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Birthday Wish List

My birthday is in nine days. Do you know how I know this? Because it’s on my driver’s license. But also because the cheerful customer service guy who helped me cancel my health insurance over the phone (I’m joining my contract company’s plan) told me so. This is the difference between me turning 37 and me turning 26. As an almost 37-year-old, I proactively called to cancel my insurance so I wouldn’t have to pay double premiums. As an almost 26-year-old, I got a tattoo of a mustache on my finger from Bubba at Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas after having a shot of Tequila at Reno’s Chop Shop Saloon down the street. Pretty happy about both of these decisions. Annnyhoo, while perusing one of my favorite SERIOUSLY FUN online shops—BAN.DO—I realized I needed a lot of SERIOUSLY FUN stuff & things in my 37th year of life. I thought I’d create a post of my current favorites and send them to my boyfriend share them with y’all. Take a look and let me know your favorites in the comments! (It’s the roller skates, I just know it.)

Birthday wish list items from BAN.DO

Better than cake: 1. Available for Weekends t-shirt – medium $38, 2. 17-Month I Am Very Busy Agenda – large $32, 3. Pom Pom Earrings – black & white $75, 4. Doin’ Fine Slides – size 8 $70, 5. Champagne is My Game Plant Holder $52, 6. Fancy Dress Dogs Scarf $140, 7. Third Eye Bangle $56, 8. Amigo Circle Bag – Onyx $95, 9. I Did My Best Socks $10 and Moxie Pink Roller Skates $279, 10. Square Pink Felt Letter Board $60, 11. I Don’t Work Here Ceramic Mug $14, 12. Rose Bomber Jacket – medium $36



There’s this thing that happens when I walk into Anthropologie. Joy overcomes me. All the colors. All the fabrics. All the textures. ALL OF THE DRESSES. A warm and fuzzy feeling runs up my body from my toes to my forehead. Then before I know it, I’m spinning through the store singing the main song from the movie Beaches at the tops of my lungs while the shop manager picks up the phone to call the mall police and women pick up their small children and back out of the store slowly. Ahem. Imagine my delight this morning when an email hit my inbox that read 25% off all dresses from Anthropologie. Take a look at my favorites below, then head over to the Anthropologie site or store to choose your own.

Cute green dress from AnthropologieFlounced T-shirt Dress $88.50

Cute printed dress from AnthropologieGallerina (GET IT?!) T-Shirt Dress $148.50

Cute black printed dress from AnthropologieNightvision Swing Dress $148.50

Cute red shoulder showing dress from AnthropologieGemma Silk Dress $298.50

Cute black maxi dress from anthropologieMarova Maxi Dress $298.50

Cute pink dress from AnthropologieLilibet Dress $103.50

Cute dainty dress from AnthropologieLayered Victorian Dress $126

Style, Travel

Hawaii Vibes

GUYS! Can we please talk about how cool Hawaii is? I MEAN COME ON! Scott and I just got back from our trip and I’m still soaking it all in. We watched an active volcano glow in the night, we hiked into a crater that was once filled with lava and we ate our weight in Li Hing Mui laced shaved ice. There’s so much more, you guys. I plan to share the gazillions of pics I took as soon as I get a chance to edit them all.

I wanted to say hi in the meantime. Hi! I also wanted to share a few fancy items I picked up at T.J. Maxx before the trip. I took a look at my wardrobe and realized I needed to stock up on some new duds. Sigh. My weight has been fluctuating all over the place and it seems I’m a little too big for my britches these days. (What’s new, AMIRITE LADIES?)

I headed to T.J. Maxx because it’s my favorite place to find cute, inexpensive and unique items. Check out my real-life finds I bought and packed for the the trip below, then keep scrolling for a few other Hawaii-approved items that caught my eye on the T.J. Maxx website. Oh, and P.S… Follow along on my Instagram today and tomorrow (AND FOREVER OR ELSE) because Scott and I are headed to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday. AHHH! I KNOW! I’VE NEVER BEEN!

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Hawaii Vibes |

Very J Tie Die Dress $16.99, House of Harlow Daisy Round Sunglasses $39.99, Maison Scotch Peakaboo Back Mini Dress $39.99

Hawaii Vibes |

A.B.S. 5 pocket boyfriend shorts $19.99, Lovers + Friends Friday Night Crop Top $29.99, Maison Scotch Hawaiian Printed Boyfriend Shorts $19.99

Hawaii Vibes |

For Cynthia Linen Anchor Print Cover-Up $24.99, Shore Shapes Swim Dress with Tummy Control $24.99, Lagaci Printed Cover-Up Maxi Dress $16.99

Hawaii Vibes |

Philosophy Floral Dress $24.99, Capelli Marled Floppy Hat $12.99, Cynthia Rowley Silk Strappy Dress $39.99




Green Things

Hey! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite green things. Not that you care because you’re probably already elbow deep in a pitcher of green beer. ‘Tis the season!

Green Things |

THESE ARE SO COMFORTABLE: Nomadic State of Mind Slide Sandal in Mint from Urban Outfitters $34, Rambling Rose Mint Green Kimono Top from Lulu’s $48

Green Things |

Something to read & something to read in: Places to Go, People to See Coffee Table Book by Kate Spade from Furbish Studio $40, Halter Wrap One-Piece Swimsuit in Festive Green from J.Crew $88

Green Things |

Skate season is in full schwing: Moxie Lolly Roller Skates in Teal from Urban Outfitters $299, Ray-Ban Acetate Covered Aviator Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters $180

Green Things |

Preeeeetttttyyyyyy: KomitaArt Toucan Print from Etsy $30, WhitlockandCo Green Floral Pillow Cover from Etsy $40

Green Things |

My dream fridge & something to put in my dream fridge: Smeg Refrigerator in Pastel Green from West Elm $1999, Greens1 from Pressed Juicery

The Best of Kate Spade Saturday |

The Best of Kate Spade Saturday

Do you want the bad news or the good news first? Okay, good choice. Bad news: is closing. I know, I know! The more affordable Kate Spade line is shutting its doors to focus on the larger brand. The good news is almost everything on the site is 40% off with code EXTRA40! Take advantage and get your hands on these favorites while you still can.

The best of Kate Spade Saturday |

If you want it, baby, you got it: 1. Virgo iPhone 5 case $25, 2. Split Jumpsuit $126, 3. iPhone 6 Case in Fine Fellow $25, 4. Color Block Pocket Tee in Pale Blush $45, 5. Small Weekender Bag in Freestyle $150, 6. Initial Earrings $25, 7. Grey Multi New Balance Sneakers $95 (no sale love for these cuties), 8. Initial Ring $12, 9. Printed Pumps $160, 10. Boxy Cosmetic Case in Freestyle $35, 11. Zipline Crossbody Clutch in Sun Yellow $98, 12. Trapeze Dress in Freestyle $150, 13. Resin Rope Necklace $50, 14. Mini A Satchel in Crosswalk Stripe $150


Let’s Get Some Color Up In Hurrrr

My wardrobe needs some help. The drab colors in my closet have been getting me down lately! And no not this kind of down, this kind of down. Leave it to Modcloth’s new arrivals to lift my spirits! Here are a few items I can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on.

Colorful New Arrivals from ModCloth | MustacheMelrose.comLooks On The Bright Side Top $34.99, Sure Do Love This Top $39.99, Build Me Up Bubble Gum Top $39.99

Colorful New Arrivals from ModCloth | MustacheMelrose.comVogue Vacay Romper $69.99, Blossom Bazaar Top $39.99, Nutmeg Latte Skirt in Juniper $49.99

Colorful New Arrivals from ModCloth |

Too Much Fun Dress in Cacti $89.99, Trek This Out Tee $29.99