A MOM'S GUIDE TO STYLISH LIVING


Our Weekend: Minnesota

Posted on July 1st, by Melanie

I am a little late getting to my weekend recap; things have been crazy busy since I got back Sunday! I had the best weekend in Minnesota! It was SO fun reuniting with old friends; re-calling old memories, and laughing SO hard. Those types of weekends are the best…

Heather and I have been friends since first grade…and have maintained a friendship all through the years. We had some great quality time together as I stayed with her over the weekend. Thank you Heather for EVERYTHING!

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Friday night we went to Bar La Grassa in downtown Minneapolis. SO, so good…loved their menu of small plates. Everything we ordered was delicious.

with friends Tamara and Angela at BLG…

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Saturday morning Heather and I got up bright and early to get our brows done. She swears by this girl in St.Paul, and the only time she could fit us in was at 7:30 Am!… Continue Reading

Class of 95′

Posted on June 26th, by Melanie

I leave for my 20 year High School reunion tomorrow. It is REALLY hard to believe it has been 20 years since I graduated. I don’t feel like I should be that old!

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This pic was from my freshman year, first pep rally; braces and all! And can we talk about my school colors? Brown and gold, which might possibly be the worst combo!

 We had a tight knit crew of guys and girls. So many fun memories with these guys…

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 My parents moved away from Minnesota almost 10 years ago, and I rarely make it back to visit. I haven’t seen some of my friends since college!  I am going to take this weekend to reminisce, laugh, and enjoy this time with everyone.

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Scout Style: Floral Prints

Posted on June 23rd, by Melanie

Summer is finally in full swing; time to pull out your favorite floral prints. This skirt is one I purchased last year, but I love when I get the opportunity to wear it. There is something so feminine about a floral print, especially in a soft flowy skirt.

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This season we are seeing less of the above the knee like I am wearing, but more of the Midi length skirt which I also love.

I paired it with this cut out shoulder top that I got from Shopbop which also happens to be on sale, with an EXTRA 25% off right now…which brings the top down to $36! Grab one before they are gone!

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Top:  by Re:Named, Skirt: Jack (last year), Shoes: Dolce Vita (similar here also on shopbop sale!) Bag: Sorella Studios, Earrings: Bauble Bar: Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner from Standard Style: Sunglasses: Gucci (similar here)

Shop the look, and fun floral skirt styles here:

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Our Weekend

Posted on June 22nd, by Melanie

I hope everyone was able to enjoy a relaxing Sunday with their families, celebrating Dad!

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Friday was the most beautiful day we have had in a long time. I took my kids and my niece to Oceans of Fun. I have lived here for 8 years and this was my first time visiting the park. The kids were in heaven; there was so much to see and do! I loved that there was a ton for little ones; tiny slides and a new spray park called Splash Island.

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everyone left happy and exhausted!

Saturday night we had a date night dinner at Aixois and then joined friends for a private concert with Big Head Todd and the Monsters! SO much fun! If you went to High School or College in the mid 90’s, you would definitely have followed them. The last time I saw them in concert was in Chicago, 2001’ish at the Lincoln Park Zoo.… Continue Reading

Color Crush: White + Turquoise

Posted on June 19th, by Melanie

I do a lot of white in the summer paired with my favorite accessory; turquoise. It’s an easy combo, and it looks great when you are rocking that summer glow, or spray tan :)

I have found some great inexpensive pieces over the years, but I am also all about investing in real turquoise..once I find the perfect piece!

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If you are looking to create your own White and Turquoise look this summer, here are a few of my favorite pieces:

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Scout Style: Jean Shorts

Posted on June 18th, by Melanie

I am really loving all the bigger boyfriend style shirts this season. They are not only super comfy, but also great for layering.

I found this particular shirt at Forever 21; a hidden gem for under $20! It’s so lightweight and soft, and I have even worn it over my swimsuit as a coverup. I will definitely be getting my $20 worth this summer :)

Jean Shorts: DIY, Shirt: Forever 21, Bag: H&M, Shoes: Vince Camuto Effel Sandal (similar here) , Sunglasses: Ray Ban IMG_0850

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shop other boyfriend style shirts here:

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DIY: Jean Shorts

Posted on June 17th, by Melanie

We all have a pair of old bootcut jeans laying around that are perfect to chop off and turn into a pair of jean shorts. They are super easy to make and pretty much fool-proof. You really can’t mess them up; unless you cut them too short right off the bat.

A few tools you will need…a measuring tape, a good pair of fabric scissors, an exacto knife or really sharp pair of scissors to create some holes/distressing.

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I took a pair of my favorite DIY cutoffs  to measure the inseam.

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the best length for jean shorts is anywhere between 3 and 5″ depending on your body type. I always tend to go a little longer the first time I cut. It’s better to go too long than too short! You can always take off more length. I measure the inseam I want and make a mark, then I just cut across. I just eyeball it; I feel like you can’t really mess it up.… Continue Reading

Our Weekend

Posted on June 15th, by Melanie

We had another gloomy/rainy weekend in KC! I am kind of wondering when we will get the sun back on the weekends? Luckily we had a lot of fun stuff going on to take our minds off of it :) My weekend started on Thursday with a girls night to celebrate my friend Leah’s Birthday! Harry’s for drinks and back to Port Fonda…

Two Port Fonda nights in a week…my body is not happy with me! But those chips and margs are just TOO good to pass up.

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Saturday we had the Nike Style Guide Live presented by Nike Women at Health House. Nike is doing 6 style guide events throughout Kansas City this summer, and our studio was one of the lucky ones! We had an exclusive class for the event, followed up by shopping the new summer collection.

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Team HH all decked out in Nike…

 

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Somehow my husband can pull off the man leggings :)

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The class in action…

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I had so much fun being the stylist on hand for the event!… Continue Reading