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

A Mint Condition Transition

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This is a great “transitional” outfit into Fall. Especially on days when we get those chilly mornings, that quickly heat up around lunch time here in the South. I found this pretty, lace blouse at Target, and I fell in love with the bell sleeves & detail. I also like this one, and this one, too. These jeans have been on repeat, and will continue to be into the Fall/Winter months. I love the undone hem for something new, and they’re so comfortable with the higher waist.
This Stadium coat has been redesigned year after year, by J.Crew, because it’s just that good. It’s so warm, but what I like best about this coat is that it’s available in all of the happiest, brightest colors. Who doesn’t want to be “cheery” in the cooler months? I know, I definitely do! Right now, I’m eyeing the pink one (it’s currently on sale!). I bought this “mint” one two years ago, and wear it year after year, so it’s totally worth the investment. It adds just the right “pop” of color that you crave in the cooler months, especially to a neutral outfit like I’m wearing in this post.

Have a happy day, Friends!
~Kelly

SHOP THE POST:
Paige Undone Hem Jeans / Target Lace Bell Sleeve Blouse / J.Crew Stadium Wool Coat / Kate Spade Handbag (similar) / Kate Spade Watch (sold out, similar) / Sam Edelman Heels / Kate Spade Pearl Earrings /

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

Back to Bows

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If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now, then you know that I love anything with a bow. That’s why when I saw this sweater, I snagged it on sale last Spring. I felt like it took forever to get marked down.  This, this and this are also so cute for similar looks. The bows are such a fun surprise to what looks like an ordinary top/sweater from the front! This sweater is very lightweight, and could be styled year round, even on a cool, Summer evening out. I paired it with crisp, white denim for this look, but you can totally dress it up or down, depending on where you’re headed.

SHOP THE POST:
Club Monaco Bow Back Sweater (Splurge: Similar or Budget friendly: Similar) / Skinny Jeans (similar) / Leopard Clutch (similar) / Cape Robbin Feather Mules / Kate Spade Watch / Kate Spade bracelet/

I hope you all had a great, relaxing weekend! Monday always seems to roll around a little earlier than we want, but let’s make it a great one!

Have a happy day!
~Kelly

White Pants After Labor Day

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Even though I was raised in the South, there’s nothing I love more in my closet than a pair of crisp, white pants to wear during the Fall/Winter! The options are endless when it comes to putting together outfits like this one. I also love layering my Summer tops into the Fall with cardigans/sweaters, but especially a tailored blazer. I truly believe you can never go wrong with a classic navy blazer, as it takes any outfit up a notch. It took me years to find the perfect navy blazer, as I’m extremely picky. This one and this one are very similar options to the one I’m wearing. This might be my favorite outfit post to date because it combines a little bit of everything I love!

Do you like to wear white pants after Labor Day too?

The weather has been a little insane due to the hurricanes, and please know that all those in the path of these hurricanes are in my thoughts and prayers.

Have a happy day!
~Kelly

 SHOP THE POST:
Citizen Jeans ( similar) / Pleione Tiered Babydoll Tank / Gap Navy Blazer ( similar) / Sam Edelman Heels (similar & similar)/ Kate Spade Watch (sold out, similar)/ Kate Spade Earrings / Kate Spade Bracelet

Pretty Prints

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This outfit is definitely one of my favorites to throw on when I’m short on time for a date night or a Moms night out! You can never go wrong with a silk blouse, skinny jeans & a great pair of heels. I love the majority of polka dot prints, and this silk top was so cute! The bow ties on the shoulders are unexpected & feminine. In my opinion, you can never have too many bows in your closet. I’m thinking of adding this one next. You can easily wear this outfit in the Fall, by just adding a blazer or classic cardigan like this or this one!
These jeans are perfect for chasing your little ones during the day, but you can totally dress them up as well. On a side note, they do run on the small side, so I would go up one size. I love the “whiskered” wash for something new. My favorite finishing touch to this outfit? The shoes, of course! I fell in love with these pom pom heels during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and have them in 2 colors. I don’t wear heels during the day (#momlife), but I definitely wear them every chance I get for a night out!

SHOP THE POST:
Citizens of Humanity ‘Racer’ Whiskered Skinny Jeans / J.Crew Polka Dot Tank Top / Tuckernuck Leopard Print Handbag (sold out, similar) / Charles by Charles David Pumps / Kate Spade New York Watch (sold out, similar)

Hope you have a happy Tuesday! We’re soaking up every last bit of Summer over here before school starts next week.
~KSSBelle

Dreaming of Fall

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

By this point in the Summer, I’m pretty much dreaming of Fall, every.single.day. I’m almost the reverse of many, and I hibernate during these hot, hot months. I love to be outside, but I really don’t like to sweat unless I’m actually in workout clothes & working out. Anyway, as you can tell from this post that I’m already mentally changing my closet to Fall, even if the temperatures outside don’t match. Only 30 days to go!

Here’s what I’m dreaming of adding to my closet this Fall!

Happy Shopping!

Trouve Wrap Blouse

Trouve Wrap BlouseThis top is beautiful & feminine, and can be worn so many ways. Makes a great date night top!

WAYF Beckett Tiered Bell Sleeve Top

Gingham bow topLove this gingham top, the sleeves, the bow, everything. It comes in a few other prints, too.

