SUBMIT WEDDING

Melissa Baran

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mbilodeau@stylemepretty.com
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http://bisoustyle.com/
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A handful of beautiful blooms, handwritten notes and pretty parties… These are just a few of the lovely details that keep me going every day. As a blogger, designer and lover of entertaining and stylish soirees, I'm so blessed to be doing what I love day in and day out at Style Me Pretty.

I live on the coast just North of Boston with my husband and our two sweet pets. When I'm not coordinating pretty features for Style Me Pretty, you can find me designing or writing for my personal blog, Bisou Style, crafting a delicious meal, playing with decor or obsessing over gorgeous calligraphy.

I am beyond thankful I am to be doing what I love every. single. day. Working with some of the most talented vendors and bloggers I've ever met is an honor and I can't wait to keep curating the pretty for you!

Recent Posts By Melissa

10 Show-stopping Wall Mirrors that Make a Statement

From ornate bone inlay to bamboo tropical vibes to distressed beauties, I have a slight obsession with mirrors. They're the one design element that seems to transform a space in an instant and make it ooze with character. Are you in the market for mirrored loveliness? You're sure to find at least one out of these ten show-stoppers to love! http://www.stylemepretty.com/vault/gallery/78030 More ways to...

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12 Stylish Stools to Complete Your Kitchen Island

When we moved into our home, it took us two months to decide on stools for our kitchen island. Who thought stool shopping was so tough? Being chair-less for 8 weeks was no fun, but I was determined to find just the right fit for our space, and eventually we did (the winner). In the same design dilemma? Peruse...

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6 Ways To Lengthen Your Lovely Lashes

In my opinion, mascara is to makeup what jewelry is to an outfit. It's the finishing touch that pulls everything together and makes you sparkle. But sometimes the same old mascara routine can feel a bit dull and you want a little more length. Try these 6 tricks to amp up your lashes for a more dramatic look! You might also love...

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32 Classic Baby Girl Names + Matching Nicknames

I always loved my great grandmother's name: Delphine. She was a petite little French woman who went by 'Del', always had a tall glass of beer with dinner and painted sweet landscape pictures in her spare time. She was mémère to me, but her classic name will always hold a place in my heart. On the hunt for a classic name for your baby girl? Here are 32 gems along with sweet nick names to match. Make DIY...

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6 Things To Avoid Doing in the Morning

Are you always running late? Pushing it with deadlines? Generally just feeling like you've done a million things but never have a truly productive day? It might be time to take a good hard look at what your morning looks like. That first hour of your day can often make it or break it—from hitting snooze to checking your phone, avoid doing...

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No Time? Try this Super Easy Last-Minute Party Punch Recipe.

As a strive-to-be-the-hostess-with-the-mostest woman myself, I fully admit that planning a party can be a pain in the booty. No matter how much prep and detail you put into a shindig, there's usually one thing that goes wrong. The worst one? Forgetting the cocktails. I've done it once before—but never again, with this genius last-minute recipe from Chloe of Boxwood Avenue. Created by...

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10 Perfect Lipstick Shades to Pucker Up in this Summer

Pucker up, ladies! We're in the thick of summer and that means donning shades of coral, watermelon, peach and nudes on your kiss. From date nights to summer weddings to all those soirées in between, here are...

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5 Ways To Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Motherhood is a beautiful thing and a growing bump (along with those pesky stretch marks)? Means a healthy babe. So ladies, embrace that bump along with any little love marks that accompany it—but if you want to avoid looking like you've got a map of the interstate on your belly? Try these five tips! Try this effortless hairstyle during your pregnancy!

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10 Ways To Make Your Baby’s Nursery One-of-a-Kind

When it comes to welcoming your little one into the world, it's only natural to want the very best for them. From a unique name to the cutest clothes, and of course, a one-of-a-kind nursery to bring them home to. And even though baby might not be in the...

