Outfits

Hey everyone! As mentioned in this post, I wanted to showcase this dress below from Romwe. This was definitely one of my favorite and the length of the dress was perfect for my height although the lace material on top could be cinched in a bit more. Other than that, I just love the way […]

Hello hello and happy Wednesday! I’m back to being cold again after experiencing a few days of 60 degree temps. Oh spring, why do you tease me so! When it’s too cold out, all I want to do is hibernate but of course, there are those rare nights that I love to dress up and […]

Last night, I attended Leandra Medine’s book signing event at the W Hotel POV Rooftop Lounge. Leandra recently launched her first book called Seeking Love, Finding Overalls where she recounts all the humorous and weird events that led her to who she is today. Although the weather was not the best yesterday, there was still […]

Happy casual Friday and the first day of spring! Can you believe that we are having snow right now? Hopefully it will be the last of it and then warm weather ahead. I am jumping for joy inside. Anyway, so more and more companies have been loosening their corporate policy and instilling casual Friday Those […]

Hey everyone! Today I have an outfit post plus a fun giveaway for the month. I have a lot to cover, so let’s begin. Before I get to the giveaway, let me start by saying how much I am loving this scarf as mentioned in this post here for Spring — such a pretty color […]

Happy Monday! Another spring trend this year was blue and white, so this dress fit perfectly into that. I absolutely love the heavy material of this dress which helps keep me warm during the cooler temps of spring. I love it so much I got it in the black and white stripes as well. And […]

Hello everyone and a happy Monday! I’ve been pretty busy the past few weeks and trying to count down to Memorial Day weekend so I can relax a little bit before madness starts again. This weekend, I’m heading to Toronto for Genbeauty so that should be fun. Feel free to follow my snapchat (mslabellemel) or […]

  Hey everyone! I have partnered up with T.J. Maxx as a Maxx Style Scout to showcase some items for the upcoming Spring Trends. I can’t tell you how excited I am to show you what I’ve picked out for four outfit pairings in the next six weeks. I have to say that I have been […]

Hey all! I always see leopard as a print to wear for Fall maybe because of the warm colors. However, since I’ve been into blush pink colors lately, I wanted to pair the two together to see how they would look and I must say I am really liking the combo. Outfit: H&M blouse, Forever […]

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 everyone! I am back for the last installment (sad, I know!) to show you the next spring trend as a T.J. Maxx Style Scout and that would be prints. You all know how I love to mix prints lately and that was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the […]

Hubby and I were driving back from Philly and hitting the holiday traffic along the way – so typical of us. So instead of waiting in traffic like the rest of crowd, hubby spotted a crab house exit – lol. I quickly yelped it to see if it wasn’t even worth it to stop, which […]

Happy NYE everyone! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the new year than to break out the sequins and tulles for the occasion. It’s always a great excuse to dress up and wearing this top makes me feel like a disco ball–such a festive piece to wear in celebration of 2017. I […]

Hello and happy Tuesday! My outfit below was perfect for that peculiar Sunday temperature when it was 68 degrees during the day and dropped to low 30’s in the evening when I went to my good friend‘s potluck/game night party. Wearing shorts may not be the first thing you think about when winter comes around, […]

Hey everyone! For a girl’s night out, I like to dress comfortably and wear something that won’t bunch up when dancing, because really, who has the time to keep re-adjusting throughout the night? So when I saw this jumpsuit below, I knew it was the perfect thing to wear for just that and best yet, […]

Happy Tuesday everyone! The weather could not be more gloomy and snowy today–yes, snowy and hoping that’s the last of it!! Please take me back to Saturday when it was 70 degrees and sunny out–sigh. That morning though was still a little chilly and I did not trust the weather that much to be whipping […]

Happy November! We’ve been a bit spoiled over the weekend with 70-80 degree weather even though the nights are brisk. Time to bring on the layers! The best way to combat those chilly mornings and nights is to add on items that you could take off when the day warms up. You have seen my […]

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 hello! Only a few more days till I am off to Philly for a 4-day weekend. I am so ready to see the family and also give my nephew a huge hug when I see him. Also, it’s the time of year where you will be invited to holiday parties, so here’s a fun […]

Hello Monday! What a weekend–was pretty much working both days but glad the last of my shoots have ended for 2014. Time to relax (sort of) for the time being before I need to sit down and actually edit those said shoots. Anyways, for this outfit post today, I wanted to play with textures in […]

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 Wednesday and three more days till I head to NOLA for some foodie fun. I cannot wait! I’ve been wanting to go down there for a long while but things always came up. This time, I’m doing a short weekend trip to hit all the foodie places on my yelp bookmarked list, so be […]

I haven’t really done OOTDs all that much, reason being, one – lack of time and two, don’t have a go-to person to film and take photos. I mean, I can try to do one myself with a tripod, but it’s always much easier having another person working the camera. =) Somehow I wrangled hubby […]

