Our Weekend

Posted on December 19th, by Melanie

It’s Sunday and we are pretty much homebound for the day. Kansas City was hit with a few inches of snow and bitter cold temps. This is definitely the worst start to a winter we have had since I moved here 8 years ago! It has been a great excuse to hunker down, clean, do laundry and get organized before my family arrives next week.

We had a great weekend! Friday night we hosted our Health House team for a Christmas happy hour. We kept it very simple with light appetizers, and then we catered in Jack Stack. I forgot to take pics; too busy chatting and playing hostess. I did get one pre party. I wore this J.Crew buffalo check top, which is perfect for the holidays


We took the kids to the Nutcracker on Saturday night. I have been going to the Nutcracker since I was 4, and have seen it in many cities across the US.… 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 







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 ūüôā 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

Scout + Scoobie: Holiday Style

Posted on December 15th, by Melanie

Trying to dress for holiday parties when it is 20 degrees out is brutal. Finding that perfect mix of cozy/cute/sexy is next to impossible! That was until I found this dress at Scoobie. It is a sweater dress…shorter in front, longer in back and not super fitted which makes the short length a little easier to wear. It is also under $85, which is a steal for a sweater dress. You could cozy it up with tights and a bootie, or make it a little sexier with a bare leg like I did here. This would make for a great Christmas or even New Year’s Eve outfit!

Photos by Ruthie Stark take on location at the Beautiful new Stock Hill Restaurant








Dress: Scoobie $83, Bag: Clare V., Earrings: J.Crew, Shoes: Zara old but similar HERE. 

Scoobie is having a buy one get one for one day only starting tomorrow at both their KC Garment and Trendz locations.… Continue Reading

Gift Guide: For the guys

Posted on December 14th, by Melanie
Time to shop for the guy in your life! Honestly, I feel like men are the hardest to buy for. Styles don’t change much from year to year, and there is not as much of a variety to choose from. With that being said; ¬†I I think that accessories is the place where you can find something new and fun. Here is my roundup of must have’s for the guy in your life..
Men's Gift Guide 2017
1. a wallet/card holder is essential! love this rugby stripe by Jack Spade $78
2. Every guy needs cool sneakers; something other than a workout shoe he can wear with jeans. Nike Air Odyssey in Military Green $95
3. Good pajamas is something a guy definitely would not buy himself. You can’t go wrong with classic blue! Cotton Poplin Set $69
4. Bracelets layer amazing with a big mens watch. If your guy is fashion forward he will love this Leather woven wrap bracelet by Miansai $95
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Scout Fit: Lululemon Studio to Street Style

Posted on December 12th, by Melanie

Workout clothing is not just for working out these days. We need our activewear to be functional and multi purpose. I know you call can relate to working out and then rushing to either an appointment, grocery store or to your kids school. We have to figure out ways to make these pieces of clothing work double duty!

photos taken by Ruthie Stark on location at Health House and T.Loft

A priority for me when buying activewear is good pants; and nobody does it better than Lululemon. They recently came out with a fabric called Nulux; it is a quick drying sweat wicking fabric that is SO lightweight you feel like you are barely wearing anything. These are GREAT for cardio. The dazzle print nulux pant is amazing, it gives you the look of a light colored pant but with a flattering pattern and cut. I am loving the high waist too…





I paired it back to the Free to be Zen Bra which is a light support bra with a fun pattern and criss cross back detail.… Continue Reading

Our Weekend

Posted on December 12th, by Melanie

Well, we survived the weekend…barely. V came down with a stomach bug Thursday night; probably the worst I have seen in either of my kids. She was up every 30 minutes getting sick. I felt SO bad for her. Friday was brutal, Saturday she wasn’t throwing up or diarrhea anymore but just very tired. It wasn’t until today that she finally was back to her normal self. Now our son is not feeling well…I have a feeling we have a long night ahead of us!

We missed out on a good friends 40th Friday, which was a complete bummer. But, were able to sneak away for a few hours on Saturday to see go to Lawrence and see a KU basketball game. It was a much needed break after a few long days. Lawrence is darling, and the KU game was incredible! Thanks to our friends for bringing us to the game!… Continue Reading

Gift Guide: Fitness Fanatic

Posted on December 8th, by Melanie

Fitness clothing and gear just keeps getting better each year. Carbon 38 an Six:02 are two fairly new stores that bring high fashion and functionality to workout wear.

This gift guide is for the fit girl; the one who wants to stay cutting edge from the yoga studio to the street. Loving the metallic details on shoes, bomber jacket styles, and intricate details on both pants and tops this season. And as always, a great water bottle and cool mat are a must!

Gift Guide: Fitness