SUBMIT WEDDING

Melissa Baran

Editor

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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

32 Classic Baby Boy Names That’ll Stand the Test of Time

When it comes to baby boys, I'm a sucker for classic names that fit the bill from chubby baby rolls all the way to old man wrinkles. Names like Otis, Max and Theo... so stinking cute, right? Find 32 timeless picks that'll take your boy from wee one to wise one, right here. Happy baby naming! Try these DIY tassels for your baby shower...

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10 Black + White Home Decor Finds that are Anything But Boring

I'm all about a happy pop of color, but if I'm being completely honest? Classic neutrals paired with black and white decor win me over every time. It paves the way for pattern and texture and a hint of your favorite hue if you wish. See 10 black and white wins that are anything but boring...

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10 Tools You Need for a Perfect Pizza + Ice Cream Date Night

If you ask me, there's no better food combo than pizza and ice cream. Pizza is one of my husband and I's favorite meals to make together during the summer and is actually pretty easy to master once you get the hang of it and have the right gadgets. But the pièce de résistance? Is the ice cream (or in our household, gelato) that follows. Find the recipes and all the tools you need from...

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How To Make the Perfect Summer Popsicle at Home

Not only are popsicles the best. summer. treat. ever. being that they are tasty, cold perfection on a stick. But aren't they just the prettiest ever, too? I swear I've pinned dozens on Pinterest and today, I'll be adding another lovely twist from Monika Hibbs... grapefruit and peach goodness. Get the recipe below and indulge while these hot...

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10 Pretty Prints to Hang in Your Babe’s Nursery

Once you've picked out the perfect paint color and sweet crib that your babe will rest his or her head in, it's time to add the frosting. You know, the little bits of pretty that make your wee one's nursery...

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8 Gorgeous Laundry Rooms That’ll Make You Want To Do Laundry

Laundry rooms don't technically have to be pretty, they just need to get the job done. But the truth is, the job is way more enjoyable when you've got a pretty space like one of these to sort, wash and fold in... am I right? From lovely shelving to display the necessities to...

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3 Easy Steps to the Tastiest Moscow Mule with a Twist

When it comes to putting a twist on lime-lover cocktails, grapefruit is the winner. From a margarita turned paloma to a classic mojito turned sassy, and now, with the cocktail genius of Lyghthouse Cocktails, meet the grapefruit moscow mule. Get the recipe in just three easy steps below!

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7 Things Guests First Notice When they Walk Into Your Home

While you're obsessing over finding something to hang on the empty wall in your dining room, your house guests? They're focusing on the little tidbits that matter to them and their stay with you. Like a clean and well-stocked bathroom or the fact that you took the time to pick up their special coffee creamer! Want to really impress your guests?

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Under $100 Crop Jeans to Take You from Late Summer to Early Fall

When it comes to the late summer—early fall transition? There's nothing more versatile than the crop jean. From a beach or BBQ style with flip flops to booties and sweaters for those chilly days, they are a must in every girl's closet in my opinion. And when they're under $100, even better. Find a handful of budget-friendly cutie crops...

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5 Gorgeous Maternity Styles from a Fashion Blogger Mama-to-be

We've been big fans of Mara from M Loves M over here for quite some time. But most recently? We've been dying over that cutie bump of hers and the gorgeous way she styles it. From summer nights at the marina to pretty in pink moments, she's got bump...

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13 Ways To Dress Up an All-White Painted Room

I'm officially taking the plunge with a room we're renovating in our home and going all white, all the way. And as blah as that might seem, I'm super excited about the design opportunities white brings with it. From going bold with the decor to playing with texture, white is a boundless 'color' with endless possibilities. See how you can take...

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50 Beautiful Baby Girl Names Inspired by Flowers

If there's one thing that brightens my day, it's without fail a beautiful bunch of blooms. As wedding and lifestyle editors, we've naturally become somewhat of flower connoisseurs around these parts. And we've also come to know and adore their pretty names, which happen to make for some uber lovely baby girl names as well! From Fleur to Aster to Calla, take your pick (no...

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The Cutest Birthday Party Theme Your Kid will Remember Forever!

When your Mama is an event planner for a living, beautiful birthday bashes are bound to be in the cards for life. And when said Mama happens to be Katie of Laurie Arons Special Events, you get out-of-this-world adorable details like these from her daughter's 'Camp Campbell' birthday. Complete with s'mores cupcakes, a cutie logo from ...

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5 Makeup Tricks to Try for the Sexiest Date Night Ever

I fully admit that I need to step outside the box when it comes to makeup. I love my effortless day-to-day makeup routine, but when it comes to date night? I need a kick in the beauty booty. Enter these 5 makeup tricks that I'm determined to try (I've already tackled tightlining and love it!). What's your favorite way to spice up the beauty...

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The Sweetest Lighting That’ll Make Your Baby’s Nursery Shine

Most parents-to-be think of finding the perfect paint color or the sweetest crib when it comes to designing their baby's nursery. But most often left for last? The lighting—an element that can completely...

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8 Tips for Throwing a Party Like a Southern Girl

There's no doubt that Southern girls are well-known for their party planning ways and sweet hospitality. From serving up pretty mint juleps to making sure every guest has what they need at all times, they've got soiree skills like no other. So, take a cue from these lovely ladies and get ready to...

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12 Fashion Essentials Every Working Girl Should Have in Her Wardrobe

I may not be what you think of as a typical 'working girl' being a work-from-home blogger, but that's the beauty of today's woman. The working women in my life range from stylists and photographers to nurses, CEOs and chefs. No matter what your profession, I'm still a firm believer that these pieces should be in every working woman's closet. From that all important interview to the annual conference or just a random Tuesday, is...

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7 Ways To Motivate Yourself on a Dragging Work Day

We've all been there... those days when you show up to work, but your motivation and inspiration decided to take the day off. Whether you're on the corporate or creative side, it happens to us all. For me it's usually Mondays or Wednesdays, naturally. But really, those bad day blues can strike at any time. So, arm yourself with some simple go-to tips to nip the drag in the bud! Create an inspiring gallery...

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15 of our Favorite Interior Design Books to Inspire a Gorgeous Home

As much as I love this virtual world of beauty that we live in (I am a blogger after all), I will never tire of adding a beautifully inspiring book to my coffee table and bookshelves—a palpable library that still trumps Pinterest in my opinion. And a big chunk of my book budget? Is dedicated...

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3 Mimosa Bar Recipes That’ll Take Your Brunch to the Next Level

No need to add OJ to the grocery list this weekend. We're taking the classic mimosa up a notch with the help of wellness coach, Kara Stout, for three colorful (and freshly juiced!) versions—sweet additions to any mimosa bar if you ask us. Which happy-hued flavor will you go for? Get the recipes below and see more from this chic brunch...

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