Sunday, October 14, 2012

A little bit of leather

I would say late summer I made the decision {and warned they hubby - grin}that I was going to get a leather jacket. I have several faux jacket, and I wear them to death. I've never found a real one that I've loved enough to make the splurge. I decided that it was going to be my mission this fall that I would either complete or die trying {dramatic much, I know}. After looking for a couple weeks {don't worry, I'm never one to complain about "necessary" shopping trips}, I found my jacket. I love it. 

If you don't have a light weight leather jacket, make the plunge. You won't be disappointed. I wear it everywhere with everything. 

It's paired great over fancy dresses {hello sequin dress from Vegas that I can't wear alone in Milwaukee}. Last Friday I wore it out with a simple pair of dark denim skinny jeans, a grey heather tank, and cute heels. You really can't go wrong. It's so effortless, and that's the key right?!


Dress: KLD Signature. Jacket: Michael Kors. Scarf: Forever21. Bracelets: JCrew, Anthro, La Vie Parisienne. Shoes: FAL CHI by Falchi. Sunnes: Rayban Clubmaster

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pinterest Fashion: Sparkle

When I can't sleep at night...I do what everyone else does...I go on my iPhone Pinterest app. Duh! {Grin}. It's bad. Sometimes I waste an hour laying there just thinking I will only pin one more thing. To the point that one some actually told me that maybe some day they could have as many pins as me. {Crap}. OK, So I don't have as many as some people have, but at the rate I'm going, I might be there quick. And it would be a lie to say I didn't get a kick seeing who from my boards :P 

Here are some of my latest additions. 

Check out all my boards on my Pinterest page. You too can enjoy my insomnia on Pinterest!

Sequins & studs.Love! effortlessly coolfall sparklechambray + sequins!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Purple Pleats and Peter Pan

I love Peter Pan collars, especially when they have studs, or jewels, or sequins on them...I think they might just be my new obsession! 

Top: Forever 21. Blazer: Tahari. Skirt: Everly. Heels: LC Lauren Conrad. Sunnies: Rayban. Handbag: Monogram LV Speedy 35. Bracelets: JCrew, Anthro, La Vie Parisian. Ring: Clara Beau.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Contest: Emi Jay Multi String Headbad

OK, it's definitely contest time...

Back in May, I fell in love with elastic hair ties...I begged my Mom to bring them into her boutique {@tresbelleboutique}...OK, yes, I'm notorious for asking her to bring in lines so I can get them easier, cheaper, and see the lines before everyone else...sue me, I might have a slight agenda. :P

Recently, one of my favorites, EmiJay {check out there article from Oprah here}, launched a new line of head bands, and let me tell you, I'm pretty pumped about them. You can wear this head band a bracelet, necklace and headband in a ton of different ways.

Beaded Besties w/ Emi Jay Headbands from Hairdresser On Fire on Vimeo.

Here if your chance to win a headband of your own c/o @tresbelleboutique.

How to enter:
1. Become a Google Follower
2. "Like" Belle époque on Facebook
3. Follow me on Twitter
4. Follow on Pinterest
5. Follow on Bloglovin
6. Blog about our contest - 5 entries

Receive an entry (or more) for each of the following and leave a comment stating that you did. The winner will be chosen at random on Friday, September 7th.

So what are you waiting for!? I'm wearing mine to Vegas in 5 weeks {it's not like I'm counting down to my girls trip or anything right?!}

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Blues

Happy Labor Day everyone! 

I have to say, I really love these 3 day weekends. I think they should be every week :P

To finish off my Chambray Shirt how to, I have one last post before I retire my light chambray and actively search for a darker version for the fall season. 

I have to say, the minute September rolls around, all I can think about are boots {which I'm finding my calfs are too thick for - wtf?!}, sweaters - I can't believe I'm saying this...ask me again in a few months...when I'm nose deep in them at work {grin}, scarves, leather jackets {sigh}. This is the hardest time of the year for me to dress. I'm sick of my summer clothes, it's still too hot to wear fall clothes without dying of, yeah, time to put on my creative hat and see what I can come up with. 

I've already checked a few major items off my fall must have list...short boots, leather jacket, new sunglasses, I was a bad girl at Macy's last week when left unsupervised. But hey, it was a good sale! Maybe all the shopping and the increasingly long list of on order items at @tresbelleboutique will help me pull something together. 

Be sure to check back tomorrow, I will be posting a giveaway contest! 


Top: Forever 21 {Similar here}. Tank: H&M. Shorts: Survival.  Bracelets: JCrew, vintage, La Vie Parisian. Bag: Tory Burch. Fedora: Similar Here. Ring: Jared.  Shoes: Nine West.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


So...I just bought new Rayban Clubmaster sunnies...I'm pretty sure I love them, and my hubby hates them. {grin}. I think he's just jealous. 

Here are some looks I'm loving with these new shades. What do you think, love or hate them?!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Chambray Shirt

I'm pretty sure I love chambray. I'm not sure how I ever lived without it. It seriously works with everything. Denim, printed bottoms, colored bottoms, skirts...{sigh} Buttoned, open, tied, tucked in...OK, I think you all get the point, but how was I ever a doubter!? I found this great "How To" to answer all of your chambray needs and questions.  

You can also check out previous chambray posts from me here and here.

So if you don't have one, get one, join the cool crowd already! Gosh! 


Top: Forever21  (Similar here). Tank: Kohl's Sonoma. Skirt: Pink Martini. Sunnies: Rayban Wayfarer. Shoes: Calvin Klein . Bracelets: Vintage, JCrew. Ring: La Vie Parisian. Necklace: Vintage.