The Seven Love Languages?

#1 

The Hopeless Romantic 

Ideal Date: Dinner somewhere fancy yet intimate.
 

Dress: Asos + Heels: Romwe

#2 

The Classical Beauty  

Ideal date: A gourmet meal in a hot new restaurant.  

Dress: Asos + Heels: Blush Christian Louboutin 

#3 

The Adventurer  

Ideal date: A surprise adventure, of course! 

Sweater: Romwe, Jeans: AG Jeans, Flats: Asos Collection + Sunnies: Forever 21 

#4

The Anti Valentine 

Ideal date: Netflix and chill. Life as usual, but flowers, chocolate, and a card are still a good idea.

 
Sneakers: Puma, Sunnies: Open Sky, Sweater: Romwe + Jeans: AG Jeans 

#5

The Girly Girl  

Ideal date: A group date with close friends. 
Dress: Asos Collection + Shoes: Halogen 

#6 

The Prim and Proper  

Ideal date: Go to a museum, walk in a park, and then enjoy dinner at your favorite restaurant.  

Dress: Shoshanna + Heels: Asos 

#7 

The Homebody  

Ideal date: stay in bed all day with a good book, cozy blanket, bright flowers on the nightstand, and hot chocolate in hand.   

Nightie: Dahlia Pajamas, Fuzzy Socks: Free Press, Mug: ‘Mine,’ + Pillow: LevTex Forever & Always 

Left: N by Natori + Right: Ellen Tracey

 According to the books there are really only 5 Love Languages, but I think they missed a few because these 7 Valentine’s Day outfit ideas made me swoon. The best part is that they’re all pretty budget friendly (except for the Classical Beauty’s shoes– her love language must be Receiving Gifts). πŸ˜‰ 

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Scalloped in StilettosΒ 

    

   
    

    
 Blouse: Banana Republic // Denim: Jag Jeans // Heels: Jessica Simpson // Necklace: The Loft outlet, old (similar here)

Like I promised in yesterday’s post, this is how I styled these heels! If you know me or read regularly, you know I’m obsessed with the color combination of pink and green. I hope this outfit inspires you! 

πŸ’—,

Kellie

How to: Custom Heels


 

   As I browsed the Christmas sales this (past) year I stumbled across the cutest pair of heels on the J.Crew website. Sadly, they sold out before you could say, “OMGoodness!” Or anything else for that matter. So I was left thinking about how they would be easy to make. My plan was to find a pair of leopard heels and paint their soles pink, but then I realized how little I wear my leopard flats because they don’t match everything. That made me consider nude heels. They go with everything and I didnt have a pair of true nudes. 

When I found these Jessica Simpson pumps online I thought they looked high-end in the pictures, but I had never so much as tried on a pair of her shoes before and I was nervous about how they would feel. I thought they might feel cheap and hurt my feet like crazy. As it turns out, I’m a fan of these babies! They may be my most comfortable pair now. And the best part was that I got them for dirt cheap because I had a store voucher and discount code!

As you can see in the video the process was quick ‘n simple. I thought the soles would need multiple coats of paint/enamel, but just two seemed to do the trick. I also thought the paint would be translucent so I bought a bright pink to go under a cool, light pink for extra coverage. I used both paint colors but I figured out half way through that i didn’t need both. Luckily it was just $1/bottle at Joann Fabrics. 

Overall these shoes took me an hour to customize and it was fun. If I were to do it again, I would want to make it into a party! You know, invite some girlfriends to come over and have a shoe painting party! I could also see these shoes being an easy and inexpensive way to add a little fun into a prom outfit! Personally, if I were in high school going to prom again I would make my date match his tie and the corsage he would get me to the bottom of my shoes. πŸ˜‰ good thing I’m not going to prom these days! Lol Maybe I’ll just make Beckett match his tie to these on Sunday….

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this and let me know if you try it!

Xo,

Kellie

PS- Stay tuned tomorrow to see how I style them!

DIYing to Try…

Kate spade, DIY, Asos, Feathers

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A good DIY project is never too far from me so when I had the idea to trim the bottom of a plain, inexpensive dress with feathers, I went all gaga. Then I came up with a color scheme that I thought would be super cute. Maybe I’ll make this for Valentines Day and switch things up a bit… What do you think?

Xo,

Kellie

Simplified

   
    
 Shirt: Motherhood Maternity || Jeans: AG Jeans for Apeainthepod || Flats: Wild Diva Lounge || Scarf: Burberry || Habdbag: Michael Kors (I really like this color too) || Mittens: old from KappAhl in Sweden (super cute and similar option here, and more cost-effective options here & here) || Cape: Topshop, sold out (similar here and another look that’s super cute if you’re NOT pregnant here)

This outfit is simple, chill, and on repeat right now. If you haven’t noticed, I love matching certain elements of an outfit to create a cohesive whole. Here, I matched the nude color in my scarf to my shoes. And the light gloves with my white shirt. Ideally my purse would have also been a nude shade, but I was too lazy to switch it out– you know how that goes. 

Speaking of lazy, if my hubby taught me anything in life it’s that no matter where you go or what you’re doing, you shouldn’t wear sweats in public. Okay, so that’s not all he has taught me… but that was one thing I noticed about him early on in our relationship– he always looks polished when he leaves the house– even if he’s just running to Target. I respect him for that because it is kinda his way of saying, even though you’re working as a cashier, you are a person so I’m going to look  presentable. It’s similar to using good manners with everyone, not just people who you think are more important. Plus, I think people usually return the respect you show them. Maybe I’m just overthinking the situation, but that’s how I see it. 

Sorry, I feel like my childhood etiquette teacher as I write this… So don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’ll judge you for wearing sweats, so don’t worry if you’re in sweats and we bump into each other at the grocery store. πŸ™‚ I just wanted to share my personal thoughts on this subject and maybe you’ll find them true. Living in Sweden also helped form my opinion in this matter. Even though Swedes have a reputation in Europe for having a more relaxed sense of style than, say, Parisians, they’re still generally a lot more polished than the average sweatpant-clad American. In light of this, no matter what’s acceptable errand attire in the Midwest, I still prefer to put my best foot (or shoe) forward when I step out because you all deserve it. Plus, if I’m being honest Sweatpants Me usually needs a shower. 

Xo, 

Kellie

Berries & Cream

   

  

   Sweater: Ann Taylor outlet, old (similar comfy sweater here) || Pumps: old via Nordstrom Rack (this pair πŸ‘πŸ») || Skirt: BCBGMAXAZRIA || Purse: Coach, old (similar style here)

What I did: I pulled out one of my favorite summery skirts and paired it with an oversized sweater in a dark color. 

Get this look: Pick one summery item in your closet that you can’t wait to wear and pair it with wintery layers and accessories. My favorite looks right now use bright pops of color with neutrals. Finish it off with a handbag and shoes that compliment the ensemble. 

Date night is my favorite at our house because Beckett and I get so busy during the work week that we barely have time to see each other. It also gives me a chance to dress up and look cute.  This outfit is perfect for those cherished moments. First of all, this skirt is amazing and I just discovered that I don’t have to stop wearing it just because of our little baby bump! The material and waistband have just enough stretch to them to make this skirt my go-to date night number. I also really love that the skirt is kinda “springy” because at this point I’m getting a little antsy for warmer weather. So I tamed down the nude and lace with a heavy, berry-colored sweater, which helps to make the skirt a little more winter-friendly.

Do you have any summer/spring items you can’t wait to wear? 

Xo, 

Kellie