Statement Earrings

I can’t believe it has almost been a full week in July. However, I’m really excited that it’s a short work week, and the weekend will be here before we know it. This Summer is seriously flying by for us. How about you?

While I’m a creature of habit, and mostly wear my pearl studs every day. Today, I wanted to share with you some pretty statement earrings that I’m loving lately for Summer (& that you can wear later). Earrings, just like shoes & a great handbag can really brighten up the classics in your closet, especially the timeless white shirt. I always like to add something fun & trendier to my outfits each season. Even if I do tend to invest in classic clothing (that’s just my style), in my opinion, you’ve still gotta have fun with your accessories!

Kate Spade drop earrings
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I really like the floral coral & orange pop of color. So chic, yet so simple.

Tory Burch Geo Statement Drop Earrings
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I fell in love with the mix of classic & geo design here. Amazing. A bit of a splurge, but you’ll wear these for years.

Honeymoon tassel earrings
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I have a pair of longer tassel earrings, and wear them on a lot of date nights (#momlife) &  special occasions, but this shorter tassel style is just as pretty, and may be a tad bit more Mom-friendly? Ha!  They also come in white. Both colors are on sale right now. I prefer the navy, because you can wear them year round that way.

Beaded tassel chandelier earrings
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These are so fun! Black & gold together are classic, and oh so chic!

Beaded Ball Earrings
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Love this color. I also like the more tailored beaded look. They come in several colors, but the calm lagoon is my favorite.

Do you love statement earrings? If so, what ones are you loving lately?

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Have a happy day!
~KSSBelle

July 4th Outfit Ideas

Since July 4th is right around the corner, like next week (yay!), I thought it would be fun to round up a few favorites I’m loving lately that you can wear for this holiday, and well beyond it!

Happy Shopping!

Bow Shoulder Top
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Navy blue, stripes & bows? Check. Check. Check.

White Wash Straight & Narrow Jean
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You can never go wrong with classic white denim. And, the best part? This pair is on sale!

 Tie Waist Shorts in Shirting Stripe
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These are so chic and easy to throw on for a cookout or party.

Off the Shoulder Eyelet Top
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The detail on these sleeves is so pretty. Such a great neutral top for pretty much any pair of shorts or pants you want to wear.

Gingham Shirtdress
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This is adorable. Throw on a pair of fun sandals, and you’re out the door in style. It also comes in black & white. I can’t turn down a Kelly Green color though!

Chambray Ruffle Tank Top
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This ruffle tank top is so fun. It’s such a cute, versatile top for Summer.

Kay Mini St. Tropez tote
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This is darling. A perfect tote for a BBQ or a date night. It also comes in pink!

Gathered Carnation Earrings
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These are so, so delicate & pretty. Love this ivory color. They’ll go with everything.

Bow Back Bell Sleeve Top
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Another day, another blouse I can’t turn down. Bows & bell sleeves. That’s all I need to say.

Parker Brooklyn Ruffle Dress
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Just dreaming about adding this dress to my closet!

Pearl Embellished Slide Sandals
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Flat, pearl sandals. The perfect sandal for a chic Mom!

Mini Miller Flat Sandals
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These are a no brainer for a quick upgrade to any outfit.

What are your plans for July 4th? Do you know what you’re wearing yet?

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Happy Wednesday, Friends!
~KSSBelle

The June Edit

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! I hope y’all are having a great week so far!

I love shopping online, and with all of our choices we have, (there.are.so.many.good.ones.) I decided to make a “June Edit” for you. Below’s what I love & will wear for the longer term. For anyone new to my blog, I tend to buy more classics that can be mixed with a few trendier accessories. I like to get the best of both worlds, and the most out of the money I’m spending! Who’s with me?

Happy Shopping!

Crisscross Drop Ruffle Top
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How pretty is this top? It would be great with jeans and shorts. I love the sleeve and drop waist detail.

Bell Sleeve Top
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Love, love, love this top. It also comes in 3 other colors. I prefer the ivory. Added bonus?This could easily be worn this Fall, too.

Toothpick Jeans
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I love a great white jean year round, but this ecru color would be a nice change of pace with all of my Summer tops! (p.s. – these are on sale!)

Daydream Cami
Daydream camiThis is such a sweet summer top. I’d wear it with white jeans and shorts!

Fiesta Cold Shoulder Top
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I fell in love with this top, and ordered it right away! It’s so happy to me, and I can’t wait for it to arrive.

Smocked Dress
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This would be such an easy dress to throw on and go run errands. The smocked detail is the perfect finishing touch to a somewhat ordinary dress otherwise.

Gigi Print Leather Clutch
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Lately, I’ve been drawn to clutches, and I love the print on this one. It’s classic, and it’s nice to carry a small purse, since most days I feel like I’m toting the world around with me!

