Parsimony Inspired is an international website that delivers daily inspiration concerning wedding, beauty, style, DIY + entertaining. We cover all things pretty, from real weddings to inspirations in floral, invitations, decor and beauty.
Creative Director, Melissa Buscemi founded Parsimony Inspired (formally Parsimony Vintage) in 2014 after her own wedding planning experience. As many brides and grooms do, she got engaged and fell down the rabbit hole of magazines, blogs and Pinterest boards and found herself overwhelmed. She realized that there was endless amounts of inspiration out there but most of it wasn’t realistic and she wanted to be able to bridge the gap between inspiration and reality.
Parsimony Inspired reaches readers around the world and has received praise from major publications including Wedding Flowers, Her Campus and Wedding Chicks.
Cheers to creating events that leave lasting memories for you and meaningful experiences for your guests!
Creative Director of Parsimony Inspired.
Melissa began dreaming of starting an event planning business back in 2009. After many years of toying with the idea and slowly building piece by piece the elements that she thought could make a chic, creative and enduring venture she quietly launched Parsimony Inspired in 2012.
Graduating from University of Massachusetts with a degree in English, she found herself being presented with an amazing opportunity of working for a leading organization in the non-profit sector. Over the years, her work gradually moved into event production and she found that she excelled in this work. Melissa has over 6 years of experience in consulting, planning and coordinating events on a corporate level.
After planning her wedding, Melissa realized that her unique background in producing art and cultural events had given her an eye for detail that made her a perfect fit for special occasion event design and planning.
When she is not planning, creating or obsessing over the latest looks, you can find her digging through flea markets searching for treasures to share with her next client!
Editorial Director of Parsimony Inspired
Growing up, Jill always dreamed of working in the wedding industry. After meeting Melissa in 2015 and learning about Parsimony Inspired, she knew that she had to join the team.
Upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the spring of 2016, Jill was excited to officially become a member of the Parsimony Inspired team!
With a background in writing and marketing, Jill enjoys creating new content for our readers as well as working to improve our branding and marketing strategies. Through her experiences with Parsimony, she has become even more adventurous with her DIY projects and thoroughly enjoys spending her weekends getting her hands dirty with projects to share with readers!
Larissa is a senior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she studies Communications and Economics. Larissa is a big summer enthusiast and her main interests include DIY projects and cooking. Joining the Parsimony team has been an incredible experience for Larissa, and she is excited to express her creative abilities, beauty tips, and DIY projects to everyone!
Marketing and Social Media Intern
Alex is a junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she studies Journalism and Communication. She has a variety of interests which include fashion, writing, and beauty. Alex has a passion for marketing and is excited to express that through her work here with the Parsimony team!
Beauty and DIY Contributor
Emily is a recent high school graduate and will be attending Bridgewater State University in the fall to study psychology. She has a passion for beauty and DIY and is excited to share her talents with the Parsimony team to help provide the everyday girl and boy with some tips and tricks of the trade!
Beauty Contributor of Parsimony Inspired
Jaclyn Lopes, part owner to Brush. salon, a hairstylist and a national educator for Z.one concept the manufactures of Milk Shake and NO Inhibition hair care products. Throughout her 10 years in the industry, she has thrived on education. In an industry that is constantly changing with the fashions around us, she believes staying up to date with trends keeps her on her toes and excited about her work.
Brush. salon is a unique boutique style salon nestled in the suburbs of western Massachusetts. The owners Jaclyn Lopes and Tammy Chamberlin recently purchased this beautiful space. As new business owners they are passionate and inspire to build their knowledge through education as well as their clients to create and maintain a beautiful mane.