Classic “Everyday” Style

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Halogen Bow Back Sweater / J.Crew Coat / Jeans / Dolce Vita Mules / Kate Spade Watch (similar) / Barrington Gifts St. Anne Tote /

Happy Tuesday, Friends! This is what I would call my “everyday” style.  It’s an outfit that is put together, comfortable (currently a very important factor for chasing two little ones), & of course it’s a “look” made up of what I consider the “classics.”
During the week, you’ll mostly find me in a pair of chic flats, something like these, these or these; however, if we’re out and about on the weekend (like pictured above – we had just been out to lunch with our boys!), I’ll throw on something more fun, like these mules. And, to think I used to wear heels everyday before kids! Right now, my heels are reserved for church or date nights out. These are my new favorite pair of mules right now, mostly because the natural nubuck color goes with every outfit I wear, and the best part is that they come in 3 additional colors! Oh, and let’s not forget to talk about this bow sweater that’s a complete designer dupe. It’s so cute! It comes in 6 colors, too. I’m thinking of also adding the grey color to my closet right now.

What’s your “everyday” style?

~Kelly

Pink Lady

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J.Crew Lace Top / Similar J.Crew Cropped Pants / Similar J.Crew Coat / Target Cateye Sunglasses / Ann Taylor Pumps (similar) / Monogram Elisabetta Slouch Handbag / Similar Kate Spade Gold Watch

If you can’t tell by now, I love the color pink. And if it’s done well, I love the color in pretty much every hue. I usually like to wear pink through accessories, and I have a few pink items on my current wish list like this pair of earrings, these, and this handbag is gorgeous! It’s a great way to brighten up this time of year, & obviously it’s nothing but perfection for Valentine’s Day. It looks chic paired with a monochromatic look like the all black I’m wearing, all navy, or you can even pair pink with red, like seen in my last outfit post here. The list could go on and on. And, it’s a more versatile color than most think. It’s simply “happy!” Wouldn’t you agree?
I bought this J.Crew coat years ago; however, there are still a ton of similar styles like this, this and this is a beautiful investment for your closet as well.

Happy Wednesday, Friends!
~Kelly

Blushing Navy

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Wide Leg Pants (Vintage) / Loft blouse / J.Crew Navy Coat / Ann Taylor Velvet clutch (sold out, similar) / Ann Taylor Bow Pumps / Kate Spade Gum Drop Pearl Studs / Kate Spade Watch (similar)

Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season!

We’ve had some pretty cold temperatures here lately, so wearing a dress or even a cute winter skirt isn’t really an option right now (or at least not a warm one!). So, I found these wide leg, wool pants as an alternative in the back of my closet. And, I quickly remembered how much I loved them again for several reasons. Besides keeping my legs warm on a very cold evening out. They’re pink, and there’s nothing I love more than wearing pink & red together. How about you?  It’s so fun & chic at the same time. Now, even though I bought these pants awhile ago at United Colors of Benetton, there are still so many great options like these, these and this pair is a steal. Now, I know that the wider leg is a little bit more dramatic; however, it’s also very flattering when worn with heels, and is another classic alternative to the heavily worn skinny pants we always tend to “go-to” when pinched for time. It’s good to switch things up a bit, don’t you think? I do.

Side note: I have to ask you, since it’s a new year, are you big on making new year’s resolutions? I recently came across this old article, and I think it’s a much better option. I always have high goals set for myself, and of course there’s always a long list of all of the things I want to accomplish, things to do better, etc., but this article talks about a different way to look at resolutions, and I’m on board. How about you?

Happy Wednesday!
~Kelly

Cozy Holiday Neutrals

As you already know, there’s nothing I love more than an excuse to get dressed up, especially around the holidays. However, I’m not a big fan of being cold, which is why this sweater is a fantastic mix of classic & cozy. It’s quite perfect in the fact that you can wear it with your favorite jeans (like these, these & these), or you can dress it up, add your go-to pair of heels & voila, you’re party ready, cozy & warm!

