UNDER CONSTRUCTION


WEARING: Melissa Araujo: Melissa Araujo Upside Down Shawl, Alexander Wang Tank, H&M Pants and Shoes, Club Monaco Sunnies, Dog Tags from my bf.

Crystal Yeoms: American Apparel Sexuali- Tank & Zipper Pant, Bebe Leather Jacket, Simard Vintage Loafers, DIY Crystal Necklace, Michael Kors Oversized Runway Watch and Karen Walker Shades.
I think the title says it all - Under Construction: life, dreams, career, likes, dislikes, future and the list can go on and on... I have a strong personality so sometimes being "under construction/ development" can be frustrating. At times I am so certain that I am where I need to be and it is what it is; then life comes around, slaps me and shows that I have lots of learning and growing to do.

Some of my reality checks come from my bff, who was in town visiting, you all know her by now: Crystal Yeoms. How convenient that we found this construction site to be the back drop for our young, independent designer growing pains. Why not? It was dirty, dusty and imperfect perfect. It helps to have someone who truly understands the struggles and joy you are going through. She is now gone and I am already having a countdown for when she comes home during the Holidays; so we can hang and do more creative projects together. Don't forget to enter my Giveaway for the Melissa Araujo 3 in 1 Asymmetrical Dress here. Oh, by the way I designed and made the Vest that I am wearing.

Photos by Particle Observer

Comments

  1. Perfect! you look so nice, you should do more posts together! xx
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  2. Wow, hair flowing everywhere :-D You are both gorgeos. Yes, life has a way of bursting everyone's perfect bubble. We all need rests and constructions, they help us to stop and understand. :-)

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  3. ahhh, i feel you. I guess my post about Michelangelo was very timely then. I feel like those are just things that make us stronger and better, no matter how frustrating.
    Once again, beautiful all black.

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  4. such amazing pictures. great outfits! love your vest

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  5. I think it is good to be under construction because it means you are complacent and always looking for the next challenge ;) Rad Shoot!


    XX,
    Miranda

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  6. A M A Z I N G

    REALLY.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog:)
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  7. Amazing vest !
    Cool outfits !
    You look great together !

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  8. you guys look great! i love the fact that you guys are somewhat matching. and awesome job on the vest! i love the silhouette.

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  9. Awesome photographs, love the setting!
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    xx.

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  10. KILLER SHOTS!
    Both are equally S T U N N I N G.
    these looks are FAB.

    Do check out my new post on MMM x H&M.
    ISSA TCHIEU

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  11. love your outfits!!!
    i'm really in love with your blog, and I'm following you on bloglovin!

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  12. GREAT pictures! You both look amazing.

    - Camilla
    Scent of Fashion

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  13. Love the outfits, love the photos and love mcdonalds!

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    xx

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  14. These photos are amazing, love the setting! As well as your outfits, they're great!
    And I think that sometimes it's okay to be under construction, that means you don't stay still and are always looking for new challenges and to overcome our fears. And it's amazing to have someone who know how we feel and are there for us :)

    xo

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  15. Great post! Both of you are so beautiful!

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  16. Cool pictures, and a great space !

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  17. LOVE The Leather Jacket!
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  18. woww!! great photos girls! :)

    xx
    fashionbit

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  19. Such great photos as always :)
    It's so good when you have someone that can understand you and that knows you that well, i bet you have the time of tour life when you're together :)

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  20. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. :)
    You guys look great by the way! Love the outfits and the style! Awesome blog!!

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  21. wonderful ! love it

    xxx much love! have a nice evening :)
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  22. Stunning looks! That vest is fab, amazing work, dear!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  23. Love the outfits! And you both look gorgeous!
    xx
    Have a nice day

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  24. That shawl/vest is incredible!
    You both look outstanding!

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  25. wow you too look absolutely amazing! love this location!! so cool :D

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  26. Love the title of this post and how you linked it to your life ;)
    And I understand what you mean with frustration but well we are young so we can still be under construction, that's better than on no construction at all ;P

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  27. Gorgeous photos. You both look amazing, and I love your vest! You're so talented.

    <3 Josephine
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  28. Such a gorgeous outfit! Love how you put it together :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  29. love the photos, you both have great outfits !
    love your blog xx

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  30. Great background, these photos are really awesome!

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  31. .


    Sonhar a vida ou viver
    o sonho ainda é a grande
    questão.

    Amanhã, no meu blog.

    Beijos, te espero,

    silvioafonso






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  32. Wow, this is stunning! Love those outfits! The leather jacket is to die for :)

    Kisses.

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  33. you two are like a walking fashion ad. goodness. your clothing designs are so interesting and i feel like they would work so well in quite a few stores with their demographics. seriously this is such a cool post - the photos are stunning

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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    1. Thank you! Imagine having my designs in an actual store? I would be pretty stoked! So far just my website and selling online, hopefully one day with hard work and a bit a luck I will get there. Thanks for your words of support xx
      M

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  34. That vest is amazing and these pictures are absolutely stunning. Looking chic in black.
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  35. Amazing post! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?!

