Category: FASHION

Scout Travels: NYC

Posted on January 2nd, by Melanie

Happy New Year everyone! I feel so behind on posting; it’s been a whirlwind holiday break! It’s impossible to get anything done when you have guests in town for a week…and with the holidays. So, I figured I will start back before Christmas and share some highlights of our trip to New York.

The trip was a surprise from my husband. My brother and Mom got into town early the week of Christmas and obviously they were in on the secret. We went to dinner on Wednesday night and he orders a bottle of champagne, makes a toast and tells me to pack a bag because we are leaving at 6AM for 2 days in NYC! It is hard to get anything past me; and so for him to pull of this sort of surprise was pretty amazing. I had not been to NY in 8 years; so I was very excited to get back and experience it at Christmas time.… Continue Reading

Currently Obsessed: Kendra Scott Fine Jewelry

Posted on December 22nd, by Melanie

Kendra Scott’s fine jewelry launched this month, and I could not be more excited. I have been a Kendra fan for many years, and I love seeing how her line has evolved. The new 14K Gold and Pave diamond”iconic collection” is perfect.

I love the understated elegance of these pieces. This is the kind of jewelry you can wear everyday without feeling like they are too dressy. They all come in a choice of rose, yellow or white gold; the rose gold is a current fave! The prices for fine jewelry is also reasonable, with everything being under $1500.

I love the classic Elisa Pendant which is great for everyday, and can be layered with longer necklaces

photos by Ruthie Stark Photography 

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and the Lee Drop earrings make quite a statement

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also launching this season are their new trays; this agate tray is beyond…

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I am thinking one of these would make the perfect stocking stuffer!!!… Continue Reading

Scout Style: Not Just for Christmas Eve

Posted on December 20th, by Melanie

It is fun shopping for holiday outfits, but sometimes those outfits only get worn once. When you go too “sparkly” those pieces are just not as versatile.

For Christmas Eve I wanted an outfit I could wear again. I found this blouse by 1 State and this feminine Skirt by Milly at Hall’s. I love black and white; it’s always in style and it’s easy to accessorize. I kept it pretty simple with black opaque tights, black D’orsay suede pumps and for a touch of sparkle to dress the outfit up I added these earrings by Kendra Scott. The skirt was on sale, so the whole outfit was under $250! Hall’s is having a huge sale right now, it’s definitely a great time to shop and stock up on high quality pieces for Fall/Winter.

Photos taken by Ruthie Stark at Stockhill KC 

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Hall’s is located at Crown Center 2450 Grand Blvd. Continue Reading

Scout Style: The coat of your dreams

Posted on December 16th, by Melanie

I don’t think I have loved a coat more. This fur from Alysa Rene Boutique has a gorgeous mix of neutral colors, the length is perfect and it is warm as can be.

I styled it a little more casual here, but you can totally dress this up for the holidays by throwing it over a cocktail dress or skirt and blouse combo.

photos by Ruthie Stark taken on location at Stock Hill Restaurant at 50th and Main 

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Coat, Blouse and Jeans from Alysa Rene Boutique, “Katrina” Earrings from Kendra Scott

Alysa Rene Boutique 11555 Ash Street, Leawood KS info@alysarene.com or call 913 906 9477… Continue Reading

Gift Guide: For the ladies

Posted on December 16th, by Melanie

Ladies, if your husband needs a hint for you this Christmas here is a round up of my personal faves. You can never go wrong with a new fragrance, or some fun earrings. Tech accessories, Sunnies and Fun tennis shoes are a fun, easy and inexpensive gift. And let’s just talk about the Chloe bag 🙂 this color is perfect!

gift guide: for her
Feather Earrings by GAS Bijoux; completely obsessed with these! $319
Clare V. Pink Calfhair clutch with navy ribbon (so cute, I can’t handle it!)
Eddie Borgo Glint Drop Earrings $150 just the right amount of sparkle!
J.Crew Ryan Sunglasses $118 great shape, love the unique color
New Balance Gold and White sneakers $80 Loving the pop of metallic here
Trish McEvoy #9 Blackberry & Vanilla $85.50 (super sexy great winter fragrance)
The big daddy gift; and honestly who wouldn’t want this under the xmas tree?!… Continue Reading