On this day the weather was perfect. It was a really warm spring, sunny day. I wore this outfit hoping it would not be too hot but either way I’m happy I wore it. The top and skirt are Aritzia and my accessories are from Proenza Schouler and Mango. Go check out outfit details on my Instagram account at melissainthecity.
I like the professional look. There is something about wearing a pencil skirt and blouse that rings office attire wear. I can remember when I was younger that I despised wearing anything that was too formal looking, but now that I’m older I appreciate it.
Photographed by Madeline Heising
I started ‘Melissa in the City’ as a creative outlet for me to showcase my style, my inspirations, and my outlook on life. When I was in high school I enrolled in summer courses at FIT in New York and I realized just how much other girls were driven by fashion. So it only made sense to study it in college and when I graduated I continued to work in fashion. Over the that span of time, I thought about how much of what I learned was shaping me as woman to buy what I wear. My schoolwork and working in the industry put me on this path to start a blog.
Now that I’m in my mid twenties I’ve gained this confidence to step outside of my introvert self and share more. I want to wear that Comme des Garçons oversized structured coat and pair it down with a feminine dress. This blog will be my style diary to test my boundaries and break those rules.
I decided to wear this J.W. Anderson denim skirt because of the ruche detailing and pair it with the Aritzia top and its exaggerated puffed sleeves. The accessories were the Mango silver ball earrings and the Proenza Schouler purse.
On my Instagram and Facebook page ‘Melissa in the City’ I will be adding more photos of this look soon. So stay tuned…
With Resort 2018 shows in full swing, perhaps I may be stating this too early but hands down the Louis Vuitton show was amazing. Nicholas Ghesquiere respectfully paid homage to the Japanese culture with such class. The models were dressed in traditional prints, their makeup was kabuki inspired, and Ghesquiere was inspired by a 1970s Japanese film series called Stray Cat Rock. The collection had a 70s feel to it with the leopard print jackets and shag haircuts, and the tailoring for the collection was clean.
Wild Wild West meets Dior edition! Set in LA, the Dior Cruise 2018 runway was midwestern inspired. The collection had earthy tones of brown and red as the statement color for dresses. These 3 looks were my favorite from the Dior Cruise 2018 show.
What makes a heel or bootie a ‘spring shoe’? My guess is that the shoe has to have a pop of color. These styles are spring enough with details that make each shoe noteworthy. All these shoes can be found at farfetched.com
Lena Dunham. I’ve been a fan of Lena Dunham since Girls came on the scene and it’s because of Girls that I got introduced to this powerful feminist. She is so open to talking about her own mental health that it’s refreshing to know a woman of that caliber is real. Lena Dunham doesn’t hide the the fact that she use to suffer badly from OCD and anxiety and she’s not afraid to openly talk about it. As someone who deals with anxiety it can be nerve wrecking to talk about it to anyone. She also as the newsletter Lenny Letter where they talk about important matters that sometimes don’t get talked about enough like women’s rights.