OOTD: Summer Nights in the City

Hola mis amores!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer thus far. The chilly nights and brisk mornings are starting to return to the city and I can’t wait for Fall! But before we give up our sleeveless shirts for some sweater dresses and tights, I’d like to share with you some outfit ideas that’ll be sure to impress while keeping you cool and collected this Summer.

1 PM at The Highline Park:

A Summer Date in Chelsea
Walking along the Highline Park.
A Summer Date in Chelsea
Don’t forget your sunglasses!
A Summer Date in Chelsea
A light and breezy outfit for a hot and humid day.

When I go out with my boyfriend Eddie for a day of exploring and bar hopping in Chelsea, I like to be cute and comfortable. I paired peach shorts with a detailed white crochet bodysuit from Express and to keep the look a bit modest (because even if I try, these girls can’t be tamed 😉 I added an old denim tie-front crop top to layer on top of the bodysuit. And obviously, chanclas are my go to shoe choice in the Summer.

The exact outfit I wore has pieces that I bought YEARS ago, but I found similar pieces for you to try out: Peach Shorts , White Bodysuit, Denim tie-front crop top.


7PM at Studio Square:

A Summer Date in Chelsea
A seat at the Highline Park.
A Summer Date in Chelsea
Exploring the old cobblestone roads and new storefronts in the Meatpacking District.

As the sun sets and the night cools down, Eddie and I like to go back home to Queens and hit up Studio Square in Astoria. I went for a classy yet sexy vibe with a white sleeveless peplum top and classic dark blue jeans. The red velvet heels matched my mani/pedi, which pushed the outfit to another level!

Here are some similar pieces you can use to recreate this look: White Peplum Top, Dark Blue Gap Denim, Red Velvet Heels .

Make sure to check out my Instagram @TheMelDez to see daily outfit posts and new content by me 🙂

Hasta luego mis amores!


Summer Luvin’

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Hello everyone, and hellooooo Summer!

I’ve been waiting all year for these 3 months of heat to wash a hot and humid wave over New York City, making us shed our Winter layers and revel in all that the city offers under the sun. Summer whispers its way to us starting with the Mister Softee jingle bouncing off the walls of a crowded block, to kids lighting up firecrackers on the streets leading up to the Fourth of July. Then, the chill that kept most of us indoors all winter has gone and a hot breeze welcomes you to buy a cold, hard Nutcracker to start the nights off right.

Hola a todos, y holaaaa Verano!

He estado esperando todo el año por estos 3 meses de calor para lavar una ola caliente y húmeda sobre la ciudad de Nueva York, haciéndonos quitar nuestros coats de invierno y disfrutar todo lo que la ciudad ofrece bajo el sol. El verano susurra su camino hasta nosotros, comenzando con el jingle de Mister Softee rebotando contra las paredes de apartamentos y con los niños encendiendo firecrackers en las calles que conducen al Cuatro de Julio. Luego, el frío que mantuvo a la mayoría de nosotros en la casa durante todo el invierno se ha ido y una brisa caliente le da la bienvenida a comprar un Nutcracker frío y fuerte para comenzar las noches.


I know most of us think about our New Year resolutions at the very beginning and very end of the year, but I like to also think about it half way. Creating and maintaining this blog is one of the resolutions I made, as well as to start traveling more, exploring all I can, and trying new things. I want to be fulfilled by experiences and memories, not by material objects.

Sé que la mayoría de nosotros pensamos en nuestras resoluciones de Año Nuevo al principio y al final del año, pero también me gusta pensar en ello a medio camino. Crear y mantener este blog es una de las resoluciones que hice, así como empezar a viajar más, explorar todo lo que puedo y probar cosas nuevas. Quiero ser satisfecho por experiencias y recuerdos, no por objetos materiales.


I hope y’all will follow me around and that my experiences will inspire some of you to follow your dreams. In the words of Hannah Montana, “Life’s what you make it, so let’s make it rock”.

Espero que todos me sigan y que mis experiencias inspiren a algunos de ustedes a seguir sus sueños. En palabras de Hannah Montana: “La vida es lo que tú haces, así que hagámoslo”.

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