Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Outfit Ideas 2014

Hello everyone! Winter break is finally here and I'm ready to keep the posts rolling for you guys. If you're anything like me, then you probably leave a lot of things until the last minute.. but don't worry, I got you covered! Today I put together some quick outfit ideas to hopefully inspire you all and get you into the holiday spirit. I know not everyone has the same style, so I tried to categorize each outfit so that you're bound to find at least one that you like. Let me know in the comments below which looks are your favorite. I hope all of you have a happy and safe holiday!

| Rocker Chic |

Edgy Holiday Outfit Ideas

  | Comfy & Casual |

Casual Holiday Outfits

Okay, I know this post is pretty short but I hope it somewhat inspired you. The best part about these outfits is that they're appropriate for pretty much any occasion, not just the holidays. As always, thank you guys for reading and stay tuned for upcoming posts.. they're about to get quite exciting ;)

xo, Lisette

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fall Lookbook 2014

Hi everyone! The weather in NYC is dropping like crazy, so I've decided to finally wrap up my Fall series with one last lookbook before Winter comes and takes over! I recently bought a new camera which means I'll be posting a lot more often, yay! For today's post, I put together 3 simple looks to give you all a little inspiration for the final days of this season. Check out the video below to see where I got all these pieces from and as always, let me know which look is your favorite!

Look One


Look Two



Look Three

Thank you all for reading! In the comments below, let me know what types of videos/posts you'd like to see me do in the future. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

xo, Lisette

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Liebster Award


Hey everyone! Today's post is a little bit different from my usual posts. A few days ago I was nominated by Syrine (thank you doll!) at for the Liebster Award, which is basically an award given to new bloggers who you feel are worth a read.


- You have to post 11 facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions posted by nominator
 - Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers on their blog 
and come up with 11 questions for them to answer
- Mention blogger who nominated you
- You must let your nominees know about your nominations and 
give them a link to your post so they can learn about the award.

11 Facts About Me:  

  1. Eminem is my inspiration.
  2. My favorite color is red.
  3. Whenever I go out to eat, I always order chicken tenders and fries.
  4. The majority of my closet is black, white & floral.
  5. I do my own nails.
  6. I love to sing and dance... but not in front of people.
  7. I want to be an event planner.
  8. I have a slight obsession with Tinkerbell.
  9. I can't stand the whole Twilight series.
  10. I can spend hours on YouTube without getting bored.
  11. I love making people laugh.

Questions by Syrine: 

1. If you had the chance to travel, where would you want to go?
Either California or London.

2. What's your inspiration in life?
I draw inspiration from a lot of things. Family, friends, music, culture all inspire me in different ways.

3. What's your favorite food?
Chicken parmesan, or pretty much anything Italian.

4. What are some of your favorite books?
I don't remember half of the books I've read, but The Fault in Our Stars takes the prize for sure :)

5. What's one of the scariest things you've ever done?
Good question, I don't think I've done anything scary lol..

6. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Being my high school's valedictorian was a pretty big accomplishment.

7. If you were going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about?
"Mess" by Lisette Melendez, a tale about a girl who's still trying to get her shit together.

8. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A fashion designer. 

9. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
As simple as this may sound, do what makes you happy.

10. Would you rather live in the country or in the city?
I'm a city girl!

11. Do you like to plan things out in detail or be spontaneous?
A little bit of both depending on the occasion.

I Nominate:

My Questions:

1. If you could raid anyone's closet, who would it be and why?
2. What inspired you to start blogging?
3. Do you prefer saving up for pricier items or buying a bunch of affordable options?
4. How would you describe your style in one word?
5. What kind of blog posts do you enjoy most?
6. Do you enjoy traveling?
7. What is one thing that most people don't know about you?
8. Who are your favorite artists?
9. Where do you shop most?
10. What is your favorite thing about Fall?
11. What is your most worn item in your closet?

As always thank you guys for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post. I've been working on a haul/try-on video for you guys which should be up next week. Stay tuned!

xo, Lisette

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Trend: Leather

At last, the final post of my Fall Trend series! Today, it's all about leather. I recently had the chance to shoot with Kanji Photography and wardrobe stylist Caitlyn Booton to put together a quick lookbook incorporating some fun leather pieces. Let me know which look is your favorite! As always, thanks for reading. :)

Look One: The Urban Fashionista

Look Two: Tokio meets NYC

How do YOU style your favorite leather pieces? Also, what did you guys think of my fall trend series? Any ideas for some upcoming posts? I'd love to hear your opinions, let me know you're there ;) haha.

xo, Lisette

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Trend: Metallics

Hey everyone! I'm finally back with a new post for you guys. It seems like these days you can't go into any store without seeing some kind of metallics. From gold, silver, and bronze to shiny pinks and blues, metallics are slowly taking over. I actually really like this trend and think it would be perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Here's a quick little OOTD post I put together using my favorite gold and black bustier/crop top. Enjoy!

