Mom Style + Summer Shopping

I’m back…I know, again! Life with two is such a good busy, but it can be busy for sure. I know, everyone is busy; however, I finally feel like we’re out of the “newborn fog.” So, blogging will be a priority for me again. We’ve been enjoying lots and lots of sunshine this Spring. If it’s sunny, we’re outside playing. Vitamin D does us all a lot of good. I know any Momma is nodding and saying “Amen!”

OK. So, I’ve gotta ask…what’s your “Mom Style?”

Even as a busy Mom of two littles, I still find myself wearing a lot of what I love. I love blouses, jeans, shorts, and a great pair of flats, pretty much year round. Dresses I do save for a date night, or church on Sundays. I get so many comments from other Moms at preschool drop off & pick up that I’m always so “put together.” I feel like that’s a compliment, but I also think to myself “Well, I have two choices when I get dressed, to wear what I want to wear, or to wear workout gear.” If I’m going to workout, then sure, I’ll wear that, but otherwise, I like feeling “put together.” My kids also need to see me for who I really am. Trust me, I have my lazy days, too. Everyone has their own version of that, but at least be the best version of yourself, and I promise, you’ll feel better. How you feel floods into every aspect of your life. It takes me the same amount of time to put on a pair of jeans & a blouse, as it does for me to put on workout shorts & a top.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit, I do use dry shampoo like it’s going out of style. No joke.
A swipe of mascara and concealer, and off we go to school/errands/play. It takes me about 15 minutes to get ready in the morning, if I’m using this dry shampoo.

Whatever your mom style is, I hope you rock it well. I know we’re all doing our best!

Below are some things I’ve got my eyes on for Summer. Happy Shopping!

 Chandler Bow Blouse
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Isn’t the back of this blouse the cutest? I can’t wait until it arrives.

 Eyelet Blouse
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This eyelet blouse is one of my favorite colors. I can already tell it’s going to be a very versatile top in my closet. It’s on sale too, even better, right?

Tie Neck Silk Top
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This blouse is perfection. Can you tell that I like blue? It goes with everything, and it’s so fun to accessorize with pops of fun colors.

Pineapple Earrings
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The perfect Summer finishing touch to any outfit. A must have, in my opinion.

Striped Pajamas with Lemons
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How fun are these pajamas? Love the simplicity, and the lemon addition!

What do you have your eyes on for Summer?

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~KSSBelle

My “Momiform” for Summer

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

I hope you’re all doing well, and are trying to stay cool during this heat wave. It’s come WAY to early for my liking, but I guess Mother Nature didn’t ask me. So, cheers to surviving it in style, right?!

Below are a few of my “momiform” favorites/staples for this time of year. I may have traded my high heels (except for date nights) in for flat sandals or sneakers, and every day showers for dry shampoo, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look good while raising our little ones. Everything here is machine washable for anything that may spill on you, etc.
Who’s with me?

Happy Shopping!

 Linen Blouse
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This top is really pretty, and it’s lightweight. I love a good blouse year round, but especially in the Summer. I like the 3/4 sleeve length too. It would be perfect with a pair of bright shorts and flats. It would also look great with a pair of crisp, white jeans.

Loft IKat Riviera Shorts 
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I love this ikat print. It’s classic and goes with pretty much any Summer blouse in my closet. I really like the Riviera shorts because of the 4″ inch length. Plus, I’m 5/10 and refuse to wear anything shorter with kids. This style comes in so many fun prints and patterns every year. I would be embarrassed to tell you the number of pairs I already own. They’re that good.

Modern Kick Crop Jeans 
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These jeans are so chic. I love the crop look for Summer. They pair really well with flats or even a kitten heel. These are a “must have” in my closet.

Gingham Split Neck Shell
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This top is much cuter in person. I tried it on last weekend, and took it home with me. It is slightly longer in the back which is nice. No crop tops with kids. This is perfect with shorts, white jeans, and the list goes on.

