The First Day of Spring | Spring Style

O So Chic Spring Style

Today is the first day of spring! With the temps reaching the 80º in NYC this week, it’s high time to bring out those bright, flirty dresses and equally chic shoes & accessories.

How to: Reduce Stress in Your Life

Choosing your outfits in advance saves precious time in the morning

We live in a time where people expect us to be “on” and “connected” 24 hours a day. It often seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that is expected of us, and still have time to relax and enjoy ourselves. Well, it is possible to do it all, it […]

Weekend Style | Green Galore for St. Patrick’s Day

St. patrick's day green style fashion beauty shoes makeup nails

Coincidentally, I’m always inspired to wear a little bit of green when St. Patrick’s Day is approaching. With mint-colored polish on my nails & emerald Dolce Vita “Rosetta” pumps on my feet, I’m getting the St. Patrick’s Day festivities started. You can add a pop of green to your look with green liner on your lower lashline, green nail polish,s, a green blazer, a green skirt…you get the point!

Fashion Star Episode 1 | Get the Look


I thoroughly enjoy reality TV. I’m a huge fan of contests and I love to shop. So, I was more than a tad bit excited when NBC announced it’s new show, Fashion Star. Supermodel Elle Machperson serves at host of Fashion Star, a reality show that gives emerging designers a chance to show their clothes […]

How To: Reduce Worry in Your Life

Video chatting with my friends across the country. The reindeer nose makes everything funny.

“Worry, worry, worry, worry, worry. Worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone.” Just like the lyrics of that song, many of us get paralyzed by fear and worry, and where does it get us? Absolutely nowhere. You can’t live a chic life if you’re stuck in a worry rut. That’s why I’ve […]

L’Oreal True Match MatchMaker App | Find Your True Match Shade


Light to deep complexions. Yellow or red undertones. Warm, cool, neutral…so many factors go into buying the perfect shade of foundation & it can be very daunting for a makeup newbie. That’s where L’Oreal comes in. With the L’Oreal True Match MatchMaker app (available on iTunes), you can find your “true match” in a matter […]

Bootcamp with Harley Pasternak & Lady Foot Locker

Photo credit: Lady Foot Locker

Even though I made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, by the time March rolled around, I hadn’t done anything to lose the extra pounds I’ve been carrying around. My excuse: I didn’t have proper workout attire and the one pair of sneakers I did own were a tad bit small. Well, all […]

Weekend Style | Chic & Casual


Tanks by ObeyWedges by Ash Waterfall Leather Jacket Alexander Wang Skinny Motorcross Pants Obey “Heartbreaker” Blank Tank Gypsy SOULE Multi-Strand Necklace Ash “Bowie” Wedge Sneakers Although this weekend may only consist of errands and hours at the library, it doesn’t mean I can’t look fly. A basic “all black everything” outfit — with a bit […]

Melanie’s First Car Story + Video

Subaru My First Car Story - First Car Memories

Everyone loved their first car. No matter how beat up or broken down, it was a taste of freedom and you loved it. Even though it lasted only for a brief time, that emotional connection is an experience that unites us all. Check out my custom illustrated story, you can submit one too at and bring your story to life with animation and music and share it with your friends.

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