suedes of grey

November 25, 2014

Grey Suede Shoes (similar here) and Cross-body bag - c/o Bishop Boutique 

I've always had the hardest time choosing accessories, and developed a habit of letting my co-blogging sister choose these complementary pieces for me, as she has a better eye for them.  However, since starting Stylesmiths, I have had the opportunity to learn about new brands and boutiques and being able to see these accouterments first-hand has improved my selection abilities.  I hate compromising between style and comfort, and thought that it had to be a zero-sum game.  However, I now know that does not have to be the case, thanks to these lovely suedes of grey.

x Kell


October 24, 2014

Photography by Julien Garmen

We've always loved exploring previously un-ventured places, meeting new friends, and discovering the unique.  Last Friday, we had the opportunity to do all of the above in our own backyard.  Our friends at SpicyCandyDC and Neuprofile threw an action-packed evening for the first ever Old Town Blogger Crawl: a night filled with wandering around stores in a cute historic waterfront neighborhood near the nation's Capitol.  We loved the opportunity to learn about and support local businesses and entrepreneurs!  For the event, we teamed up with Bishop Boutique - they have the most amazing curation of drool-worthy women's shoes and accessories in a shop that looks like a dream closet and has you feeling like you never want to leave. The fact that they carry one of our favorite brands, London-based L.K. Bennett, as well as many new designer labels to try may have played into that feeling. Kelly, the owner at Bishop Boutique, is the sweetest and has a great eye.

x Steph & Kell


October 21, 2014

Belabumbum Ruffle Chemise

These were snapped while lounging around the house one Saturday morning- doing what I do every weekend- snuggle with the baby! We also sported some matching bedhead, but hey, it was the weekend! I figured the messy coifs could be excusable since I was wearing my pretty new ruffle chemise from DC-based Belabumbum! This maternity/nursing line has quickly become one of my favorites- I wish I had known about them while I was pregnant but lucky for me, they also have gorgeous nursingwear! Seriously, most of the nursingwear I've found up to this point has been all function and no form. Needless to say, I'm obsessed with my new nursing-friendly chemise. I love the eggplant color and the material is so soft- perfect for my leisurely Saturday morning baby cuddles!

x Steph

 And as expected with any photoshoot involving babies, we had SO many funny outtakes.
Here is my favorite with my little raspberry-blowing enthusiast.

madewell x stylesmiths

September 24, 2014

We're hosting an event at Madewell in Montgomery Mall this Sunday, 9/28 from 10AM-Noon to celebrate their latest fall arrivals! Come by and enjoy some brunch bites and sips, and get a special gift with purchase!

 ALSO, Madewell is teaming up with Blue Jeans Go Green to recycle your old jeans and turn them into housing insulation for those in need! Bring in an old pair of denim and Madewell will give you $20 off a new pair! Philanthrophic shopping at its best!

 Hope to see you Sunday!

 x Kell + Steph

postcards from dewey

September 23, 2014

Yumi Kim Romper -- Aldo Shoes -- BCBG Clutch (similar here and here)

Apologies for the gaps between posts lately!  We have a few things in the works, and look forward to sharing them with you soon!  These snaps were taken over Labor Day weekend at Dewey Beach in Delaware.  I mean, is there a better way to celebrate the end of summer than by wearing a romper uniform during the few warm days left?  

x Kell