Allow me to introduce to you one of my new favorite boutiques, Belle & Co, out of Wilson, NC. While I look forward to the day I get to walk into their adorable doors and shop in person, lucky for all of us, they have a fabulous Instagram account and shopping website . While it is a new-to-me boutique, Belle and Co. has been around since 2004. They call themselves a “stylish affordable fashion boutique” and I couldn’t agree more. Like the pillow says, “I’m not a regular mom. I’m a cool mom.” Belle & Co. has quickly become one of my go-to shopping spots.
I love the story behind Belle & Co, because, as my kiddos would yell “CONNECTION”- ha. It’s a real God thing for owner Staci Stone. As she said:
“My youngest child was in her last year of preschool and I turn to my husband halfway through the year knowing I didn’t want to stay at home while all kids were in school and said “ I want a flexible schedule and wish I could shop for a living because that’s the only thing I really love to do LOL” a few months later the starter and then owner of Belle reached out to me and asked if I would like to buy the store I literally got chills when I read it and I just knew this was it, the answer to my prayer. When I get frustrated I go back to that moment I remember the peace that I had when I read the message and know God with me in this. It might sound silly for God to be all up in a boutique but it has grown me so much. I have 2 women that work with me and they have prayed over me, believed in me and have honestly have in my counselors the young ladies that have worked with me I have grown to love and been able to pour into their life’s without belle I would have never had the opportunity.”
Now, let’s start with a few of the tops I fell in love with. These 4 are perfect for this transitional season and honestly, I will be wearing them year-round. I, obviously, love them styled with cut-offs and sneakers but feel like they can easily be paired with black or white jeans and even a fabulous pair of dress pants.
Next up —> dresses!
You know I am a sucker for a versatile dress that can be worn across seasons and to various events. All of the dresses I am about to show you look adorable paired with sandals, booties, and even sneakers. Be sure to check out my Instagram stories today to see a dress/sneaker combo you will die over!
The drop waist of this first dress had me drooling, and my mom and sister (who were there for my try-on) were as well!
I do love a tiered a-line swing silhouette, so it’s no surprise these next 2 were hits.
Now, when I say versatile, I mean it. This dress can be styled 3 ways depending on occasion or preference- no belt, high belt, lower belt. Which is your favorite?
Be sure to check out Belle & Co to stock up on a few fall transition pieces. Use code MIXANDMATCHMADNESS when you checkout to get 15% off your order through September 5!
I’d love to hear if shopping small is important to you, so leave a comment and let me know? I know I love supporting other women in business, so feel free to let me know your favorite small businesses to support!