Dope Mom Style: Melissa Matthews


I’m Melissa-Wife, Mom and Travel Enthusiast!  Born on the beautiful island of Jamaica, and currently residing in the Garden State, New Jersey with my loving husband and beautiful daughter. I like to think that I have a superpower, a “Jill of all trades” so to speak. I’m a go-getter, will not accept a no for an answer, must work my way to the top kind of girl. To say that I’m a fan of positive vibrations is an understatement. I love to stay close to people that feel like sunshine and I’m inspired by love. I work for one of the countries top financial services firm, in Investment Banking. When I’m not making financial decisions, I let my creative side thrive through my many business ventures. I own and operate a boutique event planning company, Mpression Events. In addition, I’ve recently launched a YouTube channel for my family where we focus on travel and the Arts, giving love and light with every photo we post. 


To learn more about my family and our adventures be sure to check us out on Instagram + YouTube:www.instagram.com/makingitwiththematthewsYouTube- https://youtu.be/LAA99oXWykE

 

1. How would u describe your style?

Eclectic! That’s the one word that describes my personal style. I love to have fun with pieces that at first glance doesn’t seem to pair well together. The textures, the colors, and even patterns all gets me excited for creating a unique look. 


2. Has your style changed since becoming a mom?

Becoming a mom has certainly changed the way in which I dress and yes, ultimately my style. Pre-baby, my style was more glam than eclectic. Once I started my journey in motherhood, I found that comfort was the aim, so I started to get creative with simple but colorful pieces that would allow me to feel good but comfortable enough to handle a busy baby/toddler. 

So my new style was born out of the necessity to get dressed in 10 minutes or less because we’re running late for an appointment or because I didn’t have the time to purchase something new for an event but wanted to have an original look. 



3. What is your go-to mom uniform?

I never thought I would say this but, I simply can’t live without a pair of yoga pants, paired with a matching top. I have them in a wide assortment of style and colors for easy switch up. They are super trendy and comfortable, which is a major key for a mommy on the go. 


4. I know you and your family love to travel, do your adventures inspire your style?

In preparation for our travel adventures, we consider WHO, WHAT and WEAR! Yes, you read that right. We actually discuss what the general style climate of the destination is and we plan outfits from there. Sometimes I include a little family matching, which is always so much fun to do.

5. If you could give advice to any mom or mom to be about achieving and keeping great style what would it be?

It’s important to be your authentic self. Style comes from within and when you choose your outfits; whether they are on trend or not your aim is to feel BOLD, BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL. 

As I tell my little one, Choose what makes YOU happy and feel the most beautiful and comfortable. When I find that she is getting upset about an outfit choice, I take a step back and I ask her this question, “ what is making you upset about the outfit of choice?” If her answer proves that I am limiting her creative expression through fashion, I allow her to chose        
                                         something else that will make her feel powerful - And so should you Mom!

It’s all about choosing pieces that make you feel good while ensuring that you present yourself in the best light. 

Xo,

Melissa







12 comments

  1. I'm super excited about the first of many dope mom style features! give melissa a follow she's truly dope!

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    1. Hey niece......you know I love your articles and now I have two "Dope Moms" to follow and love!! Melissa Matthews is my girl.....

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  2. How cool! Love her bright and positive personality, her style is so unique and truly her own. Loving this series so far!

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  3. Love this series sis! Melissa sounds so dope, loving that blue blazer and jumpsuit!

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    1. thanks sis! she really is. she's one of my cousin close friends and she is amazing! her whole family is! love them

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  4. Love her style! Bright! Blod & beautiful

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  5. I am truly humbled to have been given this platform to talk a little about my mom style. Your blog is amazing and I can’t wait to see all the other beautiful mamas who will showcase their #dopemomuniform.

    Keep up the amazing work you are doing!

    XO,
    Melissa

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    1. You are too kind. Thank you for being the first and jumping this off! šŸ˜˜

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  6. Melissa sounds like a really dope mom. I love to see successful women with positive attitudes. Very inspiring.

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  7. Messy bun, leggings and a shirt I can get my boobs out of quickly. One day I’ll be stylish again! You rock it!

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