Category: FASHION

Scout + Anaphora

Posted on February 7th, by Melanie

When I first walked into Anaphora in Prairefire, I was just blown away. Not that we don’t have amazing and unique boutiques in Kansas City. But this was on another level. Every detail perfect. Every piece hand picked with care. The shop was filled with unique, beautiful lines from around the globe. It was definitely unlike anything I had shopped in KC before.

I would describe Anaphora’s selection as timeless sophistication. Not overly trendy, yet not too conservative. Their pieces will never go out of style; which makes them worth every penny. You will be investing in a great cut, a perfectly draped fabric, and clothing that makes you just feel beautiful and put together without trying too hard! Think a mix between the timeless style of Miranda Kerr or Kate Blanchett, the edginess of Kendall Jenner and Emma Roberts with just a touch of Olivia Palermo.

I am really excited to work with Anapohora because I feel like their fashion reaches every age group.… Continue Reading

Scout Fit: Being healthy isn’t easy

Posted on February 2nd, by Melanie

I think we would all agree that living a healthy, balanced lifestyle is not easy. There are so many factors that play into our everyday life which can affect what we eat and our fitness plans. Kids and work, genetics, stress, mental health, and then there are our personal relationships that can really throw things for a loop. There are things we can’t control and there are things we can. And to me it is not about being “skinny”; that’s an unhealthy goal. It’s about being healthy, happy and feeling good about myself from the outside in.

Some of you know me personally and some of you don’t; I wanted to share my “health journey” so to speak. We may own a gym now, and live a pretty clean lifestyle. But it wasn’t always that way!  It has been a long road of ups and downs with my weight, bad choices, and health issues to finally get to this place of feeling healthy, confident, and loving the skin I am in.… Continue Reading

Scout Style: The Bomber

Posted on January 31st, by Melanie

Dressing this time of year is not an easy task. It may be 60 one day and snowing the next. And, at this point you are probably over your winter clothes. Now is a good time  to find those transitional pieces that can take you into the early spring months. Layering is key!

Bombers are carrying over into Spring in a big way. I found this knit bomber by Cupcakes and Cashmere at Hall’s last week. I knew it would be a great purchase because it is so versatile. I also liked that it wasn’t olive green like every other bomber style I had seen.

I could throw this over a casual dress, would obviously wear it with my jeans, and I could even throw it on with workout pants to go to the gym. I am going to Los Angeles next week, and this will be the perfect lightweight jacket to travel with.… Continue Reading

Scout Style: Spring Sweaters

Posted on January 20th, by Melanie

Now is the perfect time to stock up on some spring sweater. They are the perfect transition piece and this year there are great styles to choose from!

I tried this on at Anthropologie this week. Super cute and love the bright pink (which is a hot shade for 2017). And it is on sale right now! Shop it HERE. 

This season in knits look for ruffles, off shoulder styles, cut-outs, open weave and longer lightweight cardigans. You can shop my current faves (most are under $75!) here…

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Scout Life: going forward

Posted on January 11th, by Melanie

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In the next few months, this blog is getting a makeover. I am turning 40 in 2017 and so I want this blog to be a reflection of that.  I am “old” when it comes to fashion bloggers. But, I feel like there is a place in this blog world for women who are not just 25 with endless amounts of time to look good, and endless amounts of money to spend on clothes. We all know that when you become a mom, and as you age, your priorities change. With that being said, I feel like 40 is a pivotal year. My kids are older, and I have more time for me. I feel like I spent the last decade worrying about everyone else, just trying to keep my shit together without losing it.

I feel a sense of peace with this time in my life. My relationships are stronger, I am more confident, I feel better, I know more about myself and what I want.… Continue Reading