A MOM'S GUIDE TO STYLISH LIVING


Product Love: Nest Pretty Things Kids

Posted on July 23rd, by Melanie

I find there to be a lot of junky kids jewelry out there. The kind of stuff you know will break in a day! I fell in love with this line, Nest Pretty Things Kids when I was on Etsy one afternoon looking for a gift.

Her pieces are sweet, colorful and not too mature for a young girl.

My favorite pieces are her necklaces

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But she also makes adorable hair accessories and earrings as well…

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They would make a great gift for that special little girl in your life!

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Our Weekend

Posted on July 22nd, by Melanie

Is it really Tuesday already? This week is flying by!

We are trying to soak up the last of summer. We have only 3 weeks until school starts! It’s always a little depressing when Target rolls out the back to school section. We have truly enjoyed our summer having both kids at really good ages. I feel like the last two summers were hard with Vivi since she was so little!

Friday night I celebrated the birthday of my dear friend Rachel.  It was a fun girls night that started with dinner at Gram and Dun and then ending with drinks at Hotel Sorella poolside (The Rossotini is delish!). How hot is the birthday girls Clover Canyon dress?! I think I need to add one to my dress collection.

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The It List-7/18

Posted on July 18th, by Melanie

Happy Friday everyone! I am so excited the weekend is finally here! I get to celebrate a friends birthday tonight, model fittings for a runway show all weekend and then hopefully we can squeeze in some pool time in between!

Just a few things on the it list this week…my favorite Nars lip color is being sold in a super cute set at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I would love to try the gloss and the polish as well!

Have you seen these Mara Hoffman look alike dresses on Sheinside.com? Adorable! Thanks to fellow blogger Sandy for the inside tip! They are all under $35!!!!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks!

Posted on July 17th, by Melanie

Back when I was 15, Nordstrom was my first REAL job. I was one of those girls that got to put all the clothes back from the fitting rooms…fun, right?! Who knew that would lead to many other jobs in the fashion world!

One of the most exciting times to work at Nordstrom was during their Anniversary Sale.  There is no other company that delivers fall merchandise in early July at a DISCOUNT!  It’s really a fabulous time to get those higher end or investment pieces. After perusing the sale (Nordy card holders can shop early access!) I came up with a few favorites. For non card holders, you can start shopping on the 18th!

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Product Love: Man Up Inc.

Posted on July 15th, by Melanie

Women aren’t the only ones loving bracelets. It seems the men have jumped on board with the “masculine arm party”.

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I personally love the look! My husband has asking for some of his own and I found an amazing Etsy shop with just what he has been looking for. The shop is called Man Up Inc. This shop out of Ontario Canada is making simple, chic and affordable bracelets for guys.

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They have everything from wood beads to leather and natural stones. Prices range from $9 on up!

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Each piece is custom sized so that your guy gets just the right fit. What do you think? Will your guy be stacking bracelets anytime soon?

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My Summer Uniform

Posted on July 14th, by Melanie

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I have been living in jean shorts all summer long…I have a pair of old cutoffs that I made myself and my new favorites, the Rag & Bone boyfriend jean.  I love this particular pair because they aren’t too short. They are just long enough to wear running around with the kids, but cute enough to dress up with wedge sandals.

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also in a weekly rotation are embroidered pieces like this blouse by D.Ra; it is SUPER lightweight, perfect for these hot summer days! I paired it back to my favorite necklaces like the Rebel pendant and new engravable monogram disk from Stella and Dot. And my favorite (and inexpensive) stud earrings from Francesca’s. 

what I love about both of these pieces is that they are very “kid friendly”. Perfect from the park to a playdate or even date night!

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The “it list”-7/11

Posted on July 11th, by Melanie

Happy Friday everyone!

The it list returns this week! In the past few months I have rediscovered my love for Anthropologie. I really didn’t shop there for years; everything just seemed to whimsical or too “sweet”. But this season I am totally hooked. They are doing bohemian SO well; I want every single one of their tops! And if you are looking for a guest of a wedding dress; this is the place to go! I also feel like their prices are better than they have been in years. While you will still find pricier items mixed in, they now have included some middle of the road things which are right up my alley. And make sure to shop their sales too…You can always find a good bargain!

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Janesko KS/MO Necklace giveaway!!!!!

Posted on July 9th, by Melanie

Scout just hit over 1000 fans on Facebook! A HUGE thank you to old and new followers who follow along everyday! In honor of this milestone designer Jennifer Janesko is giving one lucky reader one of her yellow-gold polished KS/MO necklaces! I have been a huge fan of Jennifer’s work for years! She is incredibly talented; truly one of a kind. 

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Jennifer was born in Kansas, attended college in Missouri and was a Missouri resident for nine years.  The designer is now a Kansas resident again, but like other KC area residents, she travels across the state line every week.

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This piece is near and dear to  my heart since I literally live right across the state line! I love this piece and hope you do too! 

To enter just follow the Rafflecopter directions below! A winner will be picked next Thursday!

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