Happy Tuesday, Friends!
~Kelly

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Free People Sweater (similar, similar , similarsimilar) / Loft Cropped Pants (similar & similar) / Leopard Pumps (similar) / Sole Society Handbag (similar) / Vintage Oscar de la Renta silk scarf (similar)/ Kate Spade Watch (similar) / Kate Spade Pearl Earrings / Kate Spade Bracelet

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

 


I wanted this cape dress to be the official start of the holidays for Fancy Says Have A Ball. When I saw this on J.Crew, a few months ago, I knew I had to buy it, especially since it was on sale at the time. This is a dress that will take you from one Christmas party to the next. It’s great because you don’t have to wear a coat (or in most cases, keep up with one) to a party. It’s a classic sheath dress topped off with a cape & a bow. What could be better you say? I can’t think of anything more chic to take you into the holiday season.
I am a firm believer in giving each holiday “it’s own time;” however, this Town & Country article pretty much validated that it’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit. Do you agree? Either way, I can’t wait to unbox all of our decorations, start our Christmas shopping & spread holiday cheer & happiness wherever I go. Thank you, Mom & Dad for a wonderful childhood of memories of Christmas (& Thanksgiving).

Happy Monday & Early Thanksgiving, Everyone!
~Kelly

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J.Crew Cape Dress (similar & on sale! , similarsimilar) / Ann Taylor Faux Fur Snood (similar, similar & similar) / Nine West Pumps (similar & similar) / Monogram Louis Vuitton Handbag (similar & similar) / Kate Spade Watch (similar) / Kate Spade Bracelet / Lauren Ralph Lauren Pearl Earrings (similar) / Velvet Bow

 

Holiday Party Attire

I still can’t believe that it will be Thanksgiving one week from today. Can you? This year has just flown by, and before you know it all of the holiday parties will be coming up quickly on our calendars. So, today I’ve rounded up some dresses, shoes & accessories to get your closet holiday-party ready!

Happy Shopping!

J.Crew Velvet Tie A-Line Dress

This dress is a classic. It would look pretty with dressy black pumps or even a dressy pair of boots!

Dress the Population Blair Dress

This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The emerald lace detail is perfect now through the new year!

ECI Ruffle Bell Sleeve Shift Dress

Such a great dress. It comes in several colors, too.

Adrianna Papell Sequin Mesh Gown

If you have a more formal party to attend, this dress is simply stunning.

Eliza J A-Line Sweater Dress

Who doesn’t love a bright red dress for this time of year? This style is so flattering on everyone, too.

Eliza J Fit & Flare Dress

I just love the simplicity of this one. Winter white with black piping. Sold!

Maggy London Lace Midi Dress

A lace midi dress in a cranberry color for the holidays? Absolute perfection.

Tahari Bow Front Dress

This dress is so fun with the bow in the front. It looks like a Kate Spade dress, but for a fraction of the price! Love it.

Eliza J Bell Sleeve Dress

Another pretty cranberry dress that’s a very flattering fit & style!

Alfred Sung Strapless Sateen Gown

I’m literally swooning over this one. Aren’t you? It’s just beautiful.

Eliza J Bow Crepe A-Line Dress

This dress is great now, and after the holidays! A closet staple.

Sam Edelman “Telsa” Pumps

These pumps are great dressed up & with jeans too!

Sam Edelman Ankle Strap Sandal

 

These sandals come in 4 colors. And, they’ll go with so many outfits!

Tory Burch Tatiana Slide Sandal

Dear Santa, I’ve been really good this year…really good.

Badgley Mischka Embellished Sandals

These would be great paired with the more formal dresses, and they’re currently on sale!

Kate Spade New York dijon bow pump

A pretty, bow pump. You just can’t go wrong, ever.

 Jewel Badgley Mischka Glitter Pumps

The happiest holiday heels through the new year!

Nina Kalie Embellished Velvet Clutch

A velvet clutch with pearl embellishments…so fun!

