Blue Faux Fur Jacket : Como Collabs Meetup 1

Sometimes it is hard to find the creative people in such a big-small town. Columbia, Missouri is small yes, but full of college students. It is easy to get lost in the crowd and difficult to find your way out.

Two Sundays ago, I met up with a couple other people who all have a similar interest; creating art in some kind of form. Together we collaborated on small photoshoots and after made the group official. The CoMo Collaboratives is “a community of creatives living in Columbia, MO”. Be sure to follow the official Instagram account and if you live in COMO come to a meet up or use the hashtag #comocollabs to be featured.

I ended up loving these outfits especially after seeing these shots. I matched the navy from my velvet striped pants to my faux fur leather jacket from Missguided. I feel like I was giving off a retro vibe with the flares. It was absolutely freezing so I won’t be breaking this outfit again until it warms up here pretty soon!

Photos are split up by Photographer. First is Rachel Leigh then Kassidy Jones and last Lexi Churchill. **There will be a part 2 post from this same meet up tomorrow 

xx Bella

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photographer : Rachel Leigh

model feature : Brooke Richardson


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photographer : Kassidy Jones

model feature : Brooke Richardson & Eliott Shearhart


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photographer : Lexi Churchill


jacket : Missguided (similar) | pants : Zara (similar) | top : H&M (similar) | shoes : H&M (similar) | belt : Vintage (similar) | earrings : Forever 21 (similar)

Derby Darling

As the 143rd Kentucky Derby is quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to do a Derby inspired look. Going to this has been on my bucket list forever and will continue to stay there until I get to go…someday.

This pastel blue dress is the perfect dress for the occasion. It is a beautiful color for spring and I love the mix of ruffles and lace. PLUS- it is on sale for under $30 here!!! I paired it with simple white strappy heels and OF COURSE, a big, beautiful hat! I wanted the hat to match the shoes and this white one was perfect. I am honestly not a fan of hats but it was a Derby necessity so I had to. At the end, I actually loved how the hat looked!

Also- I got to shoot with a new photographer, Emily Steele! This woman is so talented and hilarious she was making me laugh during our entire shoot. Stay tuned for more looks that we shot coming soon. Check out her Facebook page, here, and her website, here.

xx Bella

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dress : Missguided | hat : (similar) | shoes : Mix No. 6


photographer – Emily Steele

Romantic Fun

Hello, hello all and happy Valentine’s Day! If we’re being honest, I have always disliked this holiday because I think we should treat each other with love everyday instead of once a year. ANYWAYS, the only reason I am posting an outfit related to this day is because I am obsessed with this new red skirt I have recently purchased! I have worn it so many times already and pairing it with this sheer top makes for a Happy Valentine’s (or GALentine’s) Day and a fun time.

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top – Missguided | skirt – Missguided | bralette : Brandy Melville | shoes : Rebecca Minkoff | earrings : It’s a Beautiful Day


stylist / creative director / model – Bella Lightner

photographer – Cierra Bergen