About Melanie

Melanie is a stylist who adores bold prints, local farmers markets, and getting down to 90's music.  Her mission is to make women feel confident through their clothes.  This native New Yorker currently resides in the Bay Area with her fantastic husband, adorable, chubby baby and her impossibly cute puppy.  


Style Post : Equestrian Chic


All images from this  post by Melanie Kluger

When the lovely Kara and I decided to collaborate on a style post I got instantly excited.  This bride-to-be has effortless style and collaborating with her is always a blast.  The inspiration started from Kara's exquisite Kate Spade purse (no longer available... that lucky duck!) that we both have been drooling over.  Kara said "Wouldn't this make for an amazing equestrian style post?!"  And so this blog post was born!  In addition to working together on the looks we took on other roles as well.  I was the photographer for the day and Kara was our stunning model.  So much fun!

Kara and I are both inspired by clean, classic style with a modern twist.  We decided to pair her dark brown boots with a fitted navy blazer (here is a similar one minus the amazing suede elbow patches), skinny jeans (always the best for going into boots), a light blue, printed button down and lots of fantastic jewelry.  Since she is a Stella and Dot stylist, Kara has a plethora of incredible jewelry to layer with.  I've been coveting this Luxor Link Bracelet for approximately forever!

 When I hear the word equestrian, I immediately remember my vintage silk scarf that I found at a thrift shop several years ago.  It is in amazing condition, is a super vibrant red and black and the print is fantastic.  I always think of it fondly because 1) it was a steal! and 2) it was on a amazing trip to upstate New York with my hubby.  I love pieces that have a history.  Here it is in all it's glory.  

Being inspired by the colors of the fall leaves we decided to throw on an orange blazer and green pashmina scarf for a bit more harmonious look.  This jacket is certainly a statement color and the contrast piping makes for a preppy and fun look.  

I still can't get over how gorgeous Kara looks in all these pics!  Her wedding photos are going to be ridiculously beautiful.  Can't wait to see her walk down the aisle and to see how the talented Melinda Bunker's captures it!



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The photo under the tree with the orange scarf is gorg! Perhaps you should add photography to your plethora of skills!

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy Rose

I ADORE this styling! What a beautiful photo shoot - I must work with you in the near future :-)

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

@Daisy Rose Haha You are too sweet!!

January 29, 2013 | Registered CommenterMelanie

@Melissa Thanks so much for your kind words! I always love a good collaboration! =)

January 29, 2013 | Registered CommenterMelanie

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