New Winter Sunnies – Entries

What I’d Like to Rock at NYFW!

What I'd Like to Rock at NYFW!

Oh…If I had the money, I would LOVE to be at New York Fashion Week right now. I’ve always wanted to go, but either the geography, the timing, or yes – funds prevents me from going. So, I’ll live vicariously through other bloggers’ posts and pics for now, and fantasize about wearing this outfit while watching a live show. Le sigh!

Vintage inspired by Modcloth!

Vintage inspired by Modcloth!
I’m drooling over this dress! Modcloth challenged me to create a couple of different ways to style it, so I did a night (left) and day look.
The two things I love about Modcloth? One, the styles are unique and affordable, and two, their styles come in a wide range of sizes!
Here’s where you can find everything!
Now…I just need to convince The Hubby that these things are necessary:)

Long black dress

Peacock pumps

Darling black purse

Black handbag

Chain necklace

Gemstone jewelry

Turquoise jewelry

Vintage jewelry

Marilyn Inspired

Marilyn Inspired

Topshop top

Lipsy animal print pencil skirt
$67 –

L K Bennett red patent leather purse
$325 –

Brass jewelry

Kate Spade earrings

Marvelous Modcloth and Polyvore fun!

Hello! It is definitely summer in Germany now (been in the 90s!) and I’m so ready for cold sangrias and fruit salad!

While trying to keep cool, I started a new Polyvore account and have lost my mind.  I can create looks and shop at the same time?!! GENIUS!

Even better, Amy from reached out to me to create looks using Modcloth’s fabulous items! Squee!!!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

Now that I have taken a breath and focused myself, here is my first look, using the adorable Vivacious and Vibrant Dress in Noir as my featured piece.

Ladies, this is only $39.99, and goes up to a 3x!


(all pieces can be found at

Who doesn’t love a dress that can work double duty? On the left, I chose “Great Gatsby” inspired pieces for date night or a party. Check out the T strap oxford heels! When I party, I want to be able to dance, and this shoe looks like it can last for hours on the floor.

Switch out the shoes and accessories, and on the right, you can wear it to work, a wedding, or church. Wearing mint with black is very on trend, and the peacock design on the heels adds an unique flair.

I love how I could pack this dress and wear it ladylike, or more sassy!

Speaking of great looks, check out my friend Laura in her Modcloth dress and shoes!



She is the ultimate 50’s pinup girl!


Best of all, Modcloth has a great variety of plus size styles for we curvy girls to rock! I can’t wait to rock some looks!

Til next time –

Love, laughter, and shoes!

xx Melanie.





Going from Day to Night in Italy!

Going from Day to Night in Italy!
Hi all!
Very soon, the Hubby and I will be vacationing in Italy for the first time! Modcloth has some adorable and affordable styles, and I would totally rock this look here!
One dress does double duty! I’d wear the sneaks, hat, and cherry chain necklace while strolling in Rome, then switch out the shoes and jewelry for when we go out to dinner.

Bow dress

Keds american shoes

Pearl jewellery

Gold jewellery

Mata Traders earrings

Enamel jewelry

Floral hat