Bow Flats
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These have adorable and affordable written all over them. I always invest in at least 2 new pairs of flat sandals from Target every Summer. They look cute, but if they get worn out by the end of the season, I don’t feel badly about tossing them out. These would be easy to run after a toddler on the playground in, if needed. They also just so happen to look like a Kate Spade pair. Well done, Target, well done.

Jack Rogers Jelly Sandals
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These are so fun, affordable and flat. They come in a million different colors, and you can’t ruin them in the backyard, on the playground or running errands.

St. Anne Tote
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The St. Anne tote is perfect year round. I have two now. One is a baby bag, and one standard St. Anne tote. They’re perfect with kids, as I recently had a Chick fil a milkshake split on mine by accident, and it was completely wiped off in minutes, and good as new again. They are completely chic, hold everything you need, clean off easily, and you can monogram it. What gets better than that? My designer handbags/totes are in the closet unless it’s a date night/girls night out for now.

Loft Studs
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I love a great pair of statement earrings; however when you’re toting the kiddos around with a random tantrum of tugging, you want to have a great pair of classic studs in your ears, trust me. Again, the statement earrings are still around, but are reserved for date nights or outings if Daddy is around to help. My go-to is a perfect pair of pearl earrings, but it’s nice to switch it up with a pretty gemstone pair every now and then.

So, these are some of my staples in my closet for surviving the heat, raising kiddos and still looking chic. What is your “momiform?”

Have a great day, friends!
~KSSBelle

Spring! Spring! Spring!

Happy Spring, Everyone!

Our wedding anniversary is the first day of Spring, so that makes this time of year extra, extra special for us!!

Easter is this weekend, and I can’t wait to see our little one see the Easter basket, and hunt for eggs after church! So excited!

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I took a bit of a break from blogging in the last month, but I’m back! And, I’m oh so happy to be back!

There are so many great Spring finds for your closet and home out there right now, so I thought I would do a quick round up of some of my favorites!

Happy Shopping!

Swing Pintuck Dress
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You can’t go wrong with an easy, breezy dress like this for Spring. I just added this to my closet, and I can’t wait to wear it on warmer, sunny days.

Sleeveless Flounce Top
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Polka dots are one of my favorite prints, so this one was definitely added to my closet. This is perfect worn with a blazer or alone. It’s on major sale right now, too!

English Factory Dress
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This dress is even more gorgeous in person! It’s so soft, and the fit is true to size. I think I’m going to have this one on repeat this Spring/Summer!

Loft Off the shoulder blouse
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This is so so cute. It think it would be a great date night top. Right now, it’s 30% off. Better order it fast!

 Diamond Lace Swing Top
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This top is even more beautiful in person. I actually wore it on our 6 year anniversary date night last weekend. I styled it with my navy skinny dress pants from jcrew and nude suede pumps (kicking myself for not taking a photo of us for instagram!) I might have to get it in white as well. It’s that good!

St. Anne Spring Monogram Tote
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I’m so in love with the new St. Anne Tote Spring styles from Barrington Gifts. I love the baby bag I’ve had for a few years now, but this is the design (above) I’m leaning towards now! So many fun color options to choose from. I’m pretty sure I’ll be redesigning it again and again, but I’m definitely making it my new Spring bag!

 Pillow Flamingo Sheet Set
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These are A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!! I would put them in our guest room where we have 2 twin beds. Such a happy print. Don’t you think?

Blue and White
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I’ve also had a lot of luck lately in finding more blue and white for our house at HomeGoods! I stocked up this past weekend for our dining room sideboard (found 4 ginger jars/vases in various sizes, all under $30!). I have them in our kitchen, den, dining room & master bedroom. To say I’m obsessed is a bit of an understatement!

What are you loving for Spring so far?

Have a happy Tuesday, Friends!
~KSSBelle

Winter Pastels

As some of you may already know, I love am obsessed with having a great winter coat. I have no problem admitting it, either. It’s actually become a family joke now. I love my coats so much so, that I literally plan my entire outfit around them some days. Yes. I really do. I used to buy nothing but camel or black coats because they’re classic, and go with everything. However, now more than ever, I’m loving the pretty pastel coats to really brighten up a cold, winter’s day.
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If you’re in the market for a new winter coat, below are a few pretty pastel favorites.