J.Crew Ruffle Stripe Shirt

J.Crew Ruffle ShirtStripes & ruffles, pretty much the best combo ever.

 Halogen Tie Sleeve Sweater

Tie Sleeve Crewneck sweater
This sweater will end up in my closet and be worn on repeat all season long.

Halogen Long Linen Blend Cardigan

Long Cardigan HalogenYou can layer so many tops with this classic cardigan. This cardigan comes in tons of colors, & I really like the longer length for something different.

Free People Ottoman Tunic

Free People Sweater
This tunic looks so cozy on a cold winters night!

Gibson Twist Front Fleece Pullover

Twist Front Fleece PulloveA thinner fleece is all I need to throw on over a workout tank top. It comes in TONS of colors, too.

PAIGE Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans

Paige Denim
White denim is my favorite pair of pants to wear during the Fall/Winter months. This pair is next up on the wish list to add to my collection.

PAIGE High Waist Undone Hem Denim

Paige undone Hem
I bought these pants during the sale, and they’re literally the best high wait jeans I’ve ever owned. Totally flattering, and I love the undone hem! These have been on major repeat!

Belle Badgley Mischka Holly Coat

Belle Badgley Mischka Holly Coat
 Just another day, and another coat that I’ve fallen madly in love with…

Tory Burch Gigi Block Heel Pumps

Tory Burch Pumps
Hello Gorgeous! So classic, so chic.

Kate Spade New York Cece Loafer

KS Leopard Flats

Kate Spade never disappoints (ever!), and especially with these leopard loafers. You’ll wear them for years.

Sam Edelman Faux Fur Pompom flats

Pom Pom flats

A fabulous pair of neutral flats for Fall. Need I say more?

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Valentino

Love, love, love! Maybe this year they’ll end up in my closet, maybe.

J.Crew Slingback Flats

j.crew slingback slidesAnother perfect neutral flat, as a busy Mom of two, they’re a dream come true.

 BP. Cat Eye Sunglasses
Cat Eye Sunglasses
$12.00 cat eye sunglasses, perfect style & price.

UGG Slippers

ugg slippers
I love a great slipper in the colder months, these look so warm & comfy!

Burberry Small Canter Horseferry Check Tote

Burberry Tote

 The “It’ll go with everything I wear” bag.

 

David Yurman Small Pearl Earrings

DY Pearl Earrings
I’m a pearl girl, and these are so dainty & dreamy to me.

BaubleBar Shoulder Duster Earrings

baublebar earrings
Love this new style! So dramatic and fun for a night out!

Kate Spade Stud Earrings

KS Flash Stud Earrings
Classic stud earrings are my everyday “go-to earrings,” and these will match everything. Added bonus, they’ll brighten up a dreary winters day!

Are you ready for Summer to come to an end? If so, what are you dreaming about for Fall?

Have a happy day!
~KSSBelle

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

A Classic Look

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If I had to pick just one foolproof outfit in my closet it would be wearing “classic black” from head to toe. When I worked in Marketing, it was one of my favorite outfits to wear. Besides the fact that it makes you look slimmer, it’s timeless & incredibly chic, on everyone. The best part, in my opinion, is that you can wear whatever accessories you want with it, and it always looks amazing, year round. You just can’t go wrong, am I right?
These skinny pants from J.Crew are a must-have in your closet. I bought this top last year from Loft, but this & this are super cute, and this one is just perfect for Fall. This sweater, and this top are on the top of my wish list right now. Oh, and these sandals look like my favorite Loeffler Randall designer (a girl can dream, right?!), but are much more budget-friendly in my book. I bought this handbag during the Nordstrom sale, and it was sold out, but is restocked now (yay!), and is yet another dupe of one of my favorite designer looks/handbags, Givenchy.
So, if you had to choose, what’s your favorite foolproof outfit in your closet?

SHOP THE POST:
J.Crew Skinny Pants / Loft Off the Shoulder Top (sold out, similar) / Chinese Laundry Heels / Sole Society Handbag / Kate Spade Gold Watch / Gold Bracelets (similar)

Happy Tuesday, Friends!
~KSSBelle

Summer Blue & White

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School may be right around the corner (which typically makes me only want to think about Fall, no matter how old I get), and Summer is still hot, literally, so that’s why these pants are the right pick for attempting to beat the heat. I love my skinny pants & jeans; however, these wide leg, cropped pants fit the bill when I need to hit the refresh button. They’re on sale, and an alternative to shorts, which I rarely wear anymore. These and these are also great options to choose from, if you like this cropped/wide leg style as much as I do.
I bought this classic top from Loft during a Spring sale, but there are so many great look-alikes out there, like this, this and this one! This one is embroidered, and a great deal to wear now, & put in your closet for next year, too! These kinds of tops are perfect “no-brainer” tops to wear with pretty much everything in your closet.

SHOP THE POST:

Loft One Shoulder top (sold out, similarsimilar) / Banana Republic Stripe Pants (on sale!) / J.Crew Factory Heels (old, similar) / Deux Lux Scallop Clutch (old, similar) / Vintage bracelet (similar) / Kate Spade Gold Watch (old, similar) / J.Crew Earrings (old, similar)

Have a happy Monday!
~KSSBelle