Here’s What I added to my Capsule Wardrobe During the Shopbop Main Event Sale!

Shopbop is having another one of their fantastic sales where the more you spend the more you save so I decided to pick up a few items, you know, in preparation for my next capsule. This time, I decided to ditch a color theme and just grab black items because well, black goes with everything, and it makes me look slimmer. There were so many fabulous items but here’s what I picked up while shopping   Alexander Wang Rockie Duffle: This is hands down one of my favorite bags to carry during the winter season. I didn’t pick this bag up during… View Post

Denim and Paisely

I’ve owned a DSLR camera since maybe around 2011 and I’m still learning new things about it every time I turn around. When I first got the camera I thought it would automatically make my pictures that much better. You know, because when you pay $1000+ for a camera that’s just supposed to happen right? I cringe every time I look back at my older photos. They were so small, so dark, so… unflattering. I had to learn how to shoot in Manual. It was pointless for me to be owning this expensive camera and not using the function. There was… View Post

I’m Getting Rid of All My Handbags

I have/had quite an extensive handbag collection. Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, 3.1 Phillip Lim you name it I probably owned it or it was on my list of bags to own. You could’ve just called me the handbag queen, and I would have promptly responded “Hey Girl!” with a big smile on my face. I even went as far as to transform one of our old Ikea Bookshelves into a handbag closet using some shutters I found at Homegoods. I had spray painted the doors metallic silver. Purchased some cute knobs and had my… View Post

Fashion Friday: Coffee Break

There’s always time for coffee. I can’t believe it’s already August, more importantly, I can’t believe summer is almost over and I actually survived by barely purchasing anything new for the season. If you’ve been following our journey to become debt free over on the site Live Broke on Purpose then you know I’ve talked about being addicted to shopping and how that’s something I’ve been struggling hard to overcome. At the beginning of the summer, all I could think was that I needed a new summer handbag, but after going through my purse closet (which I’m slowing in the process… View Post

Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

I’m sharing #LISTERINE in my life as part of a LISTERINE® sponsored series for Socialstars™ If you’ve been hanging out with me here at Being Melody than you know that I’ve teamed up with Listerine to talk about how you can bring out the bold in your everyday life. This year one of my goals was to get out of my comfort zone in all areas of my life. I want to get into public speaking, I want to take my business further, and I wanted to start loving and accepting my body more. I’ve done well on the whole… View Post

Once You Stop Living You Start Aging

“When you stop living is when you stop aging.” Are you surprised as I am that I’m actually sorta consistent with my fashion post? My capsule wardrobe is kinda non-existent for the summer, but I’m making it work and being creative. Amongst all the talk about crucial issues on Twitter like Black Lives Matter and the conversation on deescalating interactions with the Police so that our African American men and women make it home, there was a light-hearted conversation about how people born in the 80’s were officially old.  I was born in the early 80’s and while I do… View Post


              GAP Chambray Top / LEVIS 315 Denim Jeans / Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote / Mirrored Sunglasses -Aldo  Michael Kors Darci D’orsay Lace Up Espadrille -Photo Credit April Pershing Summer has arrived, and as much as I hate to say it, I don’t have my capsule wardrobe ready for the season. I chose to utilize a capsule wardrobe this year because I needed to add as much simplicity to my life this year as possible. While I’ve loved every bit of it, I really didn’t think through how much losing weight would affect my capsule wardrobes… View Post