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    xoxo

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  36. bad ass chicness at its finest. i am OBSESSED with these pictures my god!

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  37. I know that feeling...frustrated and under construction. You guys look amazing :) Love all the slouchy layers!

    Mallory
    ReadyTwoWear

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  38. man you guys are such a chic duo! against all that construction work in the background, these pics look like something out of a clothing label lookbook.

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  39. This is so cool, like an editorial!

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  40. Great outfits!!! and beautiful photos!!
    Have a nice day, dear!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  41. great photos!

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  42. The photos are amazing, you are both gorgeous! Yes, life also likes to slap in the face once in a while :)

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  43. Wow you guys looks stunning!!!! Amazing outfits! Love it! Xx

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  44. Grat post! Creative and sexy, love the leather jacket and pants, everything so black, very much your style. Big kiss, Maira

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  45. nice blog!

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  46. Your style is just uber. I adore.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  47. I like your blog very much! Maybe you could look around my blog? that would be so nice!

    Hugs //infinitedreamer-caroline.blogspot.dk

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  48. Wow, best photo shoot yet! You both look incredible and I LOVE the background. Great theme for life in general :)

    Trendy Teal

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  49. Those pics are awesome! I am so in love with this photoshoot!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  50. Such great pics.. your both look amazing!!

    x Sharday

    SHARDETTE BLOG

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  51. Such great pictures!

    It will mean a lot if you'll have time to check our blog and if you like it maybe follow us ? ;)

    Keep blogging girl !

    X

    Emily from Pretty Tiny Things

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  52. Love the construction background...and you both look SO amazing!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  53. You two look stunning! Enjoy the construction, it's all about the journey!

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  54. yes we all experience this for sure!! you both look amazing

    Jessica
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  55. So cool! Love that under construction :)

    xx
    snowwhite90.blogspot.com

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  56. Love these looks! So simple and clean, yet very cool and up trend.

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  57. great post!

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  58. amazing amazing photos! totally love the setting and both of your outfit!

    xoxo
    style frontier

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  59. LOVE how you turned a construction site into a photoshoot!! Great blog, want to follow each other?

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  60. Love the outfit, so chic~

    -Tammy
    http://silksatinlace.blogspot.com/

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  61. I absolutely love your blog, you know that, by the amount of times I come here and comment. You both look AMAZING. As for your 'under construction' ordeal, I feel like I'm always under construction because I'm such as indecisive person who's constantly changing. I like to be on the move and meeting new people and places.

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    1. Joana! I am always on the move, constantly being busy, travelling, trying to meet new people, cultures and places. I am glad you enjoy the blog, sometimes I feel like I write in here and no one reads ;)
      I try to bring good photos and content for my readers, I am glad you are one of them x
      M

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  62. WOW! Amazing photos and amazing outfits! I love both!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  63. Cool vest! I like both looks!

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  64. amazing pic's!!!!!!!!
    love they look's!!
    thank's for your cmment in my blog!!!
    I follow you!
    xoxo
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  65. Wow, phenomenal! *.*

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  66. Love this phrase "I am where I need to be and it is what it is"
    You are such an inspiration for me Melissa! So beautiful and talented you are!!! Thank you so much for inspiring me!!!
    a kiss, Francesca THESPARKLINGCINNAMON

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    1. Francesca, thank you for this incentive comment. xx
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  67. Amazing pictures !! Love your outfit :)

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  68. love the leather jacket! xx

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  70. amazing photos, lovely !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I wait in www.bourock-vintage.blogspot.com ♥

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  71. I love the under construction theme. I've been feeling the same way for a while now lol. Anyway you guys look stunning! I love both your outfits.

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  72. You guys look like twin, i love it :)

    Kiss Kiss from Portugal :)

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  73. All these pictures are perfect !

    Love ♥
    Noémie.

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  74. I love your styles! The black jackets are fabulous!

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  75. stunning photos- both of you are super gorgeous, love your style

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  76. Stunning photos - love both outfits!

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  77. Ah! Melissa I can´t agree more...life happens...and we must reschedule our plans! Amazing pictures in a fantastic background...you know...I'm an architect! hehe!
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my previous posting!
    If you go through my site, you will find my new post, I hope you enjoy it!

    Hope you have a fabulous start of the week!
    Big hugs!

    Inés
    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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  78. both outfits are so edgy and cool, love it!

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  79. I love all of the symbolism behind these photos.

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  80. Very beautiful and stylish this post, my dears <3

    Many many kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  81. Really love the outfits and the place of the photos! xoxo ;)

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  82. fantastic! you look stunning!

    kisses

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  83. Cool pictures and don't frustrate yourself!!!!!!

    Me, My fashion and I

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  84. Love both of your style!

    Daniel William x
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  85. Great shoot!!! You two looks amazing!!!

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