Summer: A Season for Love

Surrounded by love!

Surrounded by love!

I couldn’t think of a better time for the Hubby and I to visit Two Lovers’ Point here in Guam. In light of the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing marriage rights to all, there’s no better place to be than taking in the sights in a beautiful place!

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Such a great day to celebrate love! The weather was perfect- warm, but not too hot with a slight breeze. Perfect for debuting my new romper from INC and bag from Just Fab. Comfy and cute!

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Got this beauty half off!

Got this beauty half off!

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Though the lovers in the legend die together (very Romeo and Juliet- forbidden love), their devotion reminds me how powerful love is. I cannot imagine my life without my husband, and I am so grateful I can legally be wed. Now all who love can do the same!

He photographs me so well!

He photographs me so well!

Here’s to love! (and laughter, and shoes…)

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xoxo

Melanie.

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Working It, Holiday Style

Hello and Happy Holidays!
I apologize for not blogging lately, but last week was CRAZY busy! The Hubby finished a class, my vocal students gave a terrific vocal recital, we started sorting out items for moving, AND we went to the Hubby’s Christmas party! Lots of activity going on, to say the least!
Let me tell you about this Christmas party. The invite said “business casual,” but as you can see, people turned it out! Even the guys were weeerking it!
One of my favorite looks of the evening was this Jackie O inspired dress and hat! LOVE IT!
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I say these two fine gentlemen make the “Man of Style” section! Check out the kilts!

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Of course, I can’t leave out my own Man of Style. The Hubby looks sharp in his black Express shirt and hot red tie! I kept it more simple in my INC sweater tunic and H&M faux leather skirt. I got to debut my new rhinestone earrings by Bijou Brigitte (a bargain buy at 4 euro!).

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Are you done with your holiday preparations? Ha, I am so not! Still  tree to put up (yep, a slacker) and a few gifts to buy.

However, I hope not to be slacking on future posts! I’ve got a number of new beauty products to try out and review this week, so stay tuned!

Love, laughter, and shoes –

xx Melanie.

Black and White and Healing Great!

Today was my 10 day post-op appointment from my back surgery, and I was super excited to go mainly because I GOT TO WEAR SOMETHING OTHER THAN YOGA PANTS! For anyone out there who has been cooped up at home recouperating from illness or surgery, you know what I am talking about!

I still cannot wear jeans or pants with a “pinching” waistline, but hey, I am a big fan of leggings anyway, so I pulled out these tuxedo style leggings from ING. I’ve only worn them once so far, and I figure now is a good as time as any! Then I felt like working a black and white look, so I added this super cool top from INC (International Concepts). Check out the pockets!!! Both leggings and pants are from my NYC trip last August and I picked these up at Macy’s.

Cozy, comfy, and stylish for the doctor! I love these pockets!

Cozy, comfy, and stylish for the doctor! I love these pockets!

Oh, don’t let the greenery behind me fool you. It’s probably in the upper 30s today and I took my coat off:) But we STILL have no snow!

Love the tuxedo stripe!

Love the tuxedo stripe!

To add a little whimsy, I wore these adorable cat earrings I found at Claire’s Accessories in Kaiserslautern around a month ago. I love cats, and it’s hard to find “cat jewelry” without looking like a five year old!

So "purrrfect!"

So “purrrfect!”

Some of you have asked where I got my boots. They are a brand called Graceland sold at the German “Payless,” Deichmann. Here is the link if you want to buy them, or check out their other styles. Everything I’ve bought from them has been comfortable and very durable.

The good news is, I am healing well. The bad news is, I have six more weeks until I can enjoy a massage, a bath, a sauna, or do any other exercise besides walking. No twisting, bending over, or lifting anything more than 5 lbs. Patience with myself has never been a great quality of mine, so until then, I will walk and blog a bunch more!