Where the Wild Things Are


The boys and I snuck out of the house early on this weekend morning so that we could surprise Mr.B with an extra hour (or two) of sleep. It was overcast, a thick layer of dreary gray hanging over our heads. Sometimes I like beach days better this way, bereft of the harsh sun beating down on our heads. The crispness of the salt air that enveloped us was almost tangible. The beach remained desolate outside of a few other early birds walking their dogs. Holden insisted on wearing his Max costume from the book, Where the Wild Things Are, something warm and cozy he said, despite the fact that we were going to the beach, and I didn't mind. Watching a child's imagination come alive, from the simple act of putting on a costume, is one of my favorite things about motherhood. Holden's vivid and colorful thoughts were a stark contrast to the drab and bleak horizon that morning and I couldn't help but document it.



IMG_6771-1^^^Always, always running.

IMG_6775-1^^^Do you see that smile?

FullSizeRender (4)^^^A few iphone shots...not nearly as magical...but I couldn't help but include them.

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I'll eat you up I love you so



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.