Closet Favorites

Hello!
I’m rounding up three of my current favorites from my closet on Baltimore Belle today!
H&M Fine Knit Sweater: It’s so soft, perfect for spring and only $19.99!
Tiny Tassel St. Margaret Earrings: I bought these during my trip to Charleston last summer. These earrings go with anything!
I love searching for designer dupes! If you would like to see more dupe finds make sure to comment below!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Xoxo,
Mia

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2018 Valentine/Galentine Guide

Hey there Baltimore Belle fam and friends!
Valentine’s Day, aka Single Awareness Day and Wasting Money Day is in four days- Ugh!
I’m kidding…sorta.
I’m on the fence about Valentine’s Day.  I wouldn’t turn down a day to make my boyfriend feel special or loved, but I’m also not going to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a made up holiday. Nonetheless, Kevin and I will celebrate it in our own way. This year, I made a very simple request for Valentine’s Day, Chick-fil-A! I loveeee me some CFA!

 

I made a guide, if you’re still in the search for gift or date ideas for your significant other or Galentine. I found great gifts for UNDER $50, a list of Vday/Galentine’s Day events and I included two of my favorite eating spots!

 

Men’s Gift Ideas

 

Women’s/Galentine’s Gift Ideas

 

Gifts ideas for yourself, side pieces (kidding!), or anyone else

Note: Some gifts are over $50

 

 Events

Favorite Eats

  • Diablo Doughnuts in Fells Point is my all time favorite spot for a sugar high! Gourmet doughnuts would make the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. Diablo Doughnuts are currently running a Valentine’s Day special. You can pre-order and pre-pay your Valentine’s day order, of six doughnuts for $16! Their doughnuts are HUGE and very filling, it takes me forever to just finish one, so take advantage of this deal!

 

  • The Elephant in Mt. Vernon, formerly the Brass Elephant has everything; history, a fun atmosphere, impeccable food, amazing drinks, knowledgeable staff and some nights they have live music! The restaurant has a casual and elegant ambiance, without that snobby-ish vibe you may get at other fine dining restaurants. The interior decor is one of my favorite things about The Elephant. The stained glass in the building is made of Tiffany, yes THAT Tiffany! Every time I visit, I always learn something new about the place. The restaurant is filled with so much history, it was originally a mansion in the 1850’s and a furniture store. They offer various foods, such as seafood, chicken, and meats. If you like trying new things, give their drink menu a try. Their selection is a mix of the usual and their signature drinks will soon become your favorite! My current favorites are the Tiffany martini and the Lockwood. One last thing I must mention, their staff is professional, friendly and filled with so much knowledge. I don’t know if a history exam is part of the application process, but the amount of history and detail of every aspect of the establishment is impressive! Whenever Kevin and I stop by, we eat and drink at the bar and our usual bartender is Chris. Chris always gives us the full experience. Watching Chris make drinks, is like watching a tv show. Chris will explain what he puts in each drink step-by-step, spit out random facts about the restaurant and shares a corny joke or two, which are so corny, there’s no way you can not laugh at them. If you are looking for a fun place to enjoy with your Valentine of Galentine, make a stop at The Elephant!

This blog post was once again, way longer than I expected. I hope you found this guide helpful and enjoy your Valentine’s/Galentine’s or Anti-Valentine’s day anyway you choose to celebrate it!

Xoxo,

Mia

 

A special message for you & my spring wish list

First things first…

Many, many thanks to everyone that read my blog post last week! I received such a great response, and read so many of your sweet and encouraging messages!

Now, that I have opened up to all of you, I’ve become a bit more comfortable about posting online. This may sound so small and stupid, but over the weekend, I decided on a whim to post a video of my beauty haul on IG stories. I HATE my voice, but I didn’t let it stop me, and you all gave me great feedback on it! I had fun doing it and I’m looking forward to making more videos. Thank you again for supporting me! Sending you all virtual hugs!

Trend to Try: The Kimono

Kimonos have been pretty popular the past few years and this year, kimonos are making bigger statements with their versatile styles. They are so easy to style and make the perfect statement piece. Lately, whenever the weather gods want to give Baltimore a temperature above 50, I like to bring out my favorite kimono from Anthropologie. * If you remember, this kimono is from my Anthropologie Fitting Session. I was able to snag this on clearance, last month!

