Jun 29, 2016

Bloggers Who Brunch { Collaboration}

One of my favorite things about blogging is getting to connect with other bloggers all around the country! Everyone has so much to share with each other about what they've learned from their time as bloggers! I know I've made some great friendships through this community and have put what I've learned from everyone towards improving my blog. Today's post is in collaboration with some of my bloggers friends to share our favorite brunch places in our areas as well as what we would wear! I've linked everyone's blog at the bottom of the post so be sure to check them out!

I like to stay pretty casual for brunch but also on the more 'put together' side! Today I'm wearing my favorite pair of jeans and this amazing Rebecca Minkoff top that I got at...you guessed it...TJ MAXX!  For a casual brunch outing with my friends of family I love just slipping on my Jack Rogers since they're so easy and comfy, grabbing a simple cross body bag and of course my favorite pair of sunglasses!








Some of my favorite brunch places around me are:

- Foxy Loxy - Foxy Loxy is right near my house and on my way to work (also where these pictures were taken)! They serve breakfast and lunch and have a huge array of ice cream flavors as well! I love the atmosphere around this place because it's so cozy and the seats on the porch make the perfect people watching spot!

- Talula's Table - This cafe is right next door to the boutique I work at and I'm there about 3-4 times a week! My usual is an iced coffee and a berry scone but the homemade pretzels are to die for! I also love the lavender lattes, berry ice tea, and daily assortment of macarons! This is the perfect place to meet a friend or family before/after work for a quick bite to eat.


- Philter Coffee - Philter is one of the newer cafes that have opened near me. It is also right across the street from where I work so I'm there pretty often. Besides their coffee, I love their pastries, hummus sandwiches, and fresh salads!


- Nudy's Cafe - My friends and I absolutely love Nudy's for a casual brunch! We have so many memories at this place because we would make *very* frequent visits during our senior year of high school! The french toast or grilled blueberry muffins are my favorite things to order!


- Malvern Buttery - Talk about my dream coffee shop!! I posted about this on Instagram and have been stopping by whenever I'm in the area! I absolutely love their croissants and cappuccinos!


- Roots Cafe - Farm to table restaurants are some of my favorites! I love the freshness of the food at Roots and always leave feeling satisfied but never too full! Everything is so tasty and you know that what you are eating is grown from local farms and as healthy as can be!

- Jaco Taco - This is one of my favorite places, especially in the summertime. They have a window open to the street where you can order tacos and eat outside. From the chips and guac, to the tacos, to the acai bowls and smoothies, Jaco's never disappoints and is one of my go-to places!

 Caroline // Fannie // PJ // Macy // Reene // Sammy // Meg

Jun 22, 2016

POPSUGAR Must-Haves

If you're an avid blog reader then you probably have heard of POPSUGAR! POPSUGAR Inc. is the parent brand to Shopstyle (the digital shopping platform), POPSUGAR (an online publication), and also PS Must Haves (a monthly subscription box). I'll head to their site for anything from fashion news, workout ideas, celeb news, and even recipes! 

I had the opportunity to receive the June Must Have box and am obsessed with everything that came inside! According to their website everything in the boxes are hand selected, tested, and trusted by their team. And the purpose of the brand is discovering and sharing the newest and most innovative products each month. 

I have always been hesitant to try some subscription services, especially beauty ones, because there a good chance I'm not going to love every product that comes in it - especially when you have no say in the selection. But, the PS Must Have box had such a great mix of beauty/lifestyle/food items and I can honestly say I've used each product at least once already. 

Ridley's Who Am I? Game - I actually played this with my family one night at the dinner table after we finished eating! Each card has clues about a person and you get points for guessing correctly. My Dad was the only one who knew any of the answers:)

Under Arm Wipes - Remind me to repurchase these ok? I seriously love them even though I thought the concept was a bit silly! It's a wipes for your underarms but seriously keeps you feeling fresh. I've been keeping them in my bag just in case I ever need them!

Printed Scarf - I love the neutral print on the scars because its the perfect summer accessory! Its super light and airy and works with so many outfits.

