Tag: Trends

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

Fashion: “Greenery and Ruffles”

Posted on February 21st, by Melanie

Pantone declared “greenery” the color of 2017, and I couldn’t be more happy about it. I love green. Remember my green master bedroom??? Yes, that’s how much I love the color! Especially a really good kelly green.

photos by Ruthie Stark Photography 

This fun top by Endless Rose from Halls has everything you could want in a spring top; the must have color of the season, pleats and subtle ruffles and of course the cold shoulder. At only $75, this top is a no brainer!

top by Endless Rose from Halls call 816.274.3457 to purchase

Shoes: Steven, Bag: Clare V. Jeans: Levis, Necklace: Kendra Scott (old but similar here), Earrings: M2 Designs old but similar here Continue Reading

Scout Style: Cropped Flares

Posted on February 15th, by Melanie

Cropped Flares are here to stay; at least for this season! I got this high waisted pair at J.Crew at the end of winter. I wasn’t sure how I felt at first, but I am really loving it. I think it’s nice to see a new denim style and a way to update our denim wardrobe.

I prefer a style that hits right above the ankle with a slight flare. I think it’s great for Spring with a flat sandal or dressed up with a strappier heel.

For a transitional look I paired it with my favorite Mer-Sea Travel Wrap! Love their new style that has pockets! This also makes a GREAT gift if you are looking for Mother’s Day or graduation ideas.

Jeans: J.Crew, Wrap: Mer-Sea, Bag: Chloe, Sunglasses: Barton-Perreira “airman”, Shoes: Old but similar here, Earrings by EB Leatherworks 

shop more of my favorite cropped denim styles here:

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Cheap and Chic: Fall Outerwear all under $150!

Posted on November 10th, by Melanie

Outerwear is one of my favorite things to buy! I am stressing about this winter because my husband accidentally put all of my coats into storage!!!!! I have bought a few new things to get me through this season, but I will definitely be missing my favorite coats. I have been shopping for inexpensive pieces to get me through this winter.

There are so many fun outerwear trends this season; so if you have not bought a coat in a while now is your chance. I love all of the faux fur trim on dressier and even casual coats; Moto jackets with fur or fleece trim, oversized car-coats, the vest, capes and ponchos.

If you are a girl on a budget…or you just want to buy a few new coats 🙂 Here is a really fun roundup; most under $100!

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Trend Watch: The Cold Shoulder

Posted on February 25th, by Melanie

With a  warm weather vacation on the horizon, I am getting extra excited for spring clothing. I am absolutely loving the open shoulder look for spring. It’s boho, yet very feminine at the same time. Great shoulders are a very sexy part of a woman’s body without showing too much, if you know what I mean. We are seeing this trend in both dresses and tops for Spring.

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here are some of my favorite shoulder cut-out dresses and tops of the moment…

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