Happy Monday! Sometimes I feel you don’t have to go too far to discover hidden jewels among your area. My friend Angela took me to this sunflower field about two years ago and I fell in love. McKee-Beshers WMA did not plant any last year which was a little sad to hear, but so glad […]

Hello everyone! Wow, am I knee-deep in renovations and cleaning and unpacking (real slowly) with my new place. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been going through soon. I’ve been vlogging a little bit each time something new has been done to the place. Renovations have only begun for a month and I’m […]

Hey everyone! I’m super excited to be partnering up with Ann Taylor and Pose to bring you these looks below. I’ve been asked to create two outfits around the Cerie Peeptoe Shoeties as seen below taking those awesome pair of shoes from day to night. Since I haven’t done a business casual outfit in awhile, […]

When summer comes around, I’m all about breaking out the bright colors. However, there are those days where I like to lean towards a softer color palette for a more romantic feel and nothing reminds me more of romance more than a touch of lace and blush tones.

Hello hello! For some reason, I like pairing bright fuschia with something green much like this outfit here. To me, nothing says Spring like bright colors and of course, I was drawn to the items below for the colors, but also love the unique layered collar on this top. I, also, couldn’t resist the prints […]

Bonjour everyone! I’m back in Paris after traveling to Munich over the weekend. Because I have been traveling quite a bit while being here, I’ve been updating my instagram more so be sure to follow if you haven’t yet for instant updates. Anyway, I was able to squeeze in one outfit shoot before leaving for […]

Hey everyone! Had a bit of a rough weekend, so I’m skipping Monday’s weekend updates, but you can check out my instagram to see what I’ve been up to lately. Instead, here’s an outfit post for you all. I’m holding on to the last remnants of Summer in this outfit, but adding some transitional items […]

Hey everyone! So my weekend was pretty much shot with two weddings to shoot, which didn’t leave room to do much else. It might be that way for a few more weekends until early November–that’s wedding season for ya. Anyways, I had fun putting this outfit together a few weeks ago especially surrounding my outfit […]

Hello hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful long holiday weekend. Mine went way too quickly with a wedding shoot Saturday that ended at 10pm and it was straight drive to Philly right after that. Long day Sunday hanging with the fam and my new baby nephew then it was back down to MD Monday […]

Ever since I saw Linda wearing a Clover Canyon dress during my birthday dinner in July, I absolutely fell in love with the print. I have never heard of Clover Canyon, an LA-based clothing brand, until she brought it up that time, and again about a month ago, and couldn’t stop raving about the brand. […]

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 […]

Hey everyone! My apologies for missing the weekend updates yesterday. I was running errands all day long and didn’t get back till late. Most of the photos anyways were from my early bday dinner on Sunday with hubby. Today’s my actual bday (which reminds me, I need to call my mom to wish her a […]

Hello everyone! I hope you are ready for Thanksgiving holiday and taking a moment to be thankful of what we have. I always need to make a mental note to remind myself how lucky I am to be surrounded by loved ones and not to take things for granted. The cold has finally settled in […]

Hey everyone! Sooo, I don’t know if you know this, but I am a little bit obsessed with Frozen. Just a tad. Anyways, I’ve been wanting to do a tutorial on Elsa’s makeup and hair look during her coronation and also her “Let It Go” scene but finally was able to find some time to […]

Hello all and happy Monday! At least it’s a beautiful day here in my area and hopefully it’s the same in yours. Whenever I think of lace, it just reminds me of romance, because of its delicate material especially when I see it on wedding dresses. So it was very appropriate to wear one during […]

Hello and happy Monday! So I will be heading out to Hawaii starting tomorrow morning through the following week. Unfortunately, looking at the weather, we will be having rain most of the week which means plan B is in order. Not sure what that would entail but I’m sure KL and I will make the […]

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope the new year is treating you well so far. We are actually getting a bit of warmth here in the DMV area this week, so not complaining at all. These photos, however, were taken back during my xmas break in Philly, so it was freezing if you couldn’t tell. =)

Hello all! It’s been too dreary and chilly over here for my taste. Spring/Summer cannot come soon enough, but in the meantime, been getting into heart-printed tops as of late. Quite strange, so naturally, my eyes went straight to this flowy top below. Blue and red colors have also been on my radar, so how […]

Hey everyone! How fun is this mod-style geo top? Although I got it as an XS, it’s still a lot roomy, so I may need to take this to the tailor. I thought it paired nicely with these silky shorts though and absolutely love the feel of them.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!! We finally did end up getting our white Christmas here in Philly and that is always the best gift ever. =D Ok, now I don’t want to see anymore snow starting tomorrow till Spring. ;P Many thanks to my sister for helping me shoot couple of outfits over the […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday everyone!! I am currently in Connecticut where my sister is hosting Xmas gathering for the family since she is about 8 months along, so traveling to her would be the easiest. Then I’m actually heading to NJ with hubs to visit his long-time childhood friend who recently moved back […]