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See What a Healthy Person Eats in a Day

If I could have it my way, I'd be eating crêpes for breakfast and flatbreads and nachos every night. Albeit, I don't gain weight very easily thanks to my Mom's genes, eating healthy is still SO important for every body type. But it's not easy by any means, until you've gotten the hang of it. Start here with this sample one-day meal plan and tips! A treat for those cheat days! For more healthy...

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30 Baby Boy Names Inspired by Handsome Celebrities

Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Leonardo DiCaprio… not only are these talented guys the definition of handsome, they’ve got the cool names to match. If you’ve got a sweet baby boy on the way, let this list of celebrities inspire your naming adventure. Let us know your favorites (or any we might’ve left out) in the comments below! Make DIY...

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The Best Rosé, White and Bubbly Wines to Sip on this Summer

I love a good cocktail or ice cold beer in the summer, I do. But nothing quite beats having a crisp glass of vino in hand during the warm summer months. Whether it's at a summer wedding, baby shower, a wino...

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8 Tricks for Looking Like a Model in Photos

Did you know there are nearly 260 million selfies on Instagram? Apparently we like taking pictures of ourselves! But truth is, not all selfies are Cindy Crawford-approved. If you're a fashion blogger, aspiring model or just want to know how to look better in photos, we've rounded up some simple tips to get...

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The Easiest 2-Ingredient Cocktail You Need To Try This Weekend

The weekend is on the horizon, pretties. And a HOT summer weekend at that. If you're like me, when it's 90 degrees out, effort goes out the door, which is why this 2-ingredient cocktail has quickly become my new best friend. Plus, it's cute to boot. We'd love to see how yours turn out, share your pop-tails with #SMPloves on Instagram this weekend!

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10 Maternity Wardrobe Essentials for Chic + Comfy Baby Bump Style

Gone are the days of when maternity style was limited to dresses that could be mistaken for nightgowns and cutie bumps were mostly hidden under layers of fabric. Mama style is at it's cutest, but it can still be difficult to adjust your wardrobe as you expand. Chances...

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10 Pregnancy Must-Haves To Survive the First Trimester

You just found out you're expecting, yay! Now, cue the early bedtime, bouts of nausea and tender lady friends. As your body starts to shift and change for baby you'll take notice—but if you're prepared, the first 12 weeks won't be so bad. Arm yourself with these ten lifesaving first trimester must-haves! Try this effortless hairstyle during your first trimester! You might also love…

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See How a 108-Year-Old House was Transformed Into a Gorgeous Home

Maybe it's the blue door, the farmhouse sink, the white kitchen with it's subway tile and mismatched wooden island chairs, the beautifully simple bedrooms or the al fresco lounge area that have my little finger wrapped around this house tour. I can't really remember which characteristic stole my heart first, but this 108-year-old home tour from Diani Living and TOAST Santa Barbara is one I want...

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6 Ways To Make Your Stainless Steel Appliances Shine

It never fails... the one thing I always forget to do before company comes over is clean my stainless steel. And then halfway through the party while we're indulging in wine and cheese at my kitchen island, I spot the streaks and fingerprints on my fridge and cringe. Sound familiar? I've added it to my weekly routine now so I'm always prepared—here are a few...

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10 of the Prettiest Neutral Paints for Baby’s Nursery

When it comes time to welcome baby, the most important room in the house becomes the nursery. And boy oh boy (or girl!) do we have plenty of inspiring cuties to peruse. But before you go and fill it with pretty pieces and decor, picking the perfect hue can be quite the challenge—especially with pregnancy...

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A Birthday Party Theme that You’ll Love Whether You’re 3 or 30

Donuts and blooms. A crazy cute party theme that I'm pretty sure is appropriate for any age (why didn't I do this for my 30th?), but made uber adorable by Soo Kim Photography for her daughter's birthday. Complete with a super easy picture ledge backdrop (genius!), bottles of single stems and a mini 'hooray' balloon sign to boot...

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