Category: FASHION

Shopping Scout: H&M finds under $50

Posted on April 7th, by Melanie

High waisted jeans are my jam lately. I can’t get enough of them! Now when I wear low rise I feel like I am naked. I tried these on at H&M and fell in love. For the high rise trend, you can’t argue with $39.99. Right? I also got this cute striped blouse…only $19.99! I am second guessing myself for not getting the shoes; considering they were only $34. Maybe I need to order them as well.

I found some other great pieces at H&M, like this sweatshirt that I have been wearing non-stop…

This star blouse was too cute not to pick up; it buttons up the back which I love. I wore it yesterday and got a ton of compliments

They also had some great knits online and I am still trying to decide which ones to get! You can shop my current H&M favorites here:

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On repeat.

Posted on April 4th, by Melanie

In a post a few weeks back I talked about a capsule wardrobe. These are some of the “basics” that I can’t stop wearing. They are mixing and matching with everything in my closet.

photos by Ruthie Stark, taken at Hotel Sorella KC 

This blazer from Evereve is one of my favorites because it can be dressed up or down. The hoodie is actually just a “dickie” of sorts that zips easily out of the jacket. So you can wear it more casual or dressed up without the hood. It looks identical to a much much more expensive brand that you may have seen. This one is only $148, you can shop it HERE. I am wearing an XS for reference.

What I am wearing under the blazer is actually a tee shirt, layered with one of the Evereve spider criss cross tanks. It is a fun way to add detail to a basic tee.… Continue Reading

Blush Ruffles

Posted on March 28th, by Melanie

I can’t stop wearing this color. Blush is my favorite new neutral. I don’t even think of it as a “fashion color” because it just goes with everything.

This top from Anaphora is just the right amount of ruffles. It is so soft, feminine and easy to wear. Dress it down with jeans, dress it up with black, and wear it into summer with white denim. I paired it with black, dressy joggers also from Anaphora.

photos by Ruthie Stark  taken at Hotel Sorella Kansas City


Top: Anaphora call 913-291-0375 to order (I am wearing small for reference) Pants: Anaphora but currently sold out, Bag: Miu Miu, Shoes: similar HERE. Continue Reading

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


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 🙂 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