Double-Cloth Lady Day Coat
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This coat is simply gorgeous. I have this in a hot pink (from a few years back) and still LOVE it. In my opinion, the name says it all. It comes in several bright colors, but my first choice would be this subtle pink.

Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat
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So, Santa came a few months early this year! I have worn this coat once so far on our trip to the mountains, and I could not be happier with the soft mint color!

Wool Wrap Coat
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I really like this coat for a more casual, every day look. I would pair this with jeans and skinny pants. It looks so cozy, doesn’t it?

Emilie Coat
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This blue blush color is so, so pretty. The length looks great, too. Another classic coat to add to your collection.

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Have a happy Monday, Friends!
~KSSBelle

Fall Workout Gear

Happy First day of Fall! That is music to my ears…literally!

I try to take a walk with my little one daily, so stocking up on Fall workout gear is essential for me. Plus, let’s face it, some days, all I wear is workout gear (even if I don’t get a workout in that day) to run errands in, go to library story time or just wear around the house while cleaning. It’s just easier. And, I know I’m not the only Mom that does this either. Who’s with me? Workout gear is so comfortable, and now there are a lot of cute options to choose from, so you don’t look frumpy.

Here’s what I’ve got my eye on right now. Happy Shopping!

Half-Zip Pullover
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I bought this the other day, and it is so comfortable. I love the bright flamingo pink color too! You can’t beat Old Navy’s prices either. They’re always several dollars cheaper than Target sometimes.

Go-Dry Compression Leggings
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I have always worn the Target leggings, and love them. I might have to try this pair next.

Go-Dry Compression Crops
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This length looks perfect for the cooler temps. They come in some fun prints/colors. And, the price is right.

Elastic Strap Burnout Tanks
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I love wearing tank tops under my pullovers. This tank would be a good option for laying under your pullover this Fall.

Zella “Neo” Wraparound Cardigan
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This would be so chic with leggings for running errands/weekends. I think it’s too way too cute to sweat in…don’t you?

Patagonia “Re-Tool” Snap Pullover
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This fleece looks perfect for those chilly mornings! I love this yellow color.

Women’s New Balance for J.Crew
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Gold tennis shoes? Need I say more? Hello Happy Feet!

Hope y’all have a happy day
~KSSBelle

J.Crew – Fall Wish List

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone enjoyed their last weekend of Summer. I’m happy to report that I am currently blogging in our new seafoam/mint master bedroom! I couldn’t bring myself to move my computer up to my office today. My husband did a fantastic job painting this weekend, and we are pleased as punch with the results!

I always look to J.Crew to set the trends for Fall, and they’ve done it again. I love browsing their “new arrivals.” Some of these new arrivals are currently on sale, too. I’ve rounded up a few that I’ve added to my Fall “wish list!”

Silk Drapey V-neck Blouse
Jcrew Drapey Blouse
This blouse is classic. I know it would get a lot of wear this Fall.

V-Neck Cardigan in Fringe Trim
Fringe Trim Cardigan
I love the fringe trim. Such a new take on a classic cardigan.

Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat
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I’m pretty sure I’m asking Santa for this coat this year!

Suede d’Orsay Loafer Flats
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These are adorable. They come in 3 colors. I’m in love with this strawberry color!

Palm Earrings
Palm Earrings
I love the color mix here. It feels very fresh for Fall.

What’s on your “wish list” for Fall? Anything from J.Crew?

Have a happy day!
~KSSBelle

Statement Necklaces

Accessories are the best part of an outfit sometimes, and I think that’s why I love investing in jewelry, handbags and scarves so much. You can really dress up a basic tee or sweater with a fun, colorful necklace that really makes a major statement.

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Here are a few statement necklaces that I’ve got my eyes on for Fall.
Happy Shopping, friends!

