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Friday, July 8, 2011

Guest Post : : Melissa of Miss Melissa

Hello lovely readers of The Loudmouth! My name is Melissa and I write for the blog Miss Melissa. I'm such a fan of Steph and her blog so when she asked me to do a guest post for her I jumped at the chance to get to know her readers a little better!

I recently spent a weekend in Los Angeles for a girlfriend's Stagette and since Steph is from LA I thought it would be appropriate to use one of my outfits from the trip in this post!


Outfit Details:
Dress- Aritzia
Shoes- Steve Madden
Clutch- Aldo

I ended up getting really sick for the 5 days before my trip and thanks to a lot of medication and zero energy it took me days to pack for the weekend. I would take advantage of my 15 minute spurts of energy by throwing a couple pieces into my suitcase before passing back out on the couch!

I learned an important lesson once I got to LA and opened up my suitcase: Do not let sick Melissa pack for a trip.

I'd already figured out that I shouldn't let sick-medicated Melissa shop online, but I thought for sure I would be able to put together a workable wardrobe for 4 days away. I gave myself way too much credit. I didn't do a horrible job but once I was no longer on 6 different types of medication, I could no longer remember why I packed half of the items I did. Nothing seemed to go together! I tried to convince myself that sick-medicated Melissa had some sort of fashion epiphany and there were some really innovative outfits in there somewhere. Unfortunately non-medicated Melissa couldn't figure them out.

Luckily I had thrown some of my fav go-to pieces in there as well as a couple dresses so I was able to pull together some LA appropriate items that fit the occasions perfectly.

Like this LBD that I wore to a dinner out. I didn't accessorize much as I tend to shy away from too many accessories (unlike Steph who always seems to add that perfect accessory to each outfit). I just added a pink lip and a woven clutch and I was good to go.



Now all I need to do is make a list of all of those random pieces I packed so the next time I'm sick and heavily medicated I can write down all of the outfits that I had planned on putting together. I have a feeling they are going to be life changing.

4 comments:

  1. That's a lovely dress - chic and simple.

    I'm so intrigued by your random outfits - I do that sometimes and don't have your excuse...

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  2. Great post! I will definitely be checking out her blog.

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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  3. I am sick right now.... makes me feel like leaving the house will turn heads (either in a good way or a bad way).

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  4. Oh, I can relate to this now more than ever because something incredibly similar happened to be only a few weeks ago. I went to visit my sister for three days and ended up staying for almost two weeks, very unexpectedly and much to the chagrin of the miniscule bit of my wardrobe I'd brought with me. She laughed at me as I set aside an entire night to pack before leaving for her place and I thought I was brilliant with several different outfits working from just a few pieces - except that when I actually got there I realized nothing worked like I expected it would! It'll forever be an unsolved fashion mystery, I really have no idea what happened.

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