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Blogger Spotlight: Melanie Schnitzlein | @sketchyblonde |

For all the lovely ladies that read our blog, we decided to feature another girl for some style inspiration. Although we don’t like to share the spotlight, we’ll make an exception for this bitch. INTRODUCING: Melanie Schnitzlein, a good friend, skinny bitch, and professional Dakota Fanning look alike.

We sat down with Melanie last weekend for some drinks, some food, and some photos in the East Village and chatted with our fashiony gal pal about her style.

Introduce yourself to our readers. Who the hell is Melanie?! Self Summary. GO!

I’m a project manager in the furniture industry, a French fry enthusiast, ski racer extraordinaire, cat lover, a denim fetishist, UCB theater sort of student, and I wish I was born Debbie Harry. Or Beyonce. I’d like to get all up in Nicole Richie’s closet.

How would you describe your personal style?

A college friend once described it as “artsy glam” which I think is fair. I don’t think I’ll ever not love the 70s and I think my outfits typically have some kind of bohemian twist to them.  Lately I have been doing a lot of simple colored outfits with pops of color in my jewelry; or the opposite, bright color clothes and then sharp black accessories to balance.

There are so many elements for girls when it comes to putting together an outfit. How do you choose your accessories/accessorize your looks?

I’m all about the accessories and normally my outfits revolve around the shoes and jewelry.  More is more and I always have at least 5 pieces on! I’ve been like that forever too. I like interesting statement pieces mixed with very simple things to offset. I try to go for contrast rather than matching. And I always like messy hair and black winged eyeliner too to top it all off. Bleaching my hair at the start of the summer definitely changed the way I dressed a little- I wasn’t expecting that. All of a sudden the palm beach 60s housewife thing I had goin on turned into Malibu Barbie and I had to adjust (read: wear more black).

Absolutely love your outfit today - tell us a little about it.

The rings belonged to my grandma and some of the bracelets I made. I looked for a pair of lace shorts for about a year and a half before buying those which I deemed the perfect lace shorts. That top was an impulse buy but it gets so much use. It’s not normally something I’d go for!

Last question, who are you wearing?

Top - Rojas via Alter Brooklyn

Shorts - Zara

Shoes - Miista

Bag - Rebecca Minkoff

Left Arm - Black triple wrap bracelet by Chan Luu, DIY Gold chain with orange beads, Turquoise stones in silver via Another Man’s Treasure, Gold owl cuff by In God We Trust

Right Arm - Neon bracelet with gold screws by CC Skye, DIY rhinestone wrap bracelet, Silver spine by Verameat

Necklace - Madewell

Location - Tompkins Square Park, East Village, New York, NY

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