Hey CJLA Girls! We hope your week is going well and that you're enjoying shopping the Super Sale. This week we have a really fun CJLA Girls Story to share with you. Melanie Lopez has been a CJLA Girl for years and we are so excited to share some of her story with you today. Melanie is a busy, hardworking wife and mama and we are so grateful that she took some time to tell us all a little bit more about her experience with CJLA. Enjoy reading her full interview below!
CJLA: Tell us a little bit about yourself!
MELANIE: Hey! I'm Melanie! I am originally from Northern California but now I live in sunny San Diego with my husband and our two children. I have a 5 year old girl and a 12 year old boy. Before we moved to SD I was doing interior design and now I do makeup on Instagram for a living. I absolutely love it and it allows me to be home with the kids. Helping other feel more confident in themselves by using a little bit of makeup makes me so happy!
CJLA: How did you find CJLA?
MELANIE: I found out about CJLA about 4 years ago right after I had my daughter. My friend Cynthia Harper had shown a pair of booties on her insta page and I fell in love immediately when I saw the CJLA page. I don't think a month has gone by since then that I haven't ordered something!
CJLA: Carly Jean Los Angeles is more than clothes, it’s a community! Why do you love being a member of the CJLA community?
MELANIE: Being a part of this community has introduced me to so many incredible women, friends and customers. Some of my closest friends right now I actually met through the #cjlagirls hashtag! I haven't met them all in person but I'm so grateful to have met them through this community. I think its amazing that they have girls of all body types trying on the clothes as well. It is so helpful.
CJLA: What are your three all-time favorite CJLA capsule pieces?
MELANIE: The Chrissy Jeans!! I also get a lot of wear out of my striped basic tank. My other fave is the striped Taylor shirt. They are all such timeless pieces that I'm constantly getting asked about.
CJLA: Why does the capsule concept work for you and your lifestyle?
MELANIE: Comfort in my number one priority since becoming an adult. LOL. So everything from CJLA fits the bill. I also have days where I need to look more professional when I do makeovers and I love that I can jazz up the basic pieces with some jewelry and different shoes.
CJLA: How has having a capsule wardrobe helped to simplify your life?
MELANIE: It has honestly given me more confidence. I always love my outfit which makes me feel good all around. I also don't have a ton of time in the morning so I love that I can just throw on a few pieces and they all just work together. This gives me more time to focus on my business and my family. My closet is no longer overwhelming to me.
CJLA: What is your favorite CJLA piece to style?
MELANIE: I would have to say any of the hats. They just instantly amp up any basic outfit. I don't always like to wear jewelry so I just replace it with a hat. You instantly look put together and great for days you don't have time to wash your hair. I also love that they actually stay on your head when its windy!
CJLA: If you had to describe CJLA to a friend using only three words what would they be?
MELANIE: Timeless, fun and sweet!