City: Just outside Washington DC
Occupation: Web Content Developer for the Department of Education
Blog: Unravelled Threads
Who is your fashion inspiration?
The working ladies of DC are my fashion inspiration. They give me so many ideas and have really helped my style evolve.
What is your favourite place to shop?
I am way to indecisive to choose just one store. There are several places I go to regularly...Forever21, H&M, DELiA*s (for jeans) and New York & Company.
What is your current favourite fashion trend?
Chambray and floral. Particularly together.
What is the current trend you dislike the most?
Clogs. When I think of them I just think of wooden Dutch shoes (which would actually be a really cool table decoration). I feel like they would be really heavy and uncomfortable.
Why did you start your blog?
Despite having a walk-in closet and a dresser full of clothing, I realized that I gravitate towards the same stuff. I always have a really hard time dressing professionally for work and still feeling like myself. I read my friend, Maria's blog (Infinite Whimsy) regularly and thought, "She is so cute and professional! Maybe her blog helps her do that...I should make one, too!" So I did!
How would you describe your style?
This one is kind of tough. I'd say my style is simple and fitted. Can one describe their style as fitted? I have no idea...Anyway, I'm not really into layering or baggy clothing and I always forget to put on accessories.
What is one thing you are dying to buy this spring?
A chambray button down and boyfriend jeans. That was two. I'm such a cheater (insert: indecisiveness).
What is the most expensive thing you have bought?
I tend to buy a lot of inexpensive stuff, which would certainly explain why I have so much clothing. I figure if I don't spend too much, it's not the end of the world if whatever it is gets messed up. I do, however, buy quite a bit of Coach. I have four or five handbags, a few wristlets and sneakers.
What was the least expensive thing you have bought?
I bought a pair of maroon pumps for $3.50. Gotta love Payless BoGo.
What is one thing that you regret buying?
Several years ago, I went to South Street in Philly and spent way too much on High Top Nike Dunks. I have no idea what I was thinking. I still haven't worn them outside of my closet.
What is your favourite vacation destination?
Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is easily the most beautiful place I've ever been. It is such a cool, small town. There is more to see and do there than I could do in a month. I can't wait to go back.
To see more of Melanie's looks go to her blog Unravelled Threads.