Gift Guide: Boho Babe

Posted on November 25th, by Melanie

The boho look is not going away anytime soon! It looks as though there will be plenty of fringe and soft flowing styles heading into Spring as well! Here is a great roundup of gift ideas for the boho babe; including this fun fringe bag for only $24.99!

Gift Guide: boho babe


Shopbop Sale!!!

Posted on November 24th, by Melanie

If you have been making a virtual shopping list at Shopbop like I have, now is the time to pull the trigger! They are having their Buy More, Save More event. Time to send your loved ones your wish list OR, just treat yourself :)


The sale will end at 11:59pm PACIFIC TIME on Monday November 30th; click HERE for terms and conditions of the sale. I have scoured the site for some amazing finds. I am loving some of the resort pieces; especially this amazing beach bag and coverup! I also still have a backpack and a cute coat on my wishlist! What is topping your list this year?

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Gift Guide: Active Girl

Posted on November 23rd, by Melanie

We all have someone in our life who loves to get her sweat on! And with all the cute “atheisure” and workout gear, there are plenty of fun things to choose from! Here are the must haves for the active girl in your life

Active Girl gift guide


Beauty Junkie

Posted on November 19th, by Melanie

I go through spurts of purchasing cosmetics. Since moving to the Plaza and having Blue Mercury and Sephora now a few blocks from me I have gotten the urge to spruce up my products!


I am a palette girl. I love that it gives you all the tools you need in one little container, which are great for travel! I have been using Nars for the past few years. I think they do a great job with color combos and I love the pigmentation of their shadows. This is called “Hardwired Narsissist” eye kit. It comes with 6 shadows, a brush and an eyeliner all for $59! You can create a great daytime eye, as well as a good smoky eye with this palette, and the colors are perfect for fall.


 I do bright lips, quite often but I tend to opt for a gloss for daytime. These sparkly glosses are so fun and different than what I have bought in the past.… Continue Reading

Splurge Vs. Save: Holiday Attire

Posted on November 18th, by Melanie

Holiday parties will be here before we know it! I find this is the hardest time of year to be practical. You want something fun and unique to wear, and you want it to be festive. There are ways to create the perfect holiday look without spending a fortune. It’s all about mixing and matching investment pieces in your closet with bargain finds.

 Splurge on the basics; the pieces that are the backbone to your closet. You will want a great fitting black pant and or skirt that you can mix and match with different tops or sweaters (your “save items”). I love my faux leather leggings, they are the perfect pant for any party! A white blouse is also another great investment; it is the perfect layering piece under jackets. Or, wear it alone and add a statement necklace.… Continue Reading

Our Weekend

Posted on November 16th, by Melanie

We had an insanely fun weekend, and it may take weeks to recover but it was worth it!

Friday night we had our school’s biggest fundraiser, which is an auction. This year the theme was “walk of fame”; red carpet/hollywood style. I wore a jumpsuit from H&M that I got last year, which was super comfortable and easy to wear. It’s no longer available, but I found a cute one on Asos with sleeves!


photo by Lea Murphy Photography 

thank you to the team at Posh KC for the amazing hair and makeup! Chandler is the best!



So lucky to have SUCH an amazing group of families and friends within the school. This group knows how to have fun!



Saturday morning Health House hosted a Nike Women Style Guide Live at the Three Points Rooftop event space…


Nike doesn’t miss a a beat…we were welcomed with coffee and yogurt parfaits


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Scout Style: Fall Layers

Posted on November 12th, by Melanie

Even though it is technically “fall” in KC, it sure doesn’t feel like it! Today was a balmy 75! We definitely don’t have a need for heavy outerwear yet, but we do need layers for when we go from 50-75 in one day. Vests are a fun trend that can be worn now, or for those of you in southern states all winter long!

I am obsessed with this gorgeous fur vest from Alysa Rene boutique. It is fur on the front and knit on the back; it’s super lightweight and not so puffy. I hate when fur vests make you look twice the size you are! This one is flattering and easy to wear.




I wore it with my new favorite Tunic/Dress from Free People (also from Alysa Rene Boutique). I think younger girls will wear this as a dress, but I opted to layer it over jeans. I will probably do this with my favorite faux leather leggings too as the temps cool off a bit.… Continue Reading

Cheap and Chic: Fall Outerwear all under $150!

Posted on November 10th, by Melanie

Outerwear is one of my favorite things to buy! I am stressing about this winter because my husband accidentally put all of my coats into storage!!!!! I have bought a few new things to get me through this season, but I will definitely be missing my favorite coats. I have been shopping for inexpensive pieces to get me through this winter.

There are so many fun outerwear trends this season; so if you have not bought a coat in a while now is your chance. I love all of the faux fur trim on dressier and even casual coats; Moto jackets with fur or fleece trim, oversized car-coats, the vest, capes and ponchos.

If you are a girl on a budget…or you just want to buy a few new coats :) Here is a really fun roundup; most under $100!

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