Outfits

Hello everyone! Here’s another summer to fall transition outfit pairing for you. Lately, it’s been a little warmer than usual for fall here, but I am not complaining one bit! I’m holding onto summer for as long as I can. However, when I went to Seattle/Vancouver this past weekend, it was a whole ‘nother story! […]

Hello lovely readers! If you are a little confused over the word “carpet” in the title, I can explain. When hubby first saw this dress on me, he exclaims, “why are you wearing a carpet?!” Of course, I just gave a chuckle and shook my head at him. I am first to admit that I […]

Happy Wednesday everyone! Ever since chambray came into my life a few years ago, I have been wearing it nonstop with just about any outfit for any season such as here, here, here, here, here, here and oh here too. I mean, talk about versatility, right? It goes to show that if there’s one thing […]

Hey everyone! As you know Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I wanted to pick out a few of my favorite items that I’ve been browsing around online.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As you are reading this, I am en route to San Fran for Thanksgiving break, which makes part of my title true for today. Anyways, when I saw this drapey coat on F21’s site, I was curious to see if this coat would actually keep me warm for Fall temps and was […]

As you know, we had heavy snow and wintry mix on Saturday and I just love the look of untouched snow. My sister helped me take these shots below and although the bright colors really pop against the white background, we were both freezing to death – lol. Anyways, since we didn’t get a white […]

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday. If you’ve been following my snaps (mslabellemel), then you’ll know I’ve been in Toronto for the weekend to attend Ipsy’s Genbeauty event. It was fun overall to catch up with old and new friends. However it was frigid so I’m definitely glad to be back to MD even if it’s still….raining… […]

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was busy per norm but especially so since we got to celebrate my brother’s wedding over the weekend in Philly. I also got to shoot it which was an honor and cannot wait to go through the photos soon. It’s also […]

Hello everyone! I’m taking an extended weekend to visit my sister in CT and see my niece and nephew who I haven’t seen since March. Crazy how time flies these days. Before you know it, Christmas will be here. My sister took me to Gouveia vineyard near her and although I don’t drink, I can […]

Hello everyone! I can’t believe tomorrow’s Christmas and then New Year’s just around the corner. So here’s another holiday outfit idea below which is very simple to put together yet adds a bit of glam to the day. I absolutely love the length of this faux fur vest, because of the length and bonus that […]

Several weeks ago, MD got a week of beautiful, warm weather in the middle of Fall. Hey, I couldn’t complain. Gave me an excuse to wear this dress from Target that I thought had to wait till next Spring. =)

Hello everyone and hey Stella! This bipolar weather is killing me with 70 degree weather one day and roughly a foot of snow the next. The next few days were supposed to be cherry blossom peak too. Well, that’s definitely not happening. Anyway, please allow me to rant a bit. I’m sure you’re like me […]

Hello everyone! Now that the temps are cooling down and we are transitioning to fall mode, I chose the outfit below as an another example of how to transition your summer outfit into fall. I’ve been seeing out of dresses and rompers being split into a two-piece which I find it appealing. For one, when […]

Hey everyone!! I guess one good thing about having winter storm here on the East Coast are snow days and I had one yesterday. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the email saying work was closed until I was about 10 minutes from there. Ah well, at least I was able to get most of my work […]

When I paired these shorts first time in April, they were much too fun not to make another appearance again. I love the casualness of the chambray shirt against the shorts and these wedges are always so comfy to wear.

Hello hello! As you can see, I am still obsessed with heart prints — just can’t get enough of them! This one in particular is super comfy and more of a sweatshirt material versus sweater. It’s definitely my go-to item for casual days at work, but then again, most days are pretty casual, since we […]

Hello and happy rainy Monday! At least where I am it is. I’m currently in CT visiting my new nephew who’s only a week old. He came early but we are nevertheless happy to see him–more on snapchat (mslabellemel). Anyway, this spring has definitely been a wet one with dreary skies and gloomy temps. It’s […]

Hello hello. I can’t tell you how much I love this skirt and was able to take it out over the weekend for a night in DC. Not only do I love the print (hello, leopard), having pockets on any skirt or dress is a done deal for me. Many thanks to Cydia for tracking […]

