Going to Work OOTD




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.


Starting a Fashion Blog

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.