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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

Dreaming of Fall

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

By this point in the Summer, I’m pretty much dreaming of Fall, every.single.day. I’m almost the reverse of many, and I hibernate during these hot, hot months. I love to be outside, but I really don’t like to sweat unless I’m actually in workout clothes & working out. Anyway, as you can tell from this post that I’m already mentally changing my closet to Fall, even if the temperatures outside don’t match. Only 30 days to go!

Here’s what I’m dreaming of adding to my closet this Fall!

Happy Shopping!

Trouve Wrap Blouse

Trouve Wrap BlouseThis top is beautiful & feminine, and can be worn so many ways. Makes a great date night top!

WAYF Beckett Tiered Bell Sleeve Top

Gingham bow topLove this gingham top, the sleeves, the bow, everything. It comes in a few other prints, too.

J.Crew Ruffle Stripe Shirt

J.Crew Ruffle ShirtStripes & ruffles, pretty much the best combo ever.

 Halogen Tie Sleeve Sweater

Tie Sleeve Crewneck sweater
This sweater will end up in my closet and be worn on repeat all season long.

Halogen Long Linen Blend Cardigan

Long Cardigan HalogenYou can layer so many tops with this classic cardigan. This cardigan comes in tons of colors, & I really like the longer length for something different.

Free People Ottoman Tunic

Free People Sweater
This tunic looks so cozy on a cold winters night!

Gibson Twist Front Fleece Pullover

Twist Front Fleece PulloveA thinner fleece is all I need to throw on over a workout tank top. It comes in TONS of colors, too.

PAIGE Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans

Paige Denim
White denim is my favorite pair of pants to wear during the Fall/Winter months. This pair is next up on the wish list to add to my collection.

PAIGE High Waist Undone Hem Denim

Paige undone Hem
I bought these pants during the sale, and they’re literally the best high wait jeans I’ve ever owned. Totally flattering, and I love the undone hem! These have been on major repeat!

Belle Badgley Mischka Holly Coat

Belle Badgley Mischka Holly Coat
 Just another day, and another coat that I’ve fallen madly in love with…

Tory Burch Gigi Block Heel Pumps

Tory Burch Pumps
Hello Gorgeous! So classic, so chic.

Kate Spade New York Cece Loafer

KS Leopard Flats

Kate Spade never disappoints (ever!), and especially with these leopard loafers. You’ll wear them for years.

Sam Edelman Faux Fur Pompom flats

Pom Pom flats

A fabulous pair of neutral flats for Fall. Need I say more?

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Valentino

Love, love, love! Maybe this year they’ll end up in my closet, maybe.

J.Crew Slingback Flats

j.crew slingback slidesAnother perfect neutral flat, as a busy Mom of two, they’re a dream come true.

 BP. Cat Eye Sunglasses
Cat Eye Sunglasses
$12.00 cat eye sunglasses, perfect style & price.

UGG Slippers

ugg slippers
I love a great slipper in the colder months, these look so warm & comfy!

Burberry Small Canter Horseferry Check Tote

Burberry Tote

 The “It’ll go with everything I wear” bag.

 

David Yurman Small Pearl Earrings

DY Pearl Earrings
I’m a pearl girl, and these are so dainty & dreamy to me.

BaubleBar Shoulder Duster Earrings

baublebar earrings
Love this new style! So dramatic and fun for a night out!

Kate Spade Stud Earrings

KS Flash Stud Earrings
Classic stud earrings are my everyday “go-to earrings,” and these will match everything. Added bonus, they’ll brighten up a dreary winters day!

Are you ready for Summer to come to an end? If so, what are you dreaming about for Fall?

Have a happy day!
~KSSBelle

A Classic Look

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If I had to pick just one foolproof outfit in my closet it would be wearing “classic black” from head to toe. When I worked in Marketing, it was one of my favorite outfits to wear. Besides the fact that it makes you look slimmer, it’s timeless & incredibly chic, on everyone. The best part, in my opinion, is that you can wear whatever accessories you want with it, and it always looks amazing, year round. You just can’t go wrong, am I right?
These skinny pants from J.Crew are a must-have in your closet. I bought this top last year from Loft, but this & this are super cute, and this one is just perfect for Fall. This sweater, and this top are on the top of my wish list right now. Oh, and these sandals look like my favorite Loeffler Randall designer (a girl can dream, right?!), but are much more budget-friendly in my book. I bought this handbag during the Nordstrom sale, and it was sold out, but is restocked now (yay!), and is yet another dupe of one of my favorite designer looks/handbags, Givenchy.
So, if you had to choose, what’s your favorite foolproof outfit in your closet?

SHOP THE POST:
J.Crew Skinny Pants / Loft Off the Shoulder Top (sold out, similar) / Chinese Laundry Heels / Sole Society Handbag / Kate Spade Gold Watch / Gold Bracelets (similar)

Happy Tuesday, Friends!
~KSSBelle

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

Plaid Perfection

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This top caught my eye for several reasons, besides it being classic, and oh so cute. The peplum mixed with a preppy, navy plaid won me over, so I immediately added it to my closet. Bonus, it’s also a great wear now & wear later piece. A top that can work overtime is one worth every penny in my book. I love it now with cropped pants, shorts, white denim, or later with jeans of any color, and a chic navy blazer. I can’t wait to style it this Fall/Winter, so stay tuned. The outfit options are endless because it’s pretty much perfection.

And, let’s just talk about these heels for a minute? I know that I squealed with excitement (inside of course, because we have babies sleeping down the hall from my office!) when I first saw them, and the best part is that right now, they’re a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! They’re so fun & add just the right amount of happy to every outfit. I told you in my last post that I bought them in two colors, well, I may just have to add another. Too many, too much? I don’t think so.

SHOP THE POST:

Halogen Plaid Peplum Top / Loft cropped pants (sold out, similar) / Charles by Charles David Pumps / Kate Spade New York Handbag (sold out, similar) / Kate Spade New York Watch (sold out, similar) / J.Crew Resin bracelets (sold out, similar) / Stud earrings (similar)/

Happy Monday, Friends!
~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

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)/

Bell Sleeve Blouse + J. Crew Collection Leopard Pants

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I bought this blouse last year; however, it’s so good that ShopBop still has it this year! I also own it in white. It’s incredibly flattering, and the bell sleeves are the real reason to buy it. The best part is that you can dress it up or down. The sleeves are what caught my eye. And, now this pretty dress is calling my name for Summer, for the same reason. Now, let’s talk about these J.Crew Collection leopard pants, shall we? They were so fun to add to my closet! I have a few J.Crew Collection pieces, and the quality & style is timeless. I know I’ll be wearing these cropped pants for years, (leopard is a neutral) and that’s the best part about making a fashion investment. In my opinion, these investments really pay off, because you wear those pieces well past one season. You can shop the J.Crew collection pieces when they’re on sale (that’s when I snagged these pants I’m wearing!), and you can really scoop up some classics during those sales, so keep your eyes out, it’ll be worth it, trust me. Right now, I’ve got my eyes on these, these and this.

SHOP THE POST:
Endless Rose Belle Blouse / J.Crew Collection Leopard pants (old, similar) / J.Crew Resin bracelets / Chinese Laundry sandals /Deux Lux Clutch (old, similar)

obsessively grateful
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I’m definitely printing this quote, and framing it for my office.

Happy Monday!
~KSSBelle