Classic Blue + Pink

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Anyone who really knows me, knows that I love to dress up. Any chance I get to dress up, I’m one happy girl. The majority of my closest is filled with dressier clothes that I’ve collected over the years, and even though I’m a busy Mom, I’m still drawn to the dressier side of my closet, every time. And, that’s why this silk top from J.Crew is the perfect top for me (and you!). It’s lightweight (great for beating the heat), it’s silk, and it dresses up anything you pair it with, just a little bit more. I think the tie neck bow was what really sealed the deal, and it’s one of my favorite parts about this top. It’s incredibly versatile too. You can wear it with cropped pants, jeans, skirts & even shorts.
Now, can we talk about these pink shoes? So much fun, and they’re under $30.00! They come in 3 colors. I would normally wear heels with this outfit, but this slide/mule trend is really stealing my heart these days. A cute flat that you can wear with pretty much anything in your closet. Oh, and I can still take care of our two kids (comfortably) in them as well. A no-brainer in my book.

SHOP THE POST:
J.Crew Stripe Silk Top / Loft Navy Pants (sold out, similar) / Cape Robbin Faux Fur Slides / Sunglasses (sold out, similar) / Kate Spade Handbag (sold out, similar) / Kate Spade Bracelet / Kate Spade Watch (sold out, similar) / J.Crew Bracelets (sold out, similar) / Loft Pearl Earrings (sold out, similar)

Have a happy Monday!
~KSSBelle

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Top Picks

T.G.I.F! I know that everyone’s excited about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that’s going on right now for cardholders, so I’ll keep it short & sweet for you!

NORDSTROM -  Nordstrom Credit Cardholders: Shop Anniversary Sale Early Access through July 20!

I picked out what I consider the “classics” from this sale.

Happy Shopping, Friends!

Halogen Button Back Ruffle Hem Dress

Button Back Ruffle Hem Dress
This dress is so cute & your classic LBD. Every girl needs a LBD. I love the button back detail for a fun twist, plus, who can turn down a ruffle hem? I know I can’t.

J.Crew Tipped Pajama Shirt

J.Crew Tipped Pajama Shirt

 

You can’t go wrong with this one. Imagine with jeans, white jeans, cropped black pants & more. Pink tipping? Sold.

Chelsea28 Bell Sleeve Poplin Top

Bell Sleeve Poplin Top

Another bell sleeve blouse that can be dressed up or down. Love the layered bell look.

DL1961 Florence Skinny Jeans

DL1961 Florence Skinny Jeans

I have a pair of DL1961 Maternity jeans & loved them (The Emma Jean, for anyone currently expecting). When I was expecting our second, I wore them almost every single day, literally. This brand is amazing & worth every penny. They don’t stretch out, and you can’t beat the price. Under $100 for a classic, skinny jean.

 Halogen Soft Ruffle Jacket

Soft Ruffle Jacket

This jacket is adorable & under $100 right now (during the sale). I bought the smoke pink color. I really like a bright pastel coat during the colder months. If pink isn’t your thing, it also comes in a grey color. The ruffle/peplum waist, mixed with the tie waist is such a modern take on two classics. Well done.

Halogen Tweed Jacket

Halogen Tweed Jacket

This jacket looks like one J.Crew had last year, for a fraction of the price. You can wear this with jeans, dresses, skirts & more. The options are endless. I believe there is a matching skirt to it, if you work in a more traditional office.

Halogen Cashmere Off The Shoulder Sweater

Halogen Cashmere OTS

This would be a really cute sweater for date nights. Love carrying the off the shoulder trend into the winter months, and it looks really cozy. It comes in 3 other colors.

Halogen Wool & Cashmere Poncho

Halogen Wool & Cashmere Poncho

 This poncho is a game changer for anyone, especially a busy Mom getting everyone else ready for work/school in the mornings. You want to look polished, but are short on time? This is your ticket. Throw this on over a basic tee with your favorite jeans, grab your handbag, and go! Perfect for football games/tailgating, too. Dress it up or down.

Halogen Square Silk Scarf

Ditsy Square Silk Scarf

 Cannot say enough great things about the silk scarf. I’ve been wearing them since I was in college. You can wear it as a scarf, tie it on your handbag strap or even wear it in your hair as a headband/ponytail. I ordered this navy color. So pretty.

Nordstrom Round Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

 The detail on these earrings is amazing. I love my real diamond earrings that my husband gave me, but I rarely wear them right now due to running around with two little ones. These are so pretty, and you can think of them as your “kid-friendly” diamonds, (or cubic zirconia) ha! No need to worry about losing a diamond earring on the playground. Feel better? I do.

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Canvas Tote

Monogram Canvas Totes

 

This tote would be a great gift idea.

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Cosmetic Case

Cathy's Concepts Monogram Cosmetic Case

This comes in a few other colors. I like the green/navy combination. Another great gift idea.

Living Proof Full Hair Care Trio

Living Proof Full Hair

Did anyone else lose their volume after having your babies like I did? If you’re looking for fuller, more voluminous hair, try this shampoo & conditioner set, they work. I haven’t tried the dry shampoo, but I bet it will work as well.

Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flats

Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flats

Dear Santa, they’ll go with everything. Love, me, in July.

 Tory Burch Crossbody Bag
Tory Burch Crossbody Bag

I love this handbag, everything about it.

Have you been shopping the sale? Loving it so far? There’s so much good stuff, at such great prices.

Have a great weekend!
~KSSBelle

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Shop

Happy Thursday, Friends! I know everyone’s excited about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting today! I’ll be shopping during Early Access (Click on the link below for more information) & will share my favorites from the sale tomorrow!

Happy Shopping!
~KSSBelle

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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
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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

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Gingham + Pom Poms


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 This top is such a great staple for Spring & Summer. It goes with everything from my favorite jeans like these, these and & even shorts. I also plan to dress it up with cropped dress pants (black/navy) for a date night out. The royal blue & white gingham is classic, crisp, and definitely reminds me of Summer. I bought these mules months ago, and sadly they’re sold out right now; however these, these and these are also cute options. I’m really loving the mule/slide trend because I’m tall (5’10), and flats are so easy & much more mom-friendly, yet still so chic.

SHOP THE POST:
Gingham Off the Shoulder Top / AG skinny jeans / J.Crew Pom Pom mules (sadly sold out, similar) / Kate Spade New York Handbag (old, similar) / Kate Spade Watch (old, similar)/ Handpicked drop earrings (similar) / Loft Sunglasses (old, similar)

Do you love gingham as much as I do?

~KSSBelle

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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!

ONE
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

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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

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Happy 4th of July!!

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Is this not the perfect outfit for today? Love it!
Just wanted to pop in and say I hope you & yours have a Happy 4th of July!

~KSSBelle

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Wide Leg Linen Pants + Bow Blouse

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When I first saw these linen pants at J.Crew, I had to add them to my closet. I absolutely love the wide leg style & fit. They’re timeless, and oh so flattering (on so many body types!), and I know I’ll wear this navy color for years. These pants even have a subtle herringbone texture to them. This blouse has also been one of my favorites this Summer. I adore a bow, especially an unexpected one, in the back. Fun, right? Unfortunately, my blouse is sold out; however, this one (is on sale right now!) and this one are both very similar, and I like these styles just as much. These blouses go with pretty much any pair of pants (or shorts) in your closet, and can be dressed up or down, depending on where you’re headed. This clutch is so cute (and it also can be worn with straps), and it comes in a solid black color as well. I apparently can’t turn down a pretty bow. Who can? No one I know, that’s for sure! I normally would shy away from a white handbag with two kids, but I just save it for a night out. This would also make a fun Fourth of July outfit, don’t you think?

Hope you’re having a fun holiday weekend so far. Happy (early!) Fourth of July!

~KSSBelle

SHOP THE POST:

J.Crew Linen Pants / White Blouse (sold out, similar & similar) / Deux Lux Barrow ClutchChinese Laundry Sandals / Kate Spade Monterey Watch / Loft Sunglasses (sold old, but similar)/

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July 4th Outfit Ideas

Since July 4th is right around the corner, like next week (yay!), I thought it would be fun to round up a few favorites I’m loving lately that you can wear for this holiday, and well beyond it!

Happy Shopping!

Bow Shoulder Top
stripe bow shoulder top
Navy blue, stripes & bows? Check. Check. Check.

White Wash Straight & Narrow Jean
white denim
You can never go wrong with classic white denim. And, the best part? This pair is on sale!

 Tie Waist Shorts in Shirting Stripe
tie waist shorts
These are so chic and easy to throw on for a cookout or party.

Off the Shoulder Eyelet Top
ots top
The detail on these sleeves is so pretty. Such a great neutral top for pretty much any pair of shorts or pants you want to wear.

Gingham Shirtdress
green gingham dress
This is adorable. Throw on a pair of fun sandals, and you’re out the door in style. It also comes in black & white. I can’t turn down a Kelly Green color though!

Chambray Ruffle Tank Top
Chambray Tank
This ruffle tank top is so fun. It’s such a cute, versatile top for Summer.

Kay Mini St. Tropez tote
straw tote
This is darling. A perfect tote for a BBQ or a date night. It also comes in pink!

Gathered Carnation Earrings
carnation earrings
These are so, so delicate & pretty. Love this ivory color. They’ll go with everything.

Bow Back Bell Sleeve Top
bow back bell sleeve blouse
Another day, another blouse I can’t turn down. Bows & bell sleeves. That’s all I need to say.

Parker Brooklyn Ruffle Dress
dream dress
Just dreaming about adding this dress to my closet!

Pearl Embellished Slide Sandals
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Flat, pearl sandals. The perfect sandal for a chic Mom!

Mini Miller Flat Sandals
Classic mini miller
These are a no brainer for a quick upgrade to any outfit.

What are your plans for July 4th? Do you know what you’re wearing yet?

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Happy Wednesday, Friends!
~KSSBelle

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