Modern Canadian Tuxedo

One of my absolute favorite things to do is to create a denim Canadian tuxedo. All you need is a good denim jacket and blue jeans. However, I did not bring any of my denim jackets to Italy with me and I have so many at home, buying another one sounded kind of ridiculous. I did stumble upon this fringe crop top while out shopping in Florence and had the idea! It came with the white tee underneath and I paired it with jeans and wow- a modern, Canadian tux!

xx Bella

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Feminine Rocker Tee

Happy Weekend! This type of outfit is a go to for me, especially this summer (it’s been grossly hot). I love pairing a feminine skirt with a graphic, or rocker tee to make the perfect outfit to go from day to night. I wear graphic tees like it’s my religion and I love pairing them with unexpected pieces. Also lately, red has been a favorite color pop of mine. I feel like it can make you stand out in the best way possible.

I got to shoot this look with fellow fashion and lifestyle blogger, Abby Liudahl. She is such a sweetheart and so talented, I can’t wait to collaborate with her again soon!

xx Bella

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photographer : Abby Liudahl


tee : Forever 21 | skirt : Etiquette Boutique (similar) | boots : Via Spiga (similar) | earrings : Nasty Gal | sunglasses : Sunglass LA

Hub Day – H Collective – Kansas City

I am so glad that H Collective was having a Hub Day meet-up in Kansas City! I ended up going and met tons of amazing creatives. I got to shoot with about ten different photographers. It is so cool to see how each one has a different view and inspiration for the same outfit/pose. I only have images back from 2 photographers so far but as more come my way I will update this post!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @bellalightner to keep up with everything else with my life!

xx Bella

*photos are separated by photographer

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photographer : Brooklyn Boyer


photographer : josephhjr


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photographer : Eric Loethen


jacket : Marshalls (similar) | shirt : Arizona Trading Company – vintage | jeans : Current/Elliott (similar) | shoes : Target (similar)

Dear 2017

Dear 2017,

Thank you for being so amazing and for giving me so many incredible opportunities and experiences.

This year has been THE absolute best year of my life so far. There were times when things got really hard and it was difficult to stay motivated but overall, I would not change anything that happened this year.

In 2017, I covered two seasons of Kansas City Fashion Week as official media and one of those seasons I worked as a stylist – pulling 18 looks for the runway and 2 looks for a window display at the Oak Park Mall in collaboration with the Kansas City Chiefs. I was invited on the first official KCFW cruise as media and a model. In February of this year, I covered a collaborative photoshoot for my blog and my article was published in Kansas City Fashion Collaboratives Magazine. Throughout the year I continued to work part time at Etiquette Boutique as a sales associate and started working part time at MOD On Trend. At Stephens College, I modeled in the 73rd annual fashion show. This Summer, Lee Jeans invited me to attend the music festival Boulevardia in KC as a blogger. Also this summer, I had an internship with Melanie Knopke, previous editor in chief of Simply KC Magazine, where I learned a lot about the industry and got a more up close look on how things really work. Throughout this year I collaborated with brands and designers such as Jord Watches, BootayBag, Rich Apparels, Lee Jeans, and L’Occitane. I also attended other various fashion shows and events such as Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week in Bentonville, AR, Flyover Fashion Fest in Iowa City, IA, Travis Kelce’s “Walk the Walk”, and the Kritiq in Kansas City.

2017 has been incredible and I am so grateful for everything that I have done and every opportunity that I have received. In 2018, my goal is to increase the quality and quantity  of my content, rebrand my entire website and aesthetic, work and collaborate with more photographers and brands, attend more fashion related events, and much MUCH more.

Thank you so much to every single person and company I have worked with this year and to everyone who follows me and reads this blog. This has taken over my life and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Happy New Year and stay tuned!

xx Bella

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