Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This weekend is supposed to be absolutely beautiful weather-wise, so we’ll be spending it outdoors playing with our little ones, and hopefully sneaking in a few dinners al fresco style!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

ONE
Vince Camuto Balloon Blouse

Vince Top

This top is so chic, and would be gorgeous dressed up, or perfect with distressed jeans & a cute pair of leopard flats. It comes in 3 colors.

TWO
 J.Crew Ruffle Houndstooth Skirt

j.crew houndstooth skirtFunny story, I wore a black & white houndstooth skirt on the first date with my husband (many moons ago & it fits & is still in my closet..haha!), and this one has caught my eye because of that sentimental reason! Love the ruffles! It would be so pretty with sweaters, blouses, etc in the Fall!

THREE
NEST Candle

nest pumpkin chai candle
We’ve started decorating our house for Fall, and this candle is perfect for in our kitchen! I love having a candle burning while I cook/bake!

FOUR
Tory Burch Love Relentlessly 

TB ParfumThis is my new favorite scent! This rollerball size is the perfect way to try a new scent & is great for carrying in your handbag!

FIVE
This quote.

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Have a wonderful weekend!
~Kelly

Shopping Wish List

Happy Thursday, Friends! It’s almost Friday! Yay! Our temperatures aren’t anywhere close to wearing Fall clothes yet; however, Fall is on my mind all.of.the.time! I can’t wait for those bright blue skies, with cool crisp breezes. Until then, we’ll dream about them!

So, here’s what’s on my shopping “wish list” & some may or may not already be in my closet!

Happy Shopping!

Halogen Tie Bell Sleeve Sweater

Tie Bell Sleeve Sweater
This sweater is absolutely adorable, and it also comes 2 other colors, grey and black. I love the longer split hem, but what really sold me were the sleeves…tie bell sleeves!

J.Crew Cold Shoulder Sweater

j.crew bow sweater
So fun and classic for a date night out this Fall/Winter! It’s on sale now, too!

J.Crew Embellished Floral Top

j.crew floral top
I’m totally going to snag this beauty up while it’s on sale! It’s a great layering piece for under blazers & cardigans, or worn alone all dressed up!

J.Crew V-neck sweater with shirt cuffs

j.crew V-neck sweater with cuffs
I really like the look of layers, and this sweater comes without all of the fuss! I prefer the classic grey, but it also comes in a pretty purple color.

Topshop Ruffle Cold Shoulder Top

Ruffle Cold Shoulder Top
Such a cute top for a date night! I own this in the light blue. I’m thinking about adding another color to my closet, it’s that good!

J.Crew Button Mock Neck Top

J.Crew Striped Sweater
Another  great Fall/Winter (even Spring/Summer) wardrobe staple. J.Crew never disappoints, ever.

Leith Ripped Step Hem Skinny Jeans

Step hem jeans
Skinny jeans are my favorite denim style, and this pair has my interest, especially since they’re under $100! I really love the step hem look, and the wash of this pair!

Tory Burch McGraw Leather Tote

Tory Burch McGraw Tote
Gorgeous, and oh so classic.

Sam Edelman Pointy Toe Leopard Flats

SE Leopard Flats
A Fall must-have for me is a cute pair of leopard flats. You’ll wear them with literally everything.

 

Athena Alexander Pumps

Pointy Toe Pump
These are so chic, and they come in 12 other colors (wow!)! A kitten heel (#momlife) in a classic, pointy toe pump? Sold! Under $60!

Sole Society Mule Bootie

Mule Bootie
If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know these are in my closet! I love this casual, cute option to the traditional bootie. The mule/slide aspect is pure genius, and these are so comfortable!

Burberry Quilted Jacket

Burberry Ashurst jacket
An investment for sure, but a “go-to” year after year!

Kate Spade Earrings

Kate Spade Golden Girl earrints
These are so, so pretty!

What are you loving for Fall so far?

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Have a wonderful day!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday, Friends! I hope that your week was a fun one, and you’re ready for a fun weekend ahead! We returned from a long weekend late Monday evening, and I feel like I’ve been playing catch up all week long with laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, etc. I finally feel like everything’s back to normal now. I’m a creature of habit (aren’t we all?), and being back into “our routine” is such a good feeling! To say I’m looking forward to this weekend is an understatement!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

ONE
five minute journal
I recently purchased this book, and I highly recommend it.

