Spring Neutrals 

Hey everyone! Happy first day of Spring! Hope you had a great weekend and great start to your week! I’m so excited about sharing this look because I’m obsessed!! I was immediately drawn to this top with the adorable bell sleeves! Ann Taylor LOFT is my go-to, always reliable store and they are always having […]

Top 4 Candles To Fill Your Home

Domino: The Book of Decorating / Choosing Real/ Love print (similar here) / Candlefish / Voluspa / Capri Blue / Bath & Body Works I’m a sucker for candles. No doubt about it. The ones on sale at TJ Maxx, the always available budget-friendly at Wal-Mart, some locally created downtown, and my favorites scattered around Anthropologie! I love finding new […]

Cozy, Printed Cardigan

Cardigan (50% off!! – shop similar plus size here) / Tank / Leggings / Boots / Watch I have been living in outfits like these lately, especially if they include an oversized cardigan. The best part for y’all? It’s on sale!! It does run a little big, I’m wearing a Small for reference so keep that in mind if you […]

You Are Loved.

Page after page, this book tugged at my heart. I cried, I laughed, and constantly found myself saying “Me too, Lysa, me too!”. And when I finished reading Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely, I felt peace. Lysa Terkeurst is an amazing woman, well known author, speaker, and president of […]


Last summer, my college roomie, Natalie, and I planned a weekend trip to wander the streets and shops of Charleston, SC. She is the perfect travel companion because she is a “go-with-the-flow” type and allows me do all the research, planning and reservations for the trip. Our style and tastes are so similar, we’ve never gotten it wrong! We opted for […]

Navy, Cross Front Top

similar: Lush cross front top || Gap skinny jeans || Sam Edelman booties (currently under $100!) || similar: Kate Spade purse || rings || Michael Kors watch || Ray Ban sunnies This is my first official post to the Melanie Joy Blog! After spotting this “Bull” Durham mural in Kernersville my photographer (and boyfriend!) decided it was time to start gathering the pictures for my blog! This top has […]

Hi, I’m Melanie Joy!

Hi there! I’m Melanie and I’m a 20-something, NC native – born and raised. I enjoy all things related to style, weddings,  faith, food, travel, and home decor. Echoes are defined as a repetition of an idea, feeling, style, or event. I created this blog as a place to share all of those things and an outlet […]