Happy Monday everyone! If you’re like me, you’re definitely not looking forward to a full week this week. Already ready for the weekend, let’s just say that. I actually came back from visiting my sister in Jersey over the weekend and they actually had snow up there whereas MD had a little rain and even […]

Hello everyone! This spring seems to be all sorts of whack, which started out with really high summer temps and now cooler temps because of a storm that just passed through. Crazy how only a month left of spring before summer starts and then we’re half way through 2017! So to prep for those cooler […]

Hello hello all! So this past Sunday, I wore this outfit out for some Korean BBQ and wanted to pair this lavender denim with something navy. I thought the two colors would go nicely together for a nice Sunday evening out. The past few outfits that I’ve done have involved bright colors, so if you […]

Bonjour à tous or should I say bonsoir since it’s evening time in Paris. The weather here is like fall-ish with low temps in the 40’s. I’m not complaining one bit since I left JFK when temps were in the low teens. So far, I’ve been walking around getting myself familiarized with Paris. I’m about […]

Hubby left early for work and I had some time this morning, so I thought I take some photos of my work OOTD with my iPhone. I was originally going to tweet the outfit only, but I found myself taking photos after every step. To make it easier and show you girls the few steps […]

The one thing that I have been stocking up for the past year and even picked up two more this fall were blanket scarves. I have no shortage of them currently and have been interchanging them according to my mood. When I first started wearing them, however, they took some time to get used to […]

I saw this Geo Print Fringe Sweater at Forever 21 last week and thought it was such a fun item for pairing. As you can see below, I wore the outfit without a belt and kinda like the looseness of it, but then hubby was saying it might look better with a belt, so we […]

Happy Monday everyone and for those who celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, hope you all have been eating lots of mooncake yesterday. Only four more days to go before I am completely done with my Whole30 program before I could think of adding sweet treats to my diet. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, feel […]

Well technically day three, but since I spent most of Saturday working on photos and blogging and didn’t get into the city until late for dinner, I didn’t count Saturday. For a full Sunday, I wanted to wear something that I could walk around in all day comfortably. I opted for a black on black […]

Happy Monday! For a fun flirty date night outfit for summer, I love love this flowy maxi skirt that sways perfectly as you walk. I also love these pair of Vince Camuto heels that are so comfortable to walk in and believe me when I say that those are always hard to come by.

As you know, I went over to San Fran during my thanksgiving holiday and didn’t get back till late Tuesday night. While I was there, hubby was kind enough to take some OOTD for me. ^_^ The weather in San Fran was much like the weather in MD during Fall seasons especially when you see […]

Happy Wednesday! As you can see, the possibility of black and white outfit pairings are endless as seen here and here. Now I wanted to style a black and white outfit appropriate for the work force. I absolutely love the cut of this dress and the unique combo of vertical and horizontal stripes creates such […]

Hey all! Now for the last day in Cancun, we just wanted to do absolutely nothing, but chill at the resort. I even got caught up with some photo work while I was at the pool–an ideal working environment if you ask me. So for my outfit, I kept it pretty simple with this shift […]

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and the first week of the new year behind us. I took a little trip up to NYC to visit a dear friend and of course didn’t realize that a snowstorm was heading that way too. It was definitely a beautiful sight to see albeit […]

Happy hump day, everyone! Can you feel the cooler temps lately? Sigh, that sign only means one thing and that is fall is just around the corner. Insert sad face here. Don’t get me wrong, I do love fall, but not so much crazy about winter. Anyways, I’m hoping this winter will go by quick […]

Hey everyone! Recently I found out that apparently apple picking is one of the Fall activities around the DMV area. So it was the perfect excuse to whip out these apple print pants worn in this post here to give it a Fall spin.

