I was inspired by 90s fashion for this outfit! I layered a sparkly top over a mesh shirt with a chunky necklace to keep that Paris Hilton vibe alive and added the most amazing lavender snakeskin flares to make it fashionable. To top off the look, I threw on my favorite pair of chunky white sneakers that I wear like everyday.
mesh top : Missguided (similar) | sparkly top : H&M (similar) | pants : Etiquette Boutique | shoes : Fila Disruptor II
Long time, no post…. I was doing so well with posting regularly and keeping up to date but then life just kind of happened. If I’m being totally honest it is 10:00 P.M. right now and I’m writing and uploading all of my delayed blog posts to be scheduled accordingly so I can catch up. That was one of my 2019 resolutions and even though I got behind, I’d rather catch up than give up.
In these photos I am wearing this beautiful wrap mini dress that I bought at Zara while I was in Italy. The dress alone is pretty loud so I just paired it with some boots and called it good!
dress : Zara | boots : Sandro Ferrone
photos : Audrey Lockwood
SO… I have recently realized that the majority of my closet is denim, white t-shirts, and going out (party) dresses. The first two in that category make an easy everyday outfit but why leave out those party dresses? For this blog post, I wanted to style a look that acts as kind of a guide on how to wear you going out dresses in the daytime and for everyday wear.
For this outfit, I chose my absolute favorite, go-to party dress I own. It’s tight, bold, and stretchy (therefore comfortable and can be shared with multiple friends). ALSO- I think I only paid a whopping $9 for it on Missguided!
To make this sexy dress more daytime, or even business, appropriate, I paired it underneath a white button up blouse giving it a more sophisticated aesthetic. However, to keep it fun and moving from day to night, I paired it with a funky pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes.
This little trick can be done with almost any party dress, whether you wear something underneath, throw on a blazer or jacket, or pull a skirt over the bottom half. Don’t be afraid to get creative here!
photographer : Audrey Lockwood
dress : Missguided (similar) | blouse : Zara (similar) | shoes : Jeffrey Campbell
jacket : CiSono (similar) | top : Karl Lagerfeld | skirt : I.AM.GIA (similar) | booties : H&M (similar)
jumpsuit : Free People (similar) | belt : vintage (similar) | top : Brandy Melville (similar)
pants : thrifted (similar) | top : Forever 21 (similar) | jacket : Forever 21 | belt : vintage (similar) | shoes : Via Spiga (similar)
top : I.AM.GIA | skirt : I.AM.GIA
Online it says that this jumpsuit is red but in real life, it is totally pink… it also made for a cooler title. However, I obsessed over this statement piece for what felt like the longest time and I finally caved and purchased it. I ordered it online and when it came in the mail it didn’t actually fit how I imagined it would but I made it work.
I paired this snakeskin print jumpsuit with a white button up top underneath to make it more casual and wearable along with my favorite loafer slides. I have a couple other outfit combinations I plan on trying with this to edge it up a bit in the future.
This is another look that I shot with Madi Dombrowski and the last pic is one we took just for fun because that’s how I wanted to wear it originally but it’s just a bit too big and flowy for that.
I also wore this jumpsuit on my recent trip to New Orleans in a somewhat similar way and you can see that here!
jumpsuit : Free People | top : H&M (similar) | shoes : Dolce Vita | sunglasses : Vintage (similar) | hat : H&M (similar)
photographer : Madi Dombrowski (Instagram)
Hey everyone, I know it has been a hot second since I’ve posted on my actual blog but it has been so difficult lately to find time to shoot! I finally had a free day and my blogger bestie Brooke and I got to squeeze in a quick photoshoot.
Right when H&M launched their most recent ad campaign I knew that I needed these snakeskin print shorts. They are so much fun and pretty out there so I paired them with a plain white top and white booties. I think that keeping the rest of the outfit simple really helps to focus on the trendy shorts.
I have a couple of blog posts lined up for this month so stay tuned. You can sign up for my emails or, if you don’t already, follow my Instagram account, @bellalightner, to keep up with my daily life!
shorts : H&M | top : H&M (similar)| booties : Matisse (similar) | necklace : (similar) | earrings : (similar)
photographer : Brooke Richardson