Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas from Mr. & Mrs. Melificent!
May you enjoy every second with your families and friends.
Catch you all next week!

Blogger Confessions

My awesome blogger buddy, Megan, over at The Nerdy Girlie shared some of her blogger confessions and asked her followers to do the same. I think this is a great idea, because a lot of the time, I feel like bloggers don’t really talk about what goes on behind the scenes – even with each other! It’s been refreshing to read other bloggers’ lists and see that I am not alone in the things I struggle with and equally, the things I enjoy as being part of the ever-growing blogosphere.

1. I wish I had more time for my blog. Even though it may not seem like it, I have a full-time job away from the blog. This makes it very difficult to focus 100% on it, which always makes me feel like I’m not churning out the best content, promoting it enough on social media or updating the layout enough. I often find Sundays to be my go-to day for blogging, along with any free mornings I may have where I feel inspired. However, I really wish I had more free time to make it more of a priority. Yep, you could say I have blogger’s guilt.

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ReBrand in Process: Let’s Geek Out!

Really really happy to announce that I will be rebranding the blog for the next few months. I’m sure you’ve all seen a gradual change to include all things geeky in pop culture, but I am going to take it one step further. From now on, Melificent will be a geeky fashion and lifestyle blog. That’s right. All geek, all the time. Don’t worry – outfit posts will continue to be featured, but they will center around how to rock your favorite fandoms in a chic way. All other content will center around how to live a geek chic lifestyle (fashion, beauty, home decor, DIY, conventions/events, cosplay, etc).

Of course, that means a new layout, new business cards, new promotional images and all sorts of fun stuff. But that will come with time. I don’t want to overwhelm the poor hubs! I hope you all are as excited about this as I am – I love my blog, but saw it slowly drifting into unknown and unfamiliar territory. I wanted to bring it back to something I know, and love.

Geek Out: Geeky Fashion Feature

Ever since starting The Fangirl Diaries at the beginning of this year, I have been able to stumble across some pretty amazing new ladies to follow on the blogosphere. I’ve been especially inspired by those blogging about geeky fashion (i.e., The Stylish Geek, The Nerdy Girlie & Geek Piñata). Melificent is part fashion blog, part lifestyle, part whatever-comes-into-my-brain, but I have noticed over time that my geeky side is not showcased enough. For this reason, I want to incorporate it by having at least one geeky style post a month. That is, whether it be an outfit post, a round up of my favorite geeky accessories or home goods, I want this part of me to be seen.

So be on the look out for this month’s geek out. Did I just make up a new feature? Yessum.

I’m Back // Liebster Blog Award

Hi everyone!!! I’m back from our adventures in the UK/Ireland and although I am semi-depressed to be back home and faced with reality, I am glad to be back to my regular routine, which includes blogging! Hope you didn’t miss me too much!

The best thing to get home to is a sweet and flattering award from a fellow blogger. I received the Liebster Blog Award from OmniVogue earlier today and it kind of made my day. According to those nominated, it is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers because of their blogging coolness. Well, thank you!



Here are the questions I was asked to answer:

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Guest Bloggers Wanted!

Hi readers! First off, happy October!!! Although I am a water baby & love me some sun, I am a big fan of the Fall months. Although we don’t really feel any different down here in Miami, there is something special floating around the air that makes me smile. Something else that is making me smile this month is our 2nd European vacation! We leave to visit London, Glasgow & Dublin (& surrounding areas) at the end of the month and I was looking for some lovely people to guest blog in my absence (10/21-11/5).

If you are interested, you can email me at or hit me up on any of my social media platforms.

Hope to get some willing participants!

Back in the saddle

After one month of moping around referring to myself as a “retired blogger,” I decided that idea was pretty ridiculous. Blogging is as much a part of me as my “real job,” and makes me just as happy. I just really love to share things with you all, and if no one cares to read it but myself, my husband and best friend, that’s OK by me. Comparing yourself to others is toxic, and I should really know better by now.

Now that I’m returning (squee), there will be some changes. I won’t be posting as often, because I want to make sure that the quality outweighs the quantity of posts. I will also (I should probably shield myself right about now) be retiring hump day posts. I want to remove the fluff, and actually focus on things that matter most to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some celebrity hotties, but this is not a celebrity blog (for that, check out the lovely Accidental Sexiness). Lovable Friday, outfit posts and DIY crafts will all still remain, along with sprinkles of what makes me Melificent. I’m also really excited about (several) new future endeavors that will bring you guys a little closer to me in various ways.

So overall, the future is looking bright & I want to bring you all along for the ride.
Sounds good? Good.

Farewell For Now

After 3 years in the blogosphere, the time has come to step away from Melificent.

This is not a permanent goodbye (I don’t like those), but a hiatus of sorts. This has been an undertaking for me, mainly because I do not like to do things half way. I wanted to post daily, with original content, about things I enjoy. I wanted to be real – I didn’t want to portray a persona and I wanted it to be fun. I did this despite having a full time job that I LOVE, but nonetheless takes up a lot of my time.

I loved every second. Although, now 3 years later, I am a little disillusioned. I love all the relationships I made through this blog, and hope I can find another venture (whether it be this blog re-imagined, another blog or something completely different) that will leave some sort of mark.

Until we meet again….

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I was so beyond flattered and surprised to get an email from Emma of Clementine & Lace saying that she had nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. How sweet is that??? I never think anyone is reading this blog (I’m my own worst critic), so it’s always nice to receive little special reminders that I may be wrong. But what I loved the most was getting to know new bloggers that quickly got added to my favorite list! Below are the rules and my nominees. Thanks again, Emma! You are a sweetheart. :)


1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State seven things about yourself.
4. Nominate fifteen other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Seven things about me;

1. I have a snake phobia. It’s bad.
2. I have dance parties in my house when I’m home alone with my dogs. Mainly to Maroon 5.
3. My nails are always manicured. You will never see them bare.
4. I don’t like people touching my feet or hands.
5. I’m so clumsy. I fall/trip or break/drop things a whole lot.
6. I say SAL-mon. [reference]
7. When I was a kid, I couldn’t sleep because I feared I would be abducted by aliens.


1. The Fashionable ESQ
2. Clementine & Lace
3. Oh Happy Day!
4. GrrFeisty
5. Of Corgis & Cocktails
6. Running on Happiness
7. The SecondHand Closet
8. Kirstin Marie
9. The Average Girls Guide
10. Accidental Sexiness
11. Me! Madonna!
12. This Creative Life
13. Wajima
14. Eat Drink Chic
15. Twinkie Chan

I Miss Outfit Posts!


Just a quick little note to let you all know that I miss outfit posts terribly! For those of you that are not in the know, I fractured my foot almost 5 weeks ago. It’s been a process that included me being in a cast for 2 weeks, and now a bootie for 4 additional weeks. Good news is that I can take it off in a week and then come back full force with outfit posts. I’ve wanted to take some with the bootie in tow, but it just doesn’t feel the same.

I hope you’ve missed them just as much as I have, and I promise you they’ll be better than ever once I have all limbs back in functioning order. Three cheers for that!