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Our Weekend

Posted on March 7th, by Melanie

My dad was doing work in South Dakota last week, so he drove a few hours south to see us for the weekend. My kids are obsessed and always love when he comes to visit. We packed a lot in, in just a short 48 hours with him!

Friday night we took him and the kids to Ragazza. My dad couldn’t stop raving about their Bolognese; it really is SO good. 

Their Limoncello Sparkler is my favorite. They use a house made limoncello, mixed with prosecco and soda.

Saturday he took the kids tennis shoe shopping on the plaza; and of course they dragged him into Zoom for a toy. That is what Grandpa’s are for, right?

J got thinking putty…my kids are so obsessed with this stuff! It’s kind of like designer silly putty. This one was metallic gold sparkles.

fun at J.Crew 🙂 I just realized J. only has one shoe on!… Continue Reading

Beauty: Spring Break Prep

Posted on March 3rd, by Melanie

Prepping for a trip is a lot of work! Not only do you have to pack, but sometimes you have to fit in some essential beauty treatments before you leave. I have 3 must-do services before I go away. It seems like a lot, but I always feel so much better when I do it!

I have started to do monthly facials which I feel have helped tremendously with my skin. I go to Nikki at Bare MedSpa  in Park Place. I have very sensitive skin, and have had some bad experiences in the past with products and facials. She is the first aesthetician who really took the time to understand my skin. She has great knowledge of products and what works for different skin types.

To get to understand my skin, she has done a different facial each month, but I recently did the hydra facial before my Los Angeles trip.  … Continue Reading

Ruffles + Stripes

Posted on March 1st, by Melanie

This blouse has two of my favorite elements. I love the masculine pinstripe mixed with a super feminine exaggerated ruffle. I have seen many versions of this same top; but this one from Shop Scoobie is extremely affordable and very well made. At $75; it is the perfect statement top on a budget!

photos by Ruthie Stark 

top: Scoobie, Jeans: Paige, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Earrings: Bauble Bar 

You can order this top by emailing Sarah@shopscoobie.com. For reference I am a 0/2 normally and I am wearing a small in this top.… Continue Reading

Shopbop Spring Sale!

Posted on February 28th, by Melanie

Hurry before the good stuff is gone! Shopbop has started their Buy More, Save More sale, where you can earn up to 25% off your purchase.

There are SO many good things. I haven’t quite decided what to pull the trigger on. I am loving these Dolce Vita Sandals, an easy sundress (under $100) perfect for Spring Break, and this Loeffler Randall tote which would carry me through Spring and Summer.

I scoured their most recent arrivals, and here are my favorites…

and you can find all the sale details HERE.  SALE ENDS 3/5 at 4AM.… Continue Reading

Style Scout Travels: Minneapolis

Posted on February 28th, by Melanie

I am sure you saw from social media that I was in Minneapolis last week. I was there meeting with the team at Evereve, which is based in Edina, MN. I will share with you all the details of my collaboration with this beloved brand in the next few weeks. Until then, here are a few snippets of my trip!

I grew up in Minnesota, but never spent much time in the city. I moved away right after I graduated and my parents moved soon after. So, I never got to enjoy Minneapolis at an age where I would truly appreciate it. I was so excited to have this opportunity to explore Minneapolis, and check out all the great new places I keep reading about.

We stayed at the brand new Hewing Hotel which is downtown Minneapolis. It’s one of the coolest, well thought out hotels I have stayed at.… Continue Reading