Sailors Knot Bangle
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Less is more, and it will go with everything.

What are you loving so far this Summer?

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Have a great one!
~KSSBelle

Mommy’s Morning Out + Banana Republic Top Picks

So, yesterday I had a babysitter (for the first time in 3 years, besides my parents), and while I was running errands, I also decided to stop in some of my favorite stores. It’s harder to try on clothes with two little ones in tow, so the majority of the time I shop online for convenience. I had so much fun trying on new things, and Banana Republic was running a huge sale, extra 50% select sale item prices! They have some really cute stuff!

On a side note, I found some really great buys for the kids, our puppy, and decor for the house at HomeGoods. Is it just me, or is that store dangerously good?! You just can’t beat their prices. I’ve even found some Kate Spade plates that I’m planning on hanging on our walls! Yes, honey, you read that correctly…more plates on the walls, and you’re the lucky guy that gets to hang them! Ha!

Here were a few things that I loved while out and about!
Happy Shopping!

Silk Stripe Dress
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This is even more gorgeous in person. It is so flattering, and the best part is, it has pockets!

One Shoulder Bow Dress
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This dress would be stunning for a Summer wedding/event. It’s so classic. I loved it, too!

Snake Print Ruffle Blouse
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I took this back on a whim to the dressing room, and loved it on. It’s going to look great with shorts and white jeans. It could also easily transition with blue jeans in the Fall!

One-Shoulder Poplin Top
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This top reminds me of the Loft top I bought a few months ago, but it’s just as pretty. It’s such a fun, dramatic top to dress up for a date night out!

Logan Fit Linen Pants
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These pants are classic, and also came home with me. It’s so hard to find a linen pant that’s lined. They come in several colors, too. These will be in my closet for years. And, I didn’t even have to order a Tall, because the length is perfect as well (even with heels). I’m 5’10 for reference.

Large Stripe Pouch
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This is so cute, and such a great Summer clutch for a date night or party!

I also stopped into Kirkland’s because I had $10.00 in rewards to redeem, and they were having a huge Summer blowout sale. I grabbed this wreath for under $20.00 for our front door!

Green & White Hydrangea Wreath
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Happy Thursday!
~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

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!}

Jack Rogers – Top Picks

Jack Rogers sandals are so much fun in the Summer months! They come in so many different bright, happy colors and styles. I really couldn’t get away with wearing them in the office, as they’re not really considered “work attire,” but now that I am a SAHM, they’re perfect. They’re chic enough for a date night, if you aren’t in the mood for wearing heels, and practical enough for everyday errands, chasing a toddler, play dates, etc.

I love the fact that you can monogram a few of their styles, and more importantly they offer different width(s) sizes. I have extremely narrow feet, so my Mom is always after me (for good reason) to wear something that “truly fits” my feet. I totally agree with her, but finding a narrow width is hard. Ok, I’ll be honest, at least it’s hard when trying to find a “cute,” narrow shoe/sandal. Well, Mom, you’d be proud, I found them.

Below are a few of my favorites for Summer.

Narrow Hamptons Sandal
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Safari Capri Sandal
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Georgica Jelly Sandal
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What are your favorite Jack Rogers styles this Summer?

J.Crew & Nordstrom – First Signs of Fall

This morning I received my very first J.Crew Fall email. Thank you, J.Crew. I cannot tell you how excited/relieved I am to see this today. The weather here has been insanely hot to the point that I’m starting to feel cabin fever. We step out to run an errand or two, and you feel like you need another shower – it’s that hot my friends. I am dreaming of the days that I can go outside with my little one, and feel like we can play for hours outdoors. It’s coming…soon!
I know everyone has been stocking up for Fall during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and so between browsing that sale, and getting the new Fall arrivals email from J.Crew, I told my husband I’m only shopping for Fall from now on. Or, if I see a sale rack, I am only buying items that can take me into Fall.
Call me ridiculous, but I get to a point in the Summer where I could care less about Summer clothing anymore. I know what you’re thinking…”A fashion blogger who doesn’t care about Summer clothing?” Let me correct you, I like it in the beginning of the season, it’s not that I don’t care about Summer clothing completely, it’s that I literally come alive in the Fall/Winter/Spring months. Fall/Spring fashion inspires me so much more. And, it’s not that I don’t appreciate the Summer months, because I do. I just don’t like the “dog days of Summer.” That’s when I am no longer “inspired” by Summer clothing. It becomes a matter of “surviving the last of the Summer days,” at least for me.

Let’s remember that I also have background in working in retail, and we were always way ahead of the season we were in, so talking about Fall in the Spring/Summer is totally “normal” for me. I was writing the “Fall Look Book” in the Spring.

