Comfy Kimono Style

Happy Wednesday Friends!  I can’t believe that summer is coming to an end.  Shalese and I go back to work in two weeks and we are trying to soak up every minute of summer before it’s over.  I am so grateful I have a job that allows me to have summers off, it has been so fun spending this summer with Camden.  Going through summer pregnant while chasing a toddler around has been a fun and exhausting experience.  I have found that I am rummaging through my closet daily to try to find something that is comfortable, covering, fashionable, and not too hot.  This has been quite the task, but I have found that Kimonos are a perfect way to help me feel a bit more covered without adding too much heat.  This Kimono that I found at Kohls has been perfect for my pregnancy.  I wear it over simple t-shirts (as shown below) and I have also worn it over my swimsuit to add a little extra coverage (as shown below).  Whether you are pregnant and want to cover up a little or want to add a fun twist to an outfit, a Kimono is a fun way to do so!  I have included a few of my favorite Kimonos below, all of which are currently under $25!

Kimono Over a Swimsuit

A few of my favorite Kimonos (all under $25):

Love ya’ll, have a great week!
Whit

Trendy Ruffle Top

Good Morning Loves,

I don’t know about you but I feel like this summer has been overflowing with trips and fun galore!  My family and I have been able to go on many vacations creating some precious memories with our two sweet girls we will look back on and treasure.  Our cuties are now at the age where vacationing with them is super fun because they want to be out and about doing things with us.  With that being said, time flies when you are having fun and this means that fall fashion trends are around the corner!  I love transitioning from summer fashion to fall.  I’m starting to clean my closet out now, donating outdated clothing so that I can justify (to myself and hubby) buying new fall items to cram into my closet.

My first new addition is this darling ruffle sweetheart applique top from Glowing Gold Boutique.  The first time I wore this out and about I received two compliments from different strangers within twenty minutes (that is when you know your purchase was well worth the hours spent de-junking for extra closet space).  This rust-colored top is perfect for any occasion.  I love the feeling of the material and the fit!  I’m super into ruffles right now and I love the fact that I can have a fall look with some ruffle applique to top it off!  I hope after reading this, you feel inspired to donate some of your old closet items and start adding some fresh new fall pieces to your wardrobe!  To get started, checkout Glowing Gold and enter the code: polishedpearls at checkout for 25% off your purchase!  Not going to lie, I will be using this code for some more fall pieces myself because they have some darling items that are just waiting for a home:)!!!  I better go and do some closet cleaning for some more justification.

Happy Tuesday Polished Pearls!

Love,

Shalese

Featured Top:

Ruffle Top

What to Pair with Ruffle Top:

–Mixture of gold and silver bangles and pearl bracelets–

–Large gold earrings–

–Distressed Jeggings or Jeans–

–Platform Sandals or Booties–

The Polished Pearls- Featuring My Sister’s Closet Boutique

The Polished Pearls:

    

Growing up together we always felt like we had similar styles and similar body types.  Sharing clothes with each other was a love/hate relationship.  We loved having double the wardrobe, but our sister instincts would take over when new clothes arrived and were ready to wear.  Of course, we constantly fought over who wore what and when.  It was like playing a game of tug-of-war, trying to figure out whose event was most important because this was always the deciding factor on which one of us got to wear the new item first. 

Starting this blog has given us an opportunity to explore our styles and body types more, and we have found that we both share some similarities but a lot of differences.  For example, Whitney has an hourglass figure and her style is more classy with some glam.  Whereas, Shalese has a rectangular figure and her style is more edgy/casual.  Who knew?  My Sister’s Closet has been one of our favorite boutiques and websites ever since it opened because we feel like they really focus on providing trendy clothing for various styles, body types, and ages of women.  

Our looks we created using these darling dresses found on My Sister’s Closet’s website were inspired by what we have personally learned about our body types and styles.  Just like a polished pearl takes time to be created in a clam, we have taken time to figure out what clothing works for our uniqueness and individuality.  Every “pearl” is unique in different shapes and sizes but all are beautiful.  Take time to find your personal style!  

Shalese

Rectangle body types look great with flowing dresses, so she picked My Sister’s Closet’s Oatmeal Crotchet Detail Dress ($34.00 before discount code).  Her style is a bit more casual so she paired it with this amazing turquoise, red and gold necklace and these fabulous platforms!

                      

Whitney

Hourglass body types work great with a well-defined waist.  Although Whit is prego, and is growing a darling baby bump, defining the waist still looks best with her body type.  She picked My Sister’s Closet’s Ivory Lace Fit Flare Dress ($42.00 before discount).  Because her style is a bit more classy, she paired it with floral heels and gold jewelry, then completed it with a tan Prada hand bag.

                  

**We strongly suggest exploring My Sister’s Closet’s new arrivals because they have some amazing pieces worthy of adding to any wardrobe!  We were as excited as an eager kid in a candy store as we explored all the different pieces on their website.  Right now, My Sister’s Closet is offering our followers 10% off their entire purchase by using code POLISHEDPEARLS at checkout.  We hope all you pearls enjoy!

Love,

Shalese and Whitney

–The Polished Pearls Sisters– 

Trendy Summer Romper

Hey Lovelies, 

Just the other day I was rushing out the door like a mad woman, trying to go swimming with my girls before nap time (a must) and I realized I had nothing trendy to wear over my suit. There are those times you have a closet full of clothing but somehow have “nothing” to wear, but this was not one of those times. I literally had NOTHING to wear! I ended up having to scrounge it up with some old jean shorts and a much loved softball tournament t-shirt. Talk about feeling frumpy! At that frantic moment, one thought came to mind… search for some fashionable items to wear to the pool ASAP!