Happy Monday and a short holiday week! With the Thanksgiving feast lurking just right around the corner, it has always been a great time to look back throughout the year and do a little bit of self reflect. Even going through some personal struggles the past year or so, I’d like to reflect on the […]

Hello and happy Tuesday! I’m thankful to be living in the DC area where I can still hold onto summer just a little bit longer. It could be global warming, but the cold haven’t been setting in until mid-November and in some years, we had warmth up until mid-December. Although I love the summer heat […]

Hello everyone! What a busy week it has been. I wanted to finish up my Jamaica outfit posts with this last one. I didn’t get to shoot that many with the wedding shoot to think of and just wanting to relax and thaw from the winter. With any tropic summer temps, all I want to […]

It’s that time again for a petite fashion challenge in PFC #18 hosted by Amber from Easy Petite Looks which is to create a look to impress our date! Bonus points for taking photos in our outfits with our SOs. Well, since I was away for my sister’s bachelorette party in NJ/NYC last weekend, I […]

Hello from San Francisco! So I am in town to visit some friends as well as my SIL and her family. I’m also attending a wedding photography workshop hosted by a fellow photog friend, so that should be fun. As a photographer, I never want to stop learning of new ways that I can take […]

Hello all! For this outfit post, I wanted to play with black and white again–one of the 2015 spring trends. For the fun of it, I wanted to add some color in another way and this bridge did the trick. As you can see, when using monotone colors, it’s fun to create interest in your […]

Hey all! So, obviously Mother Nature decided to skip Spring and head straight to Summer with major warm temps almost close to 80 degrees this week — not complaining in the least bit! I’m a Summer baby through and through, so this is my kinda weather for sure. Although I do wish the cherry blossoms […]

Hello everyone! I haven’t done a Workwear Wednesday in some time, here’s one for those who work in creative fields and can get away with open-toe shoes. This outfit is a great example of transitioning from summer to fall bringing in gingham print as well as stepping it up a knotch with the pencil skirt […]

As you can see, I’m holding onto summer for dear life and do not want to let it go. Now that September is here, all I can look for are my fall favorites like pumpkin anything and apple-pickings, but until then, here’s a last of summer outfit for you. When I got this drop-waist slip […]

Bonjour and happy Monday! Now that spring is upon us, it’s still a little too chilly for my taste. However I do love wearing light sweaters such as this one below, also seen here as well, which keeps me warm through the chilly morning but comfortable as the temps warm up. As you know, I’ve […]

When I got this skirt in, I absolutely love the weight of the scuba material and the feel of the skirt, which makes it the perfect transitional piece between spring and summer. This skirt is heavy enough to keep you warm from the spring morning chills, but also the pleats of the skirt makes it […]

Hello everyone! While putting together my spring lookbook, one of the spring trends this year was white on white and military green. So what better way to showcase both spring trends than into one outfit look below. I absolutely love this flowy trench below and just adds to any outfit with ease. I remember seeing […]

Happy St. Patty’s Day! So when I originally planned this outfit several weeks ago, it was not my intention to post this for St. Patty’s Day. But since I was able to squeeze in a photo shoot today, I was thinking, why not, right? I don’t drink, so this could be my way of interjecting […]

Ever since I fell in love with my first LAGOS piece, I was super ecstatic to get a sneak peek of the latest collection–Black Caviar™. This 9mm rope bracelet has black ceramic beading that gives it such a unique look and it’s so easy to wear with just about any outfit. It’s been awhile since […]

Hello everyone! Over the last few days, I was able to go to NYC twice for a show one of which was Marissa Webb’s. If you caught my snapchat (MsLaBelleMel), then you would’ve seen as much live coverage as I could get during the show. It was a lot of fun and I only went […]

Hello everyone and happy hump day! I hope you are keeping sane from all the holiday festivities and chaos. I always love this time of year with the Christmas songs playing and holiday lights decorating the windows and streets. It makes the world a bit homey when we have so much chaos going on in […]

Hey everyone! The last time I was in downtown LA and bumped into the Walt Disney concert hall, I knew I wanted to do an outfit shoot there with its mirrored walls and deconstructed building. One of these days, I would love to attend a concert here too–I hear the acoustic in there is amazing. […]

Bon dia from Barcelona! Apologies for the light postings on here, but if you follow me on my personal and blog instagram, you will know that I’ve been traveling for the past week with my friend, KL. Our itinerary for each city has been packed with sightseeing and foodie places and so far we’ve done […]

