Category: FASHION

Build Your Capsule Wardrobe

Posted on March 23rd, by Melanie

When styling clients, I often talk about building a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe should be at least 60-70% basics, and then 30-40% trend. What happens when you build up your closet this way, is that you are able to mix and match better, you have invested in basics that can be worn year after year, and you really make the most of what is in your closet. I find so many people buy things that they wear once! This is a terrible way to shop, it is like throwing money away.

Once you build up your capsule wardrobe you will actually save money, and be able to invest in the clothing and accessories you really love!

Everyone’s capsule wardrobe will be different, depending on your lifestyle. I am going to share with you my ideal “mom” wardrobe. These are items that fit into my lifestyle, and probably many of yours.… Continue Reading

Golden

Posted on March 21st, by Melanie

We made it through another winter, Spring is officially here! I am beyond excited to start wearing all the pretty spring trends we are seeing.

Outside of all the pink, blush tones, greens and neutrals, Yellow is another hot color for Spring. I have seen many shades of yellow, but this goldenrod shade is my favorite.

This dress from Halls would be perfect for a Spring Vacation, and could be worn all summer long. It is only $88, and would pack so easily in a suitcase ūüôā You could really dress it up or down. While it is still chilly, layer it with a leather and booties if you wanted to or make it look more “spring” with bright colored accessories and strappy sandals. I love the flattering line and movement of this dress,¬†and it is strapless bra friendly!

Photos by Ruthie Stark  taken at  Hotel Sorella  Kansas City 

The entire outfit (dress, bag and necklace) is under $330!!!… Continue Reading

Our KC Spring Break

Posted on March 20th, by Melanie

I did it. I survived 10 days here in KC with both my kids, during a pretty brutally cold Spring Break.

Some of you may or may not have seen my insta story last week, but I decided to take the iPads away from my kids. They were becoming SO dependent on them, and truthfully I was a little bit too. Since I work from home, I would allow them to be on their ipads while I worked or if I was trying to get stuff done around the house. It wasn’t good. My kids started acting nasty when I made them put them away. My son was acting really awful. Like, really angry if he wasn’t able to play on it. I finally got so tired of their behavior I decided to take them away all together! It was the best decision I have made.

I did let them use it for about a total of 3 hours the entire break.… Continue Reading

The Transitional Jacket

Posted on March 15th, by Melanie

Good, casual jackets are so hard to find! I love them because they are so easy to throw on over a tank with jeans, or even a dress. They are the outfit “completer”, that can take a simple outfit to something a little more interesting.

This lightweight jacket from Scoobie is under $75 and it is a great spring layering piece. It drapes really pretty, and hangs a little lower in the back, and I love the colors in the embroidery. I really think it could be worn into early fall as well, which makes it so versatile!

I am wearing a small for reference. You can email sarah@shopscoobie to order

photos by Ruthie Stark 

outfit details:

Jacket: Scoobie, Tank: Mink Pink, Jeans: Levis (under $90!), Necklace: Vintage from Dear Society, Earrings: Kendra Scott, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Rings: Stella and Dot (old), Bag: Banana Republic (old)… Continue Reading

Dress like a mom

Posted on March 10th, by Melanie

We can all relate to the first time shopping post baby. Almost 9 years later, and I still remember it vividly.

I still looked pregnant, and I believe someone at the store asked me when I was “due”?! My body was a mess, I was exhausted and I just wanted to find something cute to wear, because the thought of putting maternity clothes back on was just depressing. I remember settling for something that was just “ok” because it worked.

Throw a baby into the mix, and that’s a whole other ballgame! I remember the first time trying to figure out my stupid stroller, and hauling it in and out of my car. The amount of diaper changes, and full body sweats as you try to nurse your baby in a fitting room. It’s just not a pleasant experience.

If you follow me on social, you saw that I was at Evereve corporate offices in Minneapolis a few weeks ago.… Continue Reading