'Cheers' Bottle Opener - This is going to be so cute on the bar cart in my apartment one day! But for now I guess I'll let my parents use it for when they entertain!

ncLA Nail Polish - Did someone say July 4th? This color just screams patriotic and I can't wait to wear it fro the fourth!

Pressels - Although I wasn't the biggest fan of the Sriracha, I would try these again in another flavor! They're a healthier alternative to other snacks!

Knock Knock Mirror - How cute is this compact? It says "Are you ready for your close up?" Love!



I already wore the scarf - so lightweight and the perfect way to add some detail to a simple outfit.

Jun 15, 2016

Belle Adore on Etsy

I am so excited to share my Etsy shop with all of you! Starting a shop has been something I've been wanting to do for quite some time but I never knew what I wanted to make or sell!

I am a huge lover of the tassel trend so I decided to make these gorgeous keychains my first item! They are made of 100% genuine leather and assembled by myself! I already have amazing new colors coming and can't wait to share them! 

I hope all of you enjoy these as much as I do! So if you're looking for a new keychain or bag charm then head over to  my page!


       







Jun 9, 2016

White Off The Shoulder

SheIn was kind enough to send me this adorable cold shoulder top and I had so much fun styling it! I think it's the perfect summer top because it's light, flattering, and  the black and white detail in the trim is so fun. I'm seriously loving the white on white look so I decided to wear it with my favorite white J.Crew shorts and my new espadrille sandals for a simple summer look!





Top c/o / Shorts/ Shoes

What are your thoughts on the white on white look for summer? Love it or hate it?

Jun 8, 2016

Brand Spotlight: Glossier


Acne has been something that I've struggled with for a few years. It never got so bad that it was painful, but it was alway just there and I never felt comfortable without makeup on. I thought wearing makeup would fix the problem (or at least cover it up) but *surprise* it only made it worse. I've come to realize that your makeup will only look its best if your skin looks/feels its best too. And that's why I love Glossier so much! There slogan actually is "Skin First, Makeup Second, Smile Always" and I think that it is such a positive message to put out there, especially for a beauty brand! 


So far I've bought the Milk Jelly Cleanser, Boy Brow, Balm Dot Com, and sampled the Priming Moisturizer. They all have a place in my morning and night routine. I use the Balm Dot Com almost religiously and keep them in my car/ bag/nightstand. I just recently bought the new rose scent because I'm down to the last bit of my coconut one. The Boy Brow is great, even on days when you don't do a full face of makeup! I use the Milk Jelly Cleanser to take off my makeup because you can put it on your dry face and it begins to dissolve off your makeup right away.

I'm on the waitlist for the new lipsticks because they sold out it like .1 seconds so hopefully I'll be adding that to my collection soon! Maybe even the highlighter that they just released too!

Get 20% off your first purchase by using my link --> http://bff.glossier.com/c5sKO

Jun 2, 2016

Life Lately

I love reading other blogger's Instagram Roundups or Friday Favorites so I thought I would do something similar this week to share a little more of what's going on in my life and what's behind a recent post! I'm headed to my friend's beach house today with three of my best friends and I'm so excited! Be sure to follow on Instagram and snapchat (@belleadore) for more pics!

For the past year or so I've be really into the app Poshmark. I did a post on the blog all about it not too long ago! Since I've been home for the summer I've gotten even more into it by posting listings and sharing more! I recently listing these gorgeous DVF heels that are in search of a better home:) Check out my closet here!

Before my brother left for his internship we took the train into Philly to spend the day! We started in Chinatown and made our way to the Philadelphia Art Museum (coincidentally on national museum day) and ended the day in the Reading Terminal. The weather was gorgeous and it reminded me how lucky I am to live so close to the city. Maybe another trip is order soon?
My sister and I discovered a new coffee shop near us...if that's not cause for celebration then I don't know what is! It's called the Malvern Buttery and has the best selection of fresh bread, pastries, and breakfast dishes. If you live in Malvern/King of Prussia area this is a must try!!

I'm so excited to be shadowing a Richmond alum who works at Lilly Pulitzer this month! I knew I needed something new to wear (Lilly, of course)! I decided on this top in the print Southern Charm because I know I can wear it again with white jeans and sandals! I couldn't find this exact top in this same print but they have tons of other styles that I love - like this  cute slip dress!

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