OOTD : 2/14/19

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.

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mesh top : Missguided (similar) | sparkly top : H&M (similar) | pants : Etiquette Boutique | shoes : Fila Disruptor II

Fuchsia Snake Dress

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!

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dress : Zara | boots : Sandro Ferrone

photos : Audrey Lockwood

Night Out Dress in the Daytime

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!

xx Bella

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photographer : Audrey Lockwood

dress : Missguided (similar) | blouse : Zara (similar) | shoes : Jeffrey Campbell

Pink Python

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!

xx Bella


jumpsuit : Free People | top : H&M (similar) | shoes : Dolce Vita | sunglasses : Vintage (similar) | hat : H&M (similar)

photographer : Madi Dombrowski (Instagram)

Snakeskin Summer

Happy June!!

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!

xx Bella


shorts : H&M | top : H&M (similar)| booties : Matisse (similar) | necklace : (similar) | earrings : (similar) 

photographer : Brooke Richardson