TWO

blue camisole
This top is so versatile, you’ll literally be wearing this now, and then under blazers, sweaters and cardigans through Fall/Winter. It’s what I would call my “four season” top.

THREE
Clare V. Snow Leopard Clutch

This clutch is on the top of my “wish list” for Fall. So ready for the cool, crisp days ahead!

FOUR
Kate Spade Pearl Earrings
These earrings are so pretty (& happy!), and would be a fun addition to any outfit for a date night or girls night out!

FIVE
Simplicity quote
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Have a happy weekend!
~KSSBelle

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! We’ve had a great, but extremely busy week this week, hence being short on posts. I hope that you’re just as excited to see Friday here as I am! Do you have big plans for the weekend? With only a few more weeks of “summer” left, we’re planning on doing more “summer stuff” with the little ones. I still can’t believe school starts soon! This Summer has flown by for us, how about you?

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

ONE
This quote. So true.
BE NICE
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TWO
I have a much needed hair appointment tomorrow, and it’s seriously like therapy to me! Does anyone else feel this way?

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THREE
I picked this wine up at Target on a whim, and I’m glad that I did. My husband & I loved it on our “patio dates” this week. It’s the perfect Summer wine.

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FOUR
The farmer’s market produce is SO much better than the grocery stores! We’ve been enjoying ours all week long. What’s your favorite place to buy produce? I can’t wait to go back this weekend, and I love supporting our local farmers.

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FIVE
UGG Cozy Lounge Poncho

UGG Poncho
Maybe it’s because Summer is coming to a close, and I’m really starting to crave Fall, but this poncho looks so perfect for Fall/Winter, school drop-off, tailgating, errands & playing in the backyard with the kids. It comes in 3 colors, too.

Have a happy weekend!
~KSSBelle

Loving Lately

Happy Wednesday, Friends! I hope you’re having a great week so far. I read online the other day that there are only 10 more Sundays until Fall? Wow. Not going to lie, I’m kind of getting excited. Ha! Today’s actually my husband’s birthday (also the sweet guy behind the camera of this blog), so we’re prepping for his birthday dinner celebration all day! It’s so cute, our oldest gets pretty excited to help with everything when it comes to birthdays, well, everything really. I adore his enthusiasm about life!

In the meantime, I thought I’d round up a few favorites that I’m loving lately for you!

Happy Shopping!

Peplum Top
BP Peplum top

I cannot say enough great things about this top. It’s incredibly flattering, and it comes in 4 colors. I have the first version (stripe), and I’m thinking about adding the white or the gingham next.

J.Crew Pompom sweatshirt
pom pom sweatshirts
Pompoms on a sweatshirt? So fun, and easy to throw on with shorts or whatever you’re wearing really. I’m always cold, so this would be perfect to take everywhere during the day.

Ruffle tank
ruffle tank
This is so pretty and perfect for a date night. A great layering top for Fall.

J.Crew Tie Neck Dress
tie neck dress
I really like this dress, and the tie neck is so flattering. This would be a great dress for date night or church. Added bonus? It’s on sale right now!

Belle Sleeve Tie Front Top
Stripe Tee
This top is currently on sale (yay!), and it looks like it would be really cute with jeans & shorts. I love the subtle ruffle sleeve detail.

One Shoulder Top
Gingham OTS
When Summer comes to an end, I’m really going to miss my one shoulder tops. They’re so fun, chic and I love how tailored this one looks.

One Shoulder Top
bow_scallops
Bow & scallops? Done & done.

 Zella Runaround Compact Shorts
Zella Shorts

I recently started exercising again, short runs for right now & building up to longer ones. I’m extremely picky about my workout gear & the fit. I love this waistband on these shorts, so these might be the next pair I get.

Ruffled Hem Top
Ruffle Top
I love this bright pink color, and the material looks super soft. An everyday staple for your closet that can be worn year round. Win, win!

J.Crew Beaded Ball Earrings
beaded earrings
These earrings are so pretty, and would go with everything.

BP. Leopard Print Pouch
leopard clutch
This is a much more wallet-friendly version of the Clare V. version we all know & love. A year round, date night essential.

J.Crew Stripe Straw Clutch
Straw Clutch
Such a happy clutch. Need I say more?

What are you loving lately?

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Have a happy day!
~KSSBelle

Friday Favorites!

T.G.I.F!!
We’re looking forward to a low key weekend around the house, after a busy, but fun holiday weekend last week. What are y’all up to this weekend?

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you! Enjoy!

