I love when a friend from years ago sends me an email or someone with whom I share so much in common with writes me via this blog. It really is amazing how small your world can become sometimes. With that being said I was SO excited when I opened my email this summer and saw a subject line "Taft Connection."
Melissa Madden and I both attended the same high school a few year apart and I have loved getting to know her via email. One of the very best parts of making this connection was enlisting a new blog sponsor; Melissa is the owner of the darling, very preppy and feminine clothing line Melly M. Melly M is a clasic, ladies' clothing company. In 2002, Melissa turned her love of sewing and design into a business on the streets of New York City, literally. All Melly M prints are designed by Melissa and the fabric is then sewn into fabulous frocks. The items are classic, but chic. Think feminine prints and ruffles mixed in with a simple sheath. "My prints vary from sophisticated elegance to simple, snappy casual. The silhouettes will always remain timeless, wearable and feminine."
Now that Fall is in the air Melly M is hosting a blowout sale on all their summer items. EVERYTHING is 50% off! (sale price is reflected once you add your items to your cart)! Of course, as with anything in my life, I could not pick one or two Melly M favorites, but have a mile long wish list to share with you:
I am all about classic, sheath dresses, they just work well with my figure. I love when designers make something basic a bit more trendy and that is exactly what Melissa has done with the Carmel Sheath. The neckline with the button and keyhole are not what you typically find, but the fit is. I would gladly take one every print in this shift. The classic lines have been made modern and I give it two thumbs up!
I am not one that can ever really pull off strapless, but I love a great halter top or dress. The Sconset Halter has great lines and comes in fun prints (808 is my favorite!). They top is not too revealing, but flirty. This would pair perfectly with shorts or white jeans and even a pashmina if there is a chill in the air.
Pink and orange is a great combination (remember it was my 25th birthday color scheme?!) and this Mini with a Button is just as cute as can be! The print is not over-the-top and the colors just work with one another to create something that is really eye-catching and fun! Of course, if pink and orange are not for you (GASP!), it comes in lots of other great prints including a brown which could be worn now (but it on SALE!).
I am all about the ruffles these days. They are fun and feminine and can be worn casually or you can dress them up. The Riverside Ruffle is a darling frock. I love it in the blue print as you could easily wear that into the Fall.
I LOVE this Greek Key Back Bay Sheath! It comes in several color waves, but I think the pink and green or navy and white are my favorites.