We think of Clothes Circuit as a community of fashion-lovers. Together with our consignors and customers, we create a fashion experience that could only happen in Texas. As we head into our 33rd year, we are celebrating a few of our favorite local style icons, women who inspire us with their flare and passion.
Meet Clothes Circuit Style Muse, Melissa Rountree.
“Confidence is always in style,” according to the radiant Melissa Rountree. “I’m sort of anti-trend and feel that you should always dress for yourself and when you feel good in your clothes, you are more confident.” With Melissa’s timeless elegance with an edge style, you might not be surprised to learn that she had a fast-paced career in beauty at both Dior and Chanel. But, you’d probably never guess that this glamour girl grew up on a farm in Nebraska. That is unless her warmth and easy smile gave away her small town roots.
Lucky for us she was attracted to the big city and non-stop travel brought her to Dallas where she met her husband Bob and found her new home. With two young children and eager to spend less time on the road, Melissa shifted focus, but didn’t slow down. She’s now a luxury residential real estate agent with Dave Perry-Miller specializing in the Park Cities. To keep life balance, Melissa puts great emphasis on health and exercise which she says helps her stay in tune with her body and connected to her mind and spirit. A passion for Bar training led her to become a certified instructor — you can let her put you through the rigors of a class at Bar Method in Inwood Village.
For most people having a family and two jobs would be enough, but Melissa’s boundless creativity and energy led her to launch Level 3 Active. The online store offers a curated collection of graphic printed leggings and fashion tops. Like us, Melissa believes that looking fashionable is for all aspects of your life! “I practically live in work out clothes and I just wasn’t happy with what was out there,” she says. “There are just too few lines that are different and cool. And when I would find a great design, 6 other people would be wearing it. So I have really sought out vendors that offer small, limited edition designs that are unique.”
Melissa is a bright presence at charity and social events where she is a frequent focus of photographers and gives of her time and talents to several organizations. Her focus on health led her to get involved with the Elisa Project, which educates and raises awareness of eating disorders. She is excited to have recently joined the Board and is currently working on their February fundraiser.
Multiple powerhouse careers, beautiful family, and expansive community involvement, all with an infectious smile. Who wouldn’t feel confident? Starting Friday, January 15, stop by Clothes Circuit to browse a special selection of items curated by Melissa. Her picks represent items in our store she feels best represent her style or are “can’t miss treasures”. Melissa has also generously donated a tank and pair of legging from Level 3 Active that we are giving away through Instagram and Facebook. Connect with us for your chance to win on either or both channels! The contest will run Fri, Jan. 15 – Fri, Jan. 22.
Photos by Sukilynn Photography