What I'm Wearing:
  • Blazer - Love Culture
  • Bustier - I actually don't remember.. oops!
  • Highwaisted Jeans - Forever 21
  • Boots -

That's all for today's post. Special thanks to Anna Matisova for the photos! I'm going to be uploading my first thrift haul video during the week, so make sure to check out the links below to stay updated. As always, thanks for reading :)

xo, Lisette

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Trend: Boots

Ahh, it is officially Fall! One of my favorite things about this season is getting to wear layers. It's a great way to transition from your Summer wardrobe and still look appropriate for the chillier weather. Although trends come and go, one that is extremely popular for Fall is of course.. boots! For today's post I put together two looks to show you guys how I style my go-to booties. Enjoy :)

Look One

What I'm Wearing:
  • Hat - Forever 21
  • Sheer Blouse - ModCloth
  • Shorts  - Thrifted
  • Knee Highs - Forever 21
  • Booties - Dr. Jays
  • Leather Bag - Forever 21

Look Two


What I'm Wearing:
  • Hat - Forever 21
  • Flannel - Aero
  • Boyfriend Jeans - GAP
  • Booties - Dr. Jays
  • Leather Bag - Forever 21

Special thank you to Merissa at Merissa Blitz Photography for this week's photos! Make sure to check out more of her work here: :)

In the comments below, let me know what's YOUR favorite thing about Fall. Should I do more Fall Trend inspired posts? If so, what trends would you like me to cover next? 
As always, thank you for reading!

xo, Lisette

Saturday, September 6, 2014

No white after labor day? Yeah right.

Hey loves! I know what you're thinking.. girl where have you been?! I know I said I was going to post more often, but this time I'm going to keep my promise haha.

Today I have a quick outfit of the day post for you guys. In honor of fashion week, I decided to dress up and roam the city for a bit. I was hoping that a street fashion photographer would stop me and ask to take a picture of my outfit, but that didn't work out very well :P Before I headed back home, I stopped by the CFDA & Barbie fashion lounge. (Excuse the low quality, these pics were taken on an iPhone)

Here are some more shots of today's outfit.. enjoy!

What I'm Wearing:
  •  Studded Button Down Shirt - DIY
  • Faux Leather Skirt - Dr. Jays
  • Heels - Anne Michelle
  • Leather Bag - Forever 21

Tonight I'm also going to be a part of Stevie Boi's fashion show for his latest collection, X2SEA. I'm going to try and vlog for you guys. Make sure to follow me using the links below so you don't miss out on future posts!

xo, Lisette

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sporty Vibes

Hey everyone! I apologize for not posting as often, but school is right around the corner and I've been pretty busy making sure everything is settled for my Fall semester. The good news is that I have a lot of fun ideas for my next couple of posts, so make sure to follow Street Stride on Facebook or Instagram to stay updated!

As I mentioned earlier, school is right around the corner so today I decided to go with a sportier outfit. Now I'm not going to lie, I'm not the sportiest person, but I'm a big fan of the trend. Besides, who can resist a classic baseball tee?

What I'm Wearing:

Special thank you to Michelle Chriqui of MC Photography for these amazing shots! Feel free to check out more of her work at :)

xo, Lisette

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Florals & Floppy Hats

Summer is quickly coming to an end and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Last week's weather was cooler than usual. Now that the sun finally decided to come back out and play, I've decided to take advantage of it before it switches up again.. gotta love that bipolar NYC weather ;) For today's look, I opted for something both cute and comfy.

What I'm Wearing:
  • Navy Floppy Hat - Forever 21
  • Black Rose Bodycon Dress - Forever 21
  • Black & Gold Flats - Charlotte Russe

xo, Lisette

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesdays We Wear.. BLACK

 If there's one thing I've learned about fashion, it's that you could never go wrong wearing black and white! Overalls/dungarees are a big trend this Summer. Some people love them, others hate them. I personally think they're extremely cute, as long as they're styled well. I decided to pair my black overalls with a black and silver sequined tube top to dress it up a bit. As for my shoes of choice, I decided to go with my white low-top Converse.


What I'm Wearing:
  • Overalls - Dr. Jays
  • Black/Silver Tube Top - Morgan Joyce
  • White Low Top Sneakers - Converse

 Looking back at this outfit, it kind of remind me of an edgier version of Ariana Grande's outfit in her "Baby I" music video haha, what do you guys think?

xo, Lisette

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kawaiiland NYC 2014

Hey everyone! If you like Street Stride on facebook, then you probably already know what's about to go down ;) Last Friday, (July 25, 2014) was one of the best days of my life. Why, you ask? I was given the opportunity to model for THREE amazingly talented designers for the Kawaiiland fashion show at Stage 48. If you're not familiar with Kawaiiland, it is a traveling event promoting Japanese fashion and culture.

Kawaiiland has to be the BIGGEST show I've ever been a part of and I'm so grateful to have had this opportunity. Everyone I worked with and met there were cool and a lot of fun to be around. I had such an amazing time and hope to be back again next year! Check out this quick mini vlog I did with some behind the scenes footage here:

On The Runway..

Photo by: Chantel Joseph Photography
Designer: Sunshine & Bravado

Those are the only photos I found from the show so far. There were plenty of photographers there, so I'll be on the look out for more photos. Once I find them, I'll update this post. I'll also make sure to let you all know via facebook that I've added some new content, so be on the look out for that. I also want to give a quick shoutout to my amazing makeup artist, Alegra Titus as well as the hairstylists at Misin Shin Salon for making us models look fabulous. As always, thank you all for reading. Hope you all have a lovely week!

xo, Lisette

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Out & About

Ahh, who doesn't like a good off guard picture?  I know this is only my third post, but have you guys noticed a pattern? If you follow me on instagram, you'd probably know that my hands are almost always in my hair.. I just can't leave it alone, haha. Anyway, I decided to put together a quick OOTD for you guys. I didn't do anything too exciting today, but I did try Chipotle for the first time!! Now I finally understand what all the hype is about. Their chicken burritos give me life!

What I'm Wearing:
  • Leather Trim Crop Top - Strawberry
  • High-waisted Paperbag Shorts - Don't remember :/
  • Necklace - Forever 21
  • Pointed Ballet Flats - Aldo
  • Random black watch my dad gave me :P

xo, Lisette
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