I don't own a pair of Melissa shoes. I'm honestly too afraid to enter their store - for fear that when I come out - I will have started a love affair with Melissa shoes. I've always admired the store from the outside simply because it's very well lit. I love that the store is bright and simple - and that the main attraction really are the shoes. I secretly love the smell too! Hahaha.
A few weeks ago, Kailee and I were invited to the My Mini Melissa event at the East Wing of Shangri-La Mall. I was really excited to get to know the brand and meet the people behind the brand. I was surprised to see familiar faces, some were schoolmates while some were very familiar friendly faces (that I'm sure I've met somewhere some time)
We were asked to come in matching outfits. I really wanted to come literally in matching outfits - unfortunately, there was a limitation - my size! Hahaha.. So what I did was the next best thing. Wear matching colors - and we came in full force - in Pink! Hahaha.
Photo courtesy of Mish of Momma 'N Manila
When we got to venue - everyone was so cute - because they were really matching! There was the stripes teams, the color coordinated team (we belong here), and the literally matching Mommy and Mini-Me outfits. I seriously envied the Mom & Mini-Me outfits because they were just too cute! I realized - I really need to lose weight (this topic garners another post! Hahaha!) It was such a nice thing to see fellow moms who were game and were matchy matchy with their daughters. It was then that I realized - that this was one of those perfect excuses to dress up matchy matchy.
One of the perks of having a daughter is that she is literally your small living doll. I really love that I can dress her up and pick what she wears! Haha.. Controlling, but seriously - it's so much fun. I'm sure those who know me will agree with me that I truly lack *style* - yes, I am boring and not adventurous, hahaha! But with Kailee - I really love to make her wear dresses and girly shoes! It's honestly hard to pick her shoes though, because the selections that we have in the malls are quite limited. And I am so very glad and blessed that we got the chance to have our own pairs of Melissa shoes! During the event, we also were tasked to make our own Passport Covers - it was such a nice crafty afternoon as Kailee was telling me where to put the designs.
This is what I got for Kailee (picture below). She picked this style herself! She was torn between this style and the bear design (look at the bear shoes above). But when she tried this pair on - it was as if she fell in love with it and refused to take it off! She wore her Melissa shoes during the whole event! She was playing on the stage, running around and being her playful self. At the end of the event, I asked her if her feet hurt - and she said no. When we got home, she was so proud of the shoes that she got, that she flaunted it to my Panget. The pair she picked is a classic, you can actually pair this with short, capris, pants, skirts or dresses. It's very versatile and is not so difficult to pair with. Plus, it's super soft, easily cleaned and smells really nice! I need to say it again - it smells really nice!! I'm glad that Melissa have come up with styles for our little girls too - they can also enjoy the comfort of a Melissa shoe without sacrificing fashion.
As for me, I chose to get - a pair of red pumps! A powerful red shoe has been my ultimate dream and I am so happy with this choice! I tried it on and one look in the mirror and I knew - this was it. When I got home, I walked around wearing the pumps in my closet. I was admiring how pretty they were on my feet (in the mirror) - Kailee was confused and thrilled at the same time to see me doing it, that she too wanted to wear her Mini Melissa pair and follow me!
Thank you Melissa Philippines for our pairs of Melissa and Mini Melissa shoes! Kailee and I are forever grateful!
Mini Melissa are available in all geleai outlets
Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 5, Greenbelt 5, Robinsons Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM Aura, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia and Trinoma