Nov 28, 2016

Holiday Look with Sweetest Stitch

I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday weekend - I just back to school last night and I'm gearing up for a busy last two weeks of the semester before I'm back home for winter break! It's so crazy to think how fast the semester went by and how quickly Christmas is approaching! When I was home, my family and I put up our lights, decorated the Christmas tree, and blasted the Micheal Buble Christmas album (tons of hot cocoa was involved). It's safe to say that I'm 100% in holiday mode - if only I didn't have 5 finals to stress about!

Today I am sharing an outfit that is a quintessential holiday look! You can't go wrong with green and red this time of the year! If you follow me on snapchat or Instagram (@belleadore) then you might remember that I attended the grand opening for a Richmond boutique called  Sweetest Stitch! I went with my friends Lauren and PJ and we had so much fun shopping, socializing, and snacking on some delicious sweets! If you are in the area, I highly recommend checking it out. They have tons of cute new arrivals that will make perfect additions to your winter wardrobe! Niki, the owner of Sweetest Stitch, and I partnered up to share a holiday inspired look that is perfect for any parties, dinners, or social events you have coming up!

This lacy, bell sleeved  dress immediately caught my eye when I saw it in the store! I loved the color,  lace, and details around the neck - so cute! I paired the  dress with a simple pair of  black heels, a  gold clutch,  black earrings, and a bold red lip! 

While this look might be on the fancier side, what better time to dress up than the holidays?!






Nov 25, 2016

Ultimate Black Friday Sales


Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving! I spent yesterday helping my dad cook dinner for about 20 people who came over to our house and I'm still stuffed from all the food I ate:)! Last year was the first year that I did Black Friday shopping in stores and I honestly didn't think it was worth waking up early because it was so crowded, I couldn't concentrate on getting gifts, and I was exhausted! So this year I opted out of it and I've been shopping the sales online! But, I do encourage all of you to go out tomorrow and support the small businesses in your area for Small Business Saturday! I'm excited to go back to work tomorrow at the boutique I've been at for the past few years! 

 For those of you who are shopping from home (hopefully snuggled up watching the Gilmore Girls revival) this year, I've rounded up some of the best sales happening as well as some picks that I think would be great for gifts or a little treat for yourself! Happy Shopping!

  • J.Crew - 40% off your entire purchase, use code HOLIDAY
  • Anthropologie - 30% off your entire purchase
  • Madewell - 25% off your entire purchase
  • Sephora - Holiday Gift sets starting at $10
  • GAP - 50% off your entire purchase, use code TGIF50
  • Baublebar - 30% off your entire purchase, use code THANKS30
  • Tuckernuck - 20% off everything with code GIVE20, 25% off orders over $500 with code GIVE25, 30% off orders over $1000 with code GIVE30
  • Kate Spade - 30% off your purchase with code THANKFUL




Nov 18, 2016

The Pearlfect Collection

One of my favorite things about this season is the layering! The weather in Richmond hasn't been too cold lately so I've been getting away with just wearing a cozy sweater or a light jacket most days! I had never tried the poncho/cape trend before but after seeing this one at  Mod&Soul, I decided to give it a try!

I wore it over a simple  black shift dress with  black booties! Thanksgiving dinner would be the perfect occasion to wear this look - the sweater is so cozy and the dress is especially forgiving after a big meal:)
My favorite part of the outfit? This new  tortoise shell necklace from  Kiel James Patrick. If you're not familiar with brand, you are missing out because they have the greatest collection of American made, New England prep style products. The  'Pearlfect Collection' has a gorgeous selection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, in classic pearls and tortoise shells. If you are already thinking ahead to Christmas, something from this collection would be the perfect gift to give to a best friend, sister, or family member! 


Nov 7, 2016

Holiday Ready with Jord Watches


It seems like everyone in the 'blogosphere' is ready for the holiday's and I'm hopping on the bandwagon today to share a product that I think will make a great  gift for any of your loved ones! 

This beautiful navy  Jord watch is the newest addition to my jewelry collection and I have been having so much fun styling it lately! I chose the navy face because I knew it would be the easiest color to incorporate into my wardrobe, but the  other colors are just as cute! 

Every Jord watch is made out of high quality wood that has been globally sourced. My watch is made from Zebrawood native to West Africa. I love how every piece has a unique story and how you can learn about each one on their  website

Jord and I are teaming up to host a giveaway so you can have one of these watches for yourself... so keep reading for your chance to win! 


To say I'm obsessed with  this top would be an understatement! I was browsing online when I saw it and immediately bought it! I love the fit, the print, and especially the bows in the back! I know I'll be getting tons of wear out of it around the holiday season! 


I kept my outfit simple with a pair of  skinny jeans, my favorite new  booties, and a  crossbody bag! 




I've teamed up with Jord to host a  giveaway to their site! One lucky winner will receive $75 to use towards any watch on their site! All other entrants will receive a $20 e-gift card just for entering! Just enter your information on  this page for your chance to win! You will be notified if you win! The contest closes on November 27th....good luck:)! 








Thank you to Jord Watches for sponsoring this post!

Nov 3, 2016

Holiday Dress Guide

As promised, I'm sharing another look from my shoot with Mod&Soul today! As you might already know, I'm currently writing for their  blog and we just started a series all about dressing for the holidays! I know it may seem a little premature, especially considering today is in the mid-80s, but Holiday parties are quickly approaching and I want you all to be the best dressed there!

Check out today's post on Mod&Soul's  blog for more details about this adorable lace dress! 






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