Factory Stone Spacers Necklace
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Layered Teardrop Necklace
layered tear drop

Snake Knot Chain Necklace
snake knot necklace

Horn Suede Necklace
horn suede necklace

Rose Wreath Necklace
rose wreath necklace

Neutral Territory

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Happy August, Everyone! I can’t believe this Summer is closing in on us. Although, I can’t say that I’m going to miss the heat wave we’ve been having, not one bit.

There’s nothing I love more than neutrals. In my opinion, you can never have too many in your closet. A lot of what I wore when I was working were neutrals. I still love them today. They’re polished, and go with everything, literally. What’s even better? Pairing neutrals together. To me, it’s incredibly chic, especially in the hot, Summer months. Linen pants are so much cooler in the Summer months, and these wide leg pants are always a flattering fit with a feminine top. This camisole’s cutout/embroidery detail is so pretty, and adds the perfect pop of contrast for this light and airy look. I also plan to make this camisole work overtime in the Fall/Winter months with cardigans and blazers, too. I typically accessorize with color; however, I thought this cashew tote was the right addition to my outfit. The best part about a neutral outfit, is that you can have a lot more fun with your jewelry. These black and white pom pom earrings didn’t have any competition when it comes to getting noticed, and that’s just want I wanted to happen.

Happy Monday, Friends!
~KSSBelle

SHOP THE POST
Banana Republic Cutout Embroidered Camisole {on sale!}~ Ann Taylor Loft Tall Linen Wide Leg Trousers in Marisa Fit {on sale!}~ Factory Metallic Wedges {on sale!}~ J.Crew Pom Pom Earrings {old, but similar here} ~ Kate Spade Claremont Drive Marcella Tote {Bought during one of her “surprise sales.” Is no longer available on her site, but you can find it on amazon here.} Kate Spade Bow Bracelet {old, but similar here} Ann Taylor Loft Tortoiseshell Oversized Sunglasses {on sale!}

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

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I hope y’all are looking forward to a relaxing weekend ahead. I know we sure are! We have little to no plans right now, and that’s fine by us. We’ll probably head to our favorite pancake place tomorrow morning with our little one, and “go with the flow” the rest of the weekend.

Even though I am so ready for Fall, I love this camisole below from J.Crew’s new arrivals. It’s currently 30% off with the code “GOSHOPPING.” The ruffle hemline is timeless. I would totally wear this year round with skinny pants, wide leg denim and so much more. I would even layer it under my sweaters, too.

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What are your favorites from the J.Crew sale?

Until Monday, Friends!
~KSSBelle

Classic Combination

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If there are two things that I love to wear together, it’s a pair of great skinny pants and a pretty blouse. This combination is a win win for work, date night or even every day as a Mom.  I never tire of this look, because it is always in style and it’s very flattering. I snagged the blouse that I’m wearing for $17.50 during one of J.Crew’s major sales. I love it so much that I bought it in black, too. Here’s a similar blouse that’s perfect for Spring. Blouses like these can be dressed up with skinny pants, but they’re also great paired with jeans or skirts. Remember to always wear skinny pants with a looser fitting top to balance your look. For any expectant Moms out there, it’s a great style to wear, too. I wore this combination a lot while I was expecting.

These J.Crew skinny pants are worth every penny.  I honestly don’t know how I ever lived without them. I actually own them in black, burgundy and navy. They are that good my friends. So, if you see them buy them in every color (especially if they’re on sale -and they are right now!). The best part is that you can wear them year round. Just switch out your Fall/Winter boots for cute sandals, and you’re set for Spring/Summer. I paired my favorite green sandals (old, but similar here) to add a pop of color. You can always add color to a classic combo like this through accessories like these, this, and these. That’s the best part of putting on a black/cream outfit like this – the endless options to wear great accessories to help change up your look.

 SHOP THE POST

J.Crew Minnie Pants // J.Crew Blouse {old, but similar here} // Kate Spade Initial Necklace // Kate Spade Cobble Hill handbag {old, but similar here} // Nine West Sandals {old, but similar here} // Ann Taylor Pearl Bracelet {old, but similar here} // Target sunglasses {old, but similar here}