Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Musings

1. So this quiz definitely was the talk at our holiday tables. So interesting! Some of the words we had never even heard before! Find out where you are from based on how you talk! "Y'all" might be the biggest giveaway ever...

2. In case you didn't get to eat everything you wanted this holiday, this website has literally EVERY FOOD you could ever want. Food from all over the US can be shipped right to your door! Cronuts? Check! Of course you might have to wait in "online line" for hours.

3. Kate Spade scarves this season... man she did good. They are all so cute, and perfectly light weight so they can transition right into Spring!

4. Ringing in 2014 with champagne? Love this list of ten different champagne cocktails. Try every last one of them, after all it is New Years!

5. Everything about this little balloon post is perfect for a NYE party! A confetti balloon bar? Yes please. And these balloon drink stirrers are too cute. Even if it's just for the Instagram, you can't pass on those balloon stirrers!

Xoxo - the belles!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday Musings

1. Love the chalkboard trend but don't have the time (or the handwriting) to make your own? We love this chalkboard printout for the holidays!

2. How amazing and creative are these giant ornaments made from balloons?!? Would be super cute in a stylized Christmas photo shoot.

3. Love these festive, but different place cards for Christmas dinner. Subtle yet still have some holiday spirit to them!

4. How perfect is this chalkboard sign for a holiday bar? Get it... spirits? We love it too. 

5. In charge of cookies for the family dessert? Why not do something a little different? Melted snowman cookies! They're sort of perfect for Houston holiday weather.

6. We had to end musings with this gorgeous winter wedding shot. The snow... the dress... the little winter cape... 

xoxo - the belles

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Musings

1. It's Friday and it's December. What better way to start this list than with pretty cocktails?! We love both of these. And the second one is such a great alternative to a Bloody Mary after a late night of drinking.
2. How simply elegant is this wedding? And the monogram on the table runner?! We just love this look!

3. How amazing does this dip look? I can only imagine how good it smells and tastes when cooking! Bacon, carmelized onions and gruyere cheese. Yum! What a great and different dip for all of the upcoming holiday parties!

4. Anything with Brie is just amazing. But this, this is so much more. Brie, bacon, annnnd beer? I will take five please. 

5. Still not sure what to ask for for Christmas. Well we may have found you a winner. This bag is just plain pretty. And who wouldn't want a gorgeous new bag?
6. Just in case you are in need of a little holiday cheer...
Find the complete list of movie showings here!
Have a wonderful wonderful weekend! xoxo-the belles

Friday, December 6, 2013

Ode to Victoria

Sadly here at Belle it's our Fall intern, Victoria's last day as a Belle. So instead of our usual Friday Musings we are mixing it up in honor of her time here! An ode to Victoria...
1. What is your favorite type of wedding dress?
Anything lace with a fun element!

2. What is your favorite famous wedding?
Obsessed with anything royal, so it would have to be Will & Kate's!
3. Who is your dream client?
Taylor Swift... she may be a repeat client ;)
4. Where in the world would you most like to plan an event?
St. Thomas
5. What is your favorite style of wedding?
I love when weddings reflect the couple and when their personalities shine through. For me I love soft colors and tons of flowers!

6. What was your favorite thing about your internship?
Getting to know and work with all of the Belles! Everyone is so fun and creative that it barely felt like work.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Part I

Having a tough time with the holidays this year... or every year? Be the best gift giver this year with some help from the Belles. See what we're giving this year...

Natalie's Gift Guide:
1. This personalized tote bag is great for just about anything!

2.  This I love you bangle from C. Wonder. A great piece to layer with existing bracelets.

3. A perfect gift for a hostess along with a bottle of champagne:

4. A Cire Trudon candle---my favorite!

5. Anything from this website! I recently purchased a pillow for my Mom from here and she loves it!
Chelsea's Gift Guide:
1. The High Tea Collection Nail Polish set by Butter London

2. Tory Burch Robinson Zip Jewelry Case

3. J Crew Golden Fringe Statement Necklace
5. Gap Leather Envelope Clutch
Mimi's Gift Guide:
1. Kate Spade Saturday Custom Weekender Bag 


5. Francescas Boutiques for great gifts and cute outfits! 
Jordan's Gift Guide:
1. Ugg loungewear. So soft and cozy!
2. Love these fun and unique coasters from Anthropologie. They come in so many fun colors too!
3. Bobbi Brown always has the most amazing makeup sets right around the holidays. I give this as a gift nearly every year!
4. These statement earrings from Kendra Scott are amazing. I might be gifting these to myself.
5. Dogs need presents too. Anything from Harry Barker will make any pup happy!
Stayed tuned for Part II with more gift ideas!
xoxo ~ the belles

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Musings

1. Such a fun gift for the new year! Cards for every holiday, season, and/or event you could imagine!
 2. Love this star lock pendant necklace. Would be a cute gift for a groom to give his bride with a note tucked inside. So special, unique, and thoughtful!

3. Gorgeous and fun notebook from Made by Girl! Browse their whole site for fun stationary and more. Can we have one of everything please?

4. Karl Lagerfeld debuting his Coco Chanel short film in Dallas on December 10th? Road trip please. Read all about the movie and more. He also mentions Houstonian Lynn Wyatt is THE American girl!

5. Seen the Belles out and about? Then you know we love to rock red lipstick. We love this shade and new line from Top Shop. Plus we're suckers for that cute lipstick tube.

6. This monogram jewelry box is a must. Such cute way to store jewelry on top of any counter.

Enjoy this fabulous weather all weekend!
xoxo- the belles