Loving Lately

Happy Wednesday, Friends! I wanted to drop in and say “hi!” during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. I’m really trying to slow down & truly enjoy the “moments of the season.” I hope that you & yours are doing the same as well!
Instead of giving you another “gift guide,” I thought I’d share with you a few things that I’m “loving lately” for a little bit of a lighter post. I don’t know about you, but sometimes reading all of these “gift guide” posts starts to stress me out about all of the things I have left to do on my list. Anyone else feel this way? Of course, we’re all looking for the perfect gifts for our loved ones (and having help is amazing), but sometimes it’s nice to stumble upon that “perfect gift” on our own, and get that really excited feeling knowing that “yes, this is it, they’ll love it.”

Here’s what I’m “loving lately!”

Leslie Odom Jr., Simply Christmas

His album is amazing, so classic & relaxing for Christmas! Download this album, you won’t regret it, trust me!

Mules

These mules are the most comfortable pair of flats that I’ve ever worn. So worth the $24.99! They come in a blush color as well!

 Leopard-print Cup

How happy is this cup? I LOVE coffee/tea, & pretty much always have a cup of coffee in my hand (or one that I’m re-heating multiple times a day), so what better way to make it more fun & girly, right?

Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo

My hair stylist introduced me to this dry shampoo, and oh my, it not only smells heavenly, it works beautifully too!

Hallmark Christmas Movies
I’ve been watching this channel non-stop in the evenings! My poor husband! I literally know what’s going to happen within the first 5 minutes, but I STILL end up watching the entire cheesy movie until the end and even cry, every time! I’ve been watching this movie channel for many, many years. I love feel good movies, especially centered around the magic of Christmas, and I know that I owe my husband a lot of his movie picks after the holidays are over! Poor guy!

Kate Spade 2018 Planner

These planners are great (tons of space available to actually write), and I still write everything down. Old school, I know. I think this is a fun one, even though I actually make a point not to be late. However, if I’m late, it IS probably because I’ve changed my outfit a few too many times. I’ve been guilty of this since the second grade! SO, this might be the planner for next year.

Paper Source Tea Towels

Our oldest is obsessed with puppy dogs, so these “happy howl-iday” tea towels make us pretty darn happy everyday in the kitchen! (I also happen to be pretty obsessed with dogs, too!)

Twilly d’Hermes

I think I have to ask Santa for this for Christmas. In one of my Nordstrom orders, I received a sample of this, and it smells amazing. Even my husband noticed how good it smells, which says something!

Faux Fur Stole

I love the warmth and how chic these faux fur stoles look this time of year!

H&M Turtleneck Sweater

Skinny jeans/pants & an oversized sweater = my winter uniform! So cozy!

Sonix Tortoise iPhone Case

My iPhone case broke a few months ago, so I’ve been on the hunt for a new case, and this one might just fit the bill.


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This pretty much sums “me” up. How about you?

Today’s a gift, enjoy it!
~Kelly

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

 

Holiday Party Attire

I still can’t believe that it will be Thanksgiving one week from today. Can you? This year has just flown by, and before you know it all of the holiday parties will be coming up quickly on our calendars. So, today I’ve rounded up some dresses, shoes & accessories to get your closet holiday-party ready!

Happy Shopping!

J.Crew Velvet Tie A-Line Dress

This dress is a classic. It would look pretty with dressy black pumps or even a dressy pair of boots!

Dress the Population Blair Dress

This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The emerald lace detail is perfect now through the new year!

ECI Ruffle Bell Sleeve Shift Dress

Such a great dress. It comes in several colors, too.

Adrianna Papell Sequin Mesh Gown

If you have a more formal party to attend, this dress is simply stunning.

Eliza J A-Line Sweater Dress

Who doesn’t love a bright red dress for this time of year? This style is so flattering on everyone, too.

Eliza J Fit & Flare Dress

I just love the simplicity of this one. Winter white with black piping. Sold!

