A MOM'S GUIDE TO STYLISH LIVING


Scout Fit: Lululemon Faves

Posted on August 26th, by Melanie

I just got two new pieces of Lululemon that I am loving; first is the Goal crusher 7/8″ tight.  This pant length is my favorite! I always felt like the full length was too long. Right now the colors are on sale for $89 in store (reg $119.) I love the mesh/pattern details, it has a high rise and it’s the full on luxtreme fabric that is super soft. I wore these today to workout in and they might be my new favorite pant. I didn’t have to pull them up once!
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The other piece that’s mixing in great with a lot of my pants is the fast as light muscle tank. I like the spacedye fabric, the criss cross back and the high neck. It’s cropped, but not too short…it goes great with a lot of the higher rise pants we are seeing in fitness apparel this season.

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Tank: fast as light tank by Lululemon, Strappy Bra: Onzie, Pants: Goal Crusher 7/8″ tight by Lululemon, Shoes: Nike Zoom Pegasus (similar here)

Have a great weekend everyone!… Continue Reading

Scout Style: The new maxi

Posted on August 25th, by Melanie

You know when you try something on and immediately you feel amazing? That’s how I felt when I put on this dress. It fit like a glove, I felt sexy and feminine, and it shows just the right amount of skin. I have been wanting an updated maxi dress, after seeing a few online but I wasn’t sure what style I wanted. When I tried this dress on from Scoobie, I knew it was the one! The best part…it is only $54!!! And let me tell you, it does not look and feel like a dress that’s under $60.

You can order this dress just by emailing sarah@shopscoobie.com She is offering free shipping! (for size reference, I am wearing a small)

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When I was 15 and studying everything they wore on 90210 and Melrose Place, I would have KILLED for a dress like this. I am so glad this 90’s look is making a comeback, because when they were popular I was too young to wear them.… Continue Reading

Eat + Shop: New to KC

Posted on August 24th, by Melanie

 It’s amazing to me how much Kansas City is growing and evolving. I love all the local brands and businesses that have been popping up in the past few years. Two new faves of mine are 1889 Pizza in Mission and The Jeweled Gypsy on The Country Club Plaza.

1889 Neopolitan Pizza just opened a few weeks ago in the strip mall right by Joe’s and Taco Republic. From the decor to the pizza, you will love the entire experience. They have custom pizzas, or you can do a make your own. They have some great apps to choose from and a nice wine and beer selection. The owner told us they are adding desserts soon! 
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We tried the Tre Truffi which was 3 different dips paired with bread. This was a hit with everyone, including the kids

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I tried “the Mahalo”, which is their take on a Hawaiian pizza. They add chicken and jalapenos (which I did not get) But it was very good!… Continue Reading

Kid Style: Back to School Dresses

Posted on August 23rd, by Melanie

In our household we love dresses for two reasons…1, there are no arguments when a dress is involved and 2. It’s “one” item of clothing, which means less wash for me and less coordinating of pieces.

The Little House has the best selection of dresses both casual and dressy. We recently discovered a line they carry called Lali which is from a designer based in St.Louis. She uses gorgeous fabrics from her native India, and they all have beautiful colors and patters with great details. You can read more of the designers history and inspiration HERE. 

We paired this great dress back to the new “Alice in Wonderland” edition Mini Melissa shoes, also from The Little House

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I love this take on a denim dress by Deux Par Deux; it has just the right amount of structure to make it cute and feminine. Again, it looks great with those red Mary Janes by Mini Melissa.… Continue Reading

The Biggest Kids Consignment Sale in KC!

Posted on August 19th, by Melanie

I am sure many of you have heard of Rhea Lana, the children’s consignment sale that happens twice a year. The Overland Park Rhea Lana sale opens to the public tomorrow! I got a sneak peek behind the scenes yesterday and I was BLOWN AWAY by the amount of items that they have.

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images via Rhea Lana’s Overland Park

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You will find rows and rows of strollers, baby toys, big kid toys, halloween costumes, maternity clothing, and literally a sea of racks full of clothes for babies on up! You will find a mix of brands and price points. There are tee’s for as little as $1 on up to higher-end items and brands. I was scoping out the racks for some of my favorite brands like Crew Cuts, Patagonia, North Face, Boden, and Tea Collection.

Here are some pieces I found for V, size 4/5

DKNY jacket, a steal at $15!… Continue Reading

Kid Style: JoBea Kids Yoga Wear

Posted on August 18th, by Melanie

We are huge friends of JoBea kids yoga wear. My friend Miriam launched the line over a year ago, and since then Vivi has been wearing her yoga pants on repeat. They recently re-launched their website and added new styles to the line.

images via Nicki Griffith Photography 

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We are loving the spacedye! They are super soft, and they stay up perfectly on her waist without sagging. 

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We also love the JoBea blog which gives the Yoga Pose of the week to work on yoga at home with your little ones!

JoBea Kids has generously offered a discount to Scout readers to use until Sunday 8/21 at 5PM. With the code STYLESCOUT20 you will get 20% off any pant order (headbands are excluded).  They also offer free shipping, which is an added bonus. If you live in Kansas City, you can get them at the Little House, and they are currently offering a free headband with any pant purchase!Continue Reading

Barton Perreira

Posted on August 16th, by Melanie

Over the years I have become a bit of a sunglass collector.  Clothing and shoe styles come and go, but to me sunglasses are forever. Sure, super trendy styles change but if you invest in classic styles they will stand the test of time.  I was first introduced to Barton Perreira glasses when they opened a store on the Country Club Plaza. After doing a little research I found out what an amazing company they are.

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 One of the founders (Bill Barton) is actually a KC Native. He started the company in 2007 with designer Patty Perreira, both are Oliver Peoples veterans. Bill Barton, former president, and Patty Perreira, who was vice president of design — launched the firm after Peoples was acquired by Oakley in February 2006. While most high end glasses are not even designed by their said “designers”, Barton Perreira is one of the few boutique eyeglass companies that actually design their line in house.… Continue Reading

Our Weekend

Posted on August 16th, by Melanie

Tomorrow we start SCHOOL!!! I actually thought the summer went by really fast…until the last 10 days. I was ready to pull my hair out today and lock myself into my room. I think they just get to a point when they are bored and are ready for some sort of a routine again. We all need a break from one another!

We spent the last weekend of summer break doing some fun things together As a family. We took the kids downtown on the streetcar to Quay for coffee. It’s delicious and worth the trip if you have time. Then we rode back not the street car and walked around the Crossroads while dad got a haircut, and had lunch at YJ’s Snack Bar, which is the best little hole in the wall (128 w. 18th St.)

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Each day YJ’s has a lunch special. It was Fajita’s on Thursday, which Jon got. I got the The best “leftover” chicken noodle soup.… Continue Reading