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Playing Mama to Two

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I shared one of these photos on Instagram last week and loved it so much I wanted to add it here as well (even if each kid is making a silly face in either photo). These were taken on an afternoon where we were lucky enough to babysit my niece and I was able to experience life as a mom to two…except that my niece is the easiest baby ever, so she pretty much induced full-on baby fever into our little family of three, particularly into Holden who seems to be completely smitten with babies at the moment. It is so amazing to watch Holden interact with his little cousin – fawning over her, tickling her toes, kissing her cheeks, and playing ever so gently with her.  His sweet demeanor never ceases to amaze me.  After a peaceful, playful,and joy-filled afternoon playing mama to two, I’m starting to think I could get used to this ;)

Holden and baby Kenley are both wearing pieces by the gorgeous children’s accessory shop, Henny & Coco.  Holden wears the Black Beaded Toddler Tassel Necklace and baby Kenley wears the Teal Leather Hair Bow.




I thought it might be fun to start a weekly series called We Want Wednesday where I share current favorites for myself and Holden.  Since this week has started to finally feel like fall here in San Diego, we have finally been able to break out the sweaters and I now have winter attire and holiday festivities on the brain. Here are a few favorites on our shopping wish lists.

Belles :: Cape // Bonjour print // Black boots //  Gold Camera // Leopard iphone Case // Little Black Dress // Black Pom Headband

beaus :: Hello Moon Pillow //  Velvet Blazer // Leather Red Shoes // Curious George // Gray Cardigan // Silver Bow Tie // Naps Fix Everything Poster // Polaroid Camera


I like my Mondays to be easy without any added fuss.  Mondays usually mean a slow start to the morning and an afternoon taking care of our weekly errands, so I try to keep the getting-ready portion of my day as simple as possible.  I am constantly looking for easy ways to upgrade my look without expending a lot of extra effort and it’s your lucky Monday because today, I am sharing them with you.  Below are four of my favorite shortcuts to glamorizing your everyday attire.

Get the Look ::

A chunky necklace :: necklace // emerald baseball long-sleeved tee // Bel & Beau “Miss” Mini Skirt in Onyx // Flat black booties

A bold lip :: red lipstick // black and white striped sweater // black denim // leopard loafers

A patterned coat :: leopard coat // celfie sweatshirt // jeans // flats

A pop of color :: red purse // gray sweater // Bel & Beau “Mrs.” Maxi Skirt in Onyx // over-the-knee boots




Get the look :: 1. sunglasses // 2. black bauble necklace // 3. emerald bauble necklace // 4. cropped black sweater // 5. emerald green maxi skirt // 6. black and gold clutch // 7. leopard heels

This is the skirt that launched the idea.  This image is where the concept for Bel & Beau skirts all started.  Stumbling around Pinterest one day, I came across the ensemble pictured above and I couldn’t seem to get it out of my head.  I had already been on the hunt for some dressy maxi skirts that I could add to my wardrobe and this image just added fuel to that fire.  At first, it needed to be emerald, but when I couldn’t find anything remotely similar to an emerald maxi skirt that wasn’t made out of chiffon, I searched for any color. And yet I still couldn’t find anything even remotely similar unless it had at least $1000 price tag on it.  I quickly realized that the dressy maxi skirts that were currently on the market were no where near affordable (or at least for my budget) and so I decided to make one for myself.

I went to Stacie and she knew immediately knew the image I was talking about.  We went to work making my first sample skirt and it was exactly what I had been dreaming of wearing.  Although I love each and every skirt from the Bel & Beau collection, I think my heart will always hold a special place for The Mrs. Maxi Skirt in Emerald.