Ted Baker London Small Bow Clutch

In LOVE.

Kate Spade New York Drop Earrings

Earrings that look like Christmas tree ornaments? Such a fun addition to your jewelry box for the holidays.

Kate Spade New York Drop Earrings

 

Twinkle, twinkle…your ears will literally sparkle!

 Happy Thursday, Friends!
~Kelly

Classic Winter White















There’s nothing I love more than wearing “winter white.” It’s so unexpected & “new” feeling on a cold, winters day. I bought this ruffle coat when my husband and I got engaged (circa 2009), and I literally wear it year after year. I have learned everything I know about style & how to shop from my Mom. She and I both invest in the more “classic” pieces so that you can wear them with almost anything in your closet. The best part about shopping for us, is the hunt to find those pieces, at great prices. Well, she’s right, again. Now, I’m just wishing I had bought this coat in the black & grey, too. I love to dress this coat up like this look I’m wearing, but I also love wearing it with my favorite jeans, a great pair of pumps & a cozy sweater, too.

Happy Tuesday!
~Kelly

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DKNY Ruffle Coat (similar, similar, similar & similar) (all available in winter white) / Mock Neck Sweater Dress (similarsimilar)  / Faux Fur Scarf  (Under $20.00!)/ Vince Camuto Boots (similar & similar) / Kate Spade Handbag (similar & similar) / Kate Spade Gold Watch (similar) / Kate Spade Bracelet / Kiel James Patrick Pearl Ring / Kate Spade Pearl Earrings

Ruffles + A Bow





Dressing lately has been a little bit tricky since we’ve had a “warm front” during the day time these past few weeks. I’m so ready for boots, cozy sweaters & chic coats, but if you look on the bright side, I will say, it’s a great excuse to wear my Summer tops a little longer. However, I was pretty happy that the temperatures cooled down at night, so I could wear this cute, little bow front coat for our evening out with friends. All in all, it was a perfect outfit for the best double date uptown.

Have a great day!
~Kelly

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Loft Ruffle One Shoulder Top (sold out, similar & similar) / J Brand Jeans (old, similar (currently on sale!)/ J.Crew Factory Bow Coat (on sale!) / Sam Edelman Heels (sold out, similar (currently on sale!) / Kate Spade New York Handbag (old, similar & similar) / J.Crew Earrings  / Kate Spade New York Bracelet

Chic Classics

It’s finally “sweater weather” here, and I couldn’t be happier about it! Does it get any more chic than a classic dress, coat & pumps? I don’t think so.
I tend to invest in the “classics” that I’ll wear season after season, and this entire look represents what is old, is new again in my book!

Have a happy Monday!
~Kelly

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Banana Republic Dress (similar, similar & similar) / J.Crew Navy Lady Day Coat (similar & similar) / Barrington Gifts St. Anne Tote / Nine West Pumps (similar & similar) / Kate Spade Gold Watch (similar) / Kate Spade “Heart of Gold” Bracelet

 

Date Night – Navy Ruffles

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 There’s nothing I love more than getting “all dressed up” for a date night out! The best part about wearing a monochromatic look like this one, is that I get to add fun accessories. You know, all of the ones in my closet & jewelry box that aren’t so practical while toting two little ones around. My everyday jewelry consists of pearl studs, my gold watch & my favorite bracelet. There are so many great statement earrings right now, and gorgeous clutches to finish any date night look.
This J.Crew ruffle top is on sale right now, and it also comes in a pretty, pretty pink color as well. Don’t forget, lots of holiday parties are right around the corner. It’s the perfect holiday top for any upcoming events on your calendar!

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J.Crew Navy Ruffle Top (on sale!) / J.Crew Wide Leg Pants (sold out, similar & similar) / Leopard Clutch (old, similar)/ J.Crew Factory Suede Pumps (old, similar)/ Lisi Lerch Earrings / Kate Spade New York Watch (sold out, similar)/ Kate Spade bracelet