what’s ringin’ our belle…round 129

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Love this tip for our trash cans

via Shutterstock

Via Apartment Therapy

A boozy cake … (bourbon and pumpkin!!)

Via Sweet Recipeas

Get a load of these boots !

Via And Other Stories

Ways to practice gratitude

Via The Glitter Guide

We will be making this for our rebel-belle

Via Food52

Happy Thanksgiving, belles!!

a&a

what TWO belles bought…

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We love to shop together and often end up buying identical items…agreeing that we will give each other fair warning before showing up in them to any major event.  But funny things can happen when we shop alone.  More than a few times, we have bought identical items without knowing the other has bought it as well. As they say…great belle minds think alike!

One example…this Theory shell available at Neiman Marcus


One of us bought it in New York on the exact same weekend that the other bought it in Oxford, Mississippi!  Go figure!  But with simple, clean lines and a neutral color, this shell is an excellent addition to any wardrobe…especially a fashionabelle one!

We think you need one too!

a&a

what’s ringin’ our belle…round 128

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The viral words we need to know

Via Refinery29

Awesome rules for female friendships

Via Womensnews

Need to try this cauliflower rice stir fry


Via Minimalist Baker

Coveting these earrings from Lela Sadoughi

Via Neiman Marcus

How to deal with your iPhone issues…

Via Gizmodo

Well, ring my belle!

a&a

memora-belle entertaining…kickin’ off the holidays

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We were blown away at a recent dinner party given by an extremely sweet, creative, fun belle-friend!  This party was so well-thought-out and executed, we just had to share some of the details!

As guests arrived, we were greeted with a tray of champagne cocktails with floating cranberries…setting the scene for the pre-holiday event.


Fun fact…in order to test the ripeness of a cranberry, it is bounced.  If it bounces about 4 inches, it’s good to go!

But the libations didn’t stop there.  Guests were free to pick their poison…


This is cocktailin’ heaven!

The focus of the event was Thanksgiving…our most favorite holiday!  Prior to attending, we were given links to Thanksgiving trivia sites so that we could “study up”.  Test your own knowledge here and here and here.  At trivia time…it was game-on!  Our hostess with the mostest had a belle-ringin “prize table”…

…with lottery tickets, candles, tequila (one of us came home with this!), sausages, a puzzle, and much, much more!!

While our hostess shifted gears from game referee to chef, guests had the chance to relax by the fire…


…which, by the way, was perfect as we FINALLY had an evening that felt like fall!!  (80 degrees the day before made this all the more exciting!)

And now for the table and other belle-ringin’ decor…


Perfection!


And our hostess loves to downplay her talents…but this creation speaks for itself!

We are now duly inspired and ready for the weeks to come.  Bring on the eggnog!!

a&a

boots on the ground…and on the belle!

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These are our new favorite boots of the season…

A chic every day bootie…by Clark’s


Via Clark’s

Love the color on these Rag and Bone boots


Via Intermix Animal print is a neutral y’all…from Kendall and Kylie


Via Shopbop

Love the ties on these from Splendid

Via Shopbop 
A great neutral from Rag and Bone

Via Revolve

The color of these Vince booties…mouthwatering..

Via Revolve clothing
Booties galore!

a&a

what’s ringin’ our belle…round 127

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An awesome pumpkin bread


From Simply Recipes
What’s the deal with sugar….according to a dietitian 


Photo via Harvard Health

Obsessed with this bachelor pad


Via Desire to Inspire

What your nails say about your health from Well and Good

Pic via Pinterest 

How to throw a dinner party like a Parisian


Pic via Pinterest 

a chic belle dupe we couldn’t resist….

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So we stumbled upon these Steve Madden mules …..


Via Nordstrom
Which look amazingly like these Gucci ones…


And exactly like These.  


Available at Gucci
Comfort and quality at a fraction of zee price…yes please!!

a&a