Winter is near and this is where most of us fall off of the deep end when it comes to our personal sense of style. Winter is one of those seasons that can get you down in the dumps, and so many of us suffer. My solution to this is to dress well. When I wear an outfit that is put together, I feel motivated to keep on trend. It’s a good feeling to know that I can still dress comfortably, conveniently and creatively with a little help from my friends over at Scarborough Town Centre
Scarborough Town Centre has been my go-to destination for shopping, even as my style has progressed over the years. Scarborough Town Centre has all of my favorite stores all under one roof, and is the ultimate “one stop shop”! My favorite stores for winter trends at STC are:
Playing with trends, tones, and textures are what makes Winter fashion so much fun for me. Come and take a look at what I am wearing this Winter 2018 and where you can find it at Scarborough Town Centre.
As the weather slowly starts to warm up, Gigham starts to peek its way out! Step your style game up this Spring/Summer and add some print to your wardrobe. This year im incorporating more Gingham pieces into my everyday looks. Check out my favorites below.
I know that getting a gift for your boyfriend can be overwhelming and stressful. Thankfully, my boyfriend never asks/wants anything specific and actually encourages me to just buy what I think will look good on him. I have grown to understand and know how to shop his style over the years; But, It wasn’t always that easy. Most of the time reading a man’s mind is basically impossible, So if you need some ideas; I have selected some of my faves.
Its’s almost Cyber Monday! Now is your chance to score some of the greatest deals, from the comfort of your own home. I always recommend shopping online because during the holidays, it can be super busy and crowded at the mall. I have linked some of the most perfect pieces to shop this season. This is a guide to help you save money and look like a superstar during the holidays. Below are a number of my favourite dresses and accessories that are on sale right now. Happy Shopping!
Okay Everyone, Its that time of year again. The holidays. It doesn’t matter what holiday you celebrate, most likely you are broke by the end of all of your shopping. I always like to begin my shopping as soon as the leaves start to fall because I feel less stressed out. A lot of the time, I rely on Black-Friday to score some amazing deals. Although I do love Black Friday prices, sometimes it can be hard to spot the deals and know when your actually saving some serious bucks.
I tend to do my shopping online, mostly because I hate waiting in lines. Recently, I got two jackets from Bench Canada and I am totally obsessed with them both. I know what some are probably thinking…Why is Melina holiday shopping for herself? The truth is; Don’t we all? I got these items at regular price and as bitter as I may be that they are almost 70% off now, they are the greatest jackets ever. Bench Canada has some amazing sales on everything right now and I highly recommend you go check them out…NOW! The prices are all already reduced and then once you add them to your cart, they are even cheaper. The jackets I got are just over $50 now, it is amazing! You will find something for everyone on your holiday list.
My Bench Canada Picks
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It’s that time of year again boys and girls! The moment when you feel like you just bought that special someone something. Not even 2 months after Christmas, the lovely Valentine’s Day quickly approaches. As much as I do like material things, nothing compares to a gift from the heart. A handwritten letter or card are always amazing to get on Valentine’s Day, makes you feel thought about and cared for. Homemade gifts are always fun and sentimental, something that I personally appreciate the most.
If you are stuck for gifts this year for that special woman in your life, here are a few cute and fun ideas.
I am super excited to be talking about my recent collaboration with Swimsuits For All and Ashley Graham. For those of you that are not familiar with Ashley Graham, she is the hottest model and body activist in the world right now. She is an inspiration to me because she has a positive attitude towards being “different” in an industry where most look the same. She is a strong woman who loves her self and is proud of the body she has.
The Secret Agent Black Swimsuit, which I had requested for the collaboration was designed by Ashley Graham. Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All is an exclusive collection which features 11 pieces made for your killer curves.
Shipping was quick, came within a couple of days and I couldn’t wait to try my sexy swimsuit on! I was a bit worried about how it would fit me because I had never worked with these sizes before. I ordered the smallest size that the bathing suit came in which is a size 1o. I typically wear a size 4-6 so when I ordered it I wasn’t sure if it would fit. I must say that I felt amazing when I put it on, the size was perfect on every area of my body. It was so comfortable and fit my body like a glove. I would order a few sizes up than your usual size just to be sure because the sizes run smaller.
Swimsuits For All is such an amazing company, I really recommend checking them out!
Thank you Ashley Graham for adding to my one piece bathing suit collection, I am officially obsessed with this one.
Since lots of girls have been asking me….To start off, this post is aimed more towards the girls who have not yet experienced a Prom. This can be a very stressful and overwhelming time for most of us. When it comes to finding the perfect dress, this is the beginning to an ongoing challenge. Most of the dresses you find in the malls are all overpriced and overdone. I mean if thats something you don’t necessarily care about, than by all means.
Last year I had two Proms to attend, which was fun but very overwhelming. I refused to wear the same dress to both and I would not settle for a dress that was to overpriced. I visited almost every Prom dress store in the GTA and I still couldn’t find what I was looking for. Thats when I started looking into getting my dresses custom made, because clearly I was having some issues. This is something I should have considered right from the beginning. My mom and I had found a local designer named TIZZ, and had no idea what the outcome would be. But when everything was complete, I was very happy and impressed. I really recommend getting someone to make your dress, if you have something different and specific in mind. I got both dresses made for the price of one at any prom dress store downtown. I was more than happy with both of my dresses and they fit me perfectly.
As for makeup and hair, I really recommend just doing it on your own. I am super picky and most of the time, I am not satisfied with how other people do my makeup. It doesn’t help that I am pale so there is not to much you can do for me. I got my makeup done at the MAC @ Scarborough Town Centre for one of the proms and ended up redoing it when I got home. I was not pleased at all with the outcome for how long it took to apply and how much it cost. For both proms I did my own hair because my dad is a hairdresser and I had all the tools at home. I really recommend spending a little more money and buy the products to do it yourself.
Hope this helped a bit 🙂
Enjoy your proms!