OOTD : 10/14/18

Mixing prints and patterns is one of my favorite looks but sometimes I find it so difficult to accomplish correctly. This dress, luckily came with it done for me! I love the mix of stripes, polka dots, and florals. It is very feminine so I added some chunky white Fila Disruptors to add something different.

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dress : Giulia Rocchi | shoes : Fila Disruptor II

Racing Stripes and Checker Print

Hello Everyone!

I feel like I haven’t made a blog post in a while but in all honesty I have been so crazy busy preparing to leave for Italy next week! Making sure I spend time with my friends and family before I leave has been a huge priority of mine and it’s always good to take some time for yourself. However, I am here with a few more blog posts to get out before I leave in a short few days!

Lately, I have literally been OBSESSED with everything checker printed. I see this pattern absolutely everywhere and hopped on board real fast. For this look, I was heavily inspired by race cars and races. This jumpsuit is from Nasty Gal and I feel like it looks so complete with the denim check jacket from the Wild Fable line at Target right now. I paired it with my favorite Dad sneakers (my babies, my Fila Disruptor II’s). This outfit is so fun and such a good, go-to.

Shoutout to Abby Liudahl, my photographer and blogger babe, for taking these amazing shots!

xx Bella

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jumpsuit : Nasty Gal (similar) | jacket : Wild Fable Collection at Target | shoes : Fila Disruptor II

photographer : Abby Liudahl

Blue Faux Fur Jacket : Como Collabs Meetup 1

Sometimes it is hard to find the creative people in such a big-small town. Columbia, Missouri is small yes, but full of college students. It is easy to get lost in the crowd and difficult to find your way out.

Two Sundays ago, I met up with a couple other people who all have a similar interest; creating art in some kind of form. Together we collaborated on small photoshoots and after made the group official. The CoMo Collaboratives is “a community of creatives living in Columbia, MO”. Be sure to follow the official Instagram account and if you live in COMO come to a meet up or use the hashtag #comocollabs to be featured.

I ended up loving these outfits especially after seeing these shots. I matched the navy from my velvet striped pants to my faux fur leather jacket from Missguided. I feel like I was giving off a retro vibe with the flares. It was absolutely freezing so I won’t be breaking this outfit again until it warms up here pretty soon!

Photos are split up by Photographer. First is Rachel Leigh then Kassidy Jones and last Lexi Churchill. **There will be a part 2 post from this same meet up tomorrow 

xx Bella

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photographer : Rachel Leigh

model feature : Brooke Richardson


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photographer : Kassidy Jones

model feature : Brooke Richardson & Eliott Shearhart


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photographer : Lexi Churchill


jacket : Missguided (similar) | pants : Zara (similar) | top : H&M (similar) | shoes : H&M (similar) | belt : Vintage (similar) | earrings : Forever 21 (similar)

Banker Stripe

Hey!

I have always been pretty iffy about spending money on current trends but I really do love this blue and white stripe trend. I bought this blouse at Marshalls one day so it was decently inexpensive but still trendy and up-to-date. I paired this top with some of my favorite black distressed jeans and signature black booties (I’ll have to retire these soon sadly but it is getting so warm).

xx Bella

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top : Marshalls (similar) | jeans : Express | shoes : Rebecca Minkoff (similar)


stylist / creative director / model – Bella Lightner

photographer – David Lightner

Earth Day Overalls

Happy Earth Day!!🌎

I wanted to post something more fun and outdoorsy for today. This denim romper is so comfortable, I love it so much; and it’s ON SALE HERE!!! – who doesn’t love a good sale. I think pairing an off the shoulder top with some dungarees is super unique way to show some skin.

Earth Day is so important and is also a good excuse for us inside people, to go outside and enjoy some fresh air. These pictures were taken while I was in Eureka Springs, Arkansas last weekend at one of the many scenic overlooks.

After reading this go spend the day outside!!

xx Bella

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romper : Dance and Marvel ON SALE! | top : Etiquette Boutique (similar) | bandana : BP | bolo necklace : (similar)


stylist / creative director / model – Bella Lightner

photographer – David Lightner