My 2018 Holiday Fashion Lookbook + VIDEO

Hello and Happy 2019!!! I really wanted to have this post up before the clock hit midnight on January 1st but to be completely honest, I was spending some time off of social media to enjoy quality time with friends and family over the holidays. These are some of my holiday outfits and outfit inspirations from this past season that I believe will also carry over to the next holiday season!

First is the whole lookbook video followed by still photos.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! I am so excited to see what 2019 brings.

xx Bella


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outfit : top – Zuiki (similar) | pants – Zara (similar) | booties- Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

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outfit : jumpsuit- Zara (similar) | belt – vintage shoes – Target (similar)

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outfit : jacket – Zara (similar) | dress – Zara (similar) | belt – Off White | boots – Zara (similar)

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outfit : Blazer – Vintage Saks (similar) | jeans – Free People | boots – Zara (similar)

 

LATE INTRO – WHO AM I? : VIDEO

Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t know me / have never met me before, here I am, on video! Sitting down and talking to the camera is a very difficult thing for me to do. (I’ll keep practicing and hopefully get better!) As a tween, I had a YouTube channel and my classmates found out and I was so embarrassed that I took it down. Now that I am more mature and don’t care what people think, I am trying this whole thing all over again.

My goal as of now is not to become instantly famous, but is to get my name out there with a presence on YouTube. I will continue to post on my blog, bellalightner.com, must expand my content onto this platform as well. I plan on creating lookbooks, vlogs, fun fashion related videos, and just really sitting down and talking type videos. I am really excited to work on some things in this kind of different format and I am hoping for the best with this!

VLOG 3 : EUROPE – IRELAND, ITALY – WINTER 2017/18

Hello and thank you for clicking on this video! I recently got back from a trip to Europe with my family. We went to Dublin, Ireland, Milan, Florence, and Rome, Italy. I decided to keep music out of this video because I loved the sounds of the videos too much. I wanted to give a realistic vibe on what I heard when I was there. From church music to honking cars to my family yelling at each other.  I had the most amazing time touring around these places and I am so thankful for my family for taking me here on my Christmas vacation from college.

BLOG POSTS FROM THIS TRIP

DUBLIN, IRELAND

MILAN, ITALY

FLORENCE, ITALY

ROME, ITALY

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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VLOG 1 : SUMMER 2017 ROAD TRIP – NEW ORLEANS, PANAMA CITY BEACH, ST. AUGUSTINE, SAVANNAH

Hi! Thanks so much for watching my video. I have never done anything like this before in fear of what people would think or if people would even watch. I realized how much I love looking back on good memories and thought this would be a fun way to do so. I am so awkward in this video because I’m not used to this but, I had fun with it and plan to make more and hopefully get more comfortable talking to the camera in public places.

BLOG POSTS FROM TRIP :

NEW ORLEANS

PANAMA CITY BEACH

ST. AUGUSTINE

SAVANNAH