{Wearing: H&M Coat, Shabby Apple Joyful Dress c/o, Aldo Shoes & Earrings, Club Monaco Clutch}

It was oddly difficult to force myself to get out of my pj's and actually get a little dolled up this week. I was quite enjoying my sick-uniform of comfy clothes but the time has come to admit I need to wear regular people clothes again. I have this week off work and I'm really looking forward to relaxing, recovering from the holidays (and that awful cold) and spend time with the amazing people in my life. The last few weeks have been a blur and now I have some time to slow things down and enjoy.

How stunning is this Shabby Apple Joyful dress? I am excited to announce the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway is Laurie! email me at contact@miss-melissa.com for details!!

Happy Holidays my amazing readers!


  1. Love your dress - it looks so pretty on you!

  2. WOW! you look absolutely stunning in this outfit! the dress is gorgeous!


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  3. That's such a lovely dress - that gun metal color is so pretty and I love the bow detail. Such a neat little accent.

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  4. You look so pretty.Love you outfit.

  5. you look gorgeous in this dress! and can I just mention how jealous I am that you can wear open toe shoes.. and see grass? mad dramz.


  6. Such a pretty and glam dress on you. And I obvs love Shabby Apple as well, seeing as I just hosted a giveaway for them too. Hooray! Hope you're enjoying the holidays.

  7. Your makeup is so lovely here, and thats a really sweet dress :D

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  9. wow Melissa, you look absolutely stunning girl!!! that gorgeous dress has the perfect name, joyful indeed - i love it! happy post-holiday frenzy - it's been an exhausting shuffle of sorts. i hear you about that fact. so good you get a week off though, especially since you're healing up from that cold. sure hope you feel top notch again soon!

    sounds like your Christmas was full of warmth, love and cozy time with the fams. just what the Dr. ordered :) wishing you cheers and charms ahead. HAPPY 2013!!!! may it be the best year yet! ♥

  10. You look soooo perfect! :)

    Merry Christmas, beautiful lady!! <3

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  12. love your gun metal dress! the bow detail is fabulous!


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