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Soap, I know, it’s not that exciting, but this soap is amazing enough to talk about. I’m constantly washing my hands (who isn’t?), but every soap that I’ve tried in the past, tends to dry my hands out. This one doesn’t. And, it smells heavenly (even my best friend commented about how good it smelled last time she was visiting)! It’s that good! I’m getting ready to order more on amazon for every bathroom in our house!
CHERRY BLOSSOM SOAP
TWO

This book is really good. I have to thank Natalie for recommending it in one of her posts. I read one page every morning before I get out of bed, and it really helps reset your mind for the day. I tend to let the silliest things bother me (things that are completely out of my control), so it helps stop it. If this sounds like you, grab a copy today!
100 days to happier

THREE
This top is so darn cute.
ruffled tank

FOUR

I need a new iPhone case, and this one might be the winner!! All of Evelyn Henson art is stunning, so pretty & happy! I want to fill my entire house with her work.
iphone case

FIVE
I love coffee table books. Do you? I have a few that I’m eyeing right now, but I just ordered this one with some birthday gift card money! Thanks, Jay! (my brother!)
classic style coffee table book

Have a great weekend, Friends!
~KSSBelle

Statement Earrings

I can’t believe it has almost been a full week in July. However, I’m really excited that it’s a short work week, and the weekend will be here before we know it. This Summer is seriously flying by for us. How about you?

While I’m a creature of habit, and mostly wear my pearl studs every day. Today, I wanted to share with you some pretty statement earrings that I’m loving lately for Summer (& that you can wear later). Earrings, just like shoes & a great handbag can really brighten up the classics in your closet, especially the timeless white shirt. I always like to add something fun & trendier to my outfits each season. Even if I do tend to invest in classic clothing (that’s just my style), in my opinion, you’ve still gotta have fun with your accessories!

Kate Spade drop earrings
Kate Spade Earrings
I really like the floral coral & orange pop of color. So chic, yet so simple.

Tory Burch Geo Statement Drop Earrings
Tory Burch Pearl Drop

I fell in love with the mix of classic & geo design here. Amazing. A bit of a splurge, but you’ll wear these for years.

Honeymoon tassel earrings
Jcrew tassel earrings
I have a pair of longer tassel earrings, and wear them on a lot of date nights (#momlife) &  special occasions, but this shorter tassel style is just as pretty, and may be a tad bit more Mom-friendly? Ha!  They also come in white. Both colors are on sale right now. I prefer the navy, because you can wear them year round that way.

Beaded tassel chandelier earrings
j.crew chandelier earrings
These are so fun! Black & gold together are classic, and oh so chic!

Beaded Ball Earrings
jcrew beaded earrings
Love this color. I also like the more tailored beaded look. They come in several colors, but the calm lagoon is my favorite.

Do you love statement earrings? If so, what ones are you loving lately?

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Have a happy day!
~KSSBelle

Friday Favorites

Oh, Friday, you make us so happy! I hope y’all had a great week! It’s been raining here all.week.long. I know that I’m not alone when I say that we need some sunnier days ahead! At least I don’t have to water the plants and grass right now, so that’s one plus!

Below are some “Friday Favorites” for you this week!

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thank you notes
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I finally finished writing my oldest’s “thank you” notes from his birthday. I’m still a firm believer in writing a handwritten thank you note, that’s just how I was raised. I just love the feeling when I put them in the mailbox though, it’s such a relief for me! I know, I’m such a dork, but I’m not unhappy about it one bit! I do love finding cute stationary, it definitely makes writing them more fun.

TWO
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Y’all, please tell me I’m not the only one out there addicted to watching “Southern Charm!” It’s my guilty pleasure when my husband’s out of town, because he can’t stand watching it. It’s so nice to “zone out” with this show after a long day. I’m a G.R.I.T. (Girl Raised in the South), and I love Charleston, too. And, yes, I do say “y’all” all of the time. Guilty, and happy about it.

THREE
french press
French Press coffee is the best. We bought this French Press from Amazon about a year ago, and we usually make it on the weekends. If you’ve never tried it before, you should. The coffee is so strong, and so much better than K-Cups. We love the illy ground coffee. I just discovered they make it in expresso. We’re going to try that one next. It’s definitely a treat to have a few cups in the morning before the whole house wakes up.

FOUR
Fiesta Off The Shoulder Top
fiesta ots top
So, my sweet husband let me sneak out after dinner & bath time to do a little shopping. I found this top last night at Loft (you may have seen it on my instagram!). It’s a great date night top, and would also be perfect to wear on July 4th, too.