So, here’s what I’m loving in the J.Crew New Arrivals and the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! And, here’s to dreaming about cooler temperatures and falling leaves…

 Peplum Tank Top

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This would look great now with a pair of white jeans, and then again in the Fall by adding a blazer/cardigan.

Merino Wool V-neck Tunic Sweater
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This is an everyday staple. It comes in so many colors that you won’t get bored, and the fit is incredibly flattering for most. Add a puffer vest or a tailored coat, and you’ve got two looks, one casual, one dressy.

Excursion Quilted Down Vest
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These are already backordered; however, if you can wait, it’s worth it. I wear my puffer vests  (like this one above) with dresses, jeans, skinny pants and workout clothes. This is a very versatile piece.

Dragonfly Earrings
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These are really pretty, and a fun addition to a Fall outfit, or even now. I love any combination of pink and green. I will be waiting for these to go on sale, but definitely a pair to add to my jewelry collection.

 Halogen Olson Pointy Toe Studded Flats
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Both of these pointy toe flats are staples for Fall. I love the pale pink color because it will go with so many outfits, and the animal print is a no brainer for me. I LOVE the price tag, too.

Chelsea Pleated Hem Sweater
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This sweater is adorable, and I love the pleated hemline. I may have to order this one in the navy/black combination. This would look perfect with skinny pants and denim.

What are you’re thoughts on the heat?
Do you have any favorites from J.Crew’s new arrivals?

I apologize for complaining about the heat, but it’s really getting to me this Summer. I am so looking forward to Fall outfit posts…coming soon!

Have a great day!
~KSSBelle

Loving Lately

Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope y’all had a great weekend! We sure did, and I’m not going to lie, I did need a “vacation” after our entertaining all weekend. Our guests left Monday morning, and I was beyond tired. Four days of entertaining was fun, but add taking care of a toddler and cooking and cleaning every meal, it gets pretty tiring, pretty fast! Moving right along…

Here are a few things that I’m loving lately/have my eyes on right now!

Factory Suede Kitten Heels

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These kitten heels are the perfect height, especially for a Mom. Chic, yet practical. I can see wearing these well into the Fall. They come in a pretty pink and classic black, too.

 Factory Tassel Fringe Pendant Necklace

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I really love this necklace. I love the combination of the pink, white and black beads. The tassel top is just plain fun, too. I would wear this with almost everything in my closet.

Eyelet Sleeve Tee Dress

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You can never have too many LBD’s or LWD’s. I really like the eyelet sleeve detail on this one. A great date night dress. And, it’s on sale!

 Striped Dolman-Sleeve Shirttail Tee

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As a busy Mom, I want to look put together, but things have to be comfortable too. This stripe top would look great with shorts, white jeans or regular denim as well.

 V-Neck Sweater

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A v-neck sweater. I love this navy color (comes in several colors), and it’s perfect to transition into Fall. Can you tell what season I’m really shopping for these days? Fall.

Factory Multistrand Pearl Necklace

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I’m sure it’s no surprise to you by now that I love pearls. This necklace has been on my list to add to my collection for far too long. My incredibly stylish Grandmother passed down her pearls to me that I adore and wear on very special occasions, but this necklace would be a great everyday option that I didn’t worry about as much. Plus, this necklace is on sale, too!

Factory Racerback Camisole 

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This camisole is so comfortable and chic worn alone or layered underneath a blazer or cardigan. I have it in cream, but I’m thinking about this pink color now. These would be great year round in your closet.

What are you loving lately?

~KSSBelle

Embroidered Details

I love the embroidery detail for the Summer months. I think some of these items could also easily take you into the Fall months, as well. Just throw on a blazer or cardigan, and you’ve got an entirely new look (minus the tan). So, since we can’t change this heat, we can embrace it. Shall we?

I’ve rounded up my current embroidered favorites for you, including a gorgeous pair of earrings to top off your look.

Happy Shopping, Everyone!

Embroidered Poplin Top

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This top would look great with shorts and white jeans. I love how simple this is, so chic. And, it’s on sale! Even better.

Factory Embroidered Pom Pom Tank Top

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I’m pretty sure this top is a must-have. The pom poms make it so much more fun, too.

 Factory Embroidered Tunic Top

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This tunic is classic and subtle. Add a pair of bright earrings, and you’re done.

 Factory Embroidered Maxi Dress

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I’ve written about this dress once already, but I had to repost it, because now it’s on sale, and I think it would be a great addition to your closet. Trust me.

 Pink & Turquoise Embroidered Earrings

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These earrings are stunning. I just love the colors, and they scream “fun!” Perfect for a date night!

Until tomorrow, friends! Stay cool…
~KSSBelle