Styling Flare Jeans

Styling Flare Jeans

Greetings. Can anyone else appreciate an elastic waistband like me right now? Getting dressed has been a part of my daily routine since our work model continues to shifts between completely working at home to travel with restrictions. Although I have been getting dressed, I noticed that I was mostly wearing dresses. So you better believe I was super excited to dress up this lovely pair of  Pull-on Flare Jeans from Cato’s.

I love that the jeans have an elastic waist and flare bottom. Yes, flare bottoms are back. These jeans accentuate your waistline perfectly; if this is an area you are working on don’t worry they have a large selection of tunic tops that will complement these jeans as well. I paired them with a ruffled top bodysuit that can easily transition into the fall with a cardigan or blazer.

Let’s talk about the booties …they are lace-up, and I can wait to wear them with the perfect skirt. Cato’s offers online shopping, which is super convenient and easy. Just add to your cart and wait for it.

Belle Style Tip: Flare jeans can be paired with your favorite t-shirt, kimono, or blazer.  Add the perfect piece of jewelry and you are all set.

Happy shopping from Belle and the boys! 

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Belle’s All-Star Homemade French Fries

Belle’s All-Star Homemade French Fries

Paired here with my Southern Fried Catfish.

Greetings. I hope everyone is staying safe. I’m so ready for the fall and I am in full swing of putting up fall decor. I’m sharing with you all today my All-Star Homemade French Fries recipe. I think I have cooked these at least once a week since the pandemic and shared on my other channels. This recipe definitely deserves its own spot here on my blog. All of my family members love them when I serve them, so I am happy to be sharing with you all today. A couple of things I have changed over the years with my homemade fries is what I think is the game changer–leaving the skin on, self-rising flour, and flaky sea salt. Leaving the skin and the self-rising flour have taken the crunch factor to another level. I also love to add flaky sea salt as soon as they come out of the oil. You will see later I hand cut my fries everything is that love or just plain crazy. You tell me?

Belle’s Tip: Leave the skin on the potato; Just scrub the skin well with warm water.

 

Belle's Homemade French Fries

perfect for an appetizer or to serve with any meal. Try with my Lazy Pulled Pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Jumbo Russet Potatoes
  • 2 C Self Rising Flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • Cayenne Pepper to taste
  • Canola Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Cut potatoes and let soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water and let drain.
  • Season cut fries with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix flour and cornstarch together and then coat cut season cut potatoes with the flour mixture.
  • Fry for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oil and place on top of cooking rack on cookie sheet (place paper towel under rack. Then sprinkle with coarse sea salt lightly.

Notes

Healthier options: avoid coating with flour and fry in oil  10-15 minutes or air fryer for 30-40 minutes.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

 

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My #1 Must-Have Item for the Best Sleep

My #1 Must-Have Item for the Best Sleep

Greetings. I hope this post finds you in good spirits.  I’m here to tell you about how I put off getting a new mattress for way too long. We are still in the home stretch of knocking out our to-do list and we are so grateful to partner with Lull Mattress on Phase 2 of our bedroom makeover. While the average mattress lifespan is 7-10 years let’s just say we were well overdue for new mattresses. We have been knee-deep in so many other projects that we put upgrading our mattresses on the back burner. After too many restless nights we couldn’t put it off any longer. So we took to researching mattresses online to find the best mattress for us. After reading some of the 35,000+ reviews about Lull’s mattresses, and it has been the best choice for our health and happiness.

Buying a mattress online can be a daunting task, but Lull quickly eased our concerns. Lull offers no-contact, free delivery right to our doorstep, which made it so convenient to buy a new mattress from the comfort of our own home. A big concern of ours with buying a bed online was not being able to try out the mattress before-hand, but Lull offers a risk-free 100-night trial so we took comfort in knowing we could try out our Lull mattress at home and if we didn’t like it, the purchase would be risk-free. Lull has free returns, so we knew that if we didn’t love it, we’d receive a full refund. After doing our research it was clear that Lull takes all the guess-work out of choosing the right mattress, so this seemed like a no-brainer for us. 

We received a king-size Lull Mattress and Lull Foundation straight to our doorstep within just a few short days. As you will see below, the setup process was quick and easy. As I watched my new favorite mattress expand, I could not believe it had all fit in that small box. 

 

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Lull Mattresses are made with three layers of premier memory foam. This isn’t the kind of foam that sinks when you get in it; it actually rebounds so that as you move it moves with you. The 1st night sleep was different for each one of us. My husband was amazed at how cool the bed felt throughout the night and I attribute this to the gel-infused memory foam cooling top layer absorbs and distributes body heat while supporting pressure points. For me it has taken some getting used to it is definitely a sturdy mattress and I think because I have been sleeping on a worn pillow top for so long it took my body some time to adjust. Let’s just say the past week I have been sleeping like a baby. I fell asleep a few days ago at 7 PM. 

If it’s time for you to upgrade your mattress I highly recommend Lull as an excellent online high-quality option to choose from. Stay tuned for phase 3 of this bedroom reveal. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. Be blessed.

Thanks again, Lull. Omniley

 

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