Fabglance

Nashville Blogger, Author, Creative

Painting a picture with words isn’t something everyone does well, but for Melissa, it’s a craft she’s been perfecting since grade school. She now incorporates her love for language arts into her day job in the non-profit sector, running her own life, style, and confidence blog, Fabglance, and into authoring her first book, Jack and Ahlia. Whether telling stories through fashion or characters, Melissa’s wit, charisma, and creativity are undeniable.

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Women’s Summer Style Guide

Summer Style 2018

Although it may feel like it’s been forever, summer is just now heating up. We’re just over a month in, and if you’ve been struggling with what to wear or could use some summer style inspiration, then hopefully this summer style guide is right on time.  The guide is broken into three categories: general,  work, and weekend. So, whether you’re looking to add more color to your wardrobe or specific ideas for what to wear during or after your 9 to 5, this summer style guide will inspire you. 

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City Chic and Country Combine at Nashville Symphony

2018 Symphony Fashion Show

Fall fashion previewed in Nashville this spring at the 2018 Nashville Symphony Fashion Show. Featuring acclaimed designer Jason Wu and entertainment by Nashville’s own Grammy-winning quartet, Little Big Town, the show fused together just the right blend of ambiance, music, and style to create a picture-perfect spring fashion event. This year marked the 13th annual show, and it’s veteran status shined through the details, vibe, and execution.

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Women Who Inspire Part II – Women Who Lead

Laura Smith: Inspiring Through Leadership

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Laura Smith, Nashville Electric Service General Counsel and non-profit leader

Years ago, someone challenged me to always 1) be mentored by someone and 2) be mentoring someone else. My memory is fuzzy as to who issued the challenge, but the advice is something I’ve carried with me since. The reason is simple: experience is one of the best teachers, whether through experiences of your own or experiences of others.

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Women Who Inspire Part I – Fashion Inspiration

Freelance Celebrity Fashion Stylist Raven Roberts

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As a celebrity stylist, Raven Roberts is the true definition of an influencer.  She’s styled celebrities and editorials; has served as the key wardrobe stylist for marketing campaigns, music videos, films, and everything in between; her work has been featured in international publications and photography exhibits; and she’s been seen on Macy’s Next Style Star and Bare Minerals Beauty Uncovered. If you take a look at her website, Instagram feed, or resume you’re sure to be inspired. 

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Should We Boycott H&M

Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. and Economic Equality


As we celebrated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life yesterday, in part, we acknowledged his fortitude; his fight for justice, civil rights, and economic equality; his leadership through boycotts, marches, and protests; and the lasting impression his legacy has had our culture.

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Thank you for your Support – Scales of Style Turns One

5 Lessons I Learned My First Year Blogging


Let me start this post by saying thank you to everyone who has rocked with me over the last year!! From the people who’ve been on this journey with me from day one when I had three followers  (my mom; sister, Makeda; and friend,  Tiffany), to those who just started following me yesterday, to everyone who allowed me to feature them, to the people who encouraged me to keep going, and the team of people who helped me behind the scenes. I cannot say it enough: thank you all for your support!

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The Patched Denim (or not so denim) Jacket You Need This Fall

This fall I have an obsession with patched denim. Okay… so it actually started before this fall, but after scouring the market for a patched denim jacket, I ended up empty handed. Either the shape of  the jacket was off, or I just didn’t like the patches. I even thought about DIYing it, but quickly abandoned that idea in the interest of time and the thought of ruining a perfectly good denim jacket.

Layering Summer and Fall Fashion

How to Easily Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer Style to Fall Fashion

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Malaka in Rachel Roy Late Summer Collection cropped blouse and  palazzo pants.

Fall is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean your summer wardrobe has to immediately change with the season. I know, I know…. most of you have probably been waiting for boot season and comfy sweaters, but before your wardrobe completely falls into a dark abyss, you may want to consider layering summer with fall fashion. 

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