SUBMIT WEDDING

Melissa Baran

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Email
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

9 Statement-Making Home Finds from Nate Berkus

If celebrity designers were college professors, I'd most definitely be signing up for Nate Berkus' class on the art of blending texture and color. He does it seamlessly (insert A-ok emoji here). Hence, why I adore his pieces so and appreciate that I can actually afford them. Case in point? This gorgy...

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5 Everyday Hairstyles That Take Less Than 5 Minutes To Do

We've all been there... you get into the same old hair routine every single day. And it's boring. It's blah. Our locks get a little sad and limp looking because we're seeing the same thing in the mirror everyday. That's when you know it's time to throw a little twist in the mix or try ...

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How To Stop Being Late All the Time

Are you always the last empty chair in the office, or the last to show up at a party? Being chronically late can add a layer of stress you might not even realize you're subjecting yourself to. Remember that one time you were early? Didn't it feel good to have an extra 30 minutes at work to settle in before diving into email, or have your cocktail in hand already when everyone arrived to the restaurant? See...

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The Ultimate Sunday Brunch Recipe Roundup

Firstly, apologies for flaunting all of this sugary goodness in front of you. I myself envisioned a table filled with every single one of these brunch treats on it and well, cue the mouth-watering. But when we're all sooo good about eating healthy during the week, we deserve a little weekend indulgence, right? Bring on the...

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Have You Heard of Tightlining? Use This Trick To Make Your Eyes Pop!

We've all lined our top and bottom lashes to create a little bit of drama in our look, but have you tried tightlining yet? It's similar to lining your top water line but instead, it's all about adding fullness to your top lash line. I personally love this technique because it barely (if at all) looks like I'm actually wearing eyeliner and gives me that va-voom I want. Get the steps below!

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A Newport Beach Abode That’ll Make You Want To Move To California

I'm pretty sure, no, make that 100% positive that this is my dream home. I fully stalked it on Blackband Design's Instagram account, as I do with all of their work. I looove that this abode has Cape Cod style on California time—a perfect blending of east and west coast beach vibes if you ask me. ...

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10 Steps To a French Bistro-Inspired Dream Kitchen

I grew up in a family-owned restaurant surrounded by generations of all French-Canadian ancestry. Needless to say, I love food and entertaining is in my blood. Although I have not yet been to an authentic French bistro, it's on my bucket list—and I can fully appreciate the charming atmosphere thanks to Pinterest. My solution? Create your own little French bistro-inspired kitchen.

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Julianne Hough’s Kitchen is Absolute Perfection.

When Erin recently told me that I had to see Julianne Hough's gorgeous kitchen, being a kitchen lover (and a fan of Jules) I immediately headed over to her Instagram account for a bit of stalking. And now, I'm determined to paint my cabinets or island blue. Do you love this look? See more details on here kitchen...

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The One Style Tip We’re Stealing from Candice Swanepoel

Confession: Stalking Victoria's Secret models is my guilty pleasure. Not reality TV or ice cream, but following along with beauties like Candice Swanepoel on Instagram? Total spare time indulgence, or rather, style education! The one fashion trend I'll be stealing from Candice this summer is high waisted bottoms paired with tucked in tops. You might be...

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12 Ways To Make Your Home Feel Like a Beach House

You've seen them on Pinterest and Instagram... all white, exposed beams, homes filled with tropical greenery and subtle nods to the sea. It's beach life and it's good living. But for those of us who don't live right on the water, yet still crave that beachy vibe? We're allowed to have that laid back style, too. Here are 12 easy ways to make you feel like you're...

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The Ultimate Checklist for a Successful Memorial Day Party

Can you believe Memorial Day is upon us? Just two weeks away lovelies! Time to break out the grill, string up your party lights and stock the bar, because summer is right around the corner and I for one, cannot wait for all of the warm weather festivities. Planning a bash of your own? Keep this checklist...

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How To Get the Off-Duty Model Look

Originally, the paparazzi brought off-duty model looks to our screens—but today? Instagram does that for us. Models give us a peek into their every day life outside of photo shoots and magazine pages. And it's easily a look we all want to steal, from Rocky Barnes to...

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How To Transform Your Hair with Just 6 Bobby Pins

Remember the 90's when neon barrettes and floral scrunchies topped our heads? My Mom had a whole drawer full of hair adornments. Thankfully the hair jewels of today are a little less extravagant and something as simple a few bobby pins will do the trick. Say hello to the sweetest arrow hairdo from ...

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Steal These 8 Blogger Looks for Your Weekend Uniform

When it comes to weekends, there are plenty of occasions that call for fitting style moments, whether it's a Starbucks runs, a farmer's market trip or getting fancied for date night. We're looking to some of our favorite...

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10 One-Piece Swimsuits Sexier Than a Bikini

Gone are the days when one-piece swim suits were for mama's-to-be and girls who hadn't hit puberty yet. They're sexier than ever now, featuring cutouts, deep V's, lace and crochet with skin peeking in all corners. And I think I might be investing in one of my own this summer. Tell us which one you love and would make you feel...

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Love Marble + Gold? Try One of These Chic Home DIYs!

In the design world, neutrals are queen right now and the one combo that cozies right in with that look? Marble + gold. From beach houses to elegant chef's kitchens to french country farmhouse, it's simply a fresh, clean and timeless pairing. Can't afford a massive island made of straight marble with gilded lighting overhead? Put on your I-can-make-that hat and try out one of these chic...

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8 Things To Avoid if You Want Open Shelving

How many of you have drooled over open shelving on Pinterest? A pretty space for cake stands and cute glassware from Anthropologie? Yes, please! But going for that minimalist look can also have some consequences if you don't have the design approach. So, if you're looking to showcase some of your beautiful pieces in a wow way, here are 8 things to avoid! Avoid that cluttered feeling by sticking to a neutral or...

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The Devil’s Chocolate Cake Recipe that Will Cure Any Bad Day

I'm pretty sure, no scratch that—100% positive that this is the prettiest cake I've ever seen. And if someone served me a slice of this on a bad day? Well, it would be a bad day no more my friends. Not to mention it would be fab to celebrate with on a good day, too. Think birthdays, holidays, or just any old Wednesday—because this will be happening in my kitchen soon. Recipe from Cake by Annie below and you can indulge in more here in...

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12 Fitness Classes To Get Your Booty Bikini-Ready

If you're anything like me, you need a little push to motivate you to workout. For me? That comes in the form a fun class that tricks my mind into thinking I'm not really working out. Ha! Sound familiar? And there's no doubt that the group aspect of taking a class gives that extra boost we all need. So, take your pick—whether it's...

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Don’t Forget To Do These 15 Things Before You Leave for a Getaway

I'm a list person. Without them, my life (or my brain, rather) would be chaos. And that rings true especially when I'm prepping for a relaxing getaway. Because there have been far too many forgotten fashion items or "did we lock the back door?" moments for me to count. I've got it down to a science now and ...

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