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I am super ecstatic this week because we will be getting three days of mid-70 temp weather. I can feel spring in the air already and that is such an instant mood lifter. In light of the warmer weather coming up, here’s a transitional winter to spring outfit to help […]

Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts but as you know, I’ve been going through renovations at my new home and catching up on photo work so what little I time I have left was reserved for sleep–lol. Also I was on travel for work to Atlanta for a conference–first time there. Anyway, If […]

Hello Tuesday and hopefully we are saying goodbye to the very last snow fall yesterday. Please, oh please, let that be the case. It’s crazy to say that we had 70 degrees temps just over the weekend. Le sigh. What is up with this yo-yo weather we’re having this winter? Anyways, on any given dreary […]

As you know, I spent last weekend heading to Buffalo to visit the in-laws. Also last week, I had tweeted that I couldn’t find my passport, so we couldn’t go to Toronto this time around. Ironically, I took out my passport from its safe place to apply for the passport card. I somehow misplaced it […]

Hey everyone! This is a scheduled post since hubs and I hopped on a plane to Cancun yesterday morning and currently celebrating our 5-year (together for 10) wedding anniversary at a resort until Monday. I can’t believe it’s been 5-years already. That’s just crazy. In celebration of that as well, I’ve enlisted my good friend, […]

Hello all and Happy Valentine’s Day! So this weekend I am heading out to Chicago to attend hubby’s carnivale themed dance at his school-should be fun. =P These photos were taken several weeks ago, so I didn’t really plan it for Vday, but how appropriate would this outfit be for a casual day out. I […]

Hey all! Nothing reminds me of Fall than bright cherry red, deep yellows and oranges. Add some prints to the mix and you are ready to welcome Fall with open arms. =) You may have seen this red trench coat from last year and I am always happy to break it out when the temps […]

Happy Wednesday! For today’s Workwear Wednesday post, I wanted to play with pops of color against this printed skirt also seen here. For those of you who are a little shy in wearing bright colors to work, this will help inject a little bit of color into your workday wear without feeling overwhelmed. Also I’ve […]

I’ve honestly had resisted the YSL Arty ring for some time now seeing them on every blogger out there and with good reasons too. It’s such a unique ring statement piece that is bound to draw heads and such a conversation-starter. However, at that price for a costume jewelry, I was hesitant to pull the […]

Hey everyone! While in NYC for NYFW, I stayed with KL and some of you may know her as SecretLifeofaBioNerd on Youtube. After catching the Jill Stuart show and trekking all over NYC for some mussels, but eventually settled on lobster roll at Luke’s, I wanted to capture some photos of her outfit. By the […]

Hey everyone! A lightweight blazer is necessary during summer, especially in offices where AC gets cranked high or cool rainy nights. Also nothing speaks summer to me like some blue striped nautical shorts.

When I had purchased WICKED tickets for Kennedy Center in DC, I had no idea who was going to be the lead for Elphaba. I did a quick search to see who it would be and the name wasn’t familiar, but I was hoping that whoever played her would do the role justice. I really […]

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving break. I’m still in SF until tomorrow night, so just basking in the warmth and storing up the sunshine before I head back to MD. These photos below were from CT where my sister helped me shoot on a very, very cold and windy day last […]

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great 4th of July long weekend break. I felt like mine wasn’t long enough but then again, when is it ever? As mentioned in my last post, I was up in Jersey for a day where my family decided last minute to gather at my sister’s new […]

One of the many reasons that I love Fall so much are the bright colors that come out when the leaves start changing – such a beautiful sight to see. And I am never one to shy away from colors in my outfit either if you couldn’t tell by now. =P Thank goodness, hubby helped […]

Hello hello! So you know that this past weekend, I went home to Philly to see the fam and of course always thankful for my sister L helping me shoot my outfits. I’m pretty sure hubby was glad to have the day off too – lol. As you can see below, I am wearing the […]

Hey all! As promised in my last post, I had mentioned that I’ve been on a crossbody bag kick and here’s one from Saint Laurent in the baby version of Sac de Jour. In this outfit, I’m going for all shades of pink as well as throwing in purple only because I love this shade […]