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F L A U R A: Me on my commute this morning: Who invented the damn SNOOZE button??! Has it ever done anyone ANY good? Not me 🤣🤦🏾‍♀️😫 #TypicalMonday  #HappyNewWeek 🖤 Pic by @scarlettstvns

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W O N D E R S M I L E: On week 2 of  my @wondersmile clear aligners journey and I’m really excited to see the final results already 😆😁 Can you tell I’ve got them on now?! My front teeth have never been able to touch so I can’t wait for the day when the finally do! It takes some adjusting to but definitely worth it 😁 Would you you straighten your teeth if you had the opportunity to? Blog post and short demo videocoming up on my #alignersexperience so far. #ad #wondersmile #straightteeth #aligners

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A L L O: Allo from thee other side... just dropping this oldie shot by @arewaphotograph . I haven’t shot anything recently because, storms Ciara and Dennis . Actually I tell a lie. I’m currently in hibernation mode and renovating the house is taking over my organisational skills. Also #LoveIsBlindNetflix Part 2 comes out today so... catch me on Twitter 😂 They basically need to pay me for doing promo for this show because chile I been spreading the word 🤣😫🙌🏾

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Style Diary: Melody of Blingaholic 88

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It’s the 2nd of April and my husband is still pulling April Fool’s pranks on me. LOL. I can’t with his silliness. Here to blow our fashionable minds with today’s Style Diary feature is the bodacious black beauty of Blogaholic 88. Meet Melody…

ABY: Let’s get your bio deets up first…

 I’m Melody Sours, a fashion blogger living in Dallas Texas. My site celebrates high and low fashion from Louboutins to vintage shop finds. Never a creature of habit, I love encountering new people and experiences. My husband and I try at least one new restaurant or hot spot a week. Other parts of my down time are spent indulging in wine tasting, shopping and spa pampering. I’ll eat pretty much anything and love the taste of strong coffee. My friends would say that I laugh a lot and try to see the positive in just about every situation.

 ABY: How would you describe your style and what influences your style

My style is glamorous and well-tailored with a little edge. I’ve always been influenced by the celebration of a woman’s form. I love the femininity of a 1950s wiggle dress and the body skimming silhouette of 1970s Halston pieces. I’ve also become very attracted to items with edgy touches.

ABY: Favourite high end & high street brands?

Valentino, Chanel; Alexander Wang and Christian Louboutin.

ABY: If you had the power to, which one fashion store / boutique would you wipe out from the face of this earth and why???

Free People. They’re big on oversized fits while I’m drawn to structured pieces that nip in at the waist.

ABY: What do you splurge on? 

Shoes and handbags.

ABY: Any beauty secrets or tips you’d like to share.

Every girl needs a good vibrant shade of lipstick. I like Heroine and Ruby Woo by Mac. Getting plenty of sleep and water never hurts either.

ABY: What fragrance are you loving at the moment?

Coco Chanel Mademoiselle. Now and forever.

ABY: Your favourite trends currently?

Fitted midi skirts/dresses and fringe accents.

ABY: The trends I just don’t get are…

Baggy clothing with no feminine lines or structure.

ABY: This question is just for fun lol! Which profession has the coolest/ most fashionable uniform?  

Pilot and Flight Attendant uniforms are always so crisp and classic (especially the retro ones).

ABY: Which TV show has/had the best fashion?  

Gossip Girl, Sex and the City and Single Ladies.

ABY: Your ultimate fashion no-nos are…

Blindly following trends with no regard to the cut or color that works best for you. Dressing for anyone but yourself.

ABY: Your top 5 wardrobe must-haves are…

-Dark skinny jeans

-Leather Moto Jacket

-A Vibrant Flowing Maxi Skirt

-A sky high pair of Louboutins

-V-neck tees in neutral shades

-Leather leggings

-A fitted pencil dress (Ok, that’s 7. I tried but just couldn’t trim it down any further).

ABY: Your best fashion buy EVER… My 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli. It adds just the right amount of edge to any look and I carry it almost every day.

ABY: Your fashion icons… Mom has been my fashion icon from day one. Also… Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Jennifer Lopez.

ABY: Your favourite quote/saying  “You can complain because roses have thorns or you can rejoice because thorns have roses”. Zig Ziglar

ABY: I love that saying! Follow Melody online at:

BLOG: Blingaholic88.com

INSTAGRAM: @blingaholic88

YOUTUBE: youtube.com/blingaholic88

TWITTER: @blingaholic88 

Okay I forgot to ask what your workout routine is, ’cause you have a bangin’ body with style to back it up! Your style diary tells me you love sequins and leather and I’m here for it!

What do you think people?

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