For the Love of Leopard and My Photoshoot Beauty Routine

**This post is brought to you in partnership with Shein, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used for your shopping ease and to help support my family.**

Question:

What color should we paint our front door? You can see it in these pictures below… I think our HOA already approved all 3 colors, but I’m still torn! Comment below!

Black? Light blue? Salmon?

Life update:

It turned out that Wellesley has RSV and it’s breaking my heart. She’s currently napping right next to me now and I’m just praying this doesn’t get worse.

Beckett is finally feeling like he’s getting into the swing of things and that kids are listening better than they had been so that’s good!

I’ve been trying to collaborate with a few fellow bloggers to help spread the news that I’m looking for art commissions. Being a stay at home mom is literally the most fulfilling thing ever, but I am praying to be able to be helpful by selling art. So if you feel so called, please share, share, share to help us spread the word! I love painting embryos and ultrasounds, barns, and Christmas scenes, but I recently expanded to doing custom florals as you can see here!

Deals to know today:

This outfit:

Ok, so you know the top is from Shein, but I need to share a few more details with you. Yesterday’s sweater was size Medium and so is this leopard tie neck shirt, but I would say size up for this blouse if you are on the busty side; it’s a little tight on my chest and a bit shorter than I hoped for. But it’s still 100% lovely!

Belt: Hermes dupe from Overstock.com, similar monogram in brown… Michael Kors | Boots: old from Walmart.com, but I’ll share a similar pair under $25 here | Bag: Chanel is from Gilt, but I found a similar Chanel bag under $2000 from yesterday’s post here | Jeans: from Target, but I’m loving these Calvin Klein lately

When I’m done breastfeeding this medium will fit fine, but being a little busty right now, it’s a little tight… as you can see!

I also have to tell you about my lipstick because it’s my favorite and it literally won’t come off. lol! In fact, I wore it two and a half days straight after this shoot because I was too lazy to take it off! It’s so good! Here are the links to all of the makeup I’m wearing in this post:

Please note that the mascara is not waterproof, but the eyeliner is.

Xo,

Kellie

Long Leopard Cardi + lots of exclusive discounts just for you!

Hey gals! Here are a few things going on this week for me, what are you up to?

Life lately:

My sister Katie (see her here) came to visit us this week and it was so nice to catch up a little. And she also played with the kids while I did the dishes & curled my hair! I’m such a great host! :/

Beckett brought home a cold from school so we all have been fighting that off and now Wellesley has it and it breaks my heart to hear her so congested.

Right now I’m cuddling Wellesley while Beckett reads a Thomas the Train book to Wolfgang… for the millionth time! lol

This week I’ve also been working on a few bridal bouquet paintings in collaboration with a few other bloggers! Click here to order your own custom painting!

What to know (great Christmas shopping ideas):

For most of us thinking about Christmas shopping starts right about now because we want to be prepared. But shopping can be really difficult when you’re shopping for someone who seemingly has everything she needs! So here are a few special discounts for you to a few stores with really cool and unique designs, whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else!

  • Shein, one of my favorite companies to work with is offering you guys 20% off of your fall/winter needs (or anything really) for being so supportive of this blog! They are also sponsoring this post so here’s the link to my sweater. For 20% off, use code: 4theclassyartist20
    • That makes the sweater just $21 and something you’ll be wearing every fall & winter for yearssss! And the thing I love most about them is you can find literally ANY STYLE for a good price, so whether you like classic or trendy clothes, they have you covered!
  • Lemon Drop Love is also offering you lovely girls 20% off with code: LEMON and I’m all about their new berry colored sweater that will be out soon (I’ll link it when it’s launched!!!)
    • Check out Friday’s post about LemonDropLove.co here! What I like about this online boutique is that everything is affordable, comfy, and adorable. Plus, the owner and her daughter, Danica, are literally the sweetest people you will ever meet.
  • I have the lovely opportunity to work the the genius Carolyn Hearn Designs jewelry this week and they are also having a special sale for you! Get 20% off of her unique jewelry designs. Use code: KW20 
    • I’ll post more about her lines soon, but for now you can always check out Carolyn Hearn Designs here!
    • I’m going to be hosting a giveaway of a bracelet box, the Connection Box, soon but these earrings would make a super unique Christmas gift too!!!!!

Now… let’s talk about this fun outfit!

Shoes: Espadrilles (on sale!!!) | Sweater: Shein | Similar bag: Chanel or Chanel style by Rebecca Minkoff | silky cami: j crew | Jeans: similar Calvin Klein | Monogram belt: MK Michael Kors | Watch: timex | Necklaces: Monogram options–> love from Anthro & Wolf & Badger

To see shoppable images of the items linked above, keep scrolling!! 



I would love to hear from you!

Xo,

Kellie

…fall ready in a flash…

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Shirt: Nordstrom Rack | Pants: Vero Moda | Booties: Justfab, similar here | Scarf: TjMaxx, similar from Asos for $10, another from Asos that has a plaid pattern, and plain white version here for under $20!

Hi ladies! Today I wanted to give you a little #OOTD inspiration for tomorrow using my favorite giant scarf for fall. For details on how to get this look scroll to the bottom!

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Shirt: Nordstrom Rack | Pants: Vero Moda | Booties: Justfab, similar here | Scarf: TjMaxx, similar from Asos for $10, another from Asos that has a plaid pattern, and plain white version here for under $20!

The following details might look like a lot written out, but they are actually really easy steps to follow!

1. The outfit: You can use whatever you have in your closet to get this look, but for best results your scarf and booties should have similar colors in them. Then add contrasting pants… this outfit would have looked really good with dark bluejeans if I had any clean ones at the moment. 😛

2. Accessories: When you’re done dressing, add your favorite stud earrings (choose a pair that match your lipstick, a color in the scarf, or a clear pair of diamond studs). Don’t wear dangling earrings or you’ll look like you’re trying too hard and they might catch on the scarf. Ouch!

Add some bracelets or a watch if you want.

3. Hair: It’s important that you wear your hair in a high ponytail or bun for a big scarf like this or else you lose some of the effect of its oversized hugeness. I like to start my buns by gathering my hair on the top of my head like I’m about to do a high pony, but instead of putting a hair band in right away, start twisting until the ends of the hair are wrapped around the base of the ponytail. Then add the hair band around the bun at its base. After that’s done you’ll have a floppy bun mess. If it looks bad, you’re on the right track! Fan the hair out and use hairpins to secure it on all sides. Let it be a little messy so it doesn’t look too harsh/grannyish.

4. Makeup: When doing my makeup I always like to add winged liner to the top lids and mascara to both top and bottom. I do add a little foundation and blush too, but don’t always add highlighter and contouring powder. I layered a barbie pink lipstick under a berry gloss and I love the fall approved results! Finally, since my bangs covered my brows, I also filled my brows in with powder. I think the overall effect looks better if I can see my brows through that fringe. 🙂

Are there any outfit or hair requests you would like to see me try? Let me know!

Xo,

Kellie