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Blonde alert! Melissa Gorga has highlighted her dark tresses to the point where we can officially call her a blonde. The Real Housewives of New Jersey debuted her lighter look on Instagram this week, when she took a selfie on her way to the OK! Magazine party.

"Cruzin down the west side highway... On my way to @okmagazine party ;-)," Melissa wrote next to the pretty image.

The ashy blonde shade is a perfect choice for the warmer months, since it looks fantastic with Melissa's golden tan. Paired with dark, smoky eyes, blushing pink cheeks, and a frosty lip gloss, Melissa is the picture of summer beauty!

And, it looks like she had a blast at the party, too.

Later in the evening, Big Ang from VH1's Mob Wives also went on Instagram to share an adorable picture of her and Melissa on the Red Carpet.

"Check out my baby @melissagorga and me at @okmagazine #SoSexy party last night. @mtcphotography takes the best shots on the carpet!" Big Ang raved.

In this photo, we can see Melissa's full ensemble. Although she usually opts for skimpier attire, Melissa chose a conservative, blousy dress with a wide black belt for the event. It works for her!

Melissa also shared a photo of her with Big Ang and her fellow Mob Wives co-star, Renee Graziano.

"Love these ladies! @bigangvh1 & @reneegraziano @okmagazine so sexy party!" she wrote next to the fun image.

We still love Melissa as a brunette, but there's something so fresh and youthful about the blonde on her.

What do you think of Melissa as a blonde — hot or not? Sound off below!