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Apologies are difficult but sometimes necessary…this could be helpful..
These two belles are not morning belles. We are always looking for tips to make our mornings more pleasant.
Evenings will go more smoothly with a Pink Pony…thanks Ralph!
Nobody likes belly bloat, especially when we are feeling a tad hormonal…here are some great remedies.
Who doesn’t love a little Comfort Food?
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Ringin’ belles this week:
Fashionable, functional, and a multitasker’s dream…if you use earbuds, you need this chic option !
Speaking of zee home…here is some fabulous fall inspiration…
Ever wonder what is your wine sign ?
Here’s a chicken piccata recipe we are drooling to try!!
Heaven forbid, but if y’all have ever scorched a pan…here’s your solution.
No need to cry over a burnt pan! Your time is better served celebrating autumn…in the form of a gimlet…just sayin…
Cheers until we meet again, belles…
With the “bunny” making plans to hop on the trail soon, we figured you belles might want some Easter gift ideas for all of your little (or big) chickadees. We have curated quite an impressive list…if we do say so ourselves! We will reveal a category each day this week…a belle has to pace herself! So get ready to start clickin’ and orderin’ (and you might want to put an extra-big basket on the porch for the UPS man…just sayin’).
Starting with Mom…sister…hostess…any fellow-belle (or ourselves, why not?) in need of a little something for the holiday:
We are loving these Bel Air Mini Scoop Vases from Jonathan Adler…
From Kelverum on Etsy, how about these cute little candle holders?
Perfect for the holiday table!
And while we are focusing on the table…we have two more options…
Any belle would love a collection of these vases from Terrain…
or some color-pop napkins from The Little Market
Hand-made in Guatemala by women working with the Mayan Hands organization…a win-win!
For the aroma of a fresh spring bouquet that lasts and lasts…a candle is another winner!
This one from Henri Bendel does just the trick!
Or how about bringing a little giggle to the morning coffee routine…
Find this one at Society 6.
And that’s not the end of it, belles! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s edition of belle-ringers!
Fringe has been a big trend, but we think tassels may even be bigger…and not for nothin’ either because they can be a lot easier to carry off without looking like you’re trying to relive the 70’s!
A few of our favorites…
In the kicks department:
Here’s a little beauty that looks way more expensive that it is, making it virtually irresistible. From Nordstrom…
It’s no secret…we belles do love to make a statement with a shoe, and this one from shopbop surely fits the bill…and then some!
And we couldn’t resist throwing out an option for the baby belles, also from j.crew!
Movin’ on, belles…because we love a good pocketbook and tassels add just the right amount of sass…
This one from Rebecca Minkoff shows that this smart-cookie designer knows her way around a purse!
And we can’t leave Tory out! This cross-body from Tory Burch is cross-generational…meaning all the women in the family will be having hissy fits over this one.
And it wouldn’t be right to ignore the inside of the purse, now would it???
From Banana Republic…
Or how about this monogrammed little beauty (belles always love a monogram)!! Get it at Clare V…
And then there is always a phone case, ’cause the phone could use a little fashion boost, too! From Henri Bendel:
And our ears could always stand a little extra “something-something”. These two from shopbop are the perfect way to add a little pizzazz to a classic ensemble…
And, belles…bathing suit season is just around the corner, so how about adding a touch of whimsy to your cover ups???
A pareo from Revolve Clothing…
Another festive option to frolic in, also from revolveclothing
And let’s not forget that tassels can upgrade a patio, porch or party in no time flat.
Island love from etsy:
And another glorious accessory for zee home or fete from food 52:
So, belles…obviously, tassels aren’t just for loafers anymore!
Tassel on belles!
Before we know it, the next holiday (heart-iday…get it?) will be upon us. So, to help y’all out (cause that what belles do) we’ve come up with a few of our favorite gift ideas for the various and assorted Valentines in your life.
First…some thoughts on the process…
We won’t deny that we love any gift-giving occasion, and it’s true that we adore receiving a surcee. BUT we love nothing more than being the givers of great gifts. The act of giving can be a treat in itself when the recipient flashes a smile, gets a glint in the eye, exclaims with joy…confirmation that the present hit the mark.
Sadly, not everyone has been schooled in the art of receiving. Then it can be a total drag. Remember, “givers” deserve to get a little somethin’ out of the experience, too! It’s why we’ve raised our baby belles and beaux to be skilled giftees. It’s easy to be gracious and thankful when we get something we want. The real skill comes when it may not be what we expected. We’ve taught them to be grateful for the thought, no matter if they already have it, don’t care for it, or it just doesn’t suit, they must still effervesce…yes, effervesce. Our wee ones have able to spell effervesce since they were knee-high.
So, if you want to follow suit, and if you have a heart (it is February, for Pete’s sake!) then you must effervesce with every gift…large or small…awesome or not-so-much. Really, it’s the right thing to do. And you’re never too old to learn. So if you’re one of those….you know who you are…start effervescing now.
Enough digressing, time to get back to business and let you see the gift list…
For the fashionable man, from Absolute Socks
For the one who knows the way to a man’s heart, from Williams Sonoma
For the H2O lover, from Leif
For the belle who wears her heart on her sleeve (hint hint), from Asos
For the belle who is ALL heart, from Shopbop
For the one whose love is priceless, from shopbop
For the java lover, from markandgraham
For the light of your life, from crateandbarrel
For the arm-candy lover, from Nordstrom
For the one who always knows what to say, from Casetify
For the one who always lends an ear, from Bloomimgdales
For the one who hold the keys to your heart, from Nordstrom
For the Cupid on the go, from owenandfred
For the love-ly hostess, from wiliamsonoma
For Cupid in the morning, from Etsy
For the black and white lover, from shopblondedesign
Whew!!! Alrighty then, we think that should cover just about everyone. Time to start clickin’ and givin’.
We hope you have a lover-ly…and effervescent…Valentines day!!