The It List: 10/24

Posted on October 24th, by Melanie

Sorry for my absence this week! It’s been a busy one…We have been cheering on our Royals in the World Series, I have been nursing our household back to health and I had our monthly photo shoot for Park Place and a news segment on Fox! I am glad I survived the week and looking forward to going on vacation with my family next week. I think we all need a getaway!

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model Shelby Smith with photographer Gene Starr for Park Place (coat from EJs Boutique, Sunglasses by Oliver Peoples from Romanelli Sun Galleria)

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Dress from Bella Bridesmaid, Earrings by Kendra Scott also from Bella Bridesmaid

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Here are some Friday Favorites! Have a great weekend everyone!

* Target sweatpants are my FAVE…just got these printed ones, and they are SO comf…love!… Continue Reading

Product Love: Brasil Sul (and a giveaway!!!)

Posted on October 20th, by Melanie

 Since fitness is our family business, we are constantly looking for new lines of fitness apparel. I randomly discovered Brasil Sul via Instagram. They are a Brazilian based company making bright and colorful fitness apparel.

You won’t believe this, but Brasil Sul pants are one size fits (most) 0-12!  The supplex material stretches up to 500% of its original size without stretching out and losing its shape. I love the wide waistband, and the length which hit me right above the ankle. They have solids and prints; I went for the Leopard!






 They are cute enough to wear from the gym to running errands! I paired them with the Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf which can be worn many different ways; I am kind of obsessed with this piece (and it’s only $48!)

Black Racerback tank (similar here), watch by Rumbatime, Bracelet by Angie Curry, Rocco Bag by Alexander Wang, Calf Hair slip ons by Kenneth Cole (similar here)



One lucky winner will take home a pair of Brasil Sul pants of their choice!  Enter the giveaway here!… Continue Reading

Splurge Vs. Save: Date Night

Posted on October 17th, by Melanie

How I dressed for date night in my 20’s is much different than I do now! I definitely feel like there is a lot of “too young” out there and not enough sophisticated styles to choose from. So, when I spotted this blouse at Alysa Rene Boutique in Park Place this week, I had to snag it right up! AND, it was not expensive; which I always appreciate! I know that I will wear this a couple of seasons and then I will be ready to move on to the next thing. That is why I always say, don’t spend too much on novelty tops. Most of the time you want to replace them after a year or two.


 SPLURGE: Coated Ankle Skinny jeans by Henry and Belle. I just got these and I am in love with them! They are super stretchy and comfortable; with the look of leather

SAVE: Wells Grace laser cut top from Alysa Rene Boutique $60 ( has one size L left, but I found it also online HERE)

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Etsy Find: Rings by Inbal Mishan

Posted on October 16th, by Melanie

I am really loving rings right now. While I do like the super dainty little gold pieces, something about a big statement piece is calling to me.

I came across this amazing vendor on Etsy. Inbal Mishan is making incredible rings with 24K gold plating and semi-precious stones. The Turquoise and Druzy are incredible! And you won’t believe her prices, most of these rings are $60-$65

You can visit her Etsy shop HERE






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Shopbop Friends and Family Sale!

Posted on October 14th, by Melanie

You gotta love a Shopbop sale! Time to stock up on good (investment) basics; or snag up that handbag you have had your eye one! I have a lot of favorites for fall from a classic black  Mackage coat to a beautiful Black dress from Saylor; just in time for holiday parties.

You have 3 days to save 25% off! Happy Shopping!

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Scout Style: A pop of Blue

Posted on October 13th, by Melanie

It seems as though Kansas City is a sea of Blue; as our Royals are having such an amazing season! I guess I picked a great time to invest in a cobalt blue bag. With all the black, white and grey this season; this is just the perfect way to add color to my wardrobe.

I have been obsessed with the Alexander Wang Rocco for quite a long time, and after saving up I finally was able to make it my own. For those who have wondered, it is not as heavy as it looks. I have found it to be a great everyday bag from the gym to work or running around with my kids. I especially love that it has both short handles and a long strap.

And, the leather shorts continue to be a great staple in my wardrobe. For Fall I am layering them with printed tights.






photos  by Noey Meirowsky  taken at the Prairie Fire Museum

 Bag by Alexander Wang, Sweater by Old Navy (similar here) Faux Leather Shorts by H&M (similar here), Printed tights by Hue, Shoes by Carlos Santana at Off Broadway Shoes

get the look here:

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Splurge vs. Save: Fall Basics

Posted on October 9th, by Melanie

If you saw my closet, you would probably be surprised. I really don’t have all that much in there! The way that I shop and how I tell my clients to shop is to focus on basics first. Then mix in the fun, or trendy pieces each season. I always splurge on my handbags, and even my accessories. Shoes I do a mix of high and low. And for the trendy pieces I always search for the look for less. I have great luck at H&M, Zara, TJ Maxx, Target and Old Navy.


All of these pieces are not only in heavy rotation in my closet right now, they also make a chic put together look without having to try to hard! For a night out I would pair this with strappy shoes, but it would also look cute with flats too. Each one of these pieces also works well with so many other items I already have in my closet; which make for great mixing and matching!… Continue Reading

Vivi and Jules love…Vests!

Posted on October 8th, by Melanie

Generally in Kansas City we have a pretty amazing fall. We usually get a mild October, and sometimes even November before we have to bust out the heavy outwear. I have found that Vests are the perfect transitional piece for everyone in our family; not to mention the kids actually like wearing them!

Vivi’s entire outfit is by Peas and Queues…a new line I found at The Little House in Fairway. I am obsessed, the quality and details are amazing. From the lining of the vest, to the double layer skirt (it’s green underneath) and bows on the leggings. It’s so nice to find a line that is unique and fun without being to frou-frou. (shoes by Mimi and Milo also from The Little House)






Julian is getting to the age where “cute” doesn’t cut it…he wants big boy clothes. We love the line Appaman who makes this great plaid flannel shirt; I am digging the patches on the elbows which give it some edge!… Continue Reading