Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Musings

1. How perfect is this list of good things?

2. Want to break news of your engagement in a cute, fun, and different way? We love this idea from Martha Stewart of creating your own fake newspaper! See the rest of the slideshow for other ideas on how to make your wedding unique.
 3. Newest obsession: Wantworthy. This website (and app) saves all of your favorite items in one place when you shop online. You even have the option to sort your favorite items by store and category. This has taken gift lists to a whole new level! The visual list will also make it much easier for your boyfriend/fiancé/husband to actually purchase the correct item :) 
4.  Fall decorating is upon us and my new favorite things is the Porcelain doll pumpkin. It's the perfect shade of peach for any doorstep.
5. With Paris fashion week having just ended we've got the City of Lights on our mind. And nothing beats a Parisian honeymoon in our eyes! Here's a list of 10 reasons to honeymoon in Paris

Have a fabulous weekend!

Xo - The Belles

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wedding Wednesday

On this WEDnesday we wanted to share something we "like..." Grey Likes Weddings.

This blog is a social network just for brides! Use it for inspiration, guidance, or just for fun. Summer Watkins (the face behind the blog) aim's to "acknowledge that weddings are one of the few remaining reasons women circle together—a bride and her maids to reconnect, spend actual time together, and contribute to each others’ lives in a real and meaningful way."


They strive to go beyond just an inspiration blog and deepen connections of women everywhere! Whether you're the bride, bridesmaid, or even just a lover of weddings, they hope to create a community of  women who share their own personal experiences with one another.

Here's just a few pictures from an Ombre wedding that we absolutely love! Head over to the blog for more pictures and inspiration!

"The Ladies Society of Matrimonial Finery brings us together as we celebrate weddings. May it also be a cause for connection." - Summer Watkins

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fashion Police, Belle Style

Last night marked the 65th edition of Television's biggest night: the Emmys! While the true meaning of the award show is to see which of your favorite shows and characters are honored for their hard work... lets be honest, the best part is the pre-show red carpet! Whether or not the stars won an award, they sure did look beautiful! And as always, the Belles have chosen their favorites. Some picks are designed by our favorite wedding dress designers as well! Did one of us choose your favorite?

Christine's Favorite:

Claire Danes
in Armani Prive
Chelsea's Favorite:
January Jones
in Givenchy

Alia's Favorite:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
in Monique Lhuillier

Mimi & Victoria's Favorite:

Allison Williams
in Ralph Lauren
Natalie's Favorite:
Elisabeth Moss
in Andrew Gn

Valerie's Favorite:

Kerry Washington
in Marchesa

Caroline's Favorite:
Laura Dern
in Naeem Kahn
Jordan's Favorite
Giuliana Rancic
in Tadashi Shoji and Mikael D


Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Musings

Happy Friday everyone. Today marks the first of many "Friday Musings." Starting today, the Belles will be starting a weekly Friday blog full of our current obsessions. This is what's on our mind on this rainy day!

1. Loving these Loren Hope earrings that would make the perfect bridesmaids' gifts! And as an added bonus they come in so many fun colors!
2. These chantilly lace BHLDN booties are perfect for the fall bride with a vintage flair!
3. This is a must for every bride who can't wait to show off her new monogram on her honeymoon. Perfect idea for a cute but practical carry-on.
4. Wise words from our favorite funny (smart) lady, Amy Poehler. Just because...
5. We really love the idea of wearing one color head to toe. So monochromatic chic and the perfect new trend for fall!

Have a great weekend!!

xo The Belles

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Trunk Show!!

Calling all mothers of the bride and  groom! Save the date- Wednesday, October 9, 2013 for a Pamella Roland trunk show and fashion show at Elizabeth Anthony | Ester Wolf in Uptown Park. You will have a chance to meet some of Houston's finest wedding vendors while shopping for that perfect dress!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Now that we are nearly halfway through September, fall is just around the corner! Although it's still 90 degrees outside, the Belle's are gearing up for one of our favorite seasons! Here are our top 10 reasons to say "Fallelujah!"

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte, of course! This needs no further explanation.

2. Football, football, football! From Friday night lights, to College Gameday, to tailgating on Sundays, we sure are glad football season is here!

3. Fall shows. Nashville, Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, the list goes on. And on.

4. Fall Fashion. What's cozier than an oversized sweater, leggings, and boots?

5. Speaking of boots, they deserve a shout out of their own!


6. Cooler weather...hopefully! We can't wait to curl up on the couch with a PSL and a fire while we enjoy the return of fall shows. (in our oversized sweater)

7. Fall décor. Have you looked at Pinterest lately? We cannot wait to try out all their adorable DIY projects to ready our homes for the holiday season!

8. Fall recipes. From warm soups and chili, to pumpkin pies and everything apple, we are hungry just thinking about it!


9. Fall marks the beginning of the holiday season and we couldn't be more excited!

10. We saved the best for last... fall weddings! Stay tuned for our next post for some fall wedding inspiration!

What is your favorite thing about fall?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Happy Fashion Week

Happy Thursday everyone! And what makes this Thursday extra special... FASHION WEEK! Starting today through September 12th New York is taken over by all things fashion. From celebrities to amazing new trends, what's not to love?

BCBG started out fashion week today with this beautiful flowy look we love!  

 This packed crowd was eager for fashion and fun at the BCBG show this morning! Be sure to follow @mbfashionweek on Instagram to stay up to date with all the looks going down the runway this year.
Check out today's line up of fabulous designers. For a complete schedule and live viewing of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week go to
What shows are you most excited for this year?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Belle's Bags III

With the third look into the Belle's bags we get to learn a little more about Alia and Mimi. Take a look inside to see how they conquer the event world with style!

Alia's Contents
"My big blue leather tote sometimes becomes a bottomless pit, but I love it because I can drop anything quickly and easily in there!  I sometimes dress it up with a silk scarf.  I always have a Zone bar on hand - these especially come in handy on days of back-to-back meetings!  My hot pink leather russell+hazel pencil case that a dear client gave me, I've turned into a wallet with a mywalit Italian leather credit card case - It's sleek and easy. You can also always find my Belle business cards, a tape measure, pen, nail file, and a black pouch of safety pins and bobby pins for last minute wedding day needs.  I also take everywhere with me my tattered yet beloved pocket prayer book from when I was about 13, mints, lip gloss, and a very light sweater to slip on in cold meetings or on my grocery store runs on the way home."

Mimi's Contents
"1. Tory Burch wallet
2. Hand Sanitizer - use all the time!
3. Oil blotting sheets - essential during the hot summer!
4. Ray Ban aviators sunglasses
5. Sugar lip balm in coral
5. Card holder with Belle of the Ball cards
6. Trident original flavor gum - the only flavor that doesn't make me feel queasy during these early pregnancy months.
7. Tide spot cleaner - I always end up getting something on my clothes and this gets its out.
8. Smith's Rosebud Salve - the BEST lip gloss ever!"