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 

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday, Friends! It has been a little bit of a shock this week to be back to our normal routine, especially after such a relaxing vacation in Wintergreen Resort last weekend! I hope y’all had a wonderful week, and that you’re ready for the weekend. Who isn’t? Ha!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites!” A little shopping, and a great (inexpensive) wine you should pick up at Trader Joe’s!

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Tory Burch Clara Bow Flats

TB Bow flats

These.bow.flats. Absolutely adorable.

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CHANEL LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour
CHANEL LE VERNIS
The only nail polish you’ll need, year round! Love this color, “Espadrilles!”

THREE
Kate Spade New York Small Satchel
kate spade mini
The perfect “date night” bag. Less is more.

FOUR
Picton Bay Sauvignon Blanc 
pictin bay wine
This wine is so light & refreshing! The best part? It’s under $8.00, and you’d never know it! Love Trader Joe’s.

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This quote! So incredibly true.

Happy Weekending!
~Kelly

Sweater Weather

Happy Monday, Friends! I hope y’all had a fantastic weekend! We had such a nice, low key weekend around the house, we didn’t want it to end!

While we aren’t seeing “sweater weather” temperatures here just yet, it’s pretty much all I can think about right now. So today, I’ve rounded up a few sweaters that I’m loving lately for you!

J.Crew Ruffle Sleeve Sweater

j.crew ruffle Sweater
How pretty is this sweater? It would be perfect with denim, dress pants & skirts!

J.Crew Oversize Wool Blend Cardigan

j.crew oversize cardigan
Another classic for your closet. Great for layering, and it comes in 3 happy colors.

Tie Bell Sleeve Sweater

halogen tie sleeve sweater
Love, love, love this sweater. It comes in 8 colors, and is so chic with the tie bell sleeves.

Treasure & Bond One-Shoulder Sweater

Treasure & Bond ots sweater
This sweater looks so cozy, and is perfect for a Fall/Winter date night out! It comes in 3 classic colors.

Press Pointelle Turtleneck Sweater

Press Pointelle Sweater
This sweater is really pretty. I love a great turtleneck sweater when it’s cold! It’s available in 4 colors.

Cowl Neck Sweater Poncho 

Cowl Neck Sweater Poncho
Who doesn’t love a great poncho? So easy to throw on and go! You’re instantly put together & warm!

What sweaters are you loving so far this year? I’d love to hear!

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Have a happy day!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F!! I hope that everyone had a great week, and is ready the weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that we’ve been fighting colds all week, and are finally on the mend. Thank goodness!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you! A little shopping, the best pumpkin crisp recipe (From Southern Living, of course) & more!

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We hosted my parents for dinner last Sunday, and I decided to make Southern Living’s “Pumpkin Crisp” recipe. It was so easy to make, and it was delicious!
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J.Crew Elsie Bow Pumps

Elise Bow PumpsHow gorgeous are these heels? I think I might have to ask Santa for these this year.

THREE
Mini Boden Cozy Animal Jacket
teddy bear jacket
Since we have two boys, we are able to hand down a lot of clothes to our youngest (thankfully); however, I still like to add a few pieces that are purely his own. This jacket is the absolute cutest, and is definitely being added to his closest! They’re only little once!

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Pompom Canvas Storage Baskets
pompom baskets
Trust me, I absolutely love seeing the boys having fun, playing & using their imaginations with their toys all over the house; however, I also love to tidy it all up every.single.night. It actually relaxes me, I know, I’m totally weird. I am sort of a neat freak, and that’s why these little baskets are a dream. Baskets that are cute & functional, two of my favorite qualities!

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Yes!

Have a happy weekend!
~Kelly

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

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