December 12, 2017 | Wish List

By: Melanie Knopke It is crunch time for shopping; so if you are in need of some good ideas, I have you covered! I hit up the Country Club Plaza in search of some unique ideas for every person in your life. I have all price points from $8-$8,000! So if you are feeling a […]

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December 7, 2017 | White Out

By: Melanie Knopke A while ago I saw a picture on Pinterest of this gorgeous Swedish fashion blogger (Elin Kling) in head to toe white with a bright lip. Since then I have always wanted to duplicate this look. Just this week, I popped into White House Black Market on the Plaza to scout some things out for clients and I […]

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November 30, 2017 | O’Dowd’s Gastrobar

By: Melanie Knopke O’Dowd’s has been an iconic watering hole on the Country Club Plaza for years. You would be hard pressed not to find someone who has a fond memory of hanging out there; whether it is a warm sunny day on their rooftop or a late night of dancing. O’Dowd’s is a great […]

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November 10, 2017 | Jet Couture Jewels

By: Melanie Knopke I have been a longtime fan of Jet Couture Jewels. I have always been drawn to her statement pieces and natural stones. Designed by Kansas City native, and inspired by her travels around the world; Mary creates the most unique, and inventive pieces. Her designs incorporate brilliant colors, earthy leathers, bold gemstones, a variety […]

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October 23, 2017 | The Blues

By: Melanie Knopke I am loving all the maxi skirts we are seeing this season. And really, the pleated ones never get old. You can play around with them and mix and match tops to create a more casual or dressy look. photos by Ruthie Stark These shades of blue caught my eye at H&M when I […]

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October 11, 2017 | Velvet Touch

Decadent, glamorous and powerfully feminine—embrace the virtues of velvet. Check out these velvet finds at our Plaza stores: Anthropologie        Banana Republic          Eileen Fisher       Evereve     Free People         Lucky Brand St. John Knits  

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October 10, 2017 | Let Your Style Run Wild

We’re seeing spots everywhere we look! From belts to handbags, pants to shirts, here’s where you can grab the trendy leopard print on the Country Club Plaza: Anthropologie Chico’s Evereve Francesca’s Gap H&M Kate Spade Madewell Michael Kors St. John Talbots White House Black Market

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October 9, 2017 | Trends for Everyday

By: Melanie Knopke If I buy a “trend” each season, I really want to be able to wear it. I don’t want a one hit wonder.  So, I tend to find on trend items that can work into my life and be worn many different ways. For me, it is all about the fit and […]

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October 3, 2017 | Color Crush: Paprika

By: Melanie Knopke When I was a clothing buyer at Mark Shale, I bought designer collections. One of them being Eileen Fisher. While the silhouettes were not necessarily my style at the time ( I was only in my mid 20’s!) I always appreciated her beautiful fabrics and classic pieces. Eileen Fisher has evolved over the […]

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September 27, 2017 | Work It

By: Melanie Knopke Dressing for work isn’t easy! You want to find something that obviously looks good, but also that aligns with your personal style. Dressing for the office doesn’t have to be boring! I did some shopping on the Country Club Plaza to find 2 looks, and multiple pieces that can take you from 9-5 into […]

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September 22, 2017 | Baldwin Fall Collection

By: Melanie Knopke For those of you that don’t live in Kansas City; Baldwin is a quickly growing brand with KC roots that started in denim and has moved into ready to wear. My husband exclusively wears Baldwin denim, and I have a few pieces in my closet as well. It is fun to see a local […]

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