FIVE
INSPIRATION
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 As you’ve probably noticed already, I love quotes. I love anything that’s inspiring or motivating in life. I believe in going for your goals, whatever they may be. I also believe in being positive, and always looking for the good in every situation, no matter how hard it may be at the time. I get it from my parents, but my Dad especially loves quotes, too. (If you’re reading this, thanks Dad!). Growing up he would always remind me of the good in life, with a quote to take away with me. Side note: I’m a worrier, and now, looking back on all of the silly stuff I worried about, I wasted a lot of time. I still do, but I’m working on it. I especially don’t want my kids to worry, or to see me worry.

Do you love quotes? If so, what are some of your favorites? I swear I could do an entire post on them!

I hope y’all have a great weekend!
~KSSBelle

Friday Favorites!

T.G.I.F! How was your week?
This week flew by, and I’m not complaining one bit. We’ve had a bit of a cool front come through, which also has been nice for playing outside!

Below are some “Friday Favorites” for you!

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Plus – Plus 300 Piece Neon Assortment

Plus Plus toy
I discovered these from Natalie’s blog (love her blog!) and you can get them from Amazon (linked above). Our oldest LOVES “building” every day with these, and it’s really neat to watch what he creates with them. It’s such a great activity for kids, especially for rainy days.

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I’m working on some gift ideas for Father’s Day for my husband & Dad this weekend! We’ll have a brunch/dinner next weekend to celebrate. I also know my husband wants to play a round of golf, which he’ll probably do as well! This image above from Etsy would be cute to print & frame for my husband’s office!

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Ballard Designs Nala Stool

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I’m thinking about adding these stools (two) to our living room/foyer. I love the custom fabrics Ballard Designs offers, and these would give us a few extra seats when we’re entertaining. I could keep them in the foyer on either side of a buffet that was passed down to me.

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BP. Tie Sleeve Blouse
tie sleeve top
How cute is this top?

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fish n chips
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I’m quite excited, as I get to have lunch with my parents and my brother. My brother lives out of town, and he’s coming here for a business meeting today. I used to meet my Dad all of the time while I was still working for lunches. I don’t get to sneak out as often due to nap times, feeding times, etc., so when I do it’s a real treat. I’m also looking forward to the Fish & Chips that I plan on ordering with a glass of sweat tea! Calories don’t count on the weekends for me!

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Have a wonderful weekend!
~KSSBelle

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!! We have a fun, little birthday party to head to tomorrow afternoon, and we’re planning on doing a few fun things around the house this weekend. What are your plans for the weekend?

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My Mom is a “Master Gardner,” no really, she took a test to become one, and her knowledge is amazing! She can even recite the latin names of every plant. I want her to write a blog! She loves gardening, and helps us with all of our plant choices.  And, I think I’m starting to become a gardener like her, but I’ve got a long way to go. She gave us these “Wedding Gown Hydrangeas” a few years ago, and I have kept them alive, and finally planted them a month ago. They make me so happy. I love going in the backyard and looking at them daily, and the best part is, she told me yesterday that they’ll bloom until September!

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Two
It’s time to dust off the old tennis shoes, and get back to walking. I’ve changed what I eat drastically; however, I still want to tone up. I’ve been eyeing these new tennis shoes at J.Crew as a potential motivator!;)
New Balance for J.Crew
jcrew tennis shoes

Three
These shorts are perfect for the Summer time. I used to never wear shorts, but with two kiddos in the heat, jeans get pretty hot while playing. I really like the fact that they’re 4-inches in length, as I’m 5’10, and almost 35 years old, so no short shorts allowed here. Who’s with me?
J.Crew Factory Shorts (on sale!)
scalloped shorts

Four
I fell in love with these topiaries at Kirkland’s this past weekend! If you add a coupon (and you earn rewards every time you shop there) it’s not that bad of a price. I have one on my kitchen counter, and one in our dining room. It adds just enough “green” to our rooms, and it makes me happy when I’m doing the dreaded dishes! Ha!  Kirkland’s is one of my favorite go-to places for decorating. I also love shopping consignments, and of course HomeGoods!
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Five
This is our favorite Summer wine! It’s the best Chardonnay in our opinion, and it’s an incredibly reasonable price. It’s a very light and buttery Chardonnay. You should definitely try it! Cheers!
WINE REC

 Have a happy weekend!
~KSSBelle