Cozy Holiday Neutrals

As you already know, there’s nothing I love more than an excuse to get dressed up, especially around the holidays. However, I’m not a big fan of being cold, which is why this sweater is a fantastic mix of classic & cozy. It’s quite perfect in the fact that you can wear it with your favorite jeans (like these, these & these), or you can dress it up, add your go-to pair of heels & voila, you’re party ready, cozy & warm!

Happy Tuesday, Friends!
~Kelly

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Free People Sweater (similar, similar , similarsimilar) / Loft Cropped Pants (similar & similar) / Leopard Pumps (similar) / Sole Society Handbag (similar) / Vintage Oscar de la Renta silk scarf (similar)/ Kate Spade Watch (similar) / Kate Spade Pearl Earrings / Kate Spade Bracelet

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

 

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

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 

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 /

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