// Morganite

Morganite - KaelahBee.com - Outfit of the Day
This outfit instantly reminded me of my engagement ring, hence the title. It's pretty safe to say my engagement ring is by far my most treasured possession (Nevermind the fact that it's actually my second engagement ring... the other one that I totally ruined became a [very sentimental] keychain. ha!) I think morganite and rose gold is the absolute perfect combination and I get giddy every time I look at mine. The soft pink and chiffon coupled with the rose gold belt and crocheted jacket is basically a dream outfit. You can't tell by these pictures, but it was actually 31 degrees, sleeting, and basically dark when these photos were snapped. Mike and I ran out to do some Christmas shopping and I forgot to bring an actual coat... so I ran around for hours just wearing this jacket. Now, this jacket is amazing. It's so so beautiful. But it's not exactly suitable for 30 degree temps haha Mike calls it a "doily with sleeves" which I guess is appropriate... but I love it so much. I wish I would've sized down to a medium because it fits pretty boxy in the waist, but it's worth it! (If you snag one of your own, go down one size! They're generous!) I can't help but think I'm going to snag it on something though, and I always notice I'm extra cautious when I wear it! I even color coordinated my nail polish... rose gold and dusty pink glitter! 
Morganite - KaelahBee.com - Outfit of the Day
Morganite - KaelahBee.com - Outfit of the Day
We've been gearing up for the most insane two (three? six?) weeks of our lives... when I think about the work load that awaits me in December I just want to keel over and die haha I can't tell you how much of a blessing it is to be totally swamped with work around the holidays (especially as a self-employed gal), but man oh man I'm going to need a month long reprieve come January. I'm taking everything I can get though, because I've got some tricks up my sleeve for the new year. Has anyone else been thinking about their "resolutions" for the New Year? I flip/flop with how I feel about resolutions with each passing year, but I think at the core they're really great. Mike and I have been talking about what we want our 2014 to look like in terms of new habits and all that jazz. The front-runner right now is "bookkeeping"... Phew! I'm the worst at it. I hate it. I hate bookkeeping so much. But I know it'll benefit us so much when it's tax time, and time to rethink our business strategies. If any of you have any advice or recommendations on resources, we'd love to hear them! QuickBooks terrifies me but I'm wondering if I just shouldn't dive in again?
Morganite - KaelahBee.com - Outfit of the Day
Morganite - KaelahBee.com - Outfit of the Day
Today we're putting our skirt under the tree and assembling Toby's advent calendar. Hopefully if everything goes as planned I can share it on Friday! We're focusing on activities so that we can develop traditions with Toby as the years pass. It's probably silly to say "Well this is going to be a tradition!" when you haven't even done it yet (or have only done it once!), but we want to ensure there's a lot of family time shared between the holidays. It's fun to have something to look forward to.

If you're in Nashville, stop by the What The Truck mobile market on Saturday, November 30th! Honeybean will be set up with some of Nashville's finest mobile retailers and food trucks... we'll be in East Nashville on Main Street from 11am til 4pm. I promise you won't be able to miss us! We're unveiling some great new pieces that would make lovely holiday gifts. And we might even have some grab bags! If you want more details, feel free to get in touch! xo

Forever dress via Marshall's
Belt from another dress
Skull bangles via Karmaloop
No Nonsense tights
Vintage loafers

20 comments:

  1. Oh no! What happened to your other engagement ring? I clicked on your link but it just took me to amazon :( This is a really pretty outfit. I hope you get that break come january!

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    1. Sorry! Skim Links adds in random links and I never know what they'll choose to link haha I need to check my settings!

      As for my first ring - as ironic as it is, I ran it over with a stationary bike. We were moving out of our loft in downtown almost 2 years ago and I took it off so I wouldn't damage it... then it got knocked on the floor without us realizing and I ran it over with our exercise bike as I was moving it out of the loft. HA. it's funny now... after the fact... but I cried a lot. I still love it though and take it everywhere with me :)

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  2. I love this outfit! It's so pretty! Good luck with the busy upcoming holiday season! Mine is going to be insane, too, between more or less mandatory overtime at work, blogging, and deciding that I was only going to give homemade gifts this year (am I crazy???).

    I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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    1. Homemade gifts are THE best! Mike and I make something for each other every year, and a couple of years ago we did a 100% handmade Christmas. We baked, created, whipped up... the works! It's exhausting, but it's so rewarding to see someone open something YOU created, right?! Good luck lady! Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve!

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  3. I love this outfit! I really like how bright it is and the dress is absolutely gorgeous! I totally know how you fell with being careful with your jacket. I bought a dress a couple months ago and it was all lace up top and with me being not so small up in that region everything just started tearing! It's a shame because it fit me perfectly and was such a pretty dress! Oh well. I'm trying to think if there's anything I can do to make it wearable again! Good luck with What The Truck Mobile Market! If only I lived close I would totally stop over and buy a bunch of goodies!

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  4. i've always adored your ring :)

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  5. Love the dress, really suits..you..lovely ring..congrats. x

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk Jess. x

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  6. you're the most beautiful girl in the world! ♥

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  7. Love this outfit post. I've been thinking about resolutions but I really want it to be ones that I can manage and actually accomplish, haha. I'll get them figured out soon enough!

    PS: I added your blog to my Reading List. I hope you don't mind. Here is the link:

    http://kelsterjean.blogspot.com/2013/11/reading-list.html

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  8. I love this outfit!! Those tights are super cute! Where did you find them? I need them for a Christmas party!!

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  9. That little lace bomber jacket is fab. I need one. I love lace in any form. I cannot comprehend how some people aren't into it.

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  10. I do love Your lace jacket :D it's so so lovely and goes so well with this dress!!

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  11. Love love love that lacy jacket/cardigan... but it's definitely not going to keep you warm! Brrr. You're tough to run errands in late November without a coat!

    -Madelyn
    www.onebluebicycle.blogspot.com

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  12. my ring is a morganite too! and I've never loved another ring more :)

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  13. I love this look and it does (in the best way because I loved them) remind me of your engagement and wedding looks.

    Also, re:Quickbooks. I sincerely think it is an insanely powerful tool for small businesses and is only as complicated as you want it to be. Just me, but I would seriously recommend trying it again and taking a seminar or paying for a session with a Quickbooks consultant. Might seem pricey up-front, but would be very worth it. And really an hour or two ( and maybe another hour a few weeks later if you have come up with more questions) would solve any issues.

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  14. Lovee your dress! And the jacket looks awesome :)

    http://afairynamedfay.blogspot.com

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  15. UGHGHGHHG Bookkeeping. Just kill me. My husband once said that he wanted to be an accountant and I'm like... have you ever even taken an accounting class? He can hardly even balance our checkbook. Men... I'll tell ya.

    You look great, by the way. Love the "doily with sleeves". It looks so delicate and pretty.

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  16. Super cute!! I guess bookkeeping is one area I'm lucky that things are still so small scale, haha. I have one of those ledger books and I write down any payments I receive and any receipts I buy as soon as possible and a folder with all the receipts. I hope it continues to work when my business explodes with awesome next year (I'm determined, it has to happen, lol) or I might cry, haha. I was an accounting major for a year so to me it makes sense to me and so much more simple than the last time I attempted to use Quickbooks or anything similar.

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