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    A Mint Moment

    20130914-192157.jpgI’m feeling Minty Fresh this evening (sorry I had to use that line!) all thanks to my new mint peplum top I found at Lord & Taylor today for…$7! Yes people, this gorgeous peplum was originally $50 and I got it for $7, that’s the joy of shopping on the clearance rack!

    I’m off to a night out in the Big Apple, and since the weather is getting a little chilly this evening, I opted to dress up my favorite pair of jeans from Hollister (from when I was in high school!) with my new peplum top, a classy and simple black boyfriend blazer by LC by Lauren Conrad for Kohls, Anne Klein heels and my trustee quilted and studded Rebecca Minkoff bag!

    I truly have fallen in love with this Rebecca Minkoff bag. It’s great for a night out because for one, it looks like the classic and chic Chanel quilted flap over bag for a fraction of the price (Compare the Minkoff at $395 to the Chanel at $5,000, easy decision). I also love this bag because it has enough room for all the essentials for a night out; makeup, charger, spare shoes, wallet & perfume, what else could a girl on the go ask for!

    In addition to my love for my Rebecca Minkoff bag, I have a slight obsession with these Anne Klein heels if you hadn’t already noticed. It’s hard to find a stylish and comfortable pair of heels and these are it! I got them at the end of the summer sale at Lord & Taylor and I loved them so much I bought them in hot pink as well. They are great to wear to work or for a night out like tonight and the best part is I can walk all around Manhattan in these without a single wince or complaint, now that’s almost unheard of from a woman in heels!

    Happy Saturday fashionistas!
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    Shop my OOTD:
    Peplum Top: Lord & Taylor $7
    Jeans: Hollister $20
    Blazer: LC By Lauren Conrad at Kohls $35
    Bag: Rebecca Minkoff ‘Affair’ at Saks $395
    Heels: Anne Klein $22 at Lord & Taylor

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    Denim & Lace Look

    20130911-074614.jpgThere’s nothing I love more than mixing and matching different textures and fabrics into a look that is all my own! In true Melissa style, today’s outfit is not just chic but also cheap.

    I found this lace knit top for $7 at Nordstrom Rack this past week and fell in love. It’s perfect for a casual look on the weekends with a pair of jeans or shorts as well as a great piece to pair with a simple black skirt for work.

    I’m always trying to stay fashionable yet professional at the office so I try to mix fun, trendy pieces with a classic staple that goes with everything, like this black bandage skirt from Guess.

    This skirt has lasted me since freshman year of college when I first scored it half off at Bloomingdales, and has definitely lasted the test of time. I’ve worn it to interviews, nights out with the girls and now to work!

    A wise Rachel Zoe once said to invest in the pieces that are staples…pieces that won’t fade from season to season. I think this is one of the best fashion rules of all time. A chic blazer, pencil skirt, great pair of skinny jeans aren’t going anywhere anytime soon!

    Today’s outfit of the day mixed my black skirt, lace top and my Old Navy denim vest that is a fun item to through over any outfit to give it that fun, young vibe. It instantly transformed this outfit from cute and professional to sassy and stylish!
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    Today’s OOTD:
    Top: $7 Nordstrom Rack
    Skirt: Guess $30 Bloomingdales
    Vest: $20 Old Navy
    Heels: $22 Anne Klein
    Bag: Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy

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