Yellow and Blue

This outfit was so much fun to shoot and I absolutely love the outcome. I paired this thrifted button up blouse with my favorite cobalt blue plaid pants from Free People to keep the look light and then added black accessories, a dog shaped purse, chunky Fila sneakers, and a tube top, to make it more of a grungy feel.

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pants : Free People (similar)| blouse : thirfted (similar) | tube top : (similar) | shoes : Fila | purse : Chopin Roma

OOTD : 1/7/19 – Neon Walmart Find

Hi! So usually when I post OOTD posts I just post the photos but I must share this little tip! I was at our local Walmart and saw some sweatshirts and basic tees and I had the brilliant idea of styling them. These are probably meant for people who work in construction as they were all neon green, yellow, and orange. I bought an oversized orange hoodie- cut it up a bit, and styled it into an on trend outfit. Also…it was only $9!

xx Bella

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sweatshirt : Walmart | jeans : Current Elliot | shoes : Nike Air Force I

Location is not always key

Hi! I used to get really down about living in the Midwest and not having the most beautiful architecture to shoot with or have good locations to take blog photos but overall, that doesn’t really matter. Unfortunately, I didn’t even realize that until I arrived in Florence, Italy- one of the most beautiful places in the world in my opinion. With the right eye, you can make just about anything cool.

I wanted to prove this thought with the photo below. I shot this sitting on my shower floor with a self timer on my iPhone. With the right eye and editing, I made this shower photo a lot cooler than it really was.

If you’re feeling stuck, don’t be afraid to get weird and creative. You could produce some of the coolest photos in the ugliest places.

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Seeing Stars

This year I have been insanely invested in my horoscope and zodiac signs in general (fun fact, I’m a Scorpio)! This outfit is one of my favorites I have put together because it reminds me of astrology! This printed blouse from Nasty Gal is literally covered in stars but I paired an excessive amount of silver accessories and accents to keep the space-y, whimsical aesthetic. This outfit is not complete without the jewelry and other accessories (bobby pins, hardware on skirt, bag); sometimes, it can be a good thing to over-do it with accessories and break away from the trendy “minimalistic” style.

xx Bella

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top : Nasty Gal (similar) | skirt : Missguided (similar) |earrings : Nasty Gal | necklace : vintage (similar)

photographer : Brooklyn Boyer

Ball-Pit Color-Block

I saw this super tacky, rainbow, color block dress on Nasty Gal and fell in love with how weirdly loud it was so obviously, it was an instant purchase. I knew that this was made for some kind of “out there” shoot and had just the idea.

Channeling my inner McDonald’s play-place loving self, I did a photoshoot in a ball pit. I was inspired by the ugly location challenge and haven’t seen anything like this. I worked with the super talented Jordan Marc and he made my ball pit dreams a reality. Definitely give his work a look, it’s incredible! I am so glad I got to meet and work with such a down to earth creative person.

Hope you enjoy these childish, bright images below. I plan on creating more high quality, editorial-like content very soon.

xx Bella


dress : Nasty Gal | belt : Gucci | hat : Target (similar) | boots : Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | jacket : vintage (similar)

photographer : Jordan Marc