Bonjour tous le monde! Lately, I’ve been brushing up on my French after taking 8 years of it during high school and college. However, I am not fluent by any means. I blame this for not taking that a semester aboard to just be submerged in the culture and really learn the language. Alors, c’est […]

Hey everyone! As you know, I am so not ready to say goodbye to Summer and luckily being in the DMV area, the weather is still transitioning. However, it’s always so hard to dress for cold mornings and warmer afternoons. This dress below works perfectly for me for this type of weather and if you […]

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 […]

So our last day in Boston, hubby and I decided to head to an outlet nearby. We found out that there was no sales tax when it came to shopping in Boston, so definitely tried to take advantage of that where we could. For my outfit, I wanted something casual and fun. I bought this […]

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 […]

A dress is probably the easiest thing you can pull out of your closet for an effortless wear. That’s how I felt with this colorblocking dress. I wish I could say the same for the weather. It has been off and on with spring cool temps up to summer warmth. I wish it would stay […]

Hello everyone! So for day two of my NOLA trip, I brought along this romper to do a day to night outfit pairing to show the versatility of one item. In just a few quick changes, you can really turn a casual outfit and glam it up for a fun night out. The asymmetrical hem […]

Happy Tuesday everyone! Another light snow day but luckily nothing’s sticking. I can’t say the same for when we had the blizzard few weeks ago while shooting my Valentine lookbook. Here’s a preview of one look below and I should have another coming up again this Thursday just in time for VDAY weekend. Once live, […]

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 […]

Hey everyone! I didn’t think crop top would be something I could be wearing during the Winter months until I came across this crop sweater below. I was surprised at how heavy the material was for the sweater, which kept me warm enough all right. The only complaint I may have with the sweater was […]

Hello hello and happy Wednesday! For this outfit post, I’m transitioning my love for blush pink colors in this rosette top into a fall look with the help of these pleather shorts. Throw in some leopard prints and you’re ready for the season.

Happy Wednesday! With temps in the 90’s lately with yesterday almost reaching 100 degrees kinda puts me in a tropical mood especially with this outfit below. Believe it or not, my sister took these shots back in April during the Cherry Blossoms festival weekend, but I wanted to wait until it was more summer weather […]

Happy Monday all! I had a pretty low key weekend; ran some errands and caught up on some photo work. I’m glad it’s another short week this week with the start of 2014 right around the corner. Anyways, while we were in NYC for the day, stopped by SoHo to look at Warby Parker glasses […]

Hey everyone! So, apparently I am the only person in the world who haven’t caught the Game of Thrones bug and don’t really care to watch the show. **ducks** However, that doesn’t stop me from appreciating the one episode that I watched briefly with hubs and saw this hairstyle below on Khaleesi. When I was […]

Hello everyone! I think I can finally see the light at the end of the renovation tunnel. Floors are done and my living room is slowly coming together! Now, I just need to finish unpacking and decorating before I can do a house tour. Can’t wait to show you what’s been happening at my place […]

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 everyone! I can’t believe it’s August already and fall is just around the corner. I am seriously not ready for winter right after that. Anyway, I will have to soak in every summer day sun before that happens and to keep cool, I’ve been a bit obsessed with off-the-shoulder tops like the one below […]

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.

Hello everyone! Today’s weather definitely feels like fall with temps in the 60’s. I can’t say that I am happy about winter coming up but let’s pray that it will be a short one this year. So I have a confession to make. I have never never own a pair of overalls in my entire […]

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 […]

Happy New Year everyone!! Here’s the first OOTD of 2012 and the temperature has been kind lately, which I can’t complain. Few friends came into town from London visiting, so we took them for some yummy Taiwanese food at my favorite restaurant in Rockville and headed over to DC for some touristy stuff. Good Chinese […]

Happy 4th! I hope you’ve been enjoying the holiday weekend with lots of bbq-ing, watermelon eating and water activity fun. Being near the DC metro area, I think we get the best fireworks display around but I always tend to forgo that every year as to not deal with the huge tourist crowd mess around […]

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 […]

Happy Monday! Hope it’s been going by quickly for you. My weekend was a bit crazy and on-the-go most of the time since KL came to visit but only stayed for a short time. We crammed a lot of things to do for her short time in DMV area–even squeezed in a 10 minute tour […]

Hello everyone and happy hump day! If you are looking for something to get you through the weekday hump, then add in a massage or a facial at your closest Red Door Spa location. I had an opportunity given to me over the weekend to receive a complimentary facial and it definitely helped rejuvenate my […]

Happy Tuesday and a rainy one at that. I hope you’re having a better weather than we are in the DMV area. Anyways, I love love keeping warm with as many layers as I can wear on a cold winter day. Ever since I got my hands on this cape from H&M, I’ve been wearing […]