pop of color in SoHo

I can’t figure out whether it’s the move back to NYC or the reuniting with 4 seasons (yes, my first true spring in many years), I couldn’t help but add a little more color into my life. When I saw this Acne Studios cardigan, I knew it was the perfect add to my wardrobe – blue has always been a favorite color of mine after all. If you haven’t been to lower Manhattan, you’re in for a treat. From SoHo to LES, every neighborhood is filled with history, fashion, art and lots of character. Hubby to this day makes fun me because how well I know SoHo. I did spend most my NYC days there back then, and *AHEM* now. People watching FTW. i’m wearing Acne Studios cardigan strappy top (restyled here) Aritzia shorts White Sneakers Céline bag Chanel sunnies Let’s connect on Instagram and Bloglovin. Photos by Abel.

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AMM on facebook

For some reason, years ago, I felt that it was unnecessary to start a Facebook page for the blog. I thought it would be too much connectedness or too time consuming to having another social channel. That’s funny.Today we have so many more social channe…

all black rooftop hangs

 When in New York, I can’t help it but go back to all black for a minute even if it’s spring. I’ve been dying to wear these Keepsake pleated pants, so special thanks to the nice weather for allowing me style them! Finished the look with an oversized blazer, my favorite knot belt and platform booties to give the right amount of edge. Rooftops are optional, of course. Thanks for reading! i’m wearing Zara blazer (similar here) Keepsake pants Thakoon booties Céline bag

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all things winter skincare

When it comes to skincare, you could say that I’m pretty obsessed. It’s important to start while young. Understanding what your skin needs is a must as well. For instance, I have combination skin (a mixture of oily and dry areas), but it gets on the drier side during winter time. Lately I’ve been making an effort to convert to more natural brands as well as experimenting with the latest beauty trend, Korean skincare. For this post, I wanted to break down my winter skincare routine and share some of my current favorite products. The Basics: Aesop Toner – This is toner that caters to more sensitive skin. My first time using Aesop products, I’m a fan, although I’m also a big fan of this toner. Vitamin C serum – Vitamin C is a must for my daily routine. I like to use it before applying any serums or moisturizers on my face and neck. Not only it has so many anti-aging benefits, it’s very helpful to use it along with SPF. Avéne moisturizer – My go to day time moisturizer. It’s light, absorbs really fast and hydrating. Bonus points for smelling amazing. Shisedo UV protector* – Can’t stress enough how important SPF is for your […]

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simplicity at work

What is your go-to office look? I have been lucky to work at creative workplaces most of my life where office wear is super casual. Lately my day-to-day looks consist of PJs on work from home days and lots of coffee shop looks like this one. The idea of office wear should be simple and utilitarian. Who wants to get up in the morning to contemplate what to wear anyways? Pro-tip: plan the night before to avoid being late. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t show any personality. Distressed denim is a daily uniform for me given how comfy and easy to style it is. Paired with a polka dotted top to beat the Monday blues and black booties to give the right edgy feel. Choker is optional, but recommended. Throw over a leather moto jacket and you got yourself a simple office look. Thank you for reading, have a wonderful week! xx Melis Let’s connect on Instagram and Bloglovin. the outfit top: Comme Des Garcons | denim: J Brand, similar here and here | booties: Acne Studios | Watch: Larsson & Jennings

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Hong Kong travel journal pt. 2

As we prepare for our next adventure, I wanted to look back at the last part of our Hong Kong travel journal and share some more photos with you. It’s been over a month since we traveled to Asia, and putting together this travel journal gave me a serious case of wanderlust. The first part of Hong Kong is here, and the Taipei travel journal is here. One of the best perks of traveling for me is to be able to shop at local stores. Like this cozy sweater dress for instance. I got it at a small boutique in Taipei for $25! It was super fun to style it with a pair of faux leather pants and the Isabel Marant knot belt. Photos were taken in Hong Kong. A few Hong Kong tips: If you’re a coffee lover, check out my favorite coffee shops 18 Grams and The Coffee Academics. If you’re a high tea lover, the afternoon tea service at The Peninsula Hotel is also a must. Thank you for reading! xx Melis Check out my Instagram and Bloglovin. the outfit

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museum date at the Broad

If you haven’t heard by now the hype is gathering around downtown LA’s The Broad, a contemporary art museum by the philanthropist Eli Broad. Though you can get reservations on their online ticketing system, it’s booked out for weeks. We ended up waiting for about an hour strolling in 10:30am on a Sunday. From the infinity Room (get there early) to their Warhol/Hurst/Koons scattered through the rooms, it’s a VERY pop art-heavy collection. You can call it the Whitney equivalent of LA. But you just have to see it to see the amazing shots you can pull off across its humungous “honeycomb like” exterior. Inspired by the funky architecture of The Broad, I put together a look with volume and structure. Thank you for reading, hope you had an amazing holiday weekend! xx Melis Photos by Abel. the outfit: Fashion Bunker tunic (c/o) | Shopbop culottes (on sale here) | Saint Laurent booties (similar here) | Levis Denim jacket | Bag: Chanel

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LA photo journal

Hello from Los Angeles! Whenever we come down here, it’s always to a treat to discover new coffee shops. This LA photo journal post is dedicated to the amazing coffee scene as well as the calming beaches here. A little side inspo: Holidays can be stressful and hectic with shopping for loved ones and all, but don’t forget to take a moment to reflect on how far you’ve come this year and your goals for the next year. Speaking of reflections, we’re at a crossroads as well. Can’t wait to give you more updates soon. Happy holidays from the Mews family! Featured coffee shops: Urth Cafe | Menotti’s Coffee Shop | Verve Coffee Roasters Photos by Abel. outfit details

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his & hers holiday style

Holidays are upon us, so we wanted to surprise you with another his & hers holiday style post. Special thanks to Abel for letting me experiment my photography skills on him! He’s looking mighty fine in them, isn’t he? I should be encouraging our readers the spend more money during the holidays for a new dress, but why not utilize a dress you already have in your closet instead? Lately, I’ve been trying to simplify things in my life and get rid of the clutter in my closet. It’s still a work in progress, but meanwhile I try to only buy things that I can style for different occasions. Like this black dress. Previously posted here, and some even thought that it was a skirt! This time I paired it with a faux cur coat to glam it up, platform booties (on sale) and Chanel boy. We also put together a holiday inspired look for Abel, SF version of course. Abel’s style super laid back but that doesn’t mean we can’t dress him up with a John Varvatos coat. It’s all in the details! Thank you for reading! xx Melis Melis’ outfit Abel’s outfit

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Taipei travel journal

It was an amazing experience to see Taipei in person after listening to so many stories from Abel. This city is filled with amazing food, history and latte/nail art. Can’t get better than this! We walked a lot during this part of the trip – over 10 miles on one of the days, probably a good thing since we ate so much. So a simple white tee or a cozy cardigan and denim became my go-to uniform. To me, comfort is #1 priority in these kinds of situations. Highlights: In% Cafe (accidentally discovered the cutest 3-D latte art place), Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei 101 panoramic views, Shilin Night Market. Thanks for reading! xx Melis Photos by Abel. outfit details

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