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

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

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

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

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

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)/

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
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These are so chic and easy to throw on for a cookout or party.

Off the Shoulder Eyelet Top
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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
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Another day, another blouse I can’t turn down. Bows & bell sleeves. That’s all I need to say.

Parker Brooklyn Ruffle Dress
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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

Summer Shoes

This Spring & Summer I seem to be finding more & more shoes that I can’t stop thinking about. Normally, I like adding more tops and handbags to my closet (still do!), but the shoes are really good this year. Below are just a few that have caught my attention!

Happy Shopping!

Jeffrey Campbell Slides
Pearl Slides
These are so pretty, don’t you think? They also come in a blush color. They’d be great paired with dresses, cropped pants and more! Since I’m a “pearl girl” I can’t.stop.thinking.about.them.

Tory Burch Sandals
TB Miller Sandals
I love this “Makeup” color, so neutral for Summer.

Fringe Sandals
Fringe SandalsThese are so happy, and they’re flat. I love the price, too!

Dolce Vita Mules
Mules
When I first saw these, the word “fun” came to my mind. I’d wear them with pretty much everything, especially white jeans & dresses right now.

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers
 As a busy Mom of two,  I find that I don’t have a lot of time to think about my shoes, and these are one of my “go-to” sandals for Summer.

Canvas Espadrille Wedges
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I like to wear these with white jeans, dresses and skirts. They’re a classic pair.

What shoes are you in love with right now?

Happy Thursday!
~KSSBelle

The June Edit

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! I hope y’all are having a great week so far!

I love shopping online, and with all of our choices we have, (there.are.so.many.good.ones.) I decided to make a “June Edit” for you. Below’s what I love & will wear for the longer term. For anyone new to my blog, I tend to buy more classics that can be mixed with a few trendier accessories. I like to get the best of both worlds, and the most out of the money I’m spending! Who’s with me?

Happy Shopping!

Crisscross Drop Ruffle Top
blue and white pleione top
How pretty is this top? It would be great with jeans and shorts. I love the sleeve and drop waist detail.

Bell Sleeve Top
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Love, love, love this top. It also comes in 3 other colors. I prefer the ivory. Added bonus?This could easily be worn this Fall, too.

Toothpick Jeans
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I love a great white jean year round, but this ecru color would be a nice change of pace with all of my Summer tops! (p.s. – these are on sale!)

Daydream Cami
Daydream camiThis is such a sweet summer top. I’d wear it with white jeans and shorts!

Fiesta Cold Shoulder Top
fiesta cold shoulder top
I fell in love with this top, and ordered it right away! It’s so happy to me, and I can’t wait for it to arrive.

Smocked Dress
smocked dress
This would be such an easy dress to throw on and go run errands. The smocked detail is the perfect finishing touch to a somewhat ordinary dress otherwise.

Gigi Print Leather Clutch
Gigi Print Leather Clutch
Lately, I’ve been drawn to clutches, and I love the print on this one. It’s classic, and it’s nice to carry a small purse, since most days I feel like I’m toting the world around with me!

Sailors Knot Bangle
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Less is more, and it will go with everything.

What are you loving so far this Summer?

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Have a great one!
~KSSBelle

Pop of Pink

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This gingham top is so fun to dress up for Summer, especially with the pop of neon pink! And, the ruffle sleeves are pretty much my favorite finishing touch. I actually bought this top last Fall from J.Crew, and I couldn’t wait to wear it once we had our second little one. These would be just as pretty in my closet: thisthis, and this top would just be a dream! If it’s the color pink, it’s sure to catch my attention. I can’t turn down a feminine top. (I don’t know who can?) I paired this top with these pants because they’re classic, and literally go with almost every top in my closet. It also looks great with these white jeans, or scallop shorts, too.

SHOP THE POST:
J.Crew Gingham Top (old, similar and similar) / Banana Republic Linen pants / Chinese Laundry Sandals / Louis Vuitton (gifted, similar) / Kate Spade Bracelet / Kate Spade Watch (old, similar) / Handpicked earrings (old, similar)

Hope you have a great Monday!
~KSSBelle