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.



I can't tell you how long I have been waiting for this day! Today is the official launch of Bel & Beau skirts, a collection of full, gathered skirts for women and girls.

For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of designing clothing, but it wasn't ever something I thought that I would be doing. With some encouragement from my incredibly talented and successful friend, Stacie, I decided to pursue this dream of mine and with her help, I created my very first sample skirt (Stacie really is to blame for this whole thing).  Thanks to the incredible support and encouragement from all of you, I moved forward with curating a small collection of select colors and styles and today, I am so excited to share that they are officially available for purchase.

Bel & Beau skirts are the day-to-night look this season and are perfect for the upcoming holidays.  Keep it casual by pairing it with a fun sweater and ankle boots or dress it up with a lace crop top and heels.

I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!  You can head here to purchase the perfect piece for your upcoming holiday party, check out different ways to style a Bel & Beau skirt here, and get sizing and care information here.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at isobel {at} belandbeau {dot} com.  I'll be sharing a little more background on the shop and the collection on the blog over the next couple of days,so stay tuned!