Maggy London Lace Midi Dress

A lace midi dress in a cranberry color for the holidays? Absolute perfection.

Tahari Bow Front Dress

This dress is so fun with the bow in the front. It looks like a Kate Spade dress, but for a fraction of the price! Love it.

Eliza J Bell Sleeve Dress

Another pretty cranberry dress that’s a very flattering fit & style!

Alfred Sung Strapless Sateen Gown

I’m literally swooning over this one. Aren’t you? It’s just beautiful.

Eliza J Bow Crepe A-Line Dress

This dress is great now, and after the holidays! A closet staple.

Sam Edelman “Telsa” Pumps

These pumps are great dressed up & with jeans too!

Sam Edelman Ankle Strap Sandal

 

These sandals come in 4 colors. And, they’ll go with so many outfits!

Tory Burch Tatiana Slide Sandal

Dear Santa, I’ve been really good this year…really good.

Badgley Mischka Embellished Sandals

These would be great paired with the more formal dresses, and they’re currently on sale!

Kate Spade New York dijon bow pump

A pretty, bow pump. You just can’t go wrong, ever.

 Jewel Badgley Mischka Glitter Pumps

The happiest holiday heels through the new year!

Nina Kalie Embellished Velvet Clutch

A velvet clutch with pearl embellishments…so fun!

Ted Baker London Small Bow Clutch

In LOVE.

Kate Spade New York Drop Earrings

Earrings that look like Christmas tree ornaments? Such a fun addition to your jewelry box for the holidays.

Kate Spade New York Drop Earrings

 

Twinkle, twinkle…your ears will literally sparkle!

 Happy Thursday, Friends!
~Kelly

Classic Winter White















There’s nothing I love more than wearing “winter white.” It’s so unexpected & “new” feeling on a cold, winters day. I bought this ruffle coat when my husband and I got engaged (circa 2009), and I literally wear it year after year. I have learned everything I know about style & how to shop from my Mom. She and I both invest in the more “classic” pieces so that you can wear them with almost anything in your closet. The best part about shopping for us, is the hunt to find those pieces, at great prices. Well, she’s right, again. Now, I’m just wishing I had bought this coat in the black & grey, too. I love to dress this coat up like this look I’m wearing, but I also love wearing it with my favorite jeans, a great pair of pumps & a cozy sweater, too.

Happy Tuesday!
~Kelly

SHOP THE POST:
DKNY Ruffle Coat (similar, similar, similar & similar) (all available in winter white) / Mock Neck Sweater Dress (similarsimilar)  / Faux Fur Scarf  (Under $20.00!)/ Vince Camuto Boots (similar & similar) / Kate Spade Handbag (similar & similar) / Kate Spade Gold Watch (similar) / Kate Spade Bracelet / Kiel James Patrick Pearl Ring / Kate Spade Pearl Earrings

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!

TWO
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.

THREE
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact

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

FOUR
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

Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F. Friends! My days have been off all week, since Halloween. I am really glad to see Friday. How about you?

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

ONE
J.Crew Faux Feather Cardigan

How fun is this cardigan? It would look so cute dressed up or down. Now, I just have to wait for it to go on sale!

TWO
Kate Spade New York Mules

 These are so, so pretty, don’t you think? I can already see so many outfits with them. Just leave it to Kate Spade…she totally gets me. Every time.

THREE
Cathy’s Concepts Oh What Fun Stemless Wine Glasses

I know, I know. You’re thinking “Christmas already?” Yes Ma’am! And, I’ve some great “gift guide” posts coming up for you as well! Can’t wait. This is my favorite time of the year. I’m already listening to Christmas music too. Who’s with me? No judging friends, no judging.

FOUR
Kate Spade Cheetah Drop Earrings

How chic are these earrings? So perfect for the upcoming holidays & parties!

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Just a little window shopping/dreaming for your Friday!

Have a happy weekend!
~Kelly

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