas I went on my first cruise with family and we all had such a fun time! I had wanted to try a cruise so when we found one right before Christmas and it just happened to work out with all our schedules we decided to go for it. My grandparents are close enough to Port Canaveral that we could drive to it so it worked out great. I didn't know totally what to expect but it was tons of fun. I am going to share a little bit about the cruise and share some pictures. However I filmed a video that goes into great detail about cruising 101 tips! So be sure to check that out below if you want to know more about the super specific details of the cruise. I think the video is really helpful if you have never been on a cruise before and have lots of questions like I did! I go over everything from check-in, food & beverage, excursions, dress code and more. 

Basics Of Our Trip: 
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean 
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas 
Stops: Nassau and Coco Cay (We didn't end up making it to Coco Cay because of weather which was a bummer)  
Length of Cruise: 4 nights 
Time of year: Week before Christmas  
Transportation: Flew to Florida and then drove to the port 
Port: Port Canaveral 


Pool Deck 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

December Book Reviews

As I mentioned in yesterdays new years goals post I want to start reading more "fun" books each month. I have not read outside of school books in forever like probably a few years. When I was on vacation this past month I read two really good books and it made me want to keep reading more this year. To keep myself accountable I thought I would share a review of the books I read at the end of each month. I also would love your recommendations for books to read! 



Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

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PSA for all my fellow Lilly lovers they announced today the winter after party sale is happening Monday January 7th - Tuesday January 8th. It is starting at 8:00 a.m. and going until midnight on Tuesday. This is the smaller after party sale compared to the one at the end of the summer. The sale is shorter but their are usually some amazing deals! Can't wait to shop the sale soon.  



Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018 Reflection and 2019 Goals



As the new year begins I always reflect back on the past year and also set goals for myself in the new year. There are so many mixed feelings about new years resolutions but there is something refreshing I find about refocusing on goals after the busyness of the holidays. Yes, you can set goals any time of year but there is something so hopeful about the new year that I love.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2018 Highlights

Happy 2019 everyone! I had a very chill night ringing in the new year as I am still trying to get over a cold as is the rest of my family. We went out to dinner and then watched movies at home. I had the last few weeks off of work and I am on break from school so I have had nothing to really do. It has been SO nice to stay in my PJS half the day and not feel bad about it. I guess having a cold this past week was the best time for it to happen. I am excited for the new year and everything it will bring! 

I am going to do another post reflecting on 2018 and setting some goals for 2019 but today I wanted to kick off the year sharing with you some of my favorite moments from the past year through some pictures. I think it is a fun way to look back on the year and remember all the things I was able to do! I traveled a ton and had some pretty amazing experiences. I would love to know what your favorite memories of 2018 were!

Visited my friend in Dallas