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My kimono is sold out, but I found a very similar one from Forever 21 here.

If you’re in the search of a good kimono, I found a few great ones below!

Screw Phil!

We all know that stupid rodent, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter.  I don’t know about you, but Phil does not exist to me. I’m sick of winter and moving forward into spring- mentally at least! To get me in the spring mode, I put together a small spring wish list.

 

Let’s hope, Phil is wrong and spring arrives sooner rather than later! Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for taking the time to read my post!

Xoxo,

Mia

GIFTS UNDER $50: MEN’S AND WOMEN’S LAST MINUTE GIFT GUIDE

Hola!
We are less than a week away from Christmas! Eek!!!
I made a mini men’s and women’s gift guide to help out any last minute shoppers. What’s great about this gift guide, is that everything is under $50!
Happy shopping!
Xoxo,
Mia
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WOMEN’S LAST MINUTE GIFT GUIDE

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MEN’S LAST MINUTE GIFT GUIDE

MEN’S GIFT GUIDE 2017

Hey there!

Thanks for the feedback on my women’s gift guide last week!

It’s the men’s turn this week! I set up the guide in the same format as my women’s gift guide. I added low price alternatives and discount codes. There are several gift ideas for your boyfriend/husband, brothers, dad, etc. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions on any of the items on the list, or just to say hi!

I’m going to brave the toy stores this weekend and start Christmas shopping for my nephew. He’s almost 2 and all he wants are trains and cars. Pray for me as I take on Toys R’ Us.

Enjoy your weekend!

Xoxo,

Mia

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

MEN’S GIFT GUIDE 2017

GIFTS FOR THE SPORTS FAN

GIFTS FOR THE TECH FAN

GIFTS FOR THE BALTIMORE BOH

GIFTS FOR THE BUSINESSMAN

MEN’S LUXURY GIFTS

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Tom Ford Ernesto Sunglasses

GIFTS FOR THE ENTERTAINER

GIFTS FOR THE WORLD TRAVELER

GIFTS FOR THE STYLE ICON

FITNESS GIFTS

RANDOM GIFTS

Feelin’ Fancy in Faux Fur

Hello my lovely Baltimore Belle followers!

Today, I’m featuring an affordable outfit that you can put together for any holiday events you will be attending this season!

My dress and vest are no longer available, SORRY! But I did all the homework for you and found similar fashionable finds, all for under $100!
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FAUX FUR VESTS FOR UNDER $50

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Outfit Details

Dress: Zara from last year /// Very similar one here.

Earrings:Baublebar /// Similar pair here.

Faux Fur Vest: Sold out /// Similar one here.

FAUX FUR VESTS FOR UNDER $100

This item doesn’t fit in my faux fur vest category, but It’s too gorgeous not to share! I also found a great dupe from Forever21.

GREEN LACE DRESSES FOR UNDER $100

Las Vegas Shooting: How to Help

Hello wonderful people!

Today’s blog post was going to be about my trip to NYC. But I nixed that idea, after hearing about the events in Vegas. It would be inappropriate for me to post “Hey! check out the outfits I wore in Brooklyn.” I’m in no mood to talk about fashion. I’m still stunned that 500+ people have been injured and as of this writing, 59 are dead.
 
A GoFundMe page has been set up by Nevada official, Steve Sisolak. If you would like to help those impacted by the Vegas shooting, you may donate here
 
Tina Frost, a young woman from Maryland is among the shooting victims. Below is an update on Tina’s condition from her mother.
 
“Tina is out of surgery and her vitals are stable. They removed her right eye, where the bullet was lodged, and there is an implant there now to keep the space open. She has sight in her left eye but will never see from the right again. They took out a bone from her forehead to allow the brain room to swell, that will stay out for a few months. She’s in a coma and on a ventilator, she cannot breathe on her own. She’s critically stable in ICU for at least a week. Over the next few days, they’re going to see how she responds to simulation, but until then, we won’t know how bad the brain damage is.”
 
 I do not know Tina personally, but she’s a local girl. If you would like to help Tina, donate or share her GoFundMe page here.
 
If you are unable to donate, there’s other ways you can make our world a better place. Pass kindness around its FREE!
 
Have a safe and awesome week!
 
Xoxo,
Mia