#TheMessyProject ------>>> Coco Chanel


can you believe it?!

who knew a year ago when I started this little project by mentioning it on twitter a few times that in a year it would have grown to be so big & popular.

I cannot thank you guys enough for all the support with the project! It wouldn't be anything if I didn't have you guys, so THANK YOU...& a HUGE thank you to everyone who was apart of a past project

It has been such a year of different outfits..some we loved, some we did not....SO I thought I'd take you down memory lane, starting with the very FIRST project that launched back in July 2012. 

I can't thank these girls enough for being my test babies with the project. They really helped me bring it to life....& who can forget the adorable coral polka dotted first piece!?

Jenna @ Yours Truly
Kelly @ Modern Camelot

& now a year of outfits

august, september, october, november....ooh the sequin shorts that was a risky one

december, january, february, march.....ah the MC hammer pants...not a fav of mine

april, may, & then 2 rounds in june 

my favorite month?

November......the sequin shorts, hands down. 

what was your favorite month? 

& now onto the 1 Year Celebration Outfit

SO since it's the 1 Year Anniversary of #TheMessyProject I had to do something special. Since the past year has been a mix of crazy & fun pieces I thought I would bring it back to the beginning. the basics of fashion. 

the classics. 

Black & White

& since the only way I know how to celebrate is to dress up...I did just that.

Front & Back

I loved how the back of this dress was low cut and the lace was sheer. It added such a fun twist on such a pretty & girly dress.....& if you can tell since the back is low wearing a bra with this dress was a little hard...& considering its white I had to wear something right?! Thank God for my mom & her old school ways...i just put some bandaids over the nips & that was it....
{too much information?...sorry guys}

I am lucky enough to be surrounded by 5 star hotels so this photo shoot was done at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel  & couldn't have been more perfect for the look I was going for ----

so as you can see I added a black belt with some diamond accents to the dress. But you will be surprised to know that the belt you see is actually a headband that I put around my waist. This dress felt so Coco Chanel to me so I went with it and added just a few classic black pieces & some diamond jewelry to go with the diamonds on the 'belt'. 

My black Mary Jane's were the perfect shoe to wear with this girly ensemble...& as you can see I didn't add a necklace because the belt was enough....& i am not much of a dangling earrings person anymore so I stick to my simple diamond studs. Remember less is more

dress: h&m
purse: chanel
shoes: charlotte russe
belt/headband: jolie usa
hat: kmart
bracelet & round diamond ring: forever21
black diamond ring: nordstrom 
nail polish: opi 'black satin'

i'm not gonna lie, i LOVED this dress and I loved this look. it couldn't be more me. 

So what do you think of using a headband as a belt? How would you have worn the dress? 

Now go & check out how the other fabulous girls have styled the dress.....& incase you haven't noticed yet, each one of the girls in this round are from a past project! 

Melis of MRD Girl Musings

Jessica of Jessica Who? 

oh wait! one more thing.....

you didn't think I would leave you hanging without some type of giveaway did you!? Whats a celebration without presents....am I right?! 

SO today I am giving away a spot on #TheMessyProject for NEXT Month!!!!!

Good Luck!

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Margie said...

I would love to win a spot! You all look fantastic!

Nikki said...

Happy one year! Love seeing these posts every month? Love this dress!

The Peanut Program said...

everything looks fabulous!! i love the belt! added a great touch of sparkle to a simple but lovely dress!!

Kelly said...

MC hammer pants were not my favorite either but of course that has to be my favorite month because I was in it!

Sparkles and Shoes

The Pink Growl said...

Feels like yesterday you just started this! How exciting for you!!! Congrats! Love this white dress too - very classy!

Cassie Tucker said...

The pink skirt from June was one of my favorites!

Kenzie Smith said...

My favorite month was February with the light pink high-low dress!

Justine B said...

Actually, my favorite month is this month! I love the dress its so pretty!

Nicole said...

Congrats on a year!! I think this outfit has been my favorite of yours so far-love everything about it! And yes, the sequin shorts were my favorite month too!

Anonymous said...

The first month, November, the denim vest are my personal faves. You look gorgeous in this dress. Very Coco!

Jessica Who? said...

happy 1 year!!!! thank you so much for including me! this month was the best! love you! xx

Thomas Mundell said...

Happy 1 year!!


off to the races!

Amanda said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love the idea of challenging myself through #themessyproject. I have a really hard time stepping outside the box, and tend to dress in a very simple and understated way (see: boring). My favorite was the striped skirt- I love that everyone did something very different with it to create 4 very different looks and styles.

Unknown said...

November is my fav month as well!

Katie said...


Katie www.hecallsmegrace.blogspot.com

Martha Hokenson said...

Love the sequin shorts!

I must be the only one in the blogosphere who doesn't have Instagram :P but congrats on your one-year anniversary!!

Tausha Wierlo said...

The sequin shorts FOR SURE.

(Still dying over band aid nips!! aahahaha)

Tausha Wierlo said...

The sequin shorts FOR SURE.

(Still dying over band aid nips!! aahahaha)

Dinah Gacon said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!! Everyone looked so great, and I cannot wait until next week's project!!!


Dinah @ Sunshine super glam

Cece @Mahogany Drive said...

October! Loved the striped skirt.

Chelsey Patti said...

I liked all the months, but I loved this month with the Coco Chanel theme! Loved!


Janna Renee said...

You look so grown up!! I went without a bra, but I had to tape those suckers up, haha. I took a pic to send you, but it would have definitely been tmi ;)

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Congrats on a year - it's been so amazing for you!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Kel that dress looks amazing on you! I love that you went classic - it's perfect! Happy anniversary to the Messy ProjecT!

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Allie | LunaVida said...

I love this mont's dress. Adorable!

-Allie @ LunaVida

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