On sizzlin summer days my girls and I love to get our splash on, have some fun in the sun, and then run daily errands. With this colorful romper I am able to do all of the above! The best part about wearing this trendy outfit is not having to stop back at home to change.

I’ve always longed for a romper, but have never found one that doesn’t make me look like a five year old girl. I want to feel comfortable in anything and everything I wear. Luckily, I came by a website called CUDDY STUDIOS and was able to add this precious pearl to my summer collection! 

Now I can feel trendy and stylish no matter where our summer takes us!

Because you all are such amazing loyal Polished Pearl followers, we wanted to partner up with CUDDY STUDIOS to show our appreciation! CUDDY STUDIOS is offering all of us 50% off our order at checkout using code: SHOP50

Featured Romper: Zoe– Coastal Print

Love Always,

Shalese

Luxurious Laser-Cut Dress

Living in Utah brings on some interesting things:
1.) Weather is ever so changing
2.) Interesting names that I never know how to pronounce
3.) Picked over children’s clothing on the daily
4.) Within an hour of each other you can visit the mountains, sand dunes, a lake, or a big city full of high rises.

It truly is a place full of beauty and fun! I love living here but it makes finding the right clothing for the climate changes difficult. I feel like I am looking at the weather app every morning to see if it is going to be freezing cold or smoldering hot… Thankfully I found this darling dress from CUDDY STUDIOS with laser-cut diamonds that has made my life so much easier in the morning when I’m searching for something to wear, no matter what the weather brings!

We are thrilled to tell our followers about what Cuddy Studios is offering all of us… 50% off code site-wide!  

Enter SHOP50 at checkout to receive your discount.

Dress Featured: CUDDY SIMONE DRESS – NAVY LASER CUT DIAMONDS

Have a lovely Tuesday Friends!

Love,

The Polished Pearls Sister– Shalese

Perfect Spring Dress for ANY Body Type

Many of you probably found out on Instagram that I am expecting baby number two!  We couldn’t be more excited!  I am due October 15th and am currently 17 weeks along.  Everyone always says that you get bigger faster with your second, this has been completely accurate with my current experience.  I have been trying to find clothes that are both comfortable and flattering to my new prego body shape and it has been a bit of a challenge.  This fashionable spring dress from Cuddy Studios gave me the bright colors I needed for Spring, some much needed comfort, some very much need style, and the length is perfect!  Though it is not meant to be a maternity dress, I am excited to be able to wear it before, during and after pregnancy!  Since it isn’t SUPER warm here in Utah yet (depending on the day), I paired it with both a grey cardigan and white jacket.  A few weeks ago, while visiting NYC I discovered the cutest boutique in SOHO and found these sandals.  I wear them with EVERYTHING!

We couldn’t be happier to tell our followers about what Cuddy Studios is offering all of us… 50% off code site-wide!  Enter SHOP50 at checkout to receive your discount.  I am amazed at the quality, comfort and style of their items I have ordered so far and can’t wait to get my hands on more!

Dress Featured: Jordan Dress with the Trivet Print

Have a wonderful week friends!

Love,
Whit

Feature Friday: Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gift

I love the smell of fresh roses but hate the fact that they only last a few days. I am a sucker for romance but have always preferred a lasting gift (like jewelry) over something that shrivels so quickly.

We are soooo excited to announce that our Feature Friday this week is Hand Stamped Gold. With Valentine’s coming up we wanted to share this gift idea with all of you. We were looking for a gift that would be a bit more meaningful this Valentine’s Day.  The traditional flowers and chocolates get a little old and these necklaces will last and have thoughtfulness written all over them “literally.” We reached out to Hand Stamped Gold and told them that we wanted something personalized but weren’t sure exactly what we were looking for.  We gave them our name and husband’s name as well as our anniversary date, this is what they came up with and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

Use code val15 for 15% off your order now through Valentine’s Day!

Shalese’s Necklace:

Whit’s Necklace

You can have yours personalized to you any way you want! 

Not only are our necklaces special to us but our hubbies love these as well. We feel proud when we wear them because they are a symbol of our everlasting love.

The options are endless! Whether you are looking for a thoughtful gift for a: birthday, loved one, Valentine’s, thank you, anniversary, friendship, or just for you these necklaces are perfect. Dainty jewelry is so in right now and we are obsessed with layering necklaces. I can’t wait to treat myself and others with this amazing find!

 

Happy Weekend Loves!

Shalese and Whitney

Fashion Beauty Health Blog Makeover 2017

Whit and I have spent countless hours reflecting with each other on what the purpose of our blog is.  We have never wanted our blog to be surface level.  After discussing this, we have come to the conclusion that the reason we started this blog in the first place was to help educate women in beauty, fashion, and health.  We both have different strengths in these areas but one strength we share is our God-given gift to educate.  We are both teachers and feel we’ve found our calling in life.  This being said, we are making some exciting changes to thepolishedpearls.com!

Each month we will have a focus on fashion, beauty and health.  Throughout the month you will examine yourself and find out where you fit best in all three of these areas based off of the months objective.  At the end of the month, you will have the opportunity to reflect on what you have learned, answer questions, and get a free Polished Pearls recommendation list personalized for you!  This journey will help educate you on YOUR style both in beauty and fashion, and YOUR health beliefs, enabling you to live a life full of confidence and love for yourself and others.  We are sooooo excited to take this adventure with you and are here as a support along the way!

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Love The Polished Pearls Sisters,

Shalese and Whitney