Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F!! It’s cold & rainy outside (they’re even calling for a little bit of snow here, crazy!) today. I’ve been busy (who isn’t, right?) with doing all sorts of happy Christmas things for our boys, and I’ve also been trying to finish up some Christmas shopping too. Time is flying by over here. How’s your Christmas shopping coming along?

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

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Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Herringbone Throw

A monogram throw is a perfect gift for anyone on your list, especially that “hard to buy” person. Who wouldn’t want to cozy up with this throw & a warm cup of coffee every Saturday? I would.

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Minnetonka Suede Moccasin

My husband gets a new pair of these every year. Such a great buy, again & again! They come in three colors.

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J.Crew Velvet Foldover Clutch

Still have lots of parties on your calendar? This velvet clutch (also comes in a bright red) is the right finishing touch to your holiday outfit. Love the stripe ribbon.

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J.Crew Merino Wool Cable Pompom Sweater

Classic sweater, under $100 with pompoms? Sold! There are so many outfit options with this one. It also comes in red.

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J.Crew Sequin Ball Drop Earrings

How fun are these earrings? A fabulous gift for that glitz & glam friend in your life (or for yourself!!)!

And, an extra one, because I always like to end my posts for you with a great quote!


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Happy Weekending, Friends!
~Kelly

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

SHOP THE POST:
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

 

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Friends! We’re finally feeling the crisp, cooler temperatures here, and we’re loving every minute of it. I was so excited about it, that last Sunday, I made a huge pot of homemade chili. Thank you Mom for the best recipe! I’ll post the recipe soon on the blog.

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

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Velvet Bow Ponytail Holder

 If you have long hair, and are short on time, just dress up your ponytail with a bow this holiday season. It’s the perfect finishing touch, and oh so chic!

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Accent Decor Boxwood Wreath

 

I love decorating with preserved boxwood. I have a little bit all over our house with wreaths & topiaries. You can top this gorgeous wreath off with a bow that matches your Christmas decor, then just hang it on a large mirror or on the back of your front door! I would recommend hanging it inside, since it will not hold up against the outside elements.  You can change the bow out from season to season, too.

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact

I’m a big fan of this highlighter. I use it year round for the prettiest glow.

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J.Crew Lace Pants

These lace pants are great for the holiday parties/dinners on your calendar. The best part? They have an elastic waist (shhhh…I won’t tell, if you don’t tell!) I’m pretty sure I haven’t had a pair of pants with an elastic waistband since the 5th grade, except for leggings. Thank you J.Crew for combining style & comfort this holiday season! Ha!

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Happy Weekending!
~Kelly

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

SHOP THE POST:
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

SHOP THE POST:
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!

SHOP THE POST:
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 

Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F!! I hope that everyone had a great week, and is ready the weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that we’ve been fighting colds all week, and are finally on the mend. Thank goodness!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you! A little shopping, the best pumpkin crisp recipe (From Southern Living, of course) & more!

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We hosted my parents for dinner last Sunday, and I decided to make Southern Living’s “Pumpkin Crisp” recipe. It was so easy to make, and it was delicious!
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J.Crew Elsie Bow Pumps

Elise Bow PumpsHow gorgeous are these heels? I think I might have to ask Santa for these this year.

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Mini Boden Cozy Animal Jacket
teddy bear jacket
Since we have two boys, we are able to hand down a lot of clothes to our youngest (thankfully); however, I still like to add a few pieces that are purely his own. This jacket is the absolute cutest, and is definitely being added to his closest! They’re only little once!

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Pompom Canvas Storage Baskets
pompom baskets
Trust me, I absolutely love seeing the boys having fun, playing & using their imaginations with their toys all over the house; however, I also love to tidy it all up every.single.night. It actually relaxes me, I know, I’m totally weird. I am sort of a neat freak, and that’s why these little baskets are a dream. Baskets that are cute & functional, two of my favorite qualities!

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Have a happy weekend!
~Kelly

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!

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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.

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 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!

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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!

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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!

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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 /

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