Comfy Culottes

Hey guys! So I know I have been slightly MIA on the actual blog but I have been so busy trying to work as much as I can before I head back to school next month. For some reason I haven’t been as inspired as usual and I want to make sure each post is quality and not just quantity. I should be posting more often very soon as I have some exciting things lined up. I am also in the progress of bettering one of my social media channels so keep following along!

This outfit is one that I wear so often because it is just the right amount of chic in a casual everyday look. These culottes are so loud and fun, keeping my look fashion forward. Culottes are seriously like a staple piece for me. I love the way they fit on my body and how easy they are to style! My simple tee brings the look back to normal making it perfect for almost any situation.

Again, please keep following me for more exciting things to come, I am working so hard to put out good quality work for you all. Thank you for all the support and thanks to Sara Clance for these bomb photos!

xx Bella


tee : Marc Jacobs (similar) | pants : Zara (similar) | shoes : Steve Madden “Jaylen” (similar) | sunglasses : Nordstrom

photographer – Sara Clance (Facebook)

Pink Bodysuit

Hey everyone! I feel like all of my blog posts lately have been featuring more high-end designers and thought that I should break it up a bit by featuring some more affordable pieces.

This bodysuit is currently my favorite clothing item right now. It is perfect for a night out and actually fits my 6-foot-self! I love the deep v for layering up on delicate necklaces. I styled it with a black denim lace up skirt and black booties. However, it would also look cute with light-washed jeans and sandals.

xx Bella


bodysuit : Etiquette Boutique – (extremely similar) | skirt : Kendall & Kylie via Pacsun (similar) | earrings : Gorjana | necklace : Etiquette Boutique – (similar) | boots – Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

stylist / creative director / model – Bella Lightner

photographer – Rian Stallbaumer

Off the Grid

Hello and happy Monday!

I decided to put up another shorter post like my last one because of the CRAZY amount of content I had up during Kansas City Fashion Week recently. My blog, I felt like, needed a breather!

I am slowly transitioning into Spring with this outfit by pairing a light flowy top and sandals with jeans. This top is from Munelle de Vie who I represented at KCFW at the Thursday night runway show, here. I think that mixing and matching clothing items from two different seasons is the best way to transition!

xx Bella


top : Munelle de Vie | jeans : Zara (similar) | sandals : Vince Camuto (similar)

stylist / creative director / model – Bella Lightner

photographer – David Lightner

Elephant in the Room

As many of you know, I love to collaborate with brands and desginers on blog posts! I had the honor of collaborating with Christie Nelson of AnnMann Designs. Her pieces are full of detail so I chose to keep this look simple to focus on that.

These pieces are from her S/S’17 collection that was shown at Kansas City Fashion Week last fall. Her collection was inspired by endangered species and each model represented a different animal. Below are some photos shot by Sara Clance and I am wearing the elephant inspired pieces from that collection.

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jewelry : AnnMann Designs (Facebook)| top : Zara (similar) | jeans : Zara (similar)

stylist / creative director / model – Bella Lightner

photographer – Sara Clance (Facebook) 

#KCFW F/W’17 Launch + Fundraising Event at Kendra Scott – Outfit

Hello!! I am in such a great mood because the Kansas City Fashion Week F/W’17 festivities have FINALLY begun! If you don’t know this already, I have been accepted to be an official member of the media team for KCFW! I have modeled in the past nine seasons of KCFW and have decided to change my path and see the other side of the runway.

The Kansas City Fashion Week launch and fundraising event took place at the Kendra Scott store in Leawood, Kansas yesterday. 20% of sales went to Kansas City Fashion Council which is “a non-profit that promotes the local industry by bringing together all aspects of the Fashion community to share knowledge and resources”. This was such a fun event and a great way to kick off fashion week while supporting a wonderful cause at the same time.

with Elise Hardenburger of Luna Elise – photo by Larry F. Levenson 

What better place to wear my Kendra Scott earrings than to an event at a Kendra Scott store! The cobalt blue Skylar earrings (discontinued) went perfect with my two piece set. I purchased this geometric set in Los Angeles last summer and I have FINALLY gained the confidence to wear it out. It’s a loud outfit and definitely catches people’s’ attention. I think that it is so much fun to wear together and to mix and match the pieces. Also, for this look, I got to work with a photographer I’ve never worked with before! Sara Clance is absolutely amazing and I love the shots we got! Check out her website here, and her Facebook page, here (we shot some other looks too, stay tuned)!

xx Bella

p.s. – stay tuned everyday this week for a new blog post! 🙂

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top & skirt : Rachel by Rachel Roy | shoes : Jeffrey Campbell | earrings : Kendra Scott (exact color in this style is discontinued unfortunately)

stylist / creative director / model – Bella Lightner

photographer – Sara Clance (Facebook)


Business Casual

Hey guys! I don’t own a whole lot of business clothing so when it comes to interviews I am out of luck. However, I just purchased these orange-brown pants from Zara and I love them so much. They make a simple white tee look professional and are super comfy! I also do not care at all that they are a Fall color, I will wear them year round.

xx Bella


shirt : Nordstrom | vest : Etiquette Boutique | pants : Zara | booties : Rebecca Minkoff

stylist / creative director / model – Bella Lightner

photographer – David Lightner