Daylight Savings

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Bel wears ::  Splendid tee // Bel & Beau Mrs. Maxi 

beau wears :: So Little, So Hip Bird Suspenders // Mini Mioche Jeans

These were taken on that very first day of daylight savings where we used that extra hour of sunlight to explore one of the missions in San Diego. It's funny how that extra bit of sunlight in the evening time can completely change my mood. Turning that clock back means so much -  longer and longer stretches of sunlight in the evenings, warmer weather,  and more post-nap adventures...summer can never come soon enough.

Playing Mama to Two

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I shared one of these photos on Instagram last week and loved it so much I wanted to add it here as well (even if each kid is making a silly face in either photo). These were taken on an afternoon where we were lucky enough to babysit my niece and I was able to experience life as a mom to two...except that my niece is the easiest baby ever, so she pretty much induced full-on baby fever into our little family of three, particularly into Holden who seems to be completely smitten with babies at the moment. It is so amazing to watch Holden interact with his little cousin - fawning over her, tickling her toes, kissing her cheeks, and playing ever so gently with her.  His sweet demeanor never ceases to amaze me.  After a peaceful, playful,and joy-filled afternoon playing mama to two, I'm starting to think I could get used to this ;)

Holden and baby Kenley are both wearing pieces by the gorgeous children's accessory shop, Henny & Coco.  Holden wears the Black Beaded Toddler Tassel Necklace and baby Kenley wears the Teal Leather Hair Bow.


streetstyle11413-web I came across this image today and can't quite get this ensemble out of my head.  Thinking that the cropped blazer-lace top-full skirt-white pump combo will be a wardrobe staple this spring....simple, stylish, classic.

SHOP THE LOOK :: 1. Pale Blue Cropped Blazer // 2. Lace Button-Up Blouse // 3. Black High-Waisted Midi Skirt // 4. Box Clutch // 5. White Studded Pumps 


Glitter Guide Shoot at Hotel Zetta

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photos :: Dustin Benesch // skirts :: Bel & Beau

A few months ago, I stayed at the gorgeous Hotel Zetta for A Girl About Town Feature on the Glitter Guide and thought I'd share a few pictures from the shoot.  The hotel was a quiet oasis in the center of the city, and the hubby and I enjoyed our quick little weekend getaway.  I usually like to have the little man in photos with me (so I'm not the center of attention) and felt a little silly at times as we snapped shots around the hotel, but it was fun pretending to play model for the day.

#ElegantErrands with Bel & Beau Skirts & Lilla P

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photography: by amy lynn photography 

Bel wears: Lila P. cashmere cardigan c/o, Bel & Beau Black Tulle Skirt (coming March), Ivanka Trump suede booties c/o

Beau wears: Carmel Baby & Child c/o Fawn Shoppe, Gap striped shirt, Zara jeans, Freshly Picked Moccasins c/o

We didn't give Holden any sugar for a long time (we would say that candy was yucky and he just agreed with us), but now that he's a little older we allow him to indulge in something sweet every once and a while.  Mr. B has a slight addiction to chocolate (I literally can not keep ice cream in the house for longer than a day) and the first time Holden ever had chocolate ice cream, we knew by his reaction that the chocolate-loving gene had been passed down to him :)

I don't have the biggest sweet tooth, but there are times that I just can't help treating us to an afternoon at an ice cream parlor or cupcake shop, especially after the little man fell and cracked his forehead open (you can still see the glue on his forehead in these pictures). San Francisco is littered with quaint cupcake shops and bakeries, but I was hard pressed to find any near our new house until Holden and I stumbled upon Heavenly Cupcake in downtown San Diego.  With rows and rows of decadent cupcakes in every flavor imaginable, this was the perfect spot to introduce Holden to the world of cupcakes, and if you can't tell by the pictures, he was pretty happy with the experience.  I bought one to share between the two of us and somehow I barely got a taste.


This post is part of my #ElegantErrands series with Lady and Prince.  To find out more about #ElegantErrands and how you can get involved, read more in this post.

Valentine's Giveaway // Collaboration with {Re}cycled Consign & Design

Today, I am so excited to finally be able to share with you a few projects that I have been working on over the past couple of months, including two new items in the shop and a big Valentine's giveaway. red-skirt

My first announcement is my t-shirt collaboration with Amanda of {Re}cycled Consign & Design.  Amanda owns the cutest online shop (and brick and mortar store in Utah) with some gorgeous womenswear designs and interior pieces.  We met over instagram and became instant friends. Amanda is incredibly creative and such a great source of inspiration so if you're not following Amanda already, you can get to know her a little better here!

A few months ago, Amanda and I began collaborating on a custom tee design that is perfect for ladies everywhere.  The tee is the very softest and fits perfect in all the right places. Our hand draw design is one of a kind, a simple Lady! The logo represents inspiring women everywhere! Simple, but speaks volumes about you strong noteworthy ladies.

The next announcement is the new limited edition Bel & Beau "Ms." Midi Skirt in a bright & vibrant red that I added to the shop just in time for Valentine's Day.  Place an order through Monday, February 10th for guaranteed delivery before Valentine's Day.




And lastly, what better way to kick off the month of love and the celebration of women everywhere than with a huge GIVEAWAY. Amanda and I are teaming up to bring you three items for Valentine's Day including a Bel & Beau "Ms." Midi Skirt in Valentine's Red, a lady tee to go with it, and $100 to {Re}Cycled Consign & Design!  You read that right…all three of these fabulous items just in time for Valentines Day!!


To enter, follow Amanda @recycleddesign and myself  @Belandbeau on instagram…repost a favorite image with pink or red and use the hashtag #valantinelady for us to see.  At the end of the giveaway, we will pick our favorite valentine's picture.  The giveaway ends Sunday at Midnight and the winner will be drawn Monday morning.