I blame J-Lo

Shirt and Earrings: Ann Taylor Loft, Skirt and Shoes: Target, Bag: ShoeDazzle, Headband: Claire's (that is not a typo and no, I am not 9yrs old), Watch: Michael Kors, Necklaces: Express and HandPicked (photos: Carrie Hawkins Foust)
Have you ever met a woman that can throw her hair into a haphazard pile of crap on the top of her head and look effortlessly beautiful...chic, even? Oh, you have, but you broke off your friendship because you couldn't handle the overwhelming disgust and envy that boiled up inside of you every time you saw her? Well, I understand, but never fear....you and I can still be friends, because I am not that girl. CLEARLY. 
I blame J-Lo really. Every time I wake up lazy and make the conscious decision not to do my hair, there is a little teeny voice inside of me that says..."Melissa, this is the day. Your day, to pull off a J-Lo." You know what I am talking about, right?! Jennifer Lopez is an aesthetic mutant. No one is supposed to look that insanely hot when their hair is tightly pulled back and knotted. Yet, somehow, she does. Always, every.dang.time. UGH!I need to find that teeny voice inside of me and rip it's larynx out. When I pull my wet, naturally wavy hair up into a high pony tail and then twist it into loops and knots on top of my head I just look like a lazy person who hit the snooze button 76 times that morning. Once I had my hair piled on top of my head, it was too late to take it down, run a comb through it, dry it, and straighten it. So....what did I do? I put friggin' feathers in it. I was trying to give some "pizazz" to my lame 'do. Although, I am pretty sure I just ended up highlighting my bad decision.
As far as the rest of the outfit, I kind of like it. I love the deep jewel-tone of this jade shirt, the layered, enormous gold necklaces and the simple black pencil skirt. But let's be honest, shall we? It didn't matter what I had on, all I could think about all day was what a goddess b!#@h, J-Lo is.


  1. I think your hair looks super cute like that, just saying... :)

  